International Research

The faculty of the Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology Program (EOME) are leading investigations around the globe into the health of workers and the environment.  Currently, 12 faculty members are participating in research and training projects in over 15 countries.  You can learn more about the countries and research projects underway by viewing the Harvard Chan School’s World Map of International Research.

David Christiani

Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics

  • Lung Disease in Chinese Textile Workers (China)
  • Arsenic Exposure and Skin Diseases in Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
  • Arsenic Exposure and Reproductive Outcomes in Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
  • Genetic Epidemiology of Metal-related Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
  • Bangladesh Birth Cohort (Bangladesh)
  • International Lung Cancer Consortium (ILCCO – 29 Countries)
  • Brain Neoplasms, Leukemia and Petrochemical Exposures (Taiwan)
  • Cyprus Metabolic Cohort Study (Cyprus)
  • Molecular Epidemiology of Esophageal Cancer in Uganda (Uganda)

Philippe Grandjean

Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health 

  • Epidemiology of Immunotoxicant Exposure in Children
    (Faroe Islands, Denmark)
  • Mercury Associated Neurobehavioral Deficits in Children
    (Faroe Islands, Denmark)
  • Health Effects of Life-Time Exposure to Food Contaminants
    (Faroe Islands, Denmark)
  • Three-generation Human Study of Reproductive Effects of Marine Food Contaminants (Faroe Islands, Denmark)
  • Glucose Metabolism in Adults Prenatally Exposed to Diabetogenic Pollutants (Faroe Islands, Denmark)
  • Immunotoxicity in Humans with Lifetime Exposure to Ocean Pollutants (Faroe Islands, Denmark)
  • Gut Microbiome in Adults with Early Life Exposures to Environmental Chemicals (Faroe Islands, Denmark)

Russ Hauser

Acting Chair, Department of Environmental Health
Frederick Lee Hisaw Professor of Reproductive Physiology 

  • Dioxins and Male Pubertal Growth and Development (Russia)
  • Environmental Chemicals, Exosomal miRNAs in Ovarian Follicles, and IVF Success (Israel)

Marc Weisskopf

Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology

  • Air Pollution and Autism (Israel)
  • Hormones, Endocrine Disruption, and Autism (Israel)
  • Metal Exposures and Physiological Measures of Attention (Mexico)
  • Environmental Risk Factors for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Denmark)
  • Medications and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Denmark and Israel)