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Tom Webster outside the John Snow Pub--a pilgrimage site for environmental epidemiologists--on Broadwick Street in Soho, London on a rainy day. The original pump was located next to the pub in the background on what was then called Broad Street. Note that the replica pump has no handle. If you visit the pub, make sure you sign the visitor's book! To read more about Dr. John Snow, look here. His cholera map of Soho is here. To learn more about the John Snow Society, look here.

Thomas F. Webster, DSc, is Professor of Environmental Health at Boston University School of Public Health.

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I grew up in the La Mesa/Spring Valley area east of San Diego, CA (Look here for a bit of local public health history). I have a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a D.Sc. from Boston University School of Public Health. A couple other places I've been associated with include the Senses Bureau at the University of California San Diego, and the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems (CBNS) at Queens College, City University of New York.

My research interests include:

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For prospective students

  • My department, Environmental Health, offers both doctoral and masters degrees.
  • We have a training grant for doctoral students interested in environmental epidemiology in community settings.


My official BU site: Tom Webster, D.Sc.

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