Joel Kaufman, M.D.
Dr. Joel Kaufman is a physician-epidemiologist, and has been a full-time faculty member at the UW since 1997, currently holding appointments in the Departments of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, and Medicine (General Internal Medicine), and Epidemiology. He is the director of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program, in both the School of Public Health and the School of Medicine. His current research activities are primarily focused on environmental factors in cardiovascular and respiratory disease, including research on the cardiovascular effects of traffic-related air pollutants and of exposures in the near-road environment. Dr. Kaufman’s research integrates the disciplines of epidemiology, exposure sciences, toxicology, and clinical medicine, and he mentors students and trainees in each of these disciplines.