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Doug Brugge

Adjunct Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts School of Medicine

Doug Brugge

Doug Brugge

Adjunct Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts School of Medicine

Phone 617-636-0326
Biomedical Research & Public Health Building
136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA
Research: 
impact of culture and language on health communication, health impact of environmental tobacco smoke, motor vehicle related injuries, impact of uranium mining and processing on Native Americans
Biography: 

Doug Brugge has a Ph.D. in cellular and developmental biology from Harvard University, and an M.S. in industrial hygiene from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is director of the NIH-funded Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health (CAFEH) study, a five-year community-based participatory research project. He also directs the Tufts Community Research Center and is part of the leadership for the community engagement core of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. He has worked in community-collaborations with many Boston neighborhoods, including Chinatown, and with Navajo communities in the American Southwest. His research methodologically has involved focus groups, oral histories, surveys, environmental sampling, and health outcome assessment.

Education: 
Ph.D., Cellular and Developmental Biology, Harvard University, 1987
M.S., Industrial Hygiene, Harvard School of Public Health, 1988
B.A., Biology and Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, 1982
Professional Experience: 
2013-present:

Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2013-present:

Member, Clinical and Translational Science Program, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts School of Medicine

1998-present:

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts School of Medicine

  • 2009-present: Professor
  • 2004-2009: Associate Professor
  • 1998-2004: Assistant Professor
  • 1996-1998: Instructor
  • 1994-1996: Project Coordinator and Research Associate
1988-1994:

Labor Educator and Industrial Hygienist, Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, University of Massachusetts - Lowell

1987:

Lecturer, Department of Biology, Roxbury Community College

Research Interests: 

Doug Brugge directs the Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health (CAFEH), a set of studies about ultrafine particles caused by traffic and their association with cardiovascular health risk (funded by NIEHS, NHLBI, EPA, HUD, and the Kresge Foundation). Brugge also directs the Tufts Community Research Center (funded by Tisch College). His research includes studies of asthma, traffic-related pollution, the impact of culture and language on health communication, the health impact of environmental tobacco smoke, motor vehicle-related injuries, and the impact of uranium mining and processing on Navajo communities. Most of his work uses a community-based participatory research approach.

Selected Professional Activities: 
Associate Editor, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health