Dr Hakkan Lai

Research | Current

I have been developing my research area in environmental exposures and health since I was a PhD student in 2001 when I looked at indoor air quality and personal exposures. My current research area: Environmental epidemiology with a focus on the health effects of exposure to environmental hazards in childhood. My research trajectory are driven by a keen interest in finding adverse health outcomes due to harmful environmental exposures. I have studied spatial and temporal distribution of air pollutant exposures and various health outcomes. I am currently assessing the climatic effects on drinking water quality and child health. I am also currently working on a project related to indoor climate on child health.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Lai, H., Hales, S., Woodward, A., Walker, C., Marks, E., Pillai, A., ... Morton, S. M. (2020). Effects of heavy rainfall on waterborne disease hospitalizations among young children in wet and dry areas of New Zealand. Environment international, 14510.1016/j.envint.2020.106136
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Paul Hofman, Alistair Woodward, Caroline Walker, Emma Marks, Avinesh Pillai, Susan Morton
  • Lai, H. K., Camargo, C. A., Woodward, A., Hobbs, M., Pillai, A., Morton, S. M., & Grant, C. C. (2019). Long-term exposure to neighborhood smoke from household heating and risk of respiratory and dermatological prescription medications-Growing Up in New Zealand child cohort study. Allergy, 74 (2), 391-395. 10.1111/all.13615
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/46027
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Grant, Susan Morton, Alistair Woodward, Avinesh Pillai, Mark Hobbs
  • Lai, H., Flies, E. J., Weinstein, P., & Woodward, A. (2019). The impact of green space and biodiversity on health. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 17 (7), 383-390. 10.1002/fee.2077
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alistair Woodward
  • Lai, H. K., Berry, S. D., Verbiest, M. E. A., Tricker, P. J., Atatoa Carr, P. E., Morton, S. M. B., & Grant, C. C. (2017). Emergency department visits of young children and long-term exposure to neighbourhood smoke from household heating - The Growing Up in New Zealand child cohort study. Environ Pollut, 231 (Pt 1), 533-540. 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.08.035
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Susan Morton, Cameron Grant, Paul Hofman
  • Chieng, M., Lai, H., & Woodward, A. (2017). How dangerous is cycling in New Zealand?. Journal of Transport and Health, 6, 23-28. 10.1016/j.jth.2017.02.008
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42914
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alistair Woodward
  • Lai, H. K., Berry, S. D., Grant, C. C., Walker, C. G., Saraf, R., Bandara, D. K., ... Morton, S. M. B. (2017). Keeping our children warm and dry: Evidence from growing up in New Zealand. Judgeford, New Zealand: BRANZ Ltd..
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44264
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Grant, Caroline Walker, Rajneeta Saraf, Kim Dirks, Susan Morton
  • Wong, C.-M., Tsang, H., Lai, H.-K., Thach, T.-Q., Thomas, G. N., Chan, K.-P., ... Leung, W. K. (2016). STROBE-long-term exposure to ambient fine particulate air pollution and hospitalization due to peptic ulcers. Medicine (Baltimore), 95 (18)10.1097/MD.0000000000003543
  • Wong, C. M., Tsang, H., Lai, H. K., Thomas, G. N., Lam, K. B., Chan, K. P., ... Lam, T. H. (2016). Cancer mortality risks from long-term exposure to ambient fine particle. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, 25 (5), 839-845. 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-15-0626

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