Victor Wenze


Assistant Professor
Savage Hall
Ithaca, New York
Division of Nutritional Sciences


Victor Wenze Zhong, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University (effective July 1, 2019). Victor is a nutritional epidemiologist by training. He has also received training in metabolomics, genomics, medical informatics, and “big data” in the previous 7 years. At Cornell, Victor will design a coherent program of interdisciplinary research spanning nutrition, epidemiology, omics, and informatics to help people prevent cardiometabolic diseases.

Academic focus: Understanding the etiology and progression of cardiometabolic diseases and identifying prevention and management strategies using nutritional, epidemiological, omics, and medical informatics approaches.

Previous positions: Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Academic background: Bachelor of Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China; PhD, Nutrition (major) and Epidemiology (minor), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.