Thomas Matte

Thomas Mat­te, M.D., M.P.H., is Assis­tant Com­mis­sion­er for Envi­ron­men­tal Sur­veil­lance and Pol­i­cy at the NYC Depart­ment of Health and Men­tal Hygiene (NYCDOH), where he has direct­ed stud­ies to improve sur­veil­lance, risk, and vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty assess­ment, and direct­ed pub­lic health pre­ven­tion efforts relat­ed to air pol­lu­tion, sum­mer heat waves, and oth­er extreme weath­er events in NYC. He serves on New York City’s inter-agency Cli­mate Change Adap­ta­tion Task Force and Urban Heat Island work­ing group. Tom led the devel­op­ment of the New York City Com­mu­ni­ty Air Sur­vey, a land­mark study of vari­a­tion in street-lev­el air pol­lu­tion expo­sure that informs local air qual­i­ty improve­ment ini­tia­tives, and he was pre­vi­ous­ly a med­ical epi­demi­ol­o­gist with the CDC and a Pro­fes­sor of Urban Pub­lic Health at Hunter Col­lege and the CUNY School of Pub­lic Health.