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.
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.
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