Jonathan Huang

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Biomed D-104K

Jonathan Y. Huang, PhD

Assistant Professor

Academic Degrees

  • PhD (Epidemiology with Certificate in Public Health Genetics), University of Washington, Seattle
  • MPH (Community-Oriented Public Health Practice), University of Washington, Seattle
  • BSc (Biochemistry and English Literature), University of Virginia

Research Interests

Dr. Jon Huang’s research interests lies on the many factors that influence early child health and development, including the social and biological mechanisms through which they operate. Particularly, Dr. Huang is interested in the quantitative methods that allow us to be more confident in the applicability of our research findings to interventions, practice, or policy. His competitively-funded research include: environmental contaminant effects on child health and neurodevelopment; social determinants of the exposome; placental multi-omic mediators of early development; a multi-disciplinary study of paternal determinants of child health; and an mHealth RCT targeted at improving emotional regulation in expectant couples.

He has led research on birth cohorts from four continents leading to publications in top journals including JAMA Pediatrics, Environmental Health Perspectives, Nature Communications, Epidemiology, and the American Journal of Epidemiology. In his past role as Principal Investigator and Biostatistics Lead at the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, he consulted on various projects for clinician scientists, basic scientists, and other public health researchers as well as with government agencies responsible for public health, education, and urban planning. He has provided invited commentaries on methods for Epidemiology, Lancet Digital Health, Nature Human Behavior, and others. He currently serves as an associate editor and Education Corner member of the International Journal of Epidemiology and a methodological editor for Fertility & Sterility.  

Selected Publications

Cohen NJ, Yao M,…, Oulhote Y, Huang J, Valvi D. Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Women’s Fertility Outcomes in a Singaporean Population-based Preconception Cohort. Science of the Total Environment. 2023 Feb 17;873:162267.

Huang J, Tan AP, Law E, Godfrey K, …, Meaney M, Huang JY. Maternal preconception circulating biomarker mixtures, child behavioural symptom scores and the potential mediating role of neonatal brain microstructure: the S-PRESTO cohort. Translational Psychiatry. 2023 Feb 3;13(1):38.

Huang J, Law E, Karaman I, McCrickerd K, Fogel A, Chong MFF, Daniel LM, Silveira PP, Chong YS, Eriksson JG, Meaney MJ, Huang JY. Investigation of metabolomic biomarkers for childhood executive function and the role of genetic and dietary factors: the GUSTO cohort. eBioMedicine. 2022 Jul;81:104111. 

Sum KK, Tint MT, Becker R, Dickens BSL, Choo S, Ang LT, Phua D, Law E, Ng S, Tan K, Benmarhnia T, Karnani N, Eriksson JG, Chong YS, Yap F, Tan KH, Lee YS, Chan SY, Chong MFF, Huang JY. The socioeconomic landscape of the exposome during pregnancy. Environment International. 2022 May;163:107205.

Sum KK, Cai S, Law E, Cheon B, Tan G, Loo E, Lee YS, Yap F, Chan JKY, Daniel M, Chong YS, Meaney M, Eriksson J, Huang JY. COVID-19-related life experiences, outdoor play, and long-term adiposity changes among preschool- and school-aged children in Singapore 1 year after lockdown. JAMA Pediatrics. 2022 Jan 24;e215585.

Huang JY, Cai S, Huang Z, Tint MT, Yuan WL, Aris IM, Godfrey K, Karnani N, Lee YS, Chan JKY, Chong YS, Eriksson J, Chan SY. Analyses of child cardiometabolic phenotype following assisted reproductive technologies using a pragmatic trial emulation approach. Nature Communications. 23 September 2021. 10.1038/s41467-021-25899-4

Kalhan T, Un Lam C, Karunakaran B…Huang J, Hsu CY. Caries risk prediction models in medical healthcare settings. Journal of Dental Research. 2020 July; 99(7): 787-796.

Huang JY, Gariepy G, Gavin AR, Richardson TS, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Siscovick DS, Enquobahrie DA. Maternal education and risk of metabolic syndrome in young adult Americans: Disentangling life course processes through causal models. Epidemiology. 2019. 30: S28–S36.

Huang JY, Majid MF, Daku M. Estimating effects of Uber ride sharing services on road traffic mortality in South Africa: A quasi-experimental study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2019; 73: 263-271.

Huang JY, Eskenazi B, Bornman R, Rauch S, Chevrier J. Maternal peripartum serum DDT/E and urinary pyrethroid metabolite concentrations and child infections at 2 years in the VHEMBE birth cohort. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2018 June 14; 126(6): 067006.

Huang JY, Gavin AR, Richardson TS, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Siscovick DS, Hochner H, Friedlander Y, Enquobahrie DA. Accounting for life course exposures in epigenetic biomarker association studies: Early life socioeconomic position, candidate gene DNA methylation, and adult cardiometabolic risk. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2016 October. 184 (7): 520-531.