Project Manager and Co-Investigator, the INTERMAP
Senior Research Fellow, AIRLESS
Investigator, MRC Centre for Environment & Health
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.
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.
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.
et al., 2023, Metabolomic Signatures of Sedentary Behavior and Cardiometabolic Traits in US Hispanics/Latinos: Results from HCHS/SOL., Med Sci Sports Exerc, Vol:55, Pages:1781-1791
et al., 2023, Divergent Survival Outcomes Associated with Elevated Branched-Chain Amino Acid Levels among Older Adults with or without Hypertension and Diabetes: A Validated, Prospective, Longitudinal Follow-Up Study., Biomolecules, Vol:13
et al., 2023, Small High-Density Lipoprotein and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake Differentiates Japanese and Japanese-Americans: The INTERLIPID Study., J Atheroscler Thromb, Vol:30, Pages:884-906
et al., 2023, Demographic, Health and Lifestyle Factors Associated with the Metabolome in Older Women., Metabolites, Vol:13, ISSN:2218-1989
et al., 2023, Lifestyle score and risk of hypertension in the airwave health monitoring study of British police force employees, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol:20, ISSN:1660-4601, Pages:1-14