Herb Susmann CV About


Herb Susmann

I grew up near Ithaca, New York, where I was home-schooled for elementary school, an experience that shaped my belief in the value of self-directed, intrinsically motivated learning. I went to college at SUNY Geneseo where I received a degree in Mathematics in 2014. I am currently working as a researcher at Silent Spring Institute in the greater Boston area.

The animation on the background of this site shows the generation of a graph by the Barabási–Albert model and represents my interest in the computer modelling of biological and sociological processes.

Peer-reviewed Publications

Boronow, K.E., H.P. Susmann, K.Z. Gajos, R.A. Rudel, K.C. Arnold, P. Brown, R. Morello-Frosch, L. Havas, J.G. Brody. 2017. DERBI: A Digital Method to Help Researchers Offer “Right-to-Know” Personal Exposure Results. Environmental Health Perspectives, 125(2):A27-A33. doi:10.1289/EHP702

Bilgic, Yusuf K., and Herbert Susmann. 2013. rlme: An R Package for Rank-Based Estimation and Prediction in Random Effects Nested Models. The R Journal, 71.


It All Adds Up: Our Collective Exposure to Toxic Chemicals. 2016. Silent Spring Institute blog.


Lifted by privilege, he’s not above the less fortunate. 2016. Letter to the Editor, Boston Globe.