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Amy Padula, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentOb/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of California, BerkeleyPhD2010Epidemiology
    University of PennsylvaniaMSc2001Anthropology
    University of PennsylvaniaBA2000Anthropology

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    I am a perinatal and environmental epidemiologist. My primary research focus is to investigate the population-level association between exposure to traffic-related air pollution and adverse birth outcomes and social factors that modify this relationship.


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    Cumulative Effects of Prenatal Stress and Chemical Exposures on Child Development
    NIH UG3OD023272Sep 21, 2016 - Aug 31, 2018
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Social Disparities in NICU Care
    NIH R01HD084667Apr 1, 2016 - Jan 31, 2020
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Carmichael SL, Kan P, Padula AM, Rehkopf DH, Oehlert JW, Mayo JA, Weber AM, Wise PH, Shaw GM, Stevenson DK. Social disadvantage and the black-white disparity in spontaneous preterm delivery among California births. PLoS One. 2017; 12(8):e0182862. PMID: 28800643.
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    2. Padula AM, Yang W, Carmichael SL, Lurmann F, Balmes J, Hammond SK, Shaw GM. Air pollution, neighborhood acculturation factors, and neural tube defects among Hispanic women in California. Birth Defects Res. 2017 Apr 03; 109(6):403-422. PMID: 28398703.
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    3. Padula AM, Yang W, Schultz K, Tom L, Lin B, Carmichael SL, Lammer EJ, Shaw GM. Gene variants as risk factors for gastroschisis. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Nov; 170(11):2788-2802. PMID: 27616475.
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    4. Wang A, Padula A, Sirota M, Woodruff TJ. Environmental influences on reproductive health: the importance of chemical exposures. Fertil Steril. 2016 Sep 15; 106(4):905-29. PMID: 27513554.
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    5. Padula AM, Yang W, Carmichael SL, Tager IB, Lurmann F, Hammond SK, Shaw GM. Air Pollution, Neighbourhood Socioeconomic Factors, and Neural Tube Defects in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2015 Nov; 29(6):536-45. PMID: 26443985; PMCID: PMC4646169 [Available on 11/01/16].
    6. Cossi M, Zuta S, Padula AM, Gould JB, Stevenson DK, Shaw GM. Role of infant sex in the association between air pollution and preterm birth. Ann Epidemiol. 2015 Nov; 25(11):874-6. PMID: 26475983; PMCID: PMC4671488.
    7. Padula AM, Mortimer KM, Tager IB, Hammond SK, Lurmann FW, Yang W, Stevenson DK, Shaw GM. Traffic-related air pollution and risk of preterm birth in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Ann Epidemiol. 2014 Dec; 24(12):888-95e4. PMID: 25453347; PMCID: PMC4355392.
    8. Padula AM, Noth EM, Hammond SK, Lurmann FW, Yang W, Tager IB, Shaw GM. Exposure to airborne polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons during pregnancy and risk of preterm birth. Environ Res. 2014 Nov; 135:221-6. PMID: 25282280; PMCID: PMC4262545.
    9. Padula MA, Dewan ML, Shah SS, Padula AM, Srinivasan L, McGowan KL, Mahoney KR, Harris MC. Risk factors associated with laboratory-confirmed bloodstream infections in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Oct; 33(10):1027-32. PMID: 24776516.
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    10. Carmichael SL, Yang W, Roberts E, Kegley SE, Padula AM, English PB, Lammer EJ, Shaw GM. Residential agricultural pesticide exposures and risk of selected congenital heart defects among offspring in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Environ Res. 2014 Nov; 135:133-8. PMID: 25262086.
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    11. Padula A, Balmes JR, Eisen EA, Mann J, Noth EM, Lurmann FW, Pratt B, Tager IB, Nadeau K, Hammond SK. Ambient polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and pulmonary function in children. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2015 May; 25(3):295-302. PMID: 24938508; PMCID: PMC4270934.
    12. Shaw GM, Yang W, Roberts E, Kegley SE, Padula A, English PB, Carmichael SL. Early pregnancy agricultural pesticide exposures and risk of gastroschisis among offspring in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2014 Sep; 100(9):686-94. PMID: 24910073.
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    13. Yang W, Carmichael SL, Roberts EM, Kegley SE, Padula AM, English PB, Shaw GM. Residential agricultural pesticide exposures and risk of neural tube defects and orofacial clefts among offspring in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Mar 15; 179(6):740-8. PMID: 24553680; PMCID: PMC4271111.
    14. Padula AM, Tager IB, Carmichael SL, Hammond SK, Yang W, Lurmann FW, Shaw GM. Traffic-related air pollution and selected birth defects in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2013 Nov; 97(11):730-5. PMID: 24108522; PMCID: PMC4264633.
    15. Padula AM, Tager IB, Carmichael SL, Hammond SK, Yang W, Lurmann F, Shaw GM. Ambient air pollution and traffic exposures and congenital heart defects in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2013 Jul; 27(4):329-39. PMID: 23772934; PMCID: PMC3694598.
    16. Padula AM, Tager IB, Carmichael SL, Hammond SK, Lurmann F, Shaw GM. The association of ambient air pollution and traffic exposures with selected congenital anomalies in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 May 15; 177(10):1074-85. PMID: 23538941; PMCID: PMC3697063.
    17. Padula AM, Mortimer K, Hubbard A, Lurmann F, Jerrett M, Tager IB. Exposure to traffic-related air pollution during pregnancy and term low birth weight: estimation of causal associations in a semiparametric model. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Nov 01; 176(9):815-24. PMID: 23045474; PMCID: PMC3571254.
    18. Padula A, Pressman AR, Vittinghoff E, Grady D, Neuhaus J, Ackerson L, Rudd P, Avins AL. Placebo adherence and mortality in the Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study. Am J Med. 2012 Aug; 125(8):804-10. PMID: 22840666; PMCID: PMC3423204.
    19. Caughey AB, Sundaram V, Kaimal AJ, Cheng YW, Gienger A, Little SE, Lee JF, Wong L, Shaffer BL, Tran SH, Padula A, McDonald KM, Long EF, Owens DK, Bravata DM. Maternal and neonatal outcomes of elective induction of labor. Evid Rep Technol Assess (Full Rep). 2009 Mar; (176):1-257. PMID: 19408970; PMCID: PMC4781541.
    20. Avins AL, Bent S, Padula A, Staccone S, Badua E, Goldberg H. Initial experience with a group presentation of study results to research participants. Trials. 2008 Mar 21; 9:16. PMID: 18355417; PMCID: PMC2322950.
    21. Avins AL, Bent S, Staccone S, Badua E, Padula A, Goldberg H, Neuhaus J, Hudes E, Shinohara K, Kane C. A detailed safety assessment of a saw palmetto extract. Complement Ther Med. 2008 Jun; 16(3):147-54. PMID: 18534327; PMCID: PMC2518869.
    22. Bent S, Padula A, Moore D, Patterson M, Mehling W. Valerian for sleep: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Med. 2006 Dec; 119(12):1005-12. PMID: 17145239; PMCID: PMC4394901.
    23. Bent S, Padula A, Avins AL. Brief communication: Better ways to question patients about adverse medical events: a randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 2006 Feb 21; 144(4):257-61. PMID: 16490911.
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    24. Bent S, Goldberg H, Padula A, Avins AL. Spontaneous bleeding associated with ginkgo biloba: a case report and systematic review of the literature: a case report and systematic review of the literature. J Gen Intern Med. 2005 Jul; 20(7):657-61. PMID: 16050865; PMCID: PMC1490168.
    25. Bent S, Padula A, Neuhaus J. Safety and efficacy of citrus aurantium for weight loss. Am J Cardiol. 2004 Nov 15; 94(10):1359-61. PMID: 15541270.
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