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Birth Defects Research in Texas


Publications from Branch Staff and Collaborators - updated October 2021


2021 (n=11)
1. Benavides, E., Lupo, P. J., Sosa, M., Whitworth, K. W., Canfield, M. A., Langlois, P. H., & Schraw, J. M. (2021). Urban-rural residence and birth defects prevalence in Texas: a phenome-wide association study. Pediatric research, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41390-021-01700-6

2. Benjamin, R. H., Salemi, J. L., Canfield, M. A., Nembhard, W. N., Ganduglia Cazaban, C., Tsao, K. J., Johnson, A., & Agopian, A. J. (2021). Causes of neonatal and postneonatal death among infants with birth defects in Texas. Birth Defects Research, 113(9), 665–675. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1879

3. Benjamin, R. H., Scheuerle, A. E., Scott, D. A., Navarro Sanchez, M. L., Langlois, P. H., Canfield, M. A., Northrup, H., Schaaf, C. P., Ray, J. W., McLean, S. D., Chen, H., Swartz, M. D., Lupo, P. J., & Agopian, A. J. (2021). Birth defect co-occurrence patterns in the Texas Birth Defects Registry. Pediatric Research. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41390-021-01629-w

4. Diaz, D., Benjamin, R. H., Navarro Sanchez, M. L., Mitchell, L. E., Langlois, P. H., Canfield, M. A., Chen, H., Scheuerle, A. E., Schaaf, C. P., Scott, D. A., Northrup, H., Ray, J. W., McLean, S. D., Swartz, M. D., Ludorf, K. L., Lupo, P. J., & Agopian, A. J. (2021). Patterns of congenital anomalies among individuals with trisomy 13 in Texas. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 185(6), 1787–1793. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.62175

5. Langlois P. H. (2021). Regarding "Evidence for a cluster of rare birth defects in the Ain Department (France)". Birth defects research, 113(13), 1028. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1934

6. Ludorf, K.L., Benjamin, R.H., Navarro Sanchez, M.L., McLean, S.D., Northrup, H., Mitchell, L.E., Langlois, P.H., Canfield, M.A., Scheuerle, A.E., Scott, D.A., Schaaf, C.P., Ray, J.W., Oluwafemi, O., Chen, H., Swartz, M.D., Lupo, P.J., & Agopian, A.J. (2021).  Corrigendum to “Patterns of co-occurring birth defects among infants with hypospadias. Journal of Pediatric Urology https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2021.07.008.

7. Luke, B., Brown, M. B., Ethen, M. K., Canfield, M. A., Watkins, S., Wantman, E., & Doody, K. J. (2021). Sixth grade academic achievement among children conceived with IVF: a population-based study in Texas, USA. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10815-021-02170-9

8. Luke, B., Brown, M. B., Wantman, E., Forestieri, N. E., Browne, M. L., Fisher, S. C., Yazdy, M. M., Ethen, M. K., Canfield, M. A., Nichols, H. B., Oehninger, S., Doody, K. J., Sutcliffe, A. G., Williams, C., Eisenberg, M. L., Baker, V. L., Sacha, C. R., & Lupo, P. J. (2021). Risks of nonchromosomal birth defects, small-for-gestational age birthweight, and prematurity with in vitro fertilization: effect of number of embryos transferred and plurality at conception versus at birth. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, 38(4), 835–846. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10815-021-02095-3

9. Sanchez, M. L., Benjamin, R. H., Mitchell, L. E., Langlois, P. H., Canfield, M. A., Swartz, M. D., Scheuerle, A. E., Scott, D. A., Northrup, H., Schaaf, C. P., Ray, J. W., McLean, S. D., Chen, H., Lupo, P. J., & Agopian, A. J. (2021). Birth Defect Co-Occurrence Patterns Among Infants With Cleft Lip and/or Palate. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 105566562110100. https://doi.org/10.1177/10556656211010060

10. Tang, I. W., Langlois, P. H., & Vieira, V. M. (2021). A spatial analysis of birth defects in Texas, 1999-2011. Birth defects research, https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1940

11. Tang, I. W., Langlois, P. H., & Vieira, V. M. (2021). Birth defects and unconventional natural gas developments in Texas, 1999–2011. Environmental Research, 194, 110511. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.110511


2020 (n=28)
1. Benavides, E., Lupo, P. J., Langlois, P. H., & Schraw, J. M. (2020). A Comprehensive Assessment of the Associations Between Season of Conception and Birth Defects, Texas, 1999–2015. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(19), 7120. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197120

2. Benjamin, R. H., Ethen, M. K., Canfield, M. A., & Mitchell, L. E. (2020). Change in pregnancy body mass index and gastroschisis. Annals of epidemiology, 41, 21–27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.12.005

3. Heinke, D., Isenburg, J. L., Stallings, E. B., Short, T. D., Le, M., Fisher, S., Shan, X., Kirby, R. S., Nguyen, H. H., Nestoridi, E., Nembhard, W. N., Romitti, P. A., Salemi, J. L., Lupo, P. J., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2020). Prevalence of structural birth defects among infants with Down syndrome, 2013-2017: A US population-based study. Birth defects research, 10.1002/bdr2.1854. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1854

4. Heinke, D., Rich-Edwards, J. W., Williams, P. L., Hernandez-Diaz, S., Anderka, M., Fisher, S. C., Desrosiers, T. A., Shaw, G. M., Romitti, P. A., Canfield, M. A., Yazdy, M. M., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2020). Quantification of selection bias in studies of risk factors for birth defects among livebirths. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 10.1111/ppe.12650. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12650

5. Hoyt, A. T., Ramadhani, T., Le, M. T., Shumate, C. J., Canfield, M. A., Scheuerle, A. E., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2020). Acculturation and selected birth defects among non-Hispanic Blacks in a population-based case-control study. Birth defects research, 112(7), 535–554. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1665

6. Justice, C. M., Cuellar, A., Bala, K., Sabourin, J. A., Cunningham, M. L., Crawford, K., Phipps, J. M., Zhou, Y., Cilliers, D., Byren, J. C., Johnson, D., Wall, S. A., Morton, J., Noons, P., Sweeney, E., Weber, A., Rees, K., Wilson, L. C., Simeonov, E., Kaneva, R., … National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2020). A genome-wide association study implicates the BMP7 locus as a risk factor for nonsyndromic metopic craniosynostosis. Human genetics, 139(8), 1077–1090. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00439-020-02157-z

7. Krajewski, A. K., Rappazzo, K. M., Langlois, P. H., Messer, L. C., & Lobdell, D. T. (2020). Associations between cumulative environmental quality and ten selected birth defects in Texas. Birth Defects Research, 113(2), 161–172. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1788

8. Langlois, P. H., Canfield, M. A., Rutenberg, G. W., Mandell, D. J., Hua, F., Reilly, B., Ruktanonchai, D. J., Jackson, J. F., Hunt, P., Freedenberg, D., Lee, R., & Villanacci, J. F. (2020). The association between newborn screening analytes as measured on a second screen and childhood autism in a Texas Medicaid population. American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, 10.1002/ajmg.b.32804. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.b.32804

9. Langlois, P. H., Schraw, J. M., Hoyt, A. T., & Lupo, P. J. (2020). Leveraging a phenome‐wide approach to identify novel exposure‐birth defect associations: A proof of concept using maternal smoking and a spectrum of birth defects. Birth Defects Research, 113(5), 439–445. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1851

10. Lei, Y., Ludorf, K. L., Yu, X., Benjamin, R. H., Gu, X., Lin, Y., Finnell, R. H., Mitchell, L. E., Musfee, F. I., Malik, S., Canfield, M. A., Morrison, A. C., Hobbs, C. A., Van Zutphen, A. R., Fisher, S., Agopian, A. J., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2020). Maternal hypertension-related genotypes and congenital heart defects. American journal of hypertension, hpaa116. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpaa116

11. Louden, A. R., Suhl, J., Kancherla, V., Caspers Conway, K. M., Makelarski, J., Howley, M. M., Hoyt, A. T., Olney, R. S., Olshan, A. F., & Romitti, P. A. (2020). Association between maternal periconceptional alcohol consumption and neural tube defects: Findings from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997–2011. Birth Defects Research, 112(5), 427–439. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1656

12. Ludorf, K. L., Salemi, J. L., Kirby, R. S., Tanner, J. P., & Agopian, A. J. (2020). Perspectives on challenges and opportunities for birth defects surveillance programs during and after the COVID‐19 era. Birth Defects Research, 112(14), 1039–1042. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1710

13. Ludorf, K.L., Benjamin, R.H., Navarro Sanchez, M.L., McLean, S.D., Northrup, H., Mitchell, L.E., Langlois, P.H., Canfield, M.A., Scheuerle, A.E., Scott, D.A., Schaaf, C.P., Ray, J.W., Oluwafemi, O., Chen, H., Swartz, M.D., Lupo, P.J., Agopian, A.J. (2020). Patterns of co-occurring birth defects among infants with hypospadias. Pedatric urology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2020.11.015

14. Luke, B., Brown, M. B., Ethen, M. K., Canfield, M. A., Watkins, S., Wantman, E., & Doody, K. J. (2020). Third grade academic achievement among children conceived with the use of in vitro fertilization: a population-based study in Texas. Fertility and sterility, 113(6), 1242–1250.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2020.01.015

15. Luke, B., Brown, M. B., Nichols, H. B., Schymura, M. J., Browne, M. L., Fisher, S. C., Forestieri, N. E., Rao, C., Yazdy, M. M., Gershman, S. T., Ethen, M. K., Canfield, M. A., Williams, M., Wantman, E., Oehninger, S., Doody, K. J., Eisenberg, M. L., Baker, V. L., & Lupo, P. J. (2020). Assessment of Birth Defects and Cancer Risk in Children Conceived via In Vitro Fertilization in the US. JAMA network open, 3(10), e2022927. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.22927

16. Luke, B., Brown, M. B., Wantman, E., Forestieri, N. E., Browne, M. L., Fisher, S. C., Yazdy, M. M., Ethen, M. K., Canfield, M. A., Watkins, S., Nichols, H. B., Farland, L. V., Oehninger, S., Doody, K. J., Eisenberg, M. L., & Baker, V. L. (2020). The risk of birth defects with conception by ART. Human Reproduction, 36(1), 116-129. https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deaa272

17. Marcotte, E. L., Schraw, J. M., Desrosiers, T. A., Nembhard, W. N., Langlois, P. H., Canfield, M. A., Meyer, R. E., Plon, S. E., & Lupo, P. J. (2020). Male sex and the risk of childhood cancer: the mediating effect of birth defects. JNCI cancer spectrum, pkaa052. https://doi.org/10.1093/jncics/pkaa052

18. Nembhard, W. N., Bergman, J., Politis, M. D., Arteaga-Vázquez, J., Bermejo-Sánchez, E., Canfield, M. A., Cragan, J. D., Dastgiri, S., de Walle, H., Feldkamp, M. L., Nance, A., Gatt, M., Groisman, B., Hurtado-Villa, P., Kallén, K., Landau, D., Lelong, N., Lopez-Camelo, J., Martinez, L., Morgan, M., … Mastroiacovo, P. (2020). A multi-country study of prevalence and early childhood mortality among children with omphalocele. Birth defects research, 112(20), 1787–1801. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1822

19. Oluwafemi, O. O., Benjamin, R. H., Navarro Sanchez, M. L., Scheuerle, A. E., Schaaf, C. P., Mitchell, L. E., Langlois, P. H., Canfield, M. A., Swartz, M. D., Scott, D. A., Northrup, H., Ray, J. W., McLean, S. D., Ludorf, K. L., Chen, H., Lupo, P. J., & Agopian, A. (2020). Birth defects that co‐occur with non‐syndromic gastroschisis and omphalocele. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 182(11), 2581–2593. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.61830

20. Patel, J., Nembhard, W. N., Politis, M. D., Rocheleau, C. M., Langlois, P. H., Shaw, G. M., Romitti, P. A., Gilboa, S. M., Desrosiers, T. A., Insaf, T., Lupo, P. J. & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2020). Maternal occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and the risk of isolated congenital heart defects among offspring. Environmental Research, 186, 109550. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.109550

21. Reefhuis, J., FitzHarris, L. F., Gray, K. M., Nesheim, S., Tinker, S. C., Isenburg, J., Laffoon, B. T., Lowry, J., Poschman, K., Cragan, J. D., Stephens, F. K., Fornoff, J. E., Ward, C. A., Tran, T., Hoover, A. E., Nestoridi, E., Kersanske, L., Piccardi, M., Boyer, M., . . .Shumate, C. J., . . . Lampe, M. A. (2020). Neural Tube Defects in Pregnancies Among Women With Diagnosed HIV Infection — 15 Jurisdictions, 2013–2017. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 69(1), 1–5. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6901a1

22. Santiago-Colón, A., Rocheleau, C. M., Chen, I. C., Sanderson, W., Waters, M. A., Lawson, C. C., Langlois, P. H., Cragan, J. D., Reefhuis, J., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2020). Association between maternal occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and rare birth defects of the face and central nervous system. Birth defects research, 112(5), 404–417. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1643

23. Schraw, J. M., Benjamin, R. H., Scott, D. A., Brooks, B. P., Hufnagel, R. B., McLean, S. D., Northrup, H., Langlois, P. H., Canfield, M. A., Scheuerle, A. E., Schaaf, C. P., Ray, J. W., Chen, H., Swartz, M. D., Mitchell, L. E., Agopian, A. J., & Lupo, P. J. (2020). A COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT OF CO-OCCURRING BIRTH DEFECTS AMONG INFANTS WITH NON-SYNDROMIC ANOPHTHALMIA OR MICROPHTHALMIA. Ophthalmic epidemiology, 1–8. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/09286586.2020.1862244

24. Schraw, J. M., Desrosiers, T. A., Nembhard, W. N., Langlois, P. H., Meyer, R. E., Canfield, M. A., Rasmussen, S. A., Chambers, T. M., Spector, L. G., Plon, S. E., & Lupo, P. J. (2020). Cancer diagnostic profile in children with structural birth defects: An assessment in 15,000 childhood cancer cases. Cancer, 126(15), 3483–3492. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.32982

25. Schraw, J. M., Langlois, P. H., & Lupo, P. J. (2021). Comprehensive assessment of the associations between maternal diabetes and structural birth defects in offspring: a phenome-wide association study. Annals of Epidemiology, 53, 14–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2020.08.006

26. Schraw, J. M., Woodhouse, J. P., Langlois, P. H., Canfield, M. A., Scheuerle, A. E., Agopian, A. J., Benjamin, R. H., & Lupo, P. J. (2020). Risk factors and time trends for isolated craniosynostosis. Birth defects research, 10.1002/bdr2.1824. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1824

A. M., Nahabedian, J. F., 3rd, Fornoff, J., Sandidge, T., Yazdy, M. M., Higgins, C., Olney, R. S., Eckert, V., Forkner, A., Fox, D. J., Stolz, A., Crawford, K., Cho, S. J., Knapp, M., … Honein, M. A. (2020). Population-Based Surveillance for Birth Defects Potentially Related to Zika Virus Infection - 22 States and Territories, January 2016-June 2017. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 69(3), 67–71. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6903a3

28. Zaganjor, I., Luben, T., Desrosiers, T., Keil, A., Engel, L., Michalski, A., Carmichael, S., Nembhard, W., Shaw, G., Reefhuis, J., Yazdy, M., Langlois, P., Feldkamp, M., Romitti, P., & Olshan, A. (2020). Maternal Exposure to Disinfection By-Products and Risk of Hypospadias in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2000–2005). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(24), 9564. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17249564


2019 (n=35)
1. Alman, B. L., Stingone, J. A., Yazdy, M., Botto, L. D., Desrosiers, T. A., Pruitt, S., Herring, A. H., Langlois, P. H., Nembhard, W. N., Shaw, G. M., Olshan, A. F., Luben, T. J., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2019). Associations between PM2.5 and risk of preterm birth among liveborn infants. Annals of epidemiology, 39, 46–53.e2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.09.008

2. Bakker, M. K., Kancherla, V., Canfield, M. A., Bermejo-Sanchez, E., Cragan, J. D., Dastgiri, S., De Walle, H., Feldkamp, M. L., Groisman, B., Gatt, M., Hurtado-Villa, P., Kallen, K., Landau, D., Lelong, N., Lopez Camelo, J. S., Martínez, L., Morgan, M., Mutchinick, O. M., Nembhard, W. N., Pierini, A., … Mastroiacovo, P. (2019). Analysis of Mortality among Neonates and Children with Spina Bifida: An International Registry-Based Study, 2001-2012. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 33(6), 436–448. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12589

3. Benjamin, R. H., Ethen, M. K., Canfield, M. A., Hua, F., & Mitchell, L. E. (2019). Association of interpregnancy change in body mass index and spina bifida. Birth defects research, 111(18), 1389–1398. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1547

4. Benjamin, R. H., Littlejohn, S., Canfield, M. A., Ethen, M. K., Hua, F., & Mitchell, L. E. (2019). Interpregnancy change in body mass index and infant outcomes in Texas: a population-based study. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 19(1), 119. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2265-z

5. Benjamin, R. H., Lopez, A., Mitchell, L. E., Tsao, K., Johnson, A., Langlois, P. H., Swartz, M. D., & Agopian, A. J. (2019). Mortality by mode of delivery among infants with spina bifida in Texas. Birth defects research, 111(19), 1543–1550. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1608

6. Benjamin, R. H., Mitchell, L. E., Canfield, M. A., Hoyt, A. T., Lai, D., Ramadhani, T. A., Carmichael, S. L., Case, A. P., Waller, D. K., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2019). Fish consumption prior to pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2011. Public health nutrition, 22(2), 336–343. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980018002641

7. Benjamin, R. H., Yu, X., Navarro Sanchez, M. L., Chen, H., Mitchell, L. E., Langlois, P. H., Canfield, M. A., Swartz, M. D., Scheuerle, A. E., Scott, D. A., Northrup, H., Schaaf, C. P., Ray, J. W., McLean, S. D., Lupo, P. J., & Agopian, A. J. (2019). Co-occurring defect analysis: A platform for analyzing birth defect co-occurrence in registries. Birth defects research, 111(18), 1356–1364. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1549

8. Canfield, M. A., Langlois, P. H., Rutenberg, G. W., Mandell, D. J., Hua, F., Reilly, B., Ruktanonchai, D. J., Jackson, J. F., Hunt, P., Freedenberg, D., Lee, R., & Villanacci, J. F. (2019). The association between newborn screening analytes and childhood autism in a Texas Medicaid population, 2010-2012. American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, 180(5), 291–304. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.b.32728

9. Choi, G., Stingone, J. A., Desrosiers, T. A., Olshan, A. F., Nembhard, W. N., Shaw, G. M., Pruitt, S., Romitti, P. A., Yazdy, M. M., Browne, M. L., Langlois, P. H., Botto, L., Luben, T. J., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2019). Maternal exposure to outdoor air pollution and congenital limb deficiencies in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Environmental research, 179(Pt A), 108716. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.108716

10. Goel, N., Morris, J. K., Tucker, D., de Walle, H., Bakker, M. K., Kancherla, V., Marengo, L., Canfield, M. A., Kallen, K., Lelong, N., Camelo, J. L., Stallings, E. B., Jones, A. M., Nance, A., Huynh, M. P., Martínez-Fernández, M. L., Sipek, A., Pierini, A., Nembhard, W. N., Goetz, D., … Morgan, M. (2019). Trisomy 13 and 18-Prevalence and mortality-A multi-registry population-based analysis. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 179(12), 2382–2392. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.61365

11. Guptha, S., Shumate, C., & Scheuerle, A. E. (2019). Likelihood of meeting defined VATER/VACTERL phenotype in infants with esophageal atresia with or without tracheoesophageal fistula. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 179(11), 2202–2206. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.61337

12. Hoang, T. T., Lei, Y., Mitchell, L. E., Sharma, S. V., Swartz, M. D., Waller, D. K., Finnell, R. H., Benjamin, R. H., Browne, M. L., Canfield, M. A., Lupo, P. J., McKenzie, P., Shaw, G. M., Agopian, A. J., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2019). Maternal genetic markers for risk of celiac disease and their potential association with neural tube defects in offspring. Molecular genetics & genomic medicine, 7(6), e688. https://doi.org/10.1002/mgg3.688

13. Hoang, T. T., Lei, Y., Mitchell, L. E., Sharma, S. V., Swartz, M. D., Waller, D. K., Finnell, R. H., Benjamin, R. H., Browne, M. L., Canfield, M. A., Lupo, P. J., McKenzie, P., Shaw, G., Agopian, A. J., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2019). Maternal Lactase Polymorphism (rs4988235) Is Associated with Neural Tube Defects in Offspring in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. The Journal of nutrition, 149(2), 295–303. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxy246

14. Hoyt, A. T., Shumate, C. J., Canfield, M. A., Le, M., Ramadhani, T., Scheuerle, A. E., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2019). Selected acculturation factors and birth defects in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2011. Birth defects research, 111(10), 598–612. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1494

15. Kapoor, R., Kancherla, V., Cao, Y., Oleson, J., Suhl, J., Canfield, M. A., Druschel, C. M., Kirby, R. S., Meyer, R. E., & Romitti, P. A. (2019). Prevalence and descriptive epidemiology of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in the United States: A multistate, population-based retrospective study, 1999-2010. Birth defects research, 111(3), 159–169. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1439

16. Kirby, R. S., Mai, C. T., Wingate, M. S., Janevic, T., Copeland, G. E., Flood, T. J., Isenburg, J., Canfield, M. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2019). Prevalence of selected birth defects by maternal nativity status, United States, 1999-2007. Birth defects research, 111(11), 630–639. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1489

17. Le, M. T., Shumate, C. J., Hoyt, A. T., Wilkinson, A. V., & Canfield, M. A. (2019). The prevalence of birth defects among non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders and American Indians/Alaska Natives in Texas, 1999-2015. Birth defects research, 111(18), 1380–1388. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1543

18. Lopez, A., Benjamin, R. H., Raut, J. R., Ramakrishnan, A., Mitchell, L. E., Tsao, K., Johnson, A., Langlois, P. H., Swartz, M. D., & Agopian, A. J. (2019). Mode of delivery and mortality among neonates with gastroschisis: A population-based cohort in Texas. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 33(3), 204–212. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12554

19. Lupo, P. J., Schraw, J. M., Desrosiers, T. A., Nembhard, W. N., Langlois, P. H., Canfield, M. A., Copeland, G., Meyer, R. E., Brown, A. L., Chambers, T. M., Sok, P., Danysh, H. E., Carozza, S. E., Sisoudiya, S. D., Hilsenbeck, S. G., Janitz, A. E., Oster, M. E., Scheuerle, A. E., Schiffman, J. D., Luo, C., … Plon, S. E. (2019). Association Between Birth Defects and Cancer Risk Among Children and Adolescents in a Population-Based Assessment of 10 Million Live Births. JAMA oncology, 5(8), 1150–1158. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.1215

20. Mai, C. T., Isenburg, J. L., Canfield, M. A., Meyer, R. E., Correa, A., Alverson, C. J., Lupo, P. J., Riehle-Colarusso, T., Cho, S. J., Aggarwal, D., Kirby, R. S., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2019). National population-based estimates for major birth defects, 2010-2014. Birth defects research, 111(18), 1420–1435. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1589

21. Matas, J. L., Agana, D., Germanos, G. J., Hansen, M. A., Modak, S., Tanner, J. P., Langlois, P. H., & Salemi, J. L. (2019). Exploring classification of birth defects severity in national hospital discharge databases compared to an active surveillance program. Birth defects research, 111(18), 1343–1355. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1539

22. Pace, N. D., Siega-Riz, A. M., Olshan, A. F., Chescheir, N. C., Cole, S. R., Desrosiers, T. A., Tinker, S. C., Hoyt, A. T., Canfield, M. A., Carmichael, S. L., Meyer, R. E., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2019). Survival of infants with spina bifida and the role of maternal prepregnancy body mass index. Birth defects research, 111(16), 1205–1216. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1552

23. Pastuszak AW, Herati AS, Eisenberg ML, Cengiz C, Langlois PH, Kohn TP, Lamb DJ, Lipshultz LI. The risk of birth defects is not associated with semen parameters or mode of conception in offspring of men visiting a reproductive health clinic, Human Reproduction, Volume 34, Issue 4, April 2019, Pages 733–739, https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dez005

24. Ryan, M. A., Olshan, A. F., Canfield, M. A., Hoyt, A. T., Scheuerle, A. E., Carmichael, S. L., Shaw, G. M., Werler, M. M., Fisher, S. C., Desrosiers, T. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2019). Sociodemographic, health behavioral, and clinical risk factors for anotia/microtia in a population-based case-control study. International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology, 122, 18–26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2019.03.026

25. Salemi, J. L., Tanner, J. P., Kirby, R. S., & Cragan, J. D. (2019). The impact of the ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM transition on the prevalence of birth defects among infant hospitalizations in the United States. Birth defects research, 111(18), 1365–1379. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1578

26. Shao, Y., Wang, L., Langlois, P., Mironov, G., & Chan, H. M. (2019). Proteome changes in methylmercury-exposed mouse primary cerebellar granule neurons and astrocytes. Toxicology in vitro : an international journal published in association with BIBRA, 57, 96–104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tiv.2019.02.013

27. Sheth, K. R., Kovar, E., White, J. T., Chambers, T. M., Peckham-Gregory, E. C., O'Neill, M., Langlois, P. H., Seth, A., Scheurer, M. E., Lupo, P. J., & Jorgez, C. J. (2019). Hypospadias risk is increased with maternal residential exposure to hormonally active hazardous air pollutants. Birth defects research, 111(7), 345–352. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1461

28. Shewale, J. B., Ganduglia Cazaban, C. M., Waller, D. K., Mitchell, L. E., Langlois, P. H., & Agopian, A. J. (2019). Microcephaly inpatient hospitalization and potential Zika outbreak in Texas: A cost and predicted economic burden analysis. Travel medicine and infectious disease, 30, 67–72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmaid.2019.01.001

29. Short, T. D., Stallings, E. B., Isenburg, J., O'Leary, L. A., Yazdy, M. M., Bohm, M. K., Ethen, M., Chen, X., Tran, T., Fox, D. J., Fornoff, J., Forestieri, N., Ferrell, E., Ramirez, G. M., Kim, J., Shi, J., Cho, S. J., Duckett, K., Nelson, N., Zielke, K., … Reefhuis, J. (2019). Gastroschisis Trends and Ecologic Link to Opioid Prescription Rates - United States, 2006-2015. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 68(2), 31–36. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6802a2

30. Stallings, E. B., Isenburg, J. L., Short, T. D., Heinke, D., Kirby, R. S., Romitti, P. A., Canfield, M. A., O'Leary, L. A., Liberman, R. F., Forestieri, N. E., Nembhard, W. N., Sandidge, T., Nestoridi, E., Salemi, J. L., Nance, A. E., Duckett, K., Ramirez, G. M., Shan, X., Shi, J., & Lupo, P. J. (2019). Population-based birth defects data in the United States, 2012-2016: A focus on abdominal wall defects. Birth defects research, 111(18), 1436–1447. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1607

31. Stingone, J. A., Luben, T. J., Sheridan, S. C., Langlois, P. H., Shaw, G. M., Reefhuis, J., Romitti, P. A., Feldkamp, M. L., Nembhard, W. N., Browne, M. L., Lin, S., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2019). Associations between fine particulate matter, extreme heat events, and congenital heart defects. Environmental epidemiology (Philadelphia, Pa.), 3(6), e071. https://doi.org/10.1097/EE9.0000000000000071

32. Suhl, J., Conway, K. M., Rhoads, A., Langlois, P. H., Feldkamp, M. L., Michalski, A., & Romitti, P. A. (2019). Pre‐pregnancy dietary arsenic consumption among women in the United States. Birth Defects Research, 112(3), 270–277. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1634

33. Waller, D. K., Tark, J. Y., Agopian, A. J., Shewale, J., Ganduglia-Cazaban, C., Hoyt, A. T., Scheuerle, A. E., & Langlois, P. H. (2019). Temporal trends in diagnoses of congenital microcephaly, Texas Hospital Discharge Diagnoses, 2000-2015. Birth defects research, 111(10), 584–590. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1491

34. White, J. T., Kovar, E., Chambers, T. M., Sheth, K. R., Peckham-Gregory, E. C., O'Neill, M., Langlois, P. H., Jorgez, C. J., Lupo, P. J., & Seth, A. (2019). Hypospadias Risk from Maternal Residential Exposure to Heavy Metal Hazardous Air Pollutants. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(6), 930. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16060930

35. Yu, X., Nassar, N., Mastroiacovo, P., Canfield, M., Groisman, B., Bermejo-Sánchez, E., Ritvanen, A., Kiuru-Kuhlefelt, S., Benavides, A., Sipek, A., Pierini, A., Bianchi, F., Källén, K., Gatt, M., Morgan, M., Tucker, D., Canessa, M. A., Gajardo, R., Mutchinick, O. M., Szabova, E., … Agopian, A. J. (2019). Hypospadias Prevalence and Trends in International Birth Defect Surveillance Systems, 1980-2010. European urology, 76(4), 482–490. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2019.06.027


2018 (n=19)
1. Anderka, M., Mai, C. T., M Judson, E., Langlois, P. H., Lupo, P. J., Hauser, K., Salemi, J. L., Correia, J., A Canfield, M., Kirby, R. S., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2018). Status of population-based birth defects surveillance programs before and after the Zika public health response in the United States. Birth defects research, 110(19), 1388–1394. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1391

2. Chambers, T. M., Agopian, A. J., Lewis, R. A., Langlois, P. H., Danysh, H. E., Weber, K. A., Shaw, G. M., Mitchell, L. E., & Lupo, P. J. (2018). Epidemiology of anophthalmia and microphthalmia: Prevalence and patterns in Texas, 1999-2009. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 176(9), 1810–1818. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.40352

3. Delaney, A., Mai, C., Smoots, A., Cragan, J., Ellington, S., Langlois, P., Breidenbach, R., Fornoff, J., Dunn, J., Yazdy, M., Scotto-Rosato, N., Sweatlock, J., Fox, D., Palacios, J., Forestieri, N., Leedom, V., Smiley, M., Nance, A., Lake-Burger, H., Romitti, P., … Honein, M. A. (2018). Population-Based Surveillance of Birth Defects Potentially Related to Zika Virus Infection - 15 States and U.S. Territories, 2016. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 67(3), 91–96. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6703a2

4. Hoyt, A. T., Canfield, M. A., Langlois, P. H., Waller, D. K., Agopian, A. J., Shumate, C. J., Hall, N. B., Marengo, L. K., Ethen, M. K., & Scheuerle, A. E. (2018). Pre-Zika descriptive epidemiology of microcephaly in Texas, 2008-2012. Birth defects research, 110(5), 395–405. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1164

5. Hoyt, A. T., Canfield, M. A., Romitti, P. A., Botto, L. D., Anderka, M. T., Krikov, S. V., & Feldkamp, M. L. (2018). Does Maternal Exposure to Secondhand Tobacco Smoke During Pregnancy Increase the Risk for Preterm or Small-for-Gestational Age Birth?. Maternal and child health journal, 22(10), 1418–1429. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-2522-1

6. Lin, S., Lin, Z., Ou, Y., Soim, A., Shrestha, S., Lu, Y., Sheridan, S., Luben, T. J., Fitzgerald, E., Bell, E., Shaw, G. M., Reefhuis, J., Langlois, P. H., Romitti, P., Feldkamp, M. L., Malik, S., Pantea, C., Nayak, S., Hwang, S. A., Browne, M., … National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2018). Maternal ambient heat exposure during early pregnancy in summer and spring and congenital heart defects - A large US population-based, case-control study. Environment international, 118, 211–221. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2018.04.043

7. Lopez, K. N., Nembhard, W. N., Wang, Y., Liu, G., Kucik, J. E., Copeland, G., Gilboa, S. M., Kirby, R. S., & Canfield, M. (2018). Birth defect survival for Hispanic subgroups. Birth defects research, 110(4), 352–363. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1157

8. Marengo, L. K., Flood, T. J., Ethen, M. K., Kirby, R. S., Fisher, S., Copeland, G., Meyer, R. E., Dunn, J., Canfield, M. A., Anderson, T., Yazzie, D., Mai, C. T., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2018). Study of selected birth defects among American Indian/Alaska Native population: A multi-state population-based retrospective study, 1999-2007. Birth defects research, 110(19), 1412–1418. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1397

9. Peterson-Burch, F. M., Olshansky, E., Abujaradeh, H. A., Choi, J. J., Zender, R., Montgomery, K., Case, A., Sorkin, D. H., Chaves-Gnecco, D., Libman, I., Lucas, C. T., Zaldivar, F., & Charron-Prochownik, D. (2018). Cultural understanding, experiences, barriers, and facilitators of healthcare providers when providing preconception counseling to adolescent Latinas with diabetes. Research journal of women's health, 5, 2. https://doi.org/10.7243/2054-9865-5-2

10. Raut, J. R., Simeone, R. M., Tinker, S. C., Canfield, M. A., Day, R. S., & Agopian, A. J. (2019). Proportion of Orofacial Clefts Attributable to Recognized Risk Factors. The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 56(2), 151–158. https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665618774019

11. Shumate, C., Hoyt, A., Liu, C., Kleinert, A., & Canfield, M. (2019). Understanding how the concentration of neighborhood advantage and disadvantage affects spina bifida risk among births to non-Hispanic white and Hispanic women, Texas, 1999-2014. Birth defects research, 111(14), 982–990. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1374

12. Soim, A., Sheridan, S. C., Hwang, S. A., Hsu, W. H., Fisher, S. C., Shaw, G. M., Feldkamp, M. L., Romitti, P. A., Reefhuis, J., Langlois, P. H., Browne, M. L., & Lin, S. (2018). A population‐based case–control study of the association between weather‐related extreme heat events and orofacial clefts. Birth Defects Research, 110(19), 1468–1477. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1385

13. Stallings, E. B., Isenburg, J. L., Mai, C. T., Liberman, R. F., Moore, C. A., Canfield, M. A., Salemi, J. L., Kirby, R. S., Short, T. D., Nembhard, W. N., Forestieri, N. E., Heinke, D., Alverson, C. J., Romitti, P. A., Huynh, M. P., Denson, L. E., Judson, E. M., Lupo, P. J., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2018). Population-based birth defects data in the United States, 2011-2015: A focus on eye and ear defects. Birth defects research, 110(19), 1478–1486. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1413

14. Suhl, J., Leonard, S., Weyer, P., Rhoads, A., Siega-Riz, A. M., Renée Anthony, T., Burns, T. L., Conway, K. M., Langlois, P. H., & Romitti, P. A. (2018). Maternal arsenic exposure and nonsyndromic orofacial clefts. Birth defects research, 110(19), 1455–1467. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1386

15. Suhl, J., Romitti, P. A., Cao, Y., Rocheleau, C. M., Burns, T. L., Conway, K., Rajaraman, P., Agopian, A. J., Stewart, P., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2018). Maternal occupational cadmium exposure and nonsyndromic orofacial clefts. Birth defects research, 110(7), 603–609. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1202

16. Suhl, J., Romitti, P. A., Rocheleau, C., Cao, Y., Burns, T. L., Conway, K., Bell, E. M., Stewart, P., Langlois, P., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2018). Parental occupational pesticide exposure and nonsyndromic orofacial clefts. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 15(9), 641–653. https://doi.org/10.1080/15459624.2018.1484127

17. Van Horne, B. S., Caughy, M. O., Canfield, M., Case, A. P., Greeley, C. S., Morgan, R., & Mitchell, L. E. (2018). First-time maltreatment in children ages 2-10 with and without specific birth defects: A population-based study. Child abuse & neglect, 84, 53–63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.07.003

18. Waller, D. K., Hashmi, S. S., Hoyt, A. T., Duong, H. T., Tinker, S. C., Gallaway, M. S., Olney, R. S., Finnell, R. H., Hecht, J. T., Canfield, M. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2018). Maternal report of fever from cold or flu during early pregnancy and the risk for noncardiac birth defects, National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2011. Birth defects research, 110(4), 342–351. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1147

19. Weyer, P., Rhoads, A., Suhl, J., Luben, T. J., Conway, K. M., Langlois, P. H., Shen, D., Liang, D., Puzhankara, S., Anderka, M., Bell, E., Feldkamp, M. L., Hoyt, A. T., Mosley, B., Reefhuis, J., Romitti, P. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2018). Drinking water disinfection byproducts and risk of orofacial clefts in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Birth defects research, 110(12), 1027–1042. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1348


2017 (n=15)
1. Agopian, A. J., Evans, J. A., & Lupo, P. J. (2017). Analytic Methods for Evaluating Patterns of Multiple Congenital Anomalies in Birth Defect Registries. Birth Defects Research, 110(1), 5–11. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1115

2. Agopian, A. J., Kim, J., Langlois, P. H., Lee, L., Whitehead, L. W., Symanski, E., Herdt, M. L., & Delclos, G. L. (2017). Maternal occupational physical activity and risk for orofacial clefts. American journal of industrial medicine, 60(7), 627–634. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22731

3. Carozza, S. E., Bae, H., Meath, T., Branscum, A., Bovbjerg, M. L., & Langlois, P. H. (2017). Evaluation of maternal health and labor and delivery conditions as risk factors for childhood leukemias in children with Down syndrome. Cancer epidemiology, 46, 36–41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.canep.2016.12.003

4. Hall, N. B., Broussard, K., Evert, N., & Canfield, M. (2017). Notes from the Field: Zika Virus-Associated Neonatal Birth Defects Surveillance - Texas, January 2016-July 2017. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 66(31), 835–836. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6631a5

5. Hoang, T. T., Marengo, L. K., Mitchell, L. E., Canfield, M. A., & Agopian, A. J. (2017). Original Findings and Updated Meta-Analysis for the Association Between Maternal Diabetes and Risk for Congenital Heart Disease Phenotypes. American journal of epidemiology, 186(1), 118–128. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwx033

6. Kim, J., Langlois, P. H., Mitchell, L. E., & Agopian, A. J. (2018). Maternal occupation and the risk of neural tube defects in offspring. Archives of environmental & occupational health, 73(5), 304–312. https://doi.org/10.1080/19338244.2017.1356259

7. Kim, J., Swartz, M. D., Langlois, P. H., Romitti, P. A., Weyer, P., Mitchell, L. E., Luben, T. J., Ramakrishnan, A., Malik, S., Lupo, P. J., Feldkamp, M. L., Meyer, R. E., Winston, J. J., Reefhuis, J., Blossom, S. J., Bell, E., Agopian, A. J., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2017). Estimated Maternal Pesticide Exposure from Drinking Water and Heart Defects in Offspring. International journal of environmental research and public health, 14(8), 889. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14080889

8. Lara, D. A., Ethen, M. K., Canfield, M. A., Nembhard, W. N., & Morris, S. A. (2017). A population-based analysis of mortality in patients with Turner syndrome and hypoplastic left heart syndrome using the Texas Birth Defects Registry. Congenital heart disease, 12(1), 105–112. https://doi.org/10.1111/chd.12413

9. Lee, L. J., Symanski, E., Lupo, P. J., Tinker, S. C., Razzaghi, H., Chan, W., Hoyt, A. T., Canfield, M. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2017). Role of maternal occupational physical activity and psychosocial stressors on adverse birth outcomes. Occupational and environmental medicine, 74(3), 192–199. https://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2016-103715

10. Lupo, P. J., Isenburg, J. L., Salemi, J. L., Mai, C. T., Liberman, R. F., Canfield, M. A., Copeland, G., Haight, S., Harpavat, S., Hoyt, A. T., Moore, C. A., Nembhard, W. N., Nguyen, H. N., Rutkowski, R. E., Steele, A., Alverson, C. J., Stallings, E. B., Kirby, R. S., & and The National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2017). Population-based birth defects data in the United States, 2010-2014: A focus on gastrointestinal defects. Birth defects research, 109(18), 1504–1514. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1145

11. Rocheleau, C. M., Bertke, S. J., Lawson, C. C., Romitti, P. A., Desrosiers, T. A., Agopian, A. J., Bell, E., Gilboa, S. M., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2017). Factors associated with employment status before and during pregnancy: Implications for studies of pregnancy outcomes. American journal of industrial medicine, 60(4), 329–341. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22700

12. Soim, A., Lin, S., Sheridan, S. C., Hwang, S. A., Hsu, W. H., Luben, T. J., Shaw, G. M., Feldkamp, M. L., Romitti, P. A., Reefhuis, J., Langlois, P. H., Browne, M. L., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2017). Population-based case-control study of the association between weather-related extreme heat events and neural tube defects. Birth defects research, 109(18), 1482–1493. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1086

13. St Louis, A. M., Kim, K., Browne, M. L., Liu, G., Liberman, R. F., Nembhard, W. N., Canfield, M. A., Copeland, G., Fornoff, J., Kirby, R. S., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2017). Prevalence trends of selected major birth defects: A multi-state population-based retrospective study, United States, 1999 to 2007. Birth defects research, 109(18), 1442–1450. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdr2.1113

14. Stingone, J. A., Luben, T. J., Carmichael, S. L., Aylsworth, A. S., Botto, L. D., Correa, A., Gilboa, S. M., Langlois, P. H., Nembhard, W. N., Richmond-Bryant, J., Shaw, G. M., Olshan, A. F., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2017). Maternal Exposure to Nitrogen Dioxide, Intake of Methyl Nutrients, and Congenital Heart Defects in Offspring. American journal of epidemiology, 186(6), 719–729. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwx139

15. Zhou, Y., Gilboa, S. M., Herdt, M. L., Lupo, P. J., Flanders, W. D., Liu, Y., Shin, M., Canfield, M. A., & Kirby, R. S. (2017). Maternal exposure to ozone and PM2.5 and the prevalence of orofacial clefts in four U.S. states. Environmental research, 153, 35–40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2016.11.007


2016 (n=17)

1. Agopian, A. J., Hoang, T. T., Mitchell, L. E., Morrison, A. C., Tu, D., Nassar, N., & Canfield, M. A. (2016). Maternal hypertension and risk for hypospadias in offspring. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 170(12), 3125–3132. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.37947

2. Cragan, J. D., Isenburg, J. L., Parker, S. E., Alverson, C. J., Meyer, R. E., Stallings, E. B., Kirby, R. S., Lupo, P. J., Liu, J. S., Seagroves, A., Ethen, M. K., Cho, S. J., Evans, M., Liberman, R. F., Fornoff, J., Browne, M. L., Rutkowski, R. E., Nance, A. E., Anderka, M., Fox, D. J., … National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2016). Population-based microcephaly surveillance in the United States, 2009 to 2013: An analysis of potential sources of variation. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 106(11), 972–982. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23587

3. Gong, X., Zhan, F. B., Brender, J. D., Langlois, P. H., & Lin, Y. (2016). Validity of the Emission Weighted Proximity Model in estimating air pollution exposure intensities in large geographic areas. The Science of the total environment, 563-564, 478–485. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.04.088

4. Hoyt, A. T., Canfield, M. A., Romitti, P. A., Botto, L. D., Anderka, M. T., Krikov, S. V., Tarpey, M. K., & Feldkamp, M. L. (2016). Associations between maternal periconceptional exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke and major birth defects. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 215(5), 613.e1–613.e11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2016.07.022

5. Jones, A. M., Isenburg, J., Salemi, J. L., Arnold, K. E., Mai, C. T., Aggarwal, D., Arias, W., Carrino, G. E., Ferrell, E., Folorunso, O., Ibe, B., Kirby, R. S., Krapfl, H. R., Marengo, L. K., Mosley, B. S., Nance, A. E., Romitti, P. A., Spadafino, J., Stock, J., & Honein, M. A. (2016). Increasing Prevalence of Gastroschisis--14 States, 1995-2012. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 65(2), 23–26. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6502a2

6. Kim, J., Langlois, P. H., Herdt-Losavio, M. L., & Agopian, A. J. (2016). A Case-Control Study of Maternal Occupation and the Risk of Orofacial Clefts. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 58(8), 833–839. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000000807

7. Langlois, P. H., Lee, M., Lupo, P. J., Rahbar, M. H., & Cortez, R. K. (2016). Residential radon and birth defects: A population-based assessment. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 106(1), 5–15. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23369

8. Lara, D. A., Fixler, D. E., Ethen, M. K., Canfield, M. A., Nembhard, W. N., & Morris, S. A. (2016). Prenatal diagnosis, hospital characteristics, and mortality in transposition of the great arteries. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 106(9), 739–748. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23525

9. Lee, L. J., Symanski, E., Lupo, P. J., Tinker, S. C., Razzaghi, H., Pompeii, L. A., Hoyt, A. T., Canfield, M. A., Chan, W., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2016). Data linkage between the National Birth Defects Prevention Study and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to assess workplace physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and emotional stressors during pregnancy. American journal of industrial medicine, 59(2), 137–149. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22548

10. Lim, H., Beasley, C. W., Whitehead, L. W., Emery, R. J., Agopian, A. J., Langlois, P. H., Waller, D. K., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2016). Maternal exposure to radiographic exams and major structural birth defects. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 106(7), 563–572. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23496

11. Meyer, R. E., Liu, G., Gilboa, S. M., Ethen, M. K., Aylsworth, A. S., Powell, C. M., Flood, T. J., Mai, C. T., Wang, Y., Canfield, M. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2016). Survival of children with trisomy 13 and trisomy 18: A multi-state population-based study. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 170A(4), 825–837. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.37495

12. Moffitt, K. B., Case, A. P., Farag, N. H., & Canfield, M. A. (2016). Hospitalization charges for children with birth defects in Texas, 2001 to 2010. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 106(3), 155–163. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23470

13. O'Brien, J. L., Langlois, P. H., Lawson, C. C., Scheuerle, A., Rocheleau, C. M., Waters, M. A., Symanski, E., Romitti, P. A., Agopian, A. J., Lupo, P. J., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2016). Maternal occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and craniosynostosis among offspring in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 106(1), 55–60. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23389

14. Simeone, R. M., Tinker, S. C., Gilboa, S. M., Agopian, A. J., Oster, M. E., Devine, O. J., Honein, M. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2016). Proportion of selected congenital heart defects attributable to recognized risk factors. Annals of epidemiology, 26(12), 838–845. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2016.10.003

15. Vuong, A. M., Shinde, M. U., Brender, J. D., Shipp, E. M., Huber, J. C., Jr, Sharkey, J. R., McDonald, T. J., Werler, M. M., Kelley, K. E., Griesenbeck, J. S., Langlois, P. H., Canfield, M. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study Investigators (2016). Prenatal Exposure to Nitrosatable Drugs, Dietary Intake of Nitrites, and Preterm Birth. American journal of epidemiology, 183(7), 634–642. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwv250

16. Warren, J. L., Stingone, J. A., Herring, A. H., Luben, T. J., Fuentes, M., Aylsworth, A. S., Langlois, P. H., Botto, L. D., Correa, A., Olshan, A. F., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2016). Bayesian multinomial probit modeling of daily windows of susceptibility for maternal PM2.5 exposure and congenital heart defects. Statistics in medicine, 35(16), 2786–2801. https://doi.org/10.1002/sim.6891

17. Winston, J. J., Emch, M., Meyer, R. E., Langlois, P., Weyer, P., Mosley, B., Olshan, A. F., Band, L. E., Luben, T. J., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2016). Hypospadias and maternal exposure to atrazine via drinking water in the National Birth Defects Prevention study. Environmental health : a global access science source, 15(1), 76. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12940-016-0161-9

2015 (n=23)
1. Anderka, M., Mai, C. T., Romitti, P. A., Copeland, G., Isenburg, J., Feldkamp, M. L., Krikov, S., Rickard, R., Olney, R. S., Canfield, M. A., Stanton, C., Mosley, B., & Kirby, R. S. (2015). Development and implementation of the first national data quality standards for population-based birth defects surveillance programs in the United States. BMC public health, 15, 925. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2223-2

2. Arth, A., Tinker, S., Moore, C., Canfield, M., Agopian, A., Reefhuis, J., & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015). Supplement use and other characteristics among pregnant women with a previous pregnancy affected by a neural tube defect - United States, 1997-2009. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 64(1), 6–9.

3. Case, A. P., Hoyt, A. T., Canfield, M. A., & Wilkinson, A. V. (2015). Periconceptional Risk Factors for Birth Defects among Younger and Older Teen Mothers. Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology, 28(4), 263–270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpag.2014.09.004

4. Dawson, A. L., Razzaghi, H., Arth, A., Canfield, M. A., Parker, S. E., Reefhuis, J., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2015). Maternal exposures in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study: Time trends of selected exposures. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 103(8), 703–712. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23377

5. Langlois, P. H., & Scheuerle, A. E. (2015). Descriptive epidemiology of birth defects thought to arise by new mutation. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 103(11), 913–927. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23412

6. Lim, H., Agopian, A. J., Whitehead, L. W., Beasley, C. W., Langlois, P. H., Emery, R. J., Waller, D. K., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2015). Maternal occupational exposure to ionizing radiation and major structural birth defects. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 103(4), 243–254. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23340

7. Lopez, K. N., Marengo, L. K., Canfield, M. A., Belmont, J. W., & Dickerson, H. A. (2015). Racial disparities in heterotaxy syndrome. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 103(11), 941–950. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23416

8. Lupo, P. J., Danysh, H. E., Symanski, E., Langlois, P. H., Cai, Y., & Swartz, M. D. (2015). Neighborhood-Based Socioeconomic Position and Risk of Oral Clefts Among Offspring. American journal of public health, 105(12), 2518–2525. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2015.302804

9. Mai, C. T., Isenburg, J., Langlois, P. H., Alverson, C. J., Gilboa, S. M., Rickard, R., Canfield, M. A., Anjohrin, S. B., Lupo, P. J., Jackson, D. R., Stallings, E. B., Scheuerle, A. E., Kirby, R. S., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2015). Population-based birth defects data in the United States, 2008 to 2012: Presentation of state-specific data and descriptive brief on variability of prevalence. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 103(11), 972–993. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23461

10. Marshall, J., Salemi, J. L., Tanner, J. P., Ramakrishnan, R., Feldkamp, M. L., Marengo, L. K., Meyer, R. E., Druschel, C. M., Rickard, R., Kirby, R. S., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2015). Prevalence, Correlates, and Outcomes of Omphalocele in the United States, 1995-2005. Obstetrics and gynecology, 126(2), 284–293. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000000920

11. McNeese, M. L., Selwyn, B. J., Duong, H., Canfield, M., & Waller, D. K. (2015). The association between maternal parity and birth defects. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 103(2), 144–156. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23360

12. Michalski, A. M., Richardson, S. D., Browne, M. L., Carmichael, S. L., Canfield, M. A., VanZutphen, A. R., Anderka, M. T., Marshall, E. G., & Druschel, C. M. (2015). Sex ratios among infants with birth defects, National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2009. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 167A(5), 1071–1081. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.36865

13. Peckham, E. C., Scheurer, M. E., Danysh, H. E., Lubega, J., Langlois, P. H., & Lupo, P. J. (2015). Residential Radon Exposure and Incidence of Childhood Lymphoma in Texas, 1995-2011. International journal of environmental research and public health, 12(10), 12110–12126. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph121012110

14. Reefhuis, J., Gilboa, S. M., Anderka, M., Browne, M. L., Feldkamp, M. L., Hobbs, C. A., Jenkins, M. M., Langlois, P. H., Newsome, K. B., Olshan, A. F., Romitti, P. A., Shapira, S. K., Shaw, G. M., Tinker, S. C., Honein, M. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2015). The National Birth Defects Prevention Study: A review of the methods. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 103(8), 656–669. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23384

15. Smith, L. B., Reich, B. J., Herring, A. H., Langlois, P. H., & Fuentes, M. (2015). Multilevel quantile function modeling with application to birth outcomes. Biometrics, 71(2), 508–519. https://doi.org/10.1111/biom.12294

16. Swartz, M. D., Cai, Y., Chan, W., Symanski, E., Mitchell, L. E., Danysh, H. E., Langlois, P. H., & Lupo, P. J. (2015). Air toxics and birth defects: a Bayesian hierarchical approach to evaluate multiple pollutants and spina bifida. Environmental health : a global access science source, 14, 16. https://doi.org/10.1186/1476-069X-14-16

17. Van Horne, B. S., Moffitt, K. B., Canfield, M. A., Case, A. P., Greeley, C. S., Morgan, R., & Mitchell, L. E. (2015). Maltreatment of Children Under Age 2 With Specific Birth Defects: A Population-Based Study. Pediatrics, 136(6), e1504–e1512. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2015-1274

18. Vinikoor-Imler, L. C., Stewart, T. G., Luben, T. J., Davis, J. A., & Langlois, P. H. (2015). An exploratory analysis of the relationship between ambient ozone and particulate matter concentrations during early pregnancy and selected birth defects in Texas. Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987), 202, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2015.03.001

19. Vo, L. U., & Langlois, P. H. (2015). Time trends in prevalence of gastroschisis in Texas, 1999 to 2011: Subgroup analyses by maternal and infant characteristics. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 103(11), 928–940. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23438

20. Wang, Y., Liu, G., Canfield, M. A., Mai, C. T., Gilboa, S. M., Meyer, R. E., Anderka, M., Copeland, G. E., Kucik, J. E., Nembhard, W. N., Kirby, R. S., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2015). Racial/ethnic differences in survival of United States children with birth defects: a population-based study. The Journal of pediatrics, 166(4), 819–26.e262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.12.025

21. Williams, J., Mai, C. T., Mulinare, J., Isenburg, J., Flood, T. J., Ethen, M., Frohnert, B., Kirby, R. S., (2015). Updated estimates of neural tube defects prevented by mandatory folic Acid fortification - United States, 1995-2011. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 64(1), 1–5.

22. Yazdy, M. M., Werler, M. M., Anderka, M., Langlois, P. H., & Vieira, V. M. (2015). Spatial analysis of gastroschisis in Massachusetts and Texas. Annals of epidemiology, 25(1), 7–14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2014.10.001

23. Yazdy, M. M., Werler, M. M., Feldkamp, M. L., Shaw, G. M., Mosley, B. S., Vieira, V. M., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2015). Spatial analysis of gastroschisis in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 103(6), 544–553. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23375

2014 (n=24)
1. Agopian, A. J., Langlois, P. H., Ramakrishnan, A., & Canfield, M. A. (2014). Epidemiologic features of male genital malformations and subtypes in Texas. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 164A(4), 943–949. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.36389

2. Brender, J. D., Shinde, M. U., Zhan, F. B., Gong, X., & Langlois, P. H. (2014). Maternal residential proximity to chlorinated solvent emissions and birth defects in offspring: a case-control study. Environmental health : a global access science source, 13, 96. https://doi.org/10.1186/1476-069X-13-96

3. Canfield, M. A., Mai, C. T., Wang, Y., O'Halloran, A., Marengo, L. K., Olney, R. S., Borger, C. L., Rutkowski, R., Fornoff, J., Irwin, N., Copeland, G., Flood, T. J., Meyer, R. E., Rickard, R., Alverson, C. J., Sweatlock, J., Kirby, R. S., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2014). The association between race/ethnicity and major birth defects in the United States, 1999-2007. American journal of public health, 104(9), e14–e23. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2014.302098

4. Case, A. P., Royle, M., Scheuerle, A. E., Carmichael, S. L., Moffitt, K., Ramadhani, T., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2014). Birth defects, causal attributions, and ethnicity in the national birth defects prevention study. Journal of genetic counseling, 23(5), 860–873. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10897-014-9708-5

5. Fixler, D. E., Xu, P., Nembhard, W. N., Ethen, M. K., & Canfield, M. A. (2014). Age at referral and mortality from critical congenital heart disease. Pediatrics, 134(1), e98–e105. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2013-2895

6. Hoyt, A. T., Browne, M., Richardson, S., Romitti, P., Druschel, C., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2014). Maternal caffeine consumption and small for gestational age births: results from a population-based case-control study. Maternal and child health journal, 18(6), 1540–1551. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-013-1397-4

7. Hoyt, A. T., Canfield, M. A., Shaw, G. M., Waller, D. K., Polen, K. N., Ramadhani, T., Anderka, M. T., Scheuerle, A. E., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2014). Sociodemographic and hispanic acculturation factors and isolated anotia/microtia. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 100(11), 852–862. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23282

8. Khodr, Z. G., Lupo, P. J., Agopian, A. J., Canfield, M. A., Case, A. P., Carmichael, S. L., & Mitchell, L. E. (2014). Preconceptional folic acid-containing supplement use in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 100(6), 472–482. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23238

9. Kirby, R. S., & Nembhard, W. N. (2014). Increasing the utility of population-based birth defects surveillance program data. Journal of registry management, 41(1), 3.

10. Langlois, P. H., Hoyt, A. T., Desrosiers, T. A., Lupo, P. J., Lawson, C. C., Waters, M. A., Rocheleau, C. M., Shaw, G. M., Romitti, P. A., Gilboa, S. M., Malik, S., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2014). Maternal occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and small for gestational age offspring. Occupational and environmental medicine, 71(8), 529–535. https://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2013-101833

11. Langlois, P. H., Moffitt, K. B., & Scheuerle, A. E. (2014). A modified panel of sentinel congenital anomalies for potential use in mutation epidemiology based on birth defects registry data. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 164A(9), 2187–2199. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.36623

12. Lavery, A. M., Brender, J. D., Zhao, H., Sweeney, A., Felkner, M., Suarez, L., & Canfield, M. A. (2014). Dietary intake of choline and neural tube defects in Mexican Americans. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 100(6), 463–471. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23236

13. Lin, A. E., Krikov, S., Riehle-Colarusso, T., Frías, J. L., Belmont, J., Anderka, M., Geva, T., Getz, K. D., Botto, L. D., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2014). Laterality defects in the national birth defects prevention study (1998-2007): birth prevalence and descriptive epidemiology. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 164A(10), 2581–2591. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.36695

14. Lupo, P. J., Mitchell, L. E., Canfield, M. A., Shaw, G. M., Olshan, A. F., Finnell, R. H., Zhu, H., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2014). Maternal-fetal metabolic gene-gene interactions and risk of neural tube defects. Molecular genetics and metabolism, 111(1), 46–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymgme.2013.11.004

15. Mai, C. T., Cassell, C. H., Meyer, R. E., Isenburg, J., Canfield, M. A., Rickard, R., Olney, R. S., Stallings, E. B., Beck, M., Hashmi, S. S., Cho, S. J., Kirby, R. S., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2014). Birth defects data from population-based birth defects surveillance programs in the United States, 2007 to 2011: highlighting orofacial clefts. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 100(11), 895–904. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23329

16. Marengo, L. K., Hoyt, A. T., & Canfield, M. A. (2014). The utility of the National Death Index as a supplemental data source in ascertaining 5-year mortality among Texas heterotaxy cases. Journal of registry management, 41(1), 4–6.

17. McKinnish, T., Rees, D. I., & Langlois, P. H. (2014). Seasonality in birth defects, agricultural production and urban location. Economics and human biology, 15, 120–128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2014.08.001

18. Morris, S. A., Ethen, M. K., Penny, D. J., Canfield, M. A., Minard, C. G., Fixler, D. E., & Nembhard, W. N. (2014). Prenatal diagnosis, birth location, surgical center, and neonatal mortality in infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Circulation, 129(3), 285–292. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.003711

19. Peterson, C., Ailes, E., Riehle-Colarusso, T., Oster, M. E., Olney, R. S., Cassell, C. H., Fixler, D. E., Carmichael, S. L., Shaw, G. M., & Gilboa, S. M. (2014). Late detection of critical congenital heart disease among US infants: estimation of the potential impact of proposed universal screening using pulse oximetry. JAMA pediatrics, 168(4), 361–370. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.4779

20. Simmons, K., Hashmi, S. S., Scheuerle, A., Canfield, M., & Hecht, J. T. (2014). Mortality in babies with achondroplasia: revisited. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 100(4), 247–249. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23210

21. Stingone, J. A., Luben, T. J., Daniels, J. L., Fuentes, M., Richardson, D. B., Aylsworth, A. S., Herring, A. H., Anderka, M., Botto, L., Correa, A., Gilboa, S. M., Langlois, P. H., Mosley, B., Shaw, G. M., Siffel, C., Olshan, A. F., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2014). Maternal exposure to criteria air pollutants and congenital heart defects in offspring: results from the national birth defects prevention study. Environmental health perspectives, 122(8), 863–872. https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1307289

22. Vuong, A. M., Shinde, M. U., Brender, J. D., Shipp, E. M., Huber, J. C., Jr, Zheng, Q., McDonald, T. J., Sharkey, J. R., Hoyt, A. T., Werler, M. M., Kelley, K. E., Langlois, P. H., Canfield, M. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2015). Nitrosatable Drug Exposure during Pregnancy and Preterm and Small-for-Gestational-Age Births. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 29(1), 60–71. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12169

23. Weedn, A. E., Mosley, B. S., Cleves, M. A., Waller, D. K., Canfield, M. A., Correa, A., Hobbs, C. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2014). Maternal reporting of prenatal ultrasounds among women in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 100(1), 4–12. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23178

24. Weyer, P. J., Brender, J. D., Romitti, P. A., Kantamneni, J. R., Crawford, D., Sharkey, J. R., Shinde, M., Horel, S. A., Vuong, A. M., & Langlois, P. H. (2014). Assessing bottled water nitrate concentrations to evaluate total drinking water nitrate exposure and risk of birth defects. Journal of water and health, 12(4), 755–762. https://doi.org/10.2166/wh.2014.237


2013 (n=20)
1. Agopian, A. J., Cai, Y., Langlois, P. H., Canfield, M. A., & Lupo, P. J. (2013). Maternal residential atrazine exposure and risk for choanal atresia and stenosis in offspring. The Journal of pediatrics, 162(3), 581–586. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.08.012

2. Agopian, A. J., Langlois, P. H., Cai, Y., Canfield, M. A., & Lupo, P. J. (2013). Maternal residential atrazine exposure and gastroschisis by maternal age. Maternal and child health journal, 17(10), 1768–1775. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-012-1196-3

3. Agopian, A. J., Lupo, P. J., Canfield, M. A., & Langlois, P. H. (2013). Case-control study of maternal residential atrazine exposure and male genital malformations. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 161A(5), 977–982. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.35815

4. Agopian, A. J., Lupo, P. J., Canfield, M. A., Mitchell, L. E., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2013). Swimming pool use and birth defect risk. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 209(3), 219.e1–219.e2199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2013.04.033

5. Agopian, A. J., Tinker, S. C., Lupo, P. J., Canfield, M. A., Mitchell, L. E., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2013). Proportion of neural tube defects attributable to known risk factors. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 97(1), 42–46. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23100

6. Agopian, A. J., Waller, D. K., Lupo, P. J., Canfield, M. A., & Mitchell, L. E. (2013). A case-control study of maternal bathing habits and risk for birth defects in offspring. Environmental health : a global access science source, 12, 88. https://doi.org/10.1186/1476-069X-12-88

7. Ahrens, K. A., Anderka, M. T., Feldkamp, M. L., Canfield, M. A., Mitchell, A. A., Werler, M. M., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2013). Antiherpetic medication use and the risk of gastroschisis: findings from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2007. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 27(4), 340–345. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12064

8. Brender, J. D., Weyer, P. J., Romitti, P. A., Mohanty, B. P., Shinde, M. U., Vuong, A. M., Sharkey, J. R., Dwivedi, D., Horel, S. A., Kantamneni, J., Huber, J. C., Jr, Zheng, Q., Werler, M. M., Kelley, K. E., Griesenbeck, J. S., Zhan, F. B., Langlois, P. H., Suarez, L., Canfield, M. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2013). Prenatal nitrate intake from drinking water and selected birth defects in offspring of participants in the national birth defects prevention study. Environmental health perspectives, 121(9), 1083–1089. https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1206249

9. Huber, J. C., Jr, Brender, J. D., Zheng, Q., Sharkey, J. R., Vuong, A. M., Shinde, M. U., Griesenbeck, J. S., Suarez, L., Langlois, P. H., Canfield, M. A., Romitti, P. A., Weyer, P. J., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2013). Maternal dietary intake of nitrates, nitrites and nitrosamines and selected birth defects in offspring: a case-control study. Nutrition journal, 12, 34. https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2891-12-34

10. Khodr, Z. G., Lupo, P. J., Canfield, M. A., Chan, W., Cai, Y., & Mitchell, L. E. (2013). Hispanic ethnicity and acculturation, maternal age and the risk of gastroschisis in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 97(8), 538–545. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23140

11. Kirby, R. S., Marshall, J., Tanner, J. P., Salemi, J. L., Feldkamp, M. L., Marengo, L., Meyer, R. E., Druschel, C. M., Rickard, R., Kucik, J. E., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2013). Prevalence and correlates of gastroschisis in 15 states, 1995 to 2005. Obstetrics and gynecology, 122(2 Pt 1), 275–281. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0b013e31829cbbb4

12. Kucik, J. E., Shin, M., Siffel, C., Marengo, L., Correa, A., & Congenital Anomaly Multistate Prevalence and Survival Collaborative (2013). Trends in survival among children with Down syndrome in 10 regions of the United States. Pediatrics, 131(1), e27–e36. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2012-1616

13. Langlois, P. H., Canfield, M. A., & Swartz, M. D. (2013). Poisson versus logistic regression in a descriptive epidemiologic analysis of data from a Birth Defects Registry. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 97(10), 702–707. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23167

14. Langlois, P. H., Hoyt, A. T., Lupo, P. J., Lawson, C. C., Waters, M. A., Desrosiers, T. A., Shaw, G. M., Romitti, P. A., & Lammer, E. J. (2013). Maternal occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and risk of oral cleft-affected pregnancies. The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 50(3), 337–346. https://doi.org/10.1597/12-104

15. Mai, C. T., Kucik, J. E., Isenburg, J., Feldkamp, M. L., Marengo, L. K., Bugenske, E. M., Thorpe, P. G., Jackson, J. M., Correa, A., Rickard, R., Alverson, C. J., Kirby, R. S., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2013). Selected birth defects data from population-based birth defects surveillance programs in the United States, 2006 to 2010: featuring trisomy conditions. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 97(11), 709–725. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23198

16. Marengo, L., Farag, N. H., & Canfield, M. (2013). Body mass index and birth defects: Texas, 2005-2008. Maternal and child health journal, 17(10), 1898–1907. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-012-1214-5

17. Nembhard, W. N., Xu, P., Ethen, M. K., Fixler, D. E., Salemi, J. L., & Canfield, M. A. (2013). Racial/ethnic disparities in timing of death during childhood among children with congenital heart defects. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 97(10), 628–640. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23169

18. Ramakrishnan, A., Lupo, P. J., Agopian, A. J., Linder, S. H., Stock, T. H., Langlois, P. H., & Craft, E. (2013). Evaluating the effects of maternal exposure to benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, and xylene on oral clefts among offspring in Texas: 1999-2008. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 97(8), 532–537. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23139

19. Shinde, M. U., Vuong, A. M., Brender, J. D., Werler, M. M., Kelley, K. E., Huber, J. C., Jr, Sharkey, J. R., Zheng, Q., Suarez, L., Langlois, P. H., Canfield, M. A., Romitti, P. A., Malik, S., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2013). Prenatal exposure to nitrosatable drugs, vitamin C, and risk of selected birth defects. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 97(8), 515–531. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23137

20. Simeone, R. M., Rasmussen, S. A., Mei, J. V., Dollard, S. C., Frias, J. L., Shaw, G. M., Canfield, M. A., Meyer, R. E., Jones, J. L., Lorey, F., & Honein, M. A. (2013). A pilot study using residual newborn dried blood spots to assess the potential role of cytomegalovirus and Toxoplasma gondii in the etiology of congenital hydrocephalus. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 97(7), 431–436. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23138


2012 (n=28)
1. Agopian, A. J., Canfield, M. A., Olney, R. S., Lupo, P. J., Ramadhani, T., Mitchell, L. E., Shaw, G. M., Moore, C. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2012). Spina bifida subtypes and sub-phenotypes by maternal race/ethnicity in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 158A(1), 109–115. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.34383

2. Agopian, A. J., Lupo, P. J., Herdt-Losavio, M. L., Langlois, P. H., Rocheleau, C. M., Mitchell, L. E., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2012). Differences in folic acid use, prenatal care, smoking, and drinking in early pregnancy by occupation. Preventive medicine, 55(4), 341–345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2012.07.015

3. Agopian, A. J., Lupo, P. J., Tinker, S. C., Canfield, M. A., Mitchell, L. E., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2012). Working towards a risk prediction model for neural tube defects. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 94(3), 141–146. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.22883

4. Agopian, A. J., Marengo, L. K., & Mitchell, L. E. (2012). Predictors of trisomy 21 in the offspring of older and younger women. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 94(1), 31–35. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.22870

5. Agopian, A. J., Moulik, M., Gupta-Malhotra, M., Marengo, L. K., & Mitchell, L. E. (2012). Descriptive epidemiology of non-syndromic complete atrioventricular canal defects. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 26(6), 515–524. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12006

6. Brender, J. D., Werler, M. M., Shinde, M. U., Vuong, A. M., Kelley, K. E., Huber, J. C., Jr, Sharkey, J. R., Griesenbeck, J. S., Romitti, P. A., Malik, S., Suarez, L., Langlois, P. H., Canfield, M. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2012). Nitrosatable drug exposure during the first trimester of pregnancy and selected congenital malformations. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 94(9), 701–713. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23060

7. Carozza, S. E., Langlois, P. H., Miller, E. A., & Canfield, M. (2012). Are children with birth defects at higher risk of childhood cancers?. American journal of epidemiology, 175(12), 1217–1224. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwr470

8. Case, A. P., Colpitts, L. R., Langlois, P. H., & Scheuerle, A. E. (2012). Prenatal diagnosis and cesarean section in a large, population-based birth defects registry. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 25(4), 395–402. https://doi.org/10.3109/14767058.2011.580801

9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2012). Preconception health indicators among women--Texas, 2002-2010. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 61(29), 550–555.

10. Chandler, A. L., Hobbs, C. A., Mosley, B. S., Berry, R. J., Canfield, M. A., Qi, Y. P., Siega-Riz, A. M., Shaw, G. M., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2012). Neural tube defects and maternal intake of micronutrients related to one-carbon metabolism or antioxidant activity. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 94(11), 864–874. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23068

11. Desrosiers, T. A., Lawson, C. C., Meyer, R. E., Richardson, D. B., Daniels, J. L., Waters, M. A., van Wijngaarden, E., Langlois, P. H., Romitti, P. A., Correa, A., Olshan, A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2012). Maternal occupational exposure to organic solvents during early pregnancy and risks of neural tube defects and orofacial clefts. Occupational and environmental medicine, 69(7), 493–499. https://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2011-100245

12. Duong, H. T., Hoyt, A. T., Carmichael, S. L., Gilboa, S. M., Canfield, M. A., Case, A., McNeese, M. L., Waller, D. K., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2012). Is maternal parity an independent risk factor for birth defects?. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 94(4), 230–236. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.22889

13. Fixler, D. E., Nembhard, W. N., Xu, P., Ethen, M. K., & Canfield, M. A. (2012). Effect of acculturation and distance from cardiac center on congenital heart disease mortality. Pediatrics, 129(6), 1118–1124. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2011-3114

14. Getz, K. D., Anderka, M. T., Werler, M. M., & Case, A. P. (2012). Short interpregnancy interval and gastroschisis risk in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 94(9), 714–720. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23061

15. Gilboa, S. M., Desrosiers, T. A., Lawson, C., Lupo, P. J., Riehle-Colarusso, T. J., Stewart, P. A., van Wijngaarden, E., Waters, M. A., Correa, A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2012). Association between maternal occupational exposure to organic solvents and congenital heart defects, National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2002. Occupational and environmental medicine, 69(9), 628–635. https://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2011-100536

16. Hashmi, S. S., Canfield, M. A., Marengo, L., Moffitt, K. B., Belmont, J. W., Freedenberg, D., Tanksley, S. M., & Lupo, P. J. (2012). The association between neonatal thyroxine and craniosynostosis, Texas, 2004-2007. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 94(12), 1004–1009. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23077

17. Langlois, P. H., Hoyt, A. T., Lupo, P. J., Lawson, C. C., Waters, M. A., Desrosiers, T. A., Shaw, G. M., Romitti, P. A., Lammer, E. J., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2012). Maternal occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and risk of neural tube defect-affected pregnancies. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 94(9), 693–700. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23045

18. Lee, L. J., Canfield, M. A., Hashmi, S. S., Moffitt, K. B., Marengo, L., Agopian, A. J., Belmont, J. W., Freedenberg, D., Tanksley, S. M., Mitchell, L. E., & Lupo, P. J. (2012). Association between thyroxine levels at birth and choanal atresia or stenosis among infants in Texas, 2004-2007. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 94(11), 951–954. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23091

19. Lupo, P. J., Canfield, M. A., Chapa, C., Lu, W., Agopian, A. J., Mitchell, L. E., Shaw, G. M., Waller, D. K., Olshan, A. F., Finnell, R. H., & Zhu, H. (2012). Diabetes and obesity-related genes and the risk of neural tube defects in the national birth defects prevention study. American journal of epidemiology, 176(12), 1101–1109. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kws190

20. Lupo, P. J., Chapa, C., Nousome, D., Duhon, C., Canfield, M. A., Shaw, G. M., Finnell, R. H., Zhu, H., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2012). A GCH1 haplotype and risk of neural tube defects in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Molecular genetics and metabolism, 107(3), 592–595. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymgme.2012.09.020

21. Lupo, P. J., Langlois, P. H., Reefhuis, J., Lawson, C. C., Symanski, E., Desrosiers, T. A., Khodr, Z. G., Agopian, A. J., Waters, M. A., Duwe, K. N., Finnell, R. H., Mitchell, L. E., Moore, C. A., Romitti, P. A., Shaw, G. M., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2012). Maternal occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: effects on gastroschisis among offspring in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Environmental health perspectives, 120(6), 910–915. https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1104305

22. Lupo, P. J., Symanski, E., Langlois, P. H., Lawson, C. C., Malik, S., Gilboa, S. M., Lee, L. J., Agopian, A. J., Desrosiers, T. A., Waters, M. A., Romitti, P. A., Correa, A., Shaw, G. M., Mitchell, L. E., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2012). Maternal occupational exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and congenital heart defects among offspring in the national birth defects prevention study. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 94(11), 875–881. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23071

23. Ma, C., Shaw, G. M., Scheuerle, A. E., Canfield, M. A., Carmichael, S. L., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2012). Association of microtia with maternal nutrition. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 94(12), 1026–1032. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23053

24. Mai, C. T., Riehle-Colarusso, T., O'Halloran, A., Cragan, J. D., Olney, R. S., Lin, A., Feldkamp, M., Botto, L. D., Rickard, R., Anderka, M., Ethen, M., Stanton, C., Ehrhardt, J., Canfield, M., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2012). Selected birth defects data from population-based birth defects surveillance programs in the United States, 2005–2009: Featuring critical congenital heart defects targeted for pulse oximetry screening. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 94(12), 970–983. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23098

25. Nassar, N., Leoncini, E., Amar, E., Arteaga-Vázquez, J., Bakker, M. K., Bower, C., Canfield, M. A., Castilla, E. E., Cocchi, G., Correa, A., Csáky-Szunyogh, M., Feldkamp, M. L., Khoshnood, B., Landau, D., Lelong, N., López-Camelo, J. S., Lowry, R. B., McDonnell, R., Merlob, P., Métneki, J., … Mastroiacovo, P. (2012). Prevalence of esophageal atresia among 18 international birth defects surveillance programs. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 94(11), 893–899. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23067

26. Shin, M., Kucik, J. E., Siffel, C., Lu, C., Shaw, G. M., Canfield, M. A., & Correa, A. (2012). Improved survival among children with spina bifida in the United States. The Journal of pediatrics, 161(6), 1132–1137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.05.040

27. Suarez, L., Felkner, M., Brender, J. D., & Canfield, M. A. (2012). Dieting to lose weight and occurrence of neural tube defects in offspring of Mexican-American women. Maternal and child health journal, 16(4), 844–849. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-011-0806-9

28. Suarez, L., Felkner, M., Brender, J. D., Canfield, M., Zhu, H., & Hendricks, K. A. (2012). Neural tube defects on the Texas-Mexico border: what we've learned in the 20 years since the Brownsville cluster. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 94(11), 882–892. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.23070


2011 (n=27)
1. Bermejo-Sánchez, E., Cuevas, L., Amar, E., Bakker, M. K., Bianca, S., Bianchi, F., Canfield, M. A., Castilla, E. E., Clementi, M., Cocchi, G., Feldkamp, M. L., Landau, D., Leoncini, E., Li, Z., Lowry, R. B., Mastroiacovo, P., Mutchinick, O. M., Rissmann, A., Ritvanen, A., Scarano, G., … Martínez-Frías, M. L. (2011). Amelia: a multi-center descriptive epidemiologic study in a large dataset from the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research, and overview of the literature. American journal of medical genetics. Part C, Seminars in medical genetics, 157C(4), 288–304. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.c.30319

2. Bermejo-Sánchez, E., Cuevas, L., Amar, E., Bianca, S., Bianchi, F., Botto, L. D., Canfield, M. A., Castilla, E. E., Clementi, M., Cocchi, G., Landau, D., Leoncini, E., Li, Z., Lowry, R. B., Mastroiacovo, P., Mutchinick, O. M., Rissmann, A., Ritvanen, A., Scarano, G., Siffel, C., … Martínez-Frías, M. L. (2011). Phocomelia: a worldwide descriptive epidemiologic study in a large series of cases from the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research, and overview of the literature. American journal of medical genetics. Part C, Seminars in medical genetics, 157C(4), 305–320. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.c.30320

3. Blanton, S. H., Henry, R. R., Yuan, Q., Mulliken, J. B., Stal, S., Finnell, R. H., & Hecht, J. T. (2011). Folate pathway and nonsyndromic cleft lip and palate. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 91(1), 50–60. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20740

4. Botto, L. D., Feldkamp, M. L., Amar, E., Carey, J. C., Castilla, E. E., Clementi, M., Cocchi, G., de Walle, H. E., Halliday, J., Leoncini, E., Li, Z., Lowry, R. B., Marengo, L. K., Martínez-Frías, M. L., Merlob, P., Morgan, M., Muñoz, L. L., Rissmann, A., Ritvanen, A., Scarano, G., … Mastroiacovo, P. (2011). Acardia: epidemiologic findings and literature review from the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research. American journal of medical genetics. Part C, Seminars in medical genetics, 157C(4), 262–273. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.c.30318

5. Brender, J. D., Kelley, K. E., Werler, M. M., Langlois, P. H., Suarez, L., Canfield, M. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2011). Prevalence and patterns of nitrosatable drug use among U.S. women during early pregnancy. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 91(4), 258–264. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20808

6. Brender, J. D., Werler, M. M., Kelley, K. E., Vuong, A. M., Shinde, M. U., Zheng, Q., Huber, J. C., Jr, Sharkey, J. R., Griesenbeck, J. S., Romitti, P. A., Langlois, P. H., Suarez, L., Canfield, M. A., & The National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2011). Nitrosatable drug exposure during early pregnancy and neural tube defects in offspring: National Birth Defects Prevention Study. American journal of epidemiology, 174(11), 1286–1295. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwr254


7. Case, A. P., & Mitchell, L. E. (2011). Prevalence and patterns of choanal atresia and choanal stenosis among pregnancies in Texas, 1999-2004. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 155A(4), 786–791. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.33882

8. Chiquet, B. T., Henry, R., Burt, A., Mulliken, J. B., Stal, S., Blanton, S. H., & Hecht, J. T. (2011). Nonsyndromic cleft lip and palate: CRISPLD genes and the folate gene pathway connection. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 91(1), 44–49. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20737

9. Duong, H. T., Shahrukh Hashmi, S., Ramadhani, T., Canfield, M. A., Scheuerle, A., Kim Waller, D., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2011). Maternal use of hot tub and major structural birth defects. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 91(9), 836–841. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20831

10. Feldkamp, M. L., Botto, L. D., Amar, E., Bakker, M. K., Bermejo-Sánchez, E., Bianca, S., Canfield, M. A., Castilla, E. E., Clementi, M., Csaky-Szunyogh, M., Leoncini, E., Li, Z., Lowry, R. B., Mastroiacovo, P., Merlob, P., Morgan, M., Mutchinick, O. M., Rissmann, A., Ritvanen, A., Siffel, C., … Carey, J. C. (2011). Cloacal exstrophy: an epidemiologic study from the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research. American journal of medical genetics. Part C, Seminars in medical genetics, 157C(4), 333–343. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.c.30317

11. Langlois, P. H., Marengo, L. K., & Canfield, M. A. (2011). Time trends in the prevalence of birth defects in Texas 1999-2007: real or artifactual?. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 91(10), 902–917. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.22847

12. Lupo, P. J., Langlois, P. H., & Mitchell, L. E. (2011). Epidemiology of Ebstein anomaly: prevalence and patterns in Texas, 1999-2005. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 155A(5), 1007–1014. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.33883

13. Lupo, P. J., Symanski, E., Waller, D. K., Chan, W., Langlois, P. H., Canfield, M. A., & Mitchell, L. E. (2011). Maternal exposure to ambient levels of benzene and neural tube defects among offspring: Texas, 1999-2004. Environmental health perspectives, 119(3), 397–402. https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1002212

14. Marengo, L., Ramadhani, T., Farag, N. H., & Canfield, M. A. (2011). Should aggregate US Census data be used as a proxy for individual household income in a birth defects registry?. Journal of registry management, 38(1), 9–14.

15. Mei, J. V., Li, L., Rasmussen, S. A., Collier, S., Frias, J. L., Honein, M. A., Shaw, G. M., Lorey, F., Meyer, R., Chaing, S., Canfield, M. A., Jones, J., & Hannon, W. H. (2011). Effect of specimen storage conditions on newborn dried blood spots used to assess Toxoplasma gondii immunoglobulin M (IgM). Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry, 412(5-6), 455–459. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cca.2010.11.028

16. Moffitt, K. B., Abiri, O. O., Scheuerle, A. E., & Langlois, P. H. (2011). Descriptive epidemiology of selected heritable birth defects in Texas. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 91(12), 990–994. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.22859

17. Mutchinick, O. M., Luna-Muñoz, L., Amar, E., Bakker, M. K., Clementi, M., Cocchi, G., da Graça Dutra, M., Feldkamp, M. L., Landau, D., Leoncini, E., Li, Z., Lowry, B., Marengo, L. K., Martínez-Frías, M. L., Mastroiacovo, P., Métneki, J., Morgan, M., Pierini, A., Rissman, A., Ritvanen, A., … Arteaga-Vázquez, J. (2011). Conjoined twins: a worldwide collaborative epidemiological study of the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research. American journal of medical genetics. Part C, Seminars in medical genetics, 157C(4), 274–287. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.c.30321

18. Nembhard, W. N., Salemi, J. L., Ethen, M. K., Fixler, D. E., Dimaggio, A., & Canfield, M. A. (2011). Racial/Ethnic disparities in risk of early childhood mortality among children with congenital heart defects. Pediatrics, 127(5), e1128–e1138. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2010-2702

19. Orioli, I. M., Amar, E., Arteaga-Vazquez, J., Bakker, M. K., Bianca, S., Botto, L. D., Clementi, M., Correa, A., Csaky-Szunyogh, M., Leoncini, E., Li, Z., López-Camelo, J. S., Lowry, R. B., Marengo, L., Martínez-Frías, M. L., Mastroiacovo, P., Morgan, M., Pierini, A., Ritvanen, A., Scarano, G., … Castilla, E. E. (2011). Sirenomelia: an epidemiologic study in a large dataset from the International Clearinghouse of Birth Defects Surveillance and Research, and literature review. American journal of medical genetics. Part C, Seminars in medical genetics, 157C(4), 358–373. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.c.30324


20. Orioli, I. M., Amar, E., Bakker, M. K., Bermejo-Sánchez, E., Bianchi, F., Canfield, M. A., Clementi, M., Correa, A., Csáky-Szunyogh, M., Feldkamp, M. L., Landau, D., Leoncini, E., Li, Z., Lowry, R. B., Mastroiacovo, P., Morgan, M., Mutchinick, O. M., Rissmann, A., Ritvanen, A., Scarano, G., … Castilla, E. E. (2011). Cyclopia: an epidemiologic study in a large dataset from the International Clearinghouse of Birth Defects Surveillance and Research. American journal of medical genetics. Part C, Seminars in medical genetics, 157C(4), 344–357. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.c.30323

21. Parks, S. E., Canfield, M. A., & Ramadhani, T. A. (2011). Importance of including all pregnancy outcomes to reduce bias in epidemiologic studies of neural tube defects--Texas, 1999 to 2005. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 91(3), 185–191. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20772

22. Ramadhani, T. A., Canfield, M. A., Farag, N. H., Royle, M., Correa, A., Waller, D. K., Scheuerle, A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2011). Do foreign- and U.S.-born mothers across racial/ethnic groups have a similar risk profile for selected sociodemographic and periconceptional factors?. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 91(9), 823–830. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20839

23. Scheuerle A. (2011). Clinical differentiation of patent foramen ovale and secundum atrial septal defect: a survey of pediatric cardiologists in Dallas, Texas, USA. Journal of registry management, 38(1), 4–8.

24. Sheu, S. U., Ethen, M. K., Scheuerle, A. E., & Langlois, P. H. (2011). Investigation into an increase in plagiocephaly in Texas from 1999 to 2007. Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine, 165(8), 708–713. https://doi.org/10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.42

25. Siffel, C., Correa, A., Amar, E., Bakker, M. K., Bermejo-Sánchez, E., Bianca, S., Castilla, E. E., Clementi, M., Cocchi, G., Csáky-Szunyogh, M., Feldkamp, M. L., Landau, D., Leoncini, E., Li, Z., Lowry, R. B., Marengo, L. K., Mastroiacovo, P., Morgan, M., Mutchinick, O. M., Pierini, A., … Olney, R. S. (2011). Bladder exstrophy: an epidemiologic study from the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research, and an overview of the literature. American journal of medical genetics. Part C, Seminars in medical genetics, 157C(4), 321–332. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.c.30316

26. Sommer, A., Blanton, S. H., Weymouth, K., Alvarez, C., Richards, B. S., Barnes, D., & Hecht, J. T. (2011). Smoking, the xenobiotic pathway, and clubfoot. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 91(1), 20–28. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20742

27. Suarez, L., Ramadhani, T., Felkner, M., Canfield, M. A., Brender, J. D., Romitti, P. A., & Sun, L. (2011). Maternal smoking, passive tobacco smoke, and neural tube defects. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 91(1), 29–33. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20743


2010 (n=26)
1. Benjamin, B. G., Ethen, M. K., Van Hook, C. L., Myers, C. A., & Canfield, M. A. (2010). Gastroschisis prevalence in Texas 1999-2003. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 88(3), 178–185. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20642

2. Brender, J. D., Felkner, M., Suarez, L., Canfield, M. A., & Henry, J. P. (2010). Maternal pesticide exposure and neural tube defects in Mexican Americans. Annals of epidemiology, 20(1), 16–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2009.09.011

3. Davis, E. M., Peck, J. D., Thompson, D., Wild, R. A., & Langlois, P. (2010). Maternal diabetes and renal agenesis/dysgenesis. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 88(9), 722–727. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20702

4. Defant, J., Gambello, M. J., Monga, M., Langlois, P. H., Noblin, S. J., & Vidaeff, A. C. (2010). Fetal trisomy 21 and the risk of preeclampsia. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 23(1), 55–59. https://doi.org/10.3109/14767050903118288

5. Fixler, D. E., Nembhard, W. N., Salemi, J. L., Ethen, M. K., & Canfield, M. A. (2010). Mortality in first 5 years in infants with functional single ventricle born in Texas, 1996 to 2003. Circulation, 121(5), 644–650. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.109.881904

6. Gilboa SM, Correa A, Botto LD, et al. Association between prepregnancy body mass index and congenital heart defects. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010;202(1):51.e1-51.e10. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2009.08.005

7. Graham, A., Brender, J. D., Sharkey, J. R., Zhu, L., Felkner, M., Suarez, L., & Canfield, M. A. (2010). Dietary methionine intake and neural tube defects in Mexican-American women. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 88(6), 451–457. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20672

8. Green, R. F., Devine, O., Crider, K. S., Olney, R. S., Archer, N., Olshan, A. F., Shapira, S. K., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2010). Association of paternal age and risk for major congenital anomalies from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997 to 2004. Annals of epidemiology, 20(3), 241–249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2009.10.009

9. Griesenbeck, J. S., Brender, J. D., Sharkey, J. R., Steck, M. D., Huber, J. C., Jr, Rene, A. A., McDonald, T. J., Romitti, P. A., Canfield, M. A., Langlois, P. H., Suarez, L., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2010). Maternal characteristics associated with the dietary intake of nitrates, nitrites, and nitrosamines in women of child-bearing age: a cross-sectional study. Environmental health : a global access science source, 9, 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/1476-069X-9-10

10. Langlois, P. H., Jandle, L., Scheuerle, A., Horel, S. A., & Carozza, S. E. (2010). Occurrence of conotruncal heart birth defects in Texas: a comparison of urban/rural classifications. The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association, 26(2), 164–174. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-0361.2010.00278.x

11. Langlois, P. H., Sheu, S. U., & Scheuerle, A. E. (2010). A physician survey regarding diagnostic variability among birth defects. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 152A(6), 1594–1598. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.33413

12. Leoncini, E., Botto, L. D., Cocchi, G., Annerén, G., Bower, C., Halliday, J., Amar, E., Bakker, M. K., Bianca, S., Canessa Tapia, M. A., Castilla, E. E., Csáky-Szunyogh, M., Dastgiri, S., Feldkamp, M. L., Gatt, M., Hirahara, F., Landau, D., Lowry, R. B., Marengo, L., McDonnell, R., … Mastroiacovo, P. (2010). How valid are the rates of Down syndrome internationally? Findings from the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 152A(7), 1670–1680. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.33493

13. Long, J., Ramadhani, T., & Mitchell, L. E. (2010). Epidemiology of nonsyndromic conotruncal heart defects in Texas, 1999-2004. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 88(11), 971–979. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20724

14. Lu, W., Guzman, A. R., Yang, W., Chapa, C. J., Shaw, G. M., Greene, R. M., Pisano, M. M., Lammer, E. J., Finnell, R. H., & Zhu, H. (2010). Genes encoding critical transcriptional activators for murine neural tube development and human spina bifida: a case-control study. BMC medical genetics, 11, 141. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2350-11-141

15. Lupo, P. J., Symanski, E., Chan, W., Mitchell, L. E., Waller, D. K., Canfield, M. A., & Langlois, P. H. (2010). Differences in exposure assignment between conception and delivery: the impact of maternal mobility. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 24(2), 200–208. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3016.2010.01096.x

16. Lupo, P. J., Symanski, E., Waller, D. K., Chan, W., Canfield, M. A., Langlois, P. H., Mitchell, L. E., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2010). Polytomous logistic regression as a tool for exploring heterogeneity across birth defect subtypes: an example using anencephaly and spina bifida. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 88(8), 701–705. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20671

17. Ma, C., Carmichael, S. L., Scheuerle, A. E., Canfield, M. A., Shaw, G. M., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2010). Association of microtia with maternal obesity and periconceptional folic acid use. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 152A(11), 2756–2761. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.33694

18. Messer, L. C., Luben, T. J., Mendola, P., Carozza, S. E., Horel, S. A., & Langlois, P. H. (2010). Urban-rural residence and the occurrence of cleft lip and cleft palate in Texas, 1999-2003. Annals of epidemiology, 20(1), 32–39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2009.09.006

19. Miller, E. A., Rasmussen, S. A., Siega-Riz, A. M., Frías, J. L., Honein, M. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2010). Risk factors for non-syndromic holoprosencephaly in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. American journal of medical genetics. Part C, Seminars in medical genetics, 154C(1), 62–72. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.c.30244

20. Naufal, Z., Zhiwen, L., Zhu, L., Zhou, G. D., McDonald, T., He, L. Y., Mitchell, L., Ren, A., Zhu, H., Finnell, R., & Donnelly, K. C. (2010). Biomarkers of exposure to combustion by-products in a human population in Shanxi, China. Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology, 20(4), 310–319. https://doi.org/10.1038/jes.2009.19

21. Nembhard, W. N., Salemi, J. L., Ethen, M. K., Fixler, D. E., & Canfield, M. A. (2010). Mortality among infants with birth defects: Joint effects of size at birth, gestational age, and maternal race/ethnicity. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 88(9), 728–736. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20696

22. Parker, S. E., Mai, C. T., Canfield, M. A., Rickard, R., Wang, Y., Meyer, R. E., Anderson, P., Mason, C. A., Collins, J. S., Kirby, R. S., Correa, A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2010). Updated National Birth Prevalence estimates for selected birth defects in the United States, 2004-2006. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 88(12), 1008–1016. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20735

23. Shahrukh Hashmi, S., Gallaway, M. S., Waller, D. K., Langlois, P. H., Hecht, J. T., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2010). Maternal fever during early pregnancy and the risk of oral clefts. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 88(3), 186–194. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20646

24. Vendola, C., Canfield, M., Daiger, S. P., Gambello, M., Hashmi, S. S., King, T., Noblin, S. J., Waller, D. K., & Hecht, J. T. (2010). Survival of Texas infants born with trisomies 21, 18, and 13. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 152A(2), 360–366. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.33156

25. Waller, D. K., Gallaway, M. S., Taylor, L. G., Ramadhani, T. A., Canfield, M. A., Scheuerle, A., Hernández-Diaz, S., Louik, C., Correa, A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2010). Use of oral contraceptives in pregnancy and major structural birth defects in offspring. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 21(2), 232–239. https://doi.org/10.1097/EDE.0b013e3181c9fbb3

26. Wen, S., Zhu, H., Lu, W., Mitchell, L. E., Shaw, G. M., Lammer, E. J., & Finnell, R. H. (2010). Planar cell polarity pathway genes and risk for spina bifida. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 152A(2), 299–304. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.33230


2009 (n=26)
1. Agopian, A., Marengo, L., & Mitchell, L. E. (2009). Descriptive epidemiology of nonsyndromic omphalocele in Texas, 1999-2004. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 149A(10), 2129–2133. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.33000

2. Browne, M. L., Rasmussen, S. A., Hoyt, A. T., Waller, D. K., Druschel, C. M., Caton, A. R., Canfield, M. A., Lin, A. E., Carmichael, S. L., Romitti, P. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2009). Maternal thyroid disease, thyroid medication use, and selected birth defects in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 85(7), 621–628. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20573

3. Canfield, M. A., Langlois, P. H., Nguyen, L. M., & Scheuerle, A. E. (2009). Epidemiologic features and clinical subgroups of anotia/microtia in Texas. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 85(11), 905–913. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20626

4. Canfield, M. A., Marengo, L., Ramadhani, T. A., Suarez, L., Brender, J. D., & Scheuerle, A. (2009). The prevalence and predictors of anencephaly and spina bifida in Texas. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 23(1), 41–50. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3016.2008.00975.x

5. Canfield, M. A., Ramadhani, T. A., Shaw, G. M., Carmichael, S. L., Waller, D. K., Mosley, B. S., Royle, M. H., Olney, R. S., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2009). Anencephaly and spina bifida among Hispanics: maternal, sociodemographic, and acculturation factors in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 85(7), 637–646. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20582

6. Case, A. P., & Canfield, M. A. (2009). Methods for developing useful estimates of the costs associated with birth defects. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 85(11), 920–924. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20637

7. Chiang, P. W., Spector, E., & Scheuerle, A. (2009). A case of Asian Indian OCA3 patient. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 149A(7), 1578–1580. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.32930

8. Collins, J. S., Canfield, M. A., Pearson, K., Kirby, R. S., Case, A. P., Mai, C. T., Major, J., Mulinare, J., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2009). Public health projects for preventing the recurrence of neural tube defects in the United States. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 85(11), 935–938. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20619

9. Ethen, M. K., Ramadhani, T. A., Scheuerle, A. E., Canfield, M. A., Wyszynski, D. F., Druschel, C. M., Romitti, P. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2009). Alcohol consumption by women before and during pregnancy. Maternal and child health journal, 13(2), 274–285. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-008-0328-2

10. Felkner, M., Suarez, L., Canfield, M. A., Brender, J. D., & Sun, Q. (2009). Maternal serum homocysteine and risk for neural tube defects in a Texas-Mexico border population. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 85(6), 574–581. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20545

11. Gallaway, M. S., Waller, D. K., Canfield, M. A., Scheuerle, A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2009). The association between use of spermicides or male condoms and major structural birth defects. Contraception, 80(5), 422–429. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2009.03.007

12. Griesenbeck, J. S., Steck, M. D., Huber, J. C., Jr, Sharkey, J. R., Rene, A. A., & Brender, J. D. (2009). Development of estimates of dietary nitrates, nitrites, and nitrosamines for use with the Short Willet Food Frequency Questionnaire. Nutrition journal, 8, 16. https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2891-8-16

13. Honein, M. A., Kirby, R. S., Meyer, R. E., Xing, J., Skerrette, N. I., Yuskiv, N., Marengo, L., Petrini, J. R., Davidoff, M. J., Mai, C. T., Druschel, C. M., Viner-Brown, S., Sever, L. E., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2009). The association between major birth defects and preterm birth. Maternal and child health journal, 13(2), 164–175. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-008-0348-y

14. Langlois, P. H., Brender, J. D., Suarez, L., Zhan, F. B., Mistry, J. H., Scheuerle, A., & Moody, K. (2009). Maternal residential proximity to waste sites and industrial facilities and conotruncal heart defects in offspring. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 23(4), 321–331. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3016.2009.01045.x

15. Langlois, P. H., Ramadhani, T. A., Royle, M. H., Robbins, J. M., Scheuerle, A. E., & Wyszynski, D. F. (2009). Birth defects and military service since 1990. Military medicine, 174(2), 170–176. https://doi.org/10.7205/milmed-d-00-3008

16. Langlois, P. H., Scheuerle, A., Horel, S. A., & Carozza, S. E. (2009). Urban versus rural residence and occurrence of septal heart defects in Texas. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 85(9), 764–772. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20586

17. Lin, A. E., Rasmussen, S. A., Scheuerle, A., & Stevenson, R. E. (2009). Clinical geneticists in birth defects surveillance and epidemiology research programs: past, present and future roles. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 85(1), 69–75. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20548

18. Luben, T. J., Messer, L. C., Mendola, P., Carozza, S. E., Horel, S. A., & Langlois, P. H. (2009). Urban-rural residence and the occurrence of neural tube defects in Texas, 1999-2003. Health & place, 15(3), 848–854. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.02.006

19. Miller, E. A., Manning, S. E., Rasmussen, S. A., Reefhuis, J., Honein, M. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2009). Maternal exposure to tobacco smoke, alcohol and caffeine, and risk of anorectal atresia: National Birth Defects Prevention Study 1997-2003. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 23(1), 9–17. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3016.2008.00976.x

20. Mosley, B. S., Cleves, M. A., Siega-Riz, A. M., Shaw, G. M., Canfield, M. A., Waller, D. K., Werler, M. M., Hobbs, C. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2009). Neural tube defects and maternal folate intake among pregnancies conceived after folic acid fortification in the United States. American journal of epidemiology, 169(1), 9–17. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwn331

21. Parker, S. E., Mai, C. T., Strickland, M. J., Olney, R. S., Rickard, R., Marengo, L., Wang, Y., Hashmi, S. S., Meyer, R. E., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2009). Multistate study of the epidemiology of clubfoot. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 85(11), 897–904. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20625

22. Ramadhani, T.A., Short, V.L., Canfield, M.A., Waller, D.K., Correa, A., Royle, M.H., & Scheuerle, A.E. (2009). Are birth defects among Hispanics related to maternal nativity or number of years lived in the United States? Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 85 9, 755-63 .

23. Scheuerle, A., Vannappagari, V. X., & Miller, M. K. (2009). Measurements of birth defect prevalence: which is most useful as a comparator group for pharmaceutical pregnancy registries?. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 85(7), 611–620. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20572

24. Simpson, M. A., Scheuerle, A., Hurst, J., Patton, M. A., Stewart, H., & Crosby, A. H. (2009). Mutations in FAM20C also identified in non-lethal osteosclerotic bone dysplasia. Clinical genetics, 75(3), 271–276. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-0004.2008.01118.x

25. Wen, S., Lu, W., Zhu, H., Yang, W., Shaw, G. M., Lammer, E. J., Islam, A., & Finnell, R. H. (2009). Genetic polymorphisms in the thioredoxin 2 (TXN2) gene and risk for spina bifida. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 149A(2), 155–160. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.32589

26. Zhu, H., Kartiko, S., & Finnell, R. H. (2009). Importance of gene-environment interactions in the etiology of selected birth defects. Clinical genetics, 75(5), 409–423. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-0004.2009.01174.x

2008 (n=20)
1. Bitsko, R. H., Reefhuis, J., Louik, C., Werler, M., Feldkamp, M. L., Waller, D. K., Frias, J., Honein, M. A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2008). Periconceptional use of weight loss products including ephedra and the association with birth defects. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 82(8), 553–562. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20472

2. Boulet, S. L., Yang, Q., Mai, C., Kirby, R. S., Collins, J. S., Robbins, J. M., Meyer, R., Canfield, M. A., Mulinare, J., & National Birth Defects Prevention Network (2008). Trends in the postfortification prevalence of spina bifida and anencephaly in the United States. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 82(7), 527–532. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20468

3. Brender, J. D., Suarez, L., & Langlois, P. H. (2008). Parental occupation, Hispanic ethnicity, and risk of selected congenital malformations in offspring. Ethnicity & disease, 18(2), 218–224.

4. Brender, J. D., Suarez, L., & Langlois, P. H. (2008). Validity of parental work information on the birth certificate. BMC public health, 8, 95. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-8-95

5. Brender, J. D., Zhan, F. B., Langlois, P. H., Suarez, L., & Scheuerle, A. (2008). Residential proximity to waste sites and industrial facilities and chromosomal anomalies in offspring. International journal of hygiene and environmental health, 211(1-2), 50–58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2007.02.009

6. Brender, J.D., Suarez, L., Langlois, P.H., Steck, M.D., Zhan, F.B., & Moody, K.B. (2008). Are Maternal Occupation and Residential Proximity to Industrial Sources of Pollution Related? Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 50, 834-839.

7. Case, A. P., Canfield, M. A., Barnett, A., Raimondo, P., Drummond-Borg, M., Livingston, J., & Kowalik, J. (2008). Proximity of pediatric genetic services to children with birth defects in Texas. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 82(11), 795–798. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20515

8. Chiquet, B. T., Blanton, S. H., Burt, A., Ma, D., Stal, S., Mulliken, J. B., & Hecht, J. T. (2008). Variation in WNT genes is associated with non-syndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate. Human molecular genetics, 17(14), 2212–2218. https://doi.org/10.1093/hmg/ddn121

9. Correa, A., Gilboa, S. M., Besser, L. M., Botto, L. D., Moore, C. A., Hobbs, C. A., Cleves, M. A., Riehle-Colarusso, T. J., Waller, D. K., & Reece, E. A. (2008). Diabetes mellitus and birth defects. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 199(3), 237.e1–237.e2379. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2008.06.028

10. Finnell, R. H., Shaw, G. M., Lammer, E. J., & Rosenquist, T. H. (2008). Gene-nutrient interactions: importance of folic acid and vitamin B12 during early embryogenesis. Food and nutrition bulletin, 29(2 Suppl), S86–S100. https://doi.org/10.1177/15648265080292S112

11. Husain, T., Langlois, P. H., Sever, L. E., & Gambello, M. J. (2008). Descriptive epidemiologic features shared by birth defects thought to be related to vascular disruption in Texas, 1996-2002. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 82(6), 435–440. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20449

12. Leoncini, E., Baranello, G., Orioli, I. M., Annerén, G., Bakker, M., Bianchi, F., Bower, C., Canfield, M. A., Castilla, E. E., Cocchi, G., Correa, A., De Vigan, C., Doray, B., Feldkamp, M. L., Gatt, M., Irgens, L. M., Lowry, R. B., Maraschini, A., Mc Donnell, R., Morgan, M., … Mastroiacovo, P. (2008). Frequency of holoprosencephaly in the International Clearinghouse Birth Defects Surveillance Systems: searching for population variations. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 82(8), 585–591. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20479

13. Mitchell LE, Etheredge AJ, Hill DS, Finnell RH. Spina Bifida. In: Lang F, ed. Encyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, Springer, 2008.Mitchell LE, Etheredge AJ, Hill DS, Finnell RH. (2009). Encyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease. Berlin: Springer.

14. Mitchell L. E. (2008). Spina Bifida Research Resource: study design and participant characteristics. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 82(10), 684–691. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20465

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16. Phelps A, Alverson CJ, Becker C, Case AP. Chapter: data presentation in guidelines for conducting birth defects surveillance. National Birth Defects Prevention Network, Inc. 2008.

17. Suarez, L., Felkner, M., Brender, J. D., Canfield, M., & Hendricks, K. (2008). Maternal exposures to cigarette smoke, alcohol, and street drugs and neural tube defect occurrence in offspring. Maternal and child health journal, 12(3), 394–401. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-007-0251-y

18. Waller, D. K., Correa, A., Vo, T. M., Wang, Y., Hobbs, C., Langlois, P. H., Pearson, K., Romitti, P. A., Shaw, G. M., & Hecht, J. T. (2008). The population-based prevalence of achondroplasia and thanatophoric dysplasia in selected regions of the US. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 146A(18), 2385–2389. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.32485

19. Wang, J., Waller, D. K., Hwang, L. Y., Taylor, L. G., & Canfield, M. A. (2008). Prevalence of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in Texas, 1999-2002. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 82(11), 763–767. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20527

20. Yang, J., Carmichael, S. L., Canfield, M., Song, J., Shaw, G. M., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2008). Socioeconomic status in relation to selected birth defects in a large multicentered US case-control study. American journal of epidemiology, 167(2), 145–154. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwm283


2007 (n=16)
1. Archer, N. P., Langlois, P. H., Suarez, L., Brender, J., & Shanmugam, R. (2007). Association of paternal age with prevalence of selected birth defects. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 79(1), 27–34. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20316
2. Case, A. P., Ramadhani, T. A., Canfield, M. A., & Wicklund, C. A. (2007). Awareness and attitudes regarding prenatal testing among Texas women of childbearing age. Journal of genetic counseling, 16(5), 655–661. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10897-007-9103-6

3. Case, A. P., Ramadhani, T. A., Canfield, M. A., Beverly, L., & Wood, R. (2007). Folic acid supplementation among diabetic, overweight, or obese women of childbearing age. Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN, 36(4), 335–341. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1552-6909.2007.00163.x

4. Ethen, M. K., Canfield, M. A., & Trevino, J. (2007). Pilot test of prenatal surveillance for birth defects in South Texas. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 79(11), 788–791. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20405

5. Felkner, M., Suarez, L., Liszka, B., Brender, J. D., & Canfield, M. (2007). Neural tube defects, micronutrient deficiencies, and Helicobacter pylori: a new hypothesis. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 79(8), 617–621. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20382

6. Hecht, J. T., Ester, A., Scott, A., Wise, C. A., Iovannisci, D. M., Lammer, E. J., Langlois, P. H., & Blanton, S. H. (2007). NAT2 variation and idiopathic talipes equinovarus (clubfoot). American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 143A(19), 2285–2291. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.31927

7. Kaye, C. I., Livingston, J., Canfield, M. A., Mann, M. Y., Lloyd-Puryear, M. A., & Therrell, B. L., Jr (2007). Assuring clinical genetic services for newborns identified through U.S. newborn screening programs. Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics, 9(8), 518–527. https://doi.org/10.1097/gim.0b013e31812e6adb

8. Langlois PH, Canfield MA, Suarez L. Are birth defects more prevalent along the Texas-Mexico border? Tex Med. 2007;103:54-59.

9. Langlois, P. H., & Scheuerle, A. (2007). Using registry data to suggest which birth defects may be more susceptible to artifactual clusters and trends. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 79(11), 798–805. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20407

10. Mastroiacovo, P., Lisi, A., Castilla, E. E., Martínez-Frías, M. L., Bermejo, E., Marengo, L., Kucik, J., Siffel, C., Halliday, J., Gatt, M., Annerèn, G., Bianchi, F., Canessa, M. A., Danderfer, R., de Walle, H., Harris, J., Li, Z., Lowry, R. B., McDonell, R., Merlob, P., … Yevtushok, L. (2007). Gastroschisis and associated defects: an international study. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 143A(7), 660–671. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.31607

11. Rasmussen, S. A., Yazdy, M. M., Carmichael, S. L., Jamieson, D. J., Canfield, M. A., & Honein, M. A. (2007). Maternal thyroid disease as a risk factor for craniosynostosis. Obstetrics and gynecology, 110(2 Pt 1), 369–377. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.AOG.0000270157.88896.76

12. Rosenquist, T. H., & Finnell, R. H. (2007). Another key role for the cardiac neural crest in heart development. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, 292(3), H1225–H1226. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpheart.01218.2006

13. Suarez, L., Brender, J. D., Langlois, P. H., Zhan, F. B., & Moody, K. (2007). Maternal exposures to hazardous waste sites and industrial facilities and risk of neural tube defects in offspring. Annals of epidemiology, 17(10), 772–777. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2007.05.005

14. Taparia, S., Gelineau-van Waes, J., Rosenquist, T. H., & Finnell, R. H. (2007). Importance of folate-homocysteine homeostasis during early embryonic development. Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine, 45(12), 1717–1727. https://doi.org/10.1515/CCLM.2007.345

15. Waller, D. K., Shaw, G. M., Rasmussen, S. A., Hobbs, C. A., Canfield, M. A., Siega-Riz, A. M., Gallaway, M. S., Correa, A., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2007). Prepregnancy obesity as a risk factor for structural birth defects. Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine, 161(8), 745–750. https://doi.org/10.1001/archpedi.161.8.745

16. Wen, S., Ethen, M., Langlois, P. H., & Mitchell, L. E. (2007). Prevalence of encephalocele in Texas, 1999-2002. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 143A(18), 2150–2155. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.31907


2006 (n=21)
1. Archer, N. P., Langlois, P. H., Case, A. P., & Wolfe, L. J. (2006). Linking teratogen information service and birth defects registry databases to improve knowledge of birth defect status. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 76(2), 126–128. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20229

2. Blom, H. J., Shaw, G. M., den Heijer, M., & Finnell, R. H. (2006). Neural tube defects and folate: case far from closed. Nature reviews. Neuroscience, 7(9), 724–731. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrn1986

3. Botto, L. D., Lisi, A., Bower, C., Canfield, M. A., Dattani, N., De Vigan, C., De Walle, H., Erickson, D. J., Halliday, J., Irgens, L. M., Lowry, R. B., McDonnell, R., Metneki, J., Poetzsch, S., Ritvanen, A., Robert-Gnansia, E., Siffel, C., Stoll, C., & Mastroiacovo, P. (2006). Trends of selected malformations in relation to folic acid recommendations and fortification: an international assessment. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 76(10), 693–705. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20307

4. Brender, J. D., Suarez, L., Felkner, M., Gilani, Z., Stinchcomb, D., Moody, K., Henry, J., & Hendricks, K. (2006). Maternal exposure to arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury and neural tube defects in offspring. Environmental research, 101(1), 132–139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2005.08.003

5. Brender, J. D., Zhan, F. B., Suarez, L., Langlois, P. H., & Moody, K. (2006). Maternal residential proximity to waste sites and industrial facilities and oral clefts in offspring. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 48(6), 565–572. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.jom.0000214466.06076.07

6. Brender, J. D., Zhan, F. B., Suarez, L., Langlois, P., Gilani, Z., Delima, I., & Moody, K. (2006). Linking environmental hazards and birth defects data. International journal of occupational and environmental health, 12(2), 126–133. https://doi.org/10.1179/oeh.2006.12.2.126

7. Canfield, M. A., Honein, M. A., Yuskiv, N., Xing, J., Mai, C. T., Collins, J. S., Devine, O., Petrini, J., Ramadhani, T. A., Hobbs, C. A., & Kirby, R. S. (2006). National estimates and race/ethnic-specific variation of selected birth defects in the United States, 1999-2001. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 76(11), 747–756. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20294

8. Canfield, M. A., Przybyla, S. M., Case, A. P., Ramadhani, T., Suarez, L., & Dyer, J. (2006). Folic acid awareness and supplementation among Texas women of childbearing age. Preventive medicine, 43(1), 27–30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2006.01.022

9. Canfield, M. A., Ramadhani, T. A., Langlois, P. H., & Waller, D. K. (2006). Residential mobility patterns and exposure misclassification in epidemiologic studies of birth defects. Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology, 16(6), 538–543. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.jes.7500501

10. Carmichael, S. L., Shaw, G. M., Yang, W., Laurent, C., Herring, A., Royle, M. H., Canfield, M., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2006). Correlates of intake of folic acid-containing supplements among pregnant women. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 194(1), 203–210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2005.06.018

11. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2006). Improved national prevalence estimates for 18 selected major birth defects--United States, 1999-2001. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 54(51), 1301–1305.

12. Finnell RH, Mitchell LE. Neural tube defects. Emery and Rimoin’s Principals and Practices of Medical Genetics, 5th Edition. Churchill Livingston 2006.

13. Gilboa, S. M., Mendola, P., Olshan, A. F., Harness, C., Loomis, D., Langlois, P. H., Savitz, D. A., & Herring, A. H. (2006). Comparison of residential geocoding methods in population-based study of air quality and birth defects. Environmental research, 101(2), 256–262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2006.01.004

14. Gilboa, S. M., Mendola, P., Olshan, A. F., Savitz, D. A., Herring, A. H., Loomis, D., Langlois, P. H., & Keating, K. (2006). Characteristics that predict locating and interviewing mothers identified by a state birth defects registry and vital records. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 76(1), 60–65. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20221

15. Jensen, L. E., Etheredge, A. J., Brown, K. S., Mitchell, L. E., & Whitehead, A. S. (2006). Maternal genotype for the monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 A(-2518)G promoter polymorphism is associated with the risk of spina bifida in offspring. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 140(10), 1114–1118. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.31212

16. Jensen, L. E., Hoess, K., Mitchell, L. E., & Whitehead, A. S. (2006). Loss of function polymorphisms in NAT1 protect against spina bifida. Human genetics, 120(1), 52–57. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00439-006-0181-6

17. Langlois PH, Scheuerle AE, Winter A. Severity of birth defects as a tool for dealing with detection bias in cluster investigations. 2006;12:2-3.

18. Missmer, S. A., Suarez, L., Felkner, M., Wang, E., Merrill, A. H., Jr, Rothman, K. J., & Hendricks, K. A. (2006). Exposure to fumonisins and the occurrence of neural tube defects along the Texas-Mexico border. Environmental health perspectives, 114(2), 237–241. https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.8221

19. "Mitchell LE, Finnell RH, Whitehead AS. Aetiology and prevention of spina bifida. In: David TJ ed. Recent Advances in Pediatrics. Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd. 2006."

20. Zhan, F. B., Brender, J. D., De Lima, I., Suarez, L., & Langlois, P. H. (2006). Match rate and positional accuracy of two geocoding methods for epidemiologic research. Annals of epidemiology, 16(11), 842–849. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2006.08.001

21. Zhan, F. B., Brender, J. D., Han, Y., Suarez, L., & Langlois, P. H. (2006). GIS-EpiLink: a spatial search tool for linking environmental and health data. Journal of medical systems, 30(5), 405–412. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10916-006-9027-y


2005 (n=18)
1. Anderson, J. L., Waller, D. K., Canfield, M. A., Shaw, G. M., Watkins, M. L., & Werler, M. M. (2005). Maternal obesity, gestational diabetes, and central nervous system birth defects. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 16(1), 87–92. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.ede.0000147122.97061.bb

2. Blanton, S. H., Cortez, A., Stal, S., Mulliken, J. B., Finnell, R. H., & Hecht, J. T. (2005). Variation in IRF6 contributes to nonsyndromic cleft lip and palate. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 137A(3), 259–262. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.30887

3. Canfield, M. A., Collins, J. S., Botto, L. D., Williams, L. J., Mai, C. T., Kirby, R. S., Pearson, K., Devine, O., Mulinare, J., & National Birth Defects Preventin Network (2005). Changes in the birth prevalence of selected birth defects after grain fortification with folic acid in the United States: findings from a multi-state population-based study. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 73(10), 679–689. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20210

4. Etheredge, A. J., Christensen, K., Del Junco, D., Murray, J. C., & Mitchell, L. E. (2005). Evaluation of two methods for assessing gene-environment interactions using data from the Danish case-control study of facial clefts. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 73(8), 541–546. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20167

5. Felkner, M. M., Suarez, L., Brender, J., Scaife, B., & Hendricks, K. (2005). Iron status indicators in women with prior neural tube defect-affected pregnancies. Maternal and child health journal, 9(4), 421–428. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-005-0017-3

6. Felkner, M., Suarez, L., Hendricks, K., & Larsen, R. (2005). Implementation and outcomes of recommended folic acid supplementation in Mexican-American women with prior neural tube defect-affected pregnancies. Preventive medicine, 40(6), 867–871. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2004.10.006

7. Gilboa, S. M., Mendola, P., Olshan, A. F., Langlois, P. H., Savitz, D. A., Loomis, D., Herring, A. H., & Fixler, D. E. (2005). Relation between ambient air quality and selected birth defects, seven county study, Texas, 1997-2000. American journal of epidemiology, 162(3), 238–252. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwi189

8. Hashmi, S. S., Waller, D. K., Langlois, P., Canfield, M., & Hecht, J. T. (2005). Prevalence of nonsyndromic oral clefts in Texas: 1995-1999. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 134(4), 368–372. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.30618

9. Heck, A. L., Bray, M. S., Scott, A., Blanton, S. H., & Hecht, J. T. (2005). Variation in CASP10 gene is associated with idiopathic talipes equinovarus. Journal of pediatric orthopedics, 25(5), 598–602. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.bpo.0000173248.96936.90

10. Jensen, L. E., Hoess, K., Whitehead, A. S., & Mitchell, L. E. (2005). The NAT1 C1095A polymorphism, maternal multivitamin use and smoking, and the risk of spina bifida. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 73(7), 512–516. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20143

11. Mason, C. A., Kirby, R. S., Sever, L. E., & Langlois, P. H. (2005). Prevalence is the preferred measure of frequency of birth defects. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 73(10), 690–692. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20211

12. McBride, K. L., Marengo, L., Canfield, M., Langlois, P., Fixler, D., & Belmont, J. W. (2005). Epidemiology of noncomplex left ventricular outflow tract obstruction malformations (aortic valve stenosis, coarctation of the aorta, hypoplastic left heart syndrome) in Texas, 1999-2001. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 73(8), 555–561. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20169

13. Mitchell LE. Epidemiology of neural tube defects. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 135:88-94, 2005.

14. Mitchell, L. E., & Weinberg, C. R. (2005). Evaluation of offspring and maternal genetic effects on disease risk using a family-based approach: the "pent" design. American journal of epidemiology, 162(7), 676–685. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwi249

15. Moorthi, R. N., Hashmi, S. S., Langois, P., Canfield, M., Waller, D. K., & Hecht, J. T. (2005). Idiopathic talipes equinovarus (ITEV) (clubfeet) in Texas. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 132A(4), 376–380. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.30505

16. Scheuerle, A., Heller, K., & Elder, F. (2005). Complete trisomy 1q with mosaic Y;1 translocation: a recurrent aneuploidy presenting diagnostic dilemmas. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 138A(2), 166–170. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.30940

17. Suarez, L., Gilani, Z., Felkner, M., Brender, J., Henry, J., & Hendricks, K. (2005). Exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and risk of neural-tube defects in a Mexican American population. International journal of occupational and environmental health, 11(3), 233–237. https://doi.org/10.1179/107735205800245957

18. Waller, D. K., & Dawson, T. E. (2005). Relationship between maternal obesity and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Nestle Nutrition workshop series. Paediatric programme, 55, 197–211. https://doi.org/10.1159/000082603


2004 (n=15)
1. Brender, J. D., Olive, J. M., Felkner, M., Suarez, L., Marckwardt, W., & Hendricks, K. A. (2004). Dietary nitrites and nitrates, nitrosatable drugs, and neural tube defects. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 15(3), 330–336. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.ede.0000121381.79831.7b

2. Brown, K. S., Cook, M., Hoess, K., Whitehead, A. S., & Mitchell, L. E. (2004). Evidence that the risk of spina bifida is influenced by genetic variation at the NOS3 locus. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 70(3), 101–106. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20002

3. Jensen, L. E., Barbaux, S., Hoess, K., Fraterman, S., Whitehead, A. S., & Mitchell, L. E. (2004). The human T locus and spina bifida risk. Human genetics, 115(6), 475–482. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00439-004-1185-8

4. Jensen, L. E., Wall, A. M., Cook, M., Hoess, K., Thorn, C. F., Whitehead, A. S., & Mitchell, L. E. (2004). A common ABCC2 promoter polymorphism is not a determinant of the risk of spina bifida. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 70(6), 396–399. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20023

5. Johnson, K. M., Suarez, L., Felkner, M. M., & Hendricks, K. (2004). Prevalence of craniorachischisis in a Texas-Mexico border population. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 70(2), 92–94. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.10143

6. Langlois PH, Driggers D, Phelps A. Applying statistical methods to improve the efficiency of case finding clues in an active birth defects surveillance system.  J Registry Manag. 2004;31(1):19-26.

7. Langlois PH. Statistical methods. In: Sever LE, ed. Guidelines for conducting birth defects surveillance. National Birth Defects Prevention Network; 2004:8-1-8-25.

8. Mitchell, L. E., Adzick, N. S., Melchionne, J., Pasquariello, P. S., Sutton, L. N., & Whitehead, A. S. (2004). Spina bifida. Lancet (London, England), 364(9448), 1885–1895. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(04)17445-X

9. Nuckols J, Langlois P, Lynberg M, Luben T. Linking geographic water utility data with study participant residences from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Denver, CO.: American Water Works Association Research Foundation. 2004.

10. Ramadhani, T. A., Canfield, M. A., Waller, D. K., & Case, A. P. (2004). Medical records vs. interview responses: a comparative analysis of selected variables for linked birth defect cases. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 70(9), 592–596. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20068

11. Spiegelstein, O., Mitchell, L. E., Merriweather, M. Y., Wicker, N. J., Zhang, Q., Lammer, E. J., & Finnell, R. H. (2004). Embryonic development of folate binding protein-1 (Folbp1) knockout mice: Effects of the chemical form, dose, and timing of maternal folate supplementation. Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists, 231(1), 221–231. https://doi.org/10.1002/dvdy.20107

12. Suarez, L., Felkner, M., & Hendricks, K. (2004). The effect of fever, febrile illnesses, and heat exposures on the risk of neural tube defects in a Texas-Mexico border population. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 70(10), 815–819. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.20077

13. Volcik, K. A., Zhu, H., Finnell, R. H., Shaw, G. M., Canfield, M., & Lammer, E. J. (2004). Evaluation of the Cited2 gene and risk for spina bifida and congenital heart defects. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 126A(3), 324–325. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.20578

14. Volcik, K. A., Zhu, H., Finnell, R. H., Shaw, G. M., Canfield, M., & Lammer, E. J. (2004). Evaluation of the jumonji gene and risk for spina bifida and congenital heart defects. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 126A(2), 215–217. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.20574

15. Zhu, H., Wicker, N. J., Volcik, K., Zhang, J., Shaw, G. M., Lammer, E. J., Suarez, L., Canfield, M., & Finnell, R. H. (2004). Promoter haplotype combinations for the human PDGFRA gene are associated with risk of neural tube defects. Molecular genetics and metabolism, 81(2), 127–132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymgme.2003.11.003


2003 (n=8)
1. Correa-Villaseñor, A., Satten, G. A., Rolka, H., Langlois, P., & Devine, O. (2003). Random error and undercounting in birth defects surveillance data: implications for inference. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 67(9), 610–616. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.10110

2. Felkner, M., Hendricks, K., Suarez, L., & Waller, D. K. (2003). Diarrhea: a new risk factor for neural tube defects?. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 67(7), 504–508. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.10047

3. Suarez, L., Cardarelli, K., & Hendricks, K. (2003). Maternal stress, social support, and risk of neural tube defects among Mexican Americans. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 14(5), 612–616. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.ede.0000073270.39780.e9

4. Suarez, L., Hendricks, K., Felkner, M., & Gunter, E. (2003). Maternal serum B12 levels and risk for neural tube defects in a Texas-Mexico border population. Annals of epidemiology, 13(2), 81–88. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1047-2797(02)00267-3

5. Waller, D. K., Tita, A. T., & Annegers, J. F. (2003). Rates of twinning before and after fortification of foods in the US with folic acid, Texas, 1996 to 1998. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 17(4), 378–383. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-3016.2003.00511.x

6. Waller, D. K., Tita, A. T., Werler, M. M., & Mitchell, A. A. (2003). Association between prepregnancy maternal body mass index and the risk of having an infant with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 67(1), 73–76. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdra.10003

7. Zhu, H., Junker, W. M., Finnell, R. H., Brown, S., Shaw, G. M., Lammer, E. J., Canfield, M., & Hendricks, K. (2003). Lack of association between ZIC2 and ZIC3 genes and the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) in Hispanic populations. American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 116A(4), 414–415. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.10032

8. Zhu, H., Wicker, N. J., Shaw, G. M., Lammer, E. J., Hendricks, K., Suarez, L., Canfield, M., & Finnell, R. H. (2003). Homocysteine remethylation enzyme polymorphisms and increased risks for neural tube defects. Molecular genetics and metabolism, 78(3), 216–221. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1096-7192(03)00008-8


2002 (n=10)
1. Barber R.C., van Waes J., Lammer E.J., Shaw G.M., Rosenquist T.H., Finnell R.H. (2002) Folic Acid and Homocysteine as Risk Factors for Neural Tube Defects. In: Massaro E.J., Rogers J.M. (eds) Folate and Human Development. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-164-0_8

2. Brender, J., Suarez, L., Hendricks, K., Baetz, R. A., & Larsen, R. (2002). Parental occupation and neural tube defect-affected pregnancies among Mexican Americans. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 44(7), 650–656. https://doi.org/10.1097/00043764-200207000-00011

3. Canfield, M. A., Anderson, J. L., Waller, D. K., Palmer, S. E., & Kaye, C. I. (2002). Folic acid awareness and use among women with a history of a neural tube defect pregnancy--Texas, 2000-2001. MMWR. Recommendations and reports : Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Recommendations and reports, 51(RR-13), 16–19.

4. Ethen, M. K., & Canfield, M. A. (2002). Impact of including elective pregnancy terminations before 20 weeks gestation on birth defect rates. Teratology, 66 Suppl 1, S32–S35. https://doi.org/10.1002/tera.90008

5. Felkner, M., Suarez, L., Hendricks, K., & Gunter, E. W. (2002). Blood folate levels on the Texas-Mexico border. Texas medicine, 98(11), 58–60.

6. Kirby RS, Canfield MA. Surveillance methods, public health applications, and epidemiologic research using population-based birth defects registries. Teratology. 2002;66:S1-S2.

7. Miles, A. M., Singer, P. C., Ashley, D. L., Lynberg, M. C., Mendola, P., Langlois, P. H., & Nuckols, J. R. (2002). Comparison of trihalomethanes in tap water and blood. Environmental science & technology, 36(8), 1692–1698. https://doi.org/10.1021/es001991j

8. Rasmussen, S. A., Lammer, E. J., Shaw, G. M., Finnell, R. H., McGehee, R. E., Jr, Gallagher, M., Romitti, P. A., Murray, J. C., & National Birth Defects Prevention Study (2002). Integration of DNA sample collection into a multi-site birth defects case-control study. Teratology, 66(4), 177–184. https://doi.org/10.1002/tera.10086

9. Strahan, J. E., Canfield, M. A., Drummond-Borg, L. M., & Neill, S. U. (2002). Ethnic and gender patterns for the five congenital disorders in Texas from 1992 through 1998. Texas medicine, 98(9), 80–86.

10. Waller DK, Keddie AM, Canfield MA, Scheuerle AE. Sex ratios in infants with congenital anomalies. Teratology. 2002;66:60.


2001 (n=6)
1. Hendricks, K. A., Nuno, O. M., Suarez, L., & Larsen, R. (2001). Effects of hyperinsulinemia and obesity on risk of neural tube defects among Mexican Americans. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 12(6), 630–635. https://doi.org/10.1097/00001648-200111000-00009

2. Langlois PH, Lynberg M. Tap water disinfection by-products and birth defects. Disease Prevention News. 2001;61:1-4.

3. Lynberg, M., Nuckols, J. R., Langlois, P., Ashley, D., Singer, P., Mendola, P., Wilkes, C., Krapfl, H., Miles, E., Speight, V., Lin, B., Small, L., Miles, A., Bonin, M., Zeitz, P., Tadkod, A., Henry, J., & Forrester, M. B. (2001). Assessing exposure to disinfection by-products in women of reproductive age living in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Cobb county, Georgia: descriptive results and methods. Environmental health perspectives, 109(6), 597–604. https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.01109597

4. Nembhard, W. N., Waller, D. K., Sever, L. E., & Canfield, M. A. (2001). Patterns of first-year survival among infants with selected congenital anomalies in Texas, 1995-1997. Teratology, 64(5), 267–275. https://doi.org/10.1002/tera.1073

5. Waller, D. K., Keddie, A. M., Canfield, M. A., & Scheuerle, A. E. (2001). Do infants with major congenital anomalies have an excess of macrosomia?. Teratology, 64(6), 311–317. https://doi.org/10.1002/tera.1086

6. Yoon, P. W., Rasmussen, S. A., Lynberg, M. C., Moore, C. A., Anderka, M., Carmichael, S. L., Costa, P., Druschel, C., Hobbs, C. A., Romitti, P. A., Langlois, P. H., & Edmonds, L. D. (2001). The National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974), 116 Suppl 1(Suppl 1), 32–40. https://doi.org/10.1093/phr/116.S1.32

2000 (n=5)
1. Barber, R., Shalat, S., Hendricks, K., Joggerst, B., Larsen, R., Suarez, L., & Finnell, R. (2000). Investigation of folate pathway gene polymorphisms and the incidence of neural tube defects in a Texas hispanic population. Molecular genetics and metabolism, 70(1), 45–52. https://doi.org/10.1006/mgme.2000.2991

2. Forrester MB, Canfield MA. Evaluation of a system for linking birth defects registry records and vital records.  J Registry Manag. 2000;27:93-97.

3. Hendricks KA, Larsen R, Suarez L. Neural tube defect surveillance and folic acid intervention-Texas-Mexico border, 1993-1998. MMWR. 2000;49:1-4.

4. Suarez, L., Hendricks, K. A., Cooper, S. P., Sweeney, A. M., Hardy, R. J., & Larsen, R. D. (2000). Neural tube defects among Mexican Americans living on the US-Mexico border: effects of folic acid and dietary folate. American journal of epidemiology, 152(11), 1017–1023. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/152.11.1017

5. Waller, D. K., Pujazon, M. A., Canfield, M. A., Scheuerle, A. E., & Byrne, J. L. (2000). Frequency of prenatal diagnosis of birth defects in Houston, Galveston and the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas 1995. Fetal diagnosis and therapy, 15(6), 348–354. https://doi.org/10.1159/000021035


1999 (n=3)
1. Barber, R. C., Lammer, E. J., Shaw, G. M., Greer, K. A., & Finnell, R. H. (1999). The role of folate transport and metabolism in neural tube defect risk. Molecular genetics and metabolism, 66(1), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1006/mgme.1998.2787

2. Hendricks K. (1999). Fumonisins and neural tube defects in South Texas. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 10(2), 198–200. https://doi.org/10.1097/00001648-199903000-00022

3. Hendricks, K. A., Simpson, J. S., & Larsen, R. D. (1999). Neural tube defects along the Texas-Mexico border, 1993-1995. American journal of epidemiology, 149(12), 1119–1127. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a009766

1998 (n=1)
1. Finnell, R. H., Greer, K. A., Barber, R. C., & Piedrahita, J. A. (1998). Neural tube and craniofacial defects with special emphasis on folate pathway genes. Critical reviews in oral biology and medicine : an official publication of the American Association of Oral Biologists, 9(1), 38–53. https://doi.org/10.1177/10454411980090010201


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