Special Issues

Environmental Exposure and Mental Health

Submission Deadline: 30 June 2023 (closed) View: 23

Guest Editors

Dr. Zhiming Yang
Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management, University of Science and Technology Beijing

Biography: Dr. Zhiming Yang is an associate professor at School of Economics and Management at University of Science and Technology Beijing. His main research interests are environmental economics and management, environmental health. He has published multiple academic papers, and served as a guest editors and reviewer in several academic journals.
More information can be found at https://sites.google.com/view/zhiming-yang

Dr. Ang Li
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College

Biography: Dr. Ang Li serve as a postdoctoral researcher at Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, School of Basic Medicine Peking Union Medical College, Beijing. His current research includes human environmental health with a current focus on air pollution, heavy metal, PFAS exposure and outcome.
More information can be found at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ang-Li-142?ev=hdr_xprf&_sg=RYj61sYri9nJuR5vAz3zUg5f9azrx4cCNmw6hiqJbfZCFbSr4bQ87ezwe6ViyIY4qqn-z5aVms8GM_Ty5n6pnk43

Dr. Ning Ning
Associate Professor, School of Education, Soochow University

Biography: Dr. Ning Ning is a clinician-scientist at Soochow University. She specializes in the study of specific learning disability and associate disorders of children. Her current research program aims to understand the neurocognitive mechanisms of Chinese children with spelling difficulties and to develop and evaluate new treatments.
More information can be found at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ning-Ning-19/research


The WHO constitution states: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” There are multiple environmental factors that affect mental health. The general environment factors can be considered from social, natural, and individual dimensions. The social environment is composed of perceptions of the political, economic, sociocultural, as well as legal factors. The natural environment is the thin layer of life and life supports, called the biosphere, that contains the earth's air, soil, water, and living organisms. The individual environment concept refers to the total amount of exposure from internal biological agents. Exploring environmental changes over a complete lifetime may shed light on the explanation of the pathogenesis of mental disorders and may prepare societies for novel mental health promotions and prevention interventions.


In the Special Issue “Environmental Exposure and Mental Health”, we welcome submissions of Original Research, Clinical Trials, Meta-analysis, and Systematic Review addressing the following domains, but not limited to:


▪ Discuss the relationship between environmental (e.g., social, natural, and individual dimensions) and mental health (e.g., depression, anxiety, and happiness).

▪ Identification of risk and protective environmental factors of mental health problems.

▪ Validation of theories by using the data from microscopic investigation data and clinical case report data across the world.

▪ Effective policy instruments and intervention for assessing environmental mental health risks.


Environmental exposure, Mental health, Health promotion, Health risk, Theoretical approach, Empirical validation

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