Faculty Profile

Sara Dubowsky Adar, Sc.D., M.H.S.

Sara Dubowsky Adar, Sc.D., M.H.S.

  • Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Epidemiology
  • M5539 SPH II
  • 1415 Washington Heights
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Sara Adar is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the human health effects of air pollution, with a growing interest in identifying intervention strategies reduce exposures and improve health. Dr. Adar has served as an expert panelist for the Environmental Protection Agency and World Health Organization, including participation in the development of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter and sulfur oxides. She has also received the Sandra A. Daugherty Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Epidemiology from the American Heart Association and the Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Adar started her career with an environmental engineering degree from MIT and then moved into Public Health, earning a masters from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health.  

  • Sc.D., Environmental Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 2005
  • M.H.S., Environmental Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 1998
  • B.S., Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996

  • Cardiovascular, pulmonary, and cognitive health effects of air pollution
  • Cardiovascular and cognitive health effects of noise
  • Roadway exposures to traffic-related pollution and health
  • Interventions to reduce public health burdens of environmental exposures
  • Population burdens of environmental exposures
  • Spatial prediction models for air pollution and noise in communities

  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
  • International Society for Exposure Science
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • American Heart Association