Weiran Yuchi

Weiran Yuchi
University of British Columbia - Vancouver | UBC · School of Population and Public Health

Master of Science

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May 2021 - present
Statistics Canada
Position
  • Research Analyst
September 2017 - present
University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Position
  • PhD candidate
January 2013 - August 2017
Simon Fraser University
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Background: Emerging evidence links road proximity and air pollution with cognitive impairment. Joint effects of noise and greenness have not been evaluated. We investigated associations between road proximity and exposures to air pollution, and joint effects of noise and greenness, on non-Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease a...
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Background Emerging studies have associated low greenspace and high air pollution exposure with risk of child attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Population-based studies are limited, however, and joint effects are rarely evaluated. We investigated associations of ADHD incidence with greenspace, air pollution, and noise in a population...
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Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) generated by forest fires has been associated with a wide range of adverse health outcomes, including exacerbation of respiratory diseases and increased risk of mortality. Due to the unpredictable nature of forest fires, it is challenging for public health authorities to reliably evaluate the magnitude and duration o...
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Air pollution is a major risk factor for death and disease, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) where concentrations are relatively high and large populations are exposed. High-quality exposure assessment is integral to both air pollution epidemiologic studies and impact assessments. Land use regression (LUR) modelling is a powe...
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Background Air pollution may play an important role in development of lung cancers in people who have never smoked, especially among East Asian women. The aim of this study was to compare cumulative ambient air pollution exposure between ever and never smokers with lung cancer. Methods A consecutive cases series of never and ever smokers with newl...
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Previous research has associated snowfall with risk of myocardial infarction (MI). Most studies have been conducted in regions with harsh winters, it remains unclear whether snowfall is associated with risk of MI in regions with milder or more varied climates. This study used a case-crossover design to investigate the association between snowfall a...
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Background: Portable HEPA filter air cleaners can reduce indoor fine particulate matter (PM2.5), but their use has not been adequately evaluated in high pollution settings. We assessed air cleaner effectiveness in reducing indoor residential PM2.5 and second hand smoke (SHS) exposures among non-smoking pregnant women in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Met...
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Mortality attributable to extreme hot weather is a growing concern in many urban environments, and spatial heat vulnerability indexes are often used to identify areas at relatively higher and lower risk. Three indexes were developed for greater Vancouver, Canada using a pool of 20 potentially predictive variables categorized to reflect social vulne...

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