Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

PhD, Boston University School of Public Health
MPH, Emory University

Mahsa Yazdy, PhD is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health. She is also the Director of the Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Dr. Yazdy received her MPH in Epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and received a PhD in Epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health.

2016 Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Zika Response Team, Commissioner’s Citation of Recognition
2015-2016 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral National Research Service Award
2009 Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research: Student Prize Paper
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Short TD, Stallings EB, Isenburg J, O'Leary LA, Yazdy MM, Bohm MK, Ethen M, Chen X, Tran T, Fox DJ, Fornoff J, Forestieri N, Ferrell E, Ramirez GM, Kim J, Shi J, Cho SJ, Duckett K, Nelson N, Zielke K, St John K, Martin B, Clark C, Huynh MP, Benusa C, Reefhuis J. Gastroschisis Trends and Ecologic Link to Opioid Prescription Rates - United States, 2006-2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019 Jan 18; 68(2):31-36. PMID: 30653484.
  2. Weber KA, Yang W, Carmichael SL, Lupo PJ, Dukhovny S, Yazdy MM, Lin AE, Van Bennekom CM, Mitchell AA, Shaw GM. An application of data mining to identify potential risk factors for anophthalmia and microphthalmia. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2018 11; 32(6):545-555.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30300919.
  3. Yazdy MM, Coull BA, Gardiner JC, Aguiar A, Calafat AM, Xiaoyun Ye, Schantz SL, Korrick SA. A possible approach to improving the reproducibility of urinary concentrations of phthalate metabolites and phenols during pregnancy. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2018 09; 28(5):448-460. PMID: 30018406; DOI: 10.1038/s41370-018-0050-0;.
  4. Delaney A, Mai C, Smoots A, Cragan J, Ellington S, Langlois P, Breidenbach R, Fornoff J, Dunn J, Yazdy M, Scotto-Rosato N, Sweatlock J, Fox D, Palacios J, Forestieri N, Leedom V, Smiley M, Nance A, Lake-Burger H, Romitti P, Fall C, Prado MV, Barton J, Bryan JM, Arias W, Brown SV, Kimura J, Mann S, Martin B, Orantes L, Taylor A, Nahabedian J, Akosa A, Song Z, Martin S, Ramlal R, Shapiro-Mendoza C, Isenburg J, Moore CA, Gilboa S, Honein MA. Population-Based Surveillance of Birth Defects Potentially Related to Zika Virus Infection - 15 States and U.S. Territories, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018 Jan 26; 67(3):91-96. PMID: 29370151.
  5. Somerville NJ, Chen X, Heinke D, Stone SL, Higgins C, Manning SE, Pagnano S, Yazdy MM, Anderka M. Accuracy of birth certificate head circumference measurements: Massachusetts, 2012-2013. Birth Defects Res. 2018 03 15; 110(5):413-420.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29195030.
  6. McPherson E, Nestoridi E, Heinke D, Roberts DJ, Fretts R, Yazdy MM, Lin AE. Alternatives to Autopsy for Fetal and Early Neonatal (Perinatal) Deaths: Insights from the Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program. Birth Defects Res. 2017 Nov 01; 109(18):1430-1441. PMID: 28898573; DOI: 10.1002/bdr2.1112;.
  7. Reynolds MR, Jones AM, Petersen EE, Lee EH, Rice ME, Bingham A, Ellington SR, Evert N, Reagan-Steiner S, Oduyebo T, Brown CM, Martin S, Ahmad N, Bhatnagar J, Macdonald J, Gould C, Fine AD, Polen KD, Lake-Burger H, Hillard CL, Hall N, Yazdy MM, Slaughter K, Sommer JN, Adamski A, Raycraft M, Fleck-Derderian S, Gupta J, Newsome K, Baez-Santiago M, Slavinski S, White JL, Moore CA, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Petersen L, Boyle C, Jamieson DJ, Meaney-Delman D, Honein MA. Vital Signs: Update on Zika Virus-Associated Birth Defects and Evaluation of All U.S. Infants with Congenital Zika Virus Exposure - U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Apr 07; 66(13):366-373. PMID: 28384133; DOI: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6613e1;.
  8. Honein MA, Dawson AL, Petersen EE, Jones AM, Lee EH, Yazdy MM, Ahmad N, Macdonald J, Evert N, Bingham A, Ellington SR, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Oduyebo T, Fine AD, Brown CM, Sommer JN, Gupta J, Cavicchia P, Slavinski S, White JL, Owen SM, Petersen LR, Boyle C, Meaney-Delman D, Jamieson DJ. Birth Defects Among Fetuses and Infants of US Women With Evidence of Possible Zika Virus Infection During Pregnancy. JAMA. 2017 01 03; 317(1):59-68. PMID: 27960197; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2016.19006;.
  9. Benedum CM, Yazdy MM, Parker SE, Mitchell AA, Werler MM. Association of Clomiphene and Assisted Reproductive Technologies With the Risk of Neural Tube Defects. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Jun 01; 183(11):977-87.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27188944; PMCID: PMC4887580; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwv322;.
  10. Benedum CM, Yazdy MM, Mitchell AA, Werler MM. Impact of Periconceptional Use of Nitrosatable Drugs on the Risk of Neural Tube Defects. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Oct 15; 182(8):675-84.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26424074; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwv126;.
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Perinatal epidemiology
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