Alissa Van Zutphen, Ph.D.

SUNY   Research Assistant Professor
School of Public Health

NYS Department of Health
Research Scientist III (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) 402-7764
Fax:
      (518) 402-7769
E-mail:  alissa.vanzutphen@health.ny.gov                                                     


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, Werler MM, Browne ML, Romitti PA, Bell EM, McNutt LA, Druschel CM, Mitchell AA; the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Maternal hypertension, medication use, and hypospadias in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Obstet Gynecol. 2014;123:309-17.

Van Zutphen AR, Hsu WH, Lin S. Extreme winter temperature and birth defects: A population-based study. Environ Res. 2014;128:1-8.

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;54:54-66.

Van Zutphen AR, Lin S, Fletcher BA, Hwang SA. A population-based case-control study of extreme summer temperature and birth defects. Environ Health Perspect. 2012;120:1443-9.

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.

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.