Carol Louik, Sc.D.

Carol LouikEpidemiologist
Slone Epidemiology Center

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Boston University School of Public Health

Carol Louik’s CV


B.A.., 1969, Brandeis University
M.S., 1977, Harvard School of Public Health
Sc.D, 1984, Harvard School of Public Health

Research Interests:

Dr. Louik’s research has involved exposures during pregnancy that may affect the risk of fetal malformations. This interest predated her doctoral degree, and upon completion of her dissertation, was pleased to have the opportunity to join the staff of the Slone Birth Defects Study. In this role, Dr. Louik has participated in studies of medications in relation to a wide range of specific birth defects and is especially interested in the use of herbal treatments. She has also explored ways of assessing occupational exposures in the context of her case-control surveillance system. Most recently, Dr. Louik has been engaged in examining vaccine safety in pregnancy, particularly influenza vaccine. Another research interest of Dr. Louik’s is the development of new methods for post-marketing surveillance of prescription medications.