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, Markevych I, Thomas R, et al., 2020, Residential greenspace and lung function up to 24 years of age: the ALSPAC birth cohort, Environment International, Vol:140, ISSN:0160-4120

Lenoir A, Fuertes E, Gómez Real F, et al., Lung function changes over eight years and testosterone markers in both sexes: UK Biobank, Erj Open Research

Carsin A-E, Keidel D, Fuertes E, et al., 2020, Regular physical activity levels and incidence of restrictive spirometry pattern: a longitudinal analysis of two population-based cohorts, American Journal of Epidemiology, ISSN:0002-9262

Fuertes E, van der Plaat D, Portas L, et al., 2020, Recommended reading from the genomic and environmental medicine section, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol:201, ISSN:1073-449X, Pages:1425-1427

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, Vol:151, ISSN:0891-5849, Pages:88-98

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