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.

2020 Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP): Emerging MCH Professional Award
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

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  1. Luke B, Brown MB, Nichols HB, Schymura MJ, Browne ML, Fisher SC, Forestieri NE, Rao C, Yazdy MM, Gershman ST, Ethen MK, Canfield MA, Williams M, Wantman E, Oehninger S, Doody KJ, Eisenberg ML, Baker VL, Lupo PJ. Assessment of Birth Defects and Cancer Risk in Children Conceived via In Vitro Fertilization in the US. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Oct 01; 3(10):e2022927. PMID: 33119107
  2. Heinke D, Rich-Edwards JW, Williams PL, Hernandez-Diaz S, Anderka M, Fisher SC, Desrosiers TA, Shaw GM, Romitti PA, Canfield MA, Yazdy MM. Quantification of selection bias in studies of risk factors for birth defects among livebirths. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2020 Nov; 34(6):655-664.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32249969
  3. Smoots AN, Olson SM, Cragan J, Delaney A, Roth NM, Godfred-Cato S, Jones AM, Nahabedian JF, Fornoff J, Sandidge T, Yazdy MM, Higgins C, Olney RS, Eckert V, Forkner A, Fox DJ, Stolz A, Crawford K, Cho SJ, Knapp M, Ahmed MF, Lake-Burger H, Elmore AL, Langlois P, Breidenbach R, Nance A, Denson L, Caton L, Forestieri N, Bergman K, Humphries BK, Leedom VO, Tran T, Johnston J, Valencia-Prado M, Pérez-González S, Romitti PA, Fall C, Bryan JM, Barton J, Arias W, St John K, Mann S, Kimura J, Orantes L, Martin B, de Wilde L, Ellis EM, Song Z, Akosa A, Goodroe C, Ellington SR, Tong VT, Gilboa SM, Moore CA, Honein MA. Population-Based Surveillance for Birth Defects Potentially Related to Zika Virus Infection - 22 States and Territories, January 2016-June 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020 Jan 24; 69(3):67-71. PMID: 31971935
  4. Heinke D, Nestoridi E, Hernandez-Diaz S, Williams PL, Rich-Edwards JW, Lin AE, Van Bennekom CM, Mitchell AA, Nembhard WN, Fretts RC, Roberts DJ, Duke CW, Carmichael SL, Yazdy MM. Risk of Stillbirth for Fetuses With Specific Birth Defects. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 01; 135(1):133-140.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31809437
  5. Alman BL, Stingone JA, Yazdy M, Botto LD, Desrosiers TA, Pruitt S, Herring AH, Langlois PH, Nembhard WN, Shaw GM, Olshan AF, Luben TJ. Associations between PM2.5 and risk of preterm birth among liveborn infants. Ann Epidemiol. 2019 11; 39:46-53.e2. PMID: 31678056
  6. Choi G, Stingone JA, Desrosiers TA, Olshan AF, Nembhard WN, Shaw GM, Pruitt S, Romitti PA, Yazdy MM, Browne ML, Langlois PH, Botto L, Luben TJ. Maternal exposure to outdoor air pollution and congenital limb deficiencies in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Environ Res. 2019 12; 179(Pt A):108716. PMID: 31546130
  7. Frey MT, Meaney-Delman D, Bowen V, Yazdy MM, Watkins SM, Thorpe PG, Honein MA. Surveillance for Emerging Threats to Pregnant Women and Infants. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2019 08; 28(8):1031-1036. PMID: 31408424
  8. Jenkins MM, Almli LM, Pangilinan F, Chong JX, Blue EE, Shapira SK, White J, McGoldrick D, Smith JD, Mullikin JC, Bean CJ, Nembhard WN, Lou XY, Shaw GM, Romitti PA, Keppler-Noreuil K, Yazdy MM, Kay DM, Carter TC, Olshan AF, Moore KJ, Nascone-Yoder N, Finnell RH, Lupo PJ, Feldkamp ML, Nickerson DA, Bamshad MJ, Brody LC, Reefhuis J. Exome sequencing of family trios from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study: Tapping into a rich resource of genetic and environmental data. Birth Defects Res. 2019 12 01; 111(20):1618-1632. PMID: 31328417
  9. 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
  10. 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
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Perinatal epidemiology
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