Yuming Guo


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Exposure assessment; Air pollution and health; Climate change and health; Biostatistics


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Dr Yuming Guo is professor of Global Environmental Health and Biostatistics & Head of the Monash Climate, Air Quality Research (CARE) Unit. He is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (Level 1 & 2). He was awarded Master of Medicine (2009) and PhD (2012) from Peking University and Queensland University of Technology, respectively. Before moving to to Monash University in March 2017, he held appointments at the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, and Peking University.

His research group focuses on environmental epidemiology, biostatistics, global environmental change, air pollution, climate change, urban design, residential environment, remote sensing modelling, and infectious disease modelling.

He has developed/participated in several large international collaborations to assess the impacts of air pollution, residential environment and climate change on human health. His research is primarily supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council, and China Natural Science Foundation.

He is appointed as an adjunct professor by The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland, The University of Oulu (Finland). He was awarded visiting fellowship of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine supported by the Leverhulme Trust.

He has published extensively (over 290 high quality papers) in prestigious international journals including the highest-ranked journals (NEJM, Lancet, BMJ, Nature, Nature Medicine, PLoS Medicine, Nature Communications, Thorax, The Lancet Planetary Health, Environmental Health Perspectives, Environment International, etc). His works are highly cited, with >32,000 citations and H-index of 66. 

His work was awarded the Tony McMichael Award by International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Young Tall Poppy Award by Australian Institute of Policy and Sciences, NHMRC Research Excellence Award, Rising Star of Australian Researchers by The Australian, Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper by International Society of Environmental Epidemiology,  Monash SPHPM Mid-Career Research Excellence Award, AMREP Public Health Research Mid-Career Researcher Best Paper Award, and he is awarded Best Young Scientist by the Lancet-CAMS Committee.

He is a member of Think Tank for Climate Change and Human Health in Australia. He sits in many research grant review committees and editorial board of PLoS Medicine (IF 11.8), Environmental Health Perspectives (IF 8.1), and Environment Interantional (IF 7.9). He is co-founder of the Cell Press partner journal, The Innovation (https://www.cell.com/the-innovation/home).

Research area keywords

  • Public Health
  • Air Quality
  • climate change
  • environmental health and safety of nanotechnology
  • Global Health
  • Biostatistics
  • Time Series
  • Case study
  • Spatial temporal statistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial intelligence


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