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

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



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 - 03/31/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
5R13HD055094-11

Exploring Modifiable Factors for Folic Acid Resistant Spina Bifida
09/01/2015 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
HHS/CDC/National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
5U01DD001184-02

Zika Virus Colombia Cohort Study
09/01/2017 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
Vysnova Partners Inc., HHS CDC

BURPPE: BU Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Epidemiology Training Program
05/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
4T32HD052458-10

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

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

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2017 EXPLORING MODIFIABLE FACTORS FOR FOLIC ACID RESISTANT SPINA BIFIDA 5U01DD001184-03
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
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  1. Vinceti M, Malagoli C, Werler MM, Filippini T, De Girolamo G, Ghermandi G, Fabbi S, Astolfi G, Teggi S. Adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with changing patterns of exposure to the emissions of a municipal waste incinerator. Environ Res. 2018 Mar 22; 164:444-451. PMID: 29574254.
     
  2. Dukhovny S, Van Bennekom CM, Gagnon DR, Hernandez Diaz S, Parker SE, Anderka M, Werler MM, Mitchell AA. Metformin in the first trimester and risks for specific birth defects in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Birth Defects Res. 2018 Feb 01.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29388358.
     
  3. Wallace ER, Collett BR, Heike CL, Werler MM, Speltz ML. Behavioral-Social Adjustment of Adolescents with Craniofacial Microsomia. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2018 Jan 01; 1055665617750488. PMID: 29356621.
     
  4. Brogly SB, Hernández-Diaz S, Regan E, Fadli E, Hahn KA, Werler MM. Neonatal Outcomes in a Medicaid Population With Opioid Dependence. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Nov 16. PMID: 29155919.
     
  5. Werler MM, Parker SE. The Gastroschisis Puzzle: Where are We and What is Next? Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2017 Nov; 31(6):560-562.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29096040.
     
  6. Kerr SM, Parker SE, Mitchell AA, Tinker SC, Werler MM. Periconceptional maternal fever, folic acid intake, and the risk for neural tube defects. Ann Epidemiol. 2017 Dec; 27(12):777-782.e1.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29133009.
     
  7. Interrante JD, Ailes EC, Lind JN, Anderka M, Feldkamp ML, Werler MM, Taylor LG, Trinidad J, Gilboa SM, Broussard CS. Risk comparison for prenatal use of analgesics and selected birth defects, National Birth Defects Prevention Study 1997-2011. Ann Epidemiol. 2017 Oct; 27(10):645-653.e2.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28993061.
     
  8. Speltz ML, Wallace ER, Collett BR, Heike CL, Luquetti DV, Werler MM. Intelligence and Academic Achievement of Adolescents with Craniofacial Microsomia. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Sep; 140(3):571-580. PMID: 28841618.
     
  9. Fisher SC, Van Zutphen AR, Werler MM, Lin AE, Romitti PA, Druschel CM, Browne ML. Maternal Antihypertensive Medication Use and Congenital Heart Defects: Updated Results From the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Hypertension. 2017 May; 69(5):798-805. PMID: 28373593; DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.116.08773;.
     
  10. Parker SE, Werler MM, Gissler M, Surcel HM. Maternal Antibodies to Chlamydia trachomatis and Risk of Gastroschisis. Birth Defects Res. 2017 May 01; 109(8):543-549.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28398639; DOI: 10.1002/bdr2.1001;.
     
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