Dr. Joseph Allen

Associate Professor

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Joseph G. Allen is an associate professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-author of Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity, with John Macomber at Harvard Business School. He began his career conducting forensic health investigations of sick buildings in several hundred buildings across a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, biotechnology, education, commercial office real estate and manufacturing. At Harvard, Dr. Allen directs the Healthy Buildings program where he created ‘The 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building’. He is also the faculty advisor to the Harvard Healthier Building Materials Academy. He works with Fortune 5 companies on implementing Healthy Building strategies in their global portfolios and presents internationally on the topic of Healthy Buildings. His work has been featured widely in the popular press, including the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, National Geographic, Time, NPR, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Fortune, and The New York Times.

Dr. Allen is an associate editor of the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology and an associate editor of the journal Indoor Air. He earned his doctor of science (DSc) and master of public health (MPH) degrees from the Boston University School of Public Health, and a bachelor of science (BS) degree in biology from Boston College.