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Akhgar Ghassabian

Akhgar Ghassabian, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

Keywords
Epidemiology, Child mental health, Environmental exposures
Summary

Akhgar Ghassabian, MD, PhD is an investigator and Assistant Professor at Departments of Pediatrics, Population Health, and Environmental Medicine, NYU School of Medicine. Her research interests center on identifying environmental exposures that contribute to the etiology of developmental disabilities in childhood. Prior to joining NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Ghassabian was the Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) fellow at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Dr. Ghassabian obtained her Medical Degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and completed a Master’s and a PhD in epidemiology at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2013). During her doctoral and postdoctoral training, Dr. Ghassabian has been actively involved in birth cohort studies in Europe and in the U.S., i.e., Generation R, Upstate KIDS, the New York University Children’s Health and Environment Study (NYU CHES). She was a collaborator on European epidemiological consortia examining the effect of nutrition (NUTRIMENTHE) and air pollution (ESCAPE) on children’s neurodevelopment. Dr. Ghassabian is the recipient of the Rubicon Award from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in 2014 and the Robin/Guze Young Investigator Award from the American Psychopathological Association in 2019.

Phone

212-263-8947

Academic office

403 East 34th St.

First Floor, Room 114

New York, NY 10016

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Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

PhD from Erasmus University

MD from Tehran University

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Division of Intramural Population Health Research

Ghassabian, Akhgar; Albert, Paul S; Hornig, Mady; Yeung, Edwina; Cherkerzian, Sara; Goldstein, Risë B; Buka, Stephen L; Goldstein, Jill M; Gilman, Stephen E

Translational psychiatry. 2018 03 13; 8(1):64

Ghassabian, Akhgar; El Marroun, Hanan; Peeters, Robin P; Jaddoe, Vincent W; Hofman, Albert; Verhulst, Frank C; Tiemeier, Henning; White, Tonya

Journal of clinical endocrinology & metabolism. 2014 Jul; 99(7):2383-90

Modesto, Thiago; Tiemeier, Henning; Peeters, Robin P; Jaddoe, Vincent W V; Hofman, Albert; Verhulst, Frank C; Ghassabian, Akhgar

JAMA pediatrics. 2015 Sep; 169(9):838-45

Guxens, Monica; Ghassabian, Akhgar; Gong, Tong; Garcia-Esteban, Raquel; Porta, Daniela; Giorgis-Allemand, Lise; Almqvist, Catarina; Aranbarri, Aritz; Beelen, Rob; Badaloni, Chiara; Cesaroni, Giulia; de Nazelle, Audrey; Estarlich, Marisa; Forastiere, Francesco; Forns, Joan; Gehring, Ulrike; Ibarluzea, Jesus; Jaddoe, Vincent W V; Korek, Michal; Lichtenstein, Paul; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J; Rebagliato, Marisa; Slama, Remy; Tiemeier, Henning; Verhulst, Frank C; Volk, Heather E; Pershagen, Goran; Brunekreef, Bert; Sunyer, Jordi

Environmental health perspectives. 2016 Jan; 124(1):133-40

Serdarevic, Fadila; Ghassabian, Akhgar; van Batenburg-Eddes, Tamara; White, Tonya; Blanken, Laura M E; Jaddoe, Vincent W V; Verhulst, Frank C; Tiemeier, Henning

Autism research. 2017 May; 10(5):757-768

Trasande, Leonardo; Koshy, Tony T; Gilbert, Joseph; Burdine, Lauren K; Attina, Teresa M; Ghassabian, Akhgar; Honda, Masato; Marmor, Michael; Chu, Dinh Binh; Han, Xiaoxia; Shao, Yongzhao; Kannan, Kurunthachalam

Environmental research. 2017 Apr; 154:212-221

Ha, Sandie; Yeung, Edwina; Bell, Erin; Insaf, Tabassum; Ghassabian, Akhgar; Bell, Griffith; Muscatiello, Neil; Mendola, Pauline

Environmental research. 2019 Jul; 174:170-175

Yeung, Edwina H; Bell, Erin M; Sundaram, Rajeshwari; Ghassabian, Akhgar; Ma, Wanli; Kannan, Kurunthachalam; Louis, Germaine M

Obesity (Silver Spring). 2019 Jan; 27(1):145-151