Amelia K. Wesselink, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

PhD, Boston University School of Public Health
MPH, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Amelia Wesselink is a Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH). Her research focuses on how environmental exposures influence reproductive and gynecologic health, with a specific focus on factors related to neighborhoods and climate change. She is a co-investigator of Pregnancy Study Online (PRESTO), a preconception cohort study designed to examine risk factors for sub-fertility and miscarriage. Her research in PRESTO primarily focuses on air pollution, heat, and endocrine disrupting chemical exposures in relation to reproductive health. She is PI of a BUSPH-funded pilot study involving monitoring of personal heat exposures in PRESTO. She is also a co-investigator of the Study of Environment, Lifestyle and Fibroids (SELF), where she is investigating the effect of exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals on risk of uterine fibroids.

Postdoctoral Associate (previously held)
Boston University School of Public Health

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  1. Nillni YI, Crowe HM, Yland JJ, Wesselink AK, Wise LA. The association between time-to-pregnancy and postpartum depressive symptoms in a North American prospective cohort study. Ann Epidemiol. 2022 Oct; 74:51-57.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35902064
  2. Yland JJ, Wesselink AK, Lash TL, Fox MP. Misconceptions About the Direction of Bias From Nondifferential Misclassification. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Jul 23; 191(8):1485-1495.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35231925
  3. Yland JJ, Wesselink AK, Lash TL, Fox MP. Yland et al. Respond to "Heuristics and Wish Bias". Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Jul 23; 191(8):1498-1499.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35641149
  4. Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Wang TR, Willis MD, Yland J, Crowe HM, Geller RJ, Willis SK, Perkins RB, Regan AK, Levinson J, Mikkelsen EM, Wise LA. A Prospective Cohort Study of COVID-19 Vaccination, SARS-CoV-2 Infection, and Fertility. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Jul 23; 191(8):1383-1395.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35051292; PMCID: PMC8807200; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwac011;
  5. Willis MD, Orta OR, Ncube C, Wesselink AK, Ðoàn LN, Kirwa K, Boynton-Jarrett R, Hatch EE, Wise LA. Association Between Neighborhood Disadvantage and Fertility Among Pregnancy Planners in the US. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jun 01; 5(6):e2218738.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35771576; PMCID: PMC9247730; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.18738;
  6. Wesselink AK, Wise LA, Hatch EE, Mikkelsen EM, Savitz DA, Kirwa K, Rothman KJ. A Prospective Cohort Study of Seasonal Variation in Spontaneous Abortion. Epidemiology. 2022 May 01; 33(3):441-448.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35213511
  7. Laursen ASD, Johannesen BR, Willis SK, Hatch EE, Wise LA, Wesselink AK, Rothman KJ, Sørensen HT, Mikkelsen EM. Adherence to Nordic dietary patterns and risk of first-trimester spontaneous abortion. Eur J Nutr. 2022 Sep; 61(6):3255-3265.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35461408
  8. Cueto HT, Jacobsen BH, Laursen ASD, Riis AH, Hatch EE, Wise LA, Trolle E, Sørensen HT, Rothman KJ, Wesselink AK, Willis S, Johannesen BR, Mikkelsen EM. Dietary folate intake and fecundability in two preconception cohorts. Hum Reprod. 2022 Apr 01; 37(4):828-837.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35051293; PMCID: PMC8971647; DOI: 10.1093/humrep/deac002;
  9. Schildroth S, Wise LA, Wesselink AK, Bethea TN, Fruh V, Taylor KW, Calafat AM, Baird DD, Claus Henn B. Correlates of non-persistent endocrine disrupting chemical mixtures among reproductive-aged Black women in Detroit, Michigan. Chemosphere. 2022 Jul; 299:134447.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35358566; PMCID: PMC9215202; DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.134447;
  10. Wesselink AK, Willis SK, Laursen ASD, Mikkelsen EM, Wang TR, Trolle E, Tucker KL, Rothman KJ, Wise LA, Hatch EE. Protein-rich food intake and risk of spontaneous abortion: a prospective cohort study. Eur J Nutr. 2022 Aug; 61(5):2737-2748.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35279733
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Miscarriage risk may be highest in late summer, data shows

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SciTech Daily 7/26/2022

Warning to pregnant women as risk of complication soars in summer months

The Sun 7/25/2022

How do vaccines affect periods? A big COVID survey lays out some clues.

Popular Science 7/15/2022

Pregnant women are 44% more likely to have a miscarriage in summer than they are in winter - experts fear sweltering heat over summer could be at fault

Daily Mail 7/11/2022


No link found between COVID-19 vaccines and male infertility

Associated Press 4/13/2022

COVID Increases Risk of Pregnancy Complications, Study Says

WebMD 2/8/2022

Study finds 'no adverse association between COVID-19 vaccination and fertility'

Medical News Today 2/2/2022

Study finds 'no adverse association between COVID-19 vaccination and fertility'

Medical News Today 2/2/2022

Getting vaccinated doesn’t affect your fertility — but getting Covid might for men, new study says

CNBC 1/22/2022

Covid-19 vaccinations do not impair fertility in men or women, study finds

CNN 1/21/2022

COVID-19 vaccination does not reduce chances of conception, study suggests

National Institutes of Health 1/20/2022

COVID-19 Vaccines Don’t Cause Infertility or Harm Pregnancy Chances, BU Research Shows

BU Today 1/20/2022

Climate crisis increasing risk of premature birth and childhood illness

The Independent 1/15/2022

Climate change’s adverse effects on health starts in the womb, studies find

The Irish Examiner 1/15/2022

Smoggy Air Might Raise Black Women's Odds for Fibroids

WebMD 5/18/2021

Stress Affects Fertility In Women, Not Men, A New Study Finds

Bustle 10/3/2018

2014-2017 Boston University Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Epidemiology: Fellowship
2010 University of California at Berkeley: Patricia Buffler Scholarship
2009 National Cancer Fellowship: Cancer Research Training Award Fellowship
2004-2008 Big East Athletic Conference: Academic All-Star
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