Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University

Doug Brugge has a PhD in biology from Harvard University and an MS in industrial hygiene from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a Professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has secondary appointments in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Biomedical Sciences and at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Active Citizenship and Public Service. He directs the Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health (CAFEH), a set of studies about ultrafine particles from traffic and their association with cardiovascular health risk (funded by NIEHS, NHLBI, EPA, HUD, and the Kresge Foundation). He also directs the Tisch College Community Research Center (funded by Tisch College). Additional research has been on housing conditions and child asthma, second hand smoke exposure, asthma in Chinese and black immigrant communities, health communication, uranium mining in Native American and other populations, and research ethics. Most of his work uses a community-based participatory research approach. He has over 150 publications and has a deep commitment to seeing research translated into policy and practice.

Experience

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    Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University