Faculty Profile: David Savitz, Ph.D.

David Savitz, Ph.D.
Professor of Community Health and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Public Health-Epidemiology
Work: +1 401-863-6090
David Savitz's research is focused on reproductive and environmental epidemiology. He has conducted studies of the causes of adverse pregnancy outcome, including miscarriage and preterm birth, as well as pregnancy complications, birth defects, and child health problems. His environmental interests include a wide range of chemical and physical exposures, including perfluorinated chemicals, pesticides, drinking water treatment by-products, and non-ionizing radiation.


Dr. Savitz is Professor of Community Health, Epidemiology Section, and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown University. He has held faculty appointments at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, the University of North Carolina School of Public Health where he served as the Carey C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology, and as the Charles W. Bluhdorn Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine, and Director of Disease Prevention and Public Health Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His primary research activities and interests are in reproductive and environmental epidemiology. Dr. Savitz received his undergraduate training in Psychology at Brandeis University and a Masters degree in Preventive Medicine at Ohio State University in 1978, and his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in 1982. He was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine in 2007.