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John S. Ji

Associate Professor, Tsinghua University Vanke School of Public Health

John Ji is an Associate Professor at Tsinghua University Vanke School of Public Health. He received his bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University and his doctoral degree in environmental epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health. Previously, he served as assistant professor at Duke Kunshan University, senior editor for The Lancet, and consultant for the World Bank. John works with cohort studies on environmental determinants (green space, built environment, environmental pollution) of mortality and morbidities. He has published 150+ papers in journals such as The Lancet Planetary Health, International Journal of Epidemiology, and Environmental Health Perspectives. John was elected councillor of International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) – Asia Western Pacific Chapter. John teaches courses in research methods and epidemiology at Tsinghua University.


Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Neuroscience and BA in East Asian Studies, 2008

Johns Hopkins University

Master of Science (ScM) in Epidemiology, 2010

Harvard School of Public Health

Doctor of Science (ScD) in Environmental Health, 2013

Harvard School of Public Health


  • Cohort Studies: Applied Epidemiology

  • Public Health Research Methods