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.