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. 85 available »

2015 Mar
Strain J, Yeates AJ, van Wijngaarden E, Thurston SW, Mulhern MS, McSorley EM, Watson GE, Love TM, Smith TH, Yost K, Harrington D, Shamlaye CF, Henderson J, Myers GJ, Davidson PW. "Prenatal exposure to methyl mercury from fish consumption and polyunsaturated fatty acids: associations with child development at 20 mo of age in an observational study in the Republic of Seychelles." The American journal of clinical nutrition. 2015 Mar; 101(3):530-7. Epub 2015 Jan 21.
2014 Oct
Patel D, Thevenet-Morrison K, van Wijngaarden E. "Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake through fish consumption and prostate specific antigen level: results from the 2003 to 2010 National Health and Examination Survey." Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids. 2014 Oct; 91(4):155-60. Epub 2014 Jul 24.
2014 Sep
Concannon C, van Wijngaarden E, Stevens V, Dumyati G. "The effect of multiple concurrent central venous catheters on central line-associated bloodstream infections." Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America. 2014 Sep; 35(9):1140-6. Epub 2014 Jul 28.
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.

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