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Your Environment. Your Health.

Person Details: Wendy J. Heiger-Bernays

Superfund Research Program

Wendy J. Heiger-Bernays

Boston University
Department of Environmental Health
715 Albany St.
Talbot 455W
Boston, Massachusetts 02118
Phone: 617-638-4620


Hazardous Waste Sites

50 Tufts Street

  • Boston University: Community Engagement Core
  • Boston University: Research Translation Core

Coal Tar Processing Facility (former)

  • Boston University: Research Translation Core

General Chemical Corporation

  • Boston University: Research Translation Core

New Bedford Harbor

  • Boston University: Research Translation Core

Town of Eastham Landfill

  • Boston University: Research Translation Core



  • Crawford KA, Clark BW, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Karchner SI, Claus Henn B, Griffith KN, Howes BL, Schlezinger DR, Hahn ME, Nacci DE, Schlezinger JJ. 2019. Altered lipid homeostasis in a PCB-resistant Atlantic killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) population from New Bedford Harbor, MA, U.S.A. Aquat Toxicol 210:30-43. doi:10.1016/j.aquatox.2019.02.011 PMID:30822701
  • Moore Boston C, Banacos N, Heiger-Bernays WJ. 2019. Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: A National Priority for Safe Drinking Water. Public Health Rep 134(2):112-117. doi:10.1177/0033354919826567 PMID:30763146


  • Basra K, Scammell MK, Benson EB, Heiger-Bernays WJ. 2018. Ambient air exposure to PCBs: Regulation and monitoring at five contaminated sites in EPA Regions 1, 2, 4, and 5. New Solut 28(2):262-282. doi:10.1177/1048291118763620 PMID:29558851
  • Heiger-Bernays WJ, Wegner S, Dix DJ. 2018. High-throughput in vitro data to inform prioritization of ambient water monitoring and testing for endocrine active chemicals. Environ Sci Technol 52(2):783-793. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b00014 PMID:29214797
  • Liebler JH, Basra K, Ireland T, Mcdonagh A, Ressijac C, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Vorhees DJ, Rosenbaum M. 2018. Lead exposure to children from consumption of backyard chicken eggs. Environ Res 167:445-452. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2018.08.013 PMID:30125763 PMCID:PMC6310228
  • Tomsho KS, Basra K, Rubin SM, Miller CB, Juang R, Broude S, Martinez A, Hornbuckle KC, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Scammell MK. 2018. Community reporting of ambient air polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations near a Superfund site. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 25(17):16389-16400. doi:10.1007/s11356-017-0286-6 PMID:29079973 PMCID:PMC6015112




  • Pennell KG, Scammell MK, McClean MD, Ames J, Weldon B, Friguglietti L, Suuberg EM, Shen R, Indeglia PA, Heiger-Bernays WJ. 2013. Sewer gas: An indoor air source of PCE to consider during vapor intrusion investigations. Ground Water Monit Remediat 33(3):119-126. PMID:23950637 PMCID:PMC3740581
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