Linwei Tian
Associate Professor
School of Public Health
The University of Hong Kong

E-mail: linweit [at]

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ISI Journal Articles

Before 2008

  1. Lan Q, He XZ, Costa DJ, Tian LW, Rothman N, Hu GZ, and Mumford JL. Indoor coal combustion emissions, GSTM1 and GSTT1 genotypes, and lung cancer risk: A case-control study in Xuan Wei, China. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention 2000;9:605-608.
  2. Lan Q, Feng ZM, Tian DF, He XZ, Rothman N, Tian LW, Lu XB, Terry MB, and Mumford JL. p53 gene expression in relation to indoor exposure to unvented coal smoke in Xuan Wei, China. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2001;43:226-230.
  3. Lan Q, Chapman RS, Schreinemachers DM, Tian LW, and He XZ. Household stove improvement and risk of lung cancer in Xuanwei, China. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2002;94:826-835.
  4. Bodnar A, Castorina R, Desai M, Duramad P, Fischer S, Klepeis N, Liang S, Mehta S, Naumoff K, Noth EM, Schei M, Tian LW, Vork KL, and Smith KR. Lessons learned from ‘The Skeptical Environmentalist’: an environmental health perspective. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 2004;207:57-67.
  5. Lan Q, Mumford JL, Shen M, Demarini DM, Bonner MR, He X, Yeager M, Welch R, Chanock S, Tian LW, Chapman RS, Zheng T, Keohavong P, Caporaso N, and Rothman N. Oxidative damage-related genes AKR1C3 and OGG1 modulate risks for lung cancer due to exposure to PAH-rich coal combustion emissions. Carcinogenesis 2004;25:2177-81. DOI: 10.1093/carcin/bgh240
  6. Shen M, Berndt SI, Rothman N, Demarini DM, Mumford JL, He X, Bonner MR, Tian LW, Yeager M, Welch R, Chanock S, Zheng T, Caporaso N, and Lan Q. Polymorphisms in the DNA nucleotide excision repair genes and lung cancer risk in Xuan Wei, China. International Journal of Cancer 2005;116:768-73. DOI: 10.1002/ijc.21117

Year 2008

  1. Tian LW, Lucas D, Fischer SL, Lee SC, and Koshland CP. Particle and gas emissions from a simulated fire pit. Environmental Science & Technology 2008;42:2503-2508. DOI: 10.1021/es0716610
  2. Tian LW *, Bi Y, Ho SC, Liu W, Liang S, Goggins WB, Chan EYY, Zhou S, and Sung JJY. One-year delayed effect of fog on malaria transmission: a time-series analysis in the rain forest area of Mengla County, south-west China. Malaria Journal 2008;7:110. DOI: 10.1186/1475-2875-7-110
  3. Tian LW *, Dai S, Wang J, Huang Y, Ho SC, Zhou Y, Lucas D, and Koshland CP. Nanoquartz in Late Permian C1 coal and the high incidence of female lung cancer in the Pearl River Origin area: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Public Health 2008;8:398. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-8-398
  4. Dai S, Tian LW, Chou C, Zhou Y, Zhang M, Zhao L, Wang J, Yang Z, Cao H, and Ren D. Mineralogical and compositional characteristics of Late Permian coals from an area of high lung cancer rate in Xuan Wei, Yunnan, China: Occurrence and origin of quartz and chamosite. International Journal of Coal Geology 2008;76:318-327. DOI: 10.1016/j.coal.2008.09.001
  5. Lan Q, He X, Shen M, Tian LW, Liu LZ, Lai H, Chen W, Berndt SI, Hosgood HD, Lee KM, Zheng T, Blair A, and Chapman RS. Variation in lung cancer risk by smoky coal subtype in Xuanwei, China. International Journal of Cancer 2008;123:2164-9. DOI: 10.1002/ijc.23748

Year 2009

  1. Dong Q, Xu B, Tan Y, Liu Z, Tian LW, Zhang B, Lin CK, Kung Hf, Sung JJY, and He ML. The genetic variability of MDR1 C3435T polymorphisms in four Southern Chinese populations. Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy 2009;63:658-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.biopha.2008.09.003
  2. Ho K, Ho SSH, Lee S, Cheng Y, Chow JC, Watson JG, Louie P, and Tian LW. Emissions of gas- and particle-phase polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the Shing Mun Tunnel, Hong Kong. Atmospheric Environment 2009;43:6343-6351. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.09.025
  3. Large DJ, Kelly S, Spiro B, Tian LW, Shao L, Finkelman R, Zhang M, Somerfield C, Plint S, Ali Y, and Zhou Y. Silica-volatile interaction and the geological cause of the Xuan Wei lung cancer epidemic. Environmental Science & Technology 2009;43:9016-21. DOI: 10.1021/es902033j
  4. Lin HL, Lu L, Tian LW *, Zhou S, Wu H, Bi Y, Ho SC, and Liu QY. Spatial and temporal distribution of falciparum malaria in China. Malaria Journal 2009;8:130. DOI: 10.1186/1475-2875-8-130
  5. Lu L, Lin HL, Tian LW *, Yang W, Sun J, and Liu QY. Time series analysis of dengue fever and weather in Guangzhou, China. BMC Public Health 2009;9:395. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-395
  6. Shen M, Chapman RS, Vermeulen R, Tian LW, Zheng TZ, Chen BE, Engels EA, He XZ, Blair A, and Lan Q. Coal use, stove improvement, and adult pneumonia mortality in Xuanwei, China: a retrospective cohort study. Environmental Health Perspectives 2009;117:261-266. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.11521
  7. Tian LW *, Koshland CP, Yano J, Yachandra VK, Yu ITS, Lee SC, and Lucas D. Carbon-Centered Free Radicals in Particulate Matter Emissions from Wood and Coal Combustion. Energy & Fuels 2009;23:2523-2526. DOI: 10.1021/ef8010096
  8. Tian LW *, Lan Q, Yang D, He X, Yu IT, and Hammond SK. Effect of chimneys on indoor air concentrations of PM10 and benzo[a]pyrene in Xuan Wei, China. Atmospheric Environment 2009;43:3352-3355. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.04.004
  9. Ying J, Poon FF, Yu J, Geng H, Wong aHY, Qiu GH, Goh HK, Rha SY, Tian LW, Chan aTC, Sung JJY, and Tao Q. DLEC1 is a functional 3p22.3 tumour suppressor silenced by promoter CpG methylation in colon and gastric cancers. British Journal of Cancer 2009;100:663-9. DOI: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6604888
  10. Yu J, Cheng YY, Tao Q, Cheung KF, Lam CNY, Geng H, Tian LW, Wong YP, Tong JHM, Ying JM, Jin H, To KF, Chan FKL, and Sung JJY. Methylation of protocadherin 10, a novel tumor suppressor, is associated with poor prognosis in patients with gastric cancer. Gastroenterology 2009;136:640-51.e1. DOI: 10.1053/j.gastro.2008.10.050
  11. Yu J, Tao Q, Cheng YY, Lee KY, Ng SSM, Cheung KF, Tian LW, Rha SY, Neumann U, Rocken C, Ebert MPa, Chan FKL, and Sung JJY. Promoter methylation of the Wnt/beta-catenin signaling antagonist Dkk-3 is associated with poor survival in gastric cancer. Cancer 2009;115:49-60. DOI: 10.1002/cncr.23989
  12. Zhu X, Chen MS, Tian LW, Li DP, Xu PL, Lin MCM, Xie D, and Kung HF. Single nucleotide polymorphism of rs430397 in the fifth intron of GRP78 gene and clinical relevance of primary hepatocellular carcinoma in Han Chinese: risk and prognosis. International Journal of Cancer 2009;125:1352-7. DOI: 10.1002/ijc.24487

Year 2010

  1. Bao Z, Sun Z, Xiao M, Tian LW *, and Wang JF. Hydrothermal transformation from Au core-sulfide shell to Au nanoparticle-decorated sulfide hybrid nanostructures. Nanoscale 2010;2:1650-2. DOI: 10.1039/c0nr00302f
  2. Fu Y, Xia W, Wang Y, Tian LW, Pybus OG, Lu L, and Nelson K. The seroprevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) among 559,890 first-time volunteer blood donors in China reflects regional heterogeneity in HCV prevalence and changes in blood donor recruitment models. Transfusion 2010;50:1505-11. DOI: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2010.02616.x
  3. Wang S, Tian LW, Zeng Z, Zhang M, Wu K, Chen M, Fan D, Hu P, Sung JJY, and Yu J. IkappaBalpha polymorphism at promoter region (rs2233408) influences the susceptibility of gastric cancer in Chinese. BMC Gastroenterology 2010;10:15. DOI: 10.1186/1471-230X-10-15
  4. Xia WJ, Ye X, Tian LW, Xu XZ, Chen YK, Luo GP, Bei CH, Deng J, Santoso S, and Fu YS. Establishment of platelet donor registry improves the treatment of platelet transfusion refractoriness in Guangzhou region of China. Transfusion Medicine 2010;20:269-74. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3148.2010.00995.x
  5. Yu J, Ma X, Cheung KF, Li X, Tian LW, Wang S, Wu CW, Wu WKK, He M, Wang M, Ng SSM, and Sung JJY. Epigenetic inactivation of T-box transcription factor 5, a novel tumor suppressor gene, is associated with colon cancer. Oncogene 2010;29:6464-74. DOI: 10.1038/onc.2010.370
  6. Yu J, Zeng Z, Wang S, Tian LW, Wu J, Xue L, Lee CW, Zhang M, Goggins WB, Chen M, Hu P, and Sung JJY. IL-1B-511 polymorphism is associated with increased risk of certain subtypes of gastric cancer in Chinese: a case-control study. The American Journal of Gastroenterology 2010;105:557-64. DOI: 10.1038/ajg.2009.644
  7. Zhu X, Wang J, Wang Q, Zhang Y, Chen L, Tian LW, Shen H, Lin MCM, Wang M, Xie D, and Kung H. No association between the haplotypic block in the 3’ UTR of GRP78 and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepato-gastroenterology 2010;57:1191-5.

Year 2011

  1. Bao Z, Sun Z, Li Z, Tian LW, Ngai T, and Wang JF. Plasmonic gold-superparamagnetic hematite heterostructures. Langmuir 2011;27:5071-5. DOI: 10.1021/la200147d
  2. Bao Z, Sun Z, Xiao M, Chen H, Tian LW *, and Wang JF. Transverse oxidation of gold nanorods assisted by selective end capping of silver oxide. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2011;21:11537. DOI: 10.1039/c1jm10371g
  3. Chan CS, Lee SC, Chan W, Ho KF, Tian LW, Lai SC, Li YS, and Huang Y. Characterisation of Volatile Organic Compounds at Hotels in Southern China. Indoor and Built Environment 2011;20:420-429. DOI: 10.1177/1420326X11409458
  4. Chan JY, Tian LW *, Kwan Y, Chan W, and Leung C. Hospitalizations for varicella in children and adolescents in a referral hospital in Hong Kong, 2004 to 2008: a time series study. BMC Public Health 2011;11:366. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-366
  5. Chau CKL, Tian LW, and Lee SS. The impacts of school resumption on the incidence of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in school students. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 2011;5:264-265.
  6. Lin H, Ng S, Chan S, Chan WM, Lee KCK, Ho SC, and Tian LW *. Institutional risk factors for norovirus outbreaks in Hong Kong elderly homes: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Public Health 2011;11:297. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-297
  7. Tian LW *, Hossain SR, Lin H, Ho KF, Lee SC, and Yu ITS. Increasing trend of primary NO(2) exhaust emission fraction in Hong Kong. Environmental Geochemistry and Health 2011;33:623-630. DOI: 10.1007/s10653-011-9375-5
  8. Wang S, Zhang M, Zeng Z, Tian LW, Wu K, Chu J, Fan D, Hu P, Sung JJY, and Yu J. IkappaBalpha polymorphisms were associated with increased risk of gastric cancer in a southern Chinese population: a case-control study. Life Sciences 2011;88:792-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.lfs.2011.02.016
  9. Wu S, Tian LW, and Xu F. Induced abortion and relevant factors among women seeking abortion in Nanjing, China. Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 2011;71:87-92. DOI: 10.1159/000320739
  10. Xu L, Zeng Z, Chen BIN, Yu J, Tian LW, Wang Y, Chen M, Sung JJY, and Hu P. Association between the TGFB1 -509C/T and TGFBR2 -875A/G polymorphisms and gastric cancer: a case-control study. Oncology Letters 2011;2:371-377. DOI: 10.3892/ol.2011.249
  11. Yu J, Jia Y, Cheung KF, Zeng Z, Tian LW, Wang S, Hu P, and Sung JJY. Polymorphisms in interleukin-6-6331 influences the susceptibility of a Chinese population to gastric cancer. Cancer Investigation 2011;29:564-72. DOI: 10.3109/07357907.2011.605411
  12. Zhu X, Chen L, Fan W, Lin MCM, Tian LW, Wang M, Lin S, Wang Z, Zhang J, Wang J, Yao H, Kung H, and Li D. An intronic variant in the GRP78, a stress-associated gene, improves prediction for liver cirrhosis in persistent HBV carriers. PloS one 2011;6:e21997. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021997
  13. Zhu X, Wang F, Lin MCM, Tian LW, Fan W, Ng SS, Liu M, Huang J, Xu Z, Li D, and Kung H. The 3- UTR variants in the GRP78 are not associated with overall survival in resectable hepatocellular carcinoma. PloS one 2011;6:e17783. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017783

Year 2012

  1. Hosgood HD, Chapman RS, Wei H, He X, Tian LW, Liu LZ, Lai H, Engel LS, Chen W, Rothman N, and Lan Q. Coal Mining Is Associated With Lung Cancer Risk in Xuanwei, China. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2012;10:5-10. DOI: 10.1002/ajim.21014
  2. Li X, Cheung KF, Ma X, Tian LW, Zhao J, Go MYY, Shen B, Cheng aSL, Ying J, Tao Q, Sung JJY, Kung HF, and Yu J. Epigenetic inactivation of paired box gene 5, a novel tumor suppressor gene, through direct upregulation of p53 is associated with prognosis in gastric cancer patients. Oncogene 2012;31:3419-30. DOI: 10.1038/onc.2011.511
  3. Lin H and Tian LW *. Comment on ‘Short-term effects of particulate matter on total mortality during Saharan dust outbreaks’. The Science of the Total Environment 2012:13963. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.09.020
  4. Lin H, Yang L, Liu Q, Wang T, Hossain SR, Ho SC, and Tian LW *. Time series analysis of Japanese encephalitis and weather in Linyi City, China. International Journal of Public Health 2012;57:289-96. DOI: 10.1007/s00038-011-0236-x
  5. Qiu H, Yu ITS, Tian LW, Wang X, Tse LA, Tam W, and Wong TW. Effects of Coarse Particulate Matter on Emergency Hospital Admissions for Respiratory Diseases: A Time Series Analysis in Hong Kong. Environmental Health Perspectives 2012:572-576. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1104002
  6. Xu X, Xia W, Tian LW, Chen Y, Ding H, Shao Y, Deng J, Wang J, Huang Y, Santoso S, Fu Y, and Ye X. Distribution of MICA haplotypes in a Chinese Han population. Human immunology 2012;73:75-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.humimm.2011.08.021
  7. Yu ITS, Zhang YH, Tam WWS, Yan QH, Xu YJ, Xun XJ, Wu W, Ma WJ, Tian LW, Tse LA, and Lao XQ. Effect of ambient air pollution on daily mortality rates in Guangzhou, China. Atmospheric Environment 2012;46:528-535. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.07.055
  8. Zhao J, Jin H, Cheung KF, Tong JHM, Zhang S, Go MYY, Tian LW, Kang W, Leung PPS, Zeng Z, Li X, To KF, Sung JJY, and Yu J. Zinc finger E-box binding factor 1 plays a central role in regulating Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) latent-lytic switch and acts as a therapeutic target in EBV-associated gastric cancer. Cancer 2012;118:924-36. DOI: 10.1002/cncr.26184
  9. Zhu X, Lin MCM, Fan W, Tian LW, Wang J, Ng SS, Wang M, Kung H, and Li D. An intronic polymorphism in GRP78 improves chemotherapeutic prediction in non-small cell lung cancer. Chest 2012;141:1466-72. DOI: 10.1378/chest.11-0469

Year 2013

  1. Duan JC, Yu YB, Shi HG, Tian LW, Guo CX, Huang PL, Zhou XQ, Peng SQ, Sun ZW. Toxic effects of silica nanoparticles on zebrafish embryos and larvae. PLoS One. 2013 Jan;8(9):e74606. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074606
  2. Hosgood HD, Chapman RS, He X, Hu W, Tian LW, Liu LZ, Lai H, Chen W, Rothman N, and Lan Q. History of lung disease and risk of lung cancer in a population with high household fuel combustion exposures in rural China. Lung Cancer. 2013; 81:343-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2013.06.019
  3. Lin HL, An Q, Luo C, Pun VC, Chan CS, and Tian LW *. Gaseous air pollution and acute myocardial infarction mortality in Hong Kong: a time-stratified case-crossover study. Atmospheric Environment 2013;76:68-73. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.08.043
  4. Lin HL, Wang HC, Wu W, Lang LL, Wang QZ, Tian LW *. The effects of smoke-free legislation on acute myocardial infarction: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Public Health. 2013;13:529. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-529
  5. Pun VC, Lin H, Kim JH, Yip BHK, Chung VCH, Wong MCS, Yu ITS, Griffiths SM, and Tian LW *. Impacts of alcohol duty reductions on cardiovascular mortality among elderly Chinese: a 10-year time series analysis. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2013:67(6):514-8. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2012-201859
  6. Qiu H, Yu ITs, Wang X, Tian LW, Tse LA, and Wong TW. Differential Effects of Fine and Coarse Particles on Daily Emergency Cardiovascular Hospitalizations in Hong Kong. Atmospheric Environment 2013:64(1):296-302. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.09.060
  7. Qiu H, Yu ITs, Wang X, Tian LW, Tse LA, and Wong TW. Season and humidity dependence of the effects of air pollution on COPD hospitalizations in Hong Kong. Atmospheric Environment 2013;76:74-80. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.07.026
  8. Qiu H, Yu ITS, Wang X, Tian LW, Tse LA, and Wong TW. Cool and dry weather enhances the effects of air pollution on emergency IHD hospital admissions. International Journal of Cardiology 2013;168(1):500-505. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2012.09.199
  9. Qiu H, Yu ITS, Tse LA, Tian LW, Wang XR, and Wong TW. Is Greater Temperature Change within a Day Associated with Increased Emergency Hospital Admissions for Heart Failure? Circulation Heart Failure. 2013;6(5):930-5. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.113.000360
  10. Tian LW *, Ho KF, Louie PK, Qiu H, Pun VC, Kan H, Yu IT, and Wong TW. Shipping Emissions Associated with Increased Cardiovascular Hospitalizations. Atmospheric Environment 2013;74:320-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.04.014
  11. Tian LW *, Qiu H, Pun VC, Lin HL, Ge EJ, Chan JC, Louie PK, Ho KF, and Yu ITS. Ambient Carbon Monoxide Associated with Reduced Risk of Hospital Admissions for Respiratory Tract Infections. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2013;188(10):1240-5. DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201304-0676OC
  12. Wei X, Zou G, Yin J, Walley J, Zhou B, Yu Y, Tian LW, and Chen K. Characteristics of high risk people with cardiovascular disease in Chinese rural areas: clinical indicators, disease patterns and drug treatment. PloS one 2013;8:e54169. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054169
  13. Yu ITS, Qiu H, Wang X, Tian LW, and Tse LA. Synergy between particles and nitrogen dioxide on emergency hospital admissions for cardiac diseases in Hong Kong. International Journal of Cardiology 2013;168(3):2831-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2013.03.082

Year 2014

  1. Chan JY, Lin HL, and Tian LW *. Meteorological factors and El Nino Southern Oscillation are associated with paediatric varicella infections. Epidemiology and Infection. 2014;142(7):1384-92 DOI: 10.1017/S0950268813002306
  2. Pun VC, Yu ITS, Qiu H, Ho KF, Sun ZW, Louie PKK, Wong TW, and Tian LW *. Short-Term Associations of Cause-Specific Emergency Hospitalizations and Particulate Matter Chemical Components in Hong Kong. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2014;179(9):1086-1095 DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwu026
  3. Pun VC, Yu ITS, Ho KF, Qiu H, Sun ZW, and Tian LW *. Differential Effects of Ambient Source-Specific Particulate Matter on Ischemic Heart Disease Emergency Hospitalizations. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2014;122(4):391-6 DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1307213
  4. Yu YB, Duan JC, Yu Y, Li Y, Liu XM, Zhou XQ, Ho KF, Tian LW *, and Sun ZW *. Silica nanoparticles induce autophagy and autophagic cell death in HepG2 cells triggered by reactive oxygen species. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2014;270:176-186. 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2014.01.028
  5. Ho KF, Ho SS, Dai WT, Cao JJ, Huang RJ, Tian LW and Deng WJ. Seasonal variations of monocarbonyl and dicarbonyl in urban and sub-urban sites of Xi’an, China. Environ Monit Assess. 2014;186(5):2835-49. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-013-3584-6
  6. Zhao L, Zhang LH , Zhang XL, Li ZZ, Tian LW and Wang YX. An Analysis of 1256 Cases of Sporadic Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm in a Single Chinese Institution. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1): e85668. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085668
  7. Kim C, Chapman RS, Hu W, He XZ, Hosgood HD, Liu LZ, Lai H, Chen W, Silverman DT, Vermeulen R, Tian LW, Bassig B, Shen M, Zhang YW, Ma SG, Rothman N, Lan Q. Smoky coal, tobacco smoking, and lung cancer risk in Xuanwei, China. Lung Cancer. 2014;84(1):31-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2014.01.004
  8. Zhou YC, Tian LW, Wang XC, Ye LH, Zhao GQ, Yu M, Li GJ, Lei YJ, Huang YC. MicroRNA-195 inhibits non-small cell lung cancer cell proliferation, migration and invasion by targeting MYB. Cancer Letters. 2014;347(1):65-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.canlet.2014.01.019
  9. Lu L, Wang M, Xia WJ, Tian LW, Xu R, Li CH, Wang JX, Rong X, Xiong HP, Huang K, Huang JT, Nakano T, Bennett P, Zhang Y, Zhang LQ, and Fu YS. The migration patterns of HCV in China were characterized for five major subtypes based on 411 volunteer blood donors sampled in 17 provinces/municipalities. Journal of Virology. 2014;88:7120-9 DOI: 10.1128/JVI.00414-14
  10. Wu CW, Ng SC, Dong YJ, Tian LW, Ng SSM, Leung WW, Law WT, Yau TO, Chan FKL, Sung JJY, and Yu J. Identification of microRNA-135b in stool as a potential non-invasive biomarker for colorectal cancer and adenoma. Clinical Cancer Research. 2014;20:2994-3002. DOI: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-13-1750
  11. Lee KY, Wong CKC, Chung KJ, Bien MY, Cao JJ, Han YM, Tian LW, Chang CC, Feng PH, Ho KF, and Chuang HC. Methionine oxidation in albumin by fine haze particulate matter: an in vitro and in vivo study. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2014;274:384-391 DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2014.04.029
  12. Guo YM, Gasparrini A, Armstrong B, Li SS, Tawatsupa B, Tobas A, Lavigne E, Coelho M, Leone M, Pan XC, Tong SL, Tian LW, Kim H, Hashizumel M, Hongdal Y, Guo YL, Wu CF, Punnasiri K, Yi SM, Michelozzi P, Hilario P, Saldiva N, and William G. Global variation and consistency in the effects of ambient temperature on mortality: a systematic evaluation. Epidemiology. 2014;25(6):781-789. DOI: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000165
  13. Hu W, Downward GS, Reiss B, Xu J, Bassig B, Hosgood D, Zhang LL, Seow WJ, Wu GP, Chapman RS, Tian LW, Wei FS, Vermeulen R, Lan Q. Personal and indoor PM2.5 exposure from burning solid fuels in vented and unvented stoves in a rural region of China with a high incidence of lung cancer. Environmental Science & Technology. 2014:48:8456-8464 DOI: 10.1021/es502201s
  14. Qiu H, Tian LW *, Pun VC, Ho KF, Wong TW, Yu ITS. Coarse particulate matter associated with increased risk of emergency hospital admissions for pneumonia in Hong Kong. Thorax. 2014;69(11):1027-1033 DOI: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2014-205429
  15. Tian LW *, Ho KF, Wang T, Qiu H, Pun VC, Chan JC, Louie PKK, Yu ITS. Ambient carbon monoxide and the risk of hospitalization due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2014;180(12):1159-1167 DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwu248
  16. Lin HL, Liu Y, Tian LW * Should varicella vaccine be included in the routine immunization programme? Translational Pediatrics. 2014;3(4):273-274. DOI:10.3978/j.issn.2224-4336.2014.10.01

Year 2015

  1. Qiu H, Yu ITS, Tse LA, Chan EYY, Wong TW, Tian LW *. Greater temperature variation within a day associated with increased emergency hospital admissions for asthma. Science of the Total Environment. 2015;505:508-513 DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.10.003
  2. Ho KF, Ho SS, Huang RJ, Dai WT, Cao JJ, Tian LW, Deng WJ. Spatiotemporal distribution of carbonyl compounds in China. Environmental Pollution. 2015;197:316-324 DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2014.11.014
  3. Lin HL, Ning BF, Li JH, Ho SC, Huss A, Vermeulen R, and Tian LW *. Lung Cancer Mortality Among Women in Xuan Wei, China: A Comparison of Spatial Clustering Detection Methods. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 2015;27(2):NP392-NP401. DOI: 10.1177/1010539512444778
  4. Pun VC, Tian LW *, Yu ITS, Kioumourtzoglou MA, Qiu H. Differential distributed lag patterns of source-specific particulate matter on respiratory emergency hospitalizations. Environmental Science & Technology. 2015;49:3830-3838. DOI: 10.1021/es505030u
  5. Qiu H, Tian LW *, Ho KF, Pun VC, Wang XR, Yu ITS. Air pollution and mortality: Effect modification by personal characteristics and specific cause of death in a case-only study. Environmental Pollution. 2015;199:192-197. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2015.02.002
  6. Ho KF, Ho SSH, Huang RJ, Liu SX, Cao JJ, Zhang T, Chuang HC, Chan CS, Tian LW. Characteristics of water-soluble organic nitrogen in fine particulate matter in the continental area of China. Atmospheric Environment. 2015;106:252-61. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.02.010
  7. Ho KF, Huang RJ, Kawamura K, Tachibana E, Lee SC, Ho SSH, Zhu T, Tian LW. Dicarboxylic acids, ketocarboxylic acids, alpha-dicarbonyls, fatty acids and benzoic acid in PM2.5 aerosol collected during CAREBeijing-2007: an effect of traffic restriction on air quality. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2015;15:3111-3123. DOI: 10.5194/acp-15-3111-2015
  8. Yang FH, Kaul D, Wong KC, Westerdahl D, Sun L, Ho KF, Tian LW, Brimblecombe P, Ning Z. Heterogeneity of passenger exposure to air pollutants in public transport microenvironments. Atmospheric Environment. 2015;109:42-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.03.009
  9. Lee KY, Cao JJ, Lee CH, Hsiao TC, Yeh CT, Huynh TT, Han YM, Li XD, Chuang KJ, Tian LW, Ho KF, Chuang HC. Inhibition of the WNT/\(\beta\)-catenin pathway by haze fine particulate matter: Roles of metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Atmospheric Environment. 2015;109:118-129. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.03.017
  10. Chuang HC, Ho KF, Cao JJ, Chuang KJ, Ho SSH, Feng PH, Tian LW, Lee CH, Han YM, Lee CN, Cheng TJ. Effects of non-protein-type amino acids of fine particulate matter on E-cadherin and inflammatory responses in mice. Toxicology Letters. 2015;237(3):174-180. DOI: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2015.06.013
  11. Tian LW *, Qiu H, Pun VC, Ho KF, Chan CS, Yu ITS. Carbon monoxide and stroke: a time series study of ambient air pollution and emergency hospitalizations. International Journal of Cardiology. 2015;201:4-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.07.099
  12. Tian LW *, Wong WY, Ho SC, Ng S, Chan WM. Institutional risk factors for outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis in homes for the elderly: a retrospective cohort analysis. Hong Kong Medical Journal. 2015;21(Suppl 4):20-1. PDF
  13. Lin HL, Ning BF, Li JH, Zhao GQ, Huang YC, Tian LW *. Temporal trend of mortality from major cancers in Xuanwei, China. Frontiers of Medicine. 2015;9:487-495 DOI:10.1007/s11684-015-0413-z
  14. Yu XJ, Yang MJ, Zhou B, Wang GZ, Huang YC, Wu LC, Cheng X, Wen ZS, Huang JY, Zhang YD, Gao XH, Li GF, He SW, Gu ZH, Ma L, Pan CM, Wang P, Chen H Bin, Hong ZP, Wang XL, Mao WJ, Jin XL, Kang H, Chen ST, Zhu YQ, Gu WY, Liu Z, Dong H, Tian LW, Chen SJ, Cao Y, Wang SY, Zhou GB. Characterization of Somatic Mutations in Air Pollution-Related Lung Cancer. EBioMedicine. 2015;2:583–590 DOI:10.1016/j.ebiom.2015.04.003

Year 2016

  1. Qiu H, Tian LW *, Ho KF, Ignatius TS, Thach TQ, Wong CM. Who is more Vulnerable to Death from Extremely Cold Temperatures? A Case-Only Approach in Hong Kong with a Temperate Climate. International Journal of Biometeorology. 2016;60(5):711-717 DOI: 10.1007/s00484-015-1065-z
  2. Seow WJ, Downward GS, Hu W, Rothman N, Reiss B, Xu J, Bassig BA, Li JH, He J, Hosgood HD, Wu GP, Chapman RS, Tian LW, Wei FS, Caporaso NE, Vermeulen R, Lan Q. Indoor concentrations of nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide from burning solid fuels for cooking and heating in Yunnan Province, China. Indoor Air. 2016:26(5):776-783 DOI: 10.1111/ina.12251
  3. Lin HL, Tao J, Du YD, Liu T, Qian ZM, Tian LW, Di Q, Shannon R, Guo LC, Zen WL, Xiao JP, Li X, He ZH, Xu YJ, Ma WJ. Particle size and chemical constituents of ambient particulate pollution associated with cardiovascular mortality in Guangzhou, China. Environmental Pollution 2016;208:758-766. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2015.10.056
  4. Lin HL, Tao J, Du YD, Liu T, Qian ZM, Tian LW, Di Q, Zen WL, Xiao JP, Guo LC, Li X, Xu YJ, Ma WJ. Differentiating the effects of characteristics of PM pollution on mortality from ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 2016;219:204-211. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2015.11.002
  5. Qiu H, Tian LW *, Sun SZ, Tang R, Chan KP. Pneumonia Hospitalization Risk in the Elderly Attributable to Cold and Hot Temperatures in Hong Kong. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2016;184(8):555-569. DOI: 10.1093/aje/kww041
  6. Sun SZ, Tian LW, Qiu H, Chan KP, Tsang H, Tang R, Lee SY, Thach TQ, Wong CM. The influence of pre-existing health conditions on short-term mortality risks of temperature: Evidence from a prospective Chinese elderly cohort in Hong Kong. Environmental Research. 2016;148:7-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2016.03.012
  7. Tian LW *, Qiu H, Sun SZ, Lin HL. Emergency Cardiovascular Hospitalization Risk Attributable to Cold Temperatures in Hong Kong. Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2016;9:135-142. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.115.002410
  8. Guo YM, Gasparrini A, Armstrong BG, Tawatsupa B, Tobias A, Lavigne E, Coelho MS, Pan X, Kim H, Hashizume M, Honda Y, Guo YL, Wu CF, Zanobetti A, Schwartz JD, Bell ML, Overcenco A, Punnasiri K, Li S, Tian LW, Saldiva P, Williams G, Tong S. Temperature Variability and Mortality: A Multi-Country Study. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2016;124(10):1554-1559. DOI: 10.1289/EHP149
  9. Lin HL, Ma WJ, Qiu H, Vaughn MG, Nelson EJ, Qian ZM, Tian LW *. Is standard deviation of daily PM2.5 concentration associated with respiratory mortality? Environmental Pollution. 2016;216:208-214. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.05.068
  10. Ho KF, Chang CC, Tian LW, Chan CS, Musa Bandowe BA, Lui KH, Lee KY, Chuang KJ, Liu CY, Ning Z, Chuang HC. Effects of polycyclic aromatic compounds in fine particulate matter generated from household coal combustion on response to EGFR mutations in vitro. Environmental Pollution. 2016;218:1262-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.08.084
  11. Li JH, Sun SZ, Tang R, Qiu H, Huang QY, Mason TG, Tian LW *. Major Air Pollutants and Acute Risk of COPD: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. International Journal of COPD. 2016;11:3079-3091. DOI: 10.2147/COPD.S122282
  12. Sun SZ, Qiu H, Ho KF, Tian LW *. Chemical components of respirable particulate matter associated with emergency hospital admissions for type 2 diabetes in Hong Kong. Environ Int. 2016;97:93-99. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.10.022

Year 2017

  1. Lin HL, Liu T, Fang F, Xiao JP, Zeng WL, Li X, Guo LC, Tian LW, Schootman M, Stamatakis KA, Qian ZM, Ma WJ. Mortality benefits of vigorous air quality improvement interventions during the periods of APEC Blue and Parade Blue in Beijing, China. Environmental Pollution. 2017;220(Pt A):222-227. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.09.041
  2. Lui KH, Bandowe BAM, Tian LW, Chan CS, Cao JJ, Ning Z, Lee SC, Ho KF. Cancer risk from polycyclic aromatic compounds in fine particulate matter generated from household coal combustion in Xuanwei, China. Chemosphere. 2017;169:660-668. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.11.112
  3. Lee M, Brauer M, Wong P, Tang R, Tsui TH, Choi C, Cheng W, Lai PC, Tian LW, Thach TQ, Allen R, Barratt B. Land use regression modelling of air pollution in high density high rise cities: A case study in Hong Kong. Sci Total Environ. 2017;592:306-315. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.094
  4. Qiu H, Sun SZ, Tsang H, Wong CM, Lee RSY, Schooling CM, Tian LW *. 2017. Fine Particulate Matter Exposure and Incidence of Stroke: A Cohort Study in Hong Kong. Neurology. 88(18):1709-1717. DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000003903
  5. Lui KH, Chan CS, Tian LW, Ning BF, Zhou YP, Song XL, Li JW, Cao JJ, Lee SC, Ho KF*. Elements in Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) from Indoor Air During Household Stoves Coal Combustion at Xuanwei, China. Aerosol Sci Eng. 2017. DOI: 10.1007/s41810-017-0004-2
  6. Tian LW, Qiu H, Sun S, Tsang H, Chan KP, Leung WK*. Association between emergency admission for peptic ulcer bleeding and air pollution: a case-crossover analysis in Hong Kong’s elderly population. Lancet Planet Heal. 2017;1:e74-81. DOI: 10.1016/S2542-5196(17)30021-9
  7. Tian LW *, Sun SZ. Ambient Air Pollution and Health Impact in China. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2017; 1017: 215-232. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-5657-4_9
  8. Ge EJ, Fan M, Qiu H, Hu H, Tian LW, Wang XM, Xu GZ, Wei XL. Ambient sulfur dioxide levels associated with reduced risk of initial outpatient visits for tuberculosis: A population based time series analysis. Environ Pollut 2017; 228: 408-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.05.051
  9. Lui KH, Dai WT, Chan CS, Tian LW, Ning BF, Zhou YP, Song XL, Wang B, Li JW, Cao JJ, Lee SC, Ho KF. Cancer risk from gaseous carbonyl compounds in indoor environment generated from household coal combustion in Xuanwei, China. Environ Sci Pollut Res 2017. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-9223-y
  10. Pun VC, Ho KF, Tian LW. Particulate matter from re-suspended mineral dust and emergency cause-specific respiratory hospitalizations in Hong Kong. Atmospheric Environment 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.06.038
  11. Guo YM, Gasparrini A, Armstrong BG, Tawatsupa B, Tobias A., Lavigne E, Coelho M, Pan XC, Kim H, Hashizume M, Honda Y, Michelozzi P, Punnasiri K, Li S, Tian LW, Garcia S, Seposo X, Overcenco A, Goodman P, Dang TN, Dung DV, Mayvaneh F, Saldiva P, Williams G, Tong SL. Heat Wave and Mortality: A Multicountry, Multicommunity Study. Environ Health Perspect 2017. DOI: 10.1289/EHP1026
  12. Lu SL, Tan Z, Liu P, Zhao H, Liu D, Yu S, Cheng P, Sandar M, Hu J, Tian LW, Wu M, Yonemochi S, Wang QY. Single particle aerosol mass spectrometry of coal combustion particles associated with high lung cancer rates in Xuanwei and Fuyuan, China. Chemosphere 2017; 186: 278-286. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.07.161
  13. Lin HL, Ma WJ, Qiu H, Wang X, Trevathan E, Yao Z, Dong GH, Vaughn MG, Qian ZM, Tian LW *. Using daily excessive concentration hours to explore the short-term mortality effects of ambient PM 2.5 in Hong Kong. Environ Pollut 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.07.060

Year 2018

  1. Finkelman RB, Tian LW. The Health Impacts of Coal Use in China. International Geology Review. 2018; 60:579-589. DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2017.1335624
  2. Liang HQ, Qiu H, Tian LW *. Short-term effects of fine particulate matter on acute myocardial infraction mortality and years of life lost: A time series study in Hong Kong. Sci. Total Environ. 2018; 615: 558-563. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.09.266
  3. Qiu H, Schooling CM, Sun SZ, Tsang H, Yang Y, Lee RS, Wong CM, Tian LW *. Long-term exposure to fine particulate matter air pollution and type 2 diabetes mellitus in elderly: A cohort study in Hong Kong. Environ. Int. 2018; 113:350-356. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.01.008
  4. Dai YR, Qiu H, Sun SZ, Yang Y, Lin HL, Tian LW *. Age-dependent Effect of Ambient Ozone on Emergency Asthma Hospitalizations in Hong Kong. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2018; 141:1532-1534.e5. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2018.01.006
  5. Tang R, Tian LW, Thach TQ, Tsui TH, Brauer M, Lee M, Allen R, Yuchi W, Lai PC, Wong P, Barratt B. Integrating travel behavior with land use regression to estimate dynamic air pollution exposure in Hong Kong. Environ. Int. 2018; 113: 100-108. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.01.009
  6. Fan ZL, Pun VC, Chen XC, Qiu H, Tian LW, Ho SS, Lee SC, Tse LA, Ho KF. Personal exposure to fine particles (PM2.5) and respiratory inflammation of common residents in Hong Kong. Environ. Res. 2018; 164: 24-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.02.009
  7. Ali ST, Wu P, Cauchemez S, He DH, Fang VJ, Cowling BJ, Tian LW. Ambient ozone and influenza transmissibility in Hong Kong. European Respiratory Journal 2018; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.00369-2018
  8. Sun SZ, Laden F, Hart JE, Qiu H, Wang Y, Wong CM, Lee RSY, Tian LW *. Seasonal temperature variability and emergency hospital admissions for respiratory diseases: a population-based cohort study. Thorax 2018; DOI: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2017-211333
  9. Ran JJ, Qiu H, Sun SZ, Tian LW *. Short-term effects of ambient benzene and TEX (toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene combined) on cardiorespiratory mortality in Hong Kong. Environment International, 2018; 117: 91-98. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.04.049
  10. Yang Y, Tang R, Qiu H, Lai PC, Wong P, Thach TQ, Allen R, Brauer M, Tian LW, Barratt B. Long term exposure to air pollution and mortality in an elderly cohort in Hong Kong. Environment International, 2018; 117:99-106. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.04.034
  11. Qiu H, Pun VC, Tian LW *. Short-term effects of fine and coarse particles on deaths in Hong Kong elderly population: An analysis of mortality displacement. Environ Pollut, 2018, 241:148–154. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.05.056
  12. Yang B, Bloom MS, Markevych I, Min Z, Vaughn MG, Cummings-vaughn LA, Li S, Chen G, Bowatte G, Perret JL, Dharmage SC, Heinrich J, Yim SH, Lin S, Tian LW, Yang M, Liu KK, Zeng XW, Hu LW, Guo Y, Dong GH. Exposure to ambient air pollution and blood lipids in adults: The 33 Communities Chinese Health Study. Environ Int, 2018, 119:485–492. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.07.016
  13. Ran JJ, Qiu H, Sun SZ, Yang AM, Tian LW *. Are ambient volatile organic compounds environmental stressors for heart failure? Environ Pollut, 2018, 242(Pt B):1810-1816. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.07.086
  14. Yang Y, Ruan ZL, Wang XJ, Yang Y, Mason TG, Lin HL, Tian LW *. Short-term and Long-term Exposures to Fine Particulate Matter Constituents and Health: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Environ Pollut, 2018, 247:874-882. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.12.060

Year 2019

  1. Sun SZ, Tian LW *, Cao WN, Lai PC, Wong PPY, Lee RS, Mason TG, Krämer A, Wong CM. Urban climate modified short-term association of air pollution with pneumonia mortality in Hong Kong. Sci Total Environ. 2019, 646:618–624. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.311
  2. Wong JYY, Downward GS, Hu W, Portengen L, Seow WJ, Silverman DT, Bassig BA, Zhang J, Xu J, Ji BT, Li J, He J, Yang K, Tian LW, Shen M, Huang Y, Vermeulen R, Rothman N, Lan Q. Lung Cancer Risk by Geologic Coal Deposits: A Case-Control Study of Female Never-smokers from Xuanwei and Fuyuan, China. Int J Cancer. 2019;144(12):2918-2927. DOI:10.1002/ijc.32034
  3. Ran JJ, Sun SZ, Yang AM, Yang L, Han LF, Mason TG, Chan KP, Li JH, Tian LW *. Effects of ambient benzene and toluene on emergency COPD hospitalizations: A time series study in Hong Kong. Sci Total Environ. 2018 Dec 4;657:28-35. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.015
  4. Lian CH, Zuo XX, Tian LW *. A possible role of biogenic silica in esophageal cancer in North China? Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2019;26:8340-8343. DOI:10.1007/s11356-019-04332-w
  5. Li JH, Ran JJ, Chen LC, Costa M, Huang YC, Chen X, Tian LW *. Bituminous coal combustion and Xuan Wei Lung cancer: a review of the epidemiology, intervention, carcinogens, and carcinogenesis. Arch Toxicol. 2019;93(3):573-583. DOI:10.1007/s00204-019-02392-y
  6. Li JH, Guo WB, Ran JJ, Tang R, Lin HL, Chen X, Ning BF, Li JH, Zhou YC, Chen LC, Tian LW, Huang YC. Five-year lung cancer mortality risk analysis and topography in Xuan Wei: a spatiotemporal correlation analysis. BMC Public Health 2019;19:173 DOI:10.1186/s12889-019-6490-1
  7. Sun SZ, Cao WN, Mason TG, Ran JJ, Qiu H, Li JH, Yang Y, Lin HL, Tian LW *. Increased susceptibility to heat for respiratory hospitalizations in Hong Kong. Sci Total Environ. 2019;666:197-204. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.229
  8. Lao XQ, Ho KF, Wong CCY, Tian LW. Respiratory health effects of household cleaning products on Hong Kong school children. Hong Kong Med J. 2019, Suppl. 3: 24-26. PDF
  9. Wong PPY, Lai PC, Allen R, Cheng W, Lee M, Tsui A, Tang R, Thach TQ, Tian LW, Brauer M, Barratt B. Vertical monitoring of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) in urban street canyons of Hong Kong. Sci Total Environ. 2019;670:696-703. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.224
  10. Mason TG, Chan KP, Schooling CM, Sun SZ, Yang AM, Yang Y, Barratt B, Tian LW *. Air Quality changes after Hong Kong shipping emission policy: An accountability study. Chemosphere. 2019;226:616-62. DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.03.173
  11. Lian CH, Xie SZ, Li WJ, Ran JJ, Zhang J, Han ZS, Zuo XX, Tian LW *. Association of wheat chaff derived silica fiber and esophageal cancer in north China. Ecotoxicolology and Environmental Safety. 2019;178:79-85. DOI:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2019.04.031
  12. Mason TG, Schooling CM, Chan KP, Tian LW *. An evaluation of the Air Quality Health Index Program on respiratory diseases in Hong Kong: an interrupted time series analysis. Atmospheric Environment. 2019;226:616-624. DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.05.013
  13. Lui KH, Jones TB, BéruBé K, Ho SSH, Yim SHL, Cao JJ, Lee SC, Tian LW, Min DW, Ho KF. The effects of particle-induced oxidative damage from exposure to airborne fine particulate matter components in the vicinity of landfill sites on Hong Kong. Chemosphere. 2019;230:578-586. DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.05.079
  14. Sun SZ, Cao WN, Pun VC, Qiu H, Ge Y, Tian LW *. Respirable particulate constituents and risk of cause-specific mortality in the Hong Kong population. Environ Sci Technol. 2019;53(16):9810-9817. DOI:10.1021/acs.est.9b01635
  15. Vermeulen R, Downward GS, Zhang J, Hu W, Portengen L, Bassig BA, Hammond SK, Wong JYY, Li J, Reiss B, He J, Tian LW, Yang K, Seow WJ, Xu J, Anderson K, Ji BT, Silverman D, Chanock S, Huang Y, Rothman N, Lan Q. Constituents of Household Air Pollution and Risk of Lung Cancer among Never-Smoking Women in Xuanwei and Fuyuan, China. Environ Health Perspect. 2019;127(9):97001. DOI:10.1289/EHP4913

Year 2020

  1. Mason TG, Schooling CM, Ran JJ, Chan KP, Tian LW *. Does the AQHI reduce cardiovascular hospitalization in Hong Kong’s elderly population? Environ Int. 2020;235:105344 DOI:10.1016/j.envint.2019.105344
  2. Ran JJ, Yang AM, Sun SZ, Han LF, Yang Y, Mason TG, Li JH, Chan KP, Lee RSY, Qiu H, Tian LW *. Long-term Exposure to Ambient Fine Particulate Matter and Mortality from Renal Failure: A Retrospective Cohort Study in Hong Kong. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2019-12-17 DOI:10.1093/aje/kwz282
  3. Sun SZ, Cao WN, Chan KP, Ran JJ, Ge Y, Zhang YQ, Feng YL, Zeng Qiang, Lee RSY, Wong CM, Tian LW *, Lei YJ. Cigarette smoking increases deaths associated with air pollution in Hong Kong. Atmospheric Environment. 2020-01-08 DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2020.117266
  4. Ran JJ, Sun SZ, Han LF, Zhao Shi, Chen DY, Guo F, Li JH, Qiu H, Lei YJ, Tian LW *. Fine particulate matter and cause-specific mortality in the Hong Kong elder patients with chronic kidney disease. Chemosphere. 2020;247:125913. DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.125913
  5. Sun SZ, Sarkar C, Kumari S, James P, Cao WN, Lee RSY, Tian LW, Webster C. Air Pollution Associated Respiratory Mortality Risk Alleviated by Residential Greenness in the Chinese Elderly Health Service Cohort. Environmental Research. 2020:109139 DOI:10.1016/j.envres.2020.109139
  6. Cerin E, Barnett A, Chaix B, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Caeyenberghs K, Jalaludin B, Sugiyama T, Sallis JF, Lautenschlager NT, Ni MY, Poudel G, Donaire-Gonzalez D, Tham R, Wheeler AJ, Knibbs L, Tian LW, Chan YK, Dunstan DW, Carver A, Anstey KJ. International Mind, Activities and Urban Places (iMAP) study: methods of a cohort study on environmental and lifestyle influences on brain and cognitive health. BMJ Open. 2020 Mar 18;10(3):e036607. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036607
  7. Liu JW, Hansen A, Varghese B, Liu ZD, Tong M, Qiu H, Tian LW, Lau KKL, Ng E, Ren C, Bi P. Cause-specific mortality attributable to cold and hot ambient temperatures in Hong Kong: a time-series study, 2006–2016. Sustainable Cities and Society. 2020;57:102131. DOI:10.1016/j.scs.2020.102131
  8. Sun SZ, Cao WN, Qiu H, Ran JJ, Lin HL, Shen C, Lee RS, Tian LW *. Benefits of Physical Activity Not Affected by Air Pollution: A Prospective Cohort Study. Int J Epidemiol. 2020;49(1):142-152. DOI:10.1093/ije/dyz184
  9. Chen XC, Chuang HC, Ward TJ, Tian LW, Cao JJ, Ho SSH, Lau NC, Hsiao TC, Steve HL Yim SHL, Ho KF. Indoor, outdoor, and personal exposure to PM2.5 and their bioreactivity among healthy residents of Hong Kong. Environmental Research, 2020-06-10. 109780 DOI:10.1016/j.envres.2020.109780
  10. Chen XC, Cao JJ, Ward TJ, Tian LW, Ning Z, Galie NK, Aquilina NJ, Yim SHL, Qu LL, Ho KF. Characteristics and toxicological effects of commuter exposure to black carbon and metal components of fine particles (PM2.5) in Hong Kong. Science of the Total Environment, 2020-06-25. 140501. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140501
  11. Ran JJ, Kioumourtzoglou MA, Sun SZ, Han LF, Zhao S, Zhu W, Li JH, Tian LW. Source-Specific Volatile Organic Compounds and Emergency Hospital Admissions for Cardiorespiratory Diseases. IJERPH, 2020;17:6210. DOI:10.3390/ijerph17176210

Year 2021

  1. Sun SZ, Cao WN, Ge Y, Ran JJ, Sun F, Zeng Q, Guo MD, Huang JX, Lee RSY, Tian LW *, Wellenius GA. Outdoor light at night and risk of coronary heart disease among older adults: a prospective cohort study. European Heart Journal, 2021;42:820-830. DOI:10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa846
  2. Ran JJ, Schooling CM, Han LF, Sun SZ, Zhao S, Zhang XH, Chan KP, Guo F, Lee RSY, Qiu YL, Tian LW * Long-term exposure to fine particulate matter and dementia incidence: A cohort study in Hong Kong. Environmental Pollution 2021;271:116303. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2020.116303
  3. Li GJ, Yang JP, Zhao GQ, Shen ZH, Yang KY, Tian LW, Zhou QH, Chen Y, Huang YC. Dysregulation of ferroptosis may involve in the development of non‐small‐cell lung cancer in Xuanwei area. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine 2021;25:2872-2884. DOI:10.1111/jcmm.16318
  4. Chong KC, Ran JJ, Lau SVF, Goggins WB, Zhao S, Wang P, Tian LW, Wang MH, Mohammad KN, Wei L, Xiong X, Liu HY, Chan PKS, Wang HW, Wang YW, Wang JX. Limited role for meteorological factors on the variability in COVID-19 incidence: A retrospective study of 102 Chinese cities. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2021;15:e0009056. DOI:10.1371/journal.pntd.0009056
  5. Yu QY Li X, Fan M, Qiu H, Wong AYS, Tian LW, Chui CSL, Li PH, Lau LKW, Chan EW, Goggins WB, Ip P, Lum TY, Hung IFN, Cowling BJ, Wong ICK, Jit M. The impact of childhood pneumococcal conjugate vaccine immunisation on all-cause pneumonia admissions in Hong Kong: A 14-year population-based interrupted time series analysis. Vaccine 2021-4-12. DOI:10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.03.090
  6. Guo F, Zhang Q, Jiang H, He Y, Li M, Ran JJ, Lin J, Tian LW, Ma L. Dietary potato intake and risks of type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes mellitus. Clinical Nutrition 2021-05-01. DOI:10.1016/j.clnu.2021.04.039
  7. Ran JJ, Zhang YM, Han LF, Sun SZ, Zhao S, Shen C, Zhang XH, Chan KP, Lee RS, Qiu YL, Tian LW. The joint association of physical activity and fine particulate matter exposure with incident dementia in elderly Hong Kong residents. Environ Int 2021;156:106645. DOI:10.1016/j.envint.2021.106645
  8. Guo F, Do V, Cooper R, Huang Y, Zhang P, Ran JJ, Zhang Q, Tian LW * , Fu ZT. Trends of temperature variability: Which variability and what health implications? Science of The Total Environment 2021;768:144487. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144487