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Helen Suh
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Education

1993 Sc.D. in Environmental Health, Harvard University, School of Public Health
1990 M.S. in Environmental Health, Harvard University, School of Public Health
1985 S.B. in Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honors and Awards

    2005-2007 Faculty Council, Harvard School of Public Health
    1999 Yaglou Award, International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences
    1998 USEPA Scientific and Technological Achievement 2nd Level Award, "Fine and Coarse Particles: Concentration Relationships Relevant to Epidemiological Studies"
    1994, 1995 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Center for Indoor Air Research
    1992, 1993 Research Fellowship, National Research Service Award, NIH
    1990 Switzer Foundation Environmental Fellow, Switzer Foundation

Research Interests

Suh's research focuses on three general areas within air pollution health effects, including: assessment of the impact of lifestyle and neighborhoods on air pollutant exposures and human health; examination of multi-pollutant impacts on human health; and development of GIS-based spatio-temporal modeling tools for epidemiological research.

Short Bio

Helen Suh is an internationally recognized expert in air pollution health effects, having led multidisciplinary teams in environmental exposure assessment and epidemiology for over 20 years. Her work has been published in more than 100 papers in leading environmental health journals. Suh performs advisory work in environmental health for numerous local, national, and international organizations. Currently, Suh is a member of the charter U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee and the Institute of Medicine Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Herbicide Exposure. She is also associate editor of the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.

Professional Positions

April 2014 - Aug. 2016 Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
April 2013 - Aug. 2016 Director, Population Health Doctoral Program, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Sept. 2012 - present Senior Fellow, Department of Public Health, NORC at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Sept. 2013 - present Research Affiliate, Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2003 - 2010 Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Service Memberships

  • Member, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Advisory Human Studies Review Board
  • Member, Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Panel for Ozone, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Member, Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Panel for NOx, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology
  • Member, Risk Assessment Advisory Structure of Scientific Committee and Experts, European Commission; Health and Consumers Directorate-General
  • Member, Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Panel for Particulate Matter Review, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency