Laura McGuinn, PhD, MSc

Laura McGuinn, PhD, MSc

Laura McGuinn, PhD, MSc

Epidemiologist and Assistant Professor

  • Postdoc (Environmental Epidemiology), 2018-2022, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


  • PhD (Epidemiology), 2018, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • MSc (Public Health), 2010, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


  • BS (Psychology), 2008, Loyola University Chicago
  • Assessing the individual and joint impacts of air pollution and non-chemical stressors such as noise on physical and mental health outcomes throughout the life course


  • Identifying critical windows of susceptibility in order to identify particularly susceptible subgroups


  • Elucidating stress-related biologic pathways in these environmental health associations


  • Digital mental health studies; wearable devices and other mobile health technologies in population health studies.
  • McGuinn LA, Rivera NR, Osorio-Valencia E, Schnaas L, Hernandez-Chavez C, DeFelice NB, Harari H, Klein DN, Wright RJ, Téllez-Rojo MM, Wright RO, Rosa MJ, Tamayo-Ortiz M. Changes in depressive and anxiety symptoms during COVID-19 in children from the PROGRESS cohort. Pediatr Res. 2022 Nov 18. PMID: 36396698.


    McGuinn LA, L Wiggins, Volk HE, Di Q, Moody E, Kasten E, Schwartz J, Wright RO, Schieve L, Windham GC, Daniels J. Pre- and Postnatal Fine Particulate Matter Exposure and Childhood Cognitive and Adaptive Function. Int J Environ Res Public Health. Mar 22;19(7):3748. PMID: 35409432.


    McGuinn LA, Tamayo-Ortiz M, Rosa M, Schnaas L, Osorio-Valencia E, Wright RJ, Téllez-Rojo MM, Klein DN, Wright RO. The Influence of Maternal Anxiety and Cortisol during Pregnancy on Childhood Anxiety Symptoms. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2022 May;139:105704. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2022.105704. Epub 2022 Mar 2. PMID: 35286908.


    Bozack A, Pierre S, DeFelice N, Colicino E, Jack D, Chillrud SN, Rundle A, Quinn JW, McGuinn LA, Yang Q, Johnson K, Masci J, Lukban L, Maru D, Lee AG. Long-term air pollution exposure and COVID-19 mortality: A patient-level analysis from New York City. Am J Respir Crit Care Med Mar 15;205(6):651-662


    Weaver AM, McGuinn LA, Neas L, Devlin RB, Dhingra R, Ward-Caviness CK, Cascio WE, Kraus WE, Hauser ER, Diaz-Sanchez D. Associations between neighborhood socioeconomic cluster and hypertension, diabetes, myocardial infarction, and coronary artery disease within a cohort of cardiac catheterization patients. Am Heart J. 2021 Oct 2 (21). Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34610283.


    McGuinn LA, Bellinger DC, Colicino E, Coull BA, Just AC, Kloog I, Osorio-Valencia E, Schnaas L, Wright RJ, Téllez-Rojo MM, Wright RO, Horton MK (2020). Prenatal PM2.5 exposure and behavioral development in children from Mexico City. Neurotoxicology. 81:109-115. doi: 10.1016/j.neuro.2020.09.036. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32950567.


    McGuinn LA, Coull BA, Kloog I, Just AC, Tamayo-Ortiz M, Osorio-Yáñez C, Baccarelli AA, Wright RJ, Téllez-Rojo MM, Wright RO (2020). Fine Particulate Matter Exposure and Lipid Levels Among Children in Mexico City. Environ Epidemiol. 4(2):e088. PMID: 32337473.


    McGuinn LA, Windham GC, Kalkbrenner AE, Bradley C, Di Q, Croen LA, Fallin MD, Hoffman K, Ladd-Acosta C, Schwartz J, Rappold AG, Richardson DB, Neas LM, Gammon MD, Schieve LA, Daniels JL (2020). Early Life Exposure to Air Pollution and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Findings from a Multisite Case-Control Study. Epidemiology; 31(1): 103-14. PMID: 31592868.


    McGuinn LA, Windham GC, Messer LC, Di Q, Schwartz J, Croen LA, Schieve LA, Gammon M, Neas L, Rappold A, Richardson DB, Daniels JL (2019). Air Pollution Exposure, Neighborhood Deprivation, and Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Study to Explore Early Development. Environ Epidemiol. e067. PMID: 32478281.


    Weaver A, McGuinn LA, Mirowsky J, Dhingra R, Ward-Caviness C, Neas LM, Kraus WE, Hauser ER, Di Q, Schwartz J, Cascio WE, Devlin RB, Diaz-Sanchez D (2019). Neighborhood sociodemographic effects on the associations between long-term PM2.5 exposure and cardiovascular outcomes and diabetes. Environ Epidemiol. 3: e038. PMID: 30882060.


    McGuinn LA, Schneider A, McGarrah R, Ward-Caviness C, Neas LM, Kraus WE, Hauser ER, Di Q, Schwartz J, Cascio WE, Diaz-Sanchez D, Devlin RB (2019). Association of Long-term PM2.5 Exposure with Novel Lipid Biomarkers Related to Cardiovascular Disease Risk. Environ Int. 122: 193-200. PMID: 30446244.


    McGuinn LA, Ward-Caviness C, Neas LM, Schneider A, Di Q, Chudnovsky A, Schwartz J, Koutrakis P, Russell AG, Garcia V, Kraus WE, Hauser ER, Cascio WE, Diaz-Sanchez D, Devlin RB (2017). Fine particulate matter and cardiovascular disease: Comparison of assessment methods for long-term exposure. Environ Res. 159: 16-23. PMID: 28763730.


    McGuinn LA, Voss RW, Laurent CA, Greenspan LC, Kushi LH, Windham GC (2016). Residential proximity to traffic and female pubertal development. Environ Int. 94: 635-41. PMID: 27377913.


    McGuinn LA, Ward-Caviness C, Neas LM, Schneider A, Diaz-Sanchez D, Cascio WE, Kraus WE, Hauser ER, Dowdy E, Haynes C, Chudnovsky AA, Koutrakis P, Devlin RB (2016). Association between satellite-based estimates of long-term PM2.5 exposure and coronary artery disease. Environ Res. 145: 9-17. PMID: 26613345.


    McGuinn LA, Ghazarian A, Su L, Ellison GL (2015). Association of Urinary Bisphenol A (BPA) with Age at Menarche: NHANES 2003-2010. Environ Res 136:381-386. PMID: 25460659.


    McGuinn LA, Hajat S, Anderson HR, Armstrong B, Harrison R, Monk V, Poloniecki J, Timmis A, Wilkinson P (2013). Ambient Temperature and Activation of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in Ventricular Arrhythmia Patients. Int J Biometeorol. 57: 655-662. PMID: 22990411.


    Su L, Mahabir S, Ellison GL, McGuinn LA and Reid BC (2012). Epigenetic contribution to the relationship between cancer and dietary intakes of nutrients, bioactive food components, and environmental toxicants. Front. Gene. 2:91. PMID: 22303385.


    McGuinn LA, Ghazarian A, Ellison GL, Harvey C, Kaefer C, Reid BC (2012). Cancer and environment: Definitions and misconceptions. Environ Res. 112:230-234. PMID: 22099913.