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Sadie ​Costello, PhD, MPH

Associate Adjunct Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Address: 2121 Berkeley Way #5121
Berkeley, CA 94720


Sadie Costello is an occupational and environmental epidemiologist at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She has studied a range of chronic disease outcomes, including heart disease and cancer, in relation to particulate exposures in light metal manufacturing, metalworking fluids in automobile manufacturing, and to diesel exhaust and silica in miners. Sadie has focused on methods to address healthy worker survivor bias and on using large administrative datasets to answer causal research questions.

Research Interests

  • Exposure-response models for health outcomes from occupational exposures
  • Healthy workers survivor bias
  • Chronic disease
  • Administrative data


  • PhD – University of California, Los Angeles, 2008
  • MPH – University of California, Los Angeles, 2005
  • BA – Mills College, 2000


Courses Taught

    • PH254
    • Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
    • PH290
    • Introduction to Data Management and Programming in SAS for Public Health