Youcheng Liu, M.D., Sc.D., M.P.H

Youcheng Liu, M.D., Sc.D., M.P.H

Youcheng Liu, M.D., Sc.D., M.P.H

Administrative Title

Associate Professor, Full time

Office Address

3939 Woodward Ave, Room 323

Office Phone

313-577-6861

Biography

Dr. Liu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences. He trained in medicine and public health with specialties in industrial hygiene, environmental health, occupational health and epidemiology. His research focuses on assessing occupational and environmental exposures to chemical hazards and biological agents, evaluating the resultant health outcomes (asthma, COPD, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes) and identifying effective and feasible measures and strategies to reduce exposures and prevent diseases. Current research efforts include dermal exposure to nicotine in migrant tobacco farm workers in Kentucky and the development of a barrier cream and other intervention methods to reduce exposure and green tobacco sickness symptoms, isocyanate exposure and asthma and assessing feasibilities, effectiveness and user barriers of respiratory protection in healthcare delivery organizations.

Dr. Liu serves as the Editor of Occupational Health for the Journal of BMC Public Health. He has served as a member of the National Academy of Science/Institute of Medicine Committees on Developing Reusable Facemasks for Use during an Influenza Pandemic and the Assessment of the NIOSH Head-and-Face Anthropometric Survey of US Respirator Users. He has also served on the Advisory Committee for the Harvard NIOSH Education and Research Center.

Education Training

Education

1. Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China, MD, Preventive Medicine, 1983
2. Beijing Medical University School of Public Health, Beijing, China, MPH, Environmental Health, 1987
3. Harvard University School of Public Health, MS, Environmental Health, 1994
4. Harvard University School of Public Health, ScD, Industrial Hygiene and Epidemiology, 1997

Training and Experience 

• Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Internal Medicine/General Medicine/Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1997-1999
• Associate Research Scientist, Department of Internal Medicine/General Medicine/Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1999-2003
• Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine/General Medicine/Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2003 -2006
• Assistant Professor, Division of Environmental Health, Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, 2004 -2006
• Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, Lexington, KY, 2006 -2010
• Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health, Fort Worth, TX, 2010 -2017
• Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2017 - present

 

Interests

• Environmental and occupational epidemiology
• Community and workplace intervention studies
• Behavioral sciences
• Personal protective technologies
• Endocrine disruptors and metabolic syndromes

Research

GRANTS, CONTRACTS, AND OTHER FUNDING:

Active National/International Grants and Contracts
Principal Investigator, 18%
Assessing elastomeric respirators in healthcare delivery organizations
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Total Costs: $392,130
09/18-08/20
 

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications 

Reports of Original Work

1. Franklin G, Harari H, Ahsan S, Bello D, Sterling D, Nedrelow J, Raynaud S, Biswas S, Liu Y. Residual isocyanates in medical devices and products: a qualitative and quantitative assessment. Environmental Health Insights 2016;10:175–90.

2. Faramawi MF, Delongchamp R, Lin YS, Liu Y, Abouelenien S, Fischbach L, Jadhav S. Environmental lead exposure is associated with visit-to-visit systolic blood pressure variability in the US adults. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2015; 88(3):381-8.

3. Wu S, Deng F, Liu Y, Shima M, Niu J, Huang Q, Guo X. Temperature, traffic-related air pollution, and heart rate variability in a panel of healthy adults. Environmental Research 2013;120:82-9.

4. El Faramawi M, Liu Y, Caffrey JL, Lin Y, Ghandi S, Singh K. The association between urinary cadmium and frontal T wave axis deviation in the US adults. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 2012;215(3):406-10.

5. Wu S, Deng F, Niu J, Huang Q, Liu Y, Guo X. Exposures to PM2.5 components and heart rate variability in taxi drivers around the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Science of the Total Environment. 2011;409(13):2478-85.

6. Wu S, Deng F, Niu J, Huang Q, Liu Y, Guo X. The relationship between traffic-related air pollutants and cardiac autonomic function in a panel of healthy adults: a further analysis with existing data. Inhalation Toxicology 2011;23(5):289-303.

7. Wu S, Deng F, Niu J, Huang Q, Liu Y, Guo X. Association of heart rate variability in taxi drivers with marked changes of particulate air pollution in Beijing in 2008. Environmental Health Perspectives 2010;118(1):87-91.

8. Bunn TL, Liu Y, Lee K, Robertson M, Yu L. Farmer exposure to organic solvents during the maintenance and repair of farm machinery: a pilot study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2009; 52:973-81.

9. Liu Y, Stowe MH, Bello D, Sparer JA, Gore R, Cullen MR, Redlich CA, Woskie SR. Skin exposure to aliphatic polyisocyanates in the auto body repair and refinishing industry: III. A personal exposure algorithm. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 2009; 53(1):33-40.

10. Woskie SR, Bello D, Gore RJ, Stowe MH, Eisen E, Liu Y, Sparer JA, Redlich CA, Cullen MR. Comparison of task-based inhalation exposure metrics for an epidemiologic study of isocyanate exposed auto body shop workers. Journals of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 2008; 5:588-98.

11. Bello D, Stowe MH, Sparer JA, Woskie SR, Streicher RP, Cullen MR, Redlich CA, Liu Y. Skin exposure to aliphatic polyisocyanates in the auto body repair and refinishing industry: II. A quantitative assessment. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 2008; 52(2):117-24.

12. Liu Y, Bello D, Sparer JA, Stowe MH, Gore RJ, Woskie SR, Cullen MR, Redlich CA. Skin exposure to aliphatic polyisocyanates in the auto body repair and refinishing industry: a qualitative assessment. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 2007; 51(5):429-39.

13. Bello D, Sparer JA, Redlich CA, Ibrahim K*, Stowe MH, Liu Y. Slow curing of aliphatic polyisocyanate paints in automotive refinishing: A potential source for skin exposure. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 2007; 4(6):406-11.

14. Bello D, Smith TJ, Woskie SR, Streicher RP, Boeniger MF, Redlich CA, Liu Y. An FTIR investigation of isocyanate skin absorption using hairless guinea pig skin. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2006; 8(5):523-9.

15. Liu Y, Stowe MH, Bello D*, Woskie SR, Sparer J, Gore R, Youngs F, Cullen MR, Redlich CA. Respiratory protection from isocyanate exposure in auto body repair and refinishing industry. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 2006; (5):234-49.

16. Liu Y, Woodin MA, Smith TJ, Herrick RF, Williams PL, Hauser R, Christiani DC. Exposure to fuel-oil ash and welding emissions during the overhaul of an oil-fired boiler. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 2005; 2(9):435-43.

17. Bello D, Woskie SR, Streicher RP, Stowe MH, Sparer J, Redlich CA, Cullen MR, Liu Y. A laboratory investigation of the decontamination effectiveness of various skin and surface decontaminants for aliphatic polyisocyanates. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2005; 7(7):716-21.

18. Liu Y, Woodin MA, Hauser R, Williams PL, Herrick RF, Christiani DC, Smith TJ. Estimation of personal exposures to particulate matter and metals for workers exposed to fuel-oil ash. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2005; 47(1):68-78.

19. Woskie SR, Sparer JA, Gore R, Stowe MH, Bello D, Liu Y, Youngs F, Redlich CA, Cullen M. Determinants of isocyanate exposures in autobody repair and refinishing shops. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 2004; 48:393-403.

20. Sparer J, Stowe M, Bello D, Liu Y, Gore R, Youngs F, Cullen MR, Redlich CA, Woskie SR. Isocyanate exposures in autobody shop work: The SPRAY study. Journal of Occupational and Environ Hygiene 2004; 1(9):570-81.

21. Liu Y, Berode M, Stowe MH, Holm CT, Walsh FX, Slade M, Boeniger MF, Redlich CA. Urinary hexane diamines to assess respiratory exposure to hexamethylene diisocyanate aerosol: a human inhalation study. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 2004; 10(3):262-71.

22. Bello D, Streicher RP, Liu Y, Sparer J, Youngs F, Woskie SR. Field comparison of impingers and treated filters for sampling of total aliphatic isocyanates with the MAP reagent. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal 2002; 63:790-6.

23. Redlich CA, Stowe MH, Wisnewski AV, Eisen EA, Karol MH, Lemus R, Holm CT, Chung JS, Sparer J, Liu Y, Woskie SR, Appiah-Pippim J, Gore R, Cullen MR. Subclinical immunologic and physiologic responses in hexamethylene diisocyanate-exposed auto body shop workers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2001; 39:587-97.

24. Liu Y, Sparer JA, Woskie SR, Cullen MR, Chung JS, Holm CT, Redlich CA. Qualitative assessment of isocyanate skin exposure in auto body shops: a pilot study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2000; 37(3):265-74.

25. Woodin MA, Liu Y, Neuberg D, Hauser R, Smith TJ, Christiani DC. Acute respiratory symptoms in workers exposed to vanadium-rich fuel-oil ash. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2000; 37(4):353-63.

26. Woodin MA, Liu Y, Hauser R, Smith TJ, Christiani DC. Pulmonary function in workers exposed to low levels of fuel-oil ash. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 1999; 41(11):973-80.

27. Woodin MA, Hauser R, Liu Y, Smith TJ, Siegel PD, Lewis DM, Tollerud DJ, Christiani DC. Molecular markers of acute upper airway inflammation in workers exposed to fuel-oil ash. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 1998; 158(1):182-7.

28. Liu J, Hu H, Liu Y, Wei B, Wen T, Liu Z, Wen T, Hao L, Zhao T, Wu M, Lu Q. A study on indoor formaldehyde pollution and sources in rural area in North China. Chinese Journal of Environment and Health 1993; 10(1):10-3 (in Chinese with English abstract).

29. Hu H, Liu Y. Evaluation of indoor air pollution and its effect on human health in Beijing rural areas. Environment International 1989; 15:321-35.

Review Articles

1. Liu Y, Yan S, Poh K, Liu S, Iyioriobhe E, Sterling DM. Impact of air quality guidelines on COPD sufferers. International Journal of COPD 2016;11(1): 839-72.

2. Liu Y, Lee K, Perez-Padilla R, Hudson NL, Mannino DM. Outdoor and indoor air pollution and COPD related diseases in high- and low-income countries. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases 2008; 12(2): 115-27.

3. Bello D, Herrick CA, Smith TJ, Woskie SR, Cullen MR, Liu Y, Redlich CR. Skin exposure to isocyanates: reasons for concern. Environmental Health Perspective 2007; 115(3):328-35.

4. Bello D, Woskie SR, Streicher RP, Liu Y, Stowe MH, Ellenbecker MJ, Eisen EA, Sparer J, Youngs F, Cullen MR, Redlich CA. Polyisocyanates in occupational environments: a critical review on exposure limits and metrics. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2004; 46:480-91.

5. Liu Y, Hu H. Indoor formaldehyde pollution and human health. Chinese Journal of Medicine Abroad 1987; 15(4):210-3 (in Chinese).

Editorials/Commentaries

1. Liu Y. Where there is smoke, there is lung disease. Thorax 2007; 62:838-9.
 

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