Samantha Kelleher
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Samantha Parker Kelleher, PhD

Associate Professor, Epidemiology - Boston University School of Public Health

Biography

Dr. Parker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. Her research interests include understanding the relationship between prenatal exposures and infant and childhood outcomes and the impact of adverse pregnancy and postpartum outcomes on cardiovascular health. Dr. Parker is the Principal Investigator on a R-01 award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to investigate the impact of a remote postpartum blood pressure monitoring program on cardiovascular related severe maternal morbidity. She served as a consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Zika Response in 2016. She was awarded the Tyroler Lilienfeld Award (2014) by the Society of Epidemiologic Research for her dissertation work on preeclampsia. She received her Ph.D. from Boston University, where she was a trainee on the Boston University Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Training Grant, and her MSPH from Emory University. She has also previously worked at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University. Dr. Parker teaches Intermediate Epidemiology and Applications of Intermediate Epidemiology.

Education

  • Boston University School of Public Health, PhD Field of Study: Epidemiology
  • Emory University, MS Field of Study: Public Health
  • University of Miami, BS Field of Study: Chemistry

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP722
  • SPHEP850
  • SPHEP912
  • SPHPH845

Publications

  • Published on 4/1/2024

    Schrager NL, Parker SE, Werler MM. The timing, duration, and severity of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes among controls without birth defects in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Birth Defects Res. 2024 Apr; 116(4):e2334. PMID: 38578229.

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  • Published on 1/27/2024

    Parker SE, Annapragada B, Chestnut IA, Fuchs J, Lee A, Sabharwal V, Wachman EM, Yarrington CD. Trimester and severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy and risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. Hypertens Pregnancy. 2024 Dec; 43(1):2308922. PMID: 38279906.

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  • Published on 12/15/2023

    Petersen JM, Kahrs JC, Adrien N, Wood ME, Olshan AF, Smith LH, Howley MM, Ailes EC, Romitti PA, Herring AH, Parker SE, Shaw GM, Politis MD. Bias analyses to investigate the impact of differential participation: Application to a birth defects case-control study. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2023 Dec 15. PMID: 38102868.

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  • Published on 8/8/2023

    Petersen JM, Smith-Webb RS, Shaw GM, Carmichael SL, Desrosiers TA, Nestoridi E, Darling AM, Parker SE, Politis MD, Yazdy MM, Werler MM. Periconceptional intakes of methyl donors and other micronutrients involved in one-carbon metabolism may further reduce the risk of neural tube defects in offspring: a United States population-based case-control study of women meeting the folic acid recommendations. Am J Clin Nutr. 2023 Sep; 118(3):720-728. PMID: 37661108.

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  • Published on 4/1/2023

    Petersen JM, Hutcheon JA, Bodnar LM, Parker SE, Ahrens KA, Werler MM. Weight gain patterns among pregnancies with obesity and small- and large-for-gestational-age births. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2023 Apr; 31(4):1133-1145. PMID: 36942419.

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  • Published on 3/2/2023

    Smith-Webb RS, Barnard-Mayers R, Werler MM, Parker SE. Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen and adolescent assessment of behavior: Discrepancies by age and reporter. Front Pharmacol. 2023; 14:1084781. PMID: 36937866.

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  • Published on 3/2/2023

    Smith-Webb RS, Barnard-Mayers R, Werler MM, Parker SE. Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen and adolescent assessment of behavior: Discrepancies by age and reporter. Front Pharmacol. 2023; 14:1084781. PMID: 36937866.

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  • Published on 2/23/2023

    Murray Horwitz ME, Prifti CA, Battaglia TA, Ajayi AT, Edwards CV, Benjamin EJ, Yarrington CD, Parker SE. Prepregnancy Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in a Safety-Net Hospital. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2023 Apr; 32(4):401-408. PMID: 36827080.

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  • Published on 1/29/2023

    Sabharwal V, Demos R, Snyder-Cappione J, Parker SE, Shaik-Dasthagirisaheb Y, Hunnewell J, Boateng J, Clarke K, Yuen R, Barnett E, Yarrington C, Taglauer E, Wachman EM. Cytokine levels in maternal and infant blood after COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy in comparison with unvaccinated controls. J Reprod Immunol. 2023 Mar; 156:103821. PMID: 36764228.

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  • Published on 12/12/2022

    Wachman EM, Snyder-Cappione J, Devera J, Boateng J, Dhole Y, Clarke K, Yuen RR, Parker SE, Hunnewell J, Ferraro R, Jean-Sicard S, Woodard E, Cruikshank A, Sinha B, Bartolome R, Barnett ED, Yarrington C, Taglauer ES, Sabharwal V. Maternal, Infant, and Breast Milk Antibody Response Following COVID-19 Infection in Early Versus Late Gestation. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2023 Mar 01; 42(3):e70-e76. PMID: 36729773.

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