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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 has been supported by NHMRC Leader Fellowship (Level 1) and Career Development Fellowship (Level 1 & 2). 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, VIC Department of Health, Wellcome Trust.

He is appointed as an adjunct professor by National University of Singapore, 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 500 high quality papers) in prestigious international journals including the highest-ranked journals (NEJM, Lancet, BMJ, Nature, Nature Medicine, Nature Climate Change, PLoS Medicine, Nature Communications, Thorax, The Lancet Planetary Health, Environmental Health Perspectives, Environment International, etc). His works are highly cited, with >110,000 citations and H-index of 102. 

His work was awarded NHMRC Career Development Fellowship, NHMRC Investigator Grant, the Reuters Hot List of The World’s Top Climate Scientists, the Tony McMichael Award by International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Top Researcher in Occupational and Environmental Medicine by The Australian, 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, Environmental Health Perspectives, and Environment International, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Environmental Science & Technology, and The Innovation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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