Ph.D. Student Profile

Mia (Qing)  Peng

Mia (Qing) Peng, M.P.H., B.Sc.

Education

M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health

B.Sc., Biology, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Research Interests & Projects

Mia is interested in women's health in the context of aging. Prior to the Ph.D. program, she worked as a data manager and analyst for two 20-year longitudinal cohort studies, where she fell in love with studying the epidemiology of chronic diseases and disability among midlife women. She contributed to a groundbreaking project that measures a wide range of environmental chemical data in a multi-ethnic cohort of women, which has led to her current interest in understanding how exposures to environmental chemicals may alter aging/health trajectories in women.

Current Research: 1) Exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and metabolic outcomes in midlife women. 2) Changes in bone geometry over the menopausal transition and their relation to bone strength.

Selected Publications

  • Peng, Q., Karvonen-Gutierrez, C., Nan, B., Randolph, J., McConnell, D., Harlow, S.D. Age at onset of metabolic syndrome among women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome-like status. (submitted to The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism)
  • Karvonen-Gutierrez, C., Peng, Q., Peterson, M., Duchowny, K., Nan, B., Harlow, S.D. Low grip strength predicts incident diabetes among mid-life women: the Michigan Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation. Age and Ageing. 2018 Sep 1;47(5):685-691.
  • Peng, Q., Bakulski, K.M., Nan, B., Park, S.K. Cadmium and Alzheimer's disease mortality in U.S. adults: Updated evidence with a urinary biomarker and extended follow-up time. Environ Res. 2017 Aug; 157:44-51.
  • Chandrasekaran, N., Harlow, S., Moroi, S., Musch, D., Peng, Q., Karvonen-Gutierrez, C. Visual impairment at baseline is associated with future poor physical functioning among middle-aged women: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation, Michigan Site. Maturitas. 2017 Feb; 96:33-38
  • Park S.K., Peng, Q., Bielak, L., Silver, K., Peyser, P., Mitchell, B. Urinary arsenic and measures of insulin sensitivity and β-cell function in non-diabetic Amish adults. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2016 Sep;32(6):565-71.
  • Peng, Q., Harlow, S.D., Park, S.K. Urinary arsenic and insulin resistance in US adolescents. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2015 Jun;218(4):407-13

Additional Information

The Michigan Multi-Pollutant Epidemiology Group (MPEG)