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Jing Dong, PhD

Jing Dong, PhD

Jing Dong, PhD

Assistant Professor


  • HRC 5860
    Hematology and Oncology - Medicine
    Cancer Prevention and Outcomes, Cancer Center


Dr. Dong is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Division of Hematology and Oncology. She has a joint appointment at Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center (GSPMC). Her research interests focus on integrating high-throughput “omics” data into epidemiological studies to develop approaches to reduce cancer burden and cancer disparities.

Dr. Dong received her PhD at Nanjing Medical University, China in 2012, then completed her training in epidemiology at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Afterward, she was awarded by Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to join a training program in integrative cancer epidemiology at Baylor College of Medicine. Her work has led to more than 60 publications in several major high-ranking journals in cancer and genetic epidemiology areas, such as Nat Genet., Nat Commun., and Gastroenterology. She also serves as a reviewer for more than 20 international peer-reviewed journals, including but not limited to Communications Biology, Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol., Carcinogenesisas, and as editorial board of BMC Cancer, Annals of Translational Medicine and Journal of Cancer Research Forecast.

Research Interests

Genetic and molecular epidemiology, Risk prediction, Cancer disparities


  • No Association Between Vitamin D Status and Risk of Barrett's Esophagus or Esophageal Adenocarcinoma: A Mendelian Randomization Study.

    (Dong J, Gharahkhani P, Chow WH, Gammon MD, Liu G, Caldas C, Wu AH, Ye W, Onstad L, Anderson LA, Bernstein L, Pharoah PD, Risch HA, Corley DA, Fitzgerald RC, Stomach and Esophageal Cancer Study Consortium, Iyer PG, Reid BJ, Lagergren J, Shaheen NJ, Vaughan TL, MacGregor S, Love S, Palles C, Tomlinson I, Gockel I, May A, Gerges C, Anders M, Böhmer AC, Becker J, Kreuser N, Thieme R, Noder T, Venerito M, Veits L, Schmidt T, Schmidt C, Izbicki JR, Hölscher AH, Lang H, Lorenz D, Schumacher B, Mayershofer R, Vashist Y, Ott K, Vieth M, Weismüller J, Nöthen MM, Moebus S, Knapp M, Peters WHM, Neuhaus H, Rösch T, Ell C, Jankowski J, Schumacher J, Neale RE, Whiteman DC, Thrift AP.) Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 10;17(11):2227-2235.e1 PMID: 30716477 PMCID: PMC6675666 02/05/2019

  • Underuse of Surgery Accounts for Racial Disparities in Esophageal Cancer Survival Times: A Matched Cohort Study.

    (Dong J, Gu X, El-Serag HB, Thrift AP.) Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 03;17(4):657-665.e13 PMID: 30036643 07/24/2018

  • Fine Mapping in Chromosome 3q28 Identified Two Variants Associated with Lung Cancer Risk in Asian Population.

    (Wen Y, Zhu C, Li N, Li Z, Cheng Y, Dong J, Zhu M, Wang Y, Dai J, Ma H, Jin G, Dai M, Hu Z, Shen H.) J Cancer. 2019;10(8):1862-1869 PMID: 31205543 PMCID: PMC6547980 06/18/2019

  • Mitochondrial inheritance and cancer.

    (Dong J, Wong LJ, Mims MP.) Transl Res. 2018 12;202:24-34 PMID: 30044960 07/26/2018

  • Interactions Between Genetic Variants and Environmental Factors Affect Risk of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma and Barrett's Esophagus.

    (Dong J, Levine DM, Buas MF, Zhang R, Onstad L, Fitzgerald RC, Stomach and Oesophageal Cancer Study (SOCS) Consortium, Corley DA, Shaheen NJ, Lagergren J, Hardie LJ, Reid BJ, Iyer PG, Risch HA, Caldas C, Caldas I, Pharoah PD, Liu G, Gammon MD, Chow WH, Bernstein L, Bird NC, Ye W, Wu AH, Anderson LA, MacGregor S, Whiteman DC, Vaughan TL, Thrift AP.) Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 10;16(10):1598-1606.e4 PMID: 29551738 PMCID: PMC6162842 03/20/2018

  • Determining Risk of Barrett's Esophagus and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Based on Epidemiologic Factors and Genetic Variants.

    (Dong J, Buas MF, Gharahkhani P, Kendall BJ, Onstad L, Zhao S, Anderson LA, Wu AH, Ye W, Bird NC, Bernstein L, Chow WH, Gammon MD, Liu G, Caldas C, Pharoah PD, Risch HA, Iyer PG, Reid BJ, Hardie LJ, Lagergren J, Shaheen NJ, Corley DA, Fitzgerald RC, Stomach and Oesophageal Cancer Study (SOCS) consortium, Whiteman DC, Vaughan TL, Thrift AP.) Gastroenterology. 2018 04;154(5):1273-1281.e3 PMID: 29247777 PMCID: PMC5880715 12/17/2017

  • Excessive burden of lysosomal storage disorder gene variants in Parkinson's disease.

    (Robak LA, Jansen IE, van Rooij J, Uitterlinden AG, Kraaij R, Jankovic J, International Parkinson’s Disease Genomics Consortium (IPDGC), Heutink P, Shulman JM.) Brain. 2017 12 01;140(12):3191-3203 PMID: 29140481 PMCID: PMC5841393 11/16/2017

  • Alcohol, smoking and risk of oesophago-gastric cancer.

    (Dong J, Thrift AP.) Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2017 Oct;31(5):509-517 PMID: 29195670 12/03/2017

  • The Prevalence of Anosmia and Associated Factors Among U.S. Black and White Older Adults.

    (Dong J, Pinto JM, Guo X, Alonso A, Tranah G, Cauley JA, Garcia M, Satterfield S, Huang X, Harris T, Mosley TH Jr, Chen H.) J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Aug 01;72(8):1080-1086 PMID: 28498937 PMCID: PMC5861899 05/13/2017

  • Fine mapping of chromosome 5p15.33 identifies novel lung cancer susceptibility loci in Han Chinese.

    (Dong J, Cheng Y, Zhu M, Wen Y, Wang C, Wang Y, Geng L, Shen W, Liu J, Li Z, Zhang J, Ma H, Dai J, Jin G, Hu Z, Shen H.) Int J Cancer. 2017 08 01;141(3):447-456 PMID: 28335076 03/24/2017

  • Discovery and functional prioritization of Parkinson's disease candidate genes from large-scale whole exome sequencing.

    (Jansen IE, Ye H, Heetveld S, Lechler MC, Michels H, Seinstra RI, Lubbe SJ, Drouet V, Lesage S, Majounie E, Gibbs JR, Nalls MA, Ryten M, Botia JA, Vandrovcova J, Simon-Sanchez J, Castillo-Lizardo M, Rizzu P, Blauwendraat C, Chouhan AK, Li Y, Yogi P, Amin N, van Duijn CM, International Parkinson’s Disease Genetics Consortium (IPGDC), Morris HR, Brice A, Singleton AB, David DC, Nollen EA, Jain S, Shulman JM, Heutink P.) Genome Biol. 2017 01 30;18(1):22 PMID: 28137300 PMCID: PMC5282828 02/01/2017

  • Association between GWAS-identified lung adenocarcinoma susceptibility loci and EGFR mutations in never-smoking Asian women, and comparison with findings from Western populations.

    (Seow WJ, Matsuo K, Hsiung CA, Shiraishi K, Song M, Kim HN, Wong MP, Hong YC, Hosgood HD 3rd, Wang Z, Chang IS, Wang JC, Chatterjee N, Tucker M, Wei H, Mitsudomi T, Zheng W, Kim JH, Zhou B, Caporaso NE, Albanes D, Shin MH, Chung LP, An SJ, Wang P, Zheng H, Yatabe Y, Zhang XC, Kim YT, Shu XO, Kim YC, Bassig BA, Chang J, Ho JC, Ji BT, Kubo M, Daigo Y, Ito H, Momozawa Y, Ashikawa K, Kamatani Y, Honda T, Sakamoto H, Kunitoh H, Tsuta K, Watanabe SI, Nokihara H, Miyagi Y, Nakayama H, Matsumoto S, Tsuboi M, Goto K, Yin Z, Shi J, Takahashi A, Goto A, Minamiya Y, Shimizu K, Tanaka K, Wu T, Wei F, Wong JY, Matsuda F, Su J, Kim YH, Oh IJ, Song F, Lee VH, Su WC, Chen YM, Chang GC, Chen KY, Huang MS, Yang PC, Lin HC, Xiang YB, Seow A, Park JY, Kweon SS, Chen CJ, Li H, Gao YT, Wu C, Qian B, Lu D, Liu J, Jeon HS, Hsiao CF, Sung JS, Tsai YH, Jung YJ, Guo H, Hu Z, Wang WC, Chung CC, Lawrence C, Burdett L, Yeager M, Jacobs KB, Hutchinson A, Berndt SI, He X, Wu W, Wang J, Li Y, Choi JE, Park KH, Sung SW, Liu L, Kang CH, Hu L, Chen CH, Yang TY, Xu J, Guan P, Tan W, Wang CL, Sihoe AD, Chen Y, Choi YY, Hung JY, Kim JS, Yoon HI, Cai Q, Lin CC, Park IK, Xu P, Dong J, Kim C, He Q, Perng RP, Chen CY, Vermeulen R, Wu J, Lim WY, Chen KC, Chan JK, Chu M, Li YJ, Li J, Chen H, Yu CJ, Jin L, Lo YL, Chen YH, Fraumeni JF Jr, Liu J, Yamaji T, Yang Y, Hicks B, Wyatt K, Li SA, Dai J, Ma H, Jin G, Song B, Wang Z, Cheng S, Li X, Ren Y, Cui P, Iwasaki M, Shimazu T, Tsugane S, Zhu J, Jiang G, Fei K, Wu G, Chien LH, Chen HL, Su YC, Tsai FY, Chen YS, Yu J, Stevens VL, Laird-Offringa IA, Marconett CN, Lin D, Chen K, Wu YL, Landi MT, Shen H, Rothman N, Kohno T, Chanock SJ, Lan Q.) Hum Mol Genet. 2017 01 15;26(2):454-465 PMID: 28025329 PMCID: PMC5856088 12/28/2016