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birth defects
the solution is research
discoveries and data
serving the public

The California Birth Defects Monitoring Program’s registry and research data is a goldmine of information. We welcome relevant proposals from qualified researchers—partnership can help advance the science.

Scientific Collaboration Protocol

CURRENT COLLABORATORS
bullet Mary Croughan, University of California, San Francisco
bullet Cynthia Curry, University of California, San Francisco
bullet KC Donnely,Texas A&M School of Public Health
bullet Richard Finnell, Institute Biological Sciences and Technology, Texas A& M University
bullet Philippe Gros, McGill University
bullet Edward Lammer, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute
bullet Moises Lomeli , Epidemiologo ambiental de ISESALUD, Baja California
bullet Christopher Loffredo, Georgetown University
bullet Max Muenke, National Institutes of Health
bullet Jeff Murray, University of Iowa
bullet Andrew Olshan, University of North Carolina
bullet Beate Ritz, University of California, Los Angeles
bullet Donna Schaffer, Kaiser Permanente
bullet Steve Selvin, University of California, Berkeley
bullet Roger Stevenson, Greenwood Genetics Center, South Carolina
bullet Claudine Torfs, Public Health Institute

RESEARCH INTERESTS



bullet Gene-environment interactions
bullet Gene-nutrient interactions with emphasis on folate-related genes
bullet Genetic and other risk factors for mental retardation
bullet Biologic testing approaches to document exposures to environmental toxins/metals
bullet Neural tube defects, oral clefts, brain abnormalities
bullet Biologic testing of blood specimens for genetic, metabolic, nutritional, infectious, lifestyle, and chemical risk factors



bullet Descriptive epidemiology: rates, trends, demographics
bullet Birth defects surveillance
bullet Economic and public health impact of birth defects
bullet Medical anthropology, other novel approaches to discover causes
bullet Biologic testing of blood specimens for genetic, metabolic, nutritional, infectious, lifestyle, and chemical risk factors



bullet Nutrition and birth defects
bullet Socioeconomic and psychosocial factors as possible risk factors
bullet Gene-environment interactions
bullet Brain, face, heart and limb defects
bullet Biologic testing of blood specimens for genetic, metabolic, nutritional, infectious, lifestyle, and chemical risk factors



bullet Pregnancy complications and other gestational risk factors
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