Samantha Parker, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

MS, Emory University
PhD, Boston University School of Public Health



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.


Exploring Modifiable Factors for Folic Acid Resistant Spina Bifida
09/01/2015 - 08/31/2017 (Co-PI)
PI: Martha Werler, DSc
HHS/CDC/National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
5U01DD001184-02

Coronary Heart Disease in Black Women: The Role of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
08/15/2016 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
1K01HL133600-01



Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Harlow BL, Caron RE, Parker SE, Chatterjea D, Fox MP, Nguyen RHN. Recurrent Yeast Infections and Vulvodynia: Can We Believe Associations Based on Self-Reported Data? J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 Jul 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28686502.
  2. Peacock-Chambers E, Radesky JS, Parker SE, Zuckerman B, Lumeng JC, Silverstein M. Infant Regulatory Problems and Obesity in Early Childhood. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Jul; 17(5):523-528.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28669453.
  3. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27856447.
  4. Cragan JD, Isenburg JL, Parker SE, Alverson CJ, Meyer RE, Stallings EB, Kirby RS, Lupo PJ, Liu JS, Seagroves A, Ethen MK, Cho SJ, Evans M, Liberman RF, Fornoff J, Browne ML, Rutkowski RE, Nance AE, Anderka M, Fox DJ, Steele A, Copeland G, Romitti PA, Mai CT. Population-based microcephaly surveillance in the United States, 2009 to 2013: An analysis of potential sources of variation. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2016 Nov; 106(11):972-982.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27891783; DOI: 10.1002/bdra.23587;.
  5. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27343815; DOI: 10.1016/j.ntt.2016.06.007;.
  6. Benedum CM, Yazdy MM, Parker SE, Mitchell AA, Werler MM. Association of Clomiphene and Assisted Reproductive Technologies With the Risk of Neural Tube Defects. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Jun 01; 183(11):977-87.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27188944; PMCID: PMC4887580; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwv322;.
  7. Parker SE, Collett BR, Speltz ML, Werler MM. Prenatal smoking and childhood behavior problems: is the association mediated by birth weight? J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2016 Feb 16; 1-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26880155; DOI: 10.1017/S2040174416000039;.
  8. Parker SE, Gissler M, Ananth CV, Werler MM. Parker et al. Respond to "Preeclampsia Risk After Induced Abortion". Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Oct 15; 182(8):673-4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26377955; PMCID: PMC4597803; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwv183;.
  9. Parker SE, Gissler M, Ananth CV, Werler MM. Induced Abortions and the Risk of Preeclampsia Among Nulliparous Women. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Oct 15; 182(8):663-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26377957; PMCID: PMC4715238; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwv184;.
  10. Werler MM, Parker SE. Bias from conditioning on live-births in pregnancy cohorts: an illustration based on neurodevelopment in children after prenatal exposure to organic pollutants (Liew et al. 2015). Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Jun; 44(3):1079-80.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26163686; DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyv139;.
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