Air pollution and Dementia: Exploring genetic, cardiovascular, and epigenetic moderators and mechanisms

Supervisors: Dr. Michelle Luciano, Dr. Tom Russ, & Asst. Prof. Dr. Ida Karlsson

Enrolled since 2021

I completed my BSc(Hons) in Biomedical Science at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, and my MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology at the University of Oxford. My Ph.D. in Precision Medicine at the University of Edinburgh investigates the relationship between air pollution and dementia and the understanding of the role of epigenetics, and cardiovascular disease in this relationship. I am supervised by Dr. Michelle Luciano, Dr. Tom Russ, and Asst. Prof. Dr. Ida Karlsson (Karolinska Institute) and at Helmholtz Center Munich I am supervised by Prof. Dr. Annette Peters.


  • Boo, Y. Y., Jutila, O. E., Cupp, M. A., Manikam, L., & Cho, S. I. (2021). The identification of established modifiable mid-life risk factors for cardiovascular disease which contribute to cognitive decline: Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging (KLoSA). Aging clinical and experimental research, 33(9), 2573–2586.