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

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

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

The effects of multiple exposures and the risk of birth defects (project #1028)
10/05/2020 - 06/30/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Comm. of Mass./Department of Public Health HHS CDC

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

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. Schildroth S, Wise LA, Wesselink AK, De La Cruz P, Bethea TN, Weuve J, Fruh V, Botelho JC, Sjodin A, Calafat AM, Baird DD, Claus Henn B. Correlates of Persistent Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical Mixtures among Reproductive-Aged Black Women. Environ Sci Technol. 2021 Oct 19; 55(20):14000-14014.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34591461
  2. Bauer JA, White RF, Coull BA, Austin C, Oppini M, Zoni S, Fedrighi C, Cagna G, Placidi D, Guazzetti S, Yang Q, Bellinger DC, Webster TF, Wright RO, Smith D, Horton M, Lucchini RG, Arora M, Claus Henn B. Critical windows of susceptibility in the association between manganese and neurocognition in Italian adolescents living near ferro-manganese industry. Neurotoxicology. 2021 Aug 31; 87:51-61.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34478771
  3. Wise LA, Wesselink AK, Schildroth S, Calafat AM, Bethea TN, Geller RJ, Coleman CM, Fruh V, Claus Henn B, Botelho JC, Harmon QE, Thirkill M, Wegienka GR, Baird DD. Correlates of plasma concentrations of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances among reproductive-aged Black women. Environ Res. 2021 Aug 14; 203:111860.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34403666
  4. Wesselink AK, Weuve J, Fruh V, Bethea TN, Claus Henn B, Harmon QE, Hauser R, Williams PL, Calafat AM, McClean M, Baird DD, Wise LA. Urinary concentrations of phenols, parabens, and triclocarban in relation to uterine leiomyomata incidence and growth. Fertil Steril. 2021 Aug 05.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34366109; DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2021.07.003;
  5. Zhao Y, Naumova EN, Bobb JF, Claus Henn B, Singh GM. Joint Associations of Multiple Dietary Components With Cardiovascular Disease Risk: A Machine-Learning Approach. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 07 01; 190(7):1353-1365. PMID: 33521815; PMCID: PMC8245893; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwab004;
  6. Carwile JL, Seshasayee SM, Aris IM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Claus Henn B, Calafat AM, Sagiv SK, Oken E, Fleisch AF. Prospective associations of mid-childhood plasma per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and pubertal timing. Environ Int. 2021 11; 156:106729. PMID: 34171588; PMCID: PMC8380705; DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106729;
  7. Fruh V, Rifas-Shiman SL, Coull BA, Devick KL, Amarasiriwardena C, Cardenas A, Bellinger DC, Wise LA, White RF, Wright RO, Oken E, Claus Henn B. Prenatal exposure to a mixture of elements and neurobehavioral outcomes in mid-childhood: Results from Project Viva. Environ Res. 2021 10; 201:111540.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34166661; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111540;
  8. Rahman ML, Oken E, Hivert MF, Rifas-Shiman S, Lin PD, Colicino E, Wright RO, Amarasiriwardena C, Claus Henn BG, Gold DR, Coull BA, Cardenas A. Early pregnancy exposure to metal mixture and birth outcomes - A prospective study in Project Viva. Environ Int. 2021 11; 156:106714. PMID: 34147999; DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106714;
  9. Zheng Y, Lin PD, Williams PL, Weisskopf MG, Cardenas A, Rifas-Shiman SL, Wright RO, Amarasiriwardena C, Henn BC, Hivert MF, Oken E, James-Todd T. Early pregnancy essential and non-essential metal mixtures and gestational glucose concentrations in the 2nd trimester: Results from project viva. Environ Int. 2021 10; 155:106690. PMID: 34120006; DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106690;
  10. Polka E, Childs E, Friedman A, Tomsho KS, Claus Henn B, Scammell MK, Milando CW. MCR: Open-Source Software to Automate Compilation of Health Study Report-Back. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 06 05; 18(11).View Related Profiles. PMID: 34198866; PMCID: PMC8201126; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18116104;
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