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 focuses on the impact of pregnancy exposures on birth outcomes, including congenital malformations, fetal growth, and neurodevelopment. She has studied medication use in pregnancy, including analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-emetic, anti-depressant, and anti-epileptic drugs. Her recent work explores prescription opioid use and treatments for opioid use disorder among pregnant women. She has published over 200 papers and book chapters, served as President of the Society for Epidemiology Research (2018-2021), been recognized for her mentorship of doctoral students by the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, been honored for her research on congenital anomalies by the Teratology Society Fraser Award and the National Birth Defect Prevention Network Oakley Award; and served on numerous NIH advisory and review boards. Dr. Werler is an Assistant Editor for the Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology journal. Dr. Werler directed 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




Massachusetts Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention (BD STEPS) - Core
02/28/2019 - 06/30/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Comm. of Mass./Department of Public Health HHS CDC
5U01DD001224-03-00

Safety, pharmacokinetics and efficacy of extended-release naltrexone in pregnant women with opioid use disorder
10/01/2018 - 05/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NICHD
5R01HD096798-04

Pregnancy in women with congenital physical disabilities: Risk factors, birth outcomes, and mediation
04/01/2019 - 03/31/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
5R03HD098507-02

A Population-Based Study to Quantify the Risks of Opioid Analgesics in Pregnancy
09/01/2020 - 08/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Queen's University at Kingston NIH NICHD
5R03HD099617-02

A Population-Based Study to Quantify the Risks of Opioid Analgesics in Pregnancy
09/12/2019 - 08/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Queen's University at Kingston NIH NICHD
1R03HD099617-01

Exploring Modifiable Factors for Folic Acid Resistant Spina Bifida
09/01/2015 - 04/30/2019 (PI)
HHS/CDC/National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
6 U01DD001184-03-02

Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research
04/01/2014 - 03/31/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
5R13HD055094-12

Zika Virus Colombia Cohort Study
09/01/2017 - 05/31/2018 (Multi-PI)
PI: Martha Werler, DSc
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

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 Pregnancy in women with congenital physical disabilities: Risk factors, birth outcomes, and mediation 5R03HD098507-02
2019 Pregnancy in women with congenital physical disabilities: Risk factors, birth outcomes, and mediation 1R03HD098507-01
2018 BD-STEPS II (Birth Defects Study To Evaluate Pregnancy exposureS) - Core 1U01DD001224-01 5
2018 BD-STEPS II (Birth Defects Study To Evaluate Pregnancy exposureS) - Core 6U01DD001224-01M002 5
2018 EXPLORING MODIFIABLE FACTORS FOR FOLIC ACID RESISTANT SPINA BIFIDA 6U01DD001184-03M001 6
2018 EXPLORING MODIFIABLE FACTORS FOR FOLIC ACID RESISTANT SPINA BIFIDA 6U01DD001184-03M002 6
2018 Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research 5R13HD055094-12 2
2017 EXPLORING MODIFIABLE FACTORS FOR FOLIC ACID RESISTANT SPINA BIFIDA 5U01DD001184-03 6
2017 Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research 5R13HD055094-11 2
2016 EXPLORING MODIFIABLE FACTORS FOR FOLIC ACID RESISTANT SPINA BIFIDA 5U01DD001184-02 6
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  1. Esposito DB, Bateman B, Werler M, Straub L, Mogun H, Hernandez-Diaz S, Huybrechts K. Ischemic Placental Disease, Preterm Delivery, and Their Association With Opioid Use During Pregnancy. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Mar 24; 191(5):759-768.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34165143
     
  2. Esposito DB, Bateman B, Werler M, Straub L, Mogun H, Hernandez-Diaz S, Huybrechts K. Esposito et al. Respond to "Opioid Use and Ischemic Placental Disease". Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Mar 24; 191(5):773-774.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34528055
     
  3. Pitsava G, Feldkamp ML, Pankratz N, Lane J, Kay DM, Conway KM, Hobbs C, Shaw GM, Reefhuis J, Jenkins MM, Almli LM, Moore C, Werler M, Browne ML, Cunniff C, Olshan AF, Pangilinan F, Brody LC, Sicko RJ, Finnell RH, Bamshad MJ, McGoldrick D, Nickerson DA, Mullikin JC, Romitti PA, Mills JL. Exome sequencing identifies variants in infants with sacral agenesis. Birth Defects Res. 2022 Apr; 114(7):215-227. PMID: 35274497
     
  4. Kerr S, Heinke D, Yazdy MM, Mitchell AA, Darling AM, Lin A, Nestoridi E, Werler MM. Use of vasoactive medications in pregnancy and the risk of stillbirth among birth defect cases. Birth Defects Res. 2022 May; 114(8):277-294.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35238183
     
  5. Bowie AC, Werler MM, Velez MP, Li W, Camden A, Guttmann A, Brogly SB. Prescribed opioid analgesics in early pregnancy and the risk of congenital anomalies: a population-based cohort study. CMAJ. 2022 02 07; 194(5):E152-E162.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35131753; PMCID: PMC8900758; DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.211215;
     
  6. Huezo García M, Parker SE, Petersen JM, Rubenstein E, Werler MM. Birth outcomes among women with congenital neuromuscular disabilities. Disabil Health J. 2022 Apr; 15(2):101259.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34980574; PMCID: PMC8983559; DOI: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2021.101259;
     
  7. Parker SE, Carlson JM, Kebede N, Werler MM, Janulewicz PA. Pre-pregnancy body mass index and parent and teacher-reported behavioral outcomes among offspring in childhood. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2022 Jan-Feb; 89:107049.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34780987; PMCID: PMC8819681; DOI: 10.1016/j.ntt.2021.107049;
     
  8. Ahern J, Kaufman JS, Werler MM. Invited Commentary: The Society for Epidemiologic Research's Commitment to Diversity and Equity-Pathways to Filling the Glass. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 09 01; 190(9):1727-1729. PMID: 34467406
     
  9. Esposito DB, Parker SE, Mitchell AA, Tinker SC, Werler MM. Periconceptional nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use, folic acid intake, and the risk of spina bifida. Birth Defects Res. 2021 10 15; 113(17):1257-1266.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34346174
     
  10. Howley MM, Werler MM, Fisher SC, Van Zutphen AR, Carmichael SL, Broussard CS, Heinke D, Ailes EC, Pruitt SM, Reefhuis J, Mitchell AA, Browne ML. Maternal exposure to hydroxychloroquine and birth defects. Birth Defects Res. 2021 10 15; 113(17):1245-1256.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34296811; PMCID: PMC8426694; DOI: 10.1002/bdr2.1943;
     
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Bar chart showing 238 publications over 37 distinct years, with a maximum of 18 publications in 2011

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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
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