Yuming Guo

Assoc Professor

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Dr Yuming Guo is an associate professor of Environmental Epidemiology and Biostatistics & Head of the Monash Climate, Air Quality Research (CARE) Unit at School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. He is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (Level 1 & 2). A/Prof Guo was awarded Master of Medicine (2006-2009), and PhD (2010-2012) 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, remote sensing modelling, and infectious disease modelling.

A/Prof Guo has developed/participated in several large international collaborations to assess the impacts of air pollution 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.

A/Prof Guo is appointed an adjunct professor by 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. A/Prof Guo has published extensively (over 200 high quality papers) in prestigious international journals including the highest-ranked journals (NEJM, Lancet, BMJ, PLoS Medicine, Nature Communications, The Lancet Planetary Health, EHP). His work was awarded the NHMRC Research Excellence Award, Best Environmental Paper by International Society of Environmental Epidemiology and he is awarded Best Young Scientist by the Lancet-CAMS Committee. A/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, Environmental Health Perspectives, Environment Interantional, PeerJ, and Annals of Cancel Epidemiology.

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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Projects 2017 2022

Research Output 2008 2020

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 (Dallas, Tex. : 1979). 75, 2, p. 347-355 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Associations between long-term exposure to air pollution and blood pressure and effect modifications by behavioral factors

Li, N., Chen, G., Liu, F., Mao, S., Liu, Y., Liu, S., Mao, Z., Lu, Y., Wang, C., Guo, Y., Xiang, H. & Li, S., Mar 2020, In : Environmental Research. 182, 8 p., 109109.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Bushfires in Australia: a serious health emergency under climate change

Yu, P., Xu, R., Abramson, M. J., Li, S. & Guo, Y., Jan 2020, In : The Lancet Planetary Health. 4, 1, p. e7-e8 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Environmental temperature and human epigenetic modifications: A systematic review

Xu, R., Li, S., Guo, S., Zhao, Q., Abramson, M. J., Li, S. & Guo, Y., 1 Apr 2020, In : Environmental Pollution. 259, 14 p., 113840.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Global and regional burden of chronic respiratory disease in 2016 arising from non-infectious airborne occupational exposures: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016

GBD 2016 Occupational Chronic Respiratory Risk Factors Collaborators, 1 Mar 2020, In : Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 77, 3, p. 142-150 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access