Prof. Jun Wu
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Assistant Professor in Public Health
Ph.D. in Environmental Health from University of California, Los Angeles.
Professor Wu's main research interests are air pollution exposure assessment and air pollution epidemiology in reproductive health. The overarching goal of her research is to more accurately characterize air pollutant exposure and examine the impact of air pollution exposure on adverse health outcomes.
Prof. Wu’s research in exposure assessment focuses on development and application of models to improve population and individual exposure assessment for air pollutants using geographical information system techniques and atmospheric dispersion and other modeling. Previous research in exposure assessment has included:
- development of an individual exposure model to retrospectively quantify vehicle-related air pollution exposures for individual children in a cohort study
- quantification of the population exposure to naphthalene for the Southern California
- development of methods to estimate particulate matter exposures before, during and after the 2003 Southern California wildfires
- development of spatial-temporal models using GIS and advanced statistical methods for traffic-related pollutants
Prof. Wu’s research in environmental epidemiology focuses on the impact of air pollution on adverse pregnancy outcomes. Previous health-related research included studies that linked traffic-related air pollution with preeclampsia and preterm births and biomarker-based polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure with missed abortion during early pregnancy.
- Air pollution exposure assessment
- Air pollution epidemiology