Francine Laden, ScD

Professor of Environmental Epidemiology
Department of Environmental Health
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Laden’s research focuses on the environmental epidemiology of cancer and respiratory disease. She has been working with the Nurses’ Health Study, a large prospective cohort of U.S. women, to examine possible environmental risk factors (including exposures to PCBs and the pesticide DDT) of breast cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In the Harvard Six Cities Study she has studied the associations of specific sources of particulate air pollution with mortality.