Shruthi Mahalingaiah, MD, MS

Adjunct Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Shruthi Mahalingaiah
85 E. Concord St


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.

Other Positions

  • 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 5/11/2022

    Fruh V, Lyons G, Scalise AL, Gallagher NJ, Jukic AM, Baird DD, Chaturvedi U, Suharwardy S, Onnela JP, Williams MA, Hauser R, Coull BA, Mahalingaiah S. Attempts to conceive and the COVID-19 pandemic: data from the Apple Women's Health Study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2022 May 11. PMID: 35568191.

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  • Published on 5/3/2022

    Magalhaes DP, Mahalingaiah S, Perry MJ. Exploring the causes of semen quality changes post-bariatric surgery: a focus on endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Hum Reprod. 2022 May 03; 37(5):902-921. PMID: 35355065.

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  • Published on 4/22/2022

    Fruh V, Preston EV, Quinn MR, Hacker MR, Wylie BJ, O'Brien K, Hauser R, James-Todd T, Mahalingaiah S. Urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations and personal care product use during pregnancy - Results of a pilot study. Sci Total Environ. 2022 Aug 20; 835:155439. PMID: 35469886.

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  • Published on 2/18/2022

    Fruh V, Cheng JJ, Aschengrau A, Mahalingaiah S, Lane KJ. Fine particulate matter and polycystic ovarian morphology. Environ Health. 2022 02 18; 21(1):26. PMID: 35180862.

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  • Published on 1/25/2022

    Hedges JC, Hanna CB, Bash JC, Boniface ER, Burch FC, Mahalingaiah S, Roberts VHJ, Terrobias JJD, Mishler EC, Jensen JV, Easley CA, Lo JO. Chronic exposure to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol impacts testicular volume and male reproductive health in rhesus macaques. Fertil Steril. 2022 Apr; 117(4):698-707. PMID: 35090702.

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  • Published on 1/17/2022

    Xu T, de Figueiredo Veiga A, Hammer KC, Paschalidis IC, Mahalingaiah S. Informative predictors of pregnancy after first IVF cycle using eIVF practice highway electronic health records. Sci Rep. 2022 01 17; 12(1):839. PMID: 35039614.

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  • Published on 12/1/2021

    Campbell LR, Scalise AL, DiBenedictis BT, Mahalingaiah S. Menstrual cycle length and modern living: a review. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2021 12 01; 28(6):566-573. PMID: 34545843.

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  • Published on 12/1/2021

    Adnan T, Coull BA, Jukic AM, Mahalingaiah S. The real-world applications of the symptom tracking functionality available to menstrual health tracking apps. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2021 12 01; 28(6):574-586. PMID: 34560714.

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  • Published on 10/2/2021

    Mahalingaiah S, Fruh V, Rodriguez E, Konanki SC, Onnela JP, de Figueiredo Veiga A, Lyons G, Ahmed R, Li H, Gallagher N, Jukic AMZ, Ferguson KK, Baird DD, Wilcox AJ, Curry CL, Suharwardy S, Fischer-Colbrie T, Agrawal G, Coull BA, Hauser R, Williams MA. Design and methods of the Apple Women's Health Study: a digital longitudinal cohort study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2022 Apr; 226(4):545.e1-545.e29. PMID: 34610322.

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  • Published on 9/20/2021

    Sacha CR, Mortimer R, Hariton E, James K, Hosseini A, Gray M, Xuan C, Hammer K, Lange A, Mahalingaiah S, Wang J, Petrozza JC. Assessing efficacy of intravenous acetaminophen for perioperative pain control for oocyte retrieval: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Fertil Steril. 2022 01; 117(1):133-141. PMID: 34548165.

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