Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Associate







Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





I am a Research Associate in Population Health and Global Health in the Global Environmental Health Research Group. I obtained my PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Imperial College, and I also gained BEng, BEcon and MSc in Civil Engineering from Tsinghua University.

My research interests lie primarily at the intersection between health and environment. I am currently working on the worldwide trends in blood pressure and diabetes, their determinants and treatment coverage, under the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). My previous research experiences include the dynamics of particulate matters in indoor environment and modelling of population inhalation exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.



Zhou B, Bentham J, Di Cesare M, et al., 2018, Contributions of mean and shape of blood pressure distribution to worldwide trends and variations in raised blood pressure: a pooled analysis of 1018 population-based measurement studies with 88.6 million participants, International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol:47, ISSN:0300-5771, Pages:872-+

Pearson-Stuttard J, Zhou B, Kontis V, et al., 2018, Worldwide burden of cancer attributable to diabetes and high body-mass index: a comparative risk assessment., Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol, Vol:6, Pages:95-104

Kenge AP, Bentham J, Zhou B, et al., 2017, Trends in obesity and diabetes across regions in Africa from 1980 to 2014: an analysis of pooled population-based studies., International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol:46, ISSN:1464-3685, Pages:1421-1432

Ueda P, Woodward M, Lu Y, et al., 2017, Laboratory-based and office-based risk scores and charts to predict 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease in 182 countries: a pooled analysis of prospective cohorts and health surveys, Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, Vol:5, ISSN:2213-8587, Pages:196-213

Ezzati M, Zhou B, Riley L, et al., 2017, Challenges of monitoring global diabetes prevalence, Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, Vol:5, ISSN:2213-8595, Pages:162-162

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