Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Brugge’s expertise is in occupational and environmental health. His research, writing and teaching have encompassed several topical areas within this field, but he has particular emphasis on traffic/near highway pollution effects on health (especially cardiovascular disease), and housing conditions and asthma in children, asthma in immigrant populations, health effects of secondhand tobacco smoke, and health consequences of uranium mining. His work is largely community-based participatory research with substantial civic engagement inherent in the approach. He has over 130 scholarly publications, has testified before Congress, and is experienced at communicating with the media.