Brian Paul Leaderer, MPH, PhD

Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health) and Professor of Forestry And Environmental Studies; Deputy Dean of Public Health

Research Interests

Air Pollutants; Environment and Public Health; Environmental Pollution; Epidemiology; Public Health

Public Health Interests

Air Pollution

Research Organizations

School of Public Health: Global Health Concentration

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 is Principal Investigator on three environmental epidemiologic studies:

  1. Prospective study investigating the role of indoor and outdoor air contaminant exposures on daily respiratory symptoms in 918 infants and their nonsmoking mothers;
  2. A prospective study of the environmental risk factors in the development of asthma in a population of 1,000 infants followed from birth to age 10; and
  3. A prospective study of the role of indoor allergens and air contaminants (indoor and outdoor) on the severity of asthma in 1,000 asthmatic children between the ages of 5 and 11.

He is also a co-investigator on several other environmental epidemiologic studies.

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.

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Brian Paul Leaderer, MPH, PhD
Office Location
1 Church Street, Ste 6th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Yale School of Public HealthPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034