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 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. 2021 Oct 02. 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 Jan; 117(1):133-141. PMID: 34548165.

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  • 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. 2022 01; 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 12; 157:106809. PMID: 34375942.

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  • 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 07 28; 20(1):86. PMID: 34320990.

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  • Published on 5/26/2021

    Ryan KS, Mahalingaiah S, Campbell LR, Roberts VHJ, Terrobias JJD, Naito CS, Boniface ER, Borgelt LM, Hedges JC, Hanna CB, Hennebold JD, Lo JO. The effects of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol exposure on female menstrual cyclicity and reproductive health in rhesus macaques. F S Sci. 2021 Aug; 2(3):287-294. PMID: 34901892.

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  • 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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