Birgit Claus Henn, 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 primarily on exposure to toxic metals and their impact on child development. She has examined associations between metals exposure and neurodevelopment in multiple pediatric cohorts worldwide, spanning critical periods of development from prenatal exposure through late childhood. Dr. Claus Henn is currently 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 pesticides and consumer products, effects of toxicants on birth outcomes, and the development and use of novel biomarkers.


Metal Mixtures, children's cognition, and sensitive developmental windows
03/03/2015 - 12/31/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
5R00ES022986-05

Manganese Exposure Windows and Neurologic function in Adolescence
09/30/2016 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NIH NIEHS
5R01ES019222-07

Novel Biomarker to Identify Critical Windows of Susceptibility to Metal Mixture
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NIH NIEHS
5R01ES026033-02



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  1. Horton MK, Hsu L, Henn BC, Margolis A, Austin C, Svensson K, Schnaas L, Gennings C, Hu H, Wright R, Rojo MMT, Arora M. Dentine biomarkers of prenatal and early childhood exposure to manganese, zinc and lead and childhood behavior. Environ Int. 2018 Sep 08; 121(Pt 1):148-158. PMID: 30205321; DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.08.045;.
     
  2. Bobb JF, Claus Henn B, Valeri L, Coull BA. Statistical software for analyzing the health effects of multiple concurrent exposures via Bayesian kernel machine regression. Environ Health. 2018 08 20; 17(1):67. PMID: 30126431; DOI: 10.1186/s12940-018-0413-y;.
     
  3. Sun R, Wang Z, Henn BC, Su L, Lu Q, Lin X, Wright RO, Bellinger DC, Kile M, Mazumdar M, Tellez-Rojo MM, Schnaas L, Christiani DC. Identification of novel loci associated with infant cognitive ability. Mol Psychiatry. 2018 Aug 17. PMID: 30120420.
     
  4. Liu SH, Bobb JF, Lee KH, Gennings C, Claus Henn B, Bellinger D, Austin C, Schnaas L, Tellez-Rojo MM, Hu H, Wright RO, Arora M, Coull BA. Lagged kernel machine regression for identifying time windows of susceptibility to exposures of complex mixtures. Biostatistics. 2018 Jul 01; 19(3):325-341. PMID: 28968676; DOI: 10.1093/biostatistics/kxx036;.
     
  5. Liu SH, Bobb JF, Claus Henn B, Schnaas L, Tellez-Rojo MM, Gennings C, Arora M, Wright RO, Coull BA, Wand MP. Modeling the health effects of time-varying complex environmental mixtures: Mean field variational Bayes for lagged kernel machine regression. Environmetrics. 2018; e2504.
     
  6. Preston EV, Webster TF, Oken E, Claus Henn B, McClean MD, Rifas-Shiman SL, Pearce EN, Braverman LE, Calafat AM, Ye X, Sagiv SK. Maternal Plasma per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance Concentrations in Early Pregnancy and Maternal and Neonatal Thyroid Function in a Prospective Birth Cohort: Project Viva (USA). Environ Health Perspect. 2018 02 27; 126(2):027013.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29488882; DOI: 10.1289/EHP2534;.
     
  7. Claus Henn B, Austin C, Coull BA, Schnaas L, Gennings C, Horton MK, Hernández-Ávila M, Hu H, Téllez-Rojo MM, Wright RO, Arora M. Uncovering neurodevelopmental windows of susceptibility to manganese exposure using dentine microspatial analyses. Environ Res. 2018 Feb; 161:588-598. PMID: 29247915; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.12.003;.
     
  8. Claus Henn B, Ogneva-Himmelberger Y, Denehy A, Randall M, Cordon N, Basu B, Caccavale B, Covino S, Hanumantha R, Longo K, Maiorano A, Pillsbury S, Rigutto G, Shields K, Sarkis M, Downs TJ. Integrated Assessment of Shallow-Aquifer Vulnerability to Multiple Contaminants and Drinking-Water Exposure Pathways in Holliston, Massachusetts. Water. 2017; 10(1):23.
     
  9. Bauer JA, Claus Henn B, Austin C, Zoni S, Fedrighi C, Cagna G, Placidi D, White RF, Yang Q, Coull BA, Smith D, Lucchini RG, Wright RO, Arora M. Manganese in teeth and neurobehavior: Sex-specific windows of susceptibility. Environ Int. 2017 Nov; 108:299-308.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28941415; DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.08.013;.
     
  10. Chiu YM, Claus Henn B, Hsu HL, Pendo MP, Coull BA, Austin C, Cagna G, Fedrighi C, Placidi D, Smith DR, Wright RO, Lucchini RG, Arora M. Sex differences in sensitivity to prenatal and early childhood manganese exposure on neuromotor function in adolescents. Environ Res. 2017 Nov; 159:458-465. PMID: 28858760; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.08.035;.
     
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