Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Senior Research Officer



+44 (0)20 7594 3311q.chan




151Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





Project Manager and Co-Investigator, the INTERMAP Study

Senior Research Fellow, AIRLESS

Scientific Strategy, Imperial College Wellcome Trust Centre for Global Health Research (WTCGHR)

Investigator, MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health

Investigator, Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)

Visiting Senior Research Fellow,The Center for Epidemiologic Research in Asia (CERA)

Research Interests and Responsibilities

Cardio-pulmonary disease epidemiology and prevention; nutrition; blood pressure; environmental health risk factors; air pollution; application of metabonomics methods to large-scale population studies; project management; database management; applied statistics; biobank.

Current research

My research focuses on environmental risk factors (nutrition and air pollution) and epidemiology and translational medicine. I collaborate with multidisciplinary research scientists in developing and testing new biostatistical methods for epidemiological data analysis and application of metabolic phenotyping to large-scale epidemiological studies. I am working on several longitudinal epidemiological studies for preventive medicine, exploring sequences of molecular events triggered by environmental exposures and affecting individual cardio-pulmonary disease risk profiles. 

Recent Publications

Stamler J, Chan Q, Daviglus ML, Dyer AR, Van Horn L, Garside DB, Miura K, Wu Y, Ueshima H, Zhao L, Elliott P. Relation of Dietary Sodium (Salt) to Blood Pressure and Its Possible Modulation by Other Dietary Factors: The INTERMAP Study. Hypertension. 2018;71:631-637

Xie W, Zheng F, Evangelou E, Liu O, Yang Z, Chan Q, Elliott P, Wu Y. Blood pressure-lowering drugs and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Hypertension. 2018;36(6):1256-1265

Chekmeneva E, Dos Santos Correia G, Gomez-Romero M, Stamler J, Chan Q, Elliott P, Nicholson JK, Holmes E. Ultra-Performance Liquid Chromatography-High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry and Direct Infusion-High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry for Combined Exploratory and Targeted Metabolic Profiling of Human Urine. Journal of Proteome Research. 2018;17:3492-3502

Chan Q, Loo RL, Ebbels TM, Van Horn L, Daviglus ML, Stamler J, Nicholson JK, Holmes E, Elliott P. Metabolic phenotyping for discovery of urinary biomarkers of diet, xenobiotics and blood pressure in the INTERMAP Study: an overview. Hypertension Research. 2017;40:336-345

Chan Q, Stamler J, Griep LM, Daviglus ML, Horn LV and Elliott P. An Update on Nutrients and Blood Pressure.Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis. 2016;23:276-289



Okami Y, Ueshima H, Nakamura Y, et al., 2019, The Relationship of Dietary Cholesterol with Serum Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Confounding by Reverse Causality: The INTERLIPID Study, Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis, Vol:26, ISSN:1340-3478, Pages:170-182

Gibson R, Eriksen R, Singh D, et al., 2018, A cross-sectional investigation into the occupational and socio-demographic characteristics of British police force employees reporting a dietary pattern associated with cardiometabolic risk: findings from the Airwave Health Monitoring Study, European Journal of Nutrition, Vol:57, ISSN:1436-6207, Pages:2913-2926

Takashima N, Ohkubo T, Miura K, et al., 2018, Factors associated with intra-individual visit-to-visit variability of blood pressure in four countries: the INTERMAP study., J Hum Hypertens

Aljuraiban GS, Stamler J, Chan Q, et al., 2018, Relations between dairy product intake and blood pressure: the INTERnational study on MAcro/micronutrients and blood Pressure, Journal of Hypertension, Vol:36, ISSN:0263-6352, Pages:2049-2058

Zaid M, Miura K, Okayama A, et al., 2018, Associations of High-Density Lipoprotein Particle and High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol With Alcohol Intake, Smoking, and Body Mass Index - The INTERLIPID Study, Circulation Journal, Vol:82, ISSN:1346-9843, Pages:2557-+

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