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.

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  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. 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;
  4. Liberman RF, Heinke D, Petersen JM, Parker SE, Nestoridi E, Van Zutphen AR, Nembhard WN, Ramirez GM, Ethen MK, Tran T, Kirby RS, Getz KD, Nance AE, Yazdy MM. Interpregnancy interval and prevalence of selected birth defects: A multistate study. Birth Defects Res. 2022 01 15; 114(2):69-79.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34676681
  5. 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;
  6. 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;
  7. 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; PMCID: PMC8679367; DOI: 10.1093/humrep/deaa272;
  8. 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;
  9. 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;
  10. 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;
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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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Perinatal epidemiology
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