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.

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 diseaserelated to workplace exposures, as well as the risks of opioid mortality and suicide in manufacturing and mining populations.

  • 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
  • Exposure-response models for occupational health studies
  • Healthy worker survivor bias
  • Occupational respiratory disease
  • Opioid mortality and suicide in manufacturing workers
  • Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology (PH254)