BiographyDr. Werler is Professor and Chair of Epidemiology. She is a perinatal epidemiologist whose NIH- and CDC- supported research includes projects on maternal serum markers of infection and abdominal wall defects; gene-environment interactions and clubfoot; medications, folic acid intake, and inheritance in relation to spina bifida; and psycho-social and cognitive outcomes in children born with craniofacial birth defects. She has published over 175 papers and book chapters; received the National Birth Defect Prevention Network Oakley Award, the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Mentoring Award, and the Teratology Society Fraser Award; and served on numerous NIH advisory and review boards. Dr. Werler is Director of the BU Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Epidemiology training program for pre-doctoral candidates in Epidemiology and teaches Design and Conduct of Case-Control Studies.
- Chair of Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
- Boston College, BS
- Boston University, DSc
- University of Michigan, MPH
- Published on 1/1/2017
Speltz ML, Wallace ER, Collett BR, Heike CL, Luquetti DV, Werler, DSc. Intelligence and academic achievement of adolescents with craniofacial microsomia. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2017; ((in press)).
- Published on 12/1/2016
Brogly SB, Saia K, Hernández-Diaz S, Werler M, Sebastiani P. The comparative safety of buprenorphine versus methadone in pregnancy-what about confounding? Addiction. 2016 Dec; 111(12):2130-2131. PMID: 28075537.
- Published on 11/17/2016
Werler MM, Parker SE, Hedman K, Gissler M, Ritvanen A, Surcel HM. Maternal Antibodies to Herpes Virus Antigens and Risk of Gastroschisis in Offspring. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Dec 15; 184(12):902-912. PMID: 27856447.
- Published on 11/1/2016
Heike CL, Wallace E, Speltz ML, Siebold B, Werler MM, Hing AV, Birgfeld CB, Collett BR, Leroux BG, Luquetti DV. Characterizing facial features in individuals with craniofacial microsomia: A systematic approach for clinical research. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2016 Nov; 106(11):915-926. PMID: 27891784.
- Published on 9/21/2016
Niemelä O, Niemelä S, Ritvanen A, Gissler M, Bloigu A, Vääräsmäki M, Kajantie E, Werler MM, Surcel HM. Assays of Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase and Carbohydrate-Deficient Transferrin Combination from Maternal Serum Improve the Detection of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016 Nov; 40(11):2385-2393. PMID: 27650665.
- Published on 6/23/2016
Parker SE, Lijewski VA, Janulewicz PA, Collett BR, Speltz ML, Werler MM. Upper respiratory infection during pregnancy and neurodevelopmental outcomes among offspring. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2016 Sep - Oct; 57:54-59. PMID: 27343815.
- Published on 5/30/2016
Getz KD, Anderka MT, Werler MM, Jick SS. Maternal Pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index and Autism Spectrum Disorder among Offspring: A Population-Based Case-Control Study. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2016 Sep; 30(5):479-87. PMID: 27239935.
- Published on 5/26/2016
Niemelä S, Niemelä O, Ritvanen A, Gissler M, Bloigu A, Werler M, Surcel HM. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Maternal Alcohol Biomarkers in Sera: A Register-Based Case-Control Study. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016 Jul; 40(7):1507-14. PMID: 27228551.
- Published on 5/24/2016
Darling AM, Mitchell AA, Werler MM. Prrconceptional iron intake and gestational diabetes mellitus. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. doi:10.3390/ijerph13060525. 2016.
- Published on 5/24/2016
Darling AM, Mitchell AA, Werler MM. Preconceptional Iron Intake and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016; 13(6). PMID: 27231921.
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