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Prof Ann Aschengrau
Ann Aschengrau is Professor of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. She received a BA in Biology from Northeastern University and MSc and DSc degrees in epidemiology from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Aschengrau has been an environmental epidemiologist for the past 25 years and has focused much of her teaching and research in this area. In particular, she has authored nearly 100 research reports that focus mainly on the health effects of environmental pollution, particularly drinking water contaminants. She is currently the Principal Investigator of a study on the risk of birth defects in relation to prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water. Dr. Aschengrau has also served as a member of advisory committees for governmental agencies, has taught courses in epidemiology for the past 25 years, and has co-authored the best-selling textbook “Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health,” now in its third edition.