Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Junjia Zhu, MS, PhD

Junjia Zhu, MS, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
jxz203@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Neoplasms
  • Tobacco Products
  • Smokers
  • Nicotine
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Smoking
  • Pregnancy
  • Survival
  • Mothers
  • Population
  • Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Circulating Neoplastic Cells

Clinical Trials

Tissue and Blood Collection from Patients with Suspected Lung Cancer

Recent Publications

2022

Hughes, A, Im, K, Zhu, J & Saunders, B 2022, 'A descriptive analysis of general surgery residency program directors in the United States', American Journal of Surgery, vol. 224, no. 5, pp. 1247-1251. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2022.06.020
Patel, SD, Daher, GS, Engle, L, Zhu, J & Slonimsky, G 2022, 'Adult tonsillectomy: An evaluation of indications and complications', American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, vol. 43, no. 3, 103403. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjoto.2022.103403
Lin, W, Zhu, J, Hayes, JE, Richie, JP & Muscat, JE 2022, 'Comparison of Carcinogen Biomarkers in Smokers of Menthol and Nonmenthol Cigarettes: The 2015–2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Special Sample', Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, vol. 31, no. 8, pp. 1539-1545. https://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-22-0239
Lin, W, Hobkirk, AL, Zhu, J, Krebs, NM, Hayes, JE, Richie, JP, Liao, J, Horn, K, Foulds, J & Muscat, JE 2022, 'Effect of menthol on nicotine reduction: Pooled results from two double-blind randomized controlled trials', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 189, pp. 131-138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2022.08.019
Yingst, JM, Lester, C, Livelsberger, C, Allen, SI, Hammett, E, Veldheer, S, Hummer, B, Bordner, C, Zhu, J, Sciamanna, CN, Trushin, N, Tan, HS, Wilson, SJ, Twining, RC, Foulds, J & Grigson, PS 2022, 'Pilot randomized controlled trial evaluating the effect of random nicotine delivery on cigarettes per day and smoke exposure', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 188, pp. 30-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2022.07.017
Graziane, J, Dalke, KB, Mikoluk, C, Laux, T, Pradhan, S, Zhu, J, Zug, D, Noel, J, Bowen, JL & Kunkel, EJS 2022, 'Promoting Health Equity Through Voter Support Activities for the Inpatient Psychiatric Population', Community Mental Health Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-022-01033-6
Foulds, J, Veldheer, S, Pachas, G, Hrabovsky, S, Hameed, A, Allen, SI, Cather, C, Azzouz, N, Yingst, J, Hammett, E, Modesto, J, Krebs, NM, Lester, C, Trushin, N, Reinhart, L, Wasserman, E, Zhu, J, Liao, J, Muscat, JE, Richie, JP & Evins, AE 2022, 'The effects of reduced nicotine content cigarettes on biomarkers of nicotine and toxicant exposure, smoking behavior and psychiatric symptoms in smokers with mood or anxiety disorders: A double-blind randomized trial', PloS one, vol. 17, no. 11 November, e0275522. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0275522

2021

Lee, SY, Slagle-Webb, B, Schengrund, CL, Zhu, J & Connor, JR 2021, 'Association between iron and cholesterol in neuroblastomas', Anticancer Research, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 2795-2804. https://doi.org/10.21873/anticanres.15060
Joshi, M, Holder, SL, Zhu, J, Zheng, H, Komanduri, S, Warrick, J, Yasin, H, Gajre, R, Jia, B, Drabick, JJ, DeGraff, DJ & Zakharia, Y 2022, 'Avelumab in Combination with Eribulin Mesylate in Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma: BTCRC GU-051, a Phase 1b Study', European Urology Focus, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 483-490. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euf.2021.03.005
Nesterova, D, Zhu, J, Kramer, C, Vasekar, M, Truica, C, Joshi, A, Hayes, M, Kessler, J, Saunders, EFH, Drabick, JJ & Joshi, M 2022, 'Group-led creative writing and behavioural health in cancer: A randomised clinical trial', BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 91-98. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002463
Mikhail, D, Zhu, J, Pradhan, S & Freiberg, AS 2022, 'Rate of Rise of Platelet Count after IVIG for Pediatric Immune Thrombocytopenia', Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. E672-E676. https://doi.org/10.1097/MPH.0000000000002319
Pool, C, Slonimsky, E, Nayak, R, Engle, L, Zhu, J & Wilson, M 2022, 'Skull Base Anatomy in Patients with Bilateral Choanal Atresia: A Radiographic Study', Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base, vol. 83, no. 3, pp. 223-227. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0040-1722230
Pool, C, Weaver, T, Zhu, J, Goldenberg, D & Goyal, N 2021, 'Surgical Margin Determination in the Era of HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer', Laryngoscope, vol. 131, no. 10, pp. E2650-E2654. https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.29533
Krebs, NM, Zhu, J, Wasserman, E, Kuprewicz, R, Martinez, DJ, Veldheer, S, Livelsberger, C, Modesto, J, Reinhart, L, Trushin, N, Reilly, SM, Liao, J, Fazzi, A, Bascom, R, Richie, JP, Foulds, J, Horn, K & Muscat, JE 2021, 'Switching to Progressively Reduced Nicotine Content Cigarettes in Smokers with Low Socioeconomic Status: A Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 992-1001. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntaa247
Moroco, AE, Saadi, RA, Baker, AR, Zhu, J & Isildak, H 2021, 'Usage Patterns of CT and MRI in the Evaluation of Otologic Disease', Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, vol. 42, no. 6, pp. e698-e708. https://doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000003095

2020

Zheng, H, Mineishi, S, Claxton, D, Zhu, J, Zhao, C, Jia, B, Ehmann, WC, Rybka, WB, Naik, S, Songdej, N, Drabick, JJ & Hohl, RJ 2021, 'A phase I clinical trial of avelumab in combination with decitabine as first line treatment of unfit patients with acute myeloid leukemia', American Journal of Hematology, vol. 96, no. 2, pp. E46-E50. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajh.26043
Soriano, CT, McGarrity, TJ, Zhu, J, Loloi, J, Peiffer, LP & Cooper, J 2021, 'An Electronic Questionnaire to Survey Colorectal Cancer Screening Status and Identify High-Risk Cohorts in Large Health Care Organizations', American Journal of Medical Quality, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 163-170. https://doi.org/10.1177/1062860620937236
Chen, KM, Sun, YW, Kawasawa, YI, Salzberg, AC, Zhu, J, Gowda, K, Aliaga, C, Amin, S, Atkins, H & El-Bayoumy, K 2020, 'Black raspberry inhibits oral tumors in mice treated with the tobacco smoke constituent dibenzo(def,p)chrysene via genetic and epigenetic alterations', Cancer Prevention Research, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 357-365. https://doi.org/10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-19-0496
Lin, W, Krebs, NM, Zhu, J, Foulds, J, Horn, K & Muscat, JE 2020, 'Comparison between gradual reduced nicotine content and usual nicotine content groups on subjective cigarette ratings in a randomized double-blind trial', International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 17, no. 19, 7047, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197047
Pool, C, Ehret, C, Engle, L, Zhu, J & Wilson, MN 2020, 'Feasibility of same day surgery for pediatric second branchial cleft anomalies', International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, vol. 139, 110402. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110402
Liu, J, Xu, C, Zhu, J, Sivik, J, Drabick, JJ & Mackley, HB 2020, 'Identifying the optimal fractionation schedules for improved response rates and survival in patients with metastatic melanoma treated with ipilimumab and radiotherapy', Current Cancer Therapy Reviews, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 78-85. https://doi.org/10.2174/2542584601666180326111906
Zaki, P, Zhu, J, Mackley, HB & Rosenberg, JC 2020, 'Pregnancy screening practices and treatment of pregnant patients among radiation oncologists: Results of an international survey', ecancermedicalscience, vol. 15, 1169. https://doi.org/10.3332/ECANCER.2021.1169

2019

Elcheva, I, Sneed, M, Frazee, S, Liu, Z, Zhu, J, Wood, T, Hendrickson, S, Oehler, C, Garcia, B & Spiegelman, VS 2019, 'A novel hiPSC-derived system for hematoendothelial and myeloid blood toxicity screens identifies compounds promoting and inhibiting endothelial-to-hematopoietic transition', Toxicology in Vitro, vol. 61, 104622. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tiv.2019.104622
Zhu, J, Hussain, M, Joshi, A, Truica, CI, Nesterova, D, Collins, J, Saunders, EFH, Hayes, M, Drabick, JJ & Joshi, M 2020, 'Effect of creative writing on mood in patients with cancer', BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 64-67. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001710
Lee, SY, Walter, V, Zhu, J, Salzberg, AC, Liu, DJ & Connor, JR 2019, 'Impact of HFE variants and sex in lung cancer', PloS one, vol. 14, no. 12, e0226821. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226821
Pu, JJ, Poulose, J, Malysz, J, Zhu, J, Fanburg-Smith, JC, Claxton, DF & Bayerl, MG 2019, 'Impact of ruxolitinib on myelofibrosis patients post allogeneic stem cell transplant—a pilot study', British Journal of Haematology, vol. 186, no. 5, pp. e130-e133. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjh.15967
Zhu, J, Nelson, K, Toth, J & Muscat, JE 2019, 'Nicotine dependence as an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis in the National Lung Screening Trial', BMC Public Health, vol. 19, no. 1, 103. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6419-8
Sun, YW, Xu, H, Benitez, G, Chen, KM, Stanley, A, Stanley, B, Zhu, J, Thompson, H, Manni, A & El-Bayoumy, K 2019, 'Omega-3 Fatty Acids Responsive Proteins and Reduction in Breast Density in Obese Postmenopausal Women', Journal of Proteome Research, vol. 18, no. 9, pp. 3461-3469. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jproteome.9b00356
Bann, DV, Chaikhoutdinov, I, Zhu, J & Andrews, GA 2019, 'Satellite and In-Transit Metastatic Disease in Melanoma Skin Cancer: A Retrospective Review of Disease Presentation, Treatment, and Outcomes', Dermatologic Surgery, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 371-380. https://doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000001643
Barth, BM, Wang, W, Toran, PT, Fox, TE, Annageldiyev, C, Ondrasik, RM, Keasey, NR, Brown, TJ, Devine, VG, Sullivan, EC, Cote, AL, Papakotsi, V, Tan, SF, Shanmugavelandy, SS, Deering, TG, Needle, DB, Stern, ST, Zhu, J, Liao, J, Viny, AD, Feith, DJ, Levine, RL, Wang, HG, Loughran, TP, Sharma, A, Kester, M & Claxton, DF 2019, 'Sphingolipid metabolism determines the therapeutic efficacy of nanoliposomal ceramide in acute myeloid leukemia', Blood Advances, vol. 3, no. 17, pp. 2598-2603. https://doi.org/10.1182/bloodadvances.2018021295

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