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.



Pearson-Stuttard J, Zhou B, Kontis V, et al., 2017, Worldwide burden of cancer attributable to diabetes and high body-mass index: a comparative risk assessment., Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol, Vol:6, Pages:95-104

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), 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., Int J Epidemiol

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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