Gregory Wellenius, ScD
Professor
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 (Multi-PI)
PI: Gregory Wellenius, ScD
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
7R01ES029950-03

Environmental Determinants of Pathological Brain Aging in WHI Memory Studies
01/01/2020 - 07/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
University of Southern California NIH NIEHS
5R01ES025888-05



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  1. 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 Feb 21; 42(8):822-830.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33205210; DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa846;
     
  2. 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 Feb 08; 150:106428. PMID: 33571817
     
  3. Weaver AM, Wang Y, Wellenius GA, Bidulescu A, Sims M, Vaidyanathan A, Hickson DA, Shimbo D, Abdalla M, Diaz KM, Seals SR. Long-Term Air Pollution and Blood Pressure in an African American Cohort: the Jackson Heart Study. Am J Prev Med. 2021 Mar; 60(3):397-405. PMID: 33478866
     
  4. Petkus AJ, Wang X, Beavers DP, Chui HC, Espeland MA, Gatz M, Gruenewald T, Kaufman JD, Manson JE, Resnick SM, Stewart JD, Wellenius GA, Whitsel EA, Widaman K, Younan D, Chen JC. Outdoor air pollution exposure and inter-relation of global cognitive performance and emotional distress in older women. Environ Pollut. 2021 Feb 15; 271:116282. PMID: 33385889
     
  5. Petkus AJ, Younan D, Wang X, Beavers DP, Espeland MA, Gatz M, Gruenewald TL, Kaufman JD, Chui HC, Manson JE, Resnick SM, Wellenius GA, Whitsel EA, Widaman K, Chen JC. Air Pollution and the Dynamic Association Between Depressive Symptoms and Memory in Oldest-Old Women. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Feb; 69(2):474-484. PMID: 33205418
     
  6. Prabhakaran P, Jaganathan S, Walia GK, Wellenius GA, Mandal S, Kumar K, Kloog I, Lane K, Nori-Sarma A, Rosenqvist M, Dahlquist M, Reddy KS, Schwartz J, Prabhakaran D, Ljungman PLS. Building capacity for air pollution epidemiology in India. Environ Epidemiol. 2020 Oct; 4(5):e117.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33134770
     
  7. Bavadekar S, Dai A, Davis J, Desfontaines D, Eckstein I, Everett K, Fabrikant A, Flores G, Gabrilovich E, Gadepalli K, Glass S, Huang R, Kamath C, Kraft D, Kumok A, Marfatia H, Mayer Y, Miller B, Pearce A, IM Perera, Ramachandran V, Raman K, Roessler T, Shafran I, Shekel T, Stanton C, Stimes J, Sun M, Wellenius G, Zoghi M. Google COVID-19 Search Trends Symptoms Dataset: Anonymization Process Description (version 1.0). Arxiv.org Pre-print. 2020. View Publication
  8. Woskie LR, Tsai TC, Wellenius GA, Jha AK. Early Impact of India's Nationwide Lockdown on Aggregate Population Mobility and COVID-19 Cases. Preprints with The Lancet. 2020. View Publication
  9. 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 07; 140:105825.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32485474
     
  10. 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 08; 141:105765. PMID: 32388273
     
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