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Brian Leaderer, MPH, PhD

Susan Dwight Bliss Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Senior Research Scientist, Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences

Contact Information

Brian Leaderer, MPH, PhD

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Environmental Health Sciences

    PO Box 208034, 60 College Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8034

    United States

Research Summary

Dr. Leaderer's research interests are assessing exposures to air contaminants and assessing the health impact resulting from those exposures in both controlled human and epidemiological studies. His research is interdisciplinary in nature, typically focusing on indoor air quality issues, its purpose to establish a close link between exposure assessment and health and comfort effects measured in both chambers and in epidemiologic studies.

Within the context of assessing exposures, his work includes developing a theoretical framework for exposure assessment, determining the type and quantity of health-related contaminants emitted from sources, assessing environmental concentrations and the factors impacting those concentrations, developing monitoring and modeling techniques, and formulating strategies to assess exposures in epidemiologic studies.

Dr. Leaderer was Principal Investigator on an environmental epidemiologic study, an NIH grant, to conduct a double-blind, randomized control, triple cross-over design intervention trial in urban homes of asthmatic children to examine the efficacy of reducing exposure to indoor levels of PM2.5 and NO2 on reducing asthma severity.

Specialized Terms: Exposures to air contaminants; Air quality issues

Extensive Research Description

  • Traffic and Respiratory Health
  • Indoor and Outdoor NO2 and Asthma Severity in Children
  • Asthma Severity in Children and Fine Particle Composition
  • Gene-Environment Interactions in Asthma Development
  • Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors in Asthma Severity
  • The Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness.


Research Interests

Air Pollution; Asthma; Environment and Public Health; Environmental Exposure; Environmental Health; Environmental Pollution; Epidemiology; Public Health; Air Pollution, Indoor

Public Health Interests

Environmental Health; Maternal & Child Health; Pollution

Selected Publications