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.


  • University of North Carolina School of Public Health, PhD
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Franklin & Marshall College, BA


  • Published on 6/28/2016

    Mora AM, Oken E, Rifas-Shiman SL, Webster TF, Gillman MW, Calafat AM, Ye X, Sagiv SK. Prenatal Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Adiposity in Early and Mid-Childhood. Environ Health Perspect. 2016 Jun 28. PMID: 27352404.

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  • Published on 6/25/2016

    Harris MH, Gold DR, Rifas-Shiman SL, Melly SJ, Zanobetti A, Coull BA, Schwartz JD, Gryparis A, Kloog I, Koutrakis P, Bellinger DC, Belfort MB, Webster TF, White RF, Sagiv SK, Oken E. Prenatal and childhood traffic-related air pollution exposure and childhood executive function and behavior. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2016 Sep - Oct; 57:60-70. PMID: 27350569.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 9-12 years of age. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 52(Pt B):151-61. PMID: 26271888.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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. PMID: 25068490.

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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. PMID: 24639442.

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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. PMID: 24275543.

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  • Published on September 22, 2014