Office Address:
6th Floor ste 600 (8390), Nashville, TN 37203-1738

Professor of Medicine


MD - Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China
PhD, Epidemiology - University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina

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Clinical Interest

Research Keywords
1) Precision-based randomized trials using nutrients, drugs and natural compounds combined with cell, organoid and animal models. 2) Methylomics 3) Microbiome 4) Next generation sequencing for gene-environment interaction 5) Precision prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases 6) Molecular epidemiologic studies, such as oxidative stress and antioxidants 7) Nutrient-nutrient, gene-nutrient and gene-phytochemical interactions, including magnesium, calcium, polyphenols (e.g. tea polyphenols, isoflavones, lignans) in the etiology or pathogenesis of chronic diseases, particularly cancer and dementia.
Research Description
Dr. Dai has 29 years of experience in conducting large epidemiologic studies of chronic diseases. In particular, Dr. Dai has extensive expertise in nutritional and molecular epidemiologic studies. Dr. Dai’s research focus is to identify and investigate nutrient-nutrient (e.g. magnesium, calcium, vitamin D and phytochemicals) and gene-nutrition and gene-phytochemical interactions in the etiology of cancer and other chronic diseases (e.g. Alzheimer's disease) and to subsequently develop precision-based prevention strategies.