Jun Dai, Des Moines University Department of Public Health

Jun Dai, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Master of Public Health Program

Additional Roles
Associate Professor, Department of Public Health
Associate Professor, Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program

515-271-1367 (Office Phone)
515-271-4280 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

Professional Organizations
American Heart Association
American Society for Nutrition


Indiana University School of Public Health – Bloomington, IN
Core faculty, Developmental Committee, Doctoral program in Epidemiology 08/2010– 06/2012
Core faculty, Developmental Committee, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 10/2010 – 06/2012
Member, Biostatistics faculty search committee, Department of Applied Health Science, School of Public Health 08/2009-04/2011
Member, Epidemiology faculty search committee, School of Public Health 01/2011-03/2011
Member, Graduate Admission Committee, Doctoral program in Health Behavior, Department of Applied Health Science 10/2010 – 06/2012
Member, Graduate Admission Committee, MPH program, Department of Applied Health Science 09/2010 –06/2012
Member, Graduate Admission Committee, M.S. Nutrition Sciences Program, Department of Applied Health Science 08/2008 – 06/2012

Des Moines University, Des Moines IA

College of Health Sciences (CHS) Service
Member, University Grant Review Panel 2016-2017
Member, University Facility Committee 02/2017- 2018
Member, University Academic and Logistics Planning Team (ALPT) 2018
Chair, University Facility Committee 2019-present
Member, CHS Bylaw and Nomination Committee 2017- present
Department of Public Health (DPH) Service  
Member, DPH Academic Progress Committee (APC) 2016- present
Member, DPH Evaluation Committee 2018- present
Other DPH Service  
Review Master of Public Health (MPH) Graduate Application on the regular basis


Participate in the faculty search and interview as needed

Advise MPH students as their academic advisor on the regular basis



Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Member, Graduate Admission Committee, Nutrition and Food Hygiene Master Program 1998 – 2003
Member, Graduate Advisor Committee, Nutrition and Food Hygiene Master Program


(Co-advisor: six students in the Master degree program)

1998 – 2003
Member, Dissertation Committee, Nutrition and Food Hygiene Master Program, School of Public Health 2001-2003
Director of Graduate Studies, Nutrition and Food Hygiene Master Program, School of Public Health 2001-2003
Core faculty, Committee, Clinical Nutrition M.D. Training Program. 1995
Core faculty, Committee, Development and administration of department of clinical nutrition at the hospital 1992

Regional, National and International Service

Executive Secretary of Guangdong Nutrition Society, China| 1999-2003
My responsibility includes: directly reporting to the president of Guangdong Nutrition Society; organizing and arranging board meeting (33 members); communicating with board members; supervising financial management; developing and managing the database; writing and producing extensive society-running documents which covered the charter of the society and board-meeting efficient running issues; participating all aspects in conferences such as annual society conference (600-1000 attendants); and establishing and strengthening relationships with governments at local, provincial and national levels.

Editorial Board Member

  • Austin Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology (since 2014)
  • The Journal of Nutrition (2014 – 2018)

ad hoc Journal Reviewing

  • Diabetes Care (since 2007)
  • The Journal of Nutrition (since 2007)
  • Circulation (since 2008)
  • The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (since 2010)
  • Congestive Heart Failure (since 2010)
  • Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases (since 2010)
  • Br J Nutrition (since 2010)
  • Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics (since 2010)
  • Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (since 2010)
  • Journal of the American Dietetic Association (since 2010)
  • Archives of Medical Research (since 2011)

International Grant Reviewer

  • National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) (since 2011)

National NIH Grant Reviewer

  • NHLBI Special Emphasis Panel ZHL1 CCT-S (C8) (2018)
  • NHLBI Special Emphasis Panel ZHL1 CCT-S (C10) (2018)

Moderator for International/National Conference

“Genetic Epidemiology Session”, 48th Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention and Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism Conference, Colorado Spring, Colorado, the US, Mar 11-15, 2008

Member of National Writing Group

“National Study Guides for Chinese Medical Professional Qualification Examination (Nutrition)” for nutritionist, dietitian, and physician with specialty in clinical nutrition at the intermediate and senior levels, Beijing, PR China, 2002

Other Service with Public Health Promotion Achievements (Selected)

  • TV Series
    • The First Prize for the National Excellence in Television Educational Public Program at the 7th National Television Educational Program Award Competition. “Nutrition during Pregnancy”. Maternal and Infant Nutrition by Dai J, He M, Mei J, Performance Hu Yan-Fen, Science and Life. Guangdong Television Station, Guangzhou, Guangdong, PR China, Oct 1996.
    • Role: scripter, fund-raiser and co-organizer
    • This TV series covered more than 20 million people, Dec 1996-present
  • Media Interview
    • “Diet, disease and health”. Ask the Expert, by Dai J. Guangdong Business Radio, Guangzhou, Guangdong, PR China
    • Covered 20 million people

Professional Development Activities

Faculty Training Program, the Department of Clinical Nutrition, Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, funded by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) (Canada) 1991 – 1995
Chinese Medical Board Fellowship, the Department of Clinical Nutrition, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, funded by Chinese Medical Board (New York, the US) 2001 –2002
Visiting Scholar, Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore 2000
The 2nd advanced molecular medicine laboratory techniques, Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China 2002
The 2nd short course on next-generation sequencing: Technology and Statistical Methods (Sponsored by National Human Genome Research Institute, US), University of Alabama-Birmingham, AL, the US 2012
The 15th Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC 2017), Shenzhen, China, Jan 15-18, 2017 2017

Ph.D., Nutrition and Health Sciences concentrating on Epidemiology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
M.Sc., Nutrition and Food Hygiene concentrating on Clinical Nutrition Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, Guangdong, PR China
M.D., Medicine with specialty in Clinical Nutrition, Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, Guangdong, PR China

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