Rollins School of Public Health | Faculty Profile
Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Donghai  Liang

Assistant Professor

Faculty, Environmental Health

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 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. 

Contact Information

1518 Clifton Rd. NE

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: (404)712-9583

Fax: (404) 727-8744


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Areas of Interest

  • Air Pollution
  • Biomarkers
  • Climate and Health
  • Exposome
  • Exposure Assessment


  • 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.
  • EH 593R: Data Analysis in Envt Health

Affiliations & Activities

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

Co-chair, International Society of Exposure Science Diversity Committee

Chair, Travel Award and Diversity Committee on the 2020 Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES 2020)

Member, HERCULES Exposome Research Center

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


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