Akhgar Ghassabian

Akhgar Ghassabian, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

Keywords
Environmental epidemiology, Brain development, Child mental health
Summary

Dr. Ghassabian is an investigator and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Departments of Pediatrics, Population Health, and Environmental Medicine, New York University School of Medicine. Her research interests center on identifying environmental exposures that contribute to the etiology of developmental disabilities in childhood. Dr. Ghassabian is currently focusing on investigations that characterize environmental exposures using biomarkers in pregnant women and children. Prior to joining New York University 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 was actively involved in birth cohort studies in Europe and in the U.S., i.e., Generation R and Upstate KIDS. She was also 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 for a project on the brain basis of autism.

Phone

646-501-0027

Academic office

403 East 34th Street

1st floor, 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

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):2383-2390

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

JAMA pediatrics. 2015 Sep; 169(9):838-845

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):133-140

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 Feb 9; 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 Jan 16; 154:212-221

Serdarevic, Fadila; Ghassabian, Akhgar; van Batenburg-Eddes, Tamara; Tahirovic, Emin; White, Tonya; Jaddoe, Vincent W V; Verhulst, Frank C; Tiemeier, Henning

Pediatrics (1948). 2017 Nov 14; 140(6):?-?

Serdarevic, Fadila; Jansen, Philip R; Ghassabian, Akhgar; White, Tonya; Jaddoe, Vincent W V; Posthuma, Danielle; Tiemeier, Henning

JAMA psychiatry. 2017 Nov 8; ?-?

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

Environment international. 2017 Sep 8; 109:128-135