Mingwei Liu

Mingwei obtained his Master's Degree in Nutritional Epidemiology from Wuhan University, where he worked on the longitudinal association between diet quality and diseases. In November 2020, he joined the Julius Global Health as a PhD candidate. His supervisors are Ilonca Vaartjes and Rick Grobbee. His research project is embedded in the Exposome-NL, with a goal to link the external exposome to cardiometabolic diseases. He is also learning the internal exposome and seek to integrate them in future work.


Impact of green space exposure on blood pressure in Guangzhou, China: Mediation by air pollution, mental health, physical activity, and weight status

Mingwei Liu, Erik J. Timmermans, Dan Zou, Diederick E. Grobbee, Suhong Zhou, Ilonca Vaartjes
Environmental Pollution, 356 (2024)

The built environment and cardiovascular disease: an umbrella review and meta-meta-analysis

Mingwei Liu, Paul Meijer, Thao Minh Lam, Erik J Timmermans, Diederick E Grobbee, Joline W J Beulens, Ilonca Vaartjes, Jeroen Lakerveld
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

Mingwei Liu

Contact information


UMC Utrecht
Julius Global Health
Universiteitsweg 100
3584 CG Utrecht


Areas of Expertise

Big Data Cardiovascular Health Clinical Epidemiology Environmental Epidemiology Nutritional Epidemiology

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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