Yifang Zhu

A Short Biography:

Dr. Yifang Zhu is a Professor of the Environmental Health Sciences Department in the 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.

Work Titles
UCLA Professor, Environmental Health Sciences Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Fielding School of Public Health
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
B.S., Tsinghua University

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(310) 825-4324

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(310) 794-2106

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UCLA Fielding School of Public HEALTH
650 Charles E. Young Drive South, 51-295B CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095


A selected list of publications:

  2011 Haagen-Smit Prize , 2011; .
Yan Lin, Xinghua Qiu, Yiqiu Ma, Junxia Wang, Yusheng Wu, Limin Zeng, Min Hu, Tong Zhu, and Yifang Zhu   A novel approach for apportionment between primary and secondary sources of airborne nitrated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (NPAHs) Atmospheric Environment, 2016; 138: 108-113.
Tongke Zhao, Shi Shu, Qiuju Guo, and Yifang Zhu   Effects of design parameters and puff topography on heating coil temperature and mainstream aerosols in electronic cigarettes Atmospheric Environment, 2016; 134: 61-69.
Lin Yan, Qiu Xinghua, Yu Nu, Yang Qiaoyun, Araujo Jesus A, Zhu Yifang   Urinary Metabolites of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and the Association with Lipid Peroxidation: A Biomarker-Based Study between Los Angeles and Beijing Environmental science & technology, 2016; 50(7): 3738-45.
Shanshan Shi, Shihao Zhu, Eon S Lee, Bin Zhao, and Yifang Zhu   Performance of Wearable Ionization Air Cleaners: Ozone Emission and Particle Removal, Aerosol Sci Technol, 2016; (50): 211-221.
Ren Jianlin, Liu Junjie, Li Fei, Cao Xiaodong, Ren Shengxiong, Xu Bin, Zhu Yifang   A study of ambient fine particles at Tianjin International Airport, China The Science of the total environment, 2016; 556(12): 126-35.
Ji Eoon Hye, Sun Bingbing, Zhao Tongke, Shu Shi, Chang Chong Hyun, Messadi Diana, Xia Tian, Zhu Yifang, Hu Shen   Characterization of Electronic Cigarette Aerosol and Its Induction of Oxidative Stress Response in Oral Keratinocytes PloS one, 2016; 11(5): e0154447.
Shu Shi, Batteate Christina, Cole Brian, Froines John, Zhu Yifang   Air quality impacts of a CicLAvia event in Downtown Los Angeles, CA Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987), 2016; 208(Pt A): 170-6.
Yan Caiqing, Zheng Mei, Yang Qiaoyun, Zhang Qunfang, Qiu Xinghua, Zhang Yanjun, Fu Huaiyu, Li Xiaoying, Zhu Tong, Zhu Yifang   Commuter exposure to particulate matter and particle-bound PAHs in three transportation modes in Beijing, China Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987), 2015; 204(9): 199-206.
Quiros David C, Zhang Sherry, Sardar Satya, Kamboures Michael A, Eiges David, Zhang Mang, Jung Heejung S, Mccarthy Michael J, Chang M-C Oliver, Ayala Alberto, Zhu Yifang, Huai Tao, Hu Shaohua   Measuring Particulate Emissions of Light Duty Passenger Vehicles Using Integrated Particle Size Distribution (IPSD) Environmental science & technology, 2015; 49(9): 5618-27.
Lee Eon S, Fung Cha-Chen D, Zhu Yifang   Evaluation of a high efficiency cabin air (HECA) filtration system for reducing particulate pollutants inside school buses Environmental science & technology, 2015; 49(6): 3358-65.
Lee Eon S, Zhu Yifang   Application of a high-efficiency cabin air filter for simultaneous mitigation of ultrafine particle and carbon dioxide exposures inside passenger vehicles Environmental science & technology, 2014; 48(4): 2328-35.
Zhang Qunfang, Zhu Yifang   Performance of school bus retrofit systems: ultrafine particles and other vehicular pollutants Environmental science & technology, 2011; 45(15): 6475-82.
Wang Yungang, Hopke Philip K, Rattigan Oliver V, Zhu Yifang   Characterization of ambient black carbon and wood burning particles in two urban areas Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM, 2011; 13(7): 1919-26.
Qunfang Zhang and Yifang Zhu   Measurements of Ultrafine Particles and Other Vehicular Pollutants inside School buses in rural South Texas roadways, Atmospheric Environment, 2010; 44(2): 253-261.
Bin Xu, Shusen Liu and Yifang Zhu   particle penetration through idealized vehicle cracks, Journal of Aerosol Science, 2010; 41: 859-868.
Zhang Qunfang, Gangupomu Roja H, Ramirez David, Zhu Yifang   Measurement of ultrafine particles and other air pollutants emitted by cooking activities International journal of environmental research and public health, 2010; 7(4): 1744-59.
Yifang Zhu, Jayanth Pudota, Allison DenBleyker, Edward Michel, Matthew P. Fraser, Donald Collins, Elena McDonal-Buller, Yuling Jia, Andrea Clements and David Allen   Air Pollutant Concentrations near Three Texas Roadways, Part I: Ultrafine Particles Atmospheric Environment, 2009; 43: 4513-4522.
Longwen Gong, Bin Xu and Yifang Zhu   Ultrafine Particles Deposition inside Passenger Vehicles Aerosol Science and Technology, 2009; 43: 544-553.
Yifang Zhu, David Fung, Nola Kennedy, Arantza Eiguren-Fernandez, William C. Hinds   Measurements of Ultrafine Particles and Other Vehicular Pollutants inside a Mobile Exposure System on Los Angeles Freeways J. of Air and Waste Management Association, 2008; 58: 424-434.
Teresa L. Barone and Yifang Zhu   Morphology of ultrafine particles on and near freeways Atmospheric Environment, 2008; 42: 6749-6758.
Yifang Zhu, Arantza Eiguren-Fernandez, William C. Hinds, Antonio H. Miguel   In-cabin commuter exposure to ultrafine particles on Los Angeles freeways Environmental Science and Technology, 2007; 41: 2138-2145.
Yifang Zhu, Thomas Kuhn, Paul Mayo, and William C. Hinds   Comparison of Daytime and Nighttime Concentration Profiles and Size Distributions of Ultrafine Particles near a Major Highway Environmental Science and Technology , 2006; 40: 2531-2536.
Yifang Zhu, Nu Yu, William C. Hinds and Thomas Kuhn   Field Comparison of P-trak and condensation particle counters Aerosol Science and Technology , 2006; 40: 422-430.
Yifang Zhu, William C. Hinds, Margaret Krudysz, Thomas Kuhn, John F. Froines, and Constantinos Sioutas   Penetration of freeway ultrafine particles into indoor environments Journal of Aerosol Science, 2005; 36(3): 303-322.
Yifang Zhu and William C. Hinds   Predicting Particle Number Concentrations near a Highway based on Vertical Concentration Profile Atmospheric Environment, 2005; 39(8): 1557-1566.
Yifang Zhu, William C. Hinds, Si Shen and Constantinos   Seasonal Trends of Concentration and Size Distribution of Ultrafine Particles near Major Highways in Los Angeles Special Issue of Aerosol Science and Technology on Findings from the Fine Particulate Matter Supersites Program Aerosol Science and Technology, 2004; 38 (Supplement 1): 5-13.
Zhu Yifang, Hinds William C, Kim Seongheon, Sioutas Constantinos   Concentration and size distribution of ultrafine particles near a major highway Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (1995), 2002; 52(9): 1032-42.
Yifang Zhu, William C. Hinds, Si Shen, Seongheon Kim and Constantinos Sioutas   Study of Ultrafine Particles near a Major Highway with Heavy-duty Diesel Traffic Atmospheric Environment, 2002; 36(27): 4323-4335.

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