Courtney Carignan

Research Fellow

Department of Environmental Health

PhD, 2013, Boston University School of Public Health
BA, 2004, Rutgers University

CB 399, Public Health 101 Nanocourse
CB 399, Introduction to Environmental Health Nanocourse

Dr. Carignan is an environmental epidemiologist and exposure scientist whose work focuses on emerging contaminants, particularly flame retardants and endocrine disrupting chemicals, among vulnerable populations and effects on human health.


  1. Carignan CC, Fang M, Stapleton HM, McClean MD, Heiger-Bernays W, Webster TF. 2016. Urinary biomarkers of flame retardant exposure among U.S. collegiate gymnasts. Environment International. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.06.030.
  2. Hu, XC, Andrews DQ, Lindstrom AB, Bruton TA, Schaider LA, Grandjean P, Lohmann R, Carignan CC, Blum A, Balan SA, Higgins CP, Sunderland EM. 2016. Detection of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in U.S. Drinking Water Linked to Industrial Sites, Military Fire Training Areas, and Wastewater Treatment Plants. Environmental Science & Technology Letters. doi: 10.1021/acs.estlett.6b0026.
  3. Carignan CC, Punshon T, Karagas MR, Cottingham KL. 2016. Potential exposure to arsenic from infant rice cereal. Annals of Global Health. 82(1):221-4. doi: 10.1016/j.aogh.2016.01.020.
  4. Carignan CC, Punshon T, Karagas MR, Cottingham KL. 2015. Contribution of breast milk and formula to arsenic exposure during the first year of life in a US prospective cohort. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. doi: 10.1038/jes.2015.69.
  5. Carignan CC, Cottingham KL, Punshon T, Farzan SF, Jackson BP, Karagas MK. 2015. Estimated exposure to arsenic in breastfed and formula-fed infants in a United States cohort. Environmental Health Perspectives. 123(5):500-6. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1408789.
  6. Makey C, McClean M, Sjödin, A, Weinberg J, Carignan C, Webster T. 2014. Temporal trends of PBDE serum concentrations and estimating human body burdens in the FlaRE cohort. Environmental Science & Technology;48(24):14642-9. doi: 10.1021/es5026118.
  7. Carignan CC, Heiger-Bernays W, McClean MD, Roberts SC, Stapleton HM, Sjödin A, Webster TF. 2013. Flame retardant exposure among collegiate United States gymnasts. 2013. Environmental Science & Technology. 47(23): 13848-13856. doi: 10.1021/es4037868.
  8. Fang M, Webster TF, Gooden DM, Cooper E, McClean MD, Carignan CC, Makey C, Stapleton HM. 2013. Investigating a novel flame retardant known as V6: measurements in baby products, house dust and car dust. Environmental Science & Technology. 47(9): 4449-4454. doi: 10.1021/es400032v.
  9. Carignan CC, McClean MD, Cooper EM, Watkins DJ, Fraser AJ, Heiger-Bernays W, Stapleton HM, Webster TF. 2013. Predictors of tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate metabolite in the urine of office workers. 2013. Environment International. 55:56-61. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2013.02.004
  10. Carignan CC, Wu N, Heiger-Bernays W, McClean MD, Abdallah MAE, Harrad A, Webster TF. 2012. Predictors of tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBP-A) and hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) in milk from Boston mothers. Environmental Science & Technology. 46(21): 12146-12153. doi: 10.1021/es302638d