Ann Aschengrau, ScD
Boston University School of Public Health

ScD, Harvard University
BA, Northeastern University

Dr. Aschengrau has conducted epidemiologic research on environmental pollution and the risk of disease for over 30 years. In particular, she has led investigations on the relationship between drinking water contaminants and abnormal pregnancy and birth outcomes, neurological and behavioral disorders, and cancer, and on the impact of lead hazard reduction measures among inner-city children. Most recently, she was the principal investigator of a cohort study examining the impact of environmental and social stressors on substance use. In 2003, Dr. Aschengrau published the the first edition of the textbook, Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health, with the late George R. Seage III, formerly Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. Now in its 4th 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 serves as Associate Chair for Education as well as co-director of the MPH certificate in Maternal and Child Health Certificate.

Feasibility Study of a Prospective Cohort of HIV and Zika in Infants and Pregnancy (HIV ZIP)
12/01/2017 - 11/11/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Westat, Inc. NIH NICHD

Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) Data and Operations Center (DOC)
08/01/2021 - 07/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
President and Fellows of Harvard College dba Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health NIH NICHD

NICHD International and Domestic Pediatric and Maternal HIV Studies Coordinating Center - Prospective Cohort Study of HIV and Zika in Infants and Pregnancy (HIV ZIP)
12/01/2017 - 11/30/2018 (Subcontract PI)
Westat, Inc. NIH NICHD

Receptor-based Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity of Superfund Chemicals
09/20/2012 - 03/31/2016 (Co-Investigator)
PI: David H. Sherr, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Investigating Breast Cancer and the Environment on Cape Cod
07/01/1998 - 12/31/2001 (PI)
Silent Spring Institute Comm of MA DPH


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  1. Williams PL, Karalius B, Patel K, Aschengrau A, Chakhtoura N, Enriquez N, Moye J, Garvie PA, Monte D, Seage GR, Zorrilla C, Mussi-Pinhata MM. Fetal growth assessed via ultrasound in relation to maternal HIV infection status and antiretroviral regimens. AIDS. 2024 Mar 15; 38(4):567-577. PMID: 37991521; PMCID: PMC10922527; DOI: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000003796;
  2. Aschengrau A, Winter MR, Shea MG. Association between resilience promotion factors during childhood and risk of drug use disorder during adulthood. Addict Subst Abus (Middlet). 2023; 2(1):1-10. PMID: 37427318; PMCID: PMC10326717; DOI: 10.46439/addiction.2.007;
  3. Rodriguez E, Peer K, Fruh V, James K, Williams A, de Figueiredo Veiga A, Winter MR, Shea A, Aschengrau A, Lane KJ, Mahalingaiah S. Digital Global Recruitment for Women's Health Research: Cross-sectional Study. JMIR Form Res. 2022 Sep 14; 6(9):e39046.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35969168; PMCID: PMC9520381; DOI: 10.2196/39046;
  4. Fruh V, Cheng JJ, Aschengrau A, Mahalingaiah S, Lane KJ. Fine particulate matter and polycystic ovarian morphology. Environ Health. 2022 02 18; 21(1):26.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35180862; PMCID: PMC8855564; DOI: 10.1186/s12940-022-00835-1;
  5. Doran CR, Aschengrau A. Prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water and sleep quality in adulthood: a retrospective cohort study. Environ Health. 2022 01 15; 21(1):15. PMID: 35033085; PMCID: PMC8760772; DOI: 10.1186/s12940-021-00819-7;
  6. Aschengrau A, Mussi-Pinhata MM, Moye J, Chakhtoura N, Patel K, Williams PL, Karalius B, Garvie PA, Monte D, Whalen F, Lebov J, Seage GR. An International Prospective Cohort Study of HIV and Zika in Infants and Pregnancy (HIV ZIP): Study Protocol. Front Glob Womens Health. 2021; 2:574327. PMID: 34816174; PMCID: PMC8594009; DOI: 10.3389/fgwh.2021.574327;
  7. Stallings TL, Riefkohl Lisci A, McCray NL, Weiner DE, Kaufman JS, Aschengrau A, Ma Y, LaValley MP, Ramírez-Rubio O, Jose Amador J, López-Pilarte D, Laws RL, Winter M, McSorley VE, Brooks DR, Applebaum KM. Dysuria, heat stress, and muscle injury among Nicaraguan sugarcane workers at risk for Mesoamerican nephropathy. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2021 07 01; 47(5):377-386.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34003295; PMCID: PMC8259701; DOI: 10.5271/sjweh.3963;
  8. Mahalingaiah S, Cheng JJ, Winter MR, Rodriguez E, Fruh V, Williams A, Nguyen M, Madhavan R, Karanja P, MacRae J, Konanki SC, Lane KJ, Aschengrau A. Multimodal Recruitment to Study Ovulation and Menstruation Health: Internet-Based Survey Pilot Study. J Med Internet Res. 2021 04 16; 23(4):e24716.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33861203; PMCID: PMC8087968; DOI: 10.2196/24716;
  9. Aschengrau A. In Memoriam: George R. Seage III, 1957-2021. Epidemiology. 2021; (32):313-314.
  10. Aschengrau A, Grippo A, Winter MR. Influence of Family and Community Socioeconomic Status on the Risk of Adolescent Drug Use. Subst Use Misuse. 2021; 56(5):577-587. PMID: 33719860
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2018 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection: Certificate of Appreciation
2018 Association of Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation: Lifetime Achievement Award
2017 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
2015 BU SPH Dean’s Award
2013 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
2013 Neurobehavioral Teratology Society: Richard Butcher New Investigator Award
2013 BU SPH Dean’s Award
2013 Best Paper at District One Junior Fellow Day
2008-2009 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
2006 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
2004 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
2002 BU SPH Dean’s Award
1998 Best Poster Award at Society for Epidemiologic Research
1998 BU SPH Dean's Award
1988-1989 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
1983-1987 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: , National Service Research Award
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Environmental Epidemiology, Reproductive Epidemiology, Substance Use
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