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Past Winners – Student Prize Paper


Safyer McKenzie-Sampson
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics,
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA

Paper: Structural racism, nativity, and risk of adverse perinatal outcomes among Black women in California


Peiyuan Huang
University of Bristol

Title: The impact of maternal coffee consumption on pregnancy and perinatal health: integrating evidence from Mendelian randomisation and paternal negative control analyses in up to 297,852 women


Timothy Nielsen
University of Sydney

Title: Association of multiple maternal inflammatory exposures in pregnancy and child attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder by ten years of age: a population-based cohort study


Mingyu Zhang
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Title: In utero exposure to heavy metals and trace elements and childhood blood pressure in a US urban, low-income, minority birth cohort


Alyssa Harlow
Boston University School of Public Health

Title: A Prospective Study of Male Preconception Marijuana Use and Spontaneous Abortion


Jianrong He
Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health, University of Oxford, UK

Title: Common maternal infections during pregnancy and childhood leukemia in the offspring: Findings from six international birth cohorts. 


Dominique Heinke, ScD
Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Title: Risk of stillbirth among fetuses with non-syndromic major birth defects: a population-based cohort study


Honorable mentions:

Alexandra Purdue-Smithe, PhD
Epidemiology Branch, NICHD, NIH
Title: Preconception vitamin D status and offspring sex ratio among women with history of pregnancy loss

Liv Kvalvik, MD, PhD
Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care
University of Bergen

Title: Five Complications of Term Pregnancies that Increase the Risk of Future Preterm Delivery



Keewan Kim, PhD MPH
Epidemiology Branch, NICHD, NIH

Title: Shorter time to pregnancy with increasing preconception carotene concentrations among women with 1 to 2 previous pregnancy losses



Melanie Jacobson, PhD MPH
Emory University

Title: Thyroid hormones and menstrual cycle function in a longitudinal cohort of premenopausal women



Rema Ramakrishnan, MPH
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of South Florida

Title: Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative: Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), 2009 – 2011”




Mollie Wood, MPH, PhD
Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Title: Prenatal triptan exposure increases externalizing behaviors at three years: results from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study
Authors: Mollie E. Wood, Kate Lapane, Jean A. Frazier, Eivind Ystrom, Eric O. Mick, Hedvig Nordeng
Mentor:  Kate Lapane, PhD, MS, FISPE

Valery A. Danilack, MPH, PhD
Brown University School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Women & Infants Hospital, Division of Research, Providence, RI

Title:  Development of a risk prediction model for cesarean delivery after labor induction
Authors: Valery A. Danilack, Jennifer A. Hutcheon, Elizabeth W. Triche, David D. Dore, Janet H. Muri, Maureen G. Phipps, David A. Savitz
Mentor:  David Savitz, PhD



Quaker E. Harmon MD, PhD
Epidemiology Branch, NIEHS, NIH, DHHS, Research Triangle Park NC, USA

Title: The risk of fetal death with preeclampsia

2013 – Jenny L Carwile

2012 – Candice Johnson

2011 – Sunni Mumford

2010 – Jennifer Hutcheon

2009 – Mahsa Yazdy

2008 – Nicole Jones

2007 – Jason D. Pole

2006 – Michael Bloom

2005 – Erika W. Hagen

2004 – Anjel Vahratian

2003 – Anoop Sebastian

2002 – Danelle Lobdell

2001 – William M. Callaghan

2000 – Cuilin Zhang

1999 – Maria Coronad

1998 – Nancy Sonnenfeld

1997 – Unavailable

1996 – Laura Schieve

1995 – Tricia Ting

1994 – Pauline Mendola

1993 – Lyle Palmer

1993 – Claudia Holzman