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Jiayi Xu, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry

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Jiayi Xu, PhD


Dr. Jiayi Xu is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry. She received her bachelor degrees in Nutrition from Cornell University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2014, and her PhD in Human Nutrition with minors in Genomics and Epidemiology from Cornell University in 2019. Her current research focuses on neuropsychiatric disorders, in particular eating disorders and its relevant genetic, microbial, anthropometric and dietary factors.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (2022)
  • PhD
    Cornell University, Nutrition with minors in Genomics and Epidemiology (2019)
  • BS
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Nutrition (2014)
  • BS
    Cornell University, Nutrition (2014)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Seavor FellowshipSeaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai2022
Early Career Travel ScholarshipInternational Conference on Eating Disorders2022
Early Career Professional Top-Scoring Poster AbstractInternational Conference on Eating Disorders2022
The Pfizer Predoctoral FellowshipAmerican Society for Nutrition2017
Genomics Scholars’ Award Cornell University Center for Vertebrate Genomics2015