Firefighter Health and Safety – Emily Sparer, Sc.D – Harvard University


Much research has examined cancer risks that firefighters encounter in the field, but the potential for carcinogens in firehouses has received less scrutiny.

Dr. Emily Sparer is a Research Fellow at Harvard University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research focuses on complex and dynamic work environments, such as healthcare, construction, and emergency response; traditional methods of occupational health practice and research can’t always be directly applied. Dr. Sparer’s research interests include the role of work organization in disease and injury reduction in occupational settings. Learn more about Dr. Sparer here.