Andrew Olshan, PhD, as overall Principal Investigator for the North Carolina Center, directs the research agenda and is responsible for overseeing all Center activities. Dr. Olshan also served in key center-wide roles as Chair of the NBDPS Coordinating Council, Chair of Data Sharing Committee, and Chair of the Genetic Analysis Working Group. He is a Professor at the University of North Carolina and is Chair of the Department of Epidemiology.
Selected NBDPS Publications:
Siega-Riz AM, Olshan AF, Werler MM, Moore C. Fat intake and the risk of gastroschisis. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 2006; 76(4):241-5.
Slickers J, Olshan AF, Siega-Riz AM, Honein MA, Aylsworth AS and the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Maternal body mass index and lifestyle exposures and the risk of bilateral renal agenesis or hypoplasia. Am J Epidemiol 2008; 168(11):1259-67.