Thomas F. Webster, DSc
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Environmental Health

DSc, Boston University School of Public Health




Tom Webster has several main research areas: 1) exposure routes and health hazards of chemicals used in consumer products, especially flame retardants, plasticizers and emerging compounds, as well as perfluoralkyl compounds (PFCs) that are also found in water; 2) health impacts of exposure to mixtures of chemicals, with applications in toxicology and epidemiology; 3) endocrine disruption; 4) methodological aspects of environmental epidemiology, particularly causal inference, ecologic bias, the use of combinations of individual and group level data, and disease mapping and clusters. Like the rest of my department, I am very interested in the community context of environmental health.

Dr. Webster served on the National Research Council’s Subcommittee on Fluoride in Drinking Water and the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Making Best Use of the Agent Orange Exposure Reconstruction Model.

The work of Dr. Webster and his colleagues and students has been featured in Environmental Health Perspectives ("PFCs and Cholesterol: A Sticky Connection," "Unwelcome Guest: PBDEs in Indoor Dust"), Bostonia Magazine ("Trouble at Home," "You Are What You Eat, Including Your Sofa"), Discovery News ("Handwashing Cuts Flame Retardant Exposure") and the National Public Radio show "Living on Earth," among other places.


Novel Analytical and Experimental Approaches for Predicting the Biological Effects of Mixtures
09/30/2017 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
5R01ES027813-03

Development and Testing of Response Surface Methods for Investigating the Epidemiology of Exposure to Mixtures
02/15/2018 - 01/31/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
5R01ES028800-02

Longitudinal associations of PFCs with obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome
03/01/2015 - 02/28/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care NIH NIEHS
5R01ES024765-05

Children's Exposure to SVOC Mixtures Indoors and Associations with Obesity
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2019 (Subcontract PI)
Duke University NIH NIEHS
5R01ES016099-10

Children's Exposure to SVOC Mixtures Indoors and Associations with Obesity
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2019 (Subcontract PI)
Duke University NIH NIEHS
5R01ES016099-10

Exposure of Young Children to Residential SVOCs
09/01/2014 - 08/31/2018 (Subcontract PI)
Duke University Env Protection Agy


Measuring Human Exposure to PBDEs
07/09/2008 - 05/31/2014 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
5R01ES015829-04

SUPERFUND BASIC RESEARCH PROGRAM AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY
04/01/2009 - 03/31/2013 (Co-PI)
PI: David M. Ozonoff, MD
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
3P42ES007381-15S5

Measuring Human Exposure to PBDEs (Administrative Supplement)
09/06/2009 - 08/31/2011 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
3R01ES015829-02S2

EPA Fellowship Award (STAR Fellowship)
09/02/2004 - 09/01/2008 (Dept Sponsor)
Environmental Protection Agency

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 Development and Testing of Response Surface Methods for Investigating the Epidemiology of Exposure to Mixtures 5R01ES028800-03 7
2019 Development and Testing of Response Surface Methods for Investigating the Epidemiology of Exposure to Mixtures 5R01ES028800-02 7
2019 Novel Analytical and Experimental Approaches for Predicting the Biological Effects of Mixtures 5R01ES027813-03 3
2018 Development and Testing of Response Surface Methods for Investigating the Epidemiology of Exposure to Mixtures 1R01ES028800-01 7
2018 Novel Analytical and Experimental Approaches for Predicting the Biological Effects of Mixtures 5R01ES027813-02 3
2017 Novel Analytical and Experimental Approaches for Predicting the Biological Effects of Mixtures 1R01ES027813-01A1 3
2011 Measuring Human Exposure to PBDEs 5R01ES015829-04 32
2010 Measuring Human Exposure to PBDEs 5R01ES015829-03 32
2009 Measuring Human Exposure to PBDEs 3R01ES015829-02S2 32
2009 Measuring Human Exposure to PBDEs 5R01ES015829-02 32
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  1. Bauer JA, Devick KL, Bobb JF, Coull BA, Bellinger D, Benedetti C, Cagna G, Fedrighi C, Guazzetti S, Oppini M, Placidi D, Webster TF, White RF, Yang Q, Zoni S, Wright RO, Smith DR, Lucchini RG, Claus Henn B. Associations of a Metal Mixture Measured in Multiple Biomarkers with IQ: Evidence from Italian Adolescents Living near Ferroalloy Industry. Environ Health Perspect. 2020 Sep; 128(9):97002.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32897104; DOI: 10.1289/EHP6803;
     
  2. de la Rosa R, Schlezinger JJ, Smith MT, Webster TF. Application of generalized concentration addition to predict mixture effects of glucocorticoid receptor ligands. Toxicol In Vitro. 2020 Aug 26; 69:104975.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32858110
     
  3. Schlezinger JJ, Puckett H, Oliver J, Nielsen G, Heiger-Bernays W, Webster TF. Perfluorooctanoic acid activates multiple nuclear receptor pathways and skews expression of genes regulating cholesterol homeostasis in liver of humanized PPARa mice fed an American diet. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2020 Oct 15; 405:115204.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32822737
     
  4. Schlezinger JJ, Heiger-Bernays W, Webster TF. Predicting the activation of the androgen receptor by mixtures of ligands using Generalized Concentration Addition. Toxicol Sci. 2020 Jul 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32726424
     
  5. 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
     
  6. Aschengrau A, Weinberg JM, Janulewicz PA, Romano ME, Gallagher LG, Winter MR, Martin BR, Vieira VM, Webster TF, White RF, Ozonoff DM. Correction to: Occurrence of mental illness following prenatal and early childhood exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE)-contaminated drinking water: a retrospective cohort study. Environ Health. 2020 Apr 09; 19(1):40.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32272944
     
  7. Hammel SC, Hoffman K, Phillips AL, Levasseur JL, Lorenzo AM, Webster TF, Stapleton HM. Comparing the Use of Silicone Wristbands, Hand Wipes, And Dust to Evaluate Children's Exposure to Flame Retardants and Plasticizers. Environ Sci Technol. 2020 04 07; 54(7):4484-4494. PMID: 32122123
     
  8. Lin PD, Cardenas A, Hauser R, Gold DR, Kleinman KP, Hivert MF, Calafat AM, Webster TF, Horton ES, Oken E. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and blood pressure in pre-diabetic adults-cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of the diabetes prevention program outcomes study. Environ Int. 2020 04; 137:105573. PMID: 32088543
     
  9. Lin PD, Cardenas A, Hauser R, Gold DR, Kleinman KP, Hivert MF, Fleisch AF, Calafat AM, Sanchez-Guerra M, Osorio-Yáñez C, Webster TF, Horton ES, Oken E. Dietary characteristics associated with plasma concentrations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances among adults with pre-diabetes: Cross-sectional results from the Diabetes Prevention Program Trial. Environ Int. 2020 04; 137:105217. PMID: 32086073
     
  10. Aschengrau A, Winter MR, Gallagher LG, Vieira VM, Butler LJ, Fabian MP, Carwile JL, Wesselink AK, Mahalingaiah S, Janulewicz PA, Weinberg JM, Webster TF, Ozonoff DM. Reproductive and developmental health effects of prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water. Environ Sci Process Impacts. 2020 Mar 01; 22(3):555-566.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32051987
     
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Bar chart showing 160 publications over 27 distinct years, with a maximum of 16 publications in 2016

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