Shruthi Mahalingaiah, MD, MS

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 8/21/2021

    Li H, Hart JE, Mahalingaiah S, Nethery RC, VoPham T, Bertone-Johnson E, Laden F. Ultraviolet radiation and age at natural menopause in a nationwide, prospective US cohort. Environ Res. 2021 Aug 21; 203:111929. PMID: 34428453.

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  • Published on 8/7/2021

    Sacha CR, Souter I, Williams PL, Chavarro JE, Ford J, Mahalingaiah S, Donahoe PK, Hauser R, Pépin D, Mínguez-Alarcón L. Urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations are negatively associated with follicular fluid anti-müllerian hormone concentrations in women undergoing fertility treatment. Environ Int. 2021 Aug 07; 157:106809. PMID: 34375942.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/28/2021

    Preston EV, Fruh V, Quinn MR, Hacker MR, Wylie BJ, O'Brien K, Mahalingaiah S, James-Todd T. Endocrine disrupting chemical-associated hair product use during pregnancy and gestational age at delivery: a pilot study. Environ Health. 2021 Jul 28; 20(1):86. PMID: 34320990.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/6/2021

    James-Todd T, Connolly L, Preston EV, Quinn MR, Plotan M, Xie Y, Gandi B, Mahalingaiah S. Hormonal activity in commonly used Black hair care products: evaluating hormone disruption as a plausible contribution to health disparities. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2021 05; 31(3):476-486. PMID: 33958708.

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  • Published on 5/5/2021

    Li H, Hart JE, Mahalingaiah S, Nethery RC, James P, Bertone-Johnson E, Schernhammer E, Laden F. Associations of long-term exposure to environmental noise and outdoor light at night with age at natural menopause in a US women cohort. Environ Epidemiol. 2021 Jun; 5(3):e154. PMID: 34131615.

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  • Published on 4/23/2021

    Fowler ML, Little S, Muto M, Mahalingaiah S. Mid-trimester cesarean scar pregnancy: a case report. Fertil Res Pract. 2021 Apr 23; 7(1):10. PMID: 33892816.

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  • Published on 4/16/2021

    Mahalingaiah S, Cheng JJ, Winter MR, Rodriguez E, Fruh V, Williams A, Nguyen M, Madhavan R, Karanja P, MacRae J, Konanki SC, Lane KJ, Aschengrau A. Multimodal Recruitment to Study Ovulation and Menstruation Health: Internet-Based Survey Pilot Study. J Med Internet Res. 2021 Apr 16; 23(4):e24716. PMID: 33861203.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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