School of Public Health

Kaufman, Joel

Joel D. Kaufman

Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences
Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Medicine - 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

Less traffic means 40% drop in car pollution in Seattle but will it last?
KOMO News, 05/20/2020

In Seattle’s polluted valley, pandemic and particulates are twin threats
KUOW, 05/15/2020

How Washington state, a model for public health, plans to relax social distancing
Vox, 04/28/2020