Edward Emmett, MD, MS

Edward Emmett, MD, MS
Senior Fellow

Professor, Occupation and Environmental Medicine

Public Health Interests

Community Engagement, Environmental Health



Current Public-Health Related Activities

Edward Emmett is a physician, Professor Emeritus, and Director of Academic Programs in Occupational Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine who has made major contributions to clinical practice, research, education and government in. He currently focuses on community environmental health hazards, risk communication and community empowerment. He is Director of the Community Engagement Core of the Superfund Research and Training Program directed at community asbestos exposure.

Select Publications:

Emmett EA, Shofer FS, Zhang H, Freeman, D Desai C Shaw, LM. Community exposure to perfluorooctanoate: relationships between serum concentrations and exposure sources. J Occup Env Med. 48:759-770. 2006.

Emmett EA, Zhang H, Shofer FS, Rodway N, Desai C, Freeman D, Hufford M. Development and successful application of a “community-first” communication model for community based  environmental health research. J Occup. Environ. Med. 51: 146-156, 2009.

Emmett EA, Desai C. Community First Communication: Reversing Information Disparities to Achieve Environmental Justice Environmental Justice. 3(3): 79-84, 2010.

Clapp JT, Roberts JA, Dahlberg B, Berry LS, Jacobs LM, Emmett EA, Barg FK. Realities of environmental toxicity and their ramifications for community engagement. Soc Sci Med. 170:143-151. 2016.

See also Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Award for 2008