Birgit G. Claus Henn, ScD

Assistant Professor, Environmental Health
Birgit Claus Henn
(617) 358-2459bclaus@bu.edu

Biography

Birgit Claus Henn’s research focuses primarily on exposure to toxic metals and their impact on child development. She has examined associations between metals exposure and neurodevelopment in multiple pediatric cohorts worldwide, spanning critical periods of development from prenatal exposure through late childhood. Dr. Claus Henn is currently 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 pesticides and consumer products, effects of toxicants on birth outcomes, and the development and use of novel biomarkers.

Education

  • Harvard School of Public Health, SD
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, MPH
  • University of California, Berkeley, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHEH875

Publications

  • Published on 7/1/2018

    Liu SH, Bobb JF, Lee KH, Gennings C, Claus Henn B, Bellinger D, Austin C, Schnaas L, Tellez-Rojo MM, Hu H, Wright RO, Arora M, Coull BA. Lagged kernel machine regression for identifying time windows of susceptibility to exposures of complex mixtures. Biostatistics. 2018 Jul 01; 19(3):325-341. PMID: 28968676.

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  • Published on 2/27/2018

    Preston EV, Webster TF, Oken E, Claus Henn B, McClean MD, Rifas-Shiman SL, Pearce EN, Braverman LE, Calafat AM, Ye X, Sagiv SK. Maternal Plasma per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance Concentrations in Early Pregnancy and Maternal and Neonatal Thyroid Function in a Prospective Birth Cohort: Project Viva (USA). Environ Health Perspect. 2018 02 27; 126(2):027013. PMID: 29488882.

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  • Published on 2/1/2018

    Claus Henn B, Austin C, Coull BA, Schnaas L, Gennings C, Horton MK, Hernández-Ávila M, Hu H, Téllez-Rojo MM, Wright RO, Arora M. Uncovering neurodevelopmental windows of susceptibility to manganese exposure using dentine microspatial analyses. Environ Res. 2018 Feb; 161:588-598. PMID: 29247915.

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  • Published on 12/29/2017

    Claus Henn B, Ogneva-Himmelberger Y, Denehy A, Randall M, Cordon N, Basu B, Caccavale B, Covino S, Hanumantha R, Longo K, Maiorano A, Pillsbury S, Rigutto G, Shields K, Sarkis M, Downs TJ. Integrated Assessment of Shallow-Aquifer Vulnerability to Multiple Contaminants and Drinking-Water Exposure Pathways in Holliston, Massachusetts. Water. 2017; 10(1):23.

  • Published on 9/21/2017

    Bauer JA, Claus Henn B, Austin C, Zoni S, Fedrighi C, Cagna G, Placidi D, White RF, Yang Q, Coull BA, Smith D, Lucchini RG, Wright RO, Arora M. Manganese in teeth and neurobehavior: Sex-specific windows of susceptibility. Environ Int. 2017 Nov; 108:299-308. PMID: 28941415.

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  • Published on 9/18/2017

    Chiu YM, Claus Henn B, Hsu HL, Pendo MP, Coull BA, Austin C, Cagna G, Fedrighi C, Placidi D, Smith DR, Wright RO, Lucchini RG, Arora M. Sex differences in sensitivity to prenatal and early childhood manganese exposure on neuromotor function in adolescents. Environ Res. 2017 Nov; 159:458-465. PMID: 28858760.

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  • Published on 7/28/2017

    Wang Z, Claus Henn B, Wang C, Wei Y, Su L, Sun R, Chen H, Wagner PJ, Lu Q, Lin X, Wright R, Bellinger D, Kile M, Mazumdar M, Tellez-Rojo MM, Schnaas L, Christiani DC. Genome-wide gene by lead exposure interaction analysis identifies UNC5D as a candidate gene for neurodevelopment. Environ Health. 2017 Jul 28; 16(1):81. PMID: 28754176.

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  • Published on 7/17/2017

    Muñoz-Rocha TV, Tamayo Y Ortiz M, Romero M, Pantic I, Schnaas L, Bellinger D, Claus-Henn B, Wright R, Wright RO, Téllez-Rojo MM. Prenatal co-exposure to manganese and depression and 24-months neurodevelopment. Neurotoxicology. 2018 Jan; 64:134-141. PMID: 28728787.

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  • Published on 6/28/2017

    Claus Henn B, Bellinger DC, Hopkins MR, Coull BA, Ettinger AS, Jim R, Hatley E, Christiani DC, Wright RO. Maternal and Cord Blood Manganese Concentrations and Early Childhood Neurodevelopment among Residents near a Mining-Impacted Superfund Site. Environ Health Perspect. 2017 06 28; 125(6):067020. PMID: 28665786.

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  • Published on 6/26/2017

    Valeri L, Mazumdar MM, Bobb JF, Claus Henn B, Rodrigues E, Sharif OIA, Kile ML, Quamruzzaman Q, Afroz S, Golam M, Amarasiriwardena C, Bellinger DC, Christiani DC, Coull BA, Wright RO. The Joint Effect of Prenatal Exposure to Metal Mixtures on Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 20-40 Months of Age: Evidence from Rural Bangladesh. Environ Health Perspect. 2017 06 26; 125(6):067015. PMID: 28669934.

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