Jun Wu

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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
Research Interests
Environmental exposure assessment and environmental epidemiology
Research Abstract
Dr. Wu's research program focuses primarily on environmental exposure assessment and environmental epidemiology. The overarching goal of our research is to more accurately characterize personal exposures to environmental agents, particularly air pollution and built environment factors, and examine associated health effects. Recent and current studies involve human exposure assessment (field measurement and spatiotemporal modeling), applications of geographical information system (GIS) in tracking time-activity patterns, environmental exposures, and diseases, and investigation of the influence of air pollution and built environment on pregnancy and other health outcomes.
Younan D, Li L, Tuvblad C, Wu J, Lurmann F, Franklin M, Berhane K, McConnell R, Wu A, Baker L, Chen JC. (2018). Long-term Ambient Temperature and Externalizing Behavior in Adolescents. American Journal of Epidemiology: in press.

Masri S, Li L, Ma Y, Dang A, Chung JH, Chen JC, Fan Z, Wu J. (2018). Source Characterization and Exposure Modeling of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Concentrations in Southern California. Atmospheric Environment: in press.

Qin Z, Hou H, Fu F, Wu J, Bin H, Yang W, Zhang L, Cao J, Jin X, Cheng S, Yang Z, Zhang M, Lan X, Yao T, Dong Q, Wu S, Zhang J, Xu Z, Li Y, Chen Y. (2017). Fine particulate matter exposure induces cell cycle arrest and inhibits migration and invasion of human extravillous trophoblast, as determined by an iTRAQ-based quantitative proteomics strategy. Reproductive Toxicology 74:10–22.

Younan D, Tuvblad C, Franklin M, Lurmann F, Li L, Wu J, Berhane K, Baker L, Chen JC. (2017). Longitudinal analysis of particulate air pollutants and adolescent delinquent behavior in Southern California. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-017-0367-5.

Wang P, Tuvblad C, Younan D, Franklin M, Lurmann F, Wu J, Baker LA, Chen JC. (2017). Socioeconomic disparities and sexual dimorphism in neurotoxic effects of ambient fine particles on youth IQ: a longitudinal analysis. PLoS ONE 12(12):e0188731.

Benmarhnia T, Huang J, Wu J, Basu R, Bruckner T. (2017). Decomposition analysis of Black-White disparities in birth outcomes: the relative contribution of air pollution and social factors in California. Environmental Health Perspectives: https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP490.

Li L, Lurmann F, Habre R, Urman R, Ritz B, Gilliland FD, Wu J. (2017). Constrained Mixed-Effect Models with Ensemble Learning for Prediction of Nitrogen Oxides Concentrations at High Spatiotemporal Resolution. ES&T 51: 9920-9929.

Li L, Wu A, Cheng I, Chen JC, Wu J. (2017). Spatiotemporal estimation of historical PM2.5 concentrations using PM10, meteorological variables, and spatial effects. Atmospheric Environment 166: 182-191.

Liu-Smith F, Farhat AM, Arce A, Taylor T, Ziogas A, Wang Z, Yourk V, Liu J, Wu J, McEligot AJ, Anton-Culver H, Meyskens FL. (2017). Sex differences in the association of cutaneous melanoma incidence rates and geographic ultraviolet light exposure. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 76(3): 499–505.

Houston D, Dang A, Wu J, Chowdhury Z, Edwards R. (2016). The cost of convenience; Air pollution and noise on freeway and arterial light rail station platforms in Los Angeles. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 49: 127–137.

Laurent O, Hu J, Li L, Kleeman M, Bartell S, Escobedo L, Cockburn M, Wu J. (2016). A statewide nested case-control study of preterm birth and air pollution by source and composition: California, 2001–2008. Environmental Health Perspective 124:1479–1486.

Younan D, Tuvblad C, Li L, Wu J, Lurmann F, Franklin M, Berhane K, McConnell R, Wu A, Baker L, Chen JC. (2016). Environmental determinants of aggressive behaviors in adolescents: role of neighborhood greenspace. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: 55(7) 591–601.

Laurent O, Hu J, Li L, Kleeman M, Bartell S, Escobedo L, Cockburn M, Wu J. (2016). Low birth weight and air pollution in California: Which sources and components drive the risk? Environmental International 92-93:471-477.

Haghighat N, Hu M, Laurent O, Chung J, Nguyen P, Wu J. (2016). Comparison of birth certificates and hospital-based birth data on pregnancy complications in Los Angeles, California. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth: 16:93. DOI 10.1186/s12884-016-0885-0.

Young C, Laurent O, Chung J, Wu J. (2016). Geographic distribution of healthy resources and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Maternal and Child Health Journal: DOI 10.1007/s10995-016-1966-4.

Hu M, Li W, Li L, Houston D, Wu J. (2016). Refining time-activity classification of human subjects using the global positioning system. Plos One 11(2):e0148875.

Li L, Laurent O, Wu J. (2016). Spatial variability of the effect of air pollution on term birth weight: evaluating influential factors using Bayesian hierarchical models. Environmental Health 15:14. DOI 10.1186/s12940-016-0112-5.

Gao L, Xi QQ, Wu J, Han Y, Dai W, Su YY, Zhang X. (2015). Association between prenatal environmental factors and child autism: A case control study in Tianjin, China. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences 28(9):642-650.
Laurent O, Hu J, Li L, Cockburn M, Escobedo L, Kleeman M, Wu J. (2014). Sources and contents of air pollution affecting term low birth weight in Los Angeles County, California, 2001-2008. Environmental Research: 134:488-95.
Delfino RJ, Wu J, Tjoa T, Gullesserian S, Nickerson B, Gillen D. (2014). Asthma morbidity and ambient air pollution: effect modification by residential traffic-related air pollution. Epidemiology 25(1): 48-57.
Dong Q, Hou H, Wu J, Chen Y. (2015). The Nrf2-ARE pathway is associated with Schisandrin B attenuating Benzo(a)pyrene-induced HTR cells damages in vitro. Environmental Toxicology. DOI: 10.1002/tox.22149.
Beltran A, Wu J, Laurent O. (2014). Associations of Meteorology with Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: A Systematic Review of Preeclampsia, preterm Birth and Birth Weight. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 11: 91-172.
Wu J, Jiang CS, Jaimes G, Dang A, Baker D, Delfino R. (2013). Travel patterns during pregnancy: comparison between global positioning system (GPS) tracking and questionnaire data. Environmental Health: 12:86 doi:10.1186/1476-069X-12-86.
Laurent O, Wu J, Li Li, Milesi C. (2013). Green spaces and pregnancy outcomes in Southern California. Health & Place 24: 190–195.
Heck J, Wu J, Wilhelm M, Cockburn, Meyers T, Ritz B. (2013). Childhood cancer and traffic-related air pollution exposure in pregnancy and early life. Environmental Health Perspective 121:1385–1391.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professional Societies
Member of International Society of Exposure Science
International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
Graduate Programs
Public Health


Environmental Toxicology

Research Center
Genetic Epidemiology Research Institute
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