Francine Laden


Dr Laden is Professor of Environmental Epidemiology in the Departments of Environmental Health and Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and the Brigham & Women’s Hospital.  Dr. Laden’s work on the environmental risk factors of chronic diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular, and respiratory diseases, has contributed key findings to the field of environmental epidemiology.  She uses both biomarkers and residential location to quantify exposures to air pollution, organochlorines, built environment and other contextual factors. Her research leads the development of methods to explore and incorporate long-term environmental exposures into large existing epidemiologic cohorts.   She currently serves as President of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) and is an Associate Editor of Environmental Health Perspectives.  Dr. Laden received her MS in Environmental Health and ScD in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.