Michael McClean
Profiles

Michael D. McClean, ScD

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Advancement - Boston University School of Public Health

Biography

Dr. Michael McClean is the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Advancement and a Professor of Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. His research interests focus on the use of biological markers to assess environmental and occupational exposures with respect to exposure-related disease. Trained as an industrial hygienist, he is interested in improving upon traditional exposure assessment methods by developing innovative approaches for assessing exposure via multiple pathways and for analyzing biological data. Previously, Dr. McClean has investigated exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in indoor environments, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons exposure among asphalt workers, jet fuel exposure among US military personnel, and gene-environment interactions in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Currently, he is investigating an epidemic of chronic kidney disease among Central American workers, as well as the long-term neurological consequences of exposure to head impacts.

Other Positions

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

Education

  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScD Field of Study: Environmental Health
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MS Field of Study: Occupational Health and Safety
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, BS Field of Study: Environmental Science

Publications

  • Published on 1/20/2022

    Yang B, Eliot M, McClean MD, Waterboer T, Pawlita M, Butler R, Nelson HH, Langevin SM, Christensen BC, Kelsey KT. DNA methylation-derived systemic inflammation indices and their association with oropharyngeal cancer risk and survival. Head Neck. 2022 04; 44(4):904-913. PMID: 35048488.

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  • Published on 9/9/2021

    Giraldi L, Collatuzzo G, Hashim D, Franceschi S, Herrero R, Chen C, Schwartz SM, Smith E, Kelsey K, McClean M, Gillison M, Boccia S, Hashibe M, Amy Lee YC, Boffetta P. Infection with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and risk of subsites within the oral cancer. Cancer Epidemiol. 2021 12; 75:102020. PMID: 34509873.

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  • Published on 8/12/2021

    Alosco ML, Mariani ML, Adler CH, Balcer LJ, Bernick C, Au R, Banks SJ, Barr WB, Bouix S, Cantu RC, Coleman MJ, Dodick DW, Farrer LA, Geda YE, Katz DI, Koerte IK, Kowall NW, Lin AP, Marcus DS, Marek KL, McClean MD, McKee AC, Mez J, Palmisano JN, Peskind ER, Tripodis Y, Turner RW, Wethe JV, Cummings JL, Reiman EM, Shenton ME, Stern RA. Developing methods to detect and diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy during life: rationale, design, and methodology for the DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2021 08 12; 13(1):136. PMID: 34384490.

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  • Published on 8/5/2021

    Wesselink AK, Weuve J, Fruh V, Bethea TN, Claus Henn B, Harmon QE, Hauser R, Williams PL, Calafat AM, McClean M, Baird DD, Wise LA. Urinary concentrations of phenols, parabens, and triclocarban in relation to uterine leiomyomata incidence and growth. Fertil Steril. 2021 12; 116(6):1590-1600. PMID: 34366109.

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  • Published on 3/1/2021

    Wesselink AK, Claus Henn B, Fruh V, Orta OR, Weuve J, Hauser R, Williams PL, McClean MD, Sjodin A, Bethea TN, Brasky TM, Baird DD, Wise LA. A Prospective Ultrasound Study of Plasma Polychlorinated Biphenyl Concentrations and Incidence of Uterine Leiomyomata. Epidemiology. 2021 03 01; 32(2):259-267. PMID: 33427764.

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  • Published on 1/27/2021

    Orta OR, Wesselink AK, Bethea TN, Claus Henn B, Weuve J, Fruh V, McClean MD, Sjodin A, Baird DD, Wise LA. Brominated flame retardants and organochlorine pesticides and incidence of uterine leiomyomata: A prospective ultrasound study. Environ Epidemiol. 2021 Feb; 5(1):e127. PMID: 33778359.

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  • Published on 10/1/2020

    Alosco ML, Tripodis Y, Rowland B, Chua AS, Liao H, Martin B, Jarnagin J, Chaisson CE, Pasternak O, Karmacharya S, Koerte IK, Cantu RC, Kowall NW, McKee AC, Shenton ME, Greenwald R, McClean M, Stern RA, Lin A. A magnetic resonance spectroscopy investigation in symptomatic former NFL players. Brain Imaging Behav. 2020 Oct; 14(5):1419-1429. PMID: 30848432.

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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. 2021 05; 31(3):461-475. PMID: 32980856.

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  • Published on 8/24/2020

    Di Credico G, Polesel J, Dal Maso L, Pauli F, Torelli N, Luce D, Radoï L, Matsuo K, Serraino D, Brennan P, Holcatova I, Ahrens W, Lagiou P, Canova C, Richiardi L, Healy CM, Kjaerheim K, Conway DI, Macfarlane GJ, Thomson P, Agudo A, Znaor A, Franceschi S, Herrero R, Toporcov TN, Moyses RA, Muscat J, Negri E, Vilensky M, Fernandez L, Curado MP, Menezes A, Daudt AW, Koifman R, Wunsch-Filho V, Olshan AF, Zevallos JP, Sturgis EM, Li G, Levi F, Zhang ZF, Morgenstern H, Smith E, Lazarus P, La Vecchia C, Garavello W, Chen C, Schwartz SM, Zheng T, Vaughan TL, Kelsey K, McClean M, Benhamou S, Hayes RB, Purdue MP, Gillison M, Schantz S, Yu GP, Chuang SC, Boffetta P, Hashibe M, Yuan-Chin AL, Edefonti V. Alcohol drinking and head and neck cancer risk: the joint effect of intensity and duration. Br J Cancer. 2020 10; 123(9):1456-1463. PMID: 32830199.

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  • Published on 8/19/2020

    Petropoulos ZE, Laws RL, Amador JJ, López-Pilarte D, Kaufman JS, Weiner DE, Ramirez-Rubio O, Brooks DR, McClean MD, Scammell MK. Kidney Function, Self-Reported Symptoms, and Urine Findings in Nicaraguan Sugarcane Workers. Kidney360. 2020 Oct 29; 1(10):1042-1051. PMID: 35368783.

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