Skip to Content
Skip to Navigation

Browse Faculty by
Last Name

Access your account with your UWNetID

Joel Kaufman, MD, MPH

Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS)
Professor (joint), Department of Medicine (DOM)
Professor (joint), Epidemiology
Interim Dean, School of Public Health

Education & Training

MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1986
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, Primary Care Track, Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA, 1986-1988
Residency and Chief Residency in Occupational Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1988-1990
MPH, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1988-1990

Professional Interests

Occupational and environmental epidemiology
Public health surveillance
Airway reactivity due to irritant exposures
Environmental factors in cardiovascular disease
Health effects of diesel exhaust exposure


Occupational Physicians Scholarship Fund Awardee, 1989-1990
Alice Hamilton Lecture, Medical Grand Rounds, 1989-1990
Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2005
Fellow, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2005

Selected Publications

Kaufman JD, Cohen MA, Sama SR, Shields JW, Kalat J. 1998. Occupational skin diseases in Washington State, 1989 through 1993: using workers' compensation data to identify cutaneous hazards.. American journal of public health. 88(7):1047-51.
Sullivan J, Ishikawa N, Sheppard L, Siscovick D, Checkoway H, Kaufman J. 2003. Exposure to ambient fine particulate matter and primary cardiac arrest among persons with and without clinically recognized heart disease.. American journal of epidemiology. 157(6):501-9.
Goss CH, Newsom SA, Schildcrout JS, Sheppard L, Kaufman JD. 2004. Effect of ambient air pollution on pulmonary exacerbations and lung function in cystic fibrosis.. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 169(7):816-21.
Sullivan J, Sheppard L, Schreuder A, Ishikawa N, Siscovick D, Kaufman J. 2005. Relation between short-term fine-particulate matter exposure and onset of myocardial infarction.. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.). 16(1):41-8.
Miller KA, Siscovick DS, Sheppard L, Shepherd K, Sullivan JH, Anderson GL, Kaufman JD. 2007. Long-term exposure to air pollution and incidence of cardiovascular events in women.. The New England journal of medicine. 356(5):447-58.