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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
Email: whb@bu.edu

Projects

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

Publications

2021

  • Hoover AG, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Ojha S, Pennell KG. 2021. Balancing incomplete COVID-19 evidence and local priorities: Risk communication and stakeholder engagement strategies for school re-opening. Rev Environ Health 36:27-37. doi:10.1515/reveh-2020-0092 PMID:33001857 PMCID:PMC7933073

2020

  • Crawford KA, Clark BW, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Karchner SI, Hahn ME, Nacci DE, Schlezinger JJ. 2020. Tributyltin disrupts fin development in Fundulus heteroclitus from both PCB-sensitive and resistant populations: Investigations of potential interactions between AHR and PPARy. Aquat Toxicol 218:105334. doi:10.1016/j.aquatox.2019.105334 PMID:31743820 PMCID:PMC6935467
  • De Silva AO, Armitage JM, Bruton TA, Dassuncao C, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Hu XC, Karrman A, Kelly B, Ng CA, Robuck AR, Sun M, Webster TF, Sunderland EM. 2020. PFAS exposure pathways for humans and wildlife: A synthesis of current knowledge and key gaps in understanding. Environ Toxicol Chem doi:10.1002/etc.4935 PMID:33201517 PMCID:PMC7906948
  • Heiger-Bernays WJ, Tomsho KS, Basra K, Petropoulos ZE, Crawford KA, Martinez A, Hornbuckle KC, Scammell MK. 2020. Human health risks due to airborne polychlorinated biphenyls are highest in New Bedford Harbor communities living closest to the harbor. Sci Total Environ 710:doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135576 PMID:31785914 PMCID:PMC7015809
  • Schlezinger JJ, Puckett H, Nielsen OG, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Webster TF. 2020. Perfluorooctanoic acid activates multiple nuclear receptor pathways and skews expression of genes regulating cholesterol homeostasis in liver of humanized PPAR alpha mice fed an American diet. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 405:115204. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2020.115204 PMID:32822737 PMCID:PMC7503133

2019

  • 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 PMCID:PMC6544361
  • Crawford KA, Schlezinger DR, Craffey P, Heiger-Bernays WJ. 2019. Spatiotemporal trends in polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations in seafood based on long-term monitoring and remediation in New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts. bioRxivorg doi:10.1101/675355
  • 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 PMCID:PMC6410471

2018

  • 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

2017

2016

2013

  • 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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