Mahsa Yazdy, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

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

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.

iCite Analysis       Copy PMIDs To Clipboard

  1. Wong EC, Lupo PJ, Desrosiers TA, Nichols HB, Smith SM, Poole C, Canfield M, Shumate C, Chambers TM, Schraw JM, Nembhard WN, Yazdy MM, Nestoridi E, Janitz AE, Olshan AF. Associations between birth defects with neural crest cell origins and pediatric embryonal tumors. Cancer. 2023 Jul 11. PMID: 37432072
  2. Liberman RF, Heinke D, Lin AE, Nestoridi E, Jalali M, Markenson GR, Sekhavat S, Yazdy MM. Trends in Delayed Diagnosis of Critical Congenital Heart Defects in an Era of Enhanced Screening, 2004-2018. J Pediatr. 2023 Jun; 257:113366.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36858148
  3. Darling AM, Shephard H, Nestoridi E, Manning SE, Yazdy MM. SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy and preterm birth in Massachusetts from March 2020 through March 2021. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2023 Feb; 37(2):93-103. PMID: 36512318; PMCID: PMC9877646; DOI: 10.1111/ppe.12944;
  4. Weber KA, Yang W, Carmichael SL, Collins RT, Luben TJ, Desrosiers TA, Insaf TZ, Le MT, Evans SP, Romitti PA, Yazdy MM, Nembhard WN, Shaw GM. Assessing associations between residential proximity to greenspace and birth defects in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Environ Res. 2023 Jan 01; 216(Pt 3):114760. PMID: 36356662; PMCID: PMC10353702; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2022.114760;
  5. Luke B, Brown MB, Wantman E, Schymura MJ, Browne ML, Fisher SC, Forestieri NE, Rao C, Nichols HB, Yazdy MM, Gershman ST, Sacha CR, Williams M, Ethen MK, Canfield MA, Doody KJ, Eisenberg ML, Baker VL, Williams C, Sutcliffe AG, Richard MA, Lupo PJ. The risks of birth defects and childhood cancer with conception by assisted reproductive technology. Hum Reprod. 2022 Oct 31; 37(11):2672-2689. PMID: 36112004; PMCID: PMC9960485; DOI: 10.1093/humrep/deac196;
  6. Adrien N, Orta OR, Nestoridi E, Carmichael SL, Yazdy MM. Early pregnancy vitamin D status and risk of select congenital anomalies in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Birth Defects Res. 2023 Feb 01; 115(3):290-301.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36203383
  7. Lewis EL, Smoots AN, Woodworth KR, Olsen EO, Roth NM, Yazdy M, Shephard H, Sizemore L, Wingate H, Dzimira P, Reynolds B, Lush M, Fuchs EL, Ojo K, Siebman S, Hall AJ, Azziz-Baumgartner E, Perrine C, Hsia J, Ellington S, Tong VT, Gilboa SM. Breast Milk Feeding of Infants at Birth Among People With Confirmed SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Pregnancy: SET-NET, 5 States, March 29, 2020-December 31, 2020. Am J Public Health. 2022 Oct; 112(S8):S787-S796. PMID: 36288521; PMCID: PMC9612185; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2022.307023;
  8. Shephard HM, Manning SE, Nestoridi E, Brown C, Yazdy MM. Characteristics of People With and Without Laboratory-Confirmed SARS-CoV-2 Infection During Pregnancy, Massachusetts, March 2020-March 2021. Public Health Rep. 2022 Jul-Aug; 137(4):782-789. PMID: 35465775; PMCID: PMC9251605; DOI: 10.1177/00333549221084721;
  9. Kerr S, Heinke D, Yazdy MM, Mitchell AA, Darling AM, Lin A, Nestoridi E, Werler MM. Use of vasoactive medications in pregnancy and the risk of stillbirth among birth defect cases. Birth Defects Res. 2022 May; 114(8):277-294.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35238183; PMCID: PMC9798591; DOI: 10.1002/bdr2.1996;
  10. Manning SE, Blinn AM, Selk SC, Silva CF, Stetler K, Stone SL, Yazdy MM, Bharel M. The Massachusetts Racial Equity Data Road Map: Data as a Tool Toward Ending Structural Racism. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2022 Jan-Feb 01; 28(Suppl 1):S58-S65.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34797262; PMCID: PMC8939711; DOI: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000001428;
Showing 10 of 61 results. Show More

This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 61 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 8 publications in 2022


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
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Perinatal epidemiology
Contact for Mentoring:

715 Albany Street
Boston MA 02118
Google Map

Yazdy's Networks
Click the "See All" links for more information and interactive visualizations
Similar People
Same Department