David A. Savitz
Ph.D., epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; M.S., preventive medicine, The Ohio State University
Summary of Experience
Professor Savitz focuses his epidemiological research on a wide range of public health issues, from the health effects of environmental agents in the workplace and community to a wide range of reproductive health outcomes. He has served as principal investigator on more than three dozen public health studies, including as one of three epidemiologists to evaluate the probable causal link between exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid and the development of certain diseases. Professor Savitz submitted an expert report on behalf of the plaintiffs at the class certification stage of a litigation matter and has consulted on a wide range of issues related to both environmental and reproductive epidemiology. He is the author of more than 300 journal articles and has edited or authored three books, including Interpreting Epidemiologic Evidence: Connecting Research to Applications. Professor Savitz has served as the editor of Epidemiology and the American Journal of Epidemiology, a member of the Epidemiology and Disease Control Study Section of the National Institutes of Health, president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, and North American regional councilor for the International Epidemiological Association. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and served as vice president for research at Brown University.