Alissa Van Zutphen, Ph.D.

SUNY   Research Assistant Professor
School of Public Health

NYS Department of Health
Research Scientist (Epidemiologist)

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


Phone: (518) 402-7765
Fax:
      (518) 402-7769
E-mail: arc05@health.state.ny.us                                                     


Education:

Ph.D. (Epidemiology) University at Albany
M.S. (Epidemiology) University at Albany
B.S. (Biological Sciences) Cornell University

Research Interests:
Birth defects and other adverse reproductive outcomes related to maternal chronic disease, medication use, environmental/occupational exposures during pregnancy.  Improving quality of care to reduce morbidity in those living with birth defects.

Teaching:
Guest lectures in Reproductive Epidemiology and Environmental/Occupational Epidemiology.

Selected Publications:
Van Zutphen AR
, Lin S, Fletcher BA, Hwang SA. A population-based case-control study of extreme summer temperature and birth defects in New York State. Environmental Health Perspectives. Online ahead of print 27 Jun 2012 | http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1104671.

Caton AR. Exploring the seasonality of birth defects in the New York State Congenital Malformations Registry. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2012;94:424-37.

Munsie JP, Lin S, Browne M, Campbell K, Caton A, Bell E, Rasmussen S, Romitti P, and the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Maternal bronchodilator use and the risk of orofacial clefts. Hum Reprod. 2011;26:3147-54.

van Gelder M, Reefhuis J, Caton A, Werler M, Druschel C, Roeleveld N, and the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.  Characteristics of pregnant illicit drug users and associations between cannabis use and perinatal outcome in a population-based study.  Drug Alcohol Depend. Epub 2010 Feb 17.

Chen L, Bell EM, Caton AR, Druschel CM, Lin S.  Residential mobility during pregnancy and the potential for ambient air pollutant exposure misclassification.  Environmental Research. 2010;110(2):162-8.

Cogswell ME, Bitsko R,  Anderka M, Caton AR, Feldkamp ML,  Hockett-Sherlock SM, Meyer RE, Ramadhani T,  Robbins JM, Shaw G, Mathews TJ,  Royle M, Reefhuis J, and the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.  Control Selection and Participation in an Ongoing, Population-Based, Case-Control Study of Birth Defects, the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.  Am J Epidemiol 2009;170:975-985.

Caton AR, Bell EM, Druschel CM, Werler MM, Lin AE, Browne ML, McNutt LA, Romitti PA, Mitchell AA, Olney RS, Correa A; for the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Antihypertensive Medication Use During Pregnancy and the Risk of Cardiovascular Malformations. Hypertension 2009;54:63-70.

Browne ML, Rasmussen SA, Hoyt AT, Waller DK, Druschel CM, Caton AR, Canfield MA, Lin AE, Carmichael SL, Romitti PA; and the 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;85:621-8.

van Gelder MM, Reefhuis J, Caton AR, Werler MM, Druschel CM, Roeleveld N; National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Maternal periconceptional illicit drug use and the risk of congenital malformations. Epidemiology 2009;20:60-6.

Caton AR, Bell EM, Druschel CM, Werler MM, Mitchell AA, Browne ML, McNutt LA, Romitti PA, Olney RS, Correa A; National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Maternal hypertension, antihypertensive medication use, and the risk of severe hypospadias. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 2008;82:34-40.

Caton AR, Bloom A, Druschel CM, Kirby RS. Epidemiology of bladder and cloacal exstrophies in New York State, 1983-1999. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 2007;79:781-7.

The NS, Honein MA, Caton AR, Moore CA, Siega-Riz AM, Druschel CM; National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Risk factors for isolated biliary atresia, National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2002. Am J Med Genet A 2007;143A:2274-84.

Caton AR, Druschel CM, McNutt LA. The epidemiology of extrahepatic biliary atresia in New York State, 1983-98. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 2004;18:97-105.