Dr. Aschengrau received her doctoral degree in epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health in 1987 and has been a member of the faculty of Boston University School of Public Health for more 25 years. She currently holds professional appointments as Professor and Associate Chairman in the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Aschengrau has focused much of her teaching and research in environmental epidemiology. In particular, she has authored nearly 100 research publications, book chapters, reports and abstracts that focus mainly on the health effects of environmental pollution, particularly drinking water contaminants. Dr. Aschengrau has also served as a member of several advisory and peer review committees for governmental agencies including expert panels on Assessing Methods and Analyses for Historical Reconstruction of Groundwater Resources and Distribution of Drinking Water at U.S. Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and the relationship between Gulf War and Health for the Institute of Medicine. She also taught award-winning courses in environmental epidemiology and reproductive epidemiology, and has co-authored the best-selling textbook "Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health."