BiographySharon Sagiv is trained as an epidemiologist with research interests focused primarily on prenatal and early life exposure to environmental contaminants and neurodevelopment. She has investigated the effect of prenatal exposure to persistent organic pollutants, including PCBs and DDT, on birth outcomes and on neurodevelopment in young children. Current research activities include studying the effect of exposure to heavy metals, including methylmercury and manganese, on behavioral outcomes in infants and school-aged children. Dr. Sagiv is also interested in the effects of environmental exposures on aging and neurocognitive decline.
- UNC-Chapel Hill School of Public Health, PhD
- Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
- Franklin and Marshall College, BA
- Published on 9/11/2015
Sagiv SK, Rifas-Shiman SL, Webster TF, Mora AM, Harris MH, Calafat AM, Ye X, Gillman MW, Oken E. Sociodemographic and Perinatal Predictors of Early Pregnancy Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Concentrations. Environ Sci Technol. 2015 Oct 6; 49(19):11849-58. PMID: 26333069.
- Published on 8/10/2015
Sagiv SK, Kogut K, Gaspar FW, Gunier RB, Harley KG, Parra K, Villaseñor D, Bradman A, Holland N, Eskenazi B. Prenatal and childhood polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) exposure and attention and executive function at 9-12years of age. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 52(Pt B):151-61. PMID: 26271888.
- Published on 4/3/2015
Harris MH, Gold DR, Rifas-Shiman SL, Melly SJ, Zanobetti A, Coull BA, Schwartz JD, Gryparis A, Kloog I, Koutrakis P, Bellinger DC, White RF, Sagiv SK, Oken E. Prenatal and Childhood Traffic-Related Pollution Exposure and Childhood Cognition in the Project Viva Cohort (Massachusetts, USA). Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Oct; 123(10):1072-8. PMID: 25839914.
- Published on 3/13/2015
Verner MA, Hart JE, Sagiv SK, Bellinger DC, Altshul LM, Korrick SA. Measured Prenatal and Estimated Postnatal Levels of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and ADHD-Related Behaviors in 8-Year-Old Children. Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Sep; 123(9):888-94. PMID: 25769180.
- Published on 1/21/2015
Sagiv SK, Kalkbrenner AE, Bellinger DC. Of decrements and disorders: assessing impairments in neurodevelopment in prospective studies of environmental toxicant exposures. Environ Health. 2015; 14:8. PMID: 25609433.
- Published on 8/1/2014
Lehmann GM, Verner MA, Luukinen B, Henning C, Assimon SA, LaKind JS, McLanahan ED, Phillips LJ, Davis MH, Powers CM, Hines EP, Haddad S, Longnecker MP, Poulsen MT, Farrer DG, Marchitti SA, Tan YM, Swartout JC, Sagiv SK, Welsh C, Campbell JL, Foster WG, Yang RS, Fenton SE, Tornero-Velez R, Francis BM, Barnett JB, El-Masri HA, Simmons JE. Improving the risk assessment of lipophilic persistent environmental chemicals in breast milk. Crit Rev Toxicol. 2014 Aug; 44(7):600-17. PMID: 25068490.
- Published on 3/16/2014
Oken E, Baccarelli AA, Gold DR, Kleinman KP, Litonjua AA, De Meo D, Rich-Edwards JW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Sagiv S, Taveras EM, Weiss ST, Belfort MB, Burris HH, Camargo CA, Huh SY, Mantzoros C, Parker MG, Gillman MW. Cohort profile: project viva. Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Feb; 44(1):37-48. PMID: 24639442.
- Published on 11/5/2013
Bouchard MF, Oulhote Y, Sagiv SK, Saint-Amour D, Weuve J. Polychlorinated biphenyl exposures and cognition in older U.S. adults: NHANES (1999-2002). Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Jan; 122(1):73-8. PMID: 24275543.
- Published on 12/1/2012
Sagiv SK, Thurston SW, Bellinger DC, Amarasiriwardena C, Korrick SA. Prenatal exposure to mercury and fish consumption during pregnancy and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder-related behavior in children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 Dec; 166(12):1123-31. PMID: 23044994.
- Published on 9/10/2012
Ertel KA, Kleinman K, van Rossem L, Sagiv S, Tiemeier H, Hofman A, Jaddoe VW, Raat H. Maternal perinatal depression is not independently associated with child body mass index in the Generation R Study: methods and missing data matter. J Clin Epidemiol. 2012 Dec; 65(12):1300-9. PMID: 22974499.
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- Published on September 22, 2014