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Junfeng Zhang

Professor of Global and Environmental Health
Environmental Sciences and Policy
Box 90328, LSRC A309, 308 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27708
308 Research Drive, LSRC Room A309, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Grants


Molecular Mechanisms for Resolving Air Pollution Induced Pulmonary Inflammation: Potential Differences by Asthma and Sex (RAPIDAS)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2023 - 2028

Mongolian Center for Environmental & Occupational Health - U.S. Subaward

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Texas Medical Branch · 2022 - 2027

Duke Program of Training in Pulmonary ReSearch to Promote, Engage and Retain Academic Researchers (PROSPER)

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2026

Health Policy Research Scholars Cohort 5 - 2021

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation · 2021 - 2025

Global Air Pollution and Health

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. · 2021 - 2024

Molecular Mechanisms for Resolving Air Pollution Induced Pulmonary Inflammation: Potential Differences by Asthma and Sex (RAPIDAS)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2023 - 2028

Mongolian Center for Environmental & Occupational Health - U.S. Subaward

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Texas Medical Branch · 2022 - 2027

Duke Program of Training in Pulmonary ReSearch to Promote, Engage and Retain Academic Researchers (PROSPER)

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2026

Health Policy Research Scholars Cohort 5 - 2021

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation · 2021 - 2025

Global Air Pollution and Health

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. · 2021 - 2024

Duke University Program in Environmental Health

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Potential pathophysiologic mechanisms linking air pollution exposure in pregnant women to reduced birth weight

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Rochester · 2017 - 2024

Trimester-specific Variation in Air Quality and Risk for Autism: a Natural Experiment

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Johns Hopkins University · 2020 - 2024

Melatonin supplementation as an intervention to prevent cancer in night shift workers

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of British Columbia · 2023 - 2024

Integrated Health, Behavioral and Economic Research on Current and Emerging Tobacco Products

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of California - San Francisco · 2022 - 2023

Impact of preconception and onward exposure to air pollution on growth trajectories of infants and children (R01)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2023

Clarifying the role of tobacco retail outlets on maternal smoking during pregnancy and child secondhand smoke exposure

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Virginia Commonwealth University · 2019 - 2023

Detect hemoglobin adducts of nitrated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2022

The effect of household air pollution on the health outcomes of infants in Botswana

ResearchCo-Mentor · Awarded by Thrasher Research Fund · 2018 - 2022

Effects of perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS) exposure on adverse pregnancy outcomes and fetal development

ResearchMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2022

Duke University Program in Environmental Health

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences · 2013 - 2019

Measurement of urinary 8-isoprostane and 11-dehydrothromboxane

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of California - San Francisco · 2018 - 2019

Cooperative Program in Nanomaterials Hazard and Exposure Assessment Traineeships (NanoHEAT)

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by Environmental Protection Agency · 2015 - 2018

Air Pollution Particle Effects on Human Lung Antimycobacterial Immunity

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey · 2013 - 2018

Prospective Evaluation of Air Pollution, Cognition, and Autism from Birth Onward (PEACABO)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Johns Hopkins University · 2015 - 2018

Risk Assessment for Manufactured Nanoparticies Used in Consumer Products

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Environmental Protection Agency · 2013 - 2016

Respiratory Effects of Silver and Carbon Nanomaterials (RESAC)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2010 - 2016

Prospective Evaluation of Air Pollution, Cognition, and Autism from Birth Onward (PECABO)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Southern California · 2014 - 2015

External Relationships


  • Duke Kunshan University, China
  • Peking University, Beijing China

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