Birgit G. Claus Henn, MPH, ScD
Assistant 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.

Manganese Exposure Windows and Neurologic function in Adolescence
09/30/2016 - 08/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NIH NIEHS

Novel Biomarker to Identify Critical Windows of Susceptibility to Metal Mixture
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NIH NIEHS

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


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  1. 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
  2. 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 Sep; 128(9):97002.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32897104; DOI: 10.1289/EHP6803;
  3. 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 Jun; 139:105728.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32311629
  4. Orta OR, Wesselink AK, Bethea TN, Henn BC, 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;
  5. 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;
  6. Orta OR, Wesselink AK, Bethea TN, Claus Henn B, McClean MD, Sjödin A, Baird DD, Wise LA. Correlates of plasma concentrations of brominated flame retardants in a cohort of U.S. Black women residing in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. Sci Total Environ. 2020 Apr 20; 714:136777.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32018967; DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136777;
  7. Zheng Y, Zhang C, Weisskopf MG, Williams PL, Claus Henn B, Parsons PJ, Palmer CD, Buck Louis GM, James-Todd T. Evaluating associations between early pregnancy trace elements mixture and 2nd trimester gestational glucose levels: A comparison of three statistical approaches. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2020 03; 224:113446. PMID: 31978739; DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2019.113446;
  8. Fruh V, Rifas-Shiman SL, Amarasiriwardena C, Cardenas A, Bellinger DC, Wise LA, White RF, Wright RO, Oken E, Claus Henn B. Prenatal lead exposure and childhood executive function and behavioral difficulties in project viva. Neurotoxicology. 2019 12; 75:105-115.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31513824; DOI: 10.1016/j.neuro.2019.09.006;
  9. Mullin AM, Amarasiriwardena C, Cantoral-Preciado A, Claus Henn B, Leon Hsu HH, Sanders AP, Svensson K, Tamayo-Ortiz M, Téllez-Rojo MM, Wright RO, Burris HH. Maternal blood arsenic levels and associations with birth weight-for-gestational age. Environ Res. 2019 10; 177:108603. PMID: 31357156
  10. White RF, Brand C, Claus Henn B, Janulewicz PA. Oxford Handbook of Adult Cognitive Disorders. Neurotoxicant Exposures. Oxford University Press. 2019.
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