Michael D. McClean, ScD

Professor, Environmental Health
Michael McClean
(617) 358-1910mmcclean@bu.edu
Talbot – T303C
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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.

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 7/30/2018

    De Vito R, Lee YCA, Parpinel M, Serraino D, Olshan AF, Zevallos JP, Levi F, Zhang ZF, Morgenstern H, Garavello W, Kelsey K, McClean M, Schantz S, Yu GP, Boffetta P, Chuang SC, Hashibe M, La Vecchia C, Parmigiani G, Edefonti V. Shared and study-specific dietary patterns and head and neck cancer risk in an international consortium. Epidemiology. 2018 Jul 30. PMID: 30063539.

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  • Published on 7/2/2018

    Kupferman J, Ramírez-Rubio O, Amador JJ, López-Pilarte D, Wilker EH, Laws RL, Sennett C, Robles NV, Lau JL, Salinas AJ, Kaufman JS, Weiner DE, Scammell MK, McClean MD, Brooks DR, Friedman DJ. Acute Kidney Injury in Sugarcane Workers at Risk for Mesoamerican Nephropathy. Am J Kidney Dis. 2018 Jul 02. PMID: 30042041.

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  • Published on 7/1/2018

    Heaton KJ, Maule AL, Smith KW, Rodrigues EG, McClean MD, Proctor SP. Corrigendum to 'JP8 exposure and neurocognitive performance among US Air Force personnel' [Neurotoxicology 62 (2017) 170-180]. Neurotoxicology. 2018 Jul; 67:313-315. PMID: 30029760.

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  • Published on 5/14/2018

    Voltzke KJ, Lee YA, Zhang ZF, Zevallos JP, Yu GP, Winn DM, Vaughan TL, Sturgis EM, Smith E, Schwartz SM, Schantz S, Muscat J, Morgenstern H, McClean M, Li G, Lazarus P, Kelsey K, Gillison M, Chen C, Boffetta P, Hashibe M, Olshan AF. Racial differences in the relationship between tobacco, alcohol, and the risk of head and neck cancer: pooled analysis of US studies in the INHANCE Consortium. Cancer Causes Control. 2018 May 14. PMID: 29761303.

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  • Published on 5/8/2018

    Heaton KJ, Maule AL, Smith KW, Rodrigues EG, McClean MD, Proctor SP. Corrigendum to "JP8 exposure and neurocognitive performance among US Air Force personnel" [Neurotoxicology 62 (2017) 170-180]. Neurotoxicology. 2018 May 08. PMID: 29751962.

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  • Published on 5/1/2018

    Alosco ML, Mez J, Tripodis Y, Kiernan PT, Abdolmohammadi B, Murphy L, Kowall NW, Stein TD, Huber BR, Goldstein LE, Cantu RC, Katz DI, Chaisson CE, Martin B, Solomon TM, McClean MD, Daneshvar DH, Nowinski CJ, Stern RA, McKee AC. Age of first exposure to tackle football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Ann Neurol. 2018 May; 83(5):886-901. PMID: 29710395.

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  • Published on 2/27/2018

    Preston EV, Webster TF, Oken E, Claus Henn B, McClean MD, Rifas-Shiman SL, Pearce EN, Braverman LE, Calafat AM, Ye X, Sagiv SK. Maternal Plasma per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance Concentrations in Early Pregnancy and Maternal and Neonatal Thyroid Function in a Prospective Birth Cohort: Project Viva (USA). Environ Health Perspect. 2018 02 27; 126(2):027013. PMID: 29488882.

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  • Published on 2/13/2018

    Maule AL, Janulewicz PA, Sullivan KA, Krengel MH, Yee MK, McClean M, White RF. Meta-analysis of self-reported health symptoms in 1990-1991 Gulf War and Gulf War-era veterans. BMJ Open. 2018 02 13; 8(2):e016086. PMID: 29440208.

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  • Published on 11/6/2017

    Alosco ML, Koerte IK, Tripodis Y, Mariani M, Chua AS, Jarnagin J, Rahimpour Y, Puzo C, Healy RC, Martin B, Chaisson CE, Cantu RC, Au R, McClean M, McKee AC, Lin AP, Shenton ME, Killiany RJ, Stern RA. White matter signal abnormalities in former National Football League players. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2018; 10:56-65. PMID: 29201991.

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  • 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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