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Chenkai Wu

Assistant Professor of Global Health at Duke Kunshan University
DKU Faculty


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 Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Global Health at Duke Kunshan University · 2018 - Present DKU Faculty, Duke Kunshan University
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Global Health in the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) · 2022 - Present Duke Global Health Institute, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Oregon State University · 2017 Ph.D.