Edwin VanWijngaarden, Ph.D.

Edwin VanWijngaarden, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Public Health Sciences
265 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-1985
Fax: (585) 461-4532
Administrative: (585) 275-8784

Research Bio

Edwin van Wijngaarden, Ph.D. is Chief of the Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine. Dr. van Wijngaarden has many research interests but has focused on the potential health effects of occupational and environmental exposures (primarily heavy metals, pesticides, and electromagnetic fields) in particular as they relate to the risk of developing cancer and neurologic conditions in both children and adults. Dr. van Wijngaarden is a member of the American College of Epidemiology, the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, and the Society for Epidemiologic Research. He has advised more than 40 graduate students in public health on their Master's theses and dissertation research projects, and has collaborated on a wide variety of clinical and epidemiological research projects within and outside the Medical Center.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Delta Omega, The Honorary Public Health Society 2002 - Present
Recipient of Kaplan Student Publication Award, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2000

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 81 available »

2014 Jul
Dumyati G, Concannon C, van Wijngaarden E, Love TM, Graman P, Pettis AM, Greene L, El-Daher N, Farnsworth D, Quinlan G, Karr G, Ward L, Knab R, Shelly M. "Sustained reduction of central line-associated bloodstream infections outside the intensive care unit with a multimodal intervention focusing on central line maintenance." American journal of infection control.. 2014 Jul; 42(7):723-30. Epub 2014 May 23.
2014 Apr 15
Hoffmire CA, Magyar CI, Connolly HV, Fernandez ID, van Wijngaarden E. "High prevalence of sleep disorders and associated comorbidities in a community sample of children with Down syndrome." Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.. 2014 Apr 15; 10(4):411-9. Epub 2014 Apr 15.
2014 Apr
Roizen NJ, Magyar CI, Kuschner ES, Sulkes SB, Druschel C, van Wijngaarden E, Rodgers L, Diehl A, Lowry R, Hyman SL. "A community cross-sectional survey of medical problems in 440 children with Down syndrome in New York State." The Journal of pediatrics.. 2014 Apr; 164(4):871-5. Epub 2013 Dec 22.
2014 Apr
van Wijngaarden E, Harrington D, Kobrosly R, Thurston SW, O'Hara T, McSorley EM, Myers GJ, Watson GE, Shamlaye CF, Strain JJ, Davidson PW. "Prenatal exposure to methylmercury and LCPUFA in relation to birth weight." Annals of epidemiology.. 2014 Apr; 24(4):273-8. Epub 2014 Jan 16.
2014 Mar
Simning A, Conwell Y, van Wijngaarden E. "Cognitive impairment in public housing residents living in Western New York." Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology. 2014 Mar; 49(3):477-85. Epub 2013 May 26.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Dentistry (SMD)
Associate Professor - Department of Environmental Medicine (SMD)
Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)


PhD | Epidemiology | U of N Carolina Chapel Hill2002
MS | Environmental Health Sci | Netherlands - Non-Medical School1998