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

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

Tsinghua-Lancet Commission on Health Cities in China. “Healthy Cities: Unlocking The Power of Cities in Building a Healthy China.” The Lancet, 2018 (in press)

Ji John S., Chen Lincoln. “UHC Presents Universal Challenges.” Journal of Health Systems and Reform, 2016.

Ji, John S., Louis, Elan D, Sparrow David, Spiro, Avion, Hu Howard, Weisskopf Marc G. “Cumulative Lead Exposure and Tremor in a Cohort of Older Men: Impact of Lead Biomarkers in the VA Normative Aging Study.” Environmental Health Perspectives, 2015

Ji John S., Schwartz Joel, Sparrow David, Hu Howard, Weisskopf Marc G. “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

Ji, John S., Alexis Elbaz and Marc G. Weisskopf. “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