Dr. Yiqun HAN is a postdoc research associate in the Environmental Research Group. With the background of medicine and environmental science, Yiqun’s research lie on the interdisciplinary area of environmental epidemiology, focus on the effect of air pollution exposure to human health. Yiqun has participated as key investigator in multiple large panel/cohort studies of healthy and susceptible population (AIRLESS, SCOPE, COPD etc.).
Yiqun’s work focuses on the cutting-edge in the fields, including:
- to apply statistical model in high-dimensional exposure and health dataset;
- to apply novel sensor technologies in human-based studies to explore the underlying biological mechanisms;
- to associated the changes in a wide range of biomarkers, including metabolome and transcriptome signatures, in responses to the exposure to air pollutants.
Professional membership: Steering Committee Member of International Society of Environmental Epidemiology Student and new researchers network (ISEE-SNRN), 2016-2018
Peer reviewer: Environmental Health Perspectives, Environmental Pollution, Science of the Total Environment, Journal Of Exposure Science And Environmental Epidemiology
Organizer of journal club in Environmental Research Group (ERG), Imperial
Key research projectS
- Effects of AIR pollution on cardiopuLmonary disEaSe in urban and peri-urban reSidents in Beijing (AIRLESS) - 2016 onwards
- A Prospective Study Comparing the Cardiometabolic and Respiratory Effects of Air Pollution Exposure on Healthy and Pre-diabetic Individuals (SCOPE) - 2012-2016
- Evaluation technology for the health risk of atmospheric fine particle. (China MOST 863 Project) 2008-2011.
et al., 2021, Serum branched-chain amino acids modifies the associations between air pollutants and insulin resistance, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Vol:225, ISSN:0147-6513, Pages:1-8
et al., 2021, Susceptibility of individuals with lung dysfunction to systemic inflammation associated with ambient fine particle exposure: A panel study in Beijing, Science of the Total Environment, Vol:788, ISSN:0048-9697
et al., 2021, Differences in transcriptome response to air pollution exposure between adult residents with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Beijing: A panel study, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol:416, ISSN:0304-3894
et al., 2021, Association of long-term exposure to PM2.5 with blood lipids in the Chinese population: Findings from a longitudinal quasi-experiment, Environment International, Vol:151, ISSN:0160-4120
et al., 2021, Open fire exposure increases the risk of pregnancy loss in South Asia, Nature Communications, Vol:12, ISSN:2041-1723