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Helen Suh

Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Helen Suh

Helen Suh

Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone 617-627-3211
Anderson Hall
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
air pollution health effects, environmental exposure assessment, epidemiology
Biography: 

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.

Education: 
Sc.D., Environmental Health, Harvard University School of Public Health, 1993
M.S., Environmental Health, Harvard University School of Public Health, 1990
B.S., Biology, MIT, 1985
Professional Experience: 
2016-present:

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

2014-2016:

Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University

2013-2016:

Director, Population Health Doctoral Program, Northeastern University

2012-present:

Senior Fellow, Department of Public Health, NORC at the University of Chicago

2013-present:

Research Affiliate, Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging at the University of Chicago

2003-2010:

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Research Interests: 

Helen Suh's research focuses on three general areas within air pollution health effects: 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.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2005-2007: Faculty Council, Harvard School of Public Health
1999: Yaglou Award, International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences
1998: Scientific and Technological Achievement 2nd Level Award, USEPA
1994, 1995: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Indoor Air Research
1992, 1993: Research Fellowship, National Research Service Award, NIH
1990: Environmental Fellow, Switzer Foundation
Selected Professional Activities: 
Associate Editor, Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology
Service Memberships: 
Member, Federal Advisory Human Studies Review Board, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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
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

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