Imperial College London

Dr Holly Lam

Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

MRC Early Career Research Fellow



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Dr Holly Lam is an environmental epidemiologist. After completing her master study in statistics in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), she started working in the School of Public Health in CUHK on cancer epidemiological researches. At the same time, she started her PhD study in the school investigating the association between meteorological factors and respiratory hospital admissions in Hong Kong using timeseries analysis. After getting her PhD she continued on environmental health studies and participated in disasters and humanitarian studies in the school. Later on, she visited the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. There she investigated how El NiƱo South Oscillations (ENSO) is associated with the rate of people affected by natural disasters at global level.

Dr Lam's research interests focus on effects of ambient exposures and climate change on human health and factors for formulating diseases prevention/ health improvement strategies against environmental exposures. She is particularly interested in allergies and respiratory conditions. She is currently in the Genomic and Environmental Medicine section of the National Heart and Lung Institute and focuses on the associations between allergic conditions and environmental exposures.



Fuertes E, Lam H, Jarvis D, 2020, Interactive effects of allergens and air pollution on respiratory health: A systematic review, Science of the Total Environment, ISSN:0048-9697

Chong KC, Chan EYY, Lee TC, et al., 2020, A 21-year retrospective analysis of environmental impacts on paediatric acute gastroenteritis in an affluent setting., Sci Total Environ

Lam C, Turner P, Hemming D, et al., 2020, Seasonality of food-related anaphylaxis admissions and associations with temperature and pollen levels, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: in Practice, ISSN:2213-2198

Chan EYY, Lam HCY, 2020, Research Frontiers of Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management: What Do We Know So Far?, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol:17


Lam C, Turner P, Hemming D, et al., The association of food-related anaphylaxis admissions with temperature and pollen counts in England, 32nd Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE)

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