Gary Shaw, DrPH, is Principal Investigator for the California Center. Dr. Shaw has been conducting research on birth defects for over 20 years and is a recognized leader in birth defects research. He has produced numerous publications on birth defect causes related to diet, obesity, drugs, alcohol, stress, pollution, occupations, and genes. Dr. Shaw is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University.
“It is a privilege to work with talented scientists and interested parents to try to understand what causes birth defects. The NBDPS is one of our best hopes toward preventing the occurrence of birth defects.” – Gary Shaw
Selected NBDPS Publications:
Shaw GM, Yang W, Roberts E, Kegley SE, Padula A, English PB, Carmichael SL. Early pregnancy agricultural pesticide exposures and risk of gastroschisis among offspring in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 2014 Sep;100(9):686-94.
Shaw GM, Carmichael SL, Laurent C, Siega-Riz AM. Periconceptional glycemic load and intake of sugars and their association with neural tube defects in offspring. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2008 Nov;22(6):514-9.
Shaw GM, Carmichael SL, Laurent C, Louik C, Finnell RH, Lammer EJ and the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Nutrient intakes in women and risks of anophthalmia and microphthalmia in their offspring. Birth Defects Research (Part A) 2007 Oct;79(10):708-13.
Shaw GM, Carmichael SL, Laurent C, Rasmussen SA. Maternal nutrient intakes and risks of orofacial clefts. Epidemiology 2006 May;17(3):285-91.