Michael Jerrett

Michael Jerrett, PhD

Professor and Chair, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences



Scientific Interests

Dr. Michael Jerrett has researched how to characterize population exposures to air pollution and built environmental variables, how to understand the social distribution of these exposures among different groups (e.g., poor vs. wealthy), and how to assess the health effects from environmental exposures.

Highlighted Publications

Turner MC, Cohen A, Jerrett M, Gapstur SM, Diver WR, Pope CA 3rd, Krewski D, Beckerman BS, Samet JM. Interactions between cigarette smoking and fine particulate matter in the Risk of Lung Cancer Mortality in Cancer Prevention Study II. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Dec 15;180(12):1145-9. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwu275. Epub 2014 Nov 13.

Villeneuve PJ, Jerrett M, Brenner D, Su J, Chen H, McLaughlin JR. A case-control study of long-term exposure to ambient volatile organic compounds and lung cancer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Feb 15;179(4):443-51. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwt289. Epub 2013 Nov 27.

Jerrett M, Burnett RT, Beckerman BS, Turner MC, Krewski D, Thurston G, Martin RV, van Donkelaar A, Hughes E, Shi Y, Gapstur SM, Thun MJ, Pope CA 3rd. Spatial analysis of air pollution and mortality in California. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Sep 1;188(5):593-9. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201303-0609OC.

Villeneuve PJ, Jerrett M, Su J, Burnett RT, Chen H, Brook J, Wheeler AJ, Cakmak S, Goldberg MS. A cohort study of intra-urban variations in volatile organic compounds and mortality, Toronto, Canada. Environ Pollut. 2013 Dec;183:30-9. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2012.12.022. Epub 2013 Jan 29.