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Carmen Messerlian, PhD
Carmen Messerlian, PhD
Assistant professor of environmental reproductive, perinatal, and pediatric epidemiology, Harvard University, Massachusetts, US
“I am committed to understanding how the world around us impacts human reproductive health and development. My goal is to conduct research that truly makes an impact.”
Areas of expertise
  • Environmental reproductive, perinatal, and pediatric epidemiology
  • Infertility
  • Assisted reproduction
“My motivation is always one of understanding and giving, equally in my pursuit of science as in humanity. By generating cutting-edge evidence, I aim to inform clinical practice, translate science into policy action, and implement prevention strategies to improve the health of parents and their children.”
— Carmen Messerlian, PhD
  • Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health – Assistant professor of environmental reproductive, perinatal, and pediatric epidemiology, since 2019  
  • Harvard University – Director of the Scientific Early Life Environmental Health & Development Program
  • Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals for the US Environmental Protection Agency – Advisory member, since 2021 
  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology – Associate editor of the Human Reproduction journal, since 2017
  • Harvard University – Research scientist, 2018–2019
  • Harvard University – Visiting scientist, 2014–2017
  • McGill University – Doctoral research fellow, 2008–2014
  • McGill University – Director of program development and research, 2002–2007
  • Local, state, and national governments – Maternal–child public health consultant, 2000–2003
  • Montreal Children’s Hospital – Clinical nurse, 1998–1999
  • McGill University – PhD in epidemiology, 2014
  • University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – Master of Science in public health, 2000
  • McGill University – Bachelor of Science in nursing, 1998
Awards and achievements
  • Recipient of the 2014 Bisby Fellowship Prize, 2014 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, and 2008 Doctoral Research Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research 
  • Over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals
Appearances and publications in other media
Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 55, no. 23, pp. 16011–22.,
01 Nov 2021
Prenatal Exposure to Disinfection Byproducts and Intrauterine Growth in a Chinese Cohort.
Human Reproduction, vol. 36, no. 12, pp. 3015–17.,
02 Nov 2021
Much Ado about Nothing or Male Sperm in Peril? Are Sugar-Sweetened Beverages to Blame?
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