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, Marcon A, Potts L, et al., 2021, Health Impact Assessment to predict the impact of tobacco price increases on COPD burden in Italy, England and Sweden, Scientific Reports, ISSN:2045-2322

Russell MA, Dharmage S, Fuertes E, et al., 2020, The effect of physical activity on asthma incidence over 10 years: population-based study, European Respiratory Journal: Open Research

Fuertes E, Lam H, Jarvis D, 2020, Interactive effects of allergens and air pollution on respiratory health: A systematic review, Science of the Total Environment, ISSN:0048-9697

Bédard A, Carsin A-E, Fuertes E, et al., 2020, Physical activity and lung function - cause or consequence?, Plos One, Vol:15, ISSN:1932-6203

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