Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón

Senior Research Scientist

Department of Environmental Health


With joint appointments both at the Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Dr. Mínguez-Alarcón research focuses on identifying chemical and non-chemical stressors of human fertility and reproductive health. As an environmental and reproductive epidemiologist, she is primarily working in the EARTH Study, a prospective cohort study of subfertile couples attending the MGH fertility center in Boston. She is also an active collaborator in the Russian Children’s Study, PEACE Study, Project Viva, NHS2 and NHS3.


Ph.D., University of Murcia School of Medicine

M.P.H., University of Murcia School of Medicine

B. Pharm., University of Valencia School of Pharmacy


Selected publications

Mínguez-Alarcón L, Mendiola J, López-Espín JJ, Sarabia-Cos L, Vivero-Salmerón G, Vioque J, Navarrete-Muñoz EM, Torres-Cantero AM. Dietary intake of antioxidant nutrients is associated with semen quality in young university students. Hum Reprod. 2012 Sep;27(9):2807-14.

Mínguez-Alarcón L, Gaskins AJ, Chiu Y-H, Souter I, Williams PL, Hauser R, Chavarro J, for the Earth Study Team. Dietary folate intake and modification of the association of urinary bisphenol A concentrations with in vitro fertilization outcomes among women from a fertility clinic. Reprod Toxicol. 2016 Jul 14;65:104-112.

Mínguez-Alarcón L, Sergeyev O, Burns JS, Williams PL, Lee MM, Korrick SA, Smigulina L, Revich B, Hauser R. A longitudinal study of peripubertal serum organochlorine concentrations and semen parameters in young men: The Russian Children’s Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2017 Mar;125(3):460-466.

Mínguez-Alarcón L, Souter I, Williams PL, Ford JB, Hauser R, Chavarro J, Gaskins AJ, for the Earth Study Team. Occupational factors and markers of ovarian reserve and response among women at a fertility center. Occup Environ Med. 2017 Jun;74(6):426-431.

Mínguez-Alarcón L, Afeiche MC, Williams PL, Arvizu M, Tanrikut C, Amarasiriwardenag CJ, Ford JB, Hauser R, Chavarro JE, for the Earth Study Team. Hair mercury (Hg) levels, fish consumption and semen parameters among men attending a fertility center. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2018 Mar 221:2:174-182.

Mínguez-Alarcón L, Gaskins AJ, Chiu YH, Messerlian C, Williams PL, Ford JB, Souter I, Hauser R, Chavarro JE. Type of underwear worn and markers of testicular function among men attending a fertility center. Hum Reprod. 2018 Sep 1;33(9):1749-1756.

Mínguez-Alarcón L, Williams PL, Chiu YH, Gaskins AJ,  Nassan FL,  Dadd R, Petrozza J, Hauser R, Chavarro JE. Secular trends in semen parameters among men attending a fertility center between 2000 and 2017: Identifying potential predictors. Environ Int. 2018 Dec;121:1297-1303.

Ghayda RA, Williams PL, Chavarro JE, Ford J, Souter I,Calafat AM, Hauser R, Mínguez-Alarcón L. Urinary bisphenol S concentrations: Potential predictors of and associations with semen quality parameters among men attending a fertility center. Environ Int. 2019 Oct;131:105050.

Souter I, Bellavia A, Williams PL, Korevaar TIM, Meeker JD, Braun JM, de Poortere RA, Broeren MA, Ford JB, Calafat AM, Chavarro JE, Hauser R, Mínguez-Alarcón L; Earth Study Team. Urinary Concentrations of Phthalate Metabolite Mixtures in Relation to Serum Biomarkers of Thyroid Function and Autoimmunity among Women from a Fertility Center.  Environ Health Perspect. 2020 Jun;128(6):67007.

Paternal mixtures of urinary concentrations of phthalate metabolites, bisphenol A and parabens in relation to pregnancy outcomes among couples attending a fertility center. Mínguez-Alarcón L, Bellavia A, Gaskins AJ, Chavarro JE, Ford JB, Souter I, Calafat AM, Hauser R, Williams PL; EARTH Study Team. Environ Int. 2020 Oct 15;146:106171 (in press).


Editorial Board

Environment International & Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine