Joshua Wallach, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Research Interests

Environmental Exposure; Health Policy; Peer Review; Product Surveillance, Postmarketing; United States Food and Drug Administration; Reproducibility of Results; Epidemiologic Research Design; Bias; Conflict of Interest; Drug Approval; Meta-Analysis; Pharmacoepidemiology; Climate Change

Public Health Interests

Environmental Health; Epidemiology Methods; Health Policy; Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices; Pharmacoepidemiology

Research Organizations

School of Public Health

Research Summary

Dr. Wallach’s research focuses on evaluating and improving research practices. His primary area of research, known as meta-research (i.e., the study of research itself), includes the key thematic areas of research methods, reporting/transparency, and research reproducibility. Dr. Wallach’s research interests include meta-analytical methodology, evaluating study biases, clinical trial design/conduct, pharmacoepidemiology, and regulatory science. His work with the Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency (CRIT) at Yale focuses on evaluating the tools, standards, and approaches used to assess the safety, efficacy, quality, and performance of FDA-regulated products using epidemiologic and meta-research methods. Dr. Wallach is also a Faculty Affiliate of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS). He is currently working to create a meta-research group with the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, which will focus on environmental exposure/climate change research.    

Selected Publications

Full List of PubMed Publications

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