Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Imperial College Junior Research Fellow



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Elaine Fuertes is currently an Imperial College Research Fellow at the NHLI. Her research focuses on investigating the influence of environmental and behavioural factors, and their interaction, on the development of childhood and adult allergic diseases and respiratory health.

Elaine received her PhD from the School of Public Health at the University of British Columbia, Canada (2014). Prior to her doctoral training, she received a Master of Science in Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Throughout these experiences, Elaine has worked and collaborated with several research institutes within Canada and across Europe.



Fuertes E, Sunyer J, Gehring U, et al., 2020, Associations between air pollution and pediatric eczema, rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma: a meta-analysis of European birth cohorts, Environment International, Vol:136, ISSN:0160-4120

Amaral A, Burney P, Fuertes E, et al., 2020, Body mass index and weight change are associated with adult lung function trajectories: a prospective European survey, Thorax, ISSN:0040-6376

Fuertes E, van der Plaat D, Minelli C, 2020, Antioxidant genes and susceptibility to air pollution for respiratory and cardiovascular health, Free Radical Biology and Medicine, ISSN:0891-5849

Eguiluz‐Gracia I, Mathioudakis AG, Bartel S, et al., 2020, The need for clean air: the way air pollution and climate change affect allergic rhinitis and asthma, Allergy, ISSN:0105-4538

Fuertes E, Heinrich J, 2020, Does traffic proximity at home and school influence asthma exacerbations?, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Vol:145, ISSN:0091-6749, Pages:100-102

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