Xuemei (Mei) Sui, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Graduate Director & Head of the Health Aspects of Physical Activity Division

Department of Exercise Science
Arnold School of Public Health
921 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29208

E-mail: msui@mailbox.sc.edu
Office: (803) 777-3881
Fax: (803) 777-2504


1995, B.M., Medical College of Qingdao University, China (M.D. equivalent)
1998, M. S., Pathology, Peking Union Medical College, China
2004, M.P.H., Biometry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
2012, Ph.D., Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC


Promotion of physical activity with a specific emphasis on physical activity epidemiological research and lifestyle intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors.


EXSC 700 Physical Activity Epidemiology Research & Practice
EXSC 882 Physical Activity Epidemiology & Research Method
EXSC 755B Controlled Trials in Exercise Science


Sui, X., Zhang, J., Lee, DC, Church, T.S., Lu, W., Liu, J., Blair, S.N.. Physical activity/fitness peaks during perimenopause and BMI change patterns are not associated with baseline activity/fitness in women: a longitudinal study with a median 7-year follow-up. Br J Sports Med 2012 July 7.

Sui, X., Jackson, A.S., Church, T.S., Lee, DC, O'Connor, D.P., Liu, J., Blair, S.N.. Effects of cardiorespiratory fitness on aging: glucose trajectory in a cohort of healthy men. Ann Epidemiol 2012 September;22(9):617-22.

Sui, X., Lavie, C.J., Hooker, S.P., Lee, DC, Colabianchi, N., Lee, CD, Blair, S.N. A prospective study of fasting plasma glucose and risk of stroke in asymptomatic men. Mayo Clin Proc 2011 November;86(11):1042-9.

Sui, X., Lee, DC, Matthews, C.E., Adams, S.A., Hebert, J.R., Church, T.S., Lee, CD, Blair, S.N. Influence of cardiorespiratory fitness on lung cancer mortality. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2010 May;42(5):872-8.

Sui, X., Laditka, J.N., Church, T.S., Hardin, J.W., Chase, N., Davis, K., Blair, S.N. Prospective study of cardiorespiratory fitness and depressive symptoms in women and men. J Psychiatr Res 2009 February;43(5):546-52.

Sui, X., Hooker, S.P., Lee, I.M., Church, T.S., Colabianchi, N., Lee, CD, Blair, S.N. A prospective study of cardiorespiratory fitness and risk of type 2 diabetes in women. Diabetes Care 2008 March;31(3):550-5.

Sui, X., Lamonte, M.J., Laditka, J.N., Hardin, J.W., Chase, N., Hooker, S.P., Blair, S.N. Cardiorespiratory fitness and adiposity as mortality predictors in older adults. JAMA 2007 December 5;298(21):2507-16.

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