Rollins School of Public Health | Faculty Profile
Emory Rollins School of Public Health
Return to Faculty Listing

Donghai  Liang

Asst Professor

Assistant Professor

Faculty, Environmental Health

Jointly Appointed, Epidemiology

My research focuses on health effects associated with air pollution and persistent organic pollutant using exposure assessment and high-resolution metabolomics. I am particularly interested in measuring multi-dimensional exposures and elucidating the molecular mechanisms accounting for the complex health responses to environmental mixtures. This has involved extensive, primary field-based data collection, as well as laboratory-based analyses. More recently, I have shifted majority of my effort toward incorporating high resolution metabolomics and multi-omics into the investigations on the molecular mechanisms and disease etiology associated with environmental exposures. 

For a full list of up to date publications, visit my Google Scholars page. For information on the ongoing projects in my research group, please visit the Environmental Metabolomics and Exposomics Research Group at Emory (EMERGE) website.

Contact Information

1518 Clifton Rd. NE

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: (404)712-9583

Fax: (404) 727-8744


Update Profile

Areas of Interest

  • Air Pollution
  • Biomarkers
  • Data Science
  • Exposome
  • Exposure Assessment
  • Maternal and Child Health


  • B.S. 2012, Peking University
  • M.P.H. 2014, Yale University
  • Ph.D. 2018, Emory University

Courses Taught

  • EH 515: Air Quality in the Urban Env.

Affiliations & Activities

Secretary, Board of Directors, International Society of Exposure Science

Academic Councilor, Board of Directors, International Society of Exposure Science

Co-chair, International Society of Exposure Science Diversity Committee

Chair, Travel Award Committee on the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science 

Member, HERCULES Exposome Research Center

Member, Emory's Children's Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR) Laboratory Hub


Selected Media Coverage on Research Projects: