John S. Ji is Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Science at Duke Kunshan University, and holds a secondary appointment in the Division of Environmental Science & Policy in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. John is the Associate Director for the international Masters of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program at DKU. John’s research interests are in environmental health, gene-environment interaction, neuro-epidemiology, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. John has work experiences as Medical Device Fellow at the US FDA, Program Manager at China Medical Board, Senior Researcher at Harvard Business School, Asia Editor at The Lancet, and Consultant for HNP Global Practice at The World Bank Group. He received his bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University and his doctoral degree in Environmental Health from Harvard School of Public Health; his concentration was Environmental & Occupational Medicine & Epidemiology, supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health ERC program.


School Division

Environmental Sciences & Policy


  • Ph.D., Harvard University (2013)
  • M.S., Harvard University (2010)
  • A.B., Johns Hopkins University (2008)

Selected Publications