Martha Werler, DSc
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

DSc, Boston University
MPH, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor



Dr. 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
Boston University School of Public Health
Epidemiology



2014 National Birth Defects Prevention Network: Godfrey P. Oakley Award
2012 Soc. Pediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology Research: Mentoring Award
2003 BU School of Public Health: Distinguished Alumni
2000 Teratology Society: Clark Fraser New Investigator Award


Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research
04/01/2014 - 03/31/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
5R13HD055094-11

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

Hemifacial Microsomia: Psychosocial and Other Sequelae
07/02/2010 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research
3R01DE011939-16S1

BURPPE: BU Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Epidemiology Training Program
05/01/2016 - 04/30/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
4T32HD052458-10

Comparative Safety of Buprenorphine vs. Methadone in Pregnancy
09/30/2014 - 04/30/2017 (PI)
Queen's University at Kingston NIH NICHD
1R21JD081271-01

BURPPE: BU Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Epidemiology Training Program
05/01/2012 - 04/30/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
5T32HD052458-09

Nested case-control study of maternal herpes viruses in relation to gastroschisis
04/10/2013 - 03/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
5R21HD072460-02

Risk Factors for Folic Acid-Resistant Spina Bifida
09/30/2010 - 09/29/2015 (PI)
HHS/Center for Disease Control
5U01DD000697-04

BURPPE: BU REPRODUCTIVE, PERINATAL, AND PEDIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM
09/30/2007 - 04/30/2012 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
5T32HD052458-05

Medication Use and Birth Defects in Western Australia
03/01/2001 - 08/31/2001 (PI)
NIH/Fogarty International Center
1 F06 TW05567 01




Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2017 Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research 5R13HD055094-11
2016 EXPLORING MODIFIABLE FACTORS FOR FOLIC ACID RESISTANT SPINA BIFIDA 5U01DD001184-02
2016 Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research 5R13HD055094-10
2016 BURPPE: BU Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Epidemiology Training Program 4T32HD052458-10 22
2015 EXPLORING MODIFIABLE FACTORS FOR FOLIC ACID RESISTANT SPINA BIFIDA 1U01DD001184-01
2015 Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research 5R13HD055094-09
2015 Hemifacial Microsomia: Psychosocial and Other Sequelae 3R01DE011939-16S1 11
2014 Nested case-control study of maternal herpes viruses in relation to gastroschisis 5R21HD072460-02 1
2014 Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research 2R13HD055094-08
2014 BURPPE: BU Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Epidemiology Training Program 5T32HD052458-08 22
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  1. 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)).
  2. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28075537; DOI: 10.1111/add.13551;.
  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. 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; DOI: 10.1002/bdra.23560;.
  5. 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; DOI: 10.1111/acer.13207;.
  6. 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;.
  7. 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 09; 30(5):479-87.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27239935; DOI: 10.1111/ppe.12306;.
  8. 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; DOI: 10.1111/acer.13101;.
  9. Darling AM, Mitchell AA, Werler MM. Preconceptional Iron Intake and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 May 24; 13(6).View Related Profiles. PMID: 27231921; PMCID: PMC4923982; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13060525;.
  10. 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.
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