Yifang Zhu



UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
650 Charles E. Young DR S, 51-295B CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Academic Titles/Accomplishments/Affiliations:

PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
BS, Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University

Research interest:

Aerosol, Air Pollution, Exposure Assessment, Industrial Hygiene

Dr. Yifang Zhu is a Professor of the Environmental Health Sciences Department in UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.  She graduated from Tsinghua University in 1997 and received her Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from UCLA in 2003.  Her research interest is primarily in the field of air pollution, environmental exposure assessment, and aerosol science and technology.  Specifically, she is interested in quantitative exposure/risk assessments on ultrafine particles from various indoor and outdoor sources.  Her current research focuses on measuring and modeling ultrafine particle emissions, transport, and transformation on and near roadways as well as in various indoor environments.  Her scholarship and creativity has been recognized by several national awards, including the Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award from the Health Effects Institute in 2007, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation in 2009, and the Haagen-Smit Prize from Atmosphere Environment in 2011. Dr. Zhu was appointed to California Air Resource Board (CARB)’s Research Screening Committee in January 2014.

Recent Publications

Ambient air pollution and cause-specific risk of hospital admission in China: A nationwide time-series study. 
Gu J, Shi Y, Zhu Y, Chen N, Wang H, Zhang Z, Chen T. PLoS Medicine. 2020 Aug 6;17(8):e1003188.

Different temportal trends of exposure to Bisphenol A among international travelers between Los Angeles and Beijing.
Lin Y, Qiu X, Liu J, Tseng CH, Allard P, Araujo JA, Zhu YEnvironment International. 2020 Aug 1;141:105758.

Impacts of COVID-19 response actions on air quality in China
Marlier ME, Xing J, Zhu Y, Wang S. Impacts of COVID-19 response actions on air quality in China. Environmental Research Communications. 2020 Jul 17;2(7):075003.

Effects of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and nicotine on emissions and dynamics of electronic cigarette aerosols.
Li L, Lee ES, Nguyen C, Zhu YAerosol Science and Technology. 2020 May 22:1-5.

Health co-benefits of achieving sustainable net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in California 
Wang T, Jiang Z, Zhao B, Gu Y, Liou KN, Kalandiyur N, Zhang D, Zhu YNature Sustainability. 2020 May 4:1-9.

Effects of Residential Gas Appliances on Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality and Public Health in California
Zhu Y, Connolly R, Lin Y, Mathews T, Wang Z. UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences. Agreement Number 20184996.

Effects of electronic cigarettes on indoor air quality and health
Li L, Lin Y, Xia T, Zhu Y. Annual Review of Public Health. 2020 Apr 1;41:363-80.

Cardiopulmonary effects induced by occupational exposure to titanium dioxide nanoparticles.
Zhao L, Zhu Y, Chen Z, Xu H, Zhou J, Tang S, Xu Z, Kong F, Li X, Zhang Y, Li X, Zhang J, Jia G.
Nanotoxicology. 2018 Mar;12(2):169-184.PMID: 29324056

Linkage between human population and trace elements in soils of the Pearl River Delta: Implications for source identification and risk assessment.
Lin Y, Ma J, Zhang Z, Zhu Y, Hou H, Zhao L, Sun Z, Xue W, Shi H.
Sci Total Environ. 2018 Jan 1;610-611:944-950. PMID: 28830054

Corrigendum to; A novel approach for apportionment between primary and secondary sources of airborne nitrated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (NPAHs);[Atmo…
Lin Y, Qiu X, Ma Y, Wang J, Wu Y, Zeng L, Hu M, Zhu T, Zhu Y
Atmospheric Environment 167, 665-665 10/2017

Effects of the window openings on the micro-environmental condition in a school bus
Li Y, Lee ES, Zhou B, Liu J, Zhu Y
Atmospheric Environment 167, 434-443 10/2017

Characteristics of secondhand electronic cigarette aerosols from active human us
Zhao T, Nguyen C, Lin CH, Middlekauff HR, Peters K, Moheimani R, Zhu Y,
Aerosol Science and Technology, 1-9 07/13/2017

Disparate Antibiotic Resistance Gene Quantities Revealed across 4 Major Cities in California: A Survey in Drinking Water, Air, and Soil at 24 Public Parks
Echeverria-Palencia CM, Thulsiraj V, Tran N, Ericksen CA, Melendez I, Zhu Y
ACS Omega 2 (5), 2255-2263 05/24/2017

Total Particle Number Emissions from Modern Diesel, Natural Gas, and Hybrid Heavy-Duty Vehicles During On-Road Operation
Wang T, Quiros DC, Thiruvengadam A, Pradhan S, Hu S, Huai T, Lee ES, Zhu Y
Environmental Science & Technology 05/22/2017

Chronic intermittent nicotine delivery with lung alveolar region-targeted aerosol technology produces circadian blood pharmacokinetics in rats resembling human s…
Shao XM, S Liu, Lee ES, Fung D, Pei H, Liang J, Mudgway R, Zhang J, Zhu Y
bioRxiv, 195123 09/27/2017

Functional time series models for ultrafine particle distributions
Fischer HJ, Zhang Q, Zhu Y, Weiss RE
The Annals of Applied Statistics 11 (1), 297-319 12/04/2014

Correction: Characterization of Electronic Cigarette Aerosol and Its Induction of Oxidative Stress Response in Oral Keratinocytes
Ji EH , Sun B, Zhao T, Shu S, Chang CH, Messadi D, Xia T, Zhu Y, Hu S
PloS one 11 (12), e0169380 12/09/2016

Atmospheric thorium pollution and inhalation exposure in the largest rare earth mining and smelting area in China
Wang L, Zhong B, Liang T, Xing B, Zhu Y
Science of the Total Environment 572, 1-8 12/2016

Estimating PM 2.5-associated mortality increase in California due to the Volkswagen emission control defeat device
Wang T, Jerrett M, Sinsheimer P, Zhu Y
Atmospheric Environment 144, 168-174 08/30/2016

Pulmonary diseases induced by ambient ultrafine and engineered nanoparticles in twenty-first century
Xia T, Zhu Y,Mu L, Zhang ZF, Liu S
National Science Review 3 (4), 416-429 10/08/2016

Ambulatory heart rate of professional taxi drivers while driving without their typical psychosocial work stressors: a pilot study
Choi BK, Choi SJ, Jeong JY, Lee JW, Shu S, Yu N, Ko SB, Zhu Y
Annals of occupational and environmental medicine 28 (1), 54 09/20/2016

A novel approach for apportionment between primary and secondary sources of airborne nitrated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (NPAHs)
Lin Y, Qui X, Ma Y, Wang jm Wu Y, Zeng L, Hu M, Zhu T, Zhu Y
Atmospheric Environment 138, 108-113 05/10/2016

Antibiotic resistance in airborne bacteria near conventional and organic beef cattle farms in California, USA
Sancheza HM, Echeverria C, Thulsiraj V, Zimmer-Faust A, Flores A, Zhu Y
Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 227 (8), 280 07/21/2016

Effects of design parameters and puff topography on heating coil temperature and mainstream aerosols in electronic cigarettes
Zhao T, Shu S, Guo Q, Zhu Y
Atmospheric Environment 134, 61-69 03/16/2016

Numerical investigation of airborne contaminant transport under different vortex structures in the aircraft cabin
Li F, Liu J, Ren J, Cao X, Zhu Y
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 96, 287-295 02/04/2016

Characterization of electronic cigarette aerosol and its induction of oxidative stress response in oral keratinocytes
Ji EH, Sun B, Zhao T, Shu S, Chang CH, Messadi D, Xia T, Zhu Y, Hu S
PloS one 11 (5), e0154447 05/25/2016

Urinary metabolites of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and the association with lipid peroxidation: a biomarker-based study between Los Angeles and Beijing
Lin Y, Qiu X, Yu N, Yang Q, Araujo JA, Zhu Y
Environmental science & technology 50 (7), 3738-3745 02/25/2016

Performance of wearable ionization air cleaners: Ozone emission and particle removal
Shi S, Zhu S, Lee ES, Zhao B, Yhu Z
Aerosol Science and Technology 50 (3), 211-221 01/30/2016

Air quality impacts of a CicLAvia event in Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Shu S, Batteate C, Cole B, Froines J, Zhu 
Environmental Pollution 208, 170-176 10/21/2016