Jonathan Samet

Expert on epidemiology, inhaled pollutants, tobacco, thirdhand smoke

Director, USC Institute for Global Health
Distinguished Professor and Flora L. Thornton Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine


  • health risks of air pollution, ozone
  • secondhand smoke and preventable disease
  • nuclear radiation and long-term health consequences of Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters
  • smokeless tobacco
  • causes of cancer and respiratory diseases
  • cell phone use and cancer risk
  • risks of active and passive smoking
  • public health
  • global health
  • tobacco control in general and China
  • smoking cessation
  • sleep-disordered breathing and risk for cardiovascular disease
  • studies on non-infectious lung diseases in HIV-infected persons
  • genetic basis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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