Lulu (Jia Lu) Gao

BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science


I am a Master of Science in Epidemiology student conducting research under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Papadopoulos. My research involves investigating the effect of the urban exposome on maternal-infant health. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science (Honours) here at the University of Guelph in April 2020. One of the many reasons why I love Guelph is the friendliness of the city and how approachable everyone is!  I first became interested in Epidemiology through my undergraduate classes, as well as through networking events with Government of Canada employees. One of my career goals is to conduct epidemiologic research at the federal level (with Health Canada/Public Health Agency of Canada). In my spare time, I like to cook, watch Netflix, and snowboard!

Research Interests

Maternal-infant health and environmental epidemiology