Lindsey Butler

Deputy Chief of Policy, Mayor’s Office, City of Boston

  • Title Deputy Chief of Policy, Mayor’s Office, City of Boston
  • Education Simmons College, B.S.
    Boston University, M.S.
    Boston University, Ph.D.

Lindsey Butler, Ph.D., graduated from the Department of Environmental Health in 2021 and serves as the Deputy Chief of Policy for Boston Mayor Kim Janey.

Bio as a student: Lindsey’s research focuses on prenatal and environmental epidemiology and examines how climate change impacts the health of vulnerable populations. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science from Simmons College and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Health from Boston University. Lindsey is a recipient of a Boston University Initiative on Cities Early Stage Urban Research Award. She serves on the Boards of the Boston University Medical School Climate Group, the Boston University School of Public Health Doctoral Student Organization, and 500 Women Scientists Boston. Her dissertation examines how heat and air pollution impact the health of pregnant women and the developing fetus.

 

Publications:

Aschengrau A, Gallagher LG, Winter M, Butler LJ, Fabian MP, Vieira VM. Modeled exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the risk of placenta-related stillbirths: a case-control study from Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Environmental Health. 2018 Dec;17(1):58. DOI: 10.1186/s12940-018-0402-1

Aschengrau A, Gallagher LG, Winter M, Butler LFabian MP, Vieira VM. Modeled exposure to tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water and the occurrence of birth defects: a case-control study from Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Environmental Health. 2018 Dec;17(1):75. DOI: 10.1186/s12940-018-0419-5

Butler L, Gennings C, Peli M, Borgese L, Placidi D, Zimmerman N, Hsu HH, Coull BA, Wright RO, Smith DR, Lucchini RG, Claus Henn B. Assessing the contributions of metals in environmental media to exposure biomarkers in a region of ferroalloy industry. Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology. 2018 Oct 18:1. DOI: 10.1038/s41370-018-0081-6

Brown KW, Gessesse B, Butler LJ, MacIntosh DL. Potential effectiveness of point-of-use filtration to address risks to drinking water in the United States. Environmental health insights. 2017 Dec 11;11:1178630217746997. DOI: 10.1177/1178630217746997

Wesselink AK, Carwile JL, Fabian MP, Winter MR, Butler LJ, Mahalingaiah S, Aschengrau A. Residential Proximity to Roadways and Ischemic Placental Disease in a Cape Cod Family Health Study. International journal of environmental research and public health. 2017 Jun 24;14(7):682. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph14070682

Butler LJ, Janulewicz PA, Carwile JL, White RF, Winter MR, Aschengrau A. Childhood and adolescent fish consumption and adult neuropsychological performance: An analysis from the Cape Cod Health Study. Neurotoxicology and teratology. 2017 May 1;61:47-57. DOI: 10.1016/j.ntt.2017.03.001

Carwile JL, Butler LJ, Janulewicz, Winter MR, Aschengrau A. Childhood fish consumption and learning and behavioral disorders. International journal of environmental research and public health. 2016 Nov 2;13(11):1069. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13111069

Butler LJ, Scammell MK, Benson EB. The Flint, Michigan, water crisis: a case study in regulatory failure and environmental injustice. Environmental Justice. 2016 Aug 1;9(4):93-7. DOI: 10.1089/env.2016.0014

Butler L, Janulewicz P, Carwile J, Winter M, White R, Aschengrau A. Childhood and adolescent fish consumption and adult neuropsychological performance: An analysis from the Cape Cod Health Study. Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 2015(49):137. DOI: 10.1016/j.ntt.2015.04.118

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