Howard Hu

Affiliate Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences


, WA -

Research Interests

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

DEOHS Biography


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

In the News

Tear gas during COVID-19 is a public health disaster
Popular Science, 06/08/2020

Fragrance sensitivity: why perfumed products can cause profound health problems
The Guardian, 09/15/2019