Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Edmund Seto

Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
University of Washington
Box: 351618


CSDE Research Areas:

  • Environments and Populations
  • Health of People and Populations
  • Wellbeing of Families and Households

Dr. Edmund Seto received his PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the quantification of exposures and risk as they relate to environmental and occupational health. Using Geographic Information System (GIS) spatial methods, mathematical models, and novel information technologies, Dr. Seto has conducted exposure assessments for built environment studies of air pollution and noise exposures, exposure assessments of infectious agents in global health contexts, and exposure assessments for environmental justice research. A computer scientist by training, his group explores new technologies such as the use of mobile devices and low-cost sensor systems to infer the relationship between individual and population behaviors and how they relate to exposures to environmental and workplace hazards. Dr. Seto’s rapid prototyping lab fosters interdisciplinary collaboration to create new technologies to improve public health. Dr. Seto is Deputy Director of the UW NIEHS Interdisciplinary Center for Exposures, Diseases, Genomics, and Environment (EDGE).