Antonella Zanobetti

Senior Research Scientist

Department of Environmental Health

Antonella Zanobetti

Principal Research Scientist

P.O. Box 15698
Landmark Center-415-K
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617.384.8751


The area of my research interest focuses on the health consequences of exposure to air pollutants and climate change.

My research interests are shaped by my background and training in both epidemiology and statistics, by developing and applying statistical methods for epidemiological investigations. My work has contributed substantially to our understanding of air pollution and climate change-mediated health impacts.

My research is focused on three main topics:  (1) examination of the impact of short and long term exposure to air pollution on mortality and morbidity and on cardiovascular disease in panel and longitudinal studies, (2) development of innovative statistical methodologies to examine emerging issues in environmental epidemiology, such as gene-environment interactions, epigenetics, and susceptibility and vulnerability, and (3) assessment of the health consequences of extreme temperatures and other weather parameters on mortality and morbidity.

Additional Information

Dr. Zanobetti has recently been recognized in Thomson Reuter’s 2015 list of the most highly cited researchers, ranking in the top 1% of scientists cited in her field. Read more here.


Ph.D.,1999, Department of Statistics, University of Florence, Italy