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, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
- Assistant Professor, Physiology & Biophysics, Boston University School of Medicine
- Associate, Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center, Boston University
- Harvard Medical School, MD
- Boston University School of Public Health, MS
- Middlebury College, BA
- Published on 12/3/2020
Li H, Hart JE, Mahalingaiah S, Nethery RC, Bertone-Johnson E, Laden F. Long-term exposure to particulate matter and roadway proximity with age at natural menopause in the Nurses' Health Study II Cohort. Environ Pollut. 2021 Jan 15; 269:116216. PMID: 33316492.
- Published on 12/1/2020
Hammer KC, Veiga A, Mahalingaiah S. Environmental toxicant exposure and menstrual cycle length. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2020 12; 27(6):373-379. PMID: 33027071.
- Published on 11/9/2020
Mahalingaiah S, Cosenza C, Cheng JJ, Rodriguez E, Aschengrau A. Cognitive testing of a survey instrument for self-assessed menstrual cycle characteristics and androgen excess. Fertil Res Pract. 2020 Nov 09; 6(1):19. PMID: 33292647.
- Published on 10/3/2020
Mahalingaiah S. It's time to include couple-based body mass index counseling in the infertility clinic visit. Fertil Steril. 2020 Nov; 114(5):971. PMID: 33023739.
- Published on 5/14/2020
Rodriguez EM, Thomas D, Druet A, Vlajic-Wheeler M, Lane KJ, Mahalingaiah S. Identifying Women at Risk for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Using a Mobile Health App: Virtual Tool Functionality Assessment. JMIR Form Res. 2020 May 14; 4(5):e15094. PMID: 32406861.
- Published on 3/6/2020
Willis SK, Mathew HM, Wise LA, Hatch EE, Wesselink AK, Rothman KJ, Mahalingaiah S. Menstrual patterns and self-reported hirsutism as assessed via the modified Ferriman-Gallwey scale: A cross-sectional study. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2020 May; 248:137-143. PMID: 32203825.
- Published on 2/13/2020
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. PMID: 32051987.
- Published on 12/1/2019
Cheng JJ, Mahalingaiah S. Data mining polycystic ovary morphology in electronic medical record ultrasound reports. Fertil Res Pract. 2019; 5:13. PMID: 31827874.
- Published on 9/29/2019
Gaskins AJ, Hart JE, Chavarro JE, Missmer SA, Rich-Edwards JW, Laden F, Mahalingaiah S. Air pollution exposure and risk of spontaneous abortion in the Nurses' Health Study II. Hum Reprod. 2019 09 29; 34(9):1809-1817. PMID: 31385588.
- Published on 8/1/2019
Fowler ML, Mahalingaiah S. Case report of pelvic tuberculosis resulting in Asherman's syndrome and infertility. Fertil Res Pract. 2019; 5:8. PMID: 31388435.
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