Birgit G. Claus Henn, MPH, ScD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Environmental Health

SD, Harvard School of Public Health
MPH, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health




Birgit Claus Henn’s research focuses on exposure to environmental toxicants and their impact on child development. She has examined associations between metals, pesticides, and other chemical exposures and neurodevelopment in multiple pediatric cohorts worldwide, spanning critical periods of development from prenatal exposure through late childhood. Dr. Claus Henn is the PI of an NIEHS Career Development Award to utilize novel statistical approaches for analyzing chemical mixtures data in order to understand neurodevelopmental effects of multiple metals. Other research interests include exposure to chemicals in consumer products, effects of toxicants on birth outcomes, and the development and use of novel biomarkers. Dr. Claus Henn also serves as the director of the PhD program in Environmental Health.


Metal-Nutrient Mixtures in Epidemiologic and Toxicologic Studies of Cardiovascular Disease
09/04/2020 - 06/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, Stony Brook University NIH NIEHS
1R01ES03093801A1

Manganese Exposure Windows and Neurologic function in Adolescence
09/30/2016 - 08/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NIH NIEHS
5R01ES019222-10

Novel Biomarker to Identify Critical Windows of Susceptibility to Metal Mixture
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NIH NIEHS
5R01ES026033-04

The effects of multiple exposures and the risk of birth defects (project #1028)
11/25/2019 - 08/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Comm. of Mass./Department of Public Health HHS CDC
5U01DD001224-02-00

Metal Mixtures, children's cognition, and sensitive developmental windows
03/03/2015 - 12/31/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
5R00ES022986-05



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  1. Wesselink AK, Claus Henn B, Fruh V, Orta OR, Weuve J, Hauser R, Williams PL, McClean MD, Sjodin A, Bethea TN, Brasky TM, Baird DD, Wise LA. A PROSPECTIVE ULTRASOUND STUDY OF Plasma polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations and INCIDENCE of uterine leiomyomata. Epidemiology. 2021 Jan 06; Publish Ahead of Print.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33427764
     
  2. Fruh V, Claus Henn B, Weuve J, Wesselink AK, Orta OR, Heeren T, Hauser R, Calafat AM, Williams PL, Baird DD, Wise LA. Incidence of uterine leiomyoma in relation to urinary concentrations of phthalate and phthalate alternative biomarkers: A prospective ultrasound study. Environ Int. 2020 Dec 21; 147:106218.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33360166
     
  3. Levin-Schwartz Y, Claus Henn B, Gennings C, Coull BA, Placidi D, Horton MK, Smith DR, Lucchini RG, Wright RO. Integrated measures of lead and manganese exposure improve estimation of their joint effects on cognition in Italian school-age children. Environ Int. 2021 Jan; 146:106312. PMID: 33395951
     
  4. Howe CG, Claus Henn B, Eckel SP, Farzan SF, Grubbs BH, Chavez TA, Hodes TL, Faham D, Al-Marayati L, Lerner D, Quimby A, Twogood S, Richards MJ, Meeker JD, Bastain TM, Breton CV. Prenatal Metal Mixtures and Birth Weight for Gestational Age in a Predominately Lower-Income Hispanic Pregnancy Cohort in Los Angeles. Environ Health Perspect. 2020 Nov; 128(11):117001. PMID: 33141601; DOI: 10.1289/EHP7201;
     
  5. Howe CG, Claus Henn B, Farzan SF, Habre R, Eckel SP, Grubbs BH, Chavez TA, Faham D, Al-Marayati L, Lerner D, Quimby A, Twogood S, Richards MJ, Meeker JD, Bastain TM, Breton CV. Prenatal metal mixtures and fetal size in mid-pregnancy in the MADRES study. Environ Res. 2020 Oct 28; 110388. PMID: 33129852; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.110388;
     
  6. Wesselink AK, Fruh V, Hauser R, Weuve J, Taylor KW, Orta OR, Claus Henn B, Bethea TN, McClean MD, Williams PL, Calafat AM, Baird DD, Wise LA. Correlates of urinary concentrations of phthalate and phthalate alternative metabolites among reproductive-aged Black women from Detroit, Michigan. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2020 Sep 26.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32980856
     
  7. Bauer JA, Devick KL, Bobb JF, Coull BA, Bellinger D, Benedetti C, Cagna G, Fedrighi C, Guazzetti S, Oppini M, Placidi D, Webster TF, White RF, Yang Q, Zoni S, Wright RO, Smith DR, Lucchini RG, Claus Henn B. Associations of a Metal Mixture Measured in Multiple Biomarkers with IQ: Evidence from Italian Adolescents Living near Ferroalloy Industry. Environ Health Perspect. 2020 09; 128(9):97002.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32897104; DOI: 10.1289/EHP6803;
     
  8. Preston EV, Webster TF, Claus Henn B, McClean MD, Gennings C, Oken E, Rifas-Shiman SL, Pearce EN, Calafat AM, Fleisch AF, Sagiv SK. Prenatal exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and maternal and neonatal thyroid function in the Project Viva Cohort: A mixtures approach. Environ Int. 2020 06; 139:105728.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32311629
     
  9. Orta OR, Wesselink AK, Bethea TN, Claus Henn B, Sjödin A, Wegienka G, Baird DD, Wise LA. Correlates of organochlorine pesticide plasma concentrations among reproductive-aged black women. Environ Res. 2020 05; 184:109352.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32182481; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.109352;
     
  10. Levin-Schwartz Y, Gennings C, Henn BC, Coull BA, Placidi D, Lucchini R, Smith DR, Wright RO. Multi-media biomarkers: Integrating information to improve lead exposure assessment. Environ Res. 2020 04; 183:109148. PMID: 32004829; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.109148;
     
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