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Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Liuhua  Shi

Research Assistant Professor

Faculty, Environmental Health

My research focuses on employing massive datasets, including satellite-retrieved high resolution exposures and health data of all Medicare beneficiaries, to investigate how climate change and air pollution influence seniors' health. More specifically, my research is focused on: (1) application of remote sensing in environmental exposure modeling (e.g., predicting high-resolution PM2.5, ozone, NO2, and temperature); (2) estimating the health consequences of exposure to air pollution and climate change; (3) estimating the link between climate change and air quality, and the mediated health impacts; (4) estimating the joint and independent health effects of air pollutant mixtures; (5) statistical modeling, e.g., causal modeling and big data approach. 

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Contact Information

Rollins School of Public Health , 1518 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: 404-727-9979

Email: liuhua.shi@emory.edu

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Areas of Interest

  • Air Pollution
  • Climate and Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Neurologic Conditions
  • Statistical Modeling

Education

  • ScD 2016, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • M.S. 2012, Beijing Normal University
  • B.S. 2009, Beijing Normal University

Courses Taught

  • EH 515: Air Quality in the Urban Env.
  • EH 587: Intro.toSatellite Remote Sens.

Affiliations & Activities

Member, Lancet Countdown project (2020)

Member, HERCULES Exposome Research Center

Member, Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) 

Member, Climate@Emory

 

Selected Media Coverage:

https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/curated-collections/2018-JIF  (EHP's 2018 Journal Impact Factor Collection)

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/air-pollution-below-epa-standards-linked-with-higher-death-rates/

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-deaths-in-us-study/

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/heres-how-climate-change-might-kill-people-n391226

https://sph.emory.edu/news/news-release/2020/09/air-pollution-covid-deaths.html

Publications

  • , , Aerosol Particle Growth Sustained by High Continental Chlorine Emission in India, Nature Geoscience (Accepted), ,
  • , , Long-term effects of PM2.5 on neurological disorders in the American Medicare population: a longitudinal cohort study, The Lancet Planetary Health , ,
  • , , Low-level PM2.5 and cause-specific mortality in the State of Queensland, Australia: A modelling study with the difference-in-differences approach, PLoS Medicine , 17(6): e1003141.,
  • , , The 2020 Report of The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change , The Lancet, ,
  • , , Urban Air Pollution May Enhance COVID-19 CaseFatality and Mortality Rates in the United States, The Innovation, ,
  • , , Assessing NO2 Concentration and Model Uncertainty with High Spatiotemporal Resolution across the Contiguous United States Using Ensemble Model Averaging, Environmental Science & Technology, ,
  • , , Long-term exposure to PM2. 5 and mortality among older adults in the southeastern US, Epidemiology, 28, 207
  • , , Impacts of temperature and its variability on mortality in New England, Nature Climate Change, 5, 988
  • , , Low-concentration PM2. 5 and mortality: estimating acute and chronic effects in a population-based study*, Environmental Health Perspectives, 124, 46-52