Associate Researcher

Email: whui2015@gmail.com


Research Areas: Risk factors for child and adolescent mental health

Education background

  • 2012/09-2016/08 The University of Hong Kong, PhD in Epidemiology

  • 2009/09-2012/06 Sun Yat-Sen University, MPhil in Medicine

  • 2005/09-2009/06 Sun Yat-Sen University, Bachelor in Medicine

Professional experiences

  • 2022/01-present Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong Children's Medical Center, Faculty Fellow

  • 2017/02-2021/12 Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong Children's Medical Center, Faculty Fellow

  • 2016/09-2016/12 Nanyang Technological University & Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Research Fellow

Research Interest

Hui Wang research includes biological, psychological, and environmental factors during pregnancy and adverse health effects on the infant. She has also studied how genes and environmental interact on the brain and consequently increase the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disability, and eating disorders.

Research Projects

  • 2018/01/-2020/12; Exposure to PFASs during pregnancy and neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring during childhood;Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81703237);PI

  • 2022/01/-2024/12; M-Health: a method to improve the screening and care for autism spectrum disorder in toddlers;China Medical Board Open Competition (No. #21-418);PI


  • Maternal and child health, undergraduate


  1. Shan H, Li F, Zhang J, Wang H*, Li J*. Feeding and Eating Disorder and Risk of Subsequent Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Front Pediatr. 2021 Sep 6;9:671631. doi: 10.3389/fped.2021.671631.

  2. Ren T, Chen J, Yu Y, He H, Zhang J, Li F, Svendsen K, Obel C, Wang H*, Li J*. The association of asthma, atopic dermatitis, and allergic rhinitis with peripartum mental disorders. Clin Transl Allergy. 2021 Dec;11(10):e12082. doi: 10.1002/clt2.12082.

  3. Wang H, He H, Miao M, Yu Y, Liu H, Zhang J, Li F, and Li J. Maternal migraine and the risk of psychiatric disorders in offspring: a population-based cohort study. Epidemiol Psychiatri Sci 30 (2021) e55

  4. Wang H, László KD, Gissler M, Li F, Zhang J, Yu Y and Li J. Maternal hypertensive disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring: a population-based cohort in two Nordic countries. Eur. J. Epidemiol. 36 (2021) 519-530

  5. Wang H, He H, Yu Y, Su X, Li F, Li J. Maternal diabetes and the risk of feeding and eating disorders in offspring: a national population. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2020; 8(1)

  6. Wang H, Rolls ET, Du X, Du J, Li J, Li F, Cheng W, Feng J. Prolonged nausea in pregnancy: psychiatric and cognitive problems, and brain structure in children. BMC Med. 2020;18:1-14

  7. Wang H, Li F, Miao M, Yu Y, Ji H, Liu H, Huang R, Obel C, Zhang J, Li J. Maternal spontaneous abortion and the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in offspring: A population-based cohort study. Hum. Reprod, 2020;35(5):1211-1221.

  8. Wang H, Zhang Y, Tian Y, Li F, Yan C, Wang H, Luo Z, Jiang F, Zhang J. Maternal age of menarche and offspring body mass index in childhood. BMC Pediatr. 2019;19(1):312

  9. Wang H, Li F, Zhang Y, Jiang F, Zhang J. The association between exposure to secondhand smoke and psychological symptoms among Chinese children. BMC public Health. 2019;19(1):923.

  10. Wang H, Yu XD, Huang LS, Chen Q, Ouyang FX, Wang X, Zhang J. Fetal vitamin D concentration and growth, adiposity and neurodevelopment during infancy. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Eur J Clin Nutr 2018; 72(10): 1396-1403;

  11. Wang H, Lin SL, Leung GM, et al. Age at Onset of Puberty and Adolescent Depression: “Children of 1997” Birth Cohort. Pediatrics 2016 DOI: 10.1542/peds.2015-3231;

  12. Wang H, Leung GM, Lam HS, Schooling CM. Gestational age and adolescent mental health: evidence from Hong Kong's 'Children of 1997' birth cohort. Arch Dis Child. 2015;100(9):856-862;

  13. Wang H, Leung GM, Schooling CM. Adiposity and early adolescent emotional/behavioral problems. J Pediatr. 2015;166(6):1404-1409.e1401-1402;

  14. Wang H, Leung GM, Schooling CM. Life course body mass index and adolescent self-esteem: Evidence from Hong Kong's "Children of 1997" Birth Cohort. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md). 2015;23(2):429-435;

  15. Wang H, Leung GM, Schooling CM. Life course adiposity and adolescent depressive symptoms among Hong Kong adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2014;55(3):408-414;