Jesse Berman
Office Address:
Mayo, 1228
Mailing Address:

420 Delaware St SE
MMC 807 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Jesse Berman, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences


PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
MHS, Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
BA, Environmental Biology/English Literature, Colgate University
Post-Doctorate, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Post-Doctorate, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


I'm an environmental epidemiologist, whose research investigates the relationship between human health and complex environmental exposures. I have a particular interest in evaluating how extreme weather (drought, heat, precipitation), air pollution, and climate influence population-level health. I frequently use spatial analysis and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to improve exposure assessment and better understand the role of environment with disease outcomes, including spatial and neighborhood disparities in risk. Most of my research involves analysis of large data sources (e.g. electronic health records), but more recent work has evaluated smaller datasets and personal exposure data. My work emphasizes policy relevant findings that can inform decision making to better protect public health.


Air pollution, drought, environmental epidemiology, exposure assessment, GIS, spatial analysis, weather.

Awards and Recognition

  • Charles N Hewitt Creative Teaching Award (2023), University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper (2019) from the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
  • Selected Extramural Publication (2017) by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Gaylord Donnelley Postdoctoral Environmental Fellowship, Yale University Institute for Biospheric Studies
  • David L Swift Award for Aerosol Research in Environmental Health Engineering
  • Alpha Chapter Overall Winner of the Delta Omega Honorary Society Poster Competition

Professional Associations

  • International Society of Exposure Science (ISES)
  • International Society of Exposure Epidemiology (ISEE)
  • Society of Epidemiologic Research (SER)

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