Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Research Fellow



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Emmanuel Kaye BuildingRoyal Brompton Campus





Elaine Fuertes is currently an Imperial College Research Fellow at the NHLI. Her research focuses on investigating the influence of environmental and behavioural factors, and their interaction, on the development of childhood and adult allergic diseases and respiratory health.

Elaine received her PhD from the School of Public Health at the University of British Columbia, Canada (2014). Prior to her doctoral training, she received a Master of Science in Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Throughout these experiences, Elaine has worked and collaborated with several research institutes within Canada and across Europe.



Fuertes E, Jarvis D, Lam H, et al., 2023, Phl p 5 levels more strongly associated than grass pollen counts with allergic respiratory health, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, ISSN:0091-6749

Zhao T, Markevych I, Fuertes E, et al., 2023, Impact of long-term exposure to ambient ozone on lung function over a course of 20 years (The ECRHS study): a prospective cohort study in adults, The Lancet Regional Health. Europe, Vol:34, ISSN:2666-7762, Pages:1-11

Konstantinoudis G, Minelli C, Lam HCY, et al., 2023, Asthma hospitalisations and heat exposure in England: a case-crossover study during 2002-2019, Thorax, Vol:78, ISSN:0040-6376, Pages:875-881

Markevych I, Zhao T, Fuertes E, et al., 2023, Residential greenspace and lung function decline over 20 years in a prospective cohort: the ECRHS study, Environment International, Vol:178, ISSN:0160-4120, Pages:1-10

Peralta GP, Granell R, Bedard A, et al., 2022, Mid-childhood fat mass and airflow limitation at 15 years: The mediating role of insulin resistance and C-reactive protein, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Vol:33, ISSN:0905-6157

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