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Ann Aschengrau, PhD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentEpidemiology
Address715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-5228
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-8153-7712
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Aschengrau has conducted epidemiologic research on environmental pollution and the risk of disease for the past 25 years. In particular, she has led investigations on the relationship between drinking water contaminants and abnormal pregnancy outcomes, neurological disorders, and cancer, and on the impact of lead hazard reduction measures among inner-city children. She is currently the principal investigator of a case-control study examining the risk of birth defects following prenatal exposure to  tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water. In 2003, Dr. Aschengrau published her first book, Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health, with coauthor George R. Seage III, Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. Now in its third 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 a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Environmental Health. 

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  1. Mahalingaiah S, Hart JE, Laden F, Terry KL, Boynton-Jarrett R, Aschengrau A, Missmer SA. Air pollution and risk of uterine leiomyomata. Epidemiology. 2014 Sep; 25(5):682-8.
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  2. Mahalingaiah S, Hart JE, Laden F, Aschengrau A, Missmer SA. Air Pollution Exposures During Adulthood and Risk of Endometriosis in the Nurses'' Health Study II. Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Jan; 122(1):58-64.
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  3. Vasilakis-Scaramozza C, Aschengrau A, Cabral H, Jick SS. Antidepressant use during early pregnancy and the risk of congenital anomalies. Pharmacotherapy. 2013 Jul; 33(7):693-700.
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  4. Janulewicz PA, Killiany RJ, White RF, Martin BM, Winter MR, Weinberg JM, Aschengrau A. Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging in an adult cohort following prenatal and early postnatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2013 Jul-Aug; 38:13-20.
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  5. Vasilakis-Scaramozza C, Aschengrau A, Cabral HJ, Jick SS. Antihypertensive drugs and the risk of congenital anomalies. Pharmacotherapy. 2013 May; 33(5):476-82.
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  6. Vasilakis-Scaramozza C, Aschengrau A, Cabral HJ, Jick SS. Asthma drugs and the risk of congenital anomalies. Pharmacotherapy. 2013 Apr; 33(4):363-8.
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  7. Bohac GC, Guaqueta D, Cheng DM, Aschengrau A, Hartshorn KL. Disparity in the use of combined modality therapy for rectal cancer in the older adult. J Geriatr Oncol. 2013 Jan; 4(1):90-7.
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  8. Getz KD, Janulewicz PA, Rowe S, Weinberg JM, Winter MR, Martin BR, Vieira VM, White RF, Aschengrau A. Prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene and adult vision. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Sep; 120(9):1327-32.
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  9. Janulewicz PA, White RF, Martin BM, Winter MR, Weinberg JM, Vieira V, Aschengrau A. Adult neuropsychological performance following prenatal and early postnatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2012 May-Jun; 34(3):350-9.
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  10. Aschengrau A, Weinberg JM, Janulewicz PA, Romano ME, Gallagher LG, Winter MR, Martin BR, Vieira VM, Webster TF, White RF, Ozonoff DM. Occurrence of mental illness following prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water: a retrospective cohort study. Environ Health. 2012; 11:2.
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  11. Avery TR, Kleinman KP, Klompas M, Aschengrau A, Huang SS. Inclusion of 30-day postdischarge detection triples the incidence of hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Feb; 33(2):114-21.
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  12. Aschengrau A, Weinberg JM, Janulewicz PA, Romano ME, Gallagher LG, Winter MR, Martin BR, Vieira VM, Webster TF, White RF, Ozonoff DM. Affinity for risky behaviors following prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water: a retrospective cohort study. Environ Health. 2011; 10:102.
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  13. Baranoski AS, Horsburgh CR, Cupples LA, Aschengrau A, Stier EA. Risk factors for nonadherence with Pap testing in HIV-infected women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Nov; 20(11):1635-43.
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  14. Gallagher LG, Vieira VM, Ozonoff D, Webster TF, Aschengrau A. Risk of breast cancer following exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water in Cape Cod, Massachusetts: reanalysis of a case-control study using a modified exposure assessment. Environ Health. 2011; 10:47.
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  15. Zota AR, Aschengrau A, Rudel RA, Brody JG. Self-reported chemicals exposure, beliefs about disease causation, and risk of breast cancer in the Cape Cod Breast Cancer and Environment Study: a case-control study. Environ Health. 2010; 9:40.
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  16. Young RL, Weinberg J, Vieira V, Aschengrau A, Webster TF. A multilevel non-hierarchical study of birth weight and socioeconomic status. Int J Health Geogr. 2010; 9:36.
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  17. Ficociello LH, Rosolowsky ET, Niewczas MA, Maselli NJ, Weinberg JM, Aschengrau A, Eckfeldt JH, Stanton RC, Galecki AT, Doria A, Warram JH, Krolewski AS. High-normal serum uric acid increases risk of early progressive renal function loss in type 1 diabetes: results of a 6-year follow-up. Diabetes Care. 2010 Jun; 33(6):1337-43.
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  18. Gallagher LG, Webster TF, Aschengrau A, Vieira VM. Using residential history and groundwater modeling to examine drinking water exposure and breast cancer. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Jun; 118(6):749-55.
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  19. Hoffman K, Webster TF, Weinberg JM, Aschengrau A, Janulewicz PA, White RF, Vieira VM. Spatial analysis of learning and developmental disorders in upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts using generalized additive models. Int J Health Geogr. 2010; 9:7.
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  20. Aschengrau A, Weinberg JM, Janulewicz PA, Gallagher LG, Winter MR, Vieira VM, Webster TF, Ozonoff DM. Prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of congenital anomalies: a retrospective cohort study. Environ Health. 2009; 8:44.
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  21. Wu N, McClean MD, Brown P, Aschengrau A, Webster TF. Participant experiences in a breastmilk biomonitoring study: a qualitative assessment. Environ Health. 2009; 8:4.
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  22. Vieira V, Webster T, Weinberg J, Aschengrau A. Spatial analysis of bladder, kidney, and pancreatic cancer on upper Cape Cod: an application of generalized additive models to case-control data. Environ Health. 2009; 8:3.
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  23. Ficociello LH, Perkins BA, Roshan B, Weinberg JM, Aschengrau A, Warram JH, Krolewski AS. Renal hyperfiltration and the development of microalbuminuria in type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2009 May; 32(5):889-93.
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  24. Fried LE, Cabral H, Amaro H, Aschengrau A. Lifetime and during pregnancy experience of violence and the risk of low birth weight and preterm birth. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2008 Nov-Dec; 53(6):522-8.
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  25. Vieira VM, Webster TF, Weinberg JM, Aschengrau A. Spatial-temporal analysis of breast cancer in upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Int J Health Geogr. 2008; 7:46.
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  26. Webster TF, Hoffman K, Weinberg J, Vieira V, Aschengrau A. Community- and individual-level socioeconomic status and breast cancer risk: multilevel modeling on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Aug; 116(8):1125-9.
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  27. Spence LA, Aschengrau A, Gallagher LE, Webster TF, Heeren TC, Ozonoff DM. Evaluation of the Webler-Brown model for estimating tetrachloroethylene exposure from vinyl-lined asbestos-cement pipes. Environ Health. 2008; 7:24.
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  28. Aschengrau A, Weinberg J, Rogers S, Gallagher L, Winter M, Vieira V, Webster T, Ozonoff D. Prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of adverse birth outcomes. Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Jun; 116(6):814-20.
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  29. Janulewicz PA, White RF, Winter MR, Weinberg JM, Gallagher LE, Vieira V, Webster TF, Aschengrau A. Risk of learning and behavioral disorders following prenatal and early postnatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2008 May-Jun; 30(3):175-85.
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  30. Ficociello LH, Perkins BA, Silva KH, Finkelstein DM, Ignatowska-Switalska H, Gaciong Z, Cupples LA, Aschengrau A, Warram JH, Krolewski AS. Determinants of progression from microalbuminuria to proteinuria in patients who have type 1 diabetes and are treated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2007 May; 2(3):461-9.
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  31. Brody JG, Aschengrau A, McKelvey W, Swartz CH, Kennedy T, Rudel RA. Breast cancer risk and drinking water contaminated by wastewater: a case control study. Environ Health. 2006; 5:28.
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  32. Fried LE, Aschengrau A, Cabral H, Amaro H. A comparison of maternal interview and medical record ascertainment of violence among women who had poor pregnancy outcomes. Matern Child Health J. 2006 Sep; 10(5):451-60.
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  33. Webster T, Vieira V, Weinberg J, Aschengrau A. Method for mapping population-based case-control studies: an application using generalized additive models. Int J Health Geogr. 2006; 5:26.
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  34. Bradbury BD, Wilk JB, Aschengrau A, Lash TL. Departure from multiplicative interaction for catechol-O-methyltransferase genotype and active/passive exposure to tobacco smoke among women with breast cancer. J Carcinog. 2006; 5:3.
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  35. Ozonoff A, Webster T, Vieira V, Weinberg J, Ozonoff D, Aschengrau A. Cluster detection methods applied to the Upper Cape Cod cancer data. Environ Health. 2005; 4:19.
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  36. Vieira V, Webster T, Weinberg J, Aschengrau A, Ozonoff D. Spatial analysis of lung, colorectal, and breast cancer on Cape Cod: an application of generalized additive models to case-control data. Environ Health. 2005; 4:11.
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  37. Lash TL, Bradbury BD, Wilk JB, Aschengrau A. A case-only analysis of the interaction between N-acetyltransferase 2 haplotypes and tobacco smoke in breast cancer etiology. Breast Cancer Res. 2005; 7(3):R385-93.
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  38. Vieira V, Aschengrau A, Ozonoff D. Impact of tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water on the risk of breast cancer: using a dose model to assess exposure in a case-control study. Environ Health. 2005; 4(1):3.
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  39. Brody JG, Aschengrau A, McKelvey W, Rudel RA, Swartz CH, Kennedy T. Breast cancer risk and historical exposure to pesticides from wide-area applications assessed with GIS. Environ Health Perspect. 2004 Jun; 112(8):889-97.
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  40. McKelvey W, Brody JG, Aschengrau A, Swartz CH. Association between residence on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and breast cancer. Ann Epidemiol. 2004 Feb; 14(2):89-94.
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  41. Aschengrau A, Rogers S, Ozonoff D. Perchloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of breast cancer: additional results from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. Environ Health Perspect. 2003 Feb; 111(2):167-73.
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  42. Lash TL, Aschengrau A. A null association between active or passive cigarette smoking and breast cancer risk. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2002 Sep; 75(2):181-4.
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  43. Paulu C, Aschengrau A, Ozonoff D. Exploring associations between residential location and breast cancer incidence in a case-control study. Environ Health Perspect. 2002 May; 110(5):471-8.
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  44. Vieira V, Webster T, Aschengrau A, Ozonoff D. A method for spatial analysis of risk in a population-based case-control study. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2002 Mar; 205(1-2):115-20.
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  45. Coogan PF, Aschengrau A. Occupational physical activity and breast cancer risk in the upper Cape Cod cancer incidence study. Am J Ind Med. 1999 Aug; 36(2):279-85.
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  46. Paulu C, Aschengrau A, Ozonoff D. Tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water in Massachusetts and the risk of colon-rectum, lung, and other cancers. Environ Health Perspect. 1999 Apr; 107(4):265-71.
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  47. Lash TL, Aschengrau A. Active and passive cigarette smoking and the occurrence of breast cancer. Am J Epidemiol. 1999 Jan 1; 149(1):5-12.
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  48. Aschengrau A, Hardy S, Mackey P, Pultinas D. The impact of low technology lead hazard reduction activities among children with mildly elevated blood lead levels. Environ Res. 1998 Oct; 79(1):41-50.
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  49. Coogan PF, Aschengrau A. Exposure to power frequency magnetic fields and risk of breast cancer in the Upper Cape Cod Cancer Incidence Study. Arch Environ Health. 1998 Sep-Oct; 53(5):359-67.
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  50. Aschengrau A, Paulu C, Ozonoff D. Tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of breast cancer. Environ Health Perspect. 1998 Aug; 106 Suppl 4:947-53.
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  51. Aschengrau A, Coogan PF, Quinn M, Cashins LJ. Occupational exposure to estrogenic chemicals and the occurrence of breast cancer: an exploratory analysis. Am J Ind Med. 1998 Jul; 34(1):6-14.
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  52. Aschengrau A, Beiser A, Bellinger D, Copenhafer D, Weitzman M. Residential lead-based-paint hazard remediation and soil lead abatement: their impact among children with mildly elevated blood lead levels. Am J Public Health. 1997 Oct; 87(10):1698-702.
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  53. Aschengrau A, Ozonoff D, Coogan P, Vezina R, Heeren T, Zhang Y. Cancer risk and residential proximity to cranberry cultivation in Massachusetts. Am J Public Health. 1996 Sep; 86(9):1289-96.
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  54. Aschengrau A, Beiser A, Bellinger D, Copenhafer D, Weitzman M. The impact of soil lead abatement on urban children's blood lead levels: phase II results from the Boston Lead-In-Soil Demonstration Project. Environ Res. 1994 Nov; 67(2):125-48.
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  55. Ozonoff D, Aschengrau A, Coogan P. Cancer in the vicinity of a Department of Defense superfund site in Massachusetts. Toxicol Ind Health. 1994 May-Jun; 10(3):119-41.
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  56. Aschengrau A, Ozonoff D, Paulu C, Coogan P, Vezina R, Heeren T, Zhang Y. Cancer risk and tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water in Massachusetts. Arch Environ Health. 1993 Sep-Oct; 48(5):284-92.
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  57. Weitzman M, Aschengrau A, Bellinger D, Jones R, Hamlin JS, Beiser A. Lead-contaminated soil abatement and urban children's blood lead levels. JAMA. 1993 Apr 7; 269(13):1647-54.
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  58. Aschengrau A, Zierler S, Cohen A. Quality of community drinking water and the occurrence of late adverse pregnancy outcomes. Arch Environ Health. 1993 Mar-Apr; 48(2):105-13.
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  59. Aschengrau A, Monson RR. Paternal military service in Vietnam and the risk of late adverse pregnancy outcomes. Am J Public Health. 1990 Oct; 80(10):1218-24.
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  60. Aschengrau A, Zierler S, Cohen A. Quality of community drinking water and the occurrence of spontaneous abortion. Arch Environ Health. 1989 Sep-Oct; 44(5):283-90.
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  61. Aschengrau A, Monson RR. Paternal military service in Vietnam and risk of spontaneous abortion. J Occup Med. 1989 Jul; 31(7):618-23.
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  62. Goldman MB, Maloof F, Monson RR, Aschengrau A, Cooper DS, Ridgway EC. Radioactive iodine therapy and breast cancer. A follow-up study of hyperthyroid women. Am J Epidemiol. 1988 May; 127(5):969-80.
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