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

Lovely but dangerous, wood fires bring health risks
U.S. News and World Report, 12/26/2019

Air pollution may be as harmful to your lungs as smoking cigarettes, study finds
NPR, 08/14/2019

Aspergillus mold: What you need to know after Seattle Children's infections
KING 5, 07/03/2019

Just how unhealthy is the wildfire smoke hanging over Kitsap County?
The Kitsap Sun, 08/22/2018

UW deans oppose EPA 'secret science' rule
SPH News, 08/22/2018

Two DEOHS professors urge EPA to withdraw proposed rule to limit research it uses to evaluate public health threats.
SPH Newscatcher, 08/21/2018

Air pollution exposure in the womb linked to higher blood pressure in kids.
American Heart Association News, 05/14/2018

Air pollution exposure in the womb linked to higher blood pressure in kids
Associated Press, 05/14/2018

The EPA is jeopardizing scientific research and privacy in the name of "transparency."
Popular Science, 04/27/2018

New rule could force EPA to ignore major human health studies
Science, 04/25/2018