Samantha Parker Kelleher, PhD

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Samantha Kelleher
Talbot – 425E
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Dr. Parker is an Assistant 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 role of adverse pregnancy outcomes in maternal health. Dr. Parker is the Principal Investigator on a K-01 award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to investigate the role of adverse pregnancy outcomes in the development of coronary heart disease. 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.


  • Boston University School of Public Health, PhD
  • Emory University, MS
  • University of Miami, BS

Classes Taught

  • SPHEP850


  • Published on 11/6/2019

    Parker SE, Collett BR, Werler MM. Maternal acetaminophen use during pregnancy and childhood behavioural problems: Discrepancies between mother- and teacher-reported outcomes. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2019 Nov 06. PMID: 31693212.

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  • Published on 8/21/2019

    Petersen JM, Parker SE, Benedum CM, Mitchell AA, Tinker SC, Werler MM. Periconceptional folic acid and risk for neural tube defects among higher risk pregnancies. Birth Defects Res. 2019 Nov 15; 111(19):1501-1512. PMID: 31433116.

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  • Published on 7/1/2019

    Klann AM, Rosenberg J, Wang T, Parker SE, Harlow BL. Exploring Hygienic Behaviors and Vulvodynia. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2019 Jul; 23(3):220-225. PMID: 30973443.

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  • Published on 6/1/2019

    Petersen JM, Parker SE, Crider KS, Tinker SC, Mitchell AA, Werler MM. One-Carbon Cofactor Intake and Risk of Neural Tube Defects Among Women Who Meet Folic Acid Recommendations: A Multicenter Case-Control Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 06 01; 188(6):1136-1143. PMID: 30976786.

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  • Published on 5/1/2019

    Parker SE, Yarrington C. Gastroschisis and mode of delivery: It's complex. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2019 05; 33(3):213-214. PMID: 31131917.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Werler MM, Parker SE. Re: Herpesvirus Infection in Infants with Gastroschisis. Epidemiology. 2019 01; 30(1):e2. PMID: 30299407.

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  • Published on 12/27/2018

    Titus L, Hatch EE, Drake KM, Parker SE, Hyer M, Palmer JR, Strohsnitter WC, Adam E, Herbst AL, Huo D, Hoover RN, Troisi R. Reproductive and hormone-related outcomes in women whose mothers were exposed in utero to diethylstilbestrol (DES): A report from the US National Cancer Institute DES Third Generation Study. Reprod Toxicol. 2019 03; 84:32-38. PMID: 30594671.

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  • Published on 9/1/2018

    Werler MM, Guéry E, Waller DK, Parker SE. Gastroschisis and Cumulative Stressor Exposures. Epidemiology. 2018 09; 29(5):721-728. PMID: 29863532.

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  • Published on 8/1/2018

    Parker SE, Van Bennekom C, Anderka M, Mitchell AA. Ondansetron for Treatment of Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy and the Risk of Specific Birth Defects. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 08; 132(2):385-394. PMID: 29995744.

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  • Published on 4/16/2018

    Parker SE, Keim SA. Medication and Misbehaving: What is the message? Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2018 05; 32(3):256-257. PMID: 29663470.

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