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Yuan-Xiang Meng
Title Professor, Family Medicine
Faculty Rank
Degree M.D., Ph.D., M.S.C.R.
Institution Morehouse School of Medicine
Department Family Medicine
Clusters Cardiovascular and Related Diseases
Obesity and Metabolic Syndromes
1513 East Cleveland Avenue, Building 100, Suite 300A
City Atlanta
State GA
Postal Code 30344
Telephone 404-756-1250
Fax 404-756-1229
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  I am a board certified practicing physician and expert in minority translational research with broad clinical and scientific training. I have substantial experience in genetics, clinical and translational research with specific expertise in key research areas of chronic diseases and risk factors prevalent in minorities, including metabolic syndromes, insulin resistance, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and etc. I have conducted variety of translational research projects and clinical trials among African Americans. Those studies have been focused on the aspects of biomarkers, genetic and genomic medicine in African Americans with chronic metabolic, cardiovascular diseases, and others. I have experience with mentoring medical students, residents, and junior faculty.

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1. Bidulescu A, Morris AA, Stoyanova N, Meng YX, Vaccarino V, Quyyumi AA, Gibbons GH. Association between Vitamin D and Adiponectin and Its Relationship with Body Mass Index: The META-Health Study. Front Public Health. 2014; 2:193.
2. Martins D, Meng YX, Tareen N, Artaza J, Lee JE, Farodolu C, Gibbons G, Norris K. The Effect of Short Term Vitamin D Supplementation on the Inflammatory and Oxidative Mediators of Arterial Stiffness. Health (Irvine Calif). 2014 Jun; 6(12):1503-1511.
3. Vaccarino V, Kondwani KA, Kelley ME, Murrah NV, Boyd L, Ahmed Y, Meng YX, Gibbons GH, Hooper WC, De Staercke C, Quyyumi AA. Effect of meditation on endothelial function in Black Americans with metabolic syndrome: a randomized trial. Psychosom Med. 2013 Jul-Aug; 75(6):591-9.
4. Thomas S, Meng YX, Patel VG, Strayhorn G. A rare form of melanoma masquerading as a diabetic foot ulcer: a case report. Case Rep Endocrinol. 2012; 2012:502806.
5. Bidulescu A, Din-Dzietham R, Coverson DL, Chen Z, Meng YX, Buxbaum SG, Gibbons GH, Welch VL. Interaction of sleep quality and psychosocial stress on obesity in African Americans: the Cardiovascular Health Epidemiology Study (CHES). BMC Public Health. 2010 Sep 28; 10:581.
6. Pan Q, Meng YX, Gibbons GH, Strayhorn G. Effectiveness of an intervention to improve the documentation required for diagnosis of metabolic syndrome in clinics serving African-American patients. Qual Prim Care. 2009; 17(3):191-6.
7. Li C, Ford ES, Meng YX, Mokdad AH, Reaven GM. Does the association of the triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio with fasting serum insulin differ by race/ethnicity? Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2008 Feb 28; 7:4.
8. Meng YX, Ford ES, Li C, Quarshie A, Al-Mahmoud AM, Giles W, Gibbons GH, Strayhorn G. Association of C-reactive protein with surrogate measures of insulin resistance among nondiabetic US from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002. Clin Chem. 2007 Dec; 53(12):2152-9.
9. Meng YX, Sata T, Stamey FR, Voevodin A, Katano H, Koizumi H, Deleon M, De Cristofano MA, Galimberti R, Pellett PE. Molecular characterization of strains of Human herpesvirus 8 from Japan, Argentina and Kuwait. J Gen Virol. 2001 Mar; 82(Pt 3):499-506.
10. Meng YX, Spira TJ, Bhat GJ, Birch CJ, Druce JD, Edlin BR, Edwards R, Gunthel C, Newton R, Stamey FR, Wood C, Pellett PE. Individuals from North America, Australasia, and Africa are infected with four different genotypes of human herpesvirus 8. Virology. 1999 Aug 15; 261(1):106-19.
11. Meng YX, Wilson GW, Avery MC, Varden CH, Balczon R. Suppression of the expression of a pancreatic beta-cell form of the kinesin heavy chain by antisense oligonucleotides inhibits insulin secretion from primary cultures of mouse beta-cells. Endocrinology. 1997 May; 138(5):1979-87.

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1. Babalola, D., Meng, Y.X., Nichols, M., Omole, F., Sow, C., and Perkins, V. Improving the patient flow at an academic primary care teaching clinic serving African American patients. Clinical and Experimental Medical Sciences. 2013; 1(5):241-250.

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