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 (J-IDEA). I obtained my PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Imperial College, and I also gained BEng, BEcon and MEng in Civil Engineering from Tsinghua University.

My research interests lie primarily at the intersection between health and environment. 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). My other research experiences included the dynamics of particulate matters in indoor environment and modelling of population inhalation exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.



Liu Y, Zhou B, Wang J, et al., 2021, Health benefits and cost of using air purifiers to reduce exposure to ambient fine particulate pollution in China, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol:414, ISSN:0304-3894

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, ISSN:1759-5002

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

Kontis V, Bennett JE, Rashid T, et al., 2021, Magnitude, demographics and dynamics of the effect of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on all-cause mortality in 21 industrialized countries (vol 26, pg 1919, 2020), Nature Medicine, Vol:27, ISSN:1078-8956, Pages:562-562

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