Dr. Joel Schwartz is Professor of Environmental Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He conducts research in five main areas: (1) epidemiology aimed at the health consequences of exposure to pollutants; (2) the use of remote sensing and land use regression to estimate exposures, and the application of these exposure estimates to epidemiology; (3) methodology regarding the modeling of continuous covariates in epidemiologic studies; (4) gene-environment interactions and the mechanisms of pollution’s health effects; and (5) the use of benefit cost analysis to make environmental decisions.
Dr. Schwartz has developed benefit methodologies for assessing the benefits of lead control and applied those methodologies to the decision to remove lead from gasoline. Dr. Schwartz earned a PhD from Brandeis University.