Michael D. McClean, ScD

Professor, Environmental Health
Michael McClean
(617) 358-1910mmcclean@bu.edu
Talbot – T455 W
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Biography

Dr. Michael McClean is the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Advancement and a Professor of Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. McClean oversees the Exposure Biology Research Laboratory and his research interests focus on the use of biological markers to assess environmental and occupational exposures with respect to exposure-related disease. Trained as an industrial hygienist, he is interested in improving upon traditional exposure assessment methods by developing innovative approaches for assessing exposure via multiple pathways and for analyzing biological data. Previously, Dr. McClean has investigated exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in indoor environments, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons exposure among asphalt workers, jet fuel exposure among US military personnel, and gene-environment interactions in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Currently, he is investigating an epidemic of chronic kidney disease among Central American workers, as well as the long-term neurological consequences of exposure to head impacts. He also directs two NIEHS training programs, including our pre-doctoral T32 training program in Environmental Epidemiology in Community Settings, as well as the Training Core associated with our P42 Superfund Research Program. If you are interested in learning more about Dr. McClean's research, please visit the Exposure Biology Research Group website (www.bu.edu/sph/research/ebrg/).

Other Positions

  • Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Advancement, Boston University School of Public Health

Education

  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MS
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, BS

Classes Taught

  • SPHEH980

Publications

  • Published on 9/19/2017

    Alosco ML, Kasimis AB, Stamm JM, Chua AS, Baugh CM, Daneshvar DH, Robbins CA, Mariani M, Hayden J, Conneely S, Au R, Torres A, McClean MD, McKee AC, Cantu RC, Mez J, Nowinski CJ, Martin BM, Chaisson CE, Tripodis Y, Stern RA. Age of first exposure to American football and long-term neuropsychiatric and cognitive outcomes. Transl Psychiatry. 2017 Sep 19; 7(9):e1236. PMID: 28926003.

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  • Published on 7/25/2017

    Mez J, Daneshvar DH, Kiernan PT, Abdolmohammadi B, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Alosco ML, Solomon TM, Nowinski CJ, McHale L, Cormier KA, Kubilus CA, Martin BM, Murphy L, Baugh CM, Montenigro PH, Chaisson CE, Tripodis Y, Kowall NW, Weuve J, McClean MD, Cantu RC, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Stern RA, Stein TD, McKee AC. Clinicopathological Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Players of American Football. JAMA. 2017 Jul 25; 318(4):360-370. PMID: 28742910.

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  • Published on 7/4/2017

    Heaton KJ, Maule AL, Smith KW, Rodrigues EG, McClean MD, Proctor SP. JP8 exposure and neurocognitive performance among US Air Force personnel. Neurotoxicology. 2017 Sep; 62:170-180. PMID: 28687449.

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  • Published on 2/17/2017

    Riefkohl A, Ramírez-Rubio O, Laws RL, McClean MD, Weiner DE, Kaufman JS, Galloway RL, Shadomy SV, Guerra M, Amador JJ, Sánchez JM, López-Pilarte D, Parikh CR, Leibler JH, Brooks DR. Leptospira seropositivity as a risk factor for Mesoamerican Nephropathy. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2017 Feb 17; 1-10. PMID: 28209095.

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  • Published on 2/3/2017

    Preston EV, McClean MD, Claus Henn B, Stapleton HM, Braverman LE, Pearce EN, Makey CM, Webster TF. Associations between urinary diphenyl phosphate and thyroid function. Environ Int. 2017 Apr; 101:158-164. PMID: 28162782.

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  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Tripodis Y, Alosco ML, Zirogiannis N, Gavett BE, Chaisson C, Martin B, McClean MD, Mez J, Kowall N, Stern RA. The Effect of Traumatic Brain Injury History with Loss of Consciousness on Rate of Cognitive Decline Among Older Adults with Normal Cognition and Alzheimer's Disease Dementia. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017; 59(1):251-263. PMID: 28655133.

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  • Published on 12/29/2016

    Rosofsky A, Janulewicz P, Thayer KA, McClean M, Wise LA, Calafat AM, Mikkelsen EM, Taylor KW, Hatch EE. Exposure to multiple chemicals in a cohort of reproductive-aged Danish women. Environ Res. 2017 Apr; 154:73-85. PMID: 28039828.

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  • Published on 12/8/2016

    Nelson HH, Pawlita M, Michaud DS, McClean M, Langevin SM, Eliot MN, Kelsey KT. Immune Response to HPV16 E6 and E7 Proteins and Patient Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Dec 08. PMID: 27930753.

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  • Published on 10/15/2016

    Wyss AB, Hashibe M, Lee YA, Chuang SC, Muscat J, Chen C, Schwartz SM, Smith E, Zhang ZF, Morgenstern H, Wei Q, Li G, Kelsey KT, McClean M, Winn DM, Schantz S, Yu GP, Gillison ML, Zevallos JP, Boffetta P, Olshan AF. Smokeless Tobacco Use and the Risk of Head and Neck Cancer: Pooled Analysis of US Studies in the INHANCE Consortium. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Oct 15. PMID: 27744388.

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  • Published on 9/12/2016

    Dagnino S, Strynar MJ, McMahen RL, Lau CS, Ball C, Garantziotis S, Webster TF, McClean MD, Lindstrom AB. Identification of Biomarkers of Exposure to FTOHs and PAPs in Humans Using a Targeted and Nontargeted Analysis Approach. Environ Sci Technol. 2016 Sep 20; 50(18):10216-25. PMID: 27477586.

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