David Savitz, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology
Professor of Epidemiology, Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown University, since 2010

PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Epidemiology Graduate School of Public Health, 1982
MS, Ohio State University, Department of Preventative Medicine, 1978
BA, Brandeis University, 1975

Email: david_savitz@brown.edu

David Savitz is Professor of Epidemiology in the Brown University School of Public Health with joint appointments as a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics in the Alpert Medical School. From 2013-2017, Dr. Savitz served as the vice president for research at Brown University. He has held previous appointments at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he had served as the Charles W. Bluhdorn Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, where he was Carey C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor and Chair of Epidemiology, and the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His epidemiologic research has addressed a wide range of topics including exposures to physical and chemical hazards in the workplace and community, health impact of exposures associated with military deployment, environmental effects of energy development, risks from environmental exposures during pregnancy, and drinking water safety. He has authored more than 400 papers in professional journals and the editor or author of four books on environmental epidemiology. He has served as president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research, the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, and the North American Regional Councilor for the International Epidemiological Association. Dr. Savitz is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Websites & Affiliations:
Brown University