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Birth date and place: October 13, 1973, Inner-Mongolia, China EDUCATION 2014 Ph.D, Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.
Thesis title: “Understanding the process and key factors of community implementation of a food store-based nutrition intervention on the Navajo Nation” 2006 M.H.S., with concentration in Nutritional Epidemiology, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE2009-2010 Teaching Assistant for a graduate level course “Assessment of Nutritional Status”.
Responsibility: Prepared class materials, demonstrated students anthropometric, biochemical, and dietary assessment techniques and laboratory exercises, graded assignments and exams, and offered a lecture on Metabolic Syndrome.
2007-2008 Co-investigator. Center for Human Nutrition, The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.
Responsibilities: Designed and conducted research “Understanding the Impact of Food Assistance Programs Usage on Diet among American Indians”.
Research Assistant. The Navajo Healthy Stores Project. Center for Human Nutrition, The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.
Responsibilities: Assisted formative research, intervention design and material development; analyzed formative research data and reporting results to the communities and sponsors; facilitated and provided capacitybuilding workshops and trainings.
2006-2007 Research Assistant. Center for Human Nutrition, The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.
Responsibilities: Analyzed Food Source survey and 24-hour dietary recall data; Assisted in developing a quantitative Navajo Food Frequency Questionnaire; Analyzed data for the psychosocial determinants of food purchasing and consumption patterns among caregivers and focus child in Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations.
Teaching Assistant for a graduate level course “Food, Culture, and Nutrition”.
Responsibility: Prepared class materials, advised discussion groups on class projects, graded assignments and exams, and offered a lecture.
2005-2006 Research Assistant. Center for Human Nutrition, The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.
Responsibilities: Analyzed data for the NIH-funded project, “Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle from school To Home for Kids”; assessed calcium absorption in pre-and post-menopausal women using Mass Spectrometer.
1999-2000 Research Scientist. Tianjin Environmental Protection Bureau, Tianjin, China.
Responsibilities: Started up a microbiology laboratory, and conducted research on identification of microbial strains for biodegradation of toxic organic compounds in industrial sewage.
1996-1999 Research Assistant. College of Life Science, Nankai University, Tianjin, P.R.China.
Responsibilities: Designed and conducted research on the Mechanism of The Chitinolytic System of Streptomyces Sp. S01 on Inhibition of PlantPathogenic Fungi and Biological Controls of Plant Fungal Diseases.
1. Building a Healthy Food Environment: Sustaining a Community-based Environmental Intervention Program to Improve Diet and Health in American Indian Communities Sponsoring Agency: The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) Role: Principal Investigator Dates: 10/07-10/08 Project: Examined the process of transferring a research-based nutrition intervention program to a community-based organization, and how this contributes to long-term sustainability of the program on two American Indian reservations.
Responsibility: Design, implementation, analysis and report-writing of research results.
2. Understanding the Impact of Food Assistance Programs Usage on Diet among American Indians Sponsoring Agency: The University of Arizona Native People Technical Assistance Office, USDA/ERS American Indian Ridge Program Role: Co-Investigator, (PI: Dr. Joel Gittelsohn) Dates: 7/07 – 12/09 Project: Examined the relationship between the Food Assistance Program (FAP) usage patterns and dietary quality among participants, and develop culturally appropriate nutrition intervention components.
Responsibility: Design, implementation, analysis and report-writing of research results.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIESWorkshops/Trainings 2nd Annual NIH Conference on Science of Dissemination and Implementation:
Building Research Capacity to Bridge the Gap from Science to Service. January 28-29, 2009. Natcher Conference Center, NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD.
Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL) Evidence Abstractor Training. AugustDecember, 2008. USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, U.S.
Department of Agriculture Alexandria, VA The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology 8th Annual Thinking Qualitatively Workshop Conference, June 23-27, 2008. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Built Environment Assessment Training (BEAT) Institute, June 15-20, 2008.
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA.
HONORS AND AWARDS2008 The Elsa Orent Keiles Scholarship in Human Nutrition, The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Built Environment Assessment Training (BEAT) Institute scholarship, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA.
2007 The Harry D. Kruse Fellowship in Nutrition, The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.
1997-1999 Outstanding graduate student scholarship, Nankai University, Tianjin, China.
1995 Graduate with High Distinction, Liaoning University, Shenyang, China.
1992-1995 Excellent student scholarship, Liaoning University, Shenyang, China.
PUBLICATIONSJournal Articles Sharma, S., Yacavone, M., Cao, X., Pardilla, M., Qi, M., Gittelsohn, J. Dietary intake and development of a food-frequency questionnaire for a nutritional intervention to reduce the risk of chronic disease in the Navajo Nation. (Public Health Nutrition, July 2008.)
PRESENTATIONSQi, M., Gittelsohn, J., Pardilla M. et al. The 136th American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition. “Food Environment on the Navajo Nation: the Availability of Healthy Foods by Food Source.” San Diego, CA. October 25-29, 2008.
2008 Qi, M., Gittelsohn, J., Steckler, A. Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) 59th Annual Meeting. “Transferring research-based interventions to the community: Key role of capacity-building.” San Diego, CA. October 23 Qi, M., Gittelsohn, J. 2008 Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) Conference. “Understanding the Impact of Food Assistance Program Usage on Diet among American Indians”. Economic Research Service, Washington, D.C. October 16-17, 2008 2006 Qi, M., Wang, Y. The 2006 Society of Obesity (NASSO) Annual Scientific Meeting. “Tracking of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Urban Low-income African American Adolescents.” Boston, MA, October 20 – 24, 2006.
WORKSHOPS/TRAINING ORGANIZEDFeb 08 Organizer and Instructor. Window Rock, AZ. “Capacity-building Workshop: Program Evaluation.”
Feb 08 Organizer and Instructor. San Carlos, AZ. “Capacity-building Workshop:
Program Modification and Material Development”.
Jan 08 Organizer and Instructor. San Carlos, AZ. “Capacity-building Workshop:
Using Conceptual Frameworks in Program Design and Evaluation.” Nov 07 Organizer and Instructor. Window Rock, AZ. “Capacity-building Workshop: Program Implementation and Interventionist Training.
Aug 07 Organizer and Instructor. San Carlos, AZ. “Capacity-building Workshop:
Program Evaluation, Instrument Development, Data Collector Training.” Jan 07 Organizer and Instructor. Window Rock, AZ. "Navajo (Diné) Healthy Stores Intervention Approaches Workshop."
LANGUAGE Chinese, Mongolian; fluent speaking, reading, writing