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

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 (Multi-PI)
PI: Gregory Wellenius, ScD
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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. Sun S, Weinberger KR, Yan M, Brooke Anderson G, Wellenius GA. Tropical cyclones and risk of preterm birth: A retrospective analysis of 20 million births across 378 US counties. Environ Int. 2020 Jul; 140:105825.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32485474
  2. Dahlquist M, Frykman V, Kemp-Gudmunsdottir K, Svennberg E, Wellenius GA, L S Ljungman P. Short-term associations between ambient air pollution and acute atrial fibrillation episodes. Environ Int. 2020 Aug; 141:105765. PMID: 32388273
  3. Weinberger KR, Harris D, Spangler KR, Zanobetti A, Wellenius GA. Estimating the number of excess deaths attributable to heat in 297 United States counties. Environ Epidemiol. 2020 Jun; 4(3):e096.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32613153
  4. Kulick ER, Wellenius GA, Boehme AK, Joyce NR, Schupf N, Kaufman JD, Mayeux R, Sacco RL, Manly JJ, Elkind MSV. Long-term exposure to air pollution and trajectories of cognitive decline among older adults. Neurology. 2020 04 28; 94(17):e1782-e1792. PMID: 32269113
  5. Jimenez MP, Wellenius GA, James P, Subramanian SV, Buka S, Eaton C, Gilman SE, Loucks EB. Associations of types of green space across the life-course with blood pressure and body mass index. Environ Res. 2020 06; 185:109411. PMID: 32240843
  6. Wu WC, Huang M, Taveira TH, Roberts MB, Martin LW, Wellenius GA, Johnson KC, Manson JE, Liu S, Eaton CB. Relationship Between Dietary Magnesium Intake and Incident Heart Failure Among Older Women: The WHI. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 Apr 07; 9(7):e013570. PMID: 32192409
  7. Nassikas N, Spangler K, Fann N, Nolte CG, Dolwick P, Spero TL, Sheffield P, Wellenius GA. Ozone-related asthma emergency department visits in the US in a warming climate. Environ Res. 2020 04; 183:109206.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32035409; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.109206;
  8. Kulick ER, Elkind MSV, Boehme AK, Joyce NR, Schupf N, Kaufman JD, Mayeux R, Manly JJ, Wellenius GA. Long-term exposure to ambient air pollution, APOE-e4 status, and cognitive decline in a cohort of older adults in northern Manhattan. Environ Int. 2020 03; 136:105440. PMID: 31926436; DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.105440;
  9. Hernandez-Ferrer C, Wellenius GA, Tamayo I, Basagaña X, Sunyer J, Vrijheid M, Gonzalez JR. Comprehensive study of the exposome and omic data using rexposome Bioconductor Packages. Bioinformatics. 2019 12 15; 35(24):5344-5345. PMID: 31243429; DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btz526;
  10. Coull BA, Lee S, McGee G, Manjourides J, Mittleman MA, Wellenius GA. Corrections for measurement error due to delayed onset of illness for case-crossover designs. Biometrics. 2020 Sep; 76(3):963-972. PMID: 31729006; DOI: 10.1111/biom.13173;
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