Ann Aschengrau, ScD
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

ScD, Harvard 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. She is currently the principal investigator of a cohort study examining the impact of environmental and social stressors on substance use. In 2003, Dr. Aschengrau published the textbook, 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 an associate editor of the journal Environmental Health.

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
1988-1999 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
1983-1987 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: , National Service Research Award

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 (PI)
Westat, Inc. NIH NICHD

Feasibility Study of a Prospective Cohort of HIV and Zika in Infants and Pregnancy (HIV ZIP)
12/01/2017 - 11/30/2018 (PI)
Westat, Inc. NIH NICHD

Receptor-based Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity of Superfund Chemicals
09/20/2012 - 03/31/2016 (Co-PI)
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. Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Wise LA, Rothman KJ, Vieira VM, Aschengrau A. Exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and time to pregnancy. Environ Res. 2018 Jul 07; 167:136-143.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30014895.
  2. Aschengrau A, Gallagher LG, Winter M, Butler LJ, Patricia Fabian M, Vieira VM. Modeled exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of placenta-related stillbirths: a case-control study from Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Environ Health. 2018 Jul 03; 17(1):58.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29970097.
  3. Ross CS, Brooks DR, Aschengrau A, Siegel MB, Weinberg J, Shrier LA. Positive and negative affect following marijuana use in naturalistic settings: An ecological momentary assessment study. Addict Behav. 2018 01; 76:61-67.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28756041.
  4. Wesselink AK, Carwile JL, Fabian MP, Winter MR, Butler LJ, Mahalingaiah S, Aschengrau A. Residential Proximity to Roadways and Ischemic Placental Disease in a Cape Cod Family Health Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Jun 24; 14(7).View Related Profiles. PMID: 28672786.
  5. Lemkin A, Kistin CJ, Cabral HJ, Aschengrau A, Bair-Merritt M. School connectedness and high school graduation among maltreated youth. Child Abuse Negl. 2018 Jan; 75:130-138.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28483290.
  6. Tassiopoulos K, Huo Y, Braun J, Williams PL, Smith R, Aschengrau A, Nichols S, Hazra R, Meyer WA, Knapp K, Deygoo NS, Seage Iii GR. Blood lead levels and neurodevelopmental function in perinatally HIV-exposed, uninfected children in a US-based longitudinal cohort study. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2017 Mar 21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28322573; DOI: 10.1089/AID.2016.0265;.
  7. Gallagher LG, Webster TF, Aschengrau A. Exploring associations between prenatal solvent exposures and teenage drug and alcohol use: a retrospective cohort study. Environ Health. 2017 Mar 11; 16(1):26.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28283038; DOI: 10.1186/s12940-017-0232-6;.
  8. Butler LJ, Janulewicz PA, Carwile JL, White RF, Winter MR, Aschengrau A. Childhood and adolescent fish consumption and adult neuropsychological performance: An analysis from the Cape Cod Health Study. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2017 05; 61:47-57.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28263856; DOI: 10.1016/;.
  9. Stallings T, Riefkohl A, Ma Y, Weiner DE, Aschengrau A, Kaufman JS, Ramirez-Rubio O, Amador JJ, Lopez D, Laws R, Winter MR, McSorley VE, Brooks D, Applebaum K. Cane Cutting and Dysuria among male Sugarcane Workers in Nicaragua. Annals of Epidemiology. 2017; 27(8):530. View Publication
  10. Carwile JL, Butler LJ, Janulewicz PA, Winter MR, Aschengrau A. Childhood Fish Consumption and Learning and Behavioral Disorders. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 Nov 02; 13(11).View Related Profiles. PMID: 27827868.
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Environmental Epidemiology, Reproductive Epidemiology, Substance Use
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