Mei Chung, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Public Health & Community Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine

Mei Chung, PhD, MPH has a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology from the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and an MPH with dual concentrations on Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Social & Behaviroal Science from Boston University School of Public Health. She has extensive methodological expertise in conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and in conducting research to improve evidence-based methods. While working at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality designated Evidence-based Practice Center at Tufts Medical Center, she led the evidence report, Vitamin D and Calcium: A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes, which was presented to the Institute of Medicine’s Committee to Review Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin D and Calcium, and the extended AHRQ task order to support the US Preventive Service Task Force recommendations on vitamin D supplementations. She also led and co-led a series of methodological papers focusing on the opportunities and challenges in applying evidence-based methodologies in the field of nutrition. Her current research interests include: the application of evidence-based methods to field of nutrition and epidemiology; methodologies for developing evidence-based dietary guidelines or nutrient reference values; and secondary database analyses for generating and testing hypotheses on the relationships between nutrition, environment, and chronic diseases. Her teaching area is in systematic review to inform public health policy and practice.