Veronica M Vieira, DSc
Adjunct Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Environmental Health

MS, Stanford University
DSc, Boston University School of Public Health




Dr. Verónica Vieira is an environmental epidemiologist interested in spatial analysis methods and exposure modeling.  She earned a MS in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and a DSc in Environmental Health from Boston University School of Public Health.  Dr. Vieira has an extensive knowledge of GIS, groundwater modeling, cluster detection methods, and on persistent environmental contaminants including tetrachloroethylene (PCE, a dry-cleaning solvent), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA, a perfluorinated compound (PFC) involved in the manufacturing of Teflon), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs, a common class of flame retardants). As part of a multi-university community health project, Dr. Vieira collaborates on a large historical reconstruction of PFOA exposures among residents of the mid-Ohio valley to study potential health effects. These communities are located near a large chemical plant that emitted PFOA into the local air and water for several decades. Components of this work include improving methods for geocoding rural addresses using GIS and examining the relationship between PFOA serum levels and drinking water concentrations. Dr. Vieira is also the principal investigator of a new infant morbidity study that will examine the health effects of exposure to PM2.5 using remote sensing data. Her research also includes method development for spatial epidemiology such as disease mapping, cluster detection, and space-time interactions. Dr. Vieira is currently a researcher with the Boston University Superfund Research Program and collaborates with researchers at BUSPH, Harvard University, the University of Southern Denmark, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique in Rennes France, and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm Sweden to apply disease mapping to various health outcomes including cancer, birth outcomes, and rheumatoid arthritis.


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
5P42ES007381-19

Spatial and Temporal Modeling of PM2.5 and Infant Morbidity
07/25/2011 - 04/30/2012 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
1R01ES019897-01A1

A Temporal-Spatial Analysis of Breast Cancer in Upper Cape Cod, Massachusetts
09/30/2005 - 08/31/2007 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5 R03 CA119703 02



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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 Spatiotemporal Analysis of Disparities in Ovarian Cancer Treatment and Survival 5R01MD009697-05 1
2019 Spatiotemporal Analysis of Disparities in Ovarian Cancer Treatment and Survival 5R01MD009697-04 1
2018 Spatiotemporal Analysis of Disparities in Ovarian Cancer Treatment and Survival 5R01MD009697-03 1
2017 Spatiotemporal Analysis of Disparities in Ovarian Cancer Treatment and Survival 5R01MD009697-02 1
2016 Spatiotemporal Analysis of Disparities in Ovarian Cancer Treatment and Survival 1R01MD009697-01A1 1
2016 Project 2: Analyzing Patterns In Epidemiologic and Toxicologic Data 4P42ES007381-20-5769 413
2015 Spatial and Temporal Modeling of PM2.5 and Infant Morbidity 5R01ES019897-05 9
2015 Project 2: Analyzing Patterns In Epidemiologic and Toxicologic Data 5P42ES007381-19-5769 413
2014 Spatial and Temporal Modeling of PM2.5 and Infant Morbidity 5R01ES019897-04 9
2014 Project 2: Analyzing Patterns In Epidemiologic and Toxicologic Data 5P42ES007381-18-5769 413
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  1. Tang Y, Vieira VM, Bartell SM, Gillen DL. A stratified generalized additive model and permutation test for temporal heterogeneity of smoothed bivariate spatial effects. Stat Med. 2020 Dec 10; 39(28):4187-4200. PMID: 32794222
     
  2. 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
     
  3. 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
     
  4. Bristow RE, Chang J, Villanueva C, Ziogas A, Vieira VM. A Risk-Adjusted Model for Ovarian Cancer Care and Disparities in Access to High-Performing Hospitals. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 02; 135(2):328-339. PMID: 31923082
     
  5. Padilla CM, Painblanc F, Soler-Michel P, Vieira VM. Mapping Variation in Breast Cancer Screening: Where to Intervene? Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 06 27; 16(13). PMID: 31252599
     
  6. Aschengrau A, Gallagher LG, Winter M, Butler L, Patricia Fabian M, Vieira VM. Modeled exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the occurrence of birth defects: a case-control study from Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Environ Health. 2018 11 06; 17(1):75.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30400949
     
  7. Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Wise LA, Rothman KJ, Vieira VM, Aschengrau A. Exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and time to pregnancy. Environ Res. 2018 11; 167:136-143.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30014895
     
  8. Aschengrau A, Gallagher LG, Winter M, Butler LJ, Patricia Fabian M, Vieira VM. Modeled exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of placenta-related stillbirths: a case-control study from Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Environ Health. 2018 07 03; 17(1):58.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29970097
     
  9. Hart JE, Bertrand KA, DuPre N, James P, Vieira VM, VoPham T, Mittleman MR, Tamimi RM, Laden F. Exposure to hazardous air pollutants and risk of incident breast cancer in the nurses' health study II. Environ Health. 2018 03 27; 17(1):28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29587753
     
  10. Khalili R, Bartell SM, Hu X, Liu Y, Chang HH, Belanoff C, Strickland MJ, Vieira VM. Correction to: Early-life exposure to PM2.5 and risk of acute asthma clinical encounters among children in Massachusetts: a case-crossover analysis. Environ Health. 2018 03 06; 17(1):25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29510726
     
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