Tian started her PhD in December 2020 at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht University. Within Exposome-NL she focuses on addressing the spatiotemporal unit problems in measuring the external exposome. She is supervised by Mei-po Kwan, Roel Vermeulen and Marco Helbich.
Tian has earned her Bachelor's degree in Rural and Urban Planning from the Sichuan Agricultural University, China and Master's degree in Geographic Information System from University of Zurich, Switzerland in 2020. Her master research focused on measuring the effects of social exposures on the depression in older adults.
The environment we live in has a dominant impact on our health. It explains an estimated seventy percent of the chronic disease burden. Where we live, what we eat, how much we exercise, the air we breathe and whom we associate with; all of these environmental factors play a role. The combination of these factors over the life course is called the exposome. There is general (scientific) consensus that understanding more about the exposome will help explain the current burden of disease and that it provides entry points for prevention and ...Read More