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Liuhua  Shi

Asst Professor

Assistant Professor

Faculty, Environmental Health

My research focuses on employing massive datasets, including satellite-retrieved high resolution exposures and health data, to investigate how climate change and air pollution influence seniors' health. More specifically, my research is focused on: (1) application of remote sensing in environmental exposure modeling (e.g., predicting high-resolution PM2.5, ozone, NO2, and temperature); (2) estimating the health consequences of exposure to air pollution and climate change; (3) estimating the link between climate change and air quality, and the mediated health impacts; (4) estimating the joint and independent health effects of air pollutant mixtures; (5) statistical modeling, e.g., causal modeling and big data approach. 

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Rollins School of Public Health , 1518 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: 404-727-9979


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Areas of Interest

  • Air Pollution
  • Climate and Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Neurologic Conditions
  • Statistical Modeling


  • ScD 2016, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • M.S. 2012, Beijing Normal University
  • B.S. 2009, Beijing Normal University


  • , , The 2022 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: health at the mercy of fossil fuels, The Lancet, ,
  • , , The impact of exposure measurement error on the estimated concentration-response relationship between long-term exposure to PM2.5 and mortality, Environmental Health Perspectives, ,
  • , , A national cohort study (2000–2018) of long-term air pollution exposure and incident dementia in older adults in the United States, Nature Communications, ,
  • , , Aerosol Particle Growth Sustained by High Continental Chlorine Emission in India, Nature Geoscience , ,
  • , , Blowing hot and cold over asthma hospitalisations, Thorax, ,
  • , , Long-Term Association of Air Pollution and Hospital Admissions Among Medicare Participants Using a Doubly Robust Additive Model, Circulation, ,
  • , , Long-term Effect of Exposure to Lower Concentrations of Air Pollution on Mortality among Medicare Participants and Vulnerable Subgroups, Lancet Planetary Health, ,
  • , , Low-concentration air pollution and mortality in American older adults: A national cohort analysis (2001-2017), Environmental Science & Technology , ,
  • , , The 2021 Report of The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: code red for a healthy future, The Lancet, ,
  • , , Long-term effects of PM2.5 on neurological disorders in the American Medicare population: a longitudinal cohort study, The Lancet Planetary Health , ,
  • , , Low-level PM2.5 and cause-specific mortality in the State of Queensland, Australia: A modelling study with the difference-in-differences approach, PLoS Medicine , 17(6): e1003141.,
  • , , The 2020 Report of The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change , The Lancet, ,
  • , , Urban Air Pollution May Enhance COVID-19 CaseFatality and Mortality Rates in the United States, The Innovation, ,
  • , , Assessing NO2 Concentration and Model Uncertainty with High Spatiotemporal Resolution across the Contiguous United States Using Ensemble Model Averaging, Environmental Science & Technology, ,
  • , , Long-term exposure to PM2. 5 and mortality among older adults in the southeastern US, Epidemiology, 28, 207
  • , , Impacts of temperature and its variability on mortality in New England, Nature Climate Change, 5, 988
  • , , Low-concentration PM2. 5 and mortality: estimating acute and chronic effects in a population-based study*, Environmental Health Perspectives, 124, 46-52