Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Exposure Disparities
Gary Adamkiewicz is Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Exposure Disparities at the Harvard School of Public Health, where much of his work focuses on the connections between housing and health, especially within low-income communities. His research has included studies of indoor environmental conditions within the homes of children with asthma, and studies that aim to understand the factors that contribute to specific exposures such as: pesticides and other chemicals, allergens, secondhand smoke and combustion by-products. He has worked with national, state and local agencies the on projects that aim to reduce the burden of disease from indoor environmental issues.
Adamkiewicz is a member of the Science Advisory Committee for the National Center for Healthy Housing, and has served on EPA’s Environmental Justice Technical Guidance Review Panel, under the auspices of the agency’s Science Advisory Board. He has also served as an advisor to the World Health Organization’s effort to establish indoor air quality guidelines. In 2012, The American Journal of Public Health awarded Dr. Adamkiewicz a ‘Paper of the Year’ honor for his work on housing as an environmental justice issue. Adamkiewicz holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.