University of Washington School of Public Health

Howard Hu - SPH Faculty Bio

Howard Hu


Affiliate Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences

Office: F-226B

Research Interests

  1. Environmental and molecular epidemiologic research related to heavy metals, potential endocrine disruptors, other neurotoxicants, carcinogens, etc. 
  2. Gene-environment interactions; epigenetic dysregulation
  3. Fetal/early life exposures and long-term effects
  4. Aging-environment interactions
  5. Environmental health, health inequities and health disparities, human rights
  6. Health and the global environment
  7. “Big Data” for population health
  8. Environmental sensitivities/Multiple chemical sensitivities

Environmental epidemiology. Lead, heavy metals. Global environmental health. Gene-environment interactions. Neurodevelopment. Environmental medicine. Chemical sensitivities.

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The Early Life Exposures in Mexico to ENvironmental Toxicants (ELEMENT)


BSc   Brown University, 1976
MD   Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1982
MPH   Occupational Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 1982
MS   Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 1986
ScD   Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 1990