Air pollution crisis is one of the most pressing challenges emerging from the rapid industrialisation in China. Increasing evidence has shown that air pollution results in substantial adverse health impacts worldwide, even for areas with low concentrations of air pollution. Therefore, understanding how air pollution impacts health in China is very important for decision-makers in tackling the challenges of reduction of air pollution that is health-supportive. This presentation will give an overview of air pollution and health in China, and introduce recent studies performed by Yuming and his collaborators.


Yuming Guo

Research Fellow, Environmental Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, UQ

Dr Yuming Guo is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UQ's School of Public Health. As an Environmental Epidemiologist, Yuming has considerable experience in modelling the associations between environmental exposures and human health using advanced statistical models. He has developed a large international collaboration to examine the disease burden of air pollution and global climate change on human health. As a Biostatistician, Yuming has made considerable improvements of statistical models in the field of Environmental Health and has made contributions to the development of R software packages. He leads and participates in analyses for several international collaborations and, in this capacity, liaises with scientists with diverse perspectives to encourage multidisciplinary approaches to problem-solving.

Overview of air pollution and health in China

Tue 31 Mar 2015 1:00pm2:00pm


Room 015, Public Health Building, Herston