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Prof. Wenzhen LI


PhD (HUST) in Epidemiology and Health Statistics and Bachelor (HUST) in Preventive Medicine

Research Assistant Professor


Prof. Li is currently a Research Assistant Professor at the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care and she is focusing on CVD epidemiology and prevention and occupational and environmental exposures on cardiometabolic diseases. She has published over 60 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals. Her recent research focuses on occupational harmful factors (e.g. noise exposure, PAHs and VOCs) and their impacts on human health such as hypertension, hearing loss and metabolism syndrome.

Research Interests

  • CVD epidemiology and prevention

  • Occupational and environmental exposures on cardiometabolic diseases

  • Shift work, lifestyle behaviour (e.g. smoking, physical activity, sleep duration) and health (obesity, metabolism syndrome, CVD, diabetes, hearing loss and mental health)

Selected Publications

  1. Li W, Chen D, Tao Y, Lu Z, Wang D. Association between triglyceride-glucose index and carotid atherosclerosis detected by ultrasonography. Cardiovascular Diabetology. 2022 Jul 21;21(1):137.

  2. Li W, Chen D, Peng Y, Lu Z, Wang D. Association of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with systemic inflammation and metabolic syndrome and its components. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2023 Apr 4.

  3. Li W, Zhang H, Xiao Y, Tao Y, Chen W, Wang D. Association between occupational noise exposure duration and heart rate variability among Chinese adults: The role of plasma miRNAs. Environmental Pollution. 2023 Apr 15;323:121324.

  4. Li W, Chen Z, Ruan W, et al. A meta-analysis of cohort studies including dose-response relationship between shift work and the risk of diabetes mellitus. European journal of epidemiology. 2019;34(11):1013-1024.

  5. Li W, Chen D, Ruan W, et al. Association of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons exposure, systemic inflammation with hearing loss among adults and adolescents. Environmental pollution. 2021 Dec 30:118772.

  6. Li W, Ruan W, Yi G, et al. Association of noise exposure with risk of metabolic syndrome: Evidence from 44,698 individuals. Diabetes research and clinical practice. 2021;178:108944.

  7. Li W, Ruan W, Cui X, et al. Blood volatile organic aromatic compounds concentrations across adulthood in relation to total and cause specific mortality: A prospective cohort study. Chemosphere. 2021;286:131590.

  8. Li W*, Zhao Z, Chen D, Peng Y, Lu Z. Prevalence and associated factors of depression and anxiety symptoms among college students: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 2022 Nov;63(11):1222-1230.

  9. Li W, Yi G, Chen Z, et al. Association of occupational noise exposure, bilateral hearing loss with hypertension among Chinese workers. Journal of hypertension. 2021;39(4):643-650.

  10. Li W, Zhao Z, Chen Z, Yi G, Lu Z, Wang D. Prevalence of hearing loss and influencing factors among workers in Wuhan, China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2021 Jun;28(24):31511-31519.

Last Updated: 26 April 2023

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