Yudan Wei, MD, PhD, MPH

Wei, YudanEducation

  • MD, Preventive Medicine, Harbin Medical University
  • PhD, Toxicological Genetics, Stockholm University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Research Interest

Dr. Wei’s research is in the areas of environmental epidemiology and population health with a focus on the investigation of environmental risk factors associated with chronic disease in the US population. Specifically, her work examines the role of environmental chemical exposures in the occurrence and development of breast cancer and endocrine-related disorders. In addition, Dr. Wei’s research work assesses geographic variations in disease occurrence and environmental health disparities in minority and underserved populations.

Selected Publications

  • Wei Y*, Zhu J, Wetzstein S (2021) Plasma and water fluoride levels and hyperuricemia among adolescents: a cross-sectional study of a nationally representative sample of the United States for 2013-2016. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 208:111670.
  • Buck B, Muniz-Rodriguez K, Jillson S, Huang LT, Adhikari A, Jacob N, Wei Y*, Zhang J (2020) Pet ownership and risk of dying from cancer: Observation from a nationally representative cohort. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 30(1):105-116.
  • Wei Y*, Zhu J (2020) Blood levels of endocrine-disrupting metals and prevalent breast cancer among US women. Medical Oncology, 37(1):1.
  • Vu V, Navalkar N, Wei Y* (2019) Endocrine-disrupting metals in ambient air and female breast cancer incidence in US. Gynecological Endocrinology, 35(12):1099-1102.
  • Zhu J, Lee RW, Twum C, Wei Y* (2019) Exposure to ambient PM2.5 during pregnancy and preterm birth in metropolitan areas of the State of Georgia. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26(3):2492-2500.
  • Stults WP, Wei Y* (2018) Ambient air emissions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and female breast cancer incidence in US. Medical Oncology, 35(6):88.
  • Large C, Wei Y* (2017) Geographic variations in female breast cancer incidence in relation to ambient air emissions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 24(21):17874-17880.
  • Wei Y*, Zhu J (2016) Para-dichlorobenzene exposure is associated with thyroid dysfunction in US adolescents. The Journal of Pediatrics 177:238-243.
  • Parikh PV, Wei Y* (2016) PAHs and PM2.5 emissions and female breast cancer incidence in metro Atlanta and rural Georgia. International Journal of Environmental Health Research 26(4):458-466.
  • Wei Y*, Zhu J (2016) Urinary concentrations of 2,5-dichlorophenol and diabetes in US adults. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 26(3):329-333.

* Corresponding author

Professional Involvement

  • American Society of Toxicology
  • International Journal of Environmental Health Research, Editor-in-Chief
  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

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