Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Our research focuses on epidemiologic studies related to maternal and child health. Current projects address congenital anomalies of craniofacial, urogenital, musculoskeletal and central nervous system structures and exposures related to nutrition, stress, environmental contaminants, and genes. Physiologic pathways encompassed by these studies include one-carbon metabolism, oxidative stress, HPA axis activation, and sex steroid metabolism. In particular, we are interested in discovering how exposures from these pathways, including genetic susceptibility, may interact to impact risks of these outcomes.