Mahsa Yazdy, PhD
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. Petersen JM, Yazdy MM, Getz KD, Anderka MT, Werler MM. Short interpregnancy intervals and risks for birth defects: support for the nutritional depletion hypothesis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 06 01; 113(6):1688-1699.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33668063; PMCID: PMC8168364; DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqaa436;
  2. Luke B, Brown MB, Wantman E, Forestieri NE, Browne ML, Fisher SC, Yazdy MM, Ethen MK, Canfield MA, Nichols HB, Oehninger S, Doody KJ, Sutcliffe AG, Williams C, Eisenberg ML, Baker VL, Sacha CR, Lupo PJ. Risks of nonchromosomal birth defects, small-for-gestational age birthweight, and prematurity with in vitro fertilization: effect of number of embryos transferred and plurality at conception versus at birth. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2021 Apr; 38(4):835-846. PMID: 33547526; PMCID: PMC8079460; DOI: 10.1007/s10815-021-02095-3;
  3. Luke B, Brown MB, Wantman E, Forestieri NE, Browne ML, Fisher SC, Yazdy MM, Ethen MK, Canfield MA, Watkins S, Nichols HB, Farland LV, Oehninger S, Doody KJ, Eisenberg ML, Baker VL. The risk of birth defects with conception by ART. Hum Reprod. 2021 01 01; 36(1):116-129. PMID: 33251542
  4. Zaganjor I, Luben TJ, Desrosiers TA, Keil AP, Engel LS, Michalski AM, Carmichael SL, Nembhard WN, Shaw GM, Reefhuis J, Yazdy MM, Langlois PH, Feldkamp ML, Romitti PA, Olshan AF, The National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Maternal Exposure to Disinfection By-Products and Risk of Hypospadias in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2000-2005). Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 12 21; 17(24). PMID: 33371304; PMCID: PMC7766973; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17249564;
  5. Woodworth KR, Olsen EO, Neelam V, Lewis EL, Galang RR, Oduyebo T, Aveni K, Yazdy MM, Harvey E, Longcore ND, Barton J, Fussman C, Siebman S, Lush M, Patrick PH, Halai UA, Valencia-Prado M, Orkis L, Sowunmi S, Schlosser L, Khuwaja S, Read JS, Hall AJ, Meaney-Delman D, Ellington SR, Gilboa SM, Tong VT. Birth and Infant Outcomes Following Laboratory-Confirmed SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Pregnancy - SET-NET, 16 Jurisdictions, March 29-October 14, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020 Nov 06; 69(44):1635-1640. PMID: 33151917; PMCID: PMC7643898; DOI: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6944e2;
  6. 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 10 01; 3(10):e2022927. PMID: 33119107; PMCID: PMC7596575; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.22927;
  7. 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 11; 34(6):655-664.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32249969; PMCID: PMC7541428; DOI: 10.1111/ppe.12650;
  8. 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; PMCID: PMC7367037; DOI: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6903a3;
  9. 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; PMCID: PMC7033649; DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003614;
  10. 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; PMCID: PMC7315599; DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.09.008;
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