PhD student in Nicholas School of Environment
My research focuses on the exposure assessment of air pollution and its health impact on human health at population level, with exploratory investigations on the mechanism of the toxicological process as well as effective interventions for exposure reduction.

  • Through exposure assessment at the population level, I aim to identify the parameters of exposure that is most relevant to the downstream health effects using data from airborne pollutants, including particulate matter, ozone and nitric oxides.
  • Of the adverse health effects, I am interested in disruption of respiratory and cardiovascular function via induction of oxidative stress, particularly among susceptible populations such as asthmatic children.
  • Through designing and implementing epidemiological studies on indoor air filtration in urban areas of developing countries, I hope to investigate the effectiveness of interventions available for reducing air pollution exposure as well as discover novel biomarkers that provide a more accurate characterization of personal exposure and early health effects.


Doctor of Philosophy
Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program
Duke University (Durham, NC), 2013 - 2018 (Expected) 

Master of Science in Public Health
Concentration: Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), 2011 - 2013 

Bachelor of Medicine
Specialty: Preventive Medicine
Peking University (Beijing, China), 2006 - 2011