I examine how population health responds to ambient changes in the environment.  A sampling of ambient changes that interest me include economic downturns, extreme cold, the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the introduction of a casino, and new mental health policies. I typically focus my inquiries on pregnant women and persons with mental disorder, as these two populations appear sensitive to unexpected changes in the environment. I intend for my work to inform basic science, social determinants of health, and health policy.

Tim Bruckner
Associate Professor of Public Health
University of California, Irvine, 653 E. Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA, 92697-3957
949 824 6434
tim [dot] bruckner [at] uci [dot] edu

Key Research Area

Perinatal Epidemiology, Mental Health, Health Policy, Economic Downturns

Professional Bio

I hold transdisciplinary training in epidemiology, demography, and health policy.


PhD, UC Berkeley

MPH, UC Berkeley

BA, Dartmouth College