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Anna Young, Ph.D.

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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthPhDEnvironmental Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthMSEnvironmental Health
Yale UniversityBAComputer Science; Environmental Studies

Anna Young is a research associate and the Associate Director of the Healthy Buildings program at the Harvard Chan School. Her research focuses on our indoor exposures to complex mixtures of hormone-disrupting chemicals and builds evidence for healthier materials as a strategy to reduce these chemical exposures in buildings. She also earned her PhD and MS in Environmental Health from the Harvard Chan School.

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  1. Young AS, Pickard HM, Sunderland EM, Allen JG. Organic Fluorine as an Indicator of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Dust from Buildings with Healthier versus Conventional Materials. Environ Sci Technol. 2022 Dec 06; 56(23):17090-17099. PMID: 36331119; PMCID: PMC9730836.
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  2. Steinberg JR, Magnani CJ, Turner BE, Weeks BT, Young AMP, Lu CF, Zhang N, Richardson MT, Fitzgerald AC, Mekonnen Z, Redman T, Adetunji M, Martin SA, Anderson JN, Chan KS, Milad MP. Early Discontinuation, Results Reporting, and Publication of Gynecology Clinical Trials From 2007 to 2020. Obstet Gynecol. 2022 05 01; 139(5):821-831. PMID: 35576341.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Jones ER, Cedeño Laurent JG, Young AS, Coull BA, Spengler JD, Allen JG. Indoor humidity levels and associations with reported symptoms in office buildings. Indoor Air. 2022 01; 32(1):e12961. PMID: 34859930.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  4. Laurent JGC, MacNaughton P, Jones E, Young AS, Bliss M, Flanigan S, Vallarino J, Chen LJ, Cao X, Allen JG. Associations between Acute Exposures to PM2.5 and Carbon Dioxide Indoors and Cognitive Function in Office Workers: A Multicountry Longitudinal Prospective Observational Study. Environ Res Lett. 2021 Sep; 16(9). PMID: 35330988; PMCID: PMC8942432.
  5. Young AS, Herkert N, Stapleton HM, Cedeño Laurent JG, Jones ER, MacNaughton P, Coull BA, James-Todd T, Hauser R, Luna ML, Chung YS, Allen JG. Chemical contaminant exposures assessed using silicone wristbands among occupants in office buildings in the USA, UK, China, and India. Environ Int. 2021 11; 156:106727. PMID: 34425641; PMCID: PMC8409466.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  6. Jones ER, Laurent JGC, Young AS, MacNaughton P, Coull BA, Spengler JD, Allen JG. The Effects of Ventilation and Filtration on Indoor PM2.5 in Office Buildings in Four Countries. Build Environ. 2021 Aug; 200. PMID: 34366550; PMCID: PMC8336933.
    Citations: 4     
  7. Young AS, Zoeller T, Hauser R, James-Todd T, Coull BA, Behnisch PA, Brouwer A, Zhu H, Kannan K, Allen JG. Assessing Indoor Dust Interference with Human Nuclear Hormone Receptors in Cell-Based Luciferase Reporter Assays. Environ Health Perspect. 2021 04; 129(4):47010. PMID: 33851871; PMCID: PMC8045486.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  8. Young AS, Sparer-Fine EH, Pickard HM, Sunderland EM, Peaslee GF, Allen JG. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and total fluorine in fire station dust. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2021 09; 31(5):930-942. PMID: 33542478; PMCID: PMC8339150.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Ceballos DM, Young AS, Allen JG, Specht AJ, Nguyen VT, Craig JA, Miller M, Webster TF. Exposures in nail salons to trace elements in nail polish from impurities or pigment ingredients - A pilot study. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2021 03; 232:113687. PMID: 33445102; PMCID: PMC7854487.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Young AS, Hauser R, James-Todd TM, Coull BA, Zhu H, Kannan K, Specht AJ, Bliss MS, Allen JG. Impact of "healthier" materials interventions on dust concentrations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and organophosphate esters. Environ Int. 2021 05; 150:106151. PMID: 33092866; PMCID: PMC7940547.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
  11. Almansour KS, Arisco NJ, Woo MK, Young AS, Adamkiewicz G, Hart JE. Playground lead levels in rubber, soil, sand, and mulch surfaces in Boston. PLoS One. 2019; 14(4):e0216156. PMID: 31022281.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  12. Young AS, Allen JG, Kim UJ, Seller S, Webster TF, Kannan K, Ceballos DM. Phthalate and Organophosphate Plasticizers in Nail Polish: Evaluation of Labels and Ingredients. Environ Sci Technol. 2018 11 06; 52(21):12841-12850. PMID: 30302996; PMCID: PMC6222550.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    
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