Shruthi Mahalingaiah, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Reproductive Endocrinology

MD, Harvard Medical School
MS, Boston University School of Public Health

Dr. Mahalingaiah is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology with a clinical subspecialty in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center. She is currently funded on the Reproductive Scientist Training Program, RSDP K12, and was previously a Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health Scholar to study environmental exposures and risk of gynecologic disease incidence. Her current research focuses on environmental exposure and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) incidence, severity, metabolic sequelae, and risk modification. As of 2018, she was noted for her study in the journal Human Reproduction that found air pollution is tied to irregular menstrual cycles in teens. This study is the first to show that exposure to air pollution among teen girls (ages 14-18) is associated with slightly increased chances of menstrual irregularity and longer time to achieve regularity in the teen years.

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Physiology & Biophysics

2018 Press-Ganey: Top 3 Providers in OB/GYN
2016-2017 Travel Award
2016 Endocrine Society Early Investigator Award
2010 ASRM: Research In-Training Award
2007 Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures
2006 Harvard Medical School: Outstanding Teacher Award
2003 Mildred and Wellsford Clark Medical Award
2002 Aesculapian Club of Harvard: Inductee
1998-1999 Thomas J Watson Fellowship

Reproductive Scientist Development Program (K12) - Scholar
08/01/2016 - 07/31/2017 (PI)
The Washington University NIH NICHD

Environmental Determinants of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Reproductive Scientist Development Program)
08/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
The Washington University Amer College - OBGYN

Pilot Study of a Multi-ethnic Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Cohort
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
The Washington University Amer College - OBGYN

Reproductive Scientist Development Program (K12) - Scholar
08/01/2015 - 07/31/2016 (PI)
The Washington University NIH NICHD

Environmental Determinants of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Reproductive Scientist Development Program)
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
The Washington University Amer College - OBGYN

Reproductive Scientist Development Program
09/01/2014 - 08/31/2015 (PI)
The Washington University Burroughs Wellcome

Reproductive Scientist Development Program (K12) - Scholar
08/01/2014 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
The Washington University NIH NICHD

The Multi-Ethnic Polycyctic Ovary Syndrom Cohort: Developing a Target Observational Study of a Co…
01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
Ellison Foundation

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  1. Mathew H, Mahalingaiah S. Do prenatal exposures pose a real threat to ovarian function? Bisphenol A as a case study. Reproduction. 2019 04 01; 157(4):R143-R157. PMID: 30689546.
  2. Pino EC, Zuo Y, Maciel De Olivera C, Mahalingaiah S, Keiser O, Moore LL, Li F, Vasan RS, Corkey BE, Kalesan B. Cohort profile: The MULTI sTUdy Diabetes rEsearch (MULTITUDE) consortium. BMJ Open. 2018 05 05; 8(5):e020640.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29730626.
  3. Mahalingaiah S, Missmer SE, Cheng JJ, Chavarro J, Laden F, Hart JE. Perimenarchal air pollution exposure and menstrual disorders. Hum Reprod. 2018 03 01; 33(3):512-519. PMID: 29377993.
  4. Mahalingaiah S. Is there a common mechanism underlying air pollution exposures and reproductive outcomes noted in epidemiologic and in vitro fertilization lab-based studies? Fertil Steril. 2018 01; 109(1):68. PMID: 29307407.
  5. Wise LA, Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Mikkelsen EM, Sørensen HT, Mahalingaiah S. Marijuana use and fecundability in a North American preconception cohort study. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2018 03; 72(3):208-215.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29273628.
  6. Wesselink AK, Carwile JL, Fabian MP, Winter MR, Butler LJ, Mahalingaiah S, Aschengrau A. Residential Proximity to Roadways and Ischemic Placental Disease in a Cape Cod Family Health Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Jun 24; 14(7).View Related Profiles. PMID: 28672786.
  7. Mahalingaiah S, Sun F, Cheng JJ, Chow ET, Lunetta KL, Murabito JM. Cardiovascular risk factors among women with self-reported infertility. Fertil Res Pract. 2017; 3:7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28620545.
  8. Hewlett M, Chow E, Aschengrau A, Mahalingaiah S. Prenatal Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors: A Developmental Etiology for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Reprod Sci. 2017 Jan; 24(1):19-27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27342273.
  9. Chow ET, Mahalingaiah S. Cosmetics use and age at menopause: is there a connection? Fertil Steril. 2016 Sep 15; 106(4):978-90. PMID: 27545020; DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2016.08.020;.
  10. Mahalingaiah S, Winter MR, Aschengrau A. Association of prenatal and early life exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE) with polycystic ovary syndrome and other reproductive disorders in the cape cod health study: A retrospective cohort study. Reprod Toxicol. 2016 Oct; 65:87-94.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27412368; DOI: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2016.07.005;.
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Metabolic syndrome
PCOS and Metabolic syndrome
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Reproductive Endocrinology

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