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David A. Savitz
Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics, Alpert Medical School, Brown University
David Savitz is a 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, Savitz served as the vice president for research at Brown. 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 epidemiological 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 is the editor or author of four books on environmental epidemiology. He has served as president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research; he also has served as the North America Regional Councilor for the International Epidemiological Association. Savitz is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.