Joseph G. Allen

Associate Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Joseph G. Allen is CEO of 9 Foundations, Inc., an associate professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and director of Harvard’s Healthy Buildings Program. He’s also the coauthor of a landmark book, Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity, which was recognized as a ‘Best Book of the Year’ for two consecutive years in Fortune Magazine and the New York Times. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Allen has served as Commissioner of The Lancet Covid-19 Commission and Chair of its ‘Safe Work, Safe Schools and Safe Travel’ Task Force. 

An internationally renowned expert and sought-after advisor, Dr. Allen’s work fuses the fields of health science, building science and business science to improve the health of indoor spaces and propel business performance. At 9 Foundations, Inc., Dr. Allen and his team drive cutting-edge research into practice with customized, strategic healthy buildings solutions and support to senior executives across major sectors of the economy.

Dr. Allen has authored over eighty peer-reviewed scientific papers—including in such journals as JAMA, Science, and The Lancet—and is a regular contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Atlantic. His television appearances include several shows across every major network: CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, CBS, NBC, ABC.