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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 Carmichael SL, Shaw GM, Selvin S, Schaffer D. Diet quality and risk of neural tube defects. Medical Hypotheses 2003;60:351-5.
bullet Carmichael SL, Shaw GM, Neri E, Schaffer D, Selvin S. Social networks and risk of neural tube defects. European Journal of Epidemiology 2003;18:129-33.
bullet Carmichael SL, Nelson V, Shaw GM, Wasserman CR, Croen LA. Socioeconomic status and risk of conotruncal heart defects and orofacial clefts. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2003;17:264-71.
bullet Carmichael SL, Shaw GM, Nelson V, Selvin S, Torfs CP, Curry CJ. Hypospadias in California: trends and descriptive epidemiology. Epidemiology. 2003 Nov;14(6):701-6.
bullet Carmichael SL, Shaw GM, Nelson V. Timing of prenatal care initiation and risk of congenital malformations. Teratology. 2002 Dec;66(6):326-30.
bullet Shaw GM, Nelson V, Carmichael SL, Lammer EJ, Finnell RH, Rosenquist TH. Maternal periconceptional vitamins: interactions with selected factors and congenital anomalies? Epidemiology. 2002 Nov;13(6):625-30.
bullet Carmichael SL, Shaw GM, Neri E, Schaffer DM, Selvin S. Physical activity and risk of neural tube defects. Maternal Child Health Journal. 2002 Sep;6(3):151-7.
bullet Shaw GM, Carmichael SL, Nelson V. Congenital malformations in offspring of Vietnamese women in California, 1985-97. Teratology 2002 Mar; 65(3):121-4
bullet Yoon PW, Rasmussen SA, Lynberg MC, Moore CA, Anderka M, Carmichael SL, Costa P, Druschel C, Hobbs CA, Romitti PA, Langlois PH, Edmonds LD. The National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Public Health Reports 2001; 116 Suppl 1:32-40
bullet Shaw GM, Selvin S, Carmichael SL, Schaffer DM, Nelson V, Neri E. Assessing combined chemical exposures as risk factors for neural tube defects(1). Reproductive Toxicology 2001 Nov; 15(6):631-5
bullet Shaw GM, Todoroff K, Carmichael SL, Schaffer DM, Selvin S. Lowered weight gain during pregnancy and risk of neural tube defects among offspring. International Journal of Epidemiology 2001; 30(1):60-65
bullet Carmichael SL, Shaw GM. Maternal life event stress and congenital anomalies. Epidemiology 2000; 11:30-5
bullet Carmichael SL, Shaw GM. Maternal corticosteroid use and risk of selected congenital anomalies. American Journal of Medical Genetics 1999; 86:242-244

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bullet PhD Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 1996
bullet MS International Agricultural Development, University of California, Davis, 1992
bullet BS Scientific Nutrition, Texas A&M University, Magna Cum Laude, 1988


bullet 1998-2001, Secretary, Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research
bullet 1996, Public Health Citation, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services
bullet 1996, Warren Winkelstein Epidemiology Award, U.C. Berkeley
bullet 25+ peer-reviewed publications



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