Andrea Baccarelli, MD, PhD

  • Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
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Dr. Baccarelli's work has supported international best practices for air pollution control developed by multiple agencies worldwide, and his findings have served as the basis for the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to enforce stricter guidelines for human exposure. His research investigates molecular mechanisms as pathways linking environmental exposures to human disease.

Dr. Baccarelli was elected to the National Academy of Medicine for his pioneering work showing that environmental exposures adversely affect the human epigenome and has been included in the Web of Science list of highly cited, world's most influential scientists of the past decade.

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, 1995 University of Perugia (Italy)
  • MPH, 2000 University of Milan (Italy)
  • PhD, 2003 University of Milan (Italy)

Honors & Awards

Elected Member, National Academy of Medicine

President Elect, International Society of Environmental Epidemiology

Highly Cited Researcher, Web of Science


Spearheading environmental health research, education, and equity that makes the world a better place for everyone

Research Interests

  • Aging
  • Biostatistical Methods
  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Chronic disease
  • Environmental Health
  • Epigenetics
  • Genetics
  • Urban Health