Leadership

  • David Savitz

    Department Chair, Professor of Epidemiology, Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Professor of Pediatrics, DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR EPIDEMIOLOGIC RESEARCH

    David Savitz is a Professor of Epidemiology in the Brown University School of Public Health, with joint appointments in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics in the Alpert Medical School. His epidemiological research has addressed a wide range of public health issues focusing on health effects of environmental agents in the workplace and community and a wide range of reproductive health outcomes.  He has done extensive work on health effects of nonionizing radiation, pesticides, drinking water treatment by-products, and perfluorinated compounds.  His reproductive health research has focused on preterm birth, fetal growth restriction, pregnancy complications, and miscarriage.

  • Stephen Buka

    Professor and Founding Chair of Epidemiology, Graduate Program Director

    Stephen Buka, Sc.D., M.Sc., M.A., is an epidemiologist and developmental psychologist whose work focuses on the causes, development and prevention of major neuropsychiatric and cognitive disorders. He has conducted extensive research in neuropsychology and psychiatric epidemiology, directed several major longitudinal studies examining the impact of birth complications, environmental hazards, and socioeconomic conditions on behavioral and intellectual development

  • Tongzhang Zheng

    Director, Brown-China Center for Environmental Health Sciences, Professor of Epidemiology, Master's Program Director

    Tongzhang Zheng, M.B, Sc.D, Sc.M, Ph.M., is a Professor of Epidemiology within the Brown School of Public Health. Dr. Zheng investigates human cancer risk related to environmental and occupational exposures, genetic and epigenetic factors and gene-environment interaction, with particular interest in the fetal origin hypothesis stating that many human cancers start in utero.  Dr. Zheng is also interested in prenatal exposures and fetal growth trajectories and child growth.