Lai Wei

Lai holds a Master's degree in Geomatics from Lund University, Sweden. He is a PhD candidate at the Department of human geography and spatial planning at Utrecht University. His research focuses on addressing the uncertain geographic context problems in measuring the general external exposome. In particular, he will develop new dynamic measurements of environmental exposures along human mobility paths.


Global positioning system-based food environment exposures, diet-related, and cardiometabolic health outcomes: a systematic review and research agenda

Noreen Z. Siddiqui, Lai Wei, Joreintje D. Mackenbach, Marco Helbich, Joline W. J. Beulens
International Journal of Health Geographics volume 23, Article number: 3 (2024)

A detour for snacks and beverages? A cross-sectional assessment of selective dairy mobility bias in food outlet exposure along the commuting route and dietary intakes

Lai Wei, Joreintje Machkenbach, Maartje Poelman, Roel Vermeulen, Marco Helibich
Health & Place

Measuring environmental exposures in people's activity space: The need to account for travel modes and exposure decay

Lai Wei, Mei-Po Kwan, Roel Vermeulen, Marco Helbich
Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology

Lai Wei

Contact information

Vening Meineszgebouw A
Princetonlaan 8a
Room 5.30
3584 CB Utrecht


Areas of Expertise

Geoinformatics Geosciences Geospatial analyses

Decoding the exposome

Decoding the exposome

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 ...

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