Joe Allen, DSc, MPH, CIH
CEO / Founder
Dr. Joseph G. Allen, DSc, MPH, CIH is Associate Professor and Director of the Healthy Buildings Program at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and CEO and Founder of 9 Foundations, Inc. He is the coauthor of Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Can Make You Sick—or Keep You Well. Dr. Allen serves on Harvard’s Presidential Committee on Sustainability, he keynoted the White House’s first ever Indoor Air Quality Summit, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, served as Commissioner of The Lancet COVID-19 Commission and Chair of its Safe Work, Safe Schools, and Safe Travel Task Force. In 2023, Allen was featured on the 60 Minutes episode, The Air We Breathe, spotlighting the value of healthy indoor air quality for virus mitigation. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and regularly contributes to the New York Times, Washington Post, Harvard Business Review and The Atlantic.
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