Mike Zhongyu He

Mike Zhongyu He
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai | MSSM · Environmental Medicine and Public Health

PhD

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Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is a well-established traffic emissions tracer and has been associated with multiple adverse health outcomes. Short- and long-term exposure to NO2 has been studied and is well-documented in existing literature, but information on intermediate-term NO2 effects and mortality is lacking, despite biological plausibility. We obtai...
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Background Air pollution health studies have been increasingly using prediction models for exposure assessment even in areas without monitoring stations. To date, most studies have assumed that a single exposure model is correct, but estimated effects may be sensitive to the choice of exposure model. Methods We obtained county-level daily cardiova...
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Background Air pollution has been linked to obesity while higher ambient temperatures typically reduce metabolic demand in a compensatory manner. Both relationships may impact glucose metabolism, thus we examined the association between intermediate- and long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ambient temperature and glycated hemo...
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Despite modest emissions reductions of air pollutants in recent years, China still suffers from poor air quality, and the outlook for future air quality in China is uncertain. We explore the impact of two disparate 2050 emissions scenarios relative to 2015 in the context of a changing climate with the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Atmospher...
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Background Early childhood overweight and obesity is a growing public health concern worldwide. Few recent studies have addressed how time trends varied by sociodemographic characteristics at the regional level using large and high-quality data. This study determines how time trends vary in the prevalence of early childhood overweight and obesity b...
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Background Early childhood overweight and obesity is a growing public health concern worldwide. Few recent studies have addressed how time trends varied by sociodemographic characteristics at the regional level using large and high-quality data. This study aims to determine how time trends vary in the prevalence of early childhood overweight and ob...
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What is already known about this topic? Dramatic heatwaves frequently occurred simultaneously with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic worldwide in 2020 and posed public health challenges. Public risk perceptions and behavioral responses to this compound risk need to be addressed. What is added by this report? During heatwaves, the...
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Ambient ozone (O3) concentrations have shown an upward trend in China and its health hazards have also been recognized in recent years. High-resolution exposure data based on statistical models are needed. Our study aimed to build high-performance random forest (RF) models based on training data from 2013 to 2017 in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region...
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Previous studies demonstrated that global warming can lead to deteriorated air quality even when anthropogenic emissions were kept constant, which has been called a climate change penalty on air quality. It is expected that anthropogenic emissions will decrease significantly in the future considering the aggressive emission control actions in China...
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Background: The substantial disease burden attributed to heat waves, and their increasing frequency and intensity due to climate change, highlight the importance of understanding the health consequences of heat waves. We explore the mortality risk due to heat wave characteristics, including the timing in the seasons, the day of the heat wave, the...
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Background: Infectious diarrhea can lead to a considerable global disease burden. Thus, the accurate prediction of an infectious diarrhea epidemic is crucial for public health authorities. This study was aimed at developing an optimal random forest (RF) model, considering meteorological factors used to predict an incidence of infectious diarrhea i...
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Background: Infectious diarrhea can lead to a considerable global disease burden. Thus, the accurate prediction of an infectious diarrhea epidemic is crucial for public health authorities. This study was aimed at developing an optimal random forest (RF) model, considering meteorological factors used to predict an incidence of infectious diarrhea in...
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Fasting blood glucose level is the primary indicator for the diagnosis of diabetes. We aim to conduct a longitudinal study on the association between long-term fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure and fasting blood glucose concentrations. We recruited and followed up 1449 participants older than 65 years of age in 2009, 2012, 2014, and 2017 in...
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What is already known about this topic? Short-term exposure to PM2.5 has been associated with population excess death. This issue is of critical concern in China given its high level of exposure to PM2.5 compared to that of the rest of the world. What is added by this report? Existing studies were conducted from 2013-2015 and have failed to capt...
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Ambient exposure to fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) is one of the top global health concerns. We estimate the PM 2.5 -related health benefits of emission reduction over New York State (NYS) from 2002 to 2012 using seven publicly available PM 2.5 products that include information from ground-based observations, remote sensing and chemical transpor...
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Based on studies focusing on positron emission tomography (PET)-computed tomography (CT) combined with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of glioma, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the pros and cons and the accuracy of different examinations. PubMed and Cochrane Library were searched. The search was cond...
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Studies worldwide have estimated the number of deaths attributable to long-term exposure to fine airborne particles (PM2.5), but limited information is available on short-term exposure, particularly in China. In addition, most existing studies have assumed that short-term PM2.5-mortality associations were linear. For this reason, the use of linear...
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There is a rising concern that fine particle (PM2.5) compositions may play an important role in explaining PM2.5-related mortality risks. However, PM2.5 constituents responsible for these risks haven’t yet been determined. There are few PM2.5 constituent-health studies in developing countries. We adopted a time-series approach, using generalized li...
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Background: Children are a susceptible population to exposure of ambient fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5), and the associated symptoms are sensitive prevalent indicators of morbidity. However, few studies to date investigate the association between PM2.5 exposure and school absence and symptoms. Methods: In a panel study including 20,291 o...
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Background: Although numerous multicenter studies have estimated the association between ozone exposure and mortality, there are currently no nationally representative multicenter studies of the ozone-mortality relationship in China. Objective: To investigate the effect on total (non-accidental) and cause-specific mortality of short-term exposur...
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Background: Ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution is currently a serious environmental problem in China, but evidence of health effects with higher resolution and spatial coverage is insufficient. Objective: This study aims to provide a better overall understanding of long-term mortality effects of PM2.5 pollution in China and a coun...
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This study investigates the association between daily and monthly exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and mortality in 42 counties in China. The study found that exposure to NO2 increased both all-cause and cause-specific (cardiovascular and respiratory) mortality, and that the effect estimates were more pronounced in females than in males.
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Background and objectives: Increasing rates of obesity among Chinese adolescents has become a major public health concern in recent years. Studies have shown that factors such as food choices, physical activity, and screen time play important roles in fostering obesity. We examined a number of biological and social determinants that influence thes...
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Although existing studies have linked high temperature to mortality in a small number of regions, less evidence is available on the variation in the associations between high temperature exposure and cause-specific mortality of multiple regions in China. Our study focused on the use of time series analysis to quantify the association between high t...
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Background: Particulate matter pollution has become a growing health concern over the past few decades globally. The problem is especially evident in China, where particulate matter levels prior to 2013 are publically unavailable. We conducted a systematic review of scientific literature that reported fine particulate matter (PM2.5) concentrations...
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The public's risk perception of local extreme heat or cold plays a critical role in community health and prevention under climate change. However, there is limited evidence on such issues in China where extreme weather is occurring more frequently due to climate change. Here, a total of 2500 residents were selected using a three-step sampling metho...
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This study sought to assess classical singing students' compliance with vocal hygiene practices identified in the literature and to explore the relationship between self-reported vocal hygiene practice and self-reported singing voice handicap in this population. The primary hypothesis was that increased attention to commonly recommended vocal hygie...

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