Ann Aschengrau, PhD

Professor, Epidemiology
Ann Aschengrau
(617) 638-5228aaschen@bu.edu
Talbot – T328E
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Biography

Dr. Aschengrau has conducted epidemiologic research on environmental pollution and the risk of disease for the past 25 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 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 a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Environmental Health. 

Education

  • Northeastern University, BA
  • Harvard University, MS
  • Harvard University, ScD

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP713
  • SPHEP759
  • SPHEP759
  • SPHEP911
  • SPHEP911
  • SPHEP912
  • SPHEP980
  • SPHEP980
  • SPHEP980

Publications

  • Published on 9/30/2014

    Carwile JL, Mahalingaiah S, Winter MR, Aschengrau A. Prenatal drinking-water exposure to tetrachloroethylene and ischemic placental disease: a retrospective cohort study. Environ Health. 2014; 13:72.

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  • Published on 9/1/2014

    Mahalingaiah S, Hart JE, Laden F, Terry KL, Boynton-Jarrett R, Aschengrau A, Missmer SA. Air pollution and risk of uterine leiomyomata. Epidemiology. 2014 Sep; 25(5):682-8.

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  • Published on 11/8/2013

    Mahalingaiah S, Hart JE, Laden F, Aschengrau A, Missmer SA. Air Pollution Exposures During Adulthood and Risk of Endometriosis in the Nurses'' Health Study II. Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Jan; 122(1):58-64.

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  • Published on 6/6/2013

    Vasilakis-Scaramozza C, Aschengrau A, Cabral H, Jick SS. Antidepressant use during early pregnancy and the risk of congenital anomalies. Pharmacotherapy. 2013 Jul; 33(7):693-700.

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  • Published on 4/6/2013

    Janulewicz PA, Killiany RJ, White RF, Martin BM, Winter MR, Weinberg JM, Aschengrau A. Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging in an adult cohort following prenatal and early postnatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2013 Jul-Aug; 38:13-20.

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  • Published on 4/1/2013

    Vasilakis-Scaramozza C, Aschengrau A, Cabral HJ, Jick SS. Antihypertensive drugs and the risk of congenital anomalies. Pharmacotherapy. 2013 May; 33(5):476-82.

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  • Published on 2/28/2013

    Vasilakis-Scaramozza C, Aschengrau A, Cabral HJ, Jick SS. Asthma drugs and the risk of congenital anomalies. Pharmacotherapy. 2013 Apr; 33(4):363-8.

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  • Published on 10/26/2012

    Bohac GC, Guaqueta D, Cheng DM, Aschengrau A, Hartshorn KL. Disparity in the use of combined modality therapy for rectal cancer in the older adult. J Geriatr Oncol. 2013 Jan; 4(1):90-7.

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  • Published on 6/19/2012

    Getz KD, Janulewicz PA, Rowe S, Weinberg JM, Winter MR, Martin BR, Vieira VM, White RF, Aschengrau A. Prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene and adult vision. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Sep; 120(9):1327-32.

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  • Published on 4/12/2012

    Janulewicz PA, White RF, Martin BM, Winter MR, Weinberg JM, Vieira V, Aschengrau A. Adult neuropsychological performance following prenatal and early postnatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2012 May-Jun; 34(3):350-9.

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