University of California, Irvine
Dr. Wu is a Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health in the Program in Public Health, UC Irvine. Her research aims to provide a strong scientific basis to protect public health from environmental exposures such as air pollution, built environment, and climate factors through exposure assessment and environmental epidemiological studies. For environmental exposure assessment, she focuses on developing advanced exposure assessment methods using big data, geographical information system techniques, global positioning system tracking, spatiotemporal modeling, and sophisticated statistical methods. For environmental epidemiology, she focuses on the impact of air pollution (gases and particles; mass, source, composition), meteorology, and the built environment on maternal health, pregnancy outcomes, children’s health, and cancer. Dr. Wu is interested in the joint effects of multiple environmental exposures and social stressors on health outcomes. In addition to quantitative research, she works extensively with communities to address their concerns on environmental injustice or health disparity issues using community-centered and action-focused participatory research methods.
Dr. Wu has received numerous awards, including the Delta Omega 2023 Honoree for Public Health Faculty, 2014 Internal Society of Exposure Science (ISES) Joan M. Daisey Outstanding Young Scientist Award, and 2010 Health Effects Institute Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award.
Dr. Wu holds a BE in Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, a MS in Environmental Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and a PhD in Environmental Health from UCLA.