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Ellen ​Eisen, ScD

Professor in Residence, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Director, of Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Training Program

Ellen Eisen is a Professor trained in biostatistics and interested in questions about the role of work in health and the contribution of occupational exposures to the risk of disease.
Phone: (510) 643-5310
Address: 2121 Berkeley Way #5314
Berkeley, CA 94720


Ellen Eisen is a professor at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She is interested in methods in occupational epidemiology. Her expertise bridges three fields — occupational and environmental health, biostatistics and epidemiology. Trained in biostatistics and motivated by questions about the occupational causes of disease, interested in methods for addressing analytical limitations imposed by conventional approaches to exposure-response modeling.

A major area of her research focuses on addressing healthy worker survivor bias using causal methods to address health status as a time varying confounder on the causal pathway from exposure to disease. She is interested in chronic heart and lung disease related to workplace exposures, as well as the risks of opioid mortality and suicide in manufacturing and mining populations.

Research Interests

  • Exposure-response models for occupational health studies
  • Healthy worker survivor bias
  • Occupational respiratory disease
  • Opioid mortality and suicide in manufacturing workers


  • ScD – Harvard School of Public Health, 1982
  • MS – Harvard School of Public Health, 1978
  • MS – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977
  • BS – University of Michigan, 1971


Courses Taught

    • PH254
    • Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology