Sharon K Sagiv, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Health
Sharon Sagiv
Talbot – T435W
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Sharon 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 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(1):8.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Published on 2/22/2012

    Sagiv SK, Thurston SW, Bellinger DC, Altshul LM, Korrick SA. Neuropsychological measures of attention and impulse control among 8-year-old children exposed prenatally to organochlorines. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Jun; 120(6):904-9.

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  • Published on 1/31/2012

    Sagiv SK, Epstein JN, Bellinger DC, Korrick SA. Pre- and postnatal risk factors for ADHD in a nonclinical pediatric population. J Atten Disord. 2013 Jan; 17(1):47-57.

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  • Published on 4/20/2010

    Laden F, Bertrand KA, Altshul L, Aster JC, Korrick SA, Sagiv SK. Plasma organochlorine levels and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the Nurses' Health Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 May; 19(5):1381-4.

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  • Published on 1/27/2010

    Sagiv SK, Thurston SW, Bellinger DC, Tolbert PE, Altshul LM, Korrick SA. Prenatal organochlorine exposure and behaviors associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in school-aged children. Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Mar 1; 171(5):593-601.

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  • Published on September 22, 2014