Jianyong Wu, PhD

Assistant Professor

Environmental Health Sciences

Jaime Wu

Children and senior citizens are both vulnerable groups when it comes to health, and autism and Alzheimer’s disease are major public health challenges facing these populations. My work explores the profound impact of green spaces on both of these health threats – connecting one environmental influence to the health of people from the beginning of their lives through their final years. As we delve into the therapeutic potential of nature, we can find a path toward enhancing the well-being of our youth and elderly.


410 Cunz Hall
1841 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Email: wu.6255@osu.edu
Phone: 614-292-3435
Website: Environmental and Spatial Epidemiology (EASE) Lab

Dr. Wu's research attempts to understand the connections between environmental factors and human health outcomes using Geographic Information System (GIS), statistics and advanced data analytics. His current research topics include evaluating the use of SARS-COV-2 virus in wastewater as a predictor of COVID-19 infections, examining the effects of green space access on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and examining the effects of the exposure to green space on childhood autism.