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

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student Research

School of Public Health: Environmental Health Sciences | Global Health Concentration


Dr. Leaderer’s research over the past three decades has been interdisciplinary in nature, focusing on assessing exposures to air contaminants, found indoors and outdoors, and assessing the health impact resulting from those exposures in epidemiological studies of sensitive at risk populations. Within the context of assessing exposures, Dr. Leaderer’s work includes assessing emissions from sources, developing monitoring methods and applying modeling techniques (CMAQ modeling, traffic models, land use, satellite data, etc.) to better assess the temporal and spatial distribution of pollutant concentrations and in formulating strategies to assess exposures in epidemiologic studies. Dr. Leaderer is/has been the PI on several large epidemiology-based exposure R01-funded studies focusing on the role of air contaminants on the respiratory health of children, with particular attention to their role in the development of asthma and asthma severity, pregnant women and pregnancy outcomes.

Dr. Leaderer is the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor and Deputy Dean of the Yale School of Public Health, Vice-Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health in the Yale School of Medicine, Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Co-Director of the Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology (CPPEE).

Education & Training

PhD Yale University (1975)
MPH Yale University (1971)

International Activity

  • Asthma Causing Genes United Kingdom (2008)

    Study of the genes that may increase susceptibility to asthma development and severity in children.

  • Birth cohort study in China China (2008)

    These professors are establishing a multi-center birth cohort study in China to understand early life environmental exposuers and human health. This study is supported by Yale YCCI award.

  • Environmental Pollution Germany; Netherlands; Sweden (2003)

    Assessing the health impact of exposure to air contaminants.

  • Public Health Education Program Russia (2003)

    Professor Leaderer provides technical support to St. Petersburg State University (SPSU), St. Petersburg, Russia, in the planning of a masters public health education program at SPSU.

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Contact Info

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

New Haven, CT 06520-8034