Suzan Carmichael, PhD, is Co-Investigator for the California Center and joined the Center in 1998. She is a recognized leader in birth defects research and has produced numerous publications on birth defect causes related to diet, obesity, drugs, alcohol, stress, pollution, occupations, and genes. Dr. Carmichael is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University.
“We are incredibly appreciative of the generosity of parents who provide us with information about their experiences. That’s what makes this study possible. It provides the key to finding the causes of birth defects – so that eventually we can prevent them. That’s why we’re committed to doing this study!” – Suzan Carmichael
Selected NBDPS Publications:
Carmichael SL, Yang W, Roberts E, Kegley SE, Padula AM, English PB, Lammer EJ, Shaw GM. Residential agricultural pesticide exposures and risk of selected congenital heart defects among offspring in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Environ Res 2014(Sep);135:133-138.
Carmichael SL, Ma C, Rasmussen SA, Cunningham ML, Browne ML, Dosiou C, Lammer EJ, Shaw GM. Craniosynostosis and risk factors related to thyroid dysfunction. Am J Med Genet (Epub 2/15).
Carmichael SL, Ma C, Tinker S, Rasmussen SA, Shaw GM, National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Maternal stressors and social support as risks for delivering babies with structural birth defects. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2014(Jul);28:338-344.
Carmichael SL, Yang W, Shaw GM, National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Maternal dietary nutrient intake and risk of preterm delivery. Am J Perinatol 2013(Aug);30:579-588.
Carmichael SL, Cogswell ME, Ma C, Gonzalez-Feliciano A, Olney RS, Correa A, Shaw GM, National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Hypospadias and maternal intake of phytoestrogens. Am J Epidemiol 2013(Jun);178:434-440.