Brent Coull
Primary Faculty

Brent Coull

Professor of Biostatistics


Other Positions

Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Environmental Health

Environmental Health

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Associate Chair, Department of Biostatistics


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Dr. Coull's current research interests fall into the broad areas of categorical data analysis and semiparametric regression modeling. Recent topics in the analysis of categorical data include capture-recapture mixture models, random effect models for multiple discrete binary outcomes, confidence intervals for a binomial proportion, and order-restricted methods for stratified contingency tables. In the area of semiparametric regression modeling, he has focused on the development of such models for complex data structures often encountered in public health settings, such as cross-over and longitudinal settings.

Dr. Coull is also involved in collaborative research in environmental health. Current projects focus on the health effects of air pollution and the interrelationship between the microbial community and pollutants in the New Bedford Harbor area.


Birth outcomes in relation to neighborhood food access and individual food insecurity during pregnancy in the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO)-wide cohort study.

Aris IM, Lin PD, Wu AJ, Dabelea D, Lester BM, Wright RJ, Karagas MR, Kerver JM, Dunlop AL, Joseph CL, Camargo CA, Ganiban JM, Schmidt RJ, Strakovsky RS, McEvoy CT, Hipwell AE, O'Shea TM, McCormack LA, Maldonado LE, Niu Z, Ferrara A, Zhu Y, Chehab RF, Kinsey EW, Bush NR, Nguyen RH, Carroll KN, Barrett ES, Lyall K, Sims-Taylor LM, Trasande L, Biagini JM, Breton CV, Patti MA, Coull B, Amutah-Onukagha N, Hacker MR, James-Todd T, Oken E.

Am J Clin Nutr. 2024 May. 119(5):1216-1226. PMID: 38431121