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Haijun Wang

Haijun Wang

Haijun Wang

  • Professor, Ph.D
  • whjun1@bjmu.edu.cn
  • Xueyuan Road 38, Haidian District, Beijing, China
  • Peking University
Personal profile

Prof. Haijun Wang is the Chair of Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, Peking University.

She graduated from Beijing Medical University with the Bachelor degree of preventive medicine in 1995 and got Ph.D. degree in School of Public Health of Peking University in 2004. She had been the visiting scholar in University of Marburg (Germany), Duisburg-Essen University (Germany), University of Queensland (Australia), Duke University (USA), John Hopkins University (USA), respectively.

She is also the chairman of Branch of Maternal and Child Health Standards, National Health Standards Committee; the Vice Chairman of Branch of Early Life Development and Disease Prevention, Chinese Preventive Medicine Association; the Vice Chairman of Branch of Maternal and Child Health Care Information, Chinese Health Information and Big Data Association; the Standing Committee member of Branch of Child and Adolescent Health, Chinese Preventive Medicine Association.

She has undertaken many projects as a Principal Investigator in China, sponsored by National Key R&D Program of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Research Special Fund for Public Welfare of Health, Beijing Natural Science Foundation, China Medical Board, United Nations Population Fund, etc.

She has published 146 academic papers as the first or corresponding author (75 papers in international journals), 6 books as editor-in-chief, and applied one utility model patent.

She has been awarded “the First Award of Scientific and technological Progress of Chinese Preventive Medicine Association”, “the Third Award of Scientific and technological Progress of Chinese Preventive Medicine Association”, “the Third Award of Scientific and technological Progress in Beijing”, “Song Qing-Ling Pediatric Medicine Award” as a principal participant.

Main research directions

Her research interests include child growth and development, obesity epidemiology, environmental factors associated with maternal and child health. She conducted studies on epidemic, genetic and environmental risk factors, prevention of childhood obesity and metabolic disorders, preterm birth, low birth weight, gestational diabetes and hypertension, maternal mortality, etc.

 

Representative scientific research projects

2020-2023  Impact of prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) on childhood obesity and its mechanism: a birth cohort study, funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

2020-2022  Epidemiological methods and experiences in research on child and adolescent health, funded by Sino-German Centre for Research Promotion.

2019-2021  The 2nd national youth reproductive health survey in China, funded by United Nations Population Fund.

2016-2020  Development and evaluation of school-based intervention for childhood overweight and obesity, funded by National Key R&D Program of China.

2016            Development of protocol and pilot study on preventing and controlling students’ common diseases and monitoring health risk factors, funded by National Health and Family Planning Commission.

2016-2019   Population study on the effects of BDNF-SH2B1-MAPK pathway genes and dietary behavior on childhood obesity and functional studies, funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China.

2012-2015    School-based environmental policy intervention for obesity in children, funded by China Medical Board.

2012-2014    Development and application of technologies and criteria for preventing and controlling major diseases of students (Project unit 3), funded by the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Health of China.


10 representative papers

1. Wang YY, Li Q, Guo Y, Zhou H, Wang X, Wang Q, Shen H, Zhang Y, Yan D, Zhang Y, Zhang H, Li S, Chen G, Zhao J, He Y, Yang Y, Xu J, Wang Y, Peng Z, Wang HJ*, Ma X*. Association of Long-term Exposure to Airborne Particulate Matter of 1 μm or Less With Preterm Birth in China. JAMA Pediatr. 2018, 172(3):e174872.

2. Wang YY, Li Q, Guo Y, Zhou H, Wang QM, Shen HP, Zhang YP, Yan DH, Li S, Chen G, Zhou S, He Y, Yang Y, Peng ZQ, Wang HJ, Ma X. Ambient temperature and the risk of preterm birth: A national birth cohort study in the mainland China. Environ Int. 2020 Sep;142:105851.

3. Lin L, Li Q, Yang J, Han N, Chen G, Jin C, Xu X, Liu Z, Liu J, Luo S, Raat H, Guo Y, Wang H. The associations of residental greenness with fetal growth in utero and birth weight: a birth cohort study in Beijing, China. Environ Int. 2020 May 14;141:105793.

4. Jin C, Lin L, Han N, Zhao Z, Liu Z, Luo S, Xu X, Liu J, Wang H. Effects of dynamic change in fetuin-A levels from the first to the second trimester on insulin resistance and gestational diabetes mellitus: a nested case-control study. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2020, 8(1): e000802.

5. Lin L, Li Q, Yang J, Han N, Jin C, Xu X, Liu Z, Liu J, Luo S, Raat H, Wang H. The associations of particulate matters with fetal growth in utero and birth weight: A birth cohort study in Beijing, China. Sci Total Environ. 2019 Dec 24;709:136246.

6. Liu Z, Li Q, Maddison R, Ni Mhurchu C, Jiang Y, Wei DM, Cheng L, Cheng Y, Wang D, Wang HJ. A School-Based Comprehensive Intervention for Childhood Obesity in China: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Child Obes. 2019 Feb/Mar;15(2):105-115.

7. Song Y, Ma J, Wang HJ*, Wang Z, Hu P, Zhang B, Agardh A. Trends of Age at Menarche and Association with Body Mass Index in Chinese School-Aged Girls, 1985-2010. J Pediatr. 2014, 165(6): 1172-1177.

8. Meng XR, Song JY, Ma J, Liu FH, Shang XR, Guo XJ, Wang HJ*. Association study of childhood obesity with eight genetic variants recently identified by genome-wide association studies. Pediatr Res. 2014, 76(3): 310-315.

9. Wang D, Ma J, Zhang S, Hinney A, Hebebrand J, Wang Y*, Wang HJ*. Association of the MC4R V103I polymorphism with obesity: a Chinese case-control study and meta-analysis in 55,195 individuals. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010, 18(3): 573-579.

10. Wang HJ, Geller F, Dempfle A, et al. Ghrelin Receptor Gene: Identification of several sequence variants in extremely obese children and adolescents, healthy normal weight and underweight students and children with short normal stature. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2004, 89(1): 157-162