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-PI)
PI: Martha Werler, DSc
HHS/CDC/National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
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  1. Klann AM, Rosenberg J, Wang T, Parker SE, Harlow BL. Exploring Hygienic Behaviors and Vulvodynia. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2019 Apr 08.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30973443.
  2. Petersen JM, Parker SE, Crider KS, Tinker SC, Mitchell AA, Werler MM. One-Carbon Cofactor Intake and Risk of Neural Tube Defects Among Women Who Meet Folic Acid Recommendations: A Multicenter Case-Control Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Feb 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30976786.
  3. Werler MM, Parker SE. Re: Herpesvirus Infection in Infants with Gastroschisis. Epidemiology. 2019 01; 30(1):e2.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30299407.
  4. Titus L, Hatch EE, Drake KM, Parker SE, Hyer M, Palmer JR, Strohsnitter WC, Adam E, Herbst AL, Huo D, Hoover RN, Troisi R. Reproductive and hormone-related outcomes in women whose mothers were exposed in utero to diethylstilbestrol (DES): A report from the US National Cancer Institute DES Third Generation Study. Reprod Toxicol. 2019 03; 84:32-38.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30594671.
  5. Werler MM, Guéry E, Waller DK, Parker SE. Gastroschisis and Cumulative Stressor Exposures. Epidemiology. 2018 09; 29(5):721-728.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29863532.
  6. Parker SE, Van Bennekom C, Anderka M, Mitchell AA. Ondansetron for Treatment of Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy and the Risk of Specific Birth Defects. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Aug; 132(2):385-394.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29995744.
  7. Parker SE, Keim SA. Medication and Misbehaving: What is the message? Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2018 05; 32(3):256-257. PMID: 29663470.
  8. 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 04 17; 110(7):579-586.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29388358.
  9. Werler MM, Parker SE. The Gastroschisis Puzzle: Where are We and What is Next? Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2017 11; 31(6):560-562.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29096040.
  10. 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.
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