Olivia Orta, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate (previously held)
Boston University School of Public Health

Dr. Olivia Orta is a post-doctoral associate in epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH). In June 2018, she graduated from Harvard School of Public Health with a doctorate in epidemiology. Dr. Orta has interests in reproductive and environmental epidemiology. Her dissertation research involved the study of the human stress response during pregnancy and in the postmenopausal period in prospective cohort studies from North and South America. She has expertise measuring cortisol, a stress hormone, in hair samples. Dr. Orta has a chief role in designing PRESTO’s new supplemental module on early life experiences. She is also co-investigator of the Study of Environment, Lifestyle, and Fibroids (SELF), in which she is examining the role of persistent pesticides and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) on self-reported stress and gynecologic disease.

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  1. Adrien N, Orta OR, Nestoridi E, Carmichael SL, Yazdy MM. Early pregnancy vitamin D status and risk of select congenital anomalies in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Birth Defects Res. 2023 Feb 01; 115(3):290-301.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36203383
  2. Willis MD, Orta OR, Ncube C, Wesselink AK, Ðoàn LN, Kirwa K, Boynton-Jarrett R, Hatch EE, Wise LA. Association Between Neighborhood Disadvantage and Fertility Among Pregnancy Planners in the US. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jun 01; 5(6):e2218738.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35771576; PMCID: PMC9247730; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.18738;
  3. McKinnon CJ, Hatch EE, Orta OR, Rothman KJ, Eisenberg ML, Wefes-Potter J, Wise LA. The association between work hours, shift work, and job latitude with fecundability: A preconception cohort study. J Occup Health Psychol. 2022 Apr; 27(2):258-265.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34323556; PMCID: PMC8799775; DOI: 10.1037/ocp0000279;
  4. 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;
  5. 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;
  6. Fruh V, Claus Henn B, Weuve J, Wesselink AK, Orta OR, Heeren T, Hauser R, Calafat AM, Williams PL, Baird DD, Wise LA. Incidence of uterine leiomyoma in relation to urinary concentrations of phthalate and phthalate alternative biomarkers: A prospective ultrasound study. Environ Int. 2021 02; 147:106218.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33360166; PMCID: PMC8630749; DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.106218;
  7. 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;
  8. Orta OR, Hatch EE, Regan AK, Perkins R, Wesselink AK, Willis SK, Mikkelsen EM, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. A prospective study of influenza vaccination and time to pregnancy. Vaccine. 2020 06 02; 38(27):4246-4251.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32409134; PMCID: PMC7360345; DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.04.054;
  9. Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Willis SK, Orta OR, Wise LA. Pesticide residue intake from fruits and vegetables and fecundability in a North American preconception cohort study. Environ Int. 2020 06; 139:105693.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32259756; PMCID: PMC7275874; DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.105693;
  10. Orta OR, Wesselink AK, Bethea TN, Claus Henn B, Sjödin A, Wegienka G, Baird DD, Wise LA. Correlates of organochlorine pesticide plasma concentrations among reproductive-aged black women. Environ Res. 2020 05; 184:109352.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32182481; PMCID: PMC8406427; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.109352;
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