Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Honorary Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 2789susan.hodgson Website




526Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





I am an environmental epidemiologist with a particular interest in exposure assessment, spatial epidemiology, routine health data analysis and biomarkers of exposure and effect.

Current research projects include:

  • Exploring the social, economic and environmental determinants of childhood type 1 diabetes
  • Assessing the impact of noise and air pollution exposure on health within the BioSHaRE project
  • Measuring the associations between measures of green space and birth outcomes
  • Using milk teeth as a biomarker of early life history of lead exposure
  • Assessing the impact of residential mobility during pregnancy on environmental exposure
  • Exploring the possible environmental contribution to Chronic Kidney Disease in sugar cane workers in Nicaragua


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Cai Y, Zijlema WL, Doiron D, et al., 2016, Ambient air pollution, traffic noise and adult asthma prevalence: a BioSHaRE approach, European Respiratory Journal, Vol:49, ISSN:0903-1936

Bakolis I, Kelly R, Fecht D, et al., 2016, Protective Effects of Smoke-free Legislation on Birth Outcomes in England: A Regression Discontinuity Design, Epidemiology, Vol:27, ISSN:1531-5487, Pages:810-818

Bixby HRH, Hodgson S, Fortunato L, et al., 2015, Associations between Green Space and Health in English Cities: An Ecological, Cross-Sectional Study, PLOS One, Vol:10, ISSN:1932-6203

Hodgson S, Manmee C, Dirks W, et al., 2014, Determinants of childhood lead exposure in the postleaded petrol era: The Tooth Fairy cohort from Newcastle upon Tyne, Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, Vol:25, ISSN:1559-064X, Pages:420-426

Hodgson S, Beale L, Parslow RC, et al., 2012, Creating a national register of childhood type 1 diabetes using routinely collected hospital data, Pediatric Diabetes, Vol:13, ISSN:1399-5448, Pages:235-243

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