Haotian (Howie) Wu, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
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I am an environmental epidemiologist with a focus for reproductive, pulmonary, and neuropsychological health. My research focuses on identifying harmful environmental exposures and understanding the molecular targets that connect these environmental hazards with adverse health effects across the lifespan. The overarching and long-term goals of my research is to gather evidence for policy level changes and identify potential diagnostics markers and intervention targets to support individual level clinical decisions.

On the laboratory and benchwork side, I work actively to develop, adopt, and optimize protocols for small RNA sequencing, DNA methylation arrays, targeted extracellular vesicle purification, and untargeted exposomics/metabolomics for large-scale human studies. On computational side, my research applies statistical and machine learning approaches to the analysis of untargeted “omic” approaches to environmental exposures (exposomics) and molecular targets (epigenetics, epitranscriptomics, and metabolomics) in human clinical and population-based studies.

Office Location: 630 West 168th Street, VP&S Room 16-421G

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BS with Honours, 2011 Biomedical Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
  • MS, 2013 Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
  • PhD, 2018 Environmental Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA