Helen Suh

Helen Suh

200 College Avenue
Research/Areas of Interest:

Environmental health, environmental epidemiology, air pollution, exposure science, data analytics


  • Sc.D., Harvard University, United States, 1993
  • M.S., Harvard University, Cambridge, United States, 1990
  • S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States, 1985


Helen Suh is an internationally-recognized expert in air pollution health effects, having led multidisciplinary teams in environmental exposure science and epidemiology for over 25 years. Her work has been published in over 150 papers in leading scientific journals. Suh performs advisory work in environmental health for numerous local, national, and international organizations, having previously served as a member of the charter U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee and numerous National Academy of Science and Institute of Medicine Committees. She also served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. Helen Suh's research focuses on three general areas within air pollution health effects: assessment of the impact of air pollutant exposures on cognitive performance, healthy aging, and early child outcomes; examination of multi-pollutant impacts on human health; and development of large data methods and GIS-based spatio-temporal modeling tools for epidemiological research.