Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship Program
MGH BIDMC Harvard Medical School

David Christiani

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David Christiani, MD, MPH, MS

Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital

Academic Interests
My main areas of interest are the molecular epidemiology of lung disease, including environmental exposures and gene-environment interactions in pulmonary disorders. My main disease foci include lung cancer, ARDS and COPD.

Awards and Recognition

  • Fellow, ATS
  • Fellow, ACCP
  • Presidential (Obama)  appointment – National Cancer Advisory Board
  • NIH funding for the above 5 projects, and the past 30 years.
  • CDC/NIOSH funding for research and Center.
  • Director, Harvard Education and Research Center for Occupational Health and Safety
  • Director, Environmental Genomics Core, Harvard-NIEHS Environmental Science Center. 
  • Director, NIEHS T 32 Program in Environmental Epidemiology (at HSPH)
  • Co-Program Director, NHLBI T 32 Program in Pulmonary Allergy and Inflammation (MGH)

A full list of Dr. Christiani's published work can be found on My Bibliography

More information can be found on Dr. Christiani's Harvard Catalyst profile.

+Current Projects

  • The Boston Lung Cancer Survival Cohort
  • Molecular Epidemiology of ARDS
  • Biomarkers of early sepsis
  • Lung disease in Chinese Textile Workers
  • Cardiopulmonary effects of metal particulate exposure