Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson


Department of Environmental Health Sciences

School of Public Health
56-070B CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772

Campus Mailcode: 177220

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M.D., Medicine, Unviersity of California, San Francisco
M.P.H., Public Health – Epidemiology, Unversity of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

Richard J. Jackson has done extensive work in the impact of the environment on health, particularly relating to children. Dr. Jackson chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Environmental Health. He did extensive work on pesticides in California, and has also focused on epidemiology, infectious diseases and toxicology. Over the past decade much of his work has focused on how the ‘built environment’ including how architecture and urban planning affect health. He recently served on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects and has written and spoken extensively in the above areas. Currently, Dr. Jackson working on policy analyses of environmental impacts on health ranging from toxicology, chemical body burdens, terrorism, sustainability, climate change, urban design and architecture. In addition, he is developing policy analyses in related areas, such as how farm, education, housing, and transportation policies affect health.


Health and the Built Environment

R. Jackson

Report Card | 2011