Birgit Claus Henn
Profiles

Birgit G. Claus Henn, ScD

Associate Professor, Environmental Health - Boston University School of Public Health

Biography

Birgit Claus Henn’s research focuses on exposure to environmental toxicants and their impact on child development. She has examined associations between metals, pesticides, and other chemical exposures and neurodevelopment in multiple pediatric cohorts worldwide, spanning critical periods of development from prenatal exposure through late childhood. Dr. Claus Henn is the PI of an NIEHS Career Development Award to utilize novel statistical approaches for analyzing chemical mixtures data in order to understand neurodevelopmental effects of multiple metals. Other research interests include exposure to chemicals in consumer products, effects of toxicants on birth outcomes, and the development and use of novel biomarkers. Dr. Claus Henn also serves as the director of the PhD program in Environmental Health.

Education

  • 2010 - Harvard School of Public Health, SD Field of Study: Epidemiology
  • 2003 - University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, MPH Field of Study: Environmental Health
  • 1998 - University of California, Berkeley, BA Field of Study: Environmental Science

Websites

Classes Taught

  • SPHEH730

Publications

  • Published on 12/21/2020

    Fruh V, Claus Henn B, Weuve J, Wesselink AK, Orta OR, Heeren T, Hauser R, Calafat AM, Williams PL, Baird DD, Wise LA. Incidence of uterine leiomyoma in relation to urinary concentrations of phthalate and phthalate alternative biomarkers: A prospective ultrasound study. Environ Int. 2020 Dec 21; 147:106218. PMID: 33360166.

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  • Published on 12/10/2020

    Levin-Schwartz Y, Claus Henn B, Gennings C, Coull BA, Placidi D, Horton MK, Smith DR, Lucchini RG, Wright RO. Integrated measures of lead and manganese exposure improve estimation of their joint effects on cognition in Italian school-age children. Environ Int. 2021 Jan; 146:106312. PMID: 33395951.

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  • Published on 11/3/2020

    Howe CG, Claus Henn B, Eckel SP, Farzan SF, Grubbs BH, Chavez TA, Hodes TL, Faham D, Al-Marayati L, Lerner D, Quimby A, Twogood S, Richards MJ, Meeker JD, Bastain TM, Breton CV. Prenatal Metal Mixtures and Birth Weight for Gestational Age in a Predominately Lower-Income Hispanic Pregnancy Cohort in Los Angeles. Environ Health Perspect. 2020 Nov; 128(11):117001. PMID: 33141601.

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  • Published on 10/28/2020

    Howe CG, Claus Henn B, Farzan SF, Habre R, Eckel SP, Grubbs BH, Chavez TA, Faham D, Al-Marayati L, Lerner D, Quimby A, Twogood S, Richards MJ, Meeker JD, Bastain TM, Breton CV. Prenatal metal mixtures and fetal size in mid-pregnancy in the MADRES study. Environ Res. 2020 Oct 28; 110388. PMID: 33129852.

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  • Published on 9/26/2020

    Wesselink AK, Fruh V, Hauser R, Weuve J, Taylor KW, Orta OR, Claus Henn B, Bethea TN, McClean MD, Williams PL, Calafat AM, Baird DD, Wise LA. Correlates of urinary concentrations of phthalate and phthalate alternative metabolites among reproductive-aged Black women from Detroit, Michigan. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2020 Sep 26. PMID: 32980856.

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  • Published on 9/8/2020

    Bauer JA, Devick KL, Bobb JF, Coull BA, Bellinger D, Benedetti C, Cagna G, Fedrighi C, Guazzetti S, Oppini M, Placidi D, Webster TF, White RF, Yang Q, Zoni S, Wright RO, Smith DR, Lucchini RG, Claus Henn B. Associations of a Metal Mixture Measured in Multiple Biomarkers with IQ: Evidence from Italian Adolescents Living near Ferroalloy Industry. Environ Health Perspect. 2020 09; 128(9):97002. PMID: 32897104.

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  • Published on 4/17/2020

    Preston EV, Webster TF, Claus Henn B, McClean MD, Gennings C, Oken E, Rifas-Shiman SL, Pearce EN, Calafat AM, Fleisch AF, Sagiv SK. Prenatal exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and maternal and neonatal thyroid function in the Project Viva Cohort: A mixtures approach. Environ Int. 2020 06; 139:105728. PMID: 32311629.

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  • Published on 3/7/2020

    Orta OR, Wesselink AK, Bethea TN, Claus Henn B, Sjödin A, Wegienka G, Baird DD, Wise LA. Correlates of organochlorine pesticide plasma concentrations among reproductive-aged black women. Environ Res. 2020 05; 184:109352. PMID: 32182481.

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  • Published on 1/20/2020

    Levin-Schwartz Y, Gennings C, Henn BC, Coull BA, Placidi D, Lucchini R, Smith DR, Wright RO. Multi-media biomarkers: Integrating information to improve lead exposure assessment. Environ Res. 2020 04; 183:109148. PMID: 32004829.

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  • Published on 1/18/2020

    Orta OR, Wesselink AK, Bethea TN, Claus Henn B, McClean MD, Sjödin A, Baird DD, Wise LA. Correlates of plasma concentrations of brominated flame retardants in a cohort of U.S. Black women residing in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. Sci Total Environ. 2020 Apr 20; 714:136777. PMID: 32018967.

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