Marilyn Browne, Ph.D.

Dr. BrownSUNY Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

NYS Department of Health

Research Scientist 


Congenital Malformations Registry
New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology
Empire State Plaza-Corning Tower, Room 1203
Albany, NY 12237


Phone: (518) 402-7974

Fax: (518) 402-7959




University at Albany, Ph.D. Epidemiology

University of Cincinnati, M.S. Epidemiology


Research Interests:

Perinatal epidemiology, in particular birth defects research.



Guest lecturer, mentor students working on thesis and dissertation projects.           


Selected Publications and Presentations
Browne ML, Van Zutphen AR, Botto LD, Louik C, Richardson S, Druschel CM. Maternal butalbital use and selected defects in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Headache. 2014 Jan;54(1):54-66.

Browne ML, Carter TC, Kay DM, Keuhn D, Brody LC, Romitti PA, Liu A, Caggana M, Druschel CM, Mills JL. Evaluation of genes involved in limb development, angiogenesis, and coagulation as risk factors for congenital limb deficiencies. Am J Med Genet A. 2012 Oct;158A(10):2463-72.

Browne ML, Hoyt AT, Feldkamp ML, Rasmussen SA, Marshall EG, Druschel CM, Romitti PA. Maternal caffeine intake and risk of selected birth defects in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol.2011 Feb;91(2):93-101.

Browne ML, Rasmussen SA, Hoyt AT, Waller DK, Druschel CM, Caton AR, Canfield MA, Lin AE, Carmichael SL, Romitti PA; National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Maternal thyroid disease, thyroid medication use, and selected birth defects in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2009 Jul;85(7):621-8.

Browne ML, Bell EM, Druschel CM, Gensburg LJ, Mitchell AA, Lin AE, Romitti PA, Correa A; National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Maternal caffeine consumption and risk of cardiovascular malformations. Birth Defects Res A ClinMol Teratol. 2007 Jul;79(7):533-43.

Browne ML. Maternal exposure to caffeine and risk of congenital anomalies: a systematic review. Epidemiology. 2006 May;17(3):324-31.

Browne ML, Varadarajulu D, Lewis-Michl EL, Fitzgerald EF. Cancer incidence and asbestos in drinking water, Town of Woodstock, New York, 1980-1998. Environ Res. 2005 Jun;98(2):224-32.

Browne ML, Lewis-Michl EL, Stark AD. Unintentional drownings among New York State residents, 1988-1994. Public Health Rep. 2003 Sep-Oct;118(5):448-58.

Browne ML, Ju CL, Recer GM, Kallenbach LR, Melius JM, Horn EG. A prospective study of health symptoms and Aspergillus fumigatus spore counts near a grass and leaf composting facility. Compost Science & Utilization 2001; 9(3):241-249.

Willett WC, Sampson L, Browne ML, Stampfer MJ, Rosner B, Hennekens CH, Speizer FE. The use of a self-administered questionnaire to assess diet four years in the past. Am J Epidemiol. 1988 Jan;127(1):188-99.