Sharon Sagiv, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Environmental Health

PhD, University of North Carolina School of Public Health
MPH, Boston University School of Public Health

Sharon Sagiv is trained as an epidemiologist with research interests focused primarily on prenatal and early life exposure to environmental contaminants and neurodevelopment. She has investigated the effect of prenatal exposure to persistent organic pollutants, including PCBs and DDT, on birth outcomes and on neurodevelopment in young children. Current research activities include studying the effect of exposure to heavy metals, including methylmercury and manganese, on behavioral outcomes in infants and school-aged children. Dr. Sagiv is also interested in the effects of environmental exposures on aging and neurocognitive decline.

Prenatal Exposure to Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals (PFCs) and Child Growth and Development
08/23/2012 - 05/31/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Prenatal Exposure to Manganese and ADHD-like Behaviors in Childhood
03/01/2009 - 02/28/2012 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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  1. 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;.
  2. Rokoff LB, Rifas-Shiman SL, Coull BA, Cardenas A, Calafat AM, Ye X, Gryparis A, Schwartz J, Sagiv SK, Gold DR, Oken E, Fleisch AF. Cumulative exposure to environmental pollutants during early pregnancy and reduced fetal growth: the Project Viva cohort. Environ Health. 2018 Feb 20; 17(1):19. PMID: 29458383.
  3. Mora AM, Fleisch AF, Rifas-Shiman SL, Woo Baidal JA, Pardo L, Webster TF, Calafat AM, Ye X, Oken E, Sagiv SK. Early life exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and mid-childhood lipid and alanine aminotransferase levels. Environ Int. 2018 Feb; 111:1-13.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29156323.
  4. Sagiv SK, Rifas-Shiman SL, Fleisch AF, Webster TF, Calafat AM, Ye X, Gillman MW, Oken E. Early Pregnancy Perfluoroalkyl Substance Plasma Concentrations and Birth Outcomes in Project Viva: Confounded by Pregnancy Hemodynamics? Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Nov 16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29155920.
  5. Harris MH, Rifas-Shiman SL, Calafat AM, Ye X, Mora AM, Webster TF, Oken E, Sagiv SK. Predictors of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Plasma Concentrations in 6-10 Year Old American Children. Environ Sci Technol. 2017 May 02; 51(9):5193-5204.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28325044; DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b05811;.
  6. Fleisch AF, Rifas-Shiman SL, Mora AM, Calafat AM, Ye X, Luttmann-Gibson H, Gillman MW, Oken E, Sagiv SK. Early-Life Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Childhood Metabolic Function. Environ Health Perspect. 2017 Mar; 125(3):481-487. PMID: 27586368; DOI: 10.1289/EHP303;.
  7. Mora AM, Oken E, Rifas-Shiman SL, Webster TF, Gillman MW, Calafat AM, Ye X, Sagiv SK. Prenatal Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Adiposity in Early and Mid-Childhood. Environ Health Perspect. 2017 03; 125(3):467-473.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27352404; DOI: 10.1289/EHP246;.
  8. Harris MH, Gold DR, Rifas-Shiman SL, Melly SJ, Zanobetti A, Coull BA, Schwartz JD, Gryparis A, Kloog I, Koutrakis P, Bellinger DC, Belfort MB, Webster TF, White RF, Sagiv SK, Oken E. Prenatal and childhood traffic-related air pollution exposure and childhood executive function and behavior. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2016 Sep - Oct; 57:60-70.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27350569; DOI: 10.1016/;.
  9. Sagiv SK, Rifas-Shiman SL, Webster TF, Mora AM, Harris MH, Calafat AM, Ye X, Gillman MW, Oken E. Sociodemographic and Perinatal Predictors of Early Pregnancy Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Concentrations. Environ Sci Technol. 2015 Oct 6; 49(19):11849-58.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26333069; PMCID: PMC4638415; DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b02489;.
  10. Sagiv SK, Kogut K, Gaspar FW, Gunier RB, Harley KG, Parra K, Villaseñor D, Bradman A, Holland N, Eskenazi B. Prenatal and childhood polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) exposure and attention and executive function at 9-12 years of age. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 52(Pt B):151-61. PMID: 26271888; DOI: 10.1016/;.
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