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 (Multi-PI)
PI: Michael D McClean, ScD
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 (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

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 (Subcontract 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. Scammell MK, Sennett C, Laws RL, Rubin RL, Brooks DR, Amador JJ, López-Pilarte D, Ramirez-Rubio O, Friedman DJ, McClean MD, Cohort Study Team NB, Lewis J, Erdei E. Urinary Metals Concentrations and Biomarkers of Autoimmunity among Navajo and Nicaraguan Men. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jul 22; 17(15).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32707746
  2. Alosco ML, Tripodis Y, Baucom ZH, Mez J, Stein TD, Martin B, Haller O, Conneely S, McClean M, Nosheny R, Mackin S, McKee AC, Weiner MW, Stern RA. The Late Contributions of Repetitive Head Impacts and TBI to Depression Symptoms and Cognition. Neurology. 2020 Jun 26.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32591472; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000010040;
  3. Preston EV, Webster TF, Claus Henn B, McClean MD, Gennings C, Oken E, Rifas-Shiman SL, Pearce EN, Calafat AM, Fleisch AF, Sagiv SK. Prenatal exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and maternal and neonatal thyroid function in the Project Viva Cohort: A mixtures approach. Environ Int. 2020 Jun; 139:105728.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32311629
  4. Lee YA, Al-Temimi M, Ying J, Muscat J, Olshan AF, Zevallos JP, Winn DM, Li G, Sturgis EM, Morgenstern H, Zhang ZF, Smith E, Kelsey K, McClean M, Vaughan TL, Lazarus P, Chen C, Schwartz SM, Gillison M, Schantz S, Yu GP, D'Souza G, Gross N, Monroe M, Kim J, Boffetta P, Hashibe M. Risk Prediction Models for Head and Neck Cancer in the US Population From the INHANCE Consortium. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 04 02; 189(4):330-342. PMID: 31781743; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwz259;
  5. Orta OR, Wesselink AK, Bethea TN, Claus Henn B, McClean MD, Sjödin A, Baird DD, Wise LA. Correlates of plasma concentrations of brominated flame retardants in a cohort of U.S. Black women residing in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. Sci Total Environ. 2020 Apr 20; 714:136777.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32018967; DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136777;
  6. Mez J, Daneshvar DH, Abdolmohammadi B, Chua AS, Alosco ML, Kiernan PT, Evers L, Marshall L, Martin BM, Palmisano JN, Nowinski CJ, Mahar I, Cherry JD, Alvarez VE, Dwyer B, Huber BR, Stein TD, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Cantu RC, Au R, Kowall NW, Stern RA, McClean MD, Weuve J, Tripodis Y, McKee AC. Duration of American Football Play and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Ann Neurol. 2020 01; 87(1):116-131.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31589352; DOI: 10.1002/ana.25611;
  7. Chang CP, Chang SC, Chuang SC, Berthiller J, Ferro G, Matsuo K, Wünsch-Filho V, Toporcov TN, de Carvalho MB, La Vecchia C, Olshan AF, Zevallos JP, Serraino D, Muscat J, Sturgis EM, Li G, Morgenstern H, Levi F, Dal Maso L, Smith E, Kelsey K, McClean M, Vaughan TL, Lazarus P, Ramroth H, Chen C, Schwartz SM, Winn DM, Bosetti C, Edefonti V, Garavello W, Negri E, Hayes RB, Purdue MP, Boccia S, Cadoni G, Shangina O, Koifman R, Curado MP, Vilensky M, Swiatkowska B, Herrero R, Franceschi S, Benhamou S, Fernandez L, Menezes AMB, Daudt AW, Mates D, Schantz S, Yu GP, Lissowska J, Brenner H, Fabianova E, Rudnai P, Brennan P, Boffetta P, Zhang ZF, Hashibe M, Lee YA. Age at start of using tobacco on the risk of head and neck cancer: Pooled analysis in the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology Consortium (INHANCE). Cancer Epidemiol. 2019 12; 63:101615. PMID: 31586822; DOI: 10.1016/j.canep.2019.101615;
  8. Wronkiewicz SK, Roggli VL, Hinrichs BH, Kendler A, Butler RA, Christensen BC, Marsit CJ, Nelson HH, McClean MD, Kelsey KT, Langevin SM. Chrysotile fibers in tissue adjacent to laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma in cases with a history of occupational asbestos exposure. Mod Pathol. 2020 02; 33(2):228-234. PMID: 31383968
  9. Alosco ML, Stein TD, Tripodis Y, Chua AS, Kowall NW, Huber BR, Goldstein LE, Cantu RC, Katz DI, Palmisano JN, Martin B, Cherry JD, Mahar I, Killiany RJ, McClean MD, Au R, Alvarez V, Stern RA, Mez J, McKee AC. Association of White Matter Rarefaction, Arteriolosclerosis, and Tau With Dementia in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. JAMA Neurol. 2019 Aug 05.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31380975; DOI: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.2244;
  10. Wesselink AK, Bethea TN, McClean M, Weuve J, Williams PL, Hauser R, Sjödin A, Brasky TM, Baird DD, Wise LA. Predictors of plasma polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations among reproductive-aged black women. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2019 08; 222(7):1001-1010.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31285139
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