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Jun Wu

Associate Professor, Public Health
Public Health

Associate Professor, Epidemiology
School of Medicine

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2004, Environmental Health Sciences

Phone: 949-824-0548
Email: junwu@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Anteater Instruction & Research Bldg (AIRB) # 2034
Mail Code: 3957
Irvine, CA 92697

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Research
Interests
Air pollution exposure assessment and air pollution epidemiology
   
URLs Public Health Program - College of Health Sciences
   
Dept. of Epidemiology - School of Medicine
   
Research
Abstract
Dr. Wu's research program focuses primarily on air pollution exposure assessment and environmental epidemiology. The overarching goal of our research is to more accurately characterize personal exposures to air pollutants and examine health effect due to air pollution exposure. Recent and current studies involve human exposure assessment studies (measurement and modeling), applications of geographical information system (GIS) and global positioning system (GPS) tracking in exposure assessment, and impact of air pollution exposure on pregnancy and other health outcomes.
   
Publications Wu J, Jiang CS, Jaimes G, Dang A, Baker D, Delfino R. Travel patterns during pregnancy: comparison between global positioning system (GPS) tracking and questionnaire data. Environmental Health: in press.
   
  Laurent O, Wu J, Li Li, Milesi C. Green spaces and pregnancy outcomes in Southern California. Health & Place: in press.
   
  Heck J, Wu J, Wilhelm M, Cockburn, Meyers T, Ritz B. Childhood cancer and traffic-related air pollution exposure in pregnancy and early life. Environmental Health Perspective: in press.
   
  Delfino RJ, Wu J, Tjoa T, Gullesserian S, Nickerson B, Gillen D. Asthma morbidity and ambient air pollution: effect modification by residential traffic-related air pollution. Epidemiology: in press.
   
  Li L, Wu J, Hudda N, C Sioutas, Fruin SA, Delfino RJ. (2013). Modeling the concentrations of on-road air pollutants in Southern California. Environmental Science & Technology 47(16): 9291–9299.
   
  Li L, Wu J, Ghosh J, Ritz B. (2013). Estimating spatiotemporal variability of ambient air pollutant concentrations with a hierarchical model. Atmospheric Environment 71: 54-63.
   
  Houston D, Li W, Wu J. (2013). Disparities in exposure to automobile and truck traffic and vehicle emissions near the Los Angeles–Long Beach port complex. American Journal of Public Health: in press.
   
  Houston D, Wu J, Yang D, Jaimes G. (2013). Particle-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations in transportation microenvironments. Atmospheric Environment 71: 148–157.
   
  Laurent O, Wu J, L Li, J Chung, S Bartell. (2013). Investigating the association between birth weight and complementary air pollution metrics: a cohort study. Environmental Health 12:18.
   
  Li L, Wang J, Wu J. (2012). A spatial model to predict the incidence of neural tube defects. BMC Public Health: 12:951.
   
  Li L, Wu J, Wilhelm M, Ritz B. (2012). Use of generalized additive models and cokriging of spatial residuals to improve land-use regression estimates of nitrogen oxides in Southern California. Atmospheric Environment 55: 220–228.
   
  Wu J, Tjoa T, Li L, Jaimes G, Delfino RJ. (2012). Modeling personal polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) exposure in human subjects in Southern California. Environmental Health: 11:47.
   
  Timberlake S, Wu J, Al-Delaimy WK. (2012). Tribal casinos in California: the last vestige of indoor smoking. BMC Public Health: 12:144.
   
  Wu J, Jiang CS, Houston D, Baker D, Delfino R. (2011). Automated time activity classification based on global positioning system (GPS) tracking data. Environmental Health 2011, 10:101.
   
  Wu J, Wilhelm M, Chung J, Ritz B. (2011). Comparing exposure assessment methods for traffic-related air pollution in an adverse pregnancy outcome study. Environmental Research 111: 685-692.
   
  Wu J, Jiang C, Liu Z, Houston D, Jaimes G, McConnell R. (2010). Performances of different global positioning system devices for time-location tracking in air pollution epidemiological studies. Environmental Health Insight 4: 93–108.
   
  McConnell R, Liu F, Wu J, Lurmann F, Peters J, Berhane K. (2010). Asthma and school commuting time. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 52 (8): 827-829.
   
  Wu J, Hou H, Ritz B, Chen Y. (2010). Exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and missed abortion in early pregnancy in a Chinese population. Science of the Total Environment 408(11): 2312-2318.
   
  Wu J, Edwards R, He X, Liu Z, Kleinman M. (2010). Spatial Analysis of Bioavailable Soil Lead Concentrations in Los Angeles, California. Environmental Research 110: 309-317.
   
  Wu, J., Ren, C., Delfino, R., Chung, J., Wilhelm, M., Ritz, B. (2009). Association between local traffic-generated air pollution and preeclampsia and preterm delivery in the South Coast Air Basin of California. Environmental Health Perspectives, 117(11), 1773-1779.
   
  Wu, J., Houston, D., Lurmann, F., Ong, P., Winer, A. M. (2009). Exposure to PM2.5 and EC from Local Diesel and Gasoline Vehicles in Communities Adjacent to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Atmospheric Environment, 43(12), 1962-1971.
   
  Delfino, R. J., Brummell, S., Wu, J., Gillen, D., Ostro, B., Lipsett, M., Winer, A., Street, D. H., Zhang, L., Tjoa, T., Stern, H. (2009). The relationship of respiratory and cardiovascular hospital admissions to the southern California wildfires of 2003. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 66, 189-197.
   
  Delfino, R. J., Chang, J., Wu, J., Ren, C., Tjoa, T., Nickerson, B., Cooper, D., Gillen, D. (2009). Repeated hospital encounters for asthma in children and exposure to traffic-related air pollution near the home. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 102, 138-144.
   
  Molitor, J., Jerrett, M., Chang, C., Molitor, N., Gauderman, J., Berhane, K., McConnell, R., Lurmann, F., Wu, J., Winer, A., Thomas, D. (2007). Assessing uncertainty in spatial exposure models for air pollution health effects assessment. Environmental Health Perspectives, 115(8), 1147-1153.
   
  Künzli N, Avol E, Wu J, Gauderman J, Rappaport E, Millstein J, Bennion J, McConnell R, Gilliland F, Berhane K, Thomas D, Lurmann F, Winer A, and Peters J. Health effects of the 2003 southern California wild fire on children. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 174: 1221–1228, 2006.

Houston D, Ong P, Wu J, and Winer A. Proximity of licensed childcare to concentrated vehicle pollutants near major roadways. American Journal of Public Health. 9: 1611-1617, 2006.

Wu J, Winer A, and Delfino R. Exposure assessment of particulate matter air pollution before, during, and after the 2003 southern California wildfire. Atmospheric Environment. 40:3333-3348, 2006.

Wu J, Funk TH, Lurmann FW, Winer AM. Improving spatial accuracy of roadway networks and geocoded addresses. Transactions in GIS 9(4): 85–601, 2005.

Lu R, Wu J, Turco R, Winer A, Atkinson R, Arey J, Paulson S, Lurmann F, Miguel AH, Eiguren-Fernandez A. Naphthalene distributions and human exposure in Southern California. Atmospheric Environment 39:489-507, 2005.

Wu J, Lurmann F, Winer A, Lu R, Turco R. Funk T. Development of an individual exposure model for application to the Southern California children’s health study. Atmospheric Environment 39:259-273, 2005.

Houston D, Wu J, Ong P, Winer A. Structural disparities of urban traffic in Southern California: implications for vehicle-related air pollution exposure in minority and high-poverty neighborhoods. Journal of Urban Affairs 26(5):565-592, 2004.
   
Professional
Societies
Member of International Society of Exposure Science
International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
   
Graduate Programs Epidemiology

Public Health

   
Research Center Genetic Epidemiology Research Institute
   
   
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Last updated 10/26/2014