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

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

U.S. air monitors routinely miss pollution - even refinery explosions
Reuters, 12/01/2020

The health consequences of smoky air
KUOW, 09/16/2020

How to stay safe in a smoky pandemic: Your questions answered, and science explained
Oregon Public Broadcasting, 09/14/2020

Respiratory cases increase at Washington hospitals due to heavy wildfire smoke
KING 5, 09/14/2020

Wildfire smoke exacerbates Covid-related respiratory concerns
KUOW, 09/08/2020

The plan if wildfire smoke descends on Seattle during a pandemic? There is none
KUOW, 09/01/2020

Less traffic means 40% drop in car pollution in Seattle but will it last?
KOMO News, 05/20/2020

In Seattle’s polluted valley, pandemic and particulates are twin threats
KUOW, 05/15/2020