Michael D McClean, ScD
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Environmental 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. Dr. McClean oversees the Exposure Biology Research Laboratory and 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. He also directs two NIEHS training programs, including our pre-doctoral T32 training program in Environmental Epidemiology in Community Settings, as well as the Training Core associated with our P42 Superfund Research Program.

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Advancement
Boston University School of Public Health

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

Environmental Epidemiology in Community Settings
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Brain Aging and Dementia
07/17/2016 - 06/30/2018 (Co-PI)
PI: Rhoda Au, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Secondhand Tobacco Smoke and Alcohol in Head and Neck Cancer
07/01/2007 - 06/30/2013 (PI)
Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute

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  1. 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. 2019 Mar 08.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30848432; DOI: 10.1007/s11682-019-00060-4;.
  2. Sugarman MA, McKee AC, Stein TD, Tripodis Y, Besser LM, Martin B, Palmisano JN, Steinberg EG, O'Connor MK, Au R, McClean M, Killiany R, Mez J, Weiner MW, Kowall NW, Stern RA, Alosco ML. Failure to detect an association between self-reported traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer's disease neuropathology and dementia. Alzheimers Dement. 2019 May; 15(5):686-698.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30852157; DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2018.12.015;.
  3. Gallo-Ruiz L, Sennett CM, Sánchez-Delgado M, García-Urbina A, Gámez-Altamirano T, Basra K, Laws RL, Amador JJ, Lopez-Pilarte D, Tripodis Y, Brooks DR, McClean MD, Kupferman J, Friedman D, Aragón A, González-Quiroz M, Scammell MK. Prevalence and Risk Factors for CKD Among Brickmaking Workers in La Paz Centro, Nicaragua. Am J Kidney Dis. 2019 Feb 27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30826087; DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.01.017;.
  4. Bethea TN, Wesselink AK, Weuve J, McClean MD, Hauser R, Williams PL, Ye X, Calafat AM, Baird DD, Wise LA. Correlates of exposure to phenols, parabens, and triclocarban in the Study of Environment, Lifestyle and Fibroids. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2019 Jan 28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30692588.
  5. De Vito R, Lee YCA, Parpinel M, Serraino D, Olshan AF, Zevallos JP, Levi F, Zhang ZF, Morgenstern H, Garavello W, Kelsey K, McClean M, Schantz S, Yu GP, Boffetta P, Chuang SC, Hashibe M, La Vecchia C, Parmigiani G, Edefonti V. Shared and Study-specific Dietary Patterns and Head and Neck Cancer Risk in an International Consortium. Epidemiology. 2019 01; 30(1):93-102. PMID: 30063539.
  6. Kupferman J, Ramírez-Rubio O, Amador JJ, López-Pilarte D, Wilker EH, Laws RL, Sennett C, Robles NV, Lau JL, Salinas AJ, Kaufman JS, Weiner DE, Scammell MK, McClean MD, Brooks DR, Friedman DJ. Acute Kidney Injury in Sugarcane Workers at Risk for Mesoamerican Nephropathy. Am J Kidney Dis. 2018 Oct; 72(4):475-482.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30042041.
  7. Voltzke KJ, Lee YA, Zhang ZF, Zevallos JP, Yu GP, Winn DM, Vaughan TL, Sturgis EM, Smith E, Schwartz SM, Schantz S, Muscat J, Morgenstern H, McClean M, Li G, Lazarus P, Kelsey K, Gillison M, Chen C, Boffetta P, Hashibe M, Olshan AF. Racial differences in the relationship between tobacco, alcohol, and the risk of head and neck cancer: pooled analysis of US studies in the INHANCE Consortium. Cancer Causes Control. 2018 Jul; 29(7):619-630. PMID: 29761303.
  8. Alosco ML, Mez J, Tripodis Y, Kiernan PT, Abdolmohammadi B, Murphy L, Kowall NW, Stein TD, Huber BR, Goldstein LE, Cantu RC, Katz DI, Chaisson CE, Martin B, Solomon TM, McClean MD, Daneshvar DH, Nowinski CJ, Stern RA, McKee AC. Age of first exposure to tackle football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Ann Neurol. 2018 May; 83(5):886-901.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29710395.
  9. Preston EV, Webster TF, Oken E, Claus Henn B, McClean MD, Rifas-Shiman SL, Pearce EN, Braverman LE, Calafat AM, Ye X, Sagiv SK. Maternal Plasma per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance Concentrations in Early Pregnancy and Maternal and Neonatal Thyroid Function in a Prospective Birth Cohort: Project Viva (USA). Environ Health Perspect. 2018 02 27; 126(2):027013.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29488882; DOI: 10.1289/EHP2534;.
  10. Maule AL, Janulewicz PA, Sullivan KA, Krengel MH, Yee MK, McClean M, White RF. Meta-analysis of self-reported health symptoms in 1990-1991 Gulf War and Gulf War-era veterans. BMJ Open. 2018 02 13; 8(2):e016086.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29440208; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016086;.
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