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.



Mohammad KN, Chan EYY, Lau SY-F, et al., 2021, Relationship between acute kidney injury, seasonal influenza, and environmental factors: A 14-year retrospective analysis, Environment International, Vol:153, ISSN:0160-4120

Lam HCY, Jarvis D, 2021, Seasonal variation in total and pollen-specific immunoglobulin E levels in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey, Clinical and Experimental Allergy, Vol:51, ISSN:0954-7894, Pages:1085-1088

Chong KC, Chan EYY, Lee TC, et al., 2021, A 21-year retrospective analysis of environmental impacts on paediatric acute gastroenteritis in an affluent setting, Science of the Total Environment, Vol:764, ISSN:0048-9697

Lam HCY, Hajat S, 2021, Ambient temperature, air pollution and childhood bronchiolitis, Thorax, Vol:76, ISSN:0040-6376, Pages:320-321


Chong KC, Chan E, Lee TC, et al., 2021, Is rainfall associated with paediatric acute gastroenteritis in an affluent setting? A 21-Year Retrospective Investigation, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, Pages:49-49, ISSN:0300-5771

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