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 and Director of the Doctoral Program in Epidemiology. Dr. van Wijngaarden received an MSc in Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University in The Netherlands, and a PhD in Epidemiology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. van Wijngaarden has extensive experience in managing and conducting epidemiologic studies and in academic leadership. He has authored over 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts primarily in the areas of environmental and occupational health. For the past 10 years, his research has focused on the potential effects of exposure to metals and pesticides on nervous system outcomes in children and older adults.

These studies include the Seychelles Child Development Study which investigates the impact of pre- and postnatal methylmercury exposure on child development, and research investigating the association between environmental lead exposure and markers of physiological stress and cognitive function in older adults. He has advised more than 60 graduate students in public health on their Master's theses and doctoral dissertation research projects, and advises undergraduate students majoring in Epidemiology or Environmental Health. He has collaborated on a wide variety of clinical and epidemiological research projects within and outside the Medical Center. Dr. van Wijngaarden is a member of the American College of Epidemiology (ACE) and Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER). He is an Associate Editor for the scientific journal Neurotoxicology, is currently a member of the Publications Committee of ACE, and has served as peer reviewer for more than 30 scientific journals.

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. 100 available »

2016 Jul
Wasserman EB, Bazarian JJ, Mapstone M, Block R, van Wijngaarden E. "Academic Dysfunction After a Concussion Among US High School and College Students." American journal of public health. 2016 Jul; 106(7):1247-53. Epub 2016 May 19.
2016 Jun 11
Herr MM, Mohile NA, van Wijngaarden E, Brown EB, Rich DQ. "Antidepressant use and risk of central nervous system metastasis." Journal of neuro-oncology. 2016 Jun 11; Epub 2016 Jun 11.
2016 Jun 2
Engström K, Love TM, Watson GE, Zareba G, Yeates A, Wahlberg K, Alhamdow A, Thurston SW, Mulhern M, McSorley EM, Strain JJ, Davidson PW, Shamlaye CF, Myers GJ, Rand MD, van Wijngaarden E, Broberg K. "Polymorphisms in ATP-binding cassette transporters associated with maternal methylmercury disposition and infant neurodevelopment in mother-infant pairs in the Seychelles Child Development Study." Environment international. 2016 Jun 2; 94:224-229. Epub 2016 Jun 02.
2016 May
Williams AM, Janelsins MC, van Wijngaarden E. "Cognitive function in cancer survivors: analysis of the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey." Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. 2016 May; 24(5):2155-62. Epub 2015 Nov 09.
2016 Mar
Jungquist CR, Mund J, Aquilina AT, Klingman K, Pender J, Ochs-Balcom H, van Wijngaarden E, Dickerson SS. "Validation of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Sleep Questions." Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. 2016 Mar; 12(3):301-10.

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)
Associate Professor - Center for Community Health

Education

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