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

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

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.

2016 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching
2014 Society of Epidemiologic Research: Tyroler Lilienfeld Prize Paper Award

Coronary Heart Disease in Black Women: The Role of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
08/15/2016 - 05/31/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Exploring Modifiable Factors for Folic Acid Resistant Spina Bifida
09/01/2015 - 04/30/2019 (Co-Investigator)
PI: Martha Werler, DSc
HHS/CDC/National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
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  1. Adegoke TM, Pinder LF, Ndiwane N, Parker SE, Vragovic O, Yarrington CD. Inequities in Adverse Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes: The Effect of Maternal Race and Nativity. Matern Child Health J. 2021 Aug 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34424456; DOI: 10.1007/s10995-021-03225-0;
  2. 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 Aug 03.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34346174
  3. Kerr SM, Parker SE, Mitchell AA, Tinker SC, Werler MM. Folic acid antagonist use before and during pregnancy and risk for selected birth defects. Birth Defects Res. 2020 11; 112(18):1526-1540.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32875745
  4. Schrager NL, Adrien N, Werler MM, Parker SE, Van Bennekom C, Mitchell AA. Trends in first-trimester nausea and vomiting of pregnancy and use of select treatments: Findings from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2021 01; 35(1):57-64.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32623767
  5. Adrien N, Petersen JM, Parker SE, Werler MM. Vasoactive exposures and risk of amniotic band syndrome and terminal transverse limb deficiencies. Birth Defects Res. 2020 08; 112(14):1074-1084.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32573119
  6. Parker SE, Werler MM. Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen and neurodevelopment. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2020 05; 34(3):225-226.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32201959
  7. Bedford L, Parker SE, Davis E, Salzman E, Hillier SL, Foxman B, Harlow BL. Characteristics of the vaginal microbiome in women with and without clinically confirmed vulvodynia. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 09; 223(3):406.e1-406.e16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32135142
  8. Parker SE, Collett BR, Werler MM. Maternal acetaminophen use during pregnancy and childhood behavioural problems: Discrepancies between mother- and teacher-reported outcomes. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2020 05; 34(3):299-308.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31693212; PMCID: PMC7192789; DOI: 10.1111/ppe.12601;
  9. Petersen JM, Parker SE, Benedum CM, Mitchell AA, Tinker SC, Werler MM. Periconceptional folic acid and risk for neural tube defects among higher risk pregnancies. Birth Defects Res. 2019 11 15; 111(19):1501-1512.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31433116; PMCID: PMC7186568; DOI: 10.1002/bdr2.1579;
  10. Klann AM, Rosenberg J, Wang T, Parker SE, Harlow BL. Exploring Hygienic Behaviors and Vulvodynia. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2019 Jul; 23(3):220-225.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30973443; PMCID: PMC6591092; DOI: 10.1097/LGT.0000000000000477;
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