Joel D 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

How wildfires can spread cancer-causing chemicals
The Washington Post, 12/12/2023

Rush-hour traffic in Seattle increases blood pressure, but not for the reason you think
KUOW, 11/28/2023

Surprisingly large effects from breathing traffic fumes inside your car 
Newsweek, 11/27/2023

Risk of Fatal Heart Attack May Double on Days of Extreme Heat and Bad Air Quality: Study
The Messenger, 07/24/2023

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