Chenkai Wu
Assistant Professor of Global Health at Duke Kunshan University

Dr. Wu is an Assistant Professor in the Global Health Research Center at Duke Kunshan University and was a faculty in the Department of Epidemiology at New York Medical College. His current research focuses on (i) measurement, epidemiology, and clinical implications of frailty, (ii) prevention of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and (iii) quantification and risk factors for healthy aging. Dr. Wu has published over 10 peer-reviewed papers in the fields of epidemiology, gerontology, and cardiovascular disease. His work has been featured in major national and international media, including Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, and National Public Radio.

Current Research Interests

I have interest in many fields pertaining to aging research. Specifically, my main research focuses on prevention of cardiovascular disease, frailty, and disability and promotion of healthy aging and longevity with 3 foci:

  • Assessments, epidemiology, and clinical implications of frailty
  • Novel risk factors for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality (e.g., blood pressure variability, blood pressure trajectory)
  • Measurements and determinants of healthy aging and longevity

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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