School of Public Health

Kaufman, Joel

Joel Kaufman

Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences
Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, General Internal Medicine

Director, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program
Attending Physician, UW Medicine – Roosevelt Clinic


MD University of Michigan, 1986
MPH Environmental Health, University of Washington, 1990

Contact Info

Box 354695
4225 Roosevelt Way NE
Suite 302
Seattle, WA 98105
Tel: 206-616-3501



Research Interests

Environmental and occupational epidemiology, health effects of diesel exhaust exposures, environmental factors in cardiovascular and respiratory disease, occupational asthma, traffic-related air pollution and environmental health

In The News

10-Year Study Finds Air Pollution Accelerates Plaque Build-Up in Arteries to Heart
UW School of Public Health News, 05/20/2016

Even low levels of air pollution appear to affect a child’s lungs
Science Daily, 04/12/2016

'Smell of money' polluted this South Seattle neighborhood
KUOW, 10/13/2015