Serving the Public: Scientists and Staff

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John Harris, MD, MPH
Program Chief (since inception)

bullet-9974834 Descriptive epidemiology: rates, trends, demographics
bullet-9974834 Birth defects surveillance
bullet-9974834 Economic and public health impact of birth defects
bullet-9974834 Biologic testing of blood specimens for genetic, metabolic, nutritional, infectious, lifestyle, and chemical risk factors

Gary Shaw, DrPH
Research Director/Senior Epidemiologist

bullet-9974834 Gene-environment interactions
bullet-9974834 Gene-nutrient interactions with emphasis on folate-related genes
bullet-9974834 Genetic and other risk factors for mental retardation
bullet-9974834 Biologic testing approaches to document exposures to environmental toxins/metals
bullet-9974834 Neural tube defects, oral clefts, conotruncal heart defects
bullet-9974834 Biologic testing of blood specimens for genetic, metabolic, nutritional, infectious, lifestyle, and chemical risk factors

Suzan Carmichael, PhD
Epidemiologist

bullet-9974834 Nutrition and birth defects
bullet-9974834 Socioeconomic and psychosocial factors as possible risk factors
bullet-9974834 Gene-environment interactions
bullet-9974834 Brain, face, heart and limb defects, and hypospadias
bullet-9974834 Biologic testing of blood specimens for genetic, metabolic, nutritional, infectious, lifestyle, and chemical risk factors