Ann Aschengrau, ScD

Professor, Epidemiology
Ann Aschengrau
(617) 358-3768aaschen@bu.edu

Biography

Dr. Aschengrau has conducted epidemiologic research on environmental pollution and the risk of disease for over 30 years. In particular, she has led investigations on the relationship between drinking water contaminants and abnormal pregnancy and birth outcomes, neurological disorders, and cancer, and on the impact of lead hazard reduction measures among inner-city children. She is currently the principal investigator of a cohort study examining the impact of environmental and social stressors on substance use. In 2003, Dr. Aschengrau published her first book, Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health, with coauthor George R. Seage III, Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. The best-selling book has been used in more than 100 schools across the United States. Dr. Aschengrau has served as a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Gulf War and Health, as a consultant to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry, and as a jury member for the annual John Heinz Memorial Award honoring an individual whose work has made a significant impact on the environment. She is currently an associate editor of the journal Environmental Health.

Education

  • Harvard University, ScD
  • Northeastern University, BA
  • Harvard University, SM/ScM

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP714
  • SPHEP759
  • SPHEP759
  • SPHEP912
  • SPHEP940
  • SPHEP980
  • SPHEP980
  • SPHEP980

Publications

  • Published on 7/15/2017

    Ross CS, Brooks DR, Aschengrau A, Siegel MB, Weinberg J, Shrier LA. Positive and negative affect following marijuana use in naturalistic settings: An ecological momentary assessment study. Addict Behav. 2018 01; 76:61-67. PMID: 28756041.

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  • Published on 6/24/2017

    Wesselink AK, Carwile JL, Fabian MP, Winter MR, Butler LJ, Mahalingaiah S, Aschengrau A. Residential Proximity to Roadways and Ischemic Placental Disease in a Cape Cod Family Health Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Jun 24; 14(7). PMID: 28672786.

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  • Published on 5/5/2017

    Lemkin A, Kistin CJ, Cabral HJ, Aschengrau A, Bair-Merritt M. School connectedness and high school graduation among maltreated youth. Child Abuse Negl. 2018 Jan; 75:130-138. PMID: 28483290.

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  • Published on 3/21/2017

    Tassiopoulos K, Huo Y, Braun J, Williams PL, Smith R, Aschengrau A, Nichols S, Hazra R, Meyer WA, Knapp K, Deygoo NS, Seage Iii GR. Blood lead levels and neurodevelopmental function in perinatally HIV-exposed, uninfected children in a US-based longitudinal cohort study. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2017 Mar 21. PMID: 28322573.

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  • Published on 3/11/2017

    Gallagher LG, Webster TF, Aschengrau A. Exploring associations between prenatal solvent exposures and teenage drug and alcohol use: a retrospective cohort study. Environ Health. 2017 Mar 11; 16(1):26. PMID: 28283038.

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  • Published on 3/3/2017

    Butler LJ, Janulewicz PA, Carwile JL, White RF, Winter MR, Aschengrau A. Childhood and adolescent fish consumption and adult neuropsychological performance: An analysis from the Cape Cod Health Study. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2017 05; 61:47-57. PMID: 28263856.

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  • Published on 11/2/2016

    Carwile JL, Butler LJ, Janulewicz PA, Winter MR, Aschengrau A. Childhood Fish Consumption and Learning and Behavioral Disorders. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 Nov 02; 13(11). PMID: 27827868.

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  • Published on 10/1/2016

    Aschengrau A, Gallagher LG, Winter MR, Vieira VM, Janulewicz PA, Webster TF, Ozonoff DM. No Association Between Unintentional Head Injuries and Early-Life Exposure to Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-Contaminated Drinking Water. J Occup Environ Med. 2016 Oct; 58(10):1040-1045. PMID: 27513173.

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  • Published on 7/10/2016

    Mahalingaiah S, Winter MR, Aschengrau A. Association of prenatal and early life exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE) with polycystic ovary syndrome and other reproductive disorders in the cape cod health study: A retrospective cohort study. Reprod Toxicol. 2016 Oct; 65:87-94. PMID: 27412368.

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  • Published on 6/23/2016

    Hewlett M, Chow E, Aschengrau A, Mahalingaiah S. Prenatal Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors: A Developmental Etiology for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Reprod Sci. 2016 Jun 23. PMID: 27342273.

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