Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Senior Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 3311q.chan




151Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





Project Manager and Co-Investigator, the INTERMAP

Senior Research Fellow, AIRLESS

Investigator, MRC Centre for Environment & Health

Investigator, Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)

Visiting Associate Professor, The Center for Epidemiologic Research in Asia (CERA)

Research Interests and Responsibilities

Cardio-pulmonary disease epidemiology and prevention; nutrition; blood pressure; environmental health risk factors; air pollution; application of metabonomics methods to large-scale population studies; project management; database management; applied statistics; biobank.

Current research

My research focuses on environmental risk factors (nutrition and air pollution) and epidemiology and translational medicine. I collaborate with multidisciplinary research scientists in developing and testing new biostatistical methods for epidemiological data analysis and application of metabolic phenotyping to large-scale epidemiological studies. I am working on several longitudinal epidemiological studies for preventive medicine, exploring sequences of molecular events triggered by environmental exposures and affecting individual cardio-pulmonary disease risk profiles. 

Recent Publications

Loo RL, Lu Q, Carter E, Liu S, Clark S, Wang Y, Baumgartner J, Tang H, Chan Q. A feasibility study of metabolic phenotyping of dried blood spot specimens in rural Chinese women exposed to household air pollution. Journal Of Exposure Science And Environmental Epidemiology 2020.

Gibson R, Lau CHE, Loo RL, Ebbels TMD, Chekmeneva E, Dyer AR, Miura K, Ueshima H, Zhao LC, Daviglus ML, Stamler J, Van Horn L, Elliott P, Holmes E, Chan Q. The association of fish consumption and its urinary metabolites with cardiovascular risk factors: the International Study of Macro-/Micronutrients and Blood Pressure (INTERMAP). AJCN. 2020.

Aljuraiban G, Gibson R, Oude Griep L, Okuda N,  Steffen L, Van Horn L, Chan Q. Perspective: The Application of A Priori Diet Quality Scores to Cardiovascular Disease Risk—A Critical Evaluation of Current Scoring Systems.  Advances in Nutrition. 2019

Stamler J, Chan Q, Daviglus ML, Dyer AR, Van Horn L, Garside DB, Miura K, Wu Y, Ueshima H, Zhao L, Elliott P. Relation of Dietary Sodium (Salt) to Blood Pressure and Its Possible Modulation by Other Dietary Factors: The INTERMAP Study. Hypertension. 2018;71:631-637

Chan Q, Loo RL, Ebbels TM, Van Horn L, Daviglus ML, Stamler J, Nicholson JK, Holmes E, Elliott P. Metabolic phenotyping for discovery of urinary biomarkers of diet, xenobiotics and blood pressure in the INTERMAP Study: an overview. Hypertension Research. 2017;40:336-345

Chan Q, Stamler J, Griep LM, Daviglus ML, Horn LV and Elliott P. An Update on Nutrients and Blood Pressure.Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis. 2016;23:276-289

Chan Q, Stamler J, Elliott P. Dietary factors and higher blood pressure in African-Americans. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2015.



Loo RL, Lu Q, Carter E, et al., 2020, A feasibility study of metabolic phenotyping of dried blood spot specimens in rural Chinese women exposed to household air pollution, Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, ISSN:1559-0631

Loo RL, Chan Q, Antti H, et al., 2020, Manuscript Strategy for improved characterisation of human metabolic phenotypes using a COmbined Multiblock Principal components Analysis with Statistical Spectroscopy (COMPASS)., Bioinformatics

Garcia Perez I, Posma JM, Serrano Contreras JI, et al., 2020, Identifying unknown metabolites using NMR-based metabolic profiling techniques, Nature Protocols, ISSN:1750-2799

Aljuraiban G, Chan Q, Gibson R, et al., 2020, Association between plant-based diets and blood pressure in the INTERMAP study, Bmj Nutrition, Prevention & Health, ISSN:2516-5542

Posma JM, Garcia Perez I, Frost G, et al., 2020, Nutriome-metabolome relationships provide insights into dietary intake and metabolism, Nature Food, Vol:1, ISSN:2662-1355, Pages:426-436

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