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Wendy Wei-Hsuan Lee

Wendy Wei-Hsuan  Lee

MPhil, Epidemiology

Secretary of Cambridge Food Security Forum

University of Cambridge


Wendy Wei-Hsuan Lee is an MPhil student in Epidemiology with an interest in investigating the genetic, environmental, and social determinants of metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Her thesis work focuses on understanding the association between cortisol and type 2 diabetes using Mendelian Randomization.

Wendy was born and raised in Taiwan and trained in Biology at Emory University in the United States. Previously, she worked in a cell biology/genetics lab studying a rare genetic intellectual disability. She also collaborated with the Food Fortification Initiative and analysed the correlation between grain fortification and global trends in overweight and obesity in her undergraduate career.

She is particularly passionate about issues surrounding food insecurity and food waste and has been involved in various service initiatives in Atlanta, Georgia during her time in the United States. Now at Cambridge, she serves as the secretary for the Cambridge Food Security Forum and is a regular volunteer of Food Cycle.

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