John S. Ji, Sc.D. | Duke Kunshan University

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John S. Ji, Sc.D.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Science, Duke Kunshan University

Areas of expertise: 

Epidemiology

Environmental Health

Occupational Medicine

Heavy Metal Exposure

Neuroscience

Sustainable Development Goals

Bio: 

Dr. John Ji is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Science at Duke Kunshan University. His research interest is in the intersection of environment and population health. John was formerly Senior Editor of The Lancet. He received his bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, and his doctorate degree from Harvard University.

Publications: 

Main Publications

APOE ε4 Modifies Effect of Residential Greenness on Cognitive Function among Older Adults: A Longitudinal Analysis in China, Scientific Reports, 2020
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-57082-7

Mapping disparities in education across low- and middle-income countries, Nature, 2019
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1872-1

Trends of Blood Cadmium Concentration Among Workers and Non-Workers in the United States (NHANES 2003 to 2012), Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2019
https://journals.lww.com/joem/Abstract/2019/12000/Trends_of_Blood_Cadmium_Concentration_Among.23.aspx

A Comparison Study of Vitamin D Deficiency among Older Adults in China and the United States, Scientific Reports, 2019
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-56297-y

Residential Greenness and Frailty Among Older Adults, JAMDA, 2019
https://www.jamda.com/article/S1525-8610(19)30808-4/abstract

Current situation and progress toward the 2030 health-related Sustainable Development Goals in China: A systematic analysis, PLOS Medicine, 2019
https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002975

Mapping 123 million neonatal, infant and child deaths between 2000 and 2017, Nature, 2019
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1545-0

Utilization and expenses of outpatient services among tuberculosis patients in three Chinese counties: an observational comparison study, Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 2019
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/31581953/

Association of Serum Vitamins with Eczema in US Adults (NHANES 2005–2006), Dermatology, 2019
https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/502642

Association between residential greenness and cognitive function: analysis of the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey, BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health, 2019
https://nutrition.bmj.com/content/early/2019/08/26/bmjnph-2019-000030.abstract

Factors Influencing Hospitalization Rates and Inpatient Cost of Patients with Tuberculosis in Jiangsu Province, China: An Uncontrolled before and after Study, International journal of environmental research and public health, 2019
https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/15/2750

Residential greenness, activities of daily living, and instrumental activities of daily living, Environmental Epidemiology, 2019
https://journals.lww.com/environepidem/Fulltext/2019/10000/Residential_greenness,_activities_of_daily_living,.6.aspx

Time for health to enter China's climate action framework, The Lancet Public Health, 2019
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(19)30159-8/fulltext

Inverted U‐shaped relationship between vitamin D and ever‐reported eczema in US adults, Allergy, 2019
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/all.13708

Residential greenness and mortality in oldest-old women and men in China: a longitudinal cohort study, The Lancet Planetary Health, 2019
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(18)30264-X/fulltext

Air pollution and China's ageing society, The Lancet Public Health, 2018
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(18)30179-8/fulltext

Changing cancer survival in China during 2003–15: a pooled analysis of 17 population-based cancer registries, The Lancet Global Health, 2018
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(18)30127-X/fulltext

The Tsinghua–Lancet Commission on Healthy Cities in China: unlocking the power of cities for a healthy China, The Lancet, 2018
https://www.thelancet.com/commissions/healthy-cities-in-China

Global, regional, and national burden of motor neuron diseases 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016, The Lancet Neurology, 2018
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422(18)30404-6/fulltext

Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 diseases and injuries for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017, The Lancet, 2018
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)32279-7/fulltext

Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality and life expectancy, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017, The Lancet, 2018
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673618318919

Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017, The Lancet, 2018
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673618322256

Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 359 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017, The Lancet, 2018
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673618323353

Population and fertility by age and sex for 195 countries and territories, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017, The Lancet, 2018
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673618322785

Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories, The Lancet, 2018
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673618322256

Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017, The Lancet, 2018
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)32281-5/fulltext

Inverted U‐shaped relationship between vitamin D and ever-reported eczema in US adults, Allergy, 2018
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/all.13708

Association between Eczema and Blood Biomarker of Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury in NHANES. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, 2018
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19338244.2018.1467874?journalCode=vaeh20

Extracellular Vesicles: A Brief Overview and Its Role in Precision Medicine, Extracellular Vesicles, 2017
https://link.springer.com/protocol/10.1007%2F978-1-4939-7253-1_1

Cancer Liquid Biopsy: Is It Ready for Clinic? IEEE Pulse, 2017
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7831534

UHC Presents Universal Challenges. Health Syst Reform, 2016
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31514651

Lead Exposure and Tremor among Older Men: The VA Normative Aging Study, Environmental Health Perspectives, 2015
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4421770/

Occupational Determinants of Cumulative Lead Exposure: Analysis of Bone Lead Among Men in the VA Normative Aging Study, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2014
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3982188/

Association between Blood Lead and Walking Speed in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES 1999–2002), Environmental Health Perspectives, 2013
https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/10.1289/ehp.1205918

Association Between Blood Lead Level and Uncontrolled Hypertension in the US Population (NHANES 1999–2016)
https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.119.015533?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub++0pubmed&
 
Gene–Environment Interaction of FOXO and Residential Greenness on Mortality Among Older Adults
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/rej.2019.2301?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub++0pubmed&
 
The Paradox Association between Smoking and Blood Pressure among Half Million Chinese People.
http://europepmc.org/article/MED/32325946
 
The IMO 2020 sulphur cap: a step forward for planetary health?
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(20)30002-4/fulltext
 
Interaction between residential greenness and air pollution mortality: analysis of the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(20)30027-9/fulltext
 
Residential Greenness Alters Serum 25(OH)D Concentrations: A Longitudinal Cohort of Chinese Older Adults
https://www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/playContent/1-s2.0-S152586102030356X?returnurl=null&referrer=null
 
Origins of MERS-CoV, and lessons for 2019-nCoV
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(20)30032-2/fulltext
 
Mask use during COVID-19: A risk adjusted strategy
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749120334862?via%3Dihub
 
Prevention and control of COVID-19 in nursing homes, orphanages, and prisons
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749120327627?via%3Dihub

Case Studies and Teaching Material

  • William C. Kirby, Joycelyn Eby, John S. Ji. “Augustine Heard & Co.: Building a Family Business in the China Trade (A).” Harvard Business School Case 316-185, June 2016.
  • Michael Chu, John S. Ji, Nancy Dai. "Cuncunle: Empowering China’s Rural Villages.” Harvard Business School Case 316-152, March 2016.
  • Michael Chu, John S. Ji, Nancy Dai. "CreditEase: Taking Inclusive Finance Online.” Harvard Business School Case 316-151, March 2016.