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Joseph G. Allen, D.Sc., MPH

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Assistant Professor/Director, Healthy Buildings program, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Joseph G. Allen is an assistant professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He began his career conducting forensic health investigations of sick buildings in several hundred buildings across a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, biotechnology, education, commercial office real estate and manufacturing.

At Harvard, Dr. Allen directs the Healthy Buildings program where he created "The 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building." He is also the faculty advisor to the Harvard Healthier Building Materials Academy.

He presents internationally on the topic of Healthy Buildings, and his work has been featured widely in the popular press, including the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, National Geographic, Time, NPR, Newsweek, Washington Post, and Fortune.

Dr. Allen's research is widely published in academic journals and he is an associate editor of the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. He earned his Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) and Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees from the Boston University School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in biology from Boston College. More information on his research can be found at

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