Ellen A. Eisen ScD

Division Head, Environmental Health Sciences
Professor in Residence
  • 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
Research Interests: 
  • Exposure-response models for occupational health studies
  • Healthy worker survivor bias
  • Occupational respiratory disease
Selected Publications: 

Chevrier J, Picciotto S, Eisen EA. The healthy-worker survivor effect in autoworkers exposed to metalworking fluids: a comparison of standard methods with g-estimation of accelerated failure-time models. Epidemiology. (In press).

Applebaum KM, Malloy EJ, Eisen EA. Left truncation, susceptibility, and bias in occupational epidemiology studies. Epidemiology 2011;22 (4):599-606.

Eisen EA , Chevrier J, Costello S, Picciotto S. Epidemiologic challenges for studies of occupational exposure to engineered nanoparticles; A Commentary. J Occup Environ Med 2011; 53(6): Supplement S57-S61.

Applebaum KM, Malloy EJ, Eisen EA. Left truncation, susceptibility, and bias in occupational epidemiology studies. Epidemiology 2011;22(4):599-606.

Friesen M, Costello S, Eisen EA . Quantitative exposure to metalworking fluids and bladder cancer incidence in an autoworkers cohort. Am J Epidem (In Press 2009)

Malloy EJ, Spiegelman D, Eisen EA. Comparing model selection methods for penalized splines in Cox models. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis (In Press 2009).

Govindarajulu U, Malloy EJ, Ganguli B, Spiegelman D, Eisen EA. The comparison of alternative smoothing methods for fitting non-linear exposure-response relationships with Cox models in a simulation study. Int J Biostatistics 2009; 5(1).

Clougherty JE, Eisen EA, Slade MD, Kawachi I, Cullen MR. Workplace status and risk of hypertension among hourly and salaried aluminum manufacturing employees. Social Science and Medicine 2009 Jan;68(2):304-13.

Cavallari JM, Eisen EA, Fang SC, Schwartz J, Hauser R, Herrisck RF, Christiani DC. PM2.5 metal exposures and night heart rate variability: A panel study of boilermaker construction workers. Environ Health 2008;7:36.

Garshick E, Laden F, Hart JE, Rosner B, Davis ME, Eisen EA , Smith TJ. Lung Cancer and Vehicle Exhaust in Trucking Industry Workers.  Environ Health Persp 2008 Oct;116(10):1327-32.

Applebaum KM, Malloy EJ, Eisen EA. Reducing healthy worker survivor bias by restricting date of hire in a cohort study of Vermont granite workers. Occup Environ Medicine (Epub April 2007). [abstract]
Govindarajulu US, Spiegelman D, Thurston SW, Ganguli B, Eisen EA. Comparing smoothing techniques for modeling exposure-response relationships in Cox models. Stat Med. Epub 2007 [abstract]
Malloy EJ, Miller KL, Eisen EA. Rectal cancer and exposure to metalworking fluids in the automobile manufacturing industry. Occup Environ Medicine 2007 Apr;64(4):244-9. Epub 2006 Aug 15 (Epub) August 15 2006. [abstract]
Eisen EA, Agalliu I, Thurston SW, Coull BA, Checkoway H. Smoothing methods applied to occupational cohort studies; illustrated by penalized splines. Occ Environ Med 2004 61:854­60. [abstract]
Eisen EA, Bardin J, Gore R, Woskie SR, Hallock MF, Monson RR. Exposure-Response Models Based on Extended Follow-up of a Cohort Mortality Study in the Automobile Industry. Scand J Work, Environ Health 2001; 27(4):240-9. [abstract]
Eisen EA, Holcroft CR, Greaves IA, Wegman DH, Woskie SR, Monson RR. A Strategy to reduce healthy worker effect in cross-sectional study of asthma and metalworking fluids. Am J Indus Med1997;31:671-77. [abstract]

Other interests: 
  • National Academy of Science: Member of panels on Asbestos: Selected Health Effects; Assuring Safety of DOD mai; Long-term health effects of Mustard Gas and Lewisite
  • National Cancer Institute Chair, Advisory Board for studies of “Low-level effects of benzene exposure”
  • Semiconductor Industry Association, Science Advisory Committee
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Board of Scientific Counselors
  • E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Epidemiology Review Board
Profile Updated: August 30, 2016