Max M Aung

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
Address1845 N. Soto Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90032
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    University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CAB.S.06/2012Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MIM.P.H04/2016Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MIPh.D.08/2019Environmental Health Sciences
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MIPostdoc11/2020Biostatistics and Data Science
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    Johns Hopkins University2016  - 2019Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars Fellowship
    Harvard University2022  - 2025JPB Environmental Health Fellowship

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    Dr. Max Aung is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Environmental Health at the University of Southern California. Dr. Aung is an alumnus of the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice Fellowship as well as the RWJF Health Policy Research Scholars Fellowship. His research focuses on applying data science frameworks to understand potential mechanisms linking chemical mixtures to health across the life course and pursue environmental justice. He specifically integrates multiple hierarchies of exogenous and endogenous biomarkers, including biomonitored toxicant exposures, targeted bioactive lipids, and untargeted lipidomics and metabolomics. His current funded projects focus on integrating these biomarkers in diverse prospective cohorts to better understand mechanisms linking the human exposome to maternal health outcomes, child neurodevelopment, and mental health.

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    1. Maternal per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances exposures associated with higher depressive symptom scores among immigrant women in the Chemicals in Our Bodies cohort in San Francisco. Environ Int. 2023 02; 172:107758. Aung MT, Eick SM, Padula AM, Smith S, Park JS, DeMicco E, Woodruff TJ, Morello-Frosch R. PMID: 36682206.
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    2. Urinary oxidative stress biomarkers are associated with preterm birth: an Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes program study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2023 05; 228(5):576.e1-576.e22. Eick SM, Geiger SD, Alshawabkeh A, Aung M, Barrett ES, Bush N, Carroll KN, Cordero JF, Goin DE, Ferguson KK, Kahn LG, Liang D, Meeker JD, Milne GL, Nguyen RHN, Padula AM, Sathyanarayana S, Taibl KR, Schantz SL, Woodruff TJ, Morello-Frosch R, of program collaborators for Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes. PMID: 36400174; PMCID: PMC10149536.
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    3. Associations between social, biologic, and behavioral factors and biomarkers of oxidative stress during pregnancy: Findings from four ECHO cohorts. Sci Total Environ. 2022 Aug 20; 835:155596. Eick SM, Geiger SD, Alshawabkeh A, Aung M, Barrett E, Bush NR, Cordero JF, Ferguson KK, Meeker JD, Milne GL, Nguyen RHN, Padula AM, Sathyanarayana S, Welch BM, Schantz SL, Woodruff TJ, Morello-Frosch R, Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes. PMID: 35490822; PMCID: PMC9177811.
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    4. Prenatal PFAS and psychosocial stress exposures in relation to fetal growth in two pregnancy cohorts: Applying environmental mixture methods to chemical and non-chemical stressors. Environ Int. 2022 05; 163:107238. Eick SM, Enright EA, Padula AM, Aung M, Geiger SD, Cushing L, Trowbridge J, Keil AP, Gee Baek H, Smith S, Park JS, DeMicco E, Schantz SL, Woodruff TJ, Morello-Frosch R. PMID: 35436721; PMCID: PMC9202828.
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    5. Examining the association between prenatal maternal stress and infant non-nutritive suck. Pediatr Res. 2023 04; 93(5):1285-1293. Zimmerman E, Aguiar A, Aung MT, Geiger SD, Hines M, Woodbury ML, Martens A, Huerta-Montanez G, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Schantz SL, Alshawabkeh AN, Program Collaborators for Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes. PMID: 34916626; PMCID: PMC9200902.
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    6. Bayesian Sparse Mediation Analysis with Targeted Penalization of Natural Indirect Effects. J R Stat Soc Ser C Appl Stat. 2021 Nov; 70(5):1391-1412. Song Y, Zhou X, Kang J, Aung MT, Zhang M, Zhao W, Needham BL, Kardia SLR, Liu Y, Meeker JD, Smith JA, Mukherjee B. PMID: 34887595; PMCID: PMC8653861.
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    7. Maternal lipidomic signatures in relation to spontaneous preterm birth and large-for-gestational age neonates. Sci Rep. 2021 04 14; 11(1):8115. Aung MT, Ashrap P, Watkins DJ, Mukherjee B, Rosario Z, Vélez-Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. PMID: 33854141; PMCID: PMC8046995.
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    8. Maternal blood metal concentrations and whole blood DNA methylation during pregnancy in the Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation (EARLI). Epigenetics. 2022 03; 17(3):253-268. Aung MT, M Bakulski K, Feinberg JI, F Dou J, D Meeker J, Mukherjee B, Loch-Caruso R, Ladd-Acosta C, Volk HE, Croen LA, Hertz-Picciotto I, Newschaffer CJ, Fallin MD. PMID: 33794742; PMCID: PMC8920182.
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    9. Cross-Sectional Estimation of Endogenous Biomarker Associations with Prenatal Phenols, Phthalates, Metals, and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Single-Pollutant and Mixtures Analysis Approaches. Environ Health Perspect. 2021 03; 129(3):37007. Aung MT, Yu Y, Ferguson KK, Cantonwine DE, Zeng L, McElrath TF, Pennathur S, Mukherjee B, Meeker JD. PMID: 33761273; PMCID: PMC7990518.
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    10. Application of an analytical framework for multivariate mediation analysis of environmental data. Nat Commun. 2020 11 06; 11(1):5624. Aung MT, Song Y, Ferguson KK, Cantonwine DE, Zeng L, McElrath TF, Pennathur S, Meeker JD, Mukherjee B. PMID: 33159049; PMCID: PMC7648785.
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    11. Prediction and associations of preterm birth and its subtypes with eicosanoid enzymatic pathways and inflammatory markers. Sci Rep. 2019 11 19; 9(1):17049. Aung MT, Yu Y, Ferguson KK, Cantonwine DE, Zeng L, McElrath TF, Pennathur S, Mukherjee B, Meeker JD. PMID: 31745121; PMCID: PMC6863859.
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    12. Urinary trace metals individually and in mixtures in association with preterm birth. Environ Int. 2018 12; 121(Pt 1):582-590. Kim SS, Meeker JD, Carroll R, Zhao S, Mourgas MJ, Richards MJ, Aung M, Cantonwine DE, McElrath TF, Ferguson KK. PMID: 30300816; PMCID: PMC6233299.
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