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Andrea Baccarelli


Andrea Baccarelli, MD, PhD is a Leon Hess Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Director of the NIH / NIEHS P30 Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan, one of 21 centers nationwide. Dr. Baccarelli's work has supported international air pollution control best practices developed by several agencies around the world, and its findings served as the basis for the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to enforce stricter guidelines for human exposure. Dr. Baccarelli's research examines molecular mechanisms as pathways that link environmental stress to human disease. Current projects investigate a range of mechanisms including epigenomics, epitranscriptomics, extracellular vesicles and small non-coding RNAs, mitochondrial DNA and the microbiome. Dr. Baccarelli was elected to the National Academy of Medicine for his groundbreaking work demonstrating that environmental factors adversely affect the human epigenome and was named one of the highly-cited, world's most influential scientists on the Web of Science for the past decade.


Aging Biostatistical Methods Child and Adolescent Health Chronic Diseases Environmental Health Genetics Urban Health


PhD, 2003, University of Milan MPH, 2000, University of Turin MD, 1995, University of Perugia

Postman Affiliations

Direktor, Columbia Center for Environmental Health in Nord-Manhattan

Columbia Affiliations

Director, Precision Environmental Life Sciences Laboratory

Academic appointments

Professor, Epidemiology

Honors & awards

Gewähltes Mitglied, National Academy of Medicine President Elect, International Society of Environmental Epidemiology Highly Cited Researcher, Web of Science

areas of expertise

Aging and Elderly, Healthy Aging and Longevity, Big Data, Child Health and Development, Cardiovascular Diseases, Chronic Diseases, Diabetes, Neurological Diseases / Disorders, Osteoporosis, Stress, Environmental Epidemiology, Environmental Toxins, Epigenetics, Urban Health Back to top

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