Charlotte Druschel, M.D.

SUNY Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
One University Pl.
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Phone:  (518) 402-0372
Fax:   (518) 402-0380

University of Minnesota Medical School, MD
Johns Hopkins MPH in epidemiology

Research Interests:
Adverse Reproductive Outcomes      

EPI 609 Reproductive Epidemiology  

Selected Publications and Presentations:
Druschel C.M.,  Descriptive Study of Prune Belly in New York State, 1983-1989.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1995;149:70-76

Applegate M.S., Druschel C.M.  Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis in New York State:  Trends and Infant Characteristics.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1995;149:1123-1129.

Druschel C.M., Hughes J.P., Olsen C.L. First Year of Life Mortality Among Infants with Oral Clefts, New York State, 1983-1990.  The Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal 1996;33:400-405.

Druschel C.M., Hughes J.P., Olsen C.L. Mortality Among Infants with Congenital Malformations.  Public Health Reports 1996;111:359-365.

Druschel C, Sharpe-Stimac M, Cross P. Process of and Problems in Changing a Birth Defects Registry Reporting System.  Teratology 2001;64:S30-S36.

Sekhobo J, Druschel CM, Cross PK. An Evaluation of Congenital Surveillance in New York State: An Application for CDC Guidelines for Evaluating Surveillance Systems.  Public Health Reports 2001;116:296-304.

Koppel RJ, Druschel CM, Carter T, Goldberg BE, Mehta PN et al. Effectiveness of Pulse Oximetry Screening for Congenital Heart Disease in Asymptomatic Newborns.  Pediatrics 2003;111:451-455.

Fox, Deborah; Druschel, Charlotte.  Estimating Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS): Effectiveness of a Passive Birth Defects Registry System.” Teratology. 2003; 67(9):604-608

Caton, Alissa R; Druschel, Charlotte M; McNutt, Louise A. “The epidemiology of extrahepatic biliary atresia in New York State [1983-1998].” Paediactic and Perinatal Epidemiology 2004;18:97-105..

Mills JL, Druschel CM, Pangilinan F Pass K et al. Foloate-related Genes and Omphalocele. The American Journal of Medical Genetics 2005;136A:8-11.

*Schmidt RJ, Romitti PA, Burns TL, Murray JC, Browne ML, Druschel CM, et al.  “Caffeine, Selected Metabolic Gene Variants, and Risk for Neural Tube Defects”.  Birth Defects Research (Part A):  Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2010; 88:560-569.

Wang Y, Cross PK, Druschel CM.  “Hospital Discharge Data: Can It Serve As the Sole Source of Case Ascertainment for Population-Based Birth Defects Surveillance Programs?”  J Public Health Management Practice 2010; 16(3):245-251.

Wang Y, Hu J, Druschel CM. “A Retrospective Cohort Study of Mortality Among Children with Birth Defects in New York State, 1983-2006” Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2010; 88:1023-31.

Wang Y, Le L, Wang, Xiaohang MS, Tao Z, Druschel CM, Cross PK, Hwang S.  Development of Web-based Geocoding Applications for the Population-based Birth Defects Surveillance System in New York State.  Journal of Registry Management 2010; 37(1):16-21.

Bean LJH, Allen EG, Tiner SW, Hollis ND, Locke AE, Druschel CM, Hobbs CA, et al.    Lack of maternal folate supplementation is associated with specific types of septal defects in Downs syndrome:  a report from the National Downs Syndrome Project.  Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 2011; 91:885-93.  PMID: 21987466 doi: 10.1002/bdra.22848.

*Browne ML, Hoyt AT, Feldkamp ML, Rasmussen SA; Marshall EG, Druschel CM, omitti PA.  “Maternal Caffeine Intake and the Risk of Selected Birth Defects in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study”.  Birth Defects Research (Part A) 2011; 91:93-101.

Nabukera S, Romitti PA, Campbell K, Meaney FJ, Caspers KM, Mathews KD, Hockett Sherlock  S, Puzhankara S, Cunniff C, Druschel C, Pandya S, et al.  Use of complementary and alternative medicine by mailes with Duchenne or Becker Muscular Dystrophy.  J Child Neurol [Epub ahead of print] 2011. PMID: 22156783 doi: 10.1177/0883073811426501.

Richardson S, Browne ML, Rasmussen SA, Druschel CM, Sun L, et al.  “Associations Between Periconceptional Alcohol Consumption and Craniosynostosis, Omphalocele, and Gastroschisis”.  Birth Defects Research (Part A) 2011; 91:623-630 (2011).

Wang Y, Caggana M, Sango-Jordan M, Sun M, Druschel CM. “Long-term follow-up of children with confirmed newborn screening disorders using record linkage” Genet Med. 2011;13:881-6.

Wang Y, Hu J, Druschel CM,  and Kirby RS.  “Twenty-Five-Year Survival of Children with Birth Defects in New York State:  A Population-Based Study”. Birth Defects Research (Part A) 2011; 91:995-1003.

Lin, S; Munsie, JPW; Herdt-Losavio, ML; Druschel, CM; Campbell, K; et al.  “Maternal Asthma Medication Use and the Risk of Selected Birth Defects.”  Pediatrics 2012; 129(2):e317-e324.

Mills JL, Carter TC, Kay DM, Browne ML, Brody LC, Liu A, Romitti PA, Caggana M, Druschel CM.  Folate and vitamin B12-related genes and risk for omphalocele.  Hum Genet 2012; 131:739-746.

Carter TC, Kay DM, Browne ML, Liu A, Romitti PA, Kuehn D, Conley MR, Caggana M, Druschel CM; et al.  “Hirschsprung’s disease and variants in genes that regulate enteric neural crest cell proliferation, migration and differentiation”  Journal of Human Genetics advance online publication, 31 May 2012; doi:10.1038/jhg.2012.54.