BiographyDr. Aschengrau has conducted epidemiologic research on environmental pollution and the risk of disease for nearly 30 years. In particular, she has led investigations on the relationship between drinking water contaminants and abnormal pregnancy 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 case-control study examining the risk of birth defects and stillbirths following prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water. 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. Now in its third edition, 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.
- Northeastern University, BA
- Harvard University, MS
- Harvard University, ScD
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Mar 03. PMID: 28263856.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Published on 1/2/2016
Mahalingaiah S, Hart JE, Laden F, Farland LV, Hewlett MM, Chavarro J, Aschengrau A, Missmer SA. Adult air pollution exposure and risk of infertility in the Nurses' Health Study II. Hum Reprod. 2016 Mar; 31(3):638-47. PMID: 26724803.
- Published on 1/1/2016
Hewlett MM, Chow ET, Aschengrau A, Mahalingaiah S. . Prenatal Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors: A Developmental Etiology for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Reproductive Sciences. 2016; In Press.
- Published on 1/1/2016
Aschengrau A, Janulewicz PA, White RF, Vieira VM, Gallagher LG, Getz KD, Webster TF, Ozonoff DM. Long-term Neurotoxic Effects of Early-life Exposure to Tetrachloroethylene-contaminated Drinking Water. Ann Glob Health. 2016 Jan-Feb; 82(1):169-79. PMID: 27325074.
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