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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). Prof Guo 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, Dr Guo 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.

Prof Guo 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.

Prof Guo is appointed an adjunct professor by The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland, The University of Oulu (Finland), Jinan University (Guangzhou), and Chongqing Medical University. He was awarded a visiting fellow of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine supported by the Leverhulme Trust.

Prof Guo has published extensively (over 260 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 >20,000 citations and H-index of 54. 

His work was awarded the NHMRC Research Excellence Award, Rising Star of Australian Researchers, Best Environmental 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.

Prof Guo 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 (

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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Initiating The Asia Pacific Cohort Consortium for Health Effects of Air Pollution

Guo, Y., Li, S., Abramson, M., Marks, G. B., Jalaludin, B., Dharmage, S. C., Heyworth, J. S., Knibbs, L. D. & Pereira, G.


Project: Research

Air pollution and mortality and morbidity in adult Australians (APMMA Study): a large population based cohort study

Marks, G. B., Jalaludin, B., Morgan, G., Guo, Y., Cope, M., Knibbs, L., Morawska, L., Heyworth, J. & Hinwood, A.


Project: Research

Research Output

Ambient Airborne Particulates of Diameter ≤1 μm, a Leading Contributor to the Association Between Ambient Airborne Particulates of Diameter ≤2.5 μm and Children's Blood Pressure

Wu, Q. Z., Li, S., Yang, B. Y., Bloom, M., Shi, Z., Knibbs, L., Dharmage, S., Leskinen, A., Jalaludin, B., Jalava, P., Roponen, M., Lin, S., Chen, G., Guo, Y., Xu, S. L., Yu, H. Y., Zeeshan, M., Hu, L. W., Yu, Y., Zeng, X. W. & 1 others, Dong, G. H., Feb 2020, In : Hypertension. 75, 2, p. 347-355 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Ambient Air Pollution Exposure Association with Anaemia Prevalence and Haemoglobin Levels in Chinese Older Adults

Elbarbary, M., Honda, T., Morgan, G., Guo, Y., Guo, Y., Kowal, P. & Negin, J., 5 May 2020, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17, 9, 15 p., 3209.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Association between community greenness and obesity in urban-dwelling Chinese adults

Huang, W. Z., Yang, B. Y., Yu, H. Y., Bloom, M. S., Markevych, I., Heinrich, J., Knibbs, L. D., Leskinen, A., Dharmage, S. C., Jalaludin, B., Morawska, L., Jalava, P., Guo, Y., Lin, S., Zhou, Y., Liu, R. Q., Feng, D., Hu, L. W., Zeng, X. W., Hu, Q. & 2 others, Yu, Y. & Dong, G. H., 1 Feb 2020, In : Science of the Total Environment. 702, 9 p., 135040.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Association between long-term exposure to ambient air pollutants and excessive daytime sleepiness in Chinese rural population: The Henan Rural Cohort Study

Wang, Y., Mao, Z., Chen, G., Tu, R., Abdulai, T., Qiao, D., Liu, X., Dong, X., Luo, Z., Wang, Y., Li, R., Huo, W., Yu, S., Guo, Y., Li, S. & Wang, C., Jun 2020, In : Chemosphere. 248, 7 p., 126103.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Association between long-term exposure to ambient air pollution and obesity in a Chinese rural population: The Henan Rural Cohort Study

Liu, X., Tu, R., Qiao, D., Niu, M., Li, R., Mao, Z., Huo, W., Chen, G., Xiang, H., Guo, Y., Li, S. & Wang, C., May 2020, In : Environmental Pollution. 260, 10 p., 114077.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Clean Air Society of Australia & New Zealand NSW/ACT Branch Clean Air Achievement Award

Abramson, Michael (Recipient), Guy Marks (Recipient), Bin Jalaludin (Recipient), Lidia Morawska (Recipient), Shyamali Chandrika Dharmage (Recipient), Fay Johnston (Recipient), Geoffrey Morgan (Recipient), Jane Heyworth (Recipient), Graeme Zosky (Recipient) & Guo, Yuming (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)