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Mark Nieuwenhuijsen

Mark Nieuwenhuijsen

Research Professor, Director of the Urban Planning, Environment and Health Initiative, and Director of the Air pollution and Urban Environment Programme Child health, Air pollution, Urban Planning, Environment and Health

Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen PhD is a world leading expert in environmental exposure assessment, epidemiology, and health risk/impact assessment with a strong focus and interest on healthy urban living.

He led the TAPAS (active transportation and health) and PHENOTYPE (green space and health) studies and participates in the ESCAPE (air pollution and health), HELIX (exposome and health), EXPOsOMICs (exposome and health) and PASTA (active transportation and health) studies.

He currently participates in the iMAP (Urban environment and cognition), BlueHealth (Bluespace and health), Lifecycle (Birth cohorts) and CitiesHealth (Citizen science and health) studies.

He has edited 3 books on Exposure Assessment and on Environmental Epidemiology, and one on Integrating human health into Urban and Transport planning, and has co-authored more than 400 papers published in peer reviewed journals and 30 book chapters.

In 2018, he was awarded the ISEE John Goldsmith Award for Outstanding Contributions to Environmental Epidemiology.

Lines of Research

  • Urban and transport Planning and Health
  • Air pollution
  • Noise
  • Temperature
  • Green space
  • Physical activity

Main publications

  • Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Khreis H. Car free cities: Pathway to healthy urban living. Environ Int. 2016 Jun 5;94:251-262
  • Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Khreis H, Triguero-Mas M, Gascon M, Dadvand P. Fifty Shades of Green: Pathway to Healthy Urban Living. Epidemiology. 2017;28: 63–71
  • Mueller N, Rojas-Rueda D, Basagaña X, Cirach M, Cole-Hunter T, Dadvand P, Donaire-Gonzalez D, Foraster M, Gascon M, David Martinez D, Tonne C, Triguero-Mas M, Valentín A, Nieuwenhuijsen M. Urban and transport planning related exposures and mortality: a health impact assessment for cities. Environ Health Perspec 2017; 125(1):89-96
  • Nieuwenhuijsen MJ. Urban and transport planning, environmental exposures and health-new concepts, methods and tools to improve health in cities. Environ Health. 2016 Mar 8;15 Suppl 1:38
  • Khreis H, Kelly C, Tate J, Parslow R, Lucas K and Nieuwenhuijsen M. Exposure to traffic-related air pollution and risk of development of childhood asthma: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Environment International 2017 ;100:1-31.