Michael D McClean, ScD

Associate Professor, Environmental Health
Michael McClean
(617) 638-7755mmcclean@bu.edu
Talbot – T442W
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Dr. Michael McClean is an Associate Professor and the Director of Doctoral Training in the Department 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. Currently, Dr. McClean is investigating 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. He is also involved in an effort to investigate an epidemic of chronic kidney disease among Central American workers. 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/.


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

Classes Taught

  • SPHEH804
  • SPHEH962
  • SPHEH980


  • Published on 6/26/2014

    Galeone C, Edefonti V, Parpinel M, Leoncini E, Matsuo K, Talamini R, Olshan AF, Zevallos JP, Winn DM, Jayaprakash V, Moysich K, Zhang ZF, Morgenstern H, Levi F, Bosetti C, Kelsey K, McClean M, Schantz S, Yu GP, Boffetta P, Amy Lee YC, Hashibe M, La Vecchia C, Boccia S. Folate intake and the risk of oral cavity and pharyngeal cancer: A pooled analysis within the INHANCE Consortium. Int J Cancer. 2014 Jun 26.

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  • Published on 5/1/2014

    Rodrigues EG, Smith K, Maule AL, Sjodin A, Li Z, Romanoff L, Kelsey K, Proctor S, McClean MD. Urinary Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (OH-PAH) Metabolite Concentrations and the Effect of GST Polymorphisms Among US Air Force Personnel Exposed to Jet Fuel. J Occup Environ Med. 2014 May; 56(5):465-71.

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  • Published on 2/26/2014

    Michaud DS, Langevin SM, Eliot M, Nelson HH, Pawlita M, McClean MD, Kelsey KT. High-risk HPV types and head and neck cancer. Int J Cancer. 2014 Feb 26.

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  • Published on 12/18/2013

    Marks MA, Chaturvedi AK, Kelsey K, Straif K, Berthiller J, Schwartz SM, Smith E, Wyss A, Brennan P, Olshan AF, Wei Q, Sturgis EM, Zhang ZF, Morgenstern H, Muscat J, Lazarus P, McClean M, Chen C, Vaughan TL, Wunsch-Filho V, Curado MP, Koifman S, Matos E, Menezes A, Daudt AW, Fernandez L, Posner M, Boffetta P, Lee YC, Hashibe M, D''Souza G. Association of Marijuana Smoking with Oropharyngeal and Oral Tongue Cancers: Pooled Analysis from the INHANCE Consortium. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Jan; 23(1):160-71.

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  • Published on 12/1/2013

    Osborn LV, Snawder JE, Kriech AJ, Cavallari JM, McClean MD, Herrick RF, Blackburn GR, Olsen LD. Personal Breathing Zone Exposures among Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Workers; Preliminary Analysis for Trends and Analysis of Work Practices That Resulted in the Highest Exposure Concentrations. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2013 Dec; 10(12):663-73.

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  • Published on 11/24/2013

    Leoncini E, Ricciardi W, Cadoni G, Arzani D, Petrelli L, Paludetti G, Brennan P, Luce D, Stucker I, Matsuo K, Talamini R, La Vecchia C, Olshan AF, Winn DM, Herrero R, Franceschi S, Castellsague X, Muscat J, Morgenstern H, Zhang ZF, Levi F, Dal Maso L, Kelsey K, McClean M, Vaughan TL, Lazarus P, Purdue MP, Hayes RB, Chen C, Schwartz SM, Shangina O, Koifman S, Ahrens W, Matos E, Lagiou P, Lissowska J, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Fernandez L, Menezes A, Agudo A, Daudt AW, Richiardi L, Kjaerheim K, Mates D, Betka J, Yu GP, Schantz S, Simonato L, Brenner H, Conway DI, Macfarlane TV, Thomson P, Fabianova E, Znaor A, Rudnai P, Healy C, Boffetta P, Chuang SC, Lee YC, Hashibe M, Boccia S. Adult height and head and neck cancer: a pooled analysis within the INHANCE Consortium. Eur J Epidemiol. 2014 Jan; 29(1):35-48.

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  • Published on 11/18/2013

    Carignan CC, Heiger-Bernays W, McClean MD, Roberts SC, Stapleton HM, Sjödin A, Webster TF. Flame Retardant Exposure among Collegiate United States Gymnasts. Environ Sci Technol. 2013 Dec 3; 47(23):13848-56.

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  • Published on 11/4/2013

    Langevin SM, McClean MD, Michaud DS, Eliot M, Nelson HH, Kelsey KT. Occupational dust exposure and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma risk in a population-based case-control study conducted in the greater Boston area. Cancer Med. 2013 Dec; 2(6):978-86.

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  • Published on 9/27/2013

    Langevin SM, O''Sullivan MH, Valerio JL, Pawlita M, Applebaum KM, Eliot M, McClean MD, Kelsey KT. Occupational asbestos exposure is associated with pharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in men from the greater Boston area. Occup Environ Med. 2013 Dec; 70(12):858-63.

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  • Published on 9/14/2013

    Fraser AJ, Webster TF, Watkins DJ, Strynar MJ, Kato K, Calafat AM, Vieira VM, McClean MD. Polyfluorinated compounds in dust from homes, offices, and vehicles as predictors of concentrations in office workers'' serum. Environ Int. 2013 Oct; 60:128-36.

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