Population Health Sciences Faculty

Yuhao Wu, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Environmental Health & GIS
Department of Population Health Sciences


  • 2014
    PhD, Geography
    University of Hong Kong
    Hong Kong, China
  • 2009
    MSc, Geomatics (GIS)
    Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Hong Kong, China
  • 2007
    BE, Computer Science
    Beijing Normal University
    Zhuhai, China

Research Interests

  • Spatial analysis for estimating effects of climate change on public health
  • Quantitative methods for examining the association between climate change and crime
  • GIS and statistical models for evaluating the contribution of climate change on plague outbreaks
  • Quantitative methods on transportation safety and behavior geography

Professional Experience

  • 2016 – Present
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Population Health Sciences
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2014 – 2016
    Research Assistant
    Department of Geography
    University of Hong Kong
    Hong Kong, China


  1. Connor Y.H. Wu, and Becky. P. Y. Loo (2015). Motorcycle safety among motorcycle taxi drivers in developing countries: A case study of Maoming, South China. Traffic Injury Prevention. DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2015.1048336.