Dr Hubert Lam
- Adiposity and risk of respiratory diseases
- Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) and child growth, body composition and blood pressure in early childhood: analysis of the Born in Guangzhou Cohort Study
- Metabolic rate and risk of diabetes, cardiovascular and other diseases in different populations
- Observational and genetic analyses of adiposity and risk of specific respiratory diseases in the UK Biobank
BSc MPhil PhD FFOM (Hon.)
Associate Professor, Course Director – MSc Global Health Science and Epidemiology
Hubert is the Course Director for the MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology, providing leadership and overseeing the management of the MSc course and the associated PGCert in Statistics and Epidemiology. He is a module lead, lecturer, and tutor for the Principles of Epidemiology module. He also coordinates the short courses in epidemiology and statistics. He sits on several committees within the Medical Sciences Division (including the Skills Training Committee and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group), representing postgraduate taught courses.
Hubert is an epidemiologist at the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit. His main research interest is in the use of large-scale population-based prospective cohort studies at different stages of the life course to investigate various areas in population health. He co-leads the environmental health research theme within the China Kadoorie Biobank, where he and colleagues integrate epidemiology, exposure science, genomics and proteomics, and machine learning to conduct multi-disciplinary research in the health impact of long-term environmental exposures, in particular household and ambient air pollution and non-optimal temperature. His research also covers the use of birth cohort studies to examine the effects of environmental and occupational exposures and other risk factors in maternal and perinatal outcomes. Hubert contributes to the support and local capacity building required to conduct epidemiological studies in low-resourced settings.
Hubert completed a BSc in Biochemistry and an MPhil in Medical Sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong before gaining a PhD in Epidemiology (Birmingham). He came to Oxford in 2015 after 5 years as a lecturer in environmental and occupational epidemiology at the University of Birmingham. In 2020, Hubert was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in recognition of his contribution to the teaching of epidemiology in the occupational medicine community.