D A Savitz

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Review of epidemiologic evidence on benzene and lymphatic and hematopoietic cancers
    D A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Am J Ind Med 31:287-95. 1997
  2. ncbi request reprint Physical exertion at work and the risk of preterm delivery and small-for-gestational-age birth
    Lisa A Pompeii
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:1279-88. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Indicators of cocaine exposure and preterm birth
    David A Savitz
    Carolina Population Center, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7400, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 99:458-65. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Probability samples of area births versus clinic populations for reproductive epidemiology studies
    David A Savitz
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:315-22. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Health effects of electric and magnetic fields: are we done yet?
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Epidemiology 14:15-7. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of pregnancy dating by last menstrual period, ultrasound scanning, and their combination
    David A Savitz
    Carolina Population Center, The Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:1660-6. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic measures of the course and outcome of pregnancy
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 24:91-101. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Mixed signals on cell phones and cancer
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    Epidemiology 15:651-2. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Paternal exposure to known mutagens and health of the offspring: ionizing radiation and tobacco smoke
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Adv Exp Med Biol 518:49-57. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Poverty, education, race, and pregnancy outcome
    David A Savitz
    Carolina Population Center, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:322-9. 2004

Research Grants

  1. 16th World Congress of Epidemiology
    David Savitz; Fiscal Year: 2002
  2. Ethnicity and Pregnancy Outcomes in New York City
    David Savitz; Fiscal Year: 2005

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications101 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Review of epidemiologic evidence on benzene and lymphatic and hematopoietic cancers
    D A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Am J Ind Med 31:287-95. 1997
    ..Nonetheless, the epidemiologic evidence linking benzene to leukemia in the aggregate, as well as for subtypes other than AML, is no less persuasive than that for AML alone...
  2. ncbi request reprint Physical exertion at work and the risk of preterm delivery and small-for-gestational-age birth
    Lisa A Pompeii
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:1279-88. 2005
    ..To assess whether exposure to standing, lifting, night work, or long work hours during 3 periods of pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of preterm or small-for-gestational-age birth...
  3. ncbi request reprint Indicators of cocaine exposure and preterm birth
    David A Savitz
    Carolina Population Center, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7400, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 99:458-65. 2002
    ..To identify predictors of cocaine exposure during pregnancy, using hair and urine assays and self-report, and the association with preterm birth...
  4. ncbi request reprint Probability samples of area births versus clinic populations for reproductive epidemiology studies
    David A Savitz
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:315-22. 2005
    ..6) vs. clinic women (1.1), whereas other predictors were similar. Patterns may differ across groups for many reasons, including self-selection of clinics and varying clinical practices...
  5. ncbi request reprint Health effects of electric and magnetic fields: are we done yet?
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Epidemiology 14:15-7. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of pregnancy dating by last menstrual period, ultrasound scanning, and their combination
    David A Savitz
    Carolina Population Center, The Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:1660-6. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of algorithms for the assignment of gestational age with the use of the last menstrual period and early ultrasound information...
  7. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic measures of the course and outcome of pregnancy
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 24:91-101. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Mixed signals on cell phones and cancer
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    Epidemiology 15:651-2. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Paternal exposure to known mutagens and health of the offspring: ionizing radiation and tobacco smoke
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Adv Exp Med Biol 518:49-57. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Poverty, education, race, and pregnancy outcome
    David A Savitz
    Carolina Population Center, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:322-9. 2004
    ..7, 95% CI: 1.1, 2.7). Socioeconomic indicators appear to have complex joint effect patterns among racial subgroups, perhaps because the material and psychological implications of education and income status differ between groups...
  11. ncbi request reprint Training the next generation of reproductive, perinatal and paediatric epidemiologists
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 18:240-2. 2004
  12. ncbi request reprint Should spontaneous and medically indicated preterm births be separated for studying aetiology?
    David A Savitz
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:97-105. 2005
    ..Given the complexity of the aetiological pathways, both aggregation and disaggregation are well justified and should be included in studies of the causes of preterm birth...
  13. ncbi request reprint Magnetic fields and miscarriage
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7400, USA
    Epidemiology 13:1-4. 2002
  14. ncbi request reprint Commentary: ethnic differences in gestational age exist, but are they 'normal'?
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, CB 7435, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 33:114-5. 2004
  15. ncbi request reprint Do studies of wire code and childhood leukemia point towards or away from magnetic fields as the causal agent?
    D A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Bioelectromagnetics . 2001
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary: electromagnetic fields and cancer in railway workers
    D A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, CB 7400, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7400, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:836-8; discussion 839-40. 2001
    ..However, given the large size and high quality of a number of previous studies of occupational electromagnetic field exposure and cancer, additional studies similar to past ones are unlikely to yield important new insights...
  17. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and magnetic field exposure in pregnancy
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology School of Public Health, and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Epidemiology 17:222-5. 2006
    ..Peak magnetic field exposure was associated with increased risk of miscarriage in 2 recent studies. Reduced physical activity levels in healthy pregnancies may affect measured exposure and thus bias results...
  18. ncbi request reprint Parental occupational exposures to chemicals and incidence of neuroblastoma in offspring
    A J De Roos
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:106-14. 2001
    ..5; 95% CI: 0.8, 2.8) and solders (OR = 2.6; 95% CI: 0.9, 7.1). The detailed exposure information available in this study has provided additional clues about the role of parental occupation as a risk factor for neuroblastoma...
  19. pmc Physical activity and maternal-fetal circulation measured by Doppler ultrasound
    N C Nguyen
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Perinatol 33:87-93. 2013
    ..To examine the association of physical activity on maternal-fetal circulation measured by uterine and umbilical artery Doppler flow velocimetry waveforms...
  20. ncbi request reprint Smoking and pregnancy outcome among African-American and white women in central North Carolina
    D A Savitz
    Carolina Population Center, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Epidemiology 12:636-42. 2001
    ..4, 95% confidence interval = 1.4-4.0). Associations of tobacco use with preterm premature rupture of amniotic membrane resulting in preterm birth were notably stronger than the associations with other types of preterm birth...
  21. doi request reprint Stress and placental resistance measured by Doppler ultrasound in early and mid-pregnancy
    E W Harville
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 32:23-30. 2008
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  22. ncbi request reprint Frequency of eating during pregnancy and its effect on preterm delivery
    A M Siega-Riz
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Carolina Population Center, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:647-52. 2001
    ..11, 95 percent confidence interval: 0.64, 1.89). This study supports previous animal model work of an association between decreased frequency of eating and preterm delivery...
  23. ncbi request reprint Case-cohort analysis of brain cancer and leukemia in electric utility workers using a refined magnetic field job-exposure matrix
    D A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 7400, USA
    Am J Ind Med 38:417-25. 2000
    ..The potential association between occupational electric and magnetic field exposure and cancer is well documented in the literature, but there is uncertainty regarding a causal relation...
  24. ncbi request reprint Association between bacterial vaginosis and fetal fibronectin at 24-29 weeks' gestation
    L M Pastore
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7400, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 93:117-23. 1999
    ..To investigate the relationship between fetal fibronectin and bacterial vaginosis, which are associated with an increased risk for preterm delivery...
  25. ncbi request reprint Parental occupational exposures to electromagnetic fields and radiation and the incidence of neuroblastoma in offspring
    A J De Roos
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Epidemiology 12:508-17. 2001
    ..6; 95% confidence interval = 0.9-2.8), whereas maternal exposure was not. Overall, there was scant supportive evidence of strong associations between parental exposures in electromagnetic spectrum and neuroblastoma in offspring...
  26. ncbi request reprint Risk score for antenatal bacterial vaginosis: BV PIN points
    Lisa M Pastore
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 9212, USA
    J Perinatol 22:125-32. 2002
    ..Develop a clinical risk score to screen for antenatal bacterial vaginosis (BV), irrespective of symptoms...
  27. ncbi request reprint Multivitamin use and the risk of preterm birth
    Anjel Vahratian
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:886-92. 2004
    ..These results suggest that, compared with nonusers, women who take multivitamin supplements prior to conception may have a reduced risk of preterm birth, but further studies are needed with a larger sample of preconceptional users...
  28. ncbi request reprint Residential pesticide exposure and neuroblastoma
    J L Daniels
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Epidemiology 12:20-7. 2001
    ..There was no evidence of differential pesticide effects in subgroups of neuroblastoma defined by MYCN oncogene amplification or tumor stage...
  29. ncbi request reprint Population-based case-control study of occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields and breast cancer
    E van Wijngaarden
    Departments of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 11:297-303. 2001
    ..06; 95% CI = 1.1-4.0). No consistent dose-response patterns were observed. CONCLUSIONS: These findings give little support to the hypothesis that electromagnetic fields cause cancer of the female breast...
  30. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of threatened preterm labor: a prospective cohort study
    Melissa L McPheeters
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Epidemiology, and Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:1325-9; discussion 1329-30. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the occurrence, timing, and outcomes of hospital-based diagnoses of preterm labor...
  31. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility of reported farming activities and pesticide use among breast cancer cases and controls. A comparison of two modes of data collection
    E J Duell
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 11:178-85. 2001
    ..Nevertheless, a farm-by-farm method of exposure assessment may be preferable to an ever/never determination...
  32. ncbi request reprint Psychological and biological markers of stress and bacterial vaginosis in pregnant women
    E W Harville
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BJOG 114:216-23. 2007
    ..To determine whether stress is associated with risk of bacterial vaginosis (BV) in pregnant women...
  33. ncbi request reprint Exposure to drinking water disinfection by-products and pregnancy loss
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:1043-51. 2006
    ..5, 95% confidence interval: 1.0, 2.2 for the highest exposure quintile). These results provide some assurance that drinking water DBPs in the range commonly encountered in the United States do not affect fetal survival...
  34. ncbi request reprint Risk of spontaneous preterm birth is associated with common proinflammatory cytokine polymorphisms
    Stephanie A Mulherin Engel
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Epidemiology 16:469-77. 2005
    ..Preliminary data suggest that common genetic variation in immune response genes can contribute to the risk for spontaneous preterm birth and possibly small-for-gestational age (SGA)...
  35. pmc The healthy men study: an evaluation of exposure to disinfection by-products in tap water and sperm quality
    Thomas J Luben
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1169-76. 2007
    ..In this study we assessed DBP exposure and testicular toxicity, as evidenced by altered semen quality...
  36. ncbi request reprint Race/ethnicity, vaginal flora patterns, and pH during pregnancy
    R A Royce
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 26:96-102. 1999
    ..To investigate the relationship between bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy and black race/ethnicity...
  37. ncbi request reprint Relation between ambient air quality and selected birth defects, seven county study, Texas, 1997-2000
    S M Gilboa
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27711, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:238-52. 2005
    ..Evidence that air pollution exposure influences the risk of oral clefts was limited. Suggestive results support a previously reported finding of an association between ozone exposure and pulmonary artery and valve defects...
  38. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic radiation and the risk of multiple myeloma (United States)
    J L Hatcher
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 12:755-61. 2001
    ..To evaluate the relationship between cumulative lifetime exposure to diagnostic radiation and the risk of multiple myeloma using data from a large, multi-center, population-based case-control study...
  39. ncbi request reprint Occupational sunlight exposure and mortality from non-Hodgkin lymphoma among electric utility workers
    E van Wijngaarden
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 43:548-53. 2001
    ..These data do not provide evidence for an association between occupational sunlight exposure and mortality from NHL or NHL subtypes...
  40. ncbi request reprint Risk of small-for-gestational age is associated with common anti-inflammatory cytokine polymorphisms
    Stephanie A Mulherin Engel
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Epidemiology 16:478-86. 2005
    ..Anti-inflammatory cytokines play a key role in pregnancy maintenance. Genetic variation in anti-inflammatory cytokines could influence a woman's risk of adverse reproductive outcomes...
  41. ncbi request reprint Variations in low birth weight and preterm delivery among blacks in relation to ancestry and nativity: New York City, 1998-2002
    David L Howard
    Carolina Population Center, 211 W Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e1399-405. 2006
    ..This study aimed to test the hypothesis that the risk of low birth weight and preterm birth within the black population varies by maternal ancestry and nativity...
  42. doi request reprint Comparison of gestational age at birth based on last menstrual period and ultrasound during the first trimester
    Caroline S Hoffman
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:587-96. 2008
    ..Results indicate first trimester report of LMP reasonably approximates gestational age obtained from first trimester ultrasound, but the degree of discrepancy between estimates varies by important maternal characteristics...
  43. pmc Ethnic density and preterm birth in African-, Caribbean-, and US-born non-Hispanic black populations in New York City
    Susan M Mason
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:800-8. 2010
    ..5, 95% confidence interval: 6.6, 18.4). Ethnic density seems to be more strongly associated with preterm birth for US-born non-Hispanic blacks than for non-Hispanic black immigrants...
  44. ncbi request reprint The effect of vaginal bleeding during pregnancy on preterm and small-for-gestational-age births: US National Maternal and Infant Health Survey, 1988
    J Yang
    Carolina Population Center and Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 15:34-9. 2001
    ..Odds ratios, but not risk differences, for birth before 34 weeks' gestation were greater for white women with vaginal bleeding than for black women. There was no association between vaginal bleeding during pregnancy and SGA births...
  45. ncbi request reprint Mortality patterns by occupation in a cohort of electric utility workers
    E van Wijngaarden
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7435, USA
    Am J Ind Med 40:667-73. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study indicate excess risk of total mortality, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers among electric utility workers, which could be related to both occupational and non-occupational risk factors...
  46. ncbi request reprint Occupational magnetic field exposure and the risk of acoustic neuroma
    Ulla M Forssén
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Am J Ind Med 49:112-8. 2006
    ..This study was performed to investigate the effect of power frequency magnetic fields...
  47. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood crime, deprivation, and preterm birth
    Lynne C Messer
    Departments of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:455-62. 2006
    ..Significant racial disparity in preterm birth (PTB; birth at <37 weeks' gestation) exists, poorly explained by Individual-level factors. This research explores whether neighborhood crime contributes to the racial disparity in PTB...
  48. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy intendedness, maternal psychosocial factors and preterm birth
    Lynne C Messer
    USEPA NHEERL Human Studies Division MD 58A, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, USA
    Matern Child Health J 9:403-12. 2005
    ..This study examined associations between reported pregnancy intendedness and several maternal psychosocial factors in relation to preterm birth (<37 weeks' completed gestation)...
  49. pmc Diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis from self-obtained vaginal swabs
    Robert A Strauss
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 13:31-5. 2005
    ..To determine the concordance between vaginal fluid Gram stains and pH obtained at speculum exam with similar stains and pH prepared from self-obtained vaginal swabs...
  50. ncbi request reprint Considerations for improving the accuracy of exposure to disinfection by-products by ingestion in epidemiologic studies
    Howard S Weinberg
    Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, Rosenau Hall, South Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7431, USA
    Sci Total Environ 354:35-42. 2006
    ..These factors should be taken into consideration in DBP exposure characterization for epidemiologic studies...
  51. pmc Alteration in vaginal microflora, douching prior to pregnancy, and preterm birth
    John M Thorp
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7516
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:530-7. 2008
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Pesticide exposure and timing of menopause: the Agricultural Health Study
    Sherry L Farr
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:731-42. 2006
    ..78, 0.97) and by approximately 5 months for women who used hormonally active pesticides (hazard ratio = 0.77, 95% confidence interval: 0.65, 0.92). Pesticide use may be associated with a later age at menopause...
  53. pmc Direct observation of neighborhood attributes in an urban area of the US south: characterizing the social context of pregnancy
    Barbara A Laraia
    Department of Nutrition and Carolina Population Center, CB 8120, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 5:11. 2006
    ..In this paper, we describe a neighborhood data collection effort tailored to a southern urban area...
  54. ncbi request reprint The healthy men study: design and recruitment considerations for environmental epidemiologic studies in male reproductive health
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Fertil Steril 87:554-64. 2007
    ..To describe study design, conduct and response, and participant characteristics...
  55. ncbi request reprint Attitudes toward participation in a pregnancy and child cohort study
    Julie L Daniels
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7435, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:260-6. 2006
    ..This survey confirmed that once women are enrolled, they tend to be willing to complete most components of an intensive study, suggesting that initial efforts for recruitment are most important...
  56. ncbi request reprint Predictors of use and consumption of public drinking water among pregnant women
    Ulla M Forssén
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 8050, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17:159-69. 2007
    ..The results of this study should help researchers to anticipate and better control for confounding and misclassification in studies of exposure to DBPs and pregnancy outcomes...
  57. pmc Severity and duration of nausea and vomiting symptoms in pregnancy and spontaneous abortion
    Ronna L Chan
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Hum Reprod 25:2907-12. 2010
    ..Earlier studies have shown an inverse association between the presence of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) and spontaneous abortion (SAB), but no study to date has examined the effects of symptom duration on the risk of SAB...
  58. doi request reprint Maternal influences on nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy
    Ronna L Chan
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:122-7. 2011
    ..Maternal age, race/ethnicity, and gravidity were associated with delayed onset and symptoms that persisted into the second trimester...
  59. ncbi request reprint Characteristics that predict locating and interviewing mothers identified by a state birth defects registry and vital records
    Suzanne M Gilboa
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 76:60-5. 2006
    ..State vital records are often used to select population-based controls in record-linkage studies of birth defects. However, locating and contacting individuals based on these data sources to collect additional data can be a challenge...
  60. ncbi request reprint Vitamin C intake and the risk of preterm delivery
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:519-25. 2003
    ..Ascorbic acid deficiency may lead to premature rupture of the membranes...
  61. pmc Psychosocial factors and preterm birth among African American and White women in central North Carolina
    Nancy Dole
    Carolina Population Center, CB 8120, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8120, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1358-65. 2004
    ..We assessed associations between psychosocial factors and preterm birth, stratified by race in a prospective cohort study...
  62. ncbi request reprint Modeling community-level effects on preterm birth
    Jay S Kaufman
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 13:377-84. 2003
    ..We demonstrate modeling of community-level socioeconomic influences on risk of preterm birth (< 37 weeks gestation) in the Pregnancy, Infection, and Nutrition (PIN) Study...
  63. ncbi request reprint Bacterial vaginosis, vaginal fluid neutrophil defensins, and preterm birth
    Rukmini B Balu
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7400, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 101:862-8. 2003
    ..To examine the association between bacterial vaginosis, vaginal fluid neutrophil defensins, and preterm birth...
  64. ncbi request reprint Leisure-time physical activity among pregnant women in the US
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of NC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 18:400-7. 2004
    ..Pregnant women reported less leisure activity than non-pregnant women of the same age. Studies to understand the enablers and barriers to participating in leisure activity during pregnancy are needed...
  65. ncbi request reprint The association between impaired glucose tolerance and birth weight among black and white women in central North Carolina
    Tina M Saldana
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516 3997, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:656-61. 2003
    ..This study examines the relationship of glucose intolerance during pregnancy to birth weight among black and white participants of the Pregnancy, Infection, and Nutrition Study...
  66. doi request reprint Parental psychiatric disorders associated with autism spectrum disorders in the offspring
    Julie L Daniels
    Department of Epidemiology, CB 7435, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Pediatrics 121:e1357-62. 2008
    ..Linkage of data from Swedish registries was used to investigate whether hospitalization for psychiatric conditions was higher among parents of children with autism compared with control subjects...
  67. ncbi request reprint Second trimester folate status and preterm birth
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Carolina Population Center, CB 8120 University Square, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1851-7. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to show that maternal folate status during pregnancy may be related to preterm birth...
  68. ncbi request reprint Maternal pre-pregnancy overweight and obesity and the risk of cesarean delivery in nulliparous women
    Anjel Vahratian
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 15:467-74. 2005
    ..To examine the effect of maternal pre-pregnancy overweight and obesity on the risk of term cesarean delivery in nulliparous women...
  69. ncbi request reprint Association of silica exposure with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody small-vessel vasculitis: a population-based, case-control study
    Susan L Hogan
    UNC Kidney Center and Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7155, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2:290-9. 2007
    ..Exposure to silica from specific farming tasks related to harvesting may be of particular importance in the southeastern United States. Interval of time since last exposure did not influence development of ANCA-SVV...
  70. ncbi request reprint Maternal urine albumin excretion and pregnancy outcome
    Nora Franceschini
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7155, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 45:1010-8. 2005
    ..The relationship between increased urine albumin excretion (albuminuria), a marker of endothelial dysfunction, and preterm birth has not been fully evaluated...
  71. ncbi request reprint Vigorous leisure activity and pregnancy outcome
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Epidemiology 13:653-9. 2002
    ..Because vigorous leisure activity may affect timing of delivery, this study examined association between vigorous leisure activity and birth outcomes...
  72. pmc Self-reported vitamin supplementation in early pregnancy and risk of miscarriage
    Reem Hasan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:1312-8. 2009
    ..These results should be viewed in the context of a potentially preventive biologic mechanism mitigated by possible confounding by healthy behaviors and practices that are also associated with vitamin supplement use during pregnancy...
  73. ncbi request reprint Urbanization and breast cancer incidence in North Carolina, 1995-1999
    Susan A Hall
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7439, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 15:796-803. 2005
    ..We investigated the relationship between urbanization and breast cancer in North Carolina (1995-1999), and considered hospital characteristics as an explanation...
  74. ncbi request reprint Pesticide use and menstrual cycle characteristics among premenopausal women in the Agricultural Health Study
    S L Farr
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
    Am J Epidemiol 160:1194-204. 2004
    ..Associations remained after control for occupational physical activity...
  75. ncbi request reprint Maternal stress and preterm birth
    N Dole
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 8120, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:14-24. 2003
    ..The prospective collection of multiple psychosocial measures on a large population of women indicates that a subset of these factors is associated with preterm birth...
  76. ncbi request reprint Effect of paternal alcohol consumption before conception on infant birth weight. ALSPAC Study Team. Avon Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood
    K T Passaro
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 7400, USA
    Teratology 57:294-301. 1998
    ....
  77. pmc Neighbourhood food environment and gestational diabetes in New York City
    Teresa Janevic
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 24:249-54. 2010
    ..Future research, including validity studies, on the neighbourhood food environment, obesity during pregnancy and gestational diabetes is warranted...
  78. pmc Stress questionnaires and stress biomarkers during pregnancy
    Emily W Harville
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1425-33. 2009
    ..Although these hormones have been interpreted as biomarkers of stress, it is unclear whether psychosocial measures are empirically associated with biomarkers of stress in pregnant women...
  79. ncbi request reprint Maternal medication use and neuroblastoma in offspring
    Michael N Cook
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:721-31. 2004
    ..4, 95% confidence interval: 1.4, 8.4). This preliminary finding may be due to bias, confounding, or chance, and additional studies are needed for confirmation...
  80. ncbi request reprint Parental occupational exposure to pesticides and childhood brain cancer
    Edwin van Wijngaarden
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:989-97. 2003
    ..Most risk estimates were around unity, and exposure-response patterns were absent. Overall, it seems unlikely that parental exposure to pesticides plays an important role in the etiology of childhood brain cancer...
  81. ncbi request reprint Bacterial vaginosis and vaginal fluid defensins during pregnancy
    Rukmini B Balu
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:1267-71. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between Gram stain findings of vaginal fluid and the concentration of vaginal fluid neutrophil defensins...
  82. ncbi request reprint Recruitment for a community-based study of early pregnancy: the Right From The Start study
    Joanne H E Promislow
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 18:143-52. 2004
    ..Although intensive, diverse efforts were required, when recruitment efforts were maximised, we successfully recruited over 10% of the estimated number of pregnant women in the community...
  83. ncbi request reprint What are pregnant women eating? Nutrient and food group differences by race
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, and the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 186:480-6. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify foods that contributed most to nutrient and fiber intake in a sample of pregnant women in North Carolina...
  84. ncbi request reprint Predictors of vaginal bleeding during the first two trimesters of pregnancy
    Juan Yang
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:276-83. 2005
    ..The combination of prior spontaneous and induced abortion showed a dose-response association with the occurrence of vaginal bleeding during pregnancy...
  85. ncbi request reprint Tocolytic therapy for preterm labour: assessing its potential for reducing preterm delivery
    S L West
    Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 15:243-51. 2001
    ..The maximum incremental benefit that could be expected of a new safe and efficacious tocolytic therapy would be to reduce current PTD rates resulting from PTL by about 12%...
  86. pmc Reassessing the role of epidemiology in public health
    D A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill 27599 7400, USA
    Am J Public Health 89:1158-61. 1999
    ..Public health is far more complex than merely applying epidemiology...
  87. doi request reprint Registration of observational studies does not enhance validity
    D A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Clin Pharmacol Ther 90:646-8. 2011
    ..Registration of studies and hypotheses is likely to be misinterpreted as an independent determinant of validity...
  88. pmc Prevalence of uterine leiomyomas in the first trimester of pregnancy: an ultrasound-screening study
    Shannon K Laughlin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 113:630-5. 2009
    ....
  89. ncbi request reprint Community influenza activity and risk of acute influenza-like illness episodes among healthy unvaccinated pregnant and postpartum women
    Lisa Lindsay
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:838-48. 2006
    ..Findings estimate that 20-43 pregnant/postpartum women would need to be vaccinated with an 80% effective vaccine to prevent one influenza-like illness episode...
  90. doi request reprint Variability and predictors of changes in water use during pregnancy
    Ulla M Forssén
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 19:593-602. 2009
    ..The results in this study will be useful to researchers who need to determine where to invest their effort when assessing water-related exposures and should help in evaluation of previously performed studies...
  91. pmc Design issues in small-area studies of environment and health
    Paul Elliott
    Small Area Health Statistics Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1098-104. 2008
    ..We focus on etiologic research, where the aim is to make inferences about spatially varying environmental factors influencing the risk of disease...
  92. ncbi request reprint Measures of placental growth in relation to birth weight and gestational age
    Carolyn M Salafia
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY
    Am J Epidemiol 162:991-8. 2005
    ....
  93. ncbi request reprint Drinking water arsenic exposure and blood pressure in healthy women of reproductive age in Inner Mongolia, China
    Richard K Kwok
    RTI International, PO Box 12194, 3040 Cornwallis Rd, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 222:337-43. 2007
    ..If our study results are confirmed in other populations, the potential burden of cardiovascular disease attributable to drinking water arsenic is significant...
  94. ncbi request reprint The impact of water consumption, point-of-use filtration and exposure categorization on exposure misclassification of ingested drinking water contaminants
    J Michael Wright
    National Center for Environmental Assessment, U S Environmental Protection Agency, 26 W Martin Luther King Drive MS A130, Cincinnati, OH 45268, USA
    Sci Total Environ 366:65-73. 2006
    ..These data illustrate the importance of individual water use information in minimizing exposure misclassification in epidemiologic studies of drinking water contaminants...
  95. doi request reprint Drinking water disinfection by-products and time to pregnancy
    Richard F MacLehose
    Biostatistics Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2233, USA
    Epidemiology 19:451-8. 2008
    ..Undetected early losses would be expected to increase the reported number of cycles to clinical pregnancy...
  96. ncbi request reprint Occupational exposure to crystalline silica and risk of systemic lupus erythematosus: a population-based, case-control study in the southeastern United States
    Christine G Parks
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Durham, North Carolina 27709, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 46:1840-50. 2002
    ..We undertook this population-based study to examine the association between occupational silica exposure and SLE in the southeastern US...
  97. ncbi request reprint Organochlorines and breast cancer risk
    Eugenia E Calle
    American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 52:301-9. 2002
    ..Women concerned about possible organochlorine exposure can be reassured that available evidence does not suggest an association between these chemicals and breast cancer...
  98. doi request reprint Low prior + frightening implications = inflammatory epidemiology?
    David A Savitz
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 6574, USA
    Epidemiology 19:534-5. 2008
    ..The potential for misinterpretation can be mitigated by appropriately cautious interpretation of the findings, and by reliance on expert panels to integrate evidence and to draw the behavioral and policy implications of such studies...
  99. doi request reprint Epidemiologic research on man-made disasters: strategies and implications of cohort definition for World Trade Center worker and volunteer surveillance program
    David A Savitz
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Mt Sinai J Med 75:77-87. 2008
    ..Future disaster follow-up studies would benefit substantially by having access to accurate estimates of the number of workers and information on the individuals who contributed to the cleanup and recovery effort...
  100. ncbi request reprint Reducing misclassification in assignment of timing of events during pregnancy
    Juan Yang
    Departments of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Epidemiology 16:121-3. 2005
    ..Lack of day information may result in incorrect assignment of completed gestational month because calendar months and pregnancy months are not aligned...
  101. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in folate metabolizing genes and risk for spontaneous preterm and small-for-gestational age birth
    Stephanie M Engel
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1231.e1-11. 2006
    ..Variants in the folate metabolism pathway affect the accumulation of homocysteine are modified by nutrient levels and have been linked to adverse birth outcomes...

Research Grants2

  1. 16th World Congress of Epidemiology
    David Savitz; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Symposia and scientific sessions for poster and oral presentations will provide a dynamic forum for discussion in all of these areas. ..
  2. Ethnicity and Pregnancy Outcomes in New York City
    David Savitz; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....