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Joseph Anthony Politch, PhD

TitleResearch Associate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentObstetrics & Gynecology
Address670 Albany St Biosquare III
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-8486
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-7022-0135
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InstitutionBoston Medical Center

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  1. Okeigwe I, Wang C, Politch JA, Heffner LJ, Kuohung W. Physician-scientists in obstetrics and gynecology: predictors of success in obtaining independent research funding. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Mar 16. PMID: 28315665.
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  2. Liu C, Politch JA, Cullerton E, Go K, Pang S, Kuohung W. Impact of daylight savings time on spontaneous pregnancy loss in in vitro fertilization patients. Chronobiol Int. 2017; 34(5):571-577. PMID: 28156172.
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  3. Politch JA, Mayer KH, Anderson DJ. HIV-1 is undetectable in preejaculatory secretions from HIV-1-infected men on suppressive HAART. AIDS. 2016 Jul 31; 30(12):1899-903. PMID: 27124897.
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  4. Anderson DJ, Politch JA. Role of Seminal Plasma in Human Female Reproductive Failure: Immunomodulation, Inflammation, and Infections. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2015; 868:159-69. PMID: 26178849.
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  5. Politch JA, Marathe J, Anderson DJ. Characteristics and quantities of HIV host cells in human genital tract secretions. J Infect Dis. 2014 Dec 15; 210 Suppl 3:S609-15. PMID: 25414414.
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  6. Marathe JG, Politch J, Islam A, Whaley K, Moench T, Anderson DJ. Antibodies to CD52g, a Secreted Sperm-coating Antigen, Agglutinate Seminal Leukocytes and Prevent their Infiltration into Vaginal Epithelium. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2014 Oct; 30 Suppl 1:A246-7. PMID: 25357693.
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  7. Kadasia K, Politch J, Schoen M, Chung A, Alter G, Anderson D. Local HIV-specific IgA Antibody Production in the Penile Urethra Mucosal Compartment. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2014 Oct; 30 Suppl 1:A62-3. PMID: 25357902.
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  8. Anderson DJ, Politch JA. Remarks on the article of Hadas et al.: Transmission of chimeric HIV by mating in conventional mice: prevention by pre-exposure antiretroviral therapy and reduced susceptibility during estrus. Dis Model Mech. 2014 Feb; 7(2):177-8. PMID: 24713273.
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  9. Anderson DJ, Politch JA, Pudney J, Marquez CI, Snead MC, Mauck C. A quantitative glycogen assay to verify use of self-administered vaginal swabs. Sex Transm Dis. 2012 Dec; 39(12):949-53. PMID: 23191948.
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  10. Roncari D, Politch JA, Sonalkar S, Finneseth M, Borgatta L. Inflammation or infection at the time of second trimester induced abortion. Contraception. 2013 Jan; 87(1):67-70. PMID: 23102591.
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  11. Politch JA, Mayer KH, Welles SL, O'Brien WX, Xu C, Bowman FP, Anderson DJ. Highly active antiretroviral therapy does not completely suppress HIV in semen of sexually active HIV-infected men who have sex with men. AIDS. 2012 Jul 31; 26(12):1535-43. PMID: 22441253.
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  12. Kaser DJ, Reichman DE, Ginsburg ES, Politch JA, Racowsky C. Developmental potential of embryos from intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles containing fragmented oocytes. Fertil Steril. 2012 Feb; 97(2):338-43. PMID: 22153788.
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  13. Barton SE, Politch JA, Benson CB, Ginsburg ES, Gargiulo AR. Transabdominal follicular aspiration for oocyte retrieval in patients with ovaries inaccessible by transvaginal ultrasound. Fertil Steril. 2011 Apr; 95(5):1773-6. PMID: 21300332.
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  14. Anderson D, Politch JA, Pudney J. HIV infection and immune defense of the penis. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2011 Mar; 65(3):220-9. PMID: 21214659.
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  15. Machtinger R, Politch JA, Hornstein MD, Ginsburg ES, Racowsky C. A giant oocyte in a cohort of retrieved oocytes: does it have any effect on the in vitro fertilization cycle outcome? Fertil Steril. 2011 Feb; 95(2):573-6. PMID: 20674908.
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  16. Reichman DE, Politch J, Ginsburg ES, Racowsky C. Extended in vitro maturation of immature oocytes from stimulated cycles: an analysis of fertilization potential, embryo development, and reproductive outcomes. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2010 Jul; 27(7):347-56. PMID: 20425141.
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  17. Anderson DJ, Politch JA, Nadolski AM, Blaskewicz CD, Pudney J, Mayer KH. Targeting Trojan Horse leukocytes for HIV prevention. AIDS. 2010 Jan 16; 24(2):163-87. PMID: 20010071.
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  18. Politch JA, Mayer KH, Anderson DJ. Depletion of CD4+ T cells in semen during HIV infection and their restoration following antiretroviral therapy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2009 Mar 1; 50(3):283-9. PMID: 19194315.
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  19. Anderson DJ, Williams DL, Ballagh SA, Barnhart K, Creinin MD, Newman DR, Bowman FP, Politch JA, Duerr AC, Jamieson DJ. Safety analysis of the diaphragm in combination with lubricant or acidifying microbicide gels: effects on markers of inflammation and innate immunity in cervicovaginal fluid. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2009 Feb; 61(2):121-9. PMID: 19143675.
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  20. Politch JA, Tucker L, Bowman FP, Anderson DJ. Concentrations and significance of cytokines and other immunologic factors in semen of healthy fertile men. Hum Reprod. 2007 Nov; 22(11):2928-35. PMID: 17855405.
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  21. Bezold G, Politch JA, Kiviat NB, Kuypers JM, Wolff H, Anderson DJ. Prevalence of sexually transmissible pathogens in semen from asymptomatic male infertility patients with and without leukocytospermia. Fertil Steril. 2007 May; 87(5):1087-97. PMID: 17433312.
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  22. Quayle AJ, Kourtis AP, Cu-Uvin S, Politch JA, Yang H, Bowman FP, Shah M, Anderson DJ, Crowley-Nowick P, Duerr A. T-lymphocyte profile and total and virus-specific immunoglobulin concentrations in the cervix of HIV-1-infected women. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2007 Mar 1; 44(3):292-8. PMID: 17146371.
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  23. Politch JA. Bisphenol A and risk assessment. Environ Health Perspect. 2006 Jan; 114(1):A16; author reply A16-7. PMID: 16393639.
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  24. Xu C, Politch JA, Mayer KH, Anderson DJ. Human immunodeficiency virus type-1 episomal cDNA in semen. AIDS Res Ther. 2005 Oct 11; 2:9. PMID: 16219101.
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  25. Ginsburg ES, Xiao L, Gargiulo AR, Kung FT, Politch JA, Schust DJ, Hill JA. T-helper 2 and 3 type immunity to trophoblast in successful in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer. Fertil Steril. 2005 Jun; 83(6):1659-64. PMID: 15950633.
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  26. Gargiulo AR, Fichorova RN, Politch JA, Hill JA, Anderson DJ. Detection of implantation-related cytokines in cervicovaginal secretions and peripheral blood of fertile women during ovulatory menstrual cycles. Fertil Steril. 2004 Oct; 82 Suppl 3:1226-34. PMID: 15474100.
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  27. Quayle AJ, Shah M, Cu-Uvin S, Politch JA, Chou C, Anderson DJ, Tuomala R, Crowley-Nowick PA, Duerr A. Implications of blood contamination for assessment of local cellular immunity in the endocervix. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 May; 20(5):543-6. PMID: 15186529.
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  28. Politch JA, Xu C, Tucker L, Anderson DJ. Separation of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 from motile sperm by the double tube gradient method versus other methods. Fertil Steril. 2004 Feb; 81(2):440-7. PMID: 14967387.
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  29. Sheets EE, Urban RG, Crum CP, Hedley ML, Politch JA, Gold MA, Muderspach LI, Cole GA, Crowley-Nowick PA. Immunotherapy of human cervical high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia with microparticle-delivered human papillomavirus 16 E7 plasmid DNA. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Apr; 188(4):916-26. PMID: 12712086.
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  30. Anderson DJ, Politch JA. Providing fertility care to HIV-1 serodiscordant couples: a biologist's point of view. Am J Bioeth. 2003; 3(1):47-9. PMID: 12859847.
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  31. Antman AM, Politch JA, Ginsburg ES. Conversion of high-response gonadotropin intrauterine insemination cycles to in vitro fertilization results in excellent ongoing pregnancy rates. Fertil Steril. 2002 Apr; 77(4):715-20. PMID: 11937122.
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  32. Propst AM, Hill JA, Ginsburg ES, Hurwitz S, Politch J, Yanushpolsky EH. A randomized study comparing Crinone 8% and intramuscular progesterone supplementation in in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer cycles. Fertil Steril. 2001 Dec; 76(6):1144-9. PMID: 11730742.
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  33. Sachs AR, Politch JA, Jackson KV, Racowsky C, Hornstein MD, Ginsburg ES. Factors associated with the formation of triploid zygotes after intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Fertil Steril. 2000 Jun; 73(6):1109-14. PMID: 10856466.
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  34. Anderson DJ, Politch JA, Tucker LD, Fichorova R, Haimovici F, Tuomala RE, Mayer KH. Quantitation of mediators of inflammation and immunity in genital tract secretions and their relevance to HIV type 1 transmission. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 1998 Apr; 14 Suppl 1:S43-9. PMID: 9581883.
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  35. Xu C, Politch JA, Tucker L, Mayer KH, Seage GR, Anderson DJ. Factors associated with increased levels of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 DNA in semen. J Infect Dis. 1997 Oct; 176(4):941-7. PMID: 9333152.
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  36. Focacci M, Quayle AJ, Politch JA, Anderson DJ. Optimized assay for antisperm cell-mediated immunity. Hum Reprod. 1997 Jan; 12(1):39-44. PMID: 9043899.
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  37. Yanushpolsky EH, Politch JA, Hill JA, Anderson DJ. Is leukocytospermia clinically relevant? Fertil Steril. 1996 Nov; 66(5):822-5. PMID: 8893692.
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  38. Feinberg BB, Berman S, Politch J. Rapid preparation of discontinuous Percoll density gradients. Biotechniques. 1995 May; 18(5):802-3. PMID: 7619482.
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  39. Yanushpolsky EH, Politch JA, Hill JA, Anderson DJ. Antibiotic therapy and leukocytospermia: a prospective, randomized, controlled study. Fertil Steril. 1995 Jan; 63(1):142-7. PMID: 7805903.
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  40. Anderson DJ, Politch JA, Hill JA, Yanushpolsky E. Decibel activity--leukocytes versus immature germ cells. Fertil Steril. 1994 Jul; 62(1):207; author reply 207-10. PMID: 8054039.
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  41. Hill JA, Anderson DJ, Polgar K, Abbott AF, Politch JA. Seminal white blood cells and recurrent abortion. Hum Reprod. 1994 Jun; 9(6):1180-3. PMID: 7962398.
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  42. Politch JA, Mayer KH, Abbott AF, Anderson DJ. The effects of disease progression and zidovudine therapy on semen quality in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 seropositive men. Fertil Steril. 1994 May; 61(5):922-8. PMID: 8174732.
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  43. Wang AW, Politch J, Anderson D. Leukocytospermia in male infertility patients in China. Andrologia. 1994 May-Jun; 26(3):167-72. PMID: 7521990.
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  44. Hill JA, Abbott AF, Politch JA. Sperm morphology and recurrent abortion. Fertil Steril. 1994 Apr; 61(4):776-8. PMID: 8150124.
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  45. Politch JA, Wolff H, Hill JA, Anderson DJ. Comparison of methods to enumerate white blood cells in semen. Fertil Steril. 1993 Aug; 60(2):372-5. PMID: 8393411.
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  46. Anderson DJ, O'Brien TR, Politch JA, Martinez A, Seage GR, Padian N, Horsburgh CR, Mayer KH. Effects of disease stage and zidovudine therapy on the detection of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 in semen. JAMA. 1992 May 27; 267(20):2769-74. PMID: 1349654.
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  47. Wolff H, Mayer K, Seage G, Politch J, Horsburgh CR, Anderson D. A comparison of HIV-1 antibody classes, titers, and specificities in paired semen and blood samples from HIV-1 seropositive men. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 1992; 5(1):65-9. PMID: 1738088.
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  48. Anderson DJ, Politch JA, Martinez A, Van Voorhis BJ, Padian NS, O'Brien TR. White blood cells and HIV-1 in semen from vasectomised seropositive men. Lancet. 1991 Aug 31; 338(8766):573-4. PMID: 1678827.
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  49. Wolff H, Politch JA, Martinez A, Haimovici F, Hill JA, Anderson DJ. Leukocytospermia is associated with poor semen quality. Fertil Steril. 1990 Mar; 53(3):528-36. PMID: 2407566.
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  50. Politch JA, Fox TO, Houben P, Bullock L, Lovell D. TfmLac: a second isolation of testicular feminization in mice. Biochem Genet. 1988 Apr; 26(3-4):213-21. PMID: 3408476.
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  51. Hill JA, Haimovici F, Politch JA, Anderson DJ. Effects of soluble products of activated lymphocytes and macrophages (lymphokines and monokines) on human sperm motion parameters. Fertil Steril. 1987 Mar; 47(3):460-5. PMID: 3104098.
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  52. Millard WJ, Politch JA, Martin JB, Fox TO. Growth hormone-secretory patterns in androgen-resistant (testicular feminized) rats. Endocrinology. 1986 Dec; 119(6):2655-60. PMID: 3780546.
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  53. Siegel LI, Akutagawa E, Fox TO, Konishi M, Politch JA. Androgen and estrogen receptors in adult zebra finch brain. J Neurosci Res. 1986; 16(4):617-28. PMID: 3795293.
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  54. Politch JA, Herrenkohl LR. Postnatal ACTH and corticosterone: effects on reproduction in mice. Physiol Behav. 1984 Mar; 32(3):447-52. PMID: 6087389.
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  55. Politch JA, Herrenkohl LR. Effects of prenatal stress on reproduction in male and female mice. Physiol Behav. 1984 Jan; 32(1):95-9. PMID: 6718542.
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  56. Politch JA, Herrenkohl LR. Prenatal ACTH and corticosterone: effects on reproduction in male mice. Physiol Behav. 1984 Jan; 32(1):135-7. PMID: 6326170.
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  57. Fox TO, Blank D, Politch JA. Residual androgen binding in testicular feminization (TFM). J Steroid Biochem. 1983 Jul; 19(1B):577-81. PMID: 6887886.
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  58. Politch JA, Herrenkohl LR. Prenatal stress reduces maternal aggression by mice offspring. Physiol Behav. 1979 Aug; 23(2):415-8. PMID: 574293.
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  59. Leshner AI, Politch JA. Hormonal control of submissiveness in mice: irrelevance of the androgens and relevance of the pituitary-adrenal hormones. Physiol Behav. 1979 Mar; 22(3):531-4. PMID: 223181.
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  60. Herrenkohl LR, Politch JA. Effects of prenatal stress on the estrous cycle of female offspring as adults. Experientia. 1978 Sep 15; 34(9):1240-1. PMID: 569073.
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  61. Politch JA, Herrenkohl LR. Effects of ether stress on prolactin and corticosterone levels in prenatally-stressed male rats as adults. Physiol Behav. 1978 Jan; 20(1):91-3. PMID: 643952.
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  62. Politch JA, Leshner AI. Relationship between plasma corticosterone levels and levels of aggressiveness in mice. Physiol Behav. 1977 Dec; 19(6):775-80. PMID: 204951.
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  63. Politch JA, Leshner AI. Relationship between plasma corticosterone levels and the tendency to avoid attack in mice. Physiol Behav. 1977 Dec; 19(6):781-5. PMID: 565062.
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