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David C. Christiani, MD, MPH

Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School Of Public Health

Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Physician, Medicine , Massachusetts General Hospital

Director, Harvard Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health, Harvard School Of Public Health

Contact Info

David Christiani
Harvard School Of Public Health
665 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA, 02115
Mailstop: Building 1, Rm 1401
Phone: 617-432-3323
Fax: 617-432-3441


Starr Sumpter
Administrative Assistant
Environmental Health
Harvard School Of Public Health
665 Huntington Avenue
Room 1403
Boston, MA, 02115
Phone: 617-432-1261
Fax: 617-432-3441

DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Lung Cancer, Leader
Cancer Epidemiology

DF/HCC Associations

Institutional Representative for HSPH, Executive Committee
Deputy Associate Director, Planning and Evaluation, Executive Committee
Member, Center Scientific Council
Core Director, Lung Cancer SPORE

Research Abstract

Dr. Christiani's major research focus is Molecular Epidemiology of cancer. At MGH and HSPH he has led studies of genetic susceptibility to lung cancer as well as esophageal cancer. Recently, his work has expanded to the pharmacogenomics of treatment outcomes in lung and esophageal malignancies. He is investigating biologic markers of PAH and arsenic exposure for population studies. He also collaborates with international scientists on the molecular epidemiology of arsenic-induced bladder and skin cancer, and petrochemical exposures and brain neoplasms and leukemia in children. Finally, Dr. Christiani collaborates with faculty in the social and behavioral sciences on cancer prevention in the workplace and the community.


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