Can Where You Live Influence How Long You Live? A Look at Built Environment Greenness, Biomarkers, and Mortality | Duke Kunshan University
Can Where You Live Influence How Long You Live? A Look at Built Environment Greenness, Biomarkers, and Mortality
Speaker: 
John S. Ji

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Science at Duke Kunshan University

Mar 28th 2019 12:00 to 13:00
Room 1087, Academic Building
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 10:00

Summary of talk:

Life expectancy has been increasing globally due to better nutrition and healthcare, reduction of infectious diseases, and poverty alleviation. Increasingly, environmental factors have become important determinants of health. In the past decade, several prospective cohort studies have reported a protective effect of greenness on mortality, including our own research finding using the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS). In this talk, we aim to present our latest findings on the potential mechanisms of this relationship.

Brief Biography:

John S. 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 a Senior Editor at The Lancet, and a medical device fellow at the US FDA. He received his bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University and his doctoral degree with a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health.