Gregory Wellenius, ScD
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Environmental Health

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
MSc, McGill University

Gregory Wellenius, ScD leverages his training in epidemiology, environmental health, and human physiology to lead research focused on assessing the human health impacts of the built environment in the context of a rapidly changing climate. His team has made a number of notable contributions to our understanding of the health risks associated with air pollution, noise pollution, other features of our physical environment, and those posed by a changing climate. A key goal of his team's research is to provide the actionable scientific evidence needed to ensure that our communities are as resilient, sustainable, and healthy as possible, emphasizing the benefits to human health of climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.

Before coming to Boston University, Dr. Wellenius served as faculty and Director of Brown University's Center for Environmental Health and Technology and Elected Councilor of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE). He has previously taught courses on epidemiology methods, climate change and human health, and methods in environmental epidemiology. He has a strong track record of mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Wellenius is the 2019 recipient of the ISEE Tony McMichael Mid-Term Career Award and the 2018 recipient of the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Brown University School of Public Health.

2019 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology: Tony McMichael Mid-Term Career Award
2018 Brown University School of Public Health: Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching
2004 Harvard School of Public Health: Edgar Haber Award in Biological Sciences

Longitudinal effects of Air Pollution Exposures on Lung growth and development of biomarker of lung function deficit in Urban Children
10/01/2020 - 09/30/2025 (Subcontract PI)
JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research DBT/Well. Tr India A

Evaluation of Municipal Heat Action Plans (HAPs) in the United States
04/01/2020 - 03/30/2023 (PI)
Wellcome Trust

Evidence to improve heat warning effectiveness in reducing morbidity and mortality
05/14/2020 - 10/31/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Impact of Open Burn Pit Exposure on Respiratory and Cardiovascular Health among Military Veterans
01/01/2020 - 09/14/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Brown University Dept of Defense

Environmental Determinants of Pathological Brain Aging in WHI Memory Studies
01/01/2020 - 07/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
University of Southern California NIH NIEHS


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  1. Woskie LR, Hennessy J, Espinosa V, Tsai TC, Vispute S, Jacobson BH, Cattuto C, Gauvin L, Tizzoni M, Fabrikant A, Gadepalli K, Boulanger A, Pearce A, Kamath C, Schlosberg A, Stanton C, Bavadekar S, Abueg M, Hogue M, Oplinger A, Chou K, Corrado G, Shekel T, Jha AK, Wellenius GA, Gabrilovich E. Early social distancing policies in Europe, changes in mobility & COVID-19 case trajectories: Insights from Spring 2020. PLoS One. 2021; 16(6):e0253071.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34191818; PMCID: PMC8244916; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0253071;
  2. Poulsen AH, Sears CG, Harrington J, Howe CJ, James KA, Roswall N, Overvad K, Tjønneland A, Wellenius GA, Meliker J, Raaschou-Nielsen O. Urinary cadmium and stroke - a case-cohort study in Danish never-smokers. Environ Res. 2021 May 29; 200:111394. PMID: 34062200
  3. Wellenius GA, Vispute S, Espinosa V, Fabrikant A, Tsai TC, Hennessy J, Dai A, Williams B, Gadepalli K, Boulanger A, Pearce A, Kamath C, Schlosberg A, Bendebury C, Mandayam C, Stanton C, Bavadekar S, Pluntke C, Desfontaines D, Jacobson BH, Armstrong Z, Gipson B, Wilson R, Widdowson A, Chou K, Oplinger A, Shekel T, Jha AK, Gabrilovich E. Impacts of social distancing policies on mobility and COVID-19 case growth in the US. Nat Commun. 2021 05 25; 12(1):3118.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34035295; PMCID: PMC8149701; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-23404-5;
  4. Deyssenroth MA, Rosa MJ, Eliot MN, Kelsey KT, Kloog I, Schwartz JD, Wellenius GA, Peng S, Hao K, Marsit CJ, Chen J. Placental gene networks at the interface between maternal PM2.5 exposure early in gestation and reduced infant birthweight. Environ Res. 2021 08; 199:111342. PMID: 34015297; PMCID: PMC8195860; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111342;
  5. Weinberger KR, Kulick ER, Boehme AK, Sun S, Dominici F, Wellenius GA. Association Between Hurricane Sandy and Emergency Department Visits In New York City By Age and Cause. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 Apr 28. PMID: 33910231
  6. Weaver AM, Bidulescu A, Wellenius GA, Hickson DA, Sims M, Vaidyanathan A, Wu WC, Correa A, Wang Y. Associations between air pollution indicators and prevalent and incident diabetes in an African American cohort, the Jackson Heart Study. Environ Epidemiol. 2021 Jun; 5(3):e140. PMID: 33912784; PMCID: PMC8078431; DOI: 10.1097/EE9.0000000000000140;
  7. Kalloo G, Wellenius GA, McCandless L, Calafat AM, Sjodin A, Sullivan AJ, Romano ME, Karagas MR, Chen A, Yolton K, Lanphear BP, Braun JM. Chemical mixture exposures during pregnancy and cognitive abilities in school-aged children. Environ Res. 2021 06; 197:111027.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33744271
  8. Spangler KR, Wellenius GA. Spatial and intraseasonal variation in changing susceptibility to extreme heat in the United States. Environ Epidemiol. 2021 Apr; 5(2):e136.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33870011; PMCID: PMC8043727; DOI: 10.1097/EE9.0000000000000136;
  9. Sun S, Cao W, Ge Y, Ran J, Sun F, Zeng Q, Guo M, Huang J, Lee RS, Tian L, Wellenius GA. Outdoor light at night and risk of coronary heart disease among older adults: a prospective cohort study. Eur Heart J. 2021 02 21; 42(8):822-830.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33205210; DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa846;
  10. Sears CG, Poulsen AH, Eliot M, Howe CJ, James KA, Harrington JM, Roswall N, Overvad K, Tjønneland A, Raaschou-Nielsen O, Wellenius GA, Meliker J. Urine cadmium and acute myocardial infarction among never smokers in the Danish Diet, Cancer and Health cohort. Environ Int. 2021 05; 150:106428. PMID: 33571817; PMCID: PMC7940585; DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106428;
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