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.