Joel Kaufman

Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences
Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Medicine - General Internal Medicine

1959 NE Pacific St.
Box 357230

Seattle, WA 98105-


Research Interests

Environmental and occupational epidemiology, health effects of diesel exhaust exposures, environmental factors in cardiovascular and respiratory disease, occupational asthma, traffic-related air pollution and environmental health

DEOHS Biography


MD University of Michigan, 1986

MPH Environmental Health, University of Washington, 1990

BA Biomedical Sciences, University of Michigan, 1982

In the News

New UW study shows how COVID lockdowns affected Northwest birds
The Seattle Times, 08/11/2022

For the Methow Valley, wildfire smoke has created a 'fifth' season
KUOW, 07/20/2022

Discrimination is breaking people's hearts
Scientific American, 05/17/2022

Discrimination is breaking people's hearts
Scientific American, 05/17/2022

EHP at 50 — keeping pace with evolving science
NIEHS Environmental Factor, 05/02/2022

AHA News: Exposure to some airborne chemicals found indoors may increase blood pressure
HealthDay, 11/12/2021

As pandemic cut air pollution, heart attacks declined
HealthDay, 11/08/2021

US heart attack rate dropped as COVID-19 lockdowns cut air pollution from driving, study says
UPI, 11/08/2021

Wildfire smoke claims more than 33,000 lives each year, new study finds
Grist, 09/10/2021

How Va. pipeline ruling may reshape environmental justice
E&E News, 07/20/2021