About

Edmund Seto is Associate Professor in the Exposure Sciences Group of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences in the School of Public Health and the University of Washington in Seattle.

Prior to joining the UW, he was Associate Adjunct Professor in Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.  He also served as Associate Faculty Director of the health care initiative for the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).

Dr. Seto has degrees in Computer Science and Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Seto directs the CDC-funded UC Berkeley Health Impact Group (UCBHIG) — a technical support center for health impact assessment.

He also directs Public Health Assisting Smart Technology (PHAST) — a research group that develops sensor-based, mobile, and web technologies to enable public health research and interventions.

Dr. Seto developed the CalFit smartphone app for personal mobility, exposure assessment, and mHealth research in collaboration with Prof Ruzena Bajcsy (EECS, UC Berkeley) and Dr. Jay Han (MD, UC Davis).

Dr. Seto’s research interests include:

  • Exposure assessment
  • Health Impact Assessment
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Spatial epidemiology
  • Infectious disease transmission and control

He teaches courses in Environmental Health Sciences, Health Impact Assessment, and Geographic Information Sciences.