Ann Aschengrau
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Ann Aschengrau, ScD

Professor, Epidemiology - Boston University School of Public Health

Biography

Dr. Aschengrau has conducted epidemiologic research on environmental pollution and the risk of disease for over 30 years. In particular, she has led investigations on the relationship between drinking water contaminants and abnormal pregnancy and birth outcomes, neurological and behavioral disorders, and cancer, and on the impact of lead hazard reduction measures among inner-city children. She is currently the principal investigator of a cohort study examining the impact of environmental and social stressors on substance use. In 2003, Dr. Aschengrau published the the first edition of the textbook, Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health, with the late George R. Seage III, formerly Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. Now in its 4th edition, the best-selling book has been used in more than 100 schools across the United States. Dr. Aschengrau has served as a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Gulf War and Health, as a consultant to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry, and as a jury member for the annual John Heinz Memorial Award honoring an individual whose work has made a significant impact on the environment. She is currently an associate editor of the journal Environmental Health, Associate Chair for Education as well as director of the MPH certificate in Chronic and Non-Communicable Diseases and co-director of the MPH certificate in Maternal and Child Health Certificate.

Education

  • 1987 - Harvard University, ScD Field of Study: Epidemiology
  • 1975 - Northeastern University, BA Field of Study: Biology
  • 1977 - Harvard University, SM/ScM Field of Study: Epidemiology

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP714
  • SPHEP759
  • SPHEP912
  • SPHEP980
  • SPHPH780

Publications

  • Published on 5/1/2021

    Aschengrau A. In Memoriam: George R. Seage III, 1957-2021. Epidemiology. 2021 May 01; 32(3):313-314. PMID: 33675586.

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  • Published on 3/9/2021

    Aschengrau A, Grippo A, Winter MR. Influence of Family and Community Socioeconomic Status on the Risk of Adolescent Drug Use. Subst Use Misuse. 2021; 56(5):577-587. PMID: 33719860.

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  • Published on 11/9/2020

    Mahalingaiah S, Cosenza C, Cheng JJ, Rodriguez E, Aschengrau A. Cognitive testing of a survey instrument for self-assessed menstrual cycle characteristics and androgen excess. Fertil Res Pract. 2020 Nov 09; 6(1):19. PMID: 33292647.

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  • Published on 10/28/2020

    Friedman A, Shea M, Winter MR, Saitz R, Aschengrau A. Prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and non-medical use of prescription drugs: A retrospective cohort study in Cape Cod, MA. Environ Res. 2020 Oct 28; 110384. PMID: 33129864.

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  • Published on 9/17/2020

    Aschengrau A, Grippo A, Winter MR, Shea MG, White RF, Saitz R. Drug use disorder following early life exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water: a retrospective cohort study. Environ Health. 2020 09 17; 19(1):99. PMID: 32943075.

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  • Published on 5/1/2020

    Lee SY, Cabral HJ, Aschengrau A, Pearce EN. Associations Between Maternal Thyroid Function in Pregnancy and Obstetric and Perinatal Outcomes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 05 01; 105(5). PMID: 31838502.

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  • Published on 4/9/2020

    Aschengrau A, Weinberg JM, Janulewicz PA, Romano ME, Gallagher LG, Winter MR, Martin BR, Vieira VM, Webster TF, White RF, Ozonoff DM. Correction to: Occurrence of mental illness following prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water: a retrospective cohort study. Environ Health. 2020 Apr 09; 19(1):40. PMID: 32272944.

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  • Published on 2/13/2020

    Aschengrau A, Winter MR, Gallagher LG, Vieira VM, Butler LJ, Fabian MP, Carwile JL,Wesselink AK, Mahalingaiah S, Janulewicz PA, Weinberg JM, Webster TF, Ozonoff DM. Reproductive Health Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Tetrachloroethylene-contaminated Drinking Water. Environ Sci Processes Impacts. 2020; (22):555-566.

  • Published on 2/13/2020

    Aschengrau A, Winter MR, Gallagher LG, Vieira VM, Butler LJ, Fabian MP, Carwile JL, Wesselink AK, Mahalingaiah S, Janulewicz PA, Weinberg JM, Webster TF, Ozonoff DM. Reproductive and developmental health effects of prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water. Environ Sci Process Impacts. 2020 Mar 01; 22(3):555-566. PMID: 32051987.

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  • Published on 10/6/2019

    Butler L, Gallagher L, Winter M, Fabian MP, Wesselink A, Aschengrau A. Residential proximity to roadways and placental-associated stillbirth: a case-control study. Int J Environ Health Res. 2019 Oct 06; 1-10. PMID: 31587563.

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