Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Fellow







Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





I am a Research Fellow in Health Analytics and Machine Learning in the Global Environmental Health Research Group and the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics. I obtained my PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Imperial College London, and I gained BEng, BEcon and MEng in Civil Engineering from Tsinghua University.

My research interests lie in the intersection of population health, environment and data analytics. I am currently working on the worldwide trends in blood pressure and diabetes, their determinants and treatment coverage, under the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC)



Kontis V, Bennett JE, Parks RM, et al., 2022, Lessons learned and lessons missed: impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on all-cause mortality in 40 industrialised countries and US states prior to mass vaccination [version 2; peer review: 2 approved], Wellcome Open Research, Vol:6, ISSN:2398-502X

Pearson-Stuttard J, Cheng Y, Bennett J, et al., 2022, Trends in leading causes of hospitalisation among adults with diabetes in England from 2003 to 2018: an epidemiological analysis of linked primary care records, The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, Vol:10, ISSN:2213-8595, Pages:46-57

Wang L, Zhou B, Zhao Z, et al., 2021, Body-mass index and obesity in urban and rural China: findings from consecutive nationally representative surveys during 2004-18, Lancet, Vol:398, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:53-63

Zhou B, Perel P, Mensah GA, et al., 2021, Global epidemiology, health burden and effective interventions for elevated blood pressure and hypertension, Nature Reviews Cardiology, Vol:18, ISSN:1759-5002, Pages:785-802

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), Iurilli N, 2021, Heterogeneous contributions of change in population distribution of body-mass index to change in obesity and underweight, Elife, Vol:10, ISSN:2050-084X

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