Fangyi Gu, MD, ScD

Assistant Professor of Oncology
Cancer Prevention and Control
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Areas of Expertise: 
Epidemiology Methods
Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology
Smoking and Cancer Risk
Circadian Rhythm and Chrono-Behavior Exposure and Cancer Risk
Special Interests: 
Cancer chronotherapy
Circadian disruption and cancer risk and survival
Smoking and smoking cessation at the oncology setting


I joined Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center as an assistant member in 2017. Before coming to Roswell, I had seven years of training and work experience at the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute (NCI), first as a postdoctoral fellow, then as an employee. I received an MD degree from Beijing Medical University in China in 2001, and an ScD from Harvard School of Public Health in 2010, with epidemiology as my major concentration. Biostatistics, and genetic and molecular epidemiology were my minors.

I developed two research portfolios at NCI: 1) Smoking, genetic and molecular biomarkers, and lung cancer risk and screening; 2) Circadian rhythm, sleep, biomarkers and cancer. Here at Roswell, I plan to integrate my research expertise with the unique resources at Roswell Park to develop my future trajectories, such as studying smoking and smoking cessation, as well as circadian rhythm in oncology settings and/or populations of different ethnicities, with the purpose of cancer prevention, and improving patients’ survival and quality of life.


Education and Training: 
2010 - PhD - Harvard School of Public Health, Epidemiology
2004 - Beijing Union Medical College, Cardiovascular Epidemiology
2001 - MD - Beijing Medical University, Medicine, Public Health
2010-2015 - PostDoctoral Fellowship, Smoking and Cancer Epidemiology
2008-2009 - Harvey Fineberg Fellowship, HSPH, Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology
2006-2008 - Cabot Fund for International Scholars Award, HSPH, Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology
2004-2006 - Charles H. Hennekens Fellowship, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Epidemiology
Professional Memberships: 
American Association for Cancer Research
Sleep Research Society
Honors and Awards: 
2016 - Diverse Career Development Award, NCI, Shady Grove, MD
2015 - Outstanding 2014 Research Paper by a DCEG Fellow, NCI, Shady Grove, MD
2013 - Fellows Award for Research Excellence in National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD