International Institute of Spatial Lifecourse Epidemiology (ISLE); Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr Peng Jia coined the disciplinary term “Spatial Lifecourse Epidemiology”, led the development of the first reporting guideline –– Spatial Lifecourse Epidemiology Reporting Standards (ISLE-ReSt) –– applicable to several related disciplines (e.g., spatial epidemiology, health/medical geography, social medicine, big data analytics, exposomics), and founded the International Institute of Spatial Lifecourse Epidemiology (ISLE) to lead global research in this field. He received his B.Eng. in environmental engineering from Nanjing Agricultural University (2007), M.S. in remote sensing and GIS from Chinese Academy of Sciences (2010), M.S. in spatial epidemiology from Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida (2012), and Ph.D. in health geography from Louisiana State University (2015). He was the recipient for the Outstanding Article of the Year Award from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2015), and the 2019 IJERPH Young Investigator Award. His research has been funded by multiple national/regional agencies, including the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He launched the 1stInternational Symposium on Lifecourse Epidemiology and Spatial Science at Lorentz Center (Netherlands) in 2018. He has published more than 130 SCI journal articles and invited commentaries, including in Nature, Nature Medicine, Lancet, Lancet Global Health.