Rollins School of Public Health | Faculty Profile
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 mortality and neurological diseases. More specifically, my research is focused on four main topics: (1) application of remote sensing in exposure modeling (e.g., predicting high-resolution particulate matter, ozone, NO2, and temperature); (2) estimating the health consequences of exposure to air pollutants and climate change, and environmental health disparities; (3) estimating the link between climate change and air quality, and the mediated health impacts; (4) statistical modeling, e.g., causal modeling and big data approach

Contact Information

Rollins School of Public Health , 1518 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: 404-727-9979


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Areas of Interest

  • Air Pollution
  • Climate and Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Exposure Assessment


  • 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.
  • EH 593R: Data Analysis in Envt Health


  • , , Assessing NO2 Concentration and Model Uncertainty with High Spatiotemporal Resolution across the Contiguous United States Using Ensemble Model Averaging, Environmental Science & Technology, ,
  • , , Doubly robust additive hazards models to estimate effects of a continuous exposure on survival, Epidemiology, 28, 771
  • , , Long-term exposure to PM2. 5 and mortality among older adults in the southeastern US, Epidemiology, 28, 207
  • , , Association between fine particulate matter exposure and subclinical atherosclerosis: A meta-analysis, European journal of preventive cardiology, 23, 602-612
  • , , Chronic effects of temperature on mortality in the Southeastern USA using satellite-based exposure metrics, Scientific reports, 6, 1-8
  • , , Estimating and projecting the effect of cold waves on mortality in 209 US cities, Environment international, 94, 141-149
  • , , Estimating daily air temperature across the Southeastern United States using high-resolution satellite data: A statistical modeling study, Environmental research, ,
  • , , 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