John Ji


John Ji

Duke Kunshan University

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Science

Secondary Appointment

John 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 Director of Graduate Studies for the international Masters of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program at DKU, launched jointly by the Nicholas and Sanford school. John’s research interests are in environmental health, occupational medicine, neuro-epidemiology, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. John was formerly a Senior Editor at The Lancet. He received his bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University and his doctoral degree in Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health.

Selected Publications

Residential greenness and mortality in oldest-old women and men in China: a longitudinal cohort study, The Lancet Planetary Health, 2019

Air pollution and China's ageing society, The Lancet Public Health, 2018

Changing cancer survival in China during 2003–15: a pooled analysis of 17 population-based cancer registries, The Lancet Global Health, 2018

The Tsinghua–Lancet Commission on Healthy Cities in China: unlocking the power of cities for a healthy China, The Lancet, 2018

Global, regional, and national burden of motor neuron diseases 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016, The Lancet Neurology, 2018

Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 diseases and injuries for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017, The Lancet, 2018

Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017, The Lancet, 2018

Inverted U‐shaped relationship between vitamin D and ever-reported eczema in US adults, Allergy, 2018

Association between Eczema and Blood Biomarker of Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury in NHANES. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, 2018

Lead Exposure and Tremor among Older Men: The VA Normative Aging Study, Environmental Health Perspectives, 2015

Occupational Determinants of Cumulative Lead Exposure: Analysis of Bone Lead Among Men in the VA Normative Aging Study, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2014

Association between Blood Lead and Walking Speed in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES 1999–2002), Environmental Health Perspectives, 2013

area(s) of expertise

Environmental Health

contact information

No. 8 Duke Avenue
Kunshan, Jiangsu
China, 215316

+86 (0512) 36657255


Sc.D., Harvard University, 2013

B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2008