Amelia Wesselink

Amelia K Wesselink, PhD, MPH

Research Assistant Professor, Epidemiology - Boston University School of Public Health


Dr. Amelia Wesselink is a Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH). Her research focuses on how environmental exposures influence reproductive and gynecologic health, with a specific focus on factors related to neighborhoods and climate change. She is a co-investigator of Pregnancy Study Online (PRESTO), a preconception cohort study designed to examine risk factors for sub-fertility and miscarriage. Her research in PRESTO primarily focuses on air pollution, heat, and endocrine disrupting chemical exposures in relation to reproductive health. She is PI of a BUSPH-funded pilot study involving monitoring of personal heat exposures in PRESTO. She is also a co-investigator of the Study of Environment, Lifestyle and Fibroids (SELF), where she is investigating the effect of exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals on risk of uterine fibroids.

Other Positions

  • Postdoctoral Associate (previously held) - Boston University School of Public Health


  • Published on 2/1/2024

    Bond JC, Coleman CM, Yland JJ, Wesselink AK, Wang T, Willis M, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Savitz D, Eisenberg ML, Wise LA. Preconception sleep duration, non-daytime work schedules, and incidence of spontaneous abortion: a prospective cohort study. Hum Reprod. 2024 Feb 01; 39(2):413-424. PMID: 38059518.

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  • Published on 12/27/2023

    Wesselink AK, Kirwa K, Hystad P, Kaufman JD, Szpiro AA, Willis MD, Savitz DA, Levy JI, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Laursen ASD, Hatch EE, Wise LA. Ambient air pollution and rate of spontaneous abortion. Environ Res. 2023 Dec 27; 246:118067. PMID: 38157969.

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  • Published on 12/4/2023

    Yland JJ, Wesselink AK, Regan AK, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Savitz DA, Wang TR, Huybrechts KF, Hernández-Díaz S, Eisenberg ML, Wise LA. A prospective cohort study of preconception COVID-19 vaccination and miscarriage. Hum Reprod. 2023 Dec 04; 38(12):2362-2372. PMID: 37864485.

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  • Published on 11/28/2023

    Sabbath EL, Willis MD, Wesselink AK, Wang TR, McKinnon CJ, Hatch EE, Wise LA. Association between job control and time to pregnancy in a preconception cohort. Fertil Steril. 2023 Nov 28. PMID: 38036244.

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  • Published on 10/26/2023

    Wise LA, Wang TR, Mikkelsen EM, Wesselink AK, Calafat AM, Wegienka G, Geller RJ, Coleman CM, Willis MD, Marsh EE, Schildroth S, Botelho JC, Messerlian-Lambert G, Hatch EE. Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Anti-Müllerian Hormone Concentrations in Two Preconception Cohort Studies. Environ Health Perspect. 2023 Oct; 131(10):107703. PMID: 37882725.

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  • Published on 10/4/2023

    Wesselink AK, Hystad P, Kirwa K, Kaufman JD, Willis MD, Wang TR, Szpiro AA, Levy JI, Savitz DA, Rothman KJ, Hatch EE, Wise LA. Air pollution and fecundability in a North American preconception cohort study. Environ Int. 2023 Nov; 181:108249. PMID: 37862861.

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  • Published on 9/11/2023

    Yland JJ, Wesselink AK, Hernandez-Diaz S, Huybrechts K, Hatch EE, Wang TR, Savitz D, Kuohung W, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. Preconception contraceptive use and miscarriage: prospective cohort study. BMJ Med. 2023; 2(1):e000569. PMID: 37705685.

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  • Published on 9/1/2023

    Regan AK, Wesselink AK, Wang TR, Savitz DA, Yland JJ, Rothman KJ, Hatch EE, Wise LA. Risk of Miscarriage in Relation to Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Before or During Pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Sep 01; 142(3):625-635. PMID: 37535959.

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  • Published on 8/31/2023

    Regan AK, Fell DB, Wise LA, Vazquez-Benitez G, Håberg SE, Ogar C, Yland JJ, Wesselink AK, Zerbo O. Challenges & opportunities for the epidemiological evaluation of the effects of COVID-19 vaccination on reproduction and pregnancy. Vaccine. 2023 Sep 22; 41(41):5931-5935. PMID: 37659894.

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  • Published on 8/25/2023

    Deen L, Clark A, Hougaard KS, Petersen KU, Frederiksen M, Wise LA, Wesselink AK, Meyer HW, Bonde JP, Tøttenborg SS. Exposure to airborne polychlorinated biphenyls and type 2 diabetes in a Danish cohort. Environ Res. 2023 Nov 15; 237(Pt 2):117000. PMID: 37634693.

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