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bullet Gene-environment interactions in brain, face and heart defects
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 Biologic testing of blood specimens for genetic, metabolic, nutritional, infectious, lifestyle, and chemical risk factors


bullet Shaw GM, Quach T, Nelson V, Carmichael SL, Schaffer DM, Selvin S, Yang W. Neural tube defects associated with maternal periconceptional dietary intake of simple sugars and glycemic index. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2003 Nov;78(5):972-8.
bullet Zhu H, Barber R, Shaw GM, Lammer EJ, Finnell RH. Is sonic hedgehog (SHH) a candidate gene for spina bifida? American Journal of Medical Genetics 2003;117a:87-8.
bullet Zhu H, Junker WM, Finnell RH, Brown S, Shaw GM, Lammer EJ, Canfield M, Hendricks K, Finnell RH. Lack of association between Zic2 and Zic3 genes and the risk of neural tube defects in Hispanic populations. American Journal of Medical Genetics 2003;116:414-5.
bullet Shaw GM, Ranatunga D, Quach T, Neri E, Correa A, Neutra RR. Trihalomethane exposures from municipal water supplies and risks of selected congenital malformations in California. Epidemiology 2003;14:191-9.
bullet Zhu H, Wicker NJ, Shaw GM, Lammer EJ, Hendricks K, Suarez L, Canfield M, Finnell RH. Homocysteine re-methylation enzyme polymorphisms and increased risks for neural tube defects (NTDs). Molecular Genetics and Metabolism 2003;78:216-21.
bullet Shaw GM. Strenuous work, nutrition, and adverse reproductive outcomes: a brief review. Journal of Nutrition 2003;133:1718S-1721S.
bullet Shaw GM, Carmichael SL, Nelson V, Selvin S, Schaffer D. Food fortification with folic acid and twinning among California infants. American Journal of Medical Genetics 2003;119A:137-40.
bullet Volcik KA, Shaw GM, Zhu H, Lammer EJ, Finnell RH. Risk factors for neural tube defects: associations between uncoupling protein 2 polymorphisms and spina bifida. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical Molecular Teratology 2003; 67(3):158-161.
bullet Ritz B, Yu F, Fruin S, Chapa G, Shaw GM, Harris JA. Ambient air pollution and risk of birth defects in Southern California. American Journal of Epidemiology 2002 Jan 1; 155(1):17-25
bullet Shaw GM. Adverse human reproductive outcomes and electromagnetic fields: A brief summary of the epidemiologic literature. Bioelectromagnetics 2001; 22(S5):S5-S18
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 Croen LA, Todoroff K, Shaw GM. Maternal exposure to nitrate from drinking water and diet and risk for neural tube defects. American Journal of Epidemiology 2001; 153(4):325-331
bullet Shaw GM, Savitz DA, Nelson V, Throp Jr. JM. Role of structural birth defects in preterm delivery. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2001; 15(2):106-109
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 Carmichael SL, Shaw GM. Maternal life event stress and congenital anomalies. Epidemiology 2000; 11:30-35
bullet Todoroff K, Shaw GM. Prior spontaneous abortion, prior elective termination, interpregnancy interval and risk of neural tube defect-affected pregnancies. American Journal of Epidemiology 2000; 151(5):505-511
bullet Shaw GM, Croen LA, Todoroff K, Tolarova MM. Periconceptional intake of vitamin supplements and risk of multiple congenital anomalies. American Journal of Medical Genetics 2000; 93(3):188-193
bullet Shaw GM, Todoroff K, Schaffer DM, Selvin S. Maternal height and prepregnancy body mass index as risk factors for selected congenital anomalies. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2000; 14(3):234-239

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bullet DrPH Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, l986
bullet MPH Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, l983
bullet BS Health Sciences, State University of New York, Brockport, Summa Cum Laude, l979


bullet Lecturer, University of California Berkeley, Department of Epidemiology
bullet Clinical Scientist, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, CA


bullet Editor, Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
bullet 125+ peer-reviewed publications



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