Michael D McClean, ScD
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Advancement
Boston University School of Public Health

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
MS, Harvard School of Public Health




Dr. Michael McClean is the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Advancement and a Professor of Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. His research interests focus on the use of biological markers to assess environmental and occupational exposures with respect to exposure-related disease. Trained as an industrial hygienist, he is interested in improving upon traditional exposure assessment methods by developing innovative approaches for assessing exposure via multiple pathways and for analyzing biological data. Previously, Dr. McClean has investigated exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in indoor environments, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons exposure among asphalt workers, jet fuel exposure among US military personnel, and gene-environment interactions in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Currently, he is investigating an epidemic of chronic kidney disease among Central American workers, as well as the long-term neurological consequences of exposure to head impacts.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

As the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Advancement, I feel fortunate to be in a position to advance our DEIJ priorities at SPH.

It has now been a few years since we overhauled our faculty search process at SPH to ensure that we follow best practices, in particular toward the goal of advancing both diversity and excellence. Since implementing those improvements, we have recruited a total of 40 faculty. Overall, 53% of recruited faculty identified as female, 45% as faculty of color, 28% from groups historically underrepresented in academia, and at least 3 new faculty members have been recruited to every academic department. Moving forward, we are committed to a process of continuous improvement to ensure that we continue to adhere to best practices.

As chair of the SRD faculty search committee, I ensured that all members participated in anti-bias training prior to serving on the committee. Our roster of 35 final candidates was balanced by gender, approximately half identified as BIPOC, of which approximately half of which were from historically underrepresented groups.

I have developed new faculty support mechanisms that are available to all faculty, but especially intended to ensure resources are available to subgroups such as women with young children and our faculty of color (eg Pandemic Recovery Research Awards, option of including Pandemic Hardship statement as part of promotion process, TTD Protected Time Award). Additionally, I served on our SPH DEIJ Committee, engaged in DEIJ training, Title IX training, and participated in the All School Retreat (which included a focus on DEIJ).

Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Environmental Health




Environmental Epidemiology in Community Settings
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2022 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Birgit G. Claus Henn, MPH, ScD
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
5T32ES014562-15

Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Brain Aging and Dementia
07/17/2016 - 06/30/2018 (Multi-PI)
PI: Michael D McClean, ScD
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
5R21HD089088-02

Environmental Epidemiology in Community Settings
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
4T32ES014562-10

Longitudinal Investigation of Chronic Kidney Disease in Central American Workers
01/01/2013 - 12/31/2016 (Subcontract PI)
CDC Foundation Azucar Centroamer.


Environmental Epidemiology in Community Settings
07/01/2012 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
5T32ES014562-09

Precursors and Prognosis of Traumatic Brain Injury in Young to Middle Aged Adults
09/30/2014 - 05/31/2016 (Multi-PI)
PI: Michael D McClean, ScD
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke
1R56NS089607-01

Receptor-based Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity of Superfund Chemicals
09/20/2012 - 03/31/2016 (Co-Investigator)
PI: David H. Sherr, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
5P42ES007381-19

Personnel Agreement for research services of Alexis Maule
10/01/2011 - 09/30/2015 (PI)
Department of Defense/U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine


Investigating an epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Western Nicaragua
09/01/2014 - 09/25/2015 (Key Person / Mentor)
Environmental Protection Agency


Raman Blood Draw for Environmental Exposure
09/19/2012 - 08/31/2015 (Subcontract PI)
Agiltron, Inc NIH NIEHS
2R44ES018001-02A1

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 Environmental Epidemiology in Community Settings 5T32ES014562-14 58
2019 Environmental Epidemiology in Community Settings 5T32ES014562-13 58
2018 Environmental Epidemiology in Community Settings 5T32ES014562-12 58
2017 Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Brain Aging and Dementia 5R21HD089088-02
2017 Environmental Epidemiology in Community Settings 2T32ES014562-11 58
2016 Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Brain Aging and Dementia 1R21HD089088-01
2016 Environmental Epidemiology in Community Settings 4T32ES014562-10 58
2015 Environmental Epidemiology in Community Settings 5T32ES014562-09 58
2014 Environmental Epidemiology in Community Settings 5T32ES014562-08 58
2013 Environmental Epidemiology in Community Settings 5T32ES014562-07 58
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  1. Keogh SA, Leibler JH, Sennett Decker CM, Amador Velázquez JJ, Jarquin ER, Lopez-Pilarte D, Garcia-Trabanino R, Delgado IS, Petropoulos ZE, Friedman DJ, Amador Sánchez MR, Guevara R, McClean MD, Brooks DR, Scammell MK. High prevalence of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology among workers in the Mesoamerican Nephropathy Occupational Study. BMC Nephrol. 2022 07 07; 23(1):238.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35794550; PMCID: PMC9261054; DOI: 10.1186/s12882-022-02861-0;
     
  2. Yang B, Eliot M, McClean MD, Waterboer T, Pawlita M, Butler R, Nelson HH, Langevin SM, Christensen BC, Kelsey KT. DNA methylation-derived systemic inflammation indices and their association with oropharyngeal cancer risk and survival. Head Neck. 2022 04; 44(4):904-913. PMID: 35048488; DOI: 10.1002/hed.26981;
     
  3. Giraldi L, Collatuzzo G, Hashim D, Franceschi S, Herrero R, Chen C, Schwartz SM, Smith E, Kelsey K, McClean M, Gillison M, Boccia S, Hashibe M, Amy Lee YC, Boffetta P. Infection with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and risk of subsites within the oral cancer. Cancer Epidemiol. 2021 12; 75:102020. PMID: 34509873; DOI: 10.1016/j.canep.2021.102020;
     
  4. Alosco ML, Mariani ML, Adler CH, Balcer LJ, Bernick C, Au R, Banks SJ, Barr WB, Bouix S, Cantu RC, Coleman MJ, Dodick DW, Farrer LA, Geda YE, Katz DI, Koerte IK, Kowall NW, Lin AP, Marcus DS, Marek KL, McClean MD, McKee AC, Mez J, Palmisano JN, Peskind ER, Tripodis Y, Turner RW, Wethe JV, Cummings JL, Reiman EM, Shenton ME, Stern RA. Developing methods to detect and diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy during life: rationale, design, and methodology for the DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2021 08 12; 13(1):136.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34384490; PMCID: PMC8357968; DOI: 10.1186/s13195-021-00872-x;
     
  5. Wesselink AK, Weuve J, Fruh V, Bethea TN, Claus Henn B, Harmon QE, Hauser R, Williams PL, Calafat AM, McClean M, Baird DD, Wise LA. Urinary concentrations of phenols, parabens, and triclocarban in relation to uterine leiomyomata incidence and growth. Fertil Steril. 2021 12; 116(6):1590-1600.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34366109; PMCID: PMC8627427; DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2021.07.003;
     
  6. Wesselink AK, Claus Henn B, Fruh V, Orta OR, Weuve J, Hauser R, Williams PL, McClean MD, Sjodin A, Bethea TN, Brasky TM, Baird DD, Wise LA. A Prospective Ultrasound Study of Plasma Polychlorinated Biphenyl Concentrations and Incidence of Uterine Leiomyomata. Epidemiology. 2021 03 01; 32(2):259-267.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33427764; PMCID: PMC8862183; DOI: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000001320;
     
  7. Orta OR, Wesselink AK, Bethea TN, Claus Henn B, Weuve J, Fruh V, McClean MD, Sjodin A, Baird DD, Wise LA. Brominated flame retardants and organochlorine pesticides and incidence of uterine leiomyomata: A prospective ultrasound study. Environ Epidemiol. 2021 Feb; 5(1):e127.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33778359; PMCID: PMC7939431; DOI: 10.1097/EE9.0000000000000127;
     
  8. Alosco ML, Tripodis Y, Rowland B, Chua AS, Liao H, Martin B, Jarnagin J, Chaisson CE, Pasternak O, Karmacharya S, Koerte IK, Cantu RC, Kowall NW, McKee AC, Shenton ME, Greenwald R, McClean M, Stern RA, Lin A. A magnetic resonance spectroscopy investigation in symptomatic former NFL players. Brain Imaging Behav. 2020 Oct; 14(5):1419-1429.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30848432; PMCID: PMC6994233; DOI: 10.1007/s11682-019-00060-4;
     
  9. Wesselink AK, Fruh V, Hauser R, Weuve J, Taylor KW, Orta OR, Claus Henn B, Bethea TN, McClean MD, Williams PL, Calafat AM, Baird DD, Wise LA. Correlates of urinary concentrations of phthalate and phthalate alternative metabolites among reproductive-aged Black women from Detroit, Michigan. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2021 05; 31(3):461-475.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32980856; PMCID: PMC7994206; DOI: 10.1038/s41370-020-00270-9;
     
  10. Di Credico G, Polesel J, Dal Maso L, Pauli F, Torelli N, Luce D, Radoï L, Matsuo K, Serraino D, Brennan P, Holcatova I, Ahrens W, Lagiou P, Canova C, Richiardi L, Healy CM, Kjaerheim K, Conway DI, Macfarlane GJ, Thomson P, Agudo A, Znaor A, Franceschi S, Herrero R, Toporcov TN, Moyses RA, Muscat J, Negri E, Vilensky M, Fernandez L, Curado MP, Menezes A, Daudt AW, Koifman R, Wunsch-Filho V, Olshan AF, Zevallos JP, Sturgis EM, Li G, Levi F, Zhang ZF, Morgenstern H, Smith E, Lazarus P, La Vecchia C, Garavello W, Chen C, Schwartz SM, Zheng T, Vaughan TL, Kelsey K, McClean M, Benhamou S, Hayes RB, Purdue MP, Gillison M, Schantz S, Yu GP, Chuang SC, Boffetta P, Hashibe M, Yuan-Chin AL, Edefonti V. Alcohol drinking and head and neck cancer risk: the joint effect of intensity and duration. Br J Cancer. 2020 10; 123(9):1456-1463. PMID: 32830199; PMCID: PMC7592048; DOI: 10.1038/s41416-020-01031-z;
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 178 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 19 publications in 2011 and 2013

YearPublications
20011
20031
20043
20051
20065
20078
200810
200915
20107
201119
201215
201319
20147
201516
20169
20179
20185
201910
202011
20215
20222


2014 British Occupational Hygiene Society to Most Outstanding Paper in the Annals of Occupational Hygiene: Finalist
2013 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
2008 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
2007 National Institutes of Health: LRP Award for Clinical Research
2006 National Institutes of Health: LRP Award for Clinical Research
2006 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
2004 National Institutes of Health: LRP Award for Clinical Research
2003 National Institutes of Health: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
1997-1999 ORISE Department of Energy Industrial Hygiene Fellowship
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