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Amy Padula, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of California, BerkeleyPhD2010Epidemiology
    University of PennsylvaniaMSc2001Anthropology
    University of PennsylvaniaBA2000Anthropology

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    Her research has been on the effects of ambient air pollution during pregnancy on adverse birth outcomes including preterm birth, low birth weight and birth defects. The projects have expanded to evaluate social factors including neighborhood socioeconomic status and acculturation and comorbidities including diabetes and hypertension during pregnancy. More recently, she investigated interactions between biotransformation enzymes gene variants and air pollution and risk of congenital anomalies. She is a co-investigator of the NIH’s Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) study at UCSF. This study is currently recruiting pregnant women to examine the relationship between endocrine disrupting chemicals and psychosocial stress during pregnancy and their effects on adverse birth and child health outcomes. Dr. Padula has an K99/R00 Transition to Independence Award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Science and was recently awarded an R03 grant to investigate cumulative environmental, social and biological factors and disparities in preterm birth in California. In 2017, she was named one of the 20 Pioneers under 40 in Environmental Public Health by the Collaborative on Health and the Environment.

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    Environmental, Social and Biological Factors and Disparities in Preterm Birth
    NIH/NIEHS R03ES028368Apr 1, 2018 - Mar 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    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
    Traffic-related Air Pollution, Social Factors and Adverse Birth Outcomes
    NIH R00ES021470Apr 1, 2016 - Mar 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Barrett ES, Padula AM. Joint Impact of Synthetic Chemical and Non-chemical Stressors on Children's Health. Curr Environ Health Rep. 2019 Dec; 6(4):225-235. PMID: 31637664.
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    2. Padula AM, Monk C, Brennan PA, Borders A, Barrett ES, McEvoy CT, Foss S, Desai P, Alshawabkeh A, Wurth R, Salafia C, Fichorova R, Varshavsky J, Kress A, Woodruff TJ, Morello-Frosch R. A review of maternal prenatal exposures to environmental chemicals and psychosocial stressors-implications for research on perinatal outcomes in the ECHO program. J Perinatol. 2020 Jan; 40(1):10-24. PMID: 31616048.
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    3. Kari A. Weber, Wei Yang, Frederick Lurmann, S. Katharine Hammond, Gary M. Shaw, Amy M. Padula. Air pollution, maternal hypertensive disorders, and preterm birth. Environmental Epidemiology. 2019 Oct 1; 3(5):e062.
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    4. Weber KA, Yang W, Lurmann F, Hammond SK, Shaw GM, Padula AM. Air Pollution, Maternal Hypertensive Disorders, and Preterm Birth. Environ Epidemiol. 2019 Oct; 3(5). PMID: 32051927.
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    5. Kari A Weber, Wei Yang, Frederick Lurmann, S Katharine Hammond, Gary M Shaw, Amy M Padula.. Air pollution, maternal hypertensive disorders, and preterm birth. Environmental Epidemiology. 2019; 3(5):e062.
    6. Lonhart JA, Mayo JA, Padula AM, Wise PH, Stevenson DK, Shaw GM. Short interpregnancy interval as a risk factor for preterm birth in non-Hispanic Black and White women in California. J Perinatol. 2019 Sep; 39(9):1175-1181. PMID: 31209276.
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    7. Varshavsky J, Smith A, Wang A, Hom E, Izano M, Huang H, Padula A, Woodruff TJ. Heightened susceptibility: A review of how pregnancy and chemical exposures influence maternal health. Reprod Toxicol. 2019 May 02. PMID: 31055053.
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    8. Marinovich ML, Regan AK, Gissler M, Magnus MC, Håberg SE, Padula AM, Mayo JA, Shaw GM, Ball S, Malacova E, Gebremedhin AT, Nassar N, Marston C, de Klerk N, Betran AP, Pereira GF. Developing evidence-based recommendations for optimal interpregnancy intervals in high-income countries: protocol for an international cohort study. BMJ Open. 2019 01 29; 9(1):e027941. PMID: 30700492.
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    9. Regan AK, Ball SJ, Warren JL, Malacova E, Padula A, Marston C, Nassar N, Stanley F, Leonard H, de Klerk N, Pereira G. A Population-Based Matched-Sibling Analysis Estimating the Associations Between First Interpregnancy Interval and Birth Outcomes. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 01 01; 188(1):9-16. PMID: 30188970.
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    10. Weber KA, Yang W, Carmichael SL, Padula AM, Shaw GM. A machine learning approach to investigate potential risk factors for gastroschisis in California. Birth Defects Res. 2019 03 01; 111(4):212-221. PMID: 30588769.
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    11. Padula AM, Yang W, Lurmann FW, Balmes J, Hammond SK, Shaw GM. Prenatal exposure to air pollution, maternal diabetes and preterm birth. Environ Res. 2019 03; 170:160-167. PMID: 30579990.
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    12. Amy M. Padula, Wei Yang, Kathleen Schultz, Frederick Lurmann, S. Katharine Hammond, Gary Shaw. Genetic Variation in Biotransformation Enzymes, Air Pollution Exposures, and Risk of Spina Bifida. ISEE Conference Abstracts. 2018 Sep 24; 2018(1).
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    13. Hongtai Huang, Aolin Wang, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Juleen Lam, Marina Sirota, Amy M. Padula, Tracey Woodruff. Cumulative Risk and Impacts Modeling on Environmental/Chemical and Social Stressors. ISEE Conference Abstracts. 2018 Sep 24; 2018(1).
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    14. Andreas M Neophytou, Sadie Costello, Amy M. Padula, Wei Yang, Frederick Lurmann, S. Katharine Hammond, Ellen A Eisen, Gary Shaw. Exposure to PM2.5 and Risk of Pre-Term Birth: Applying Distributed Lag Non-Linear Models to Disentangle Complex Exposure-Lag-Response. ISEE Conference Abstracts. 2018 Sep 24; 2018(1).
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    15. Padula AM, Huang H, Baer RJ, August LM, Jankowska MM, Jellife-Pawlowski LL, Sirota M, Woodruff TJ. Environmental pollution and social factors as contributors to preterm birth in Fresno County. Environ Health. 2018 08 29; 17(1):70. PMID: 30157858.
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    16. Huang H, Woodruff TJ, Baer RJ, Bangia K, August LM, Jellife-Palowski LL, Padula AM, Sirota M. Investigation of association between environmental and socioeconomic factors and preterm birth in California. Environ Int. 2018 12; 121(Pt 2):1066-1078. PMID: 30075861.
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    17. Padula AM, Yang W, Schultz K, Lurmann F, Hammond SK, Shaw GM. Genetic variation in biotransformation enzymes, air pollution exposures, and risk of spina bifida. Am J Med Genet A. 2018 05; 176(5):1055-1090. PMID: 29681089.
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    18. Huang H, Wang A, Morello-Frosch R, Lam J, Sirota M, Padula A, Woodruff TJ. Cumulative Risk and Impact Modeling on Environmental Chemical and Social Stressors. Curr Environ Health Rep. 2018 03; 5(1):88-99. PMID: 29441463.
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    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. 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 11; 170(11):2788-2802. PMID: 27616475.
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    22. Wang A, Padula A, Sirota M, Woodruff TJ. Environmental influences on reproductive health: the importance of chemical exposures. Fertil Steril. 2016 09 15; 106(4):905-29. PMID: 27513554.
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    23. 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.
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    24. 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.
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    25. 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.
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    26. Amy Padula*, Sara Gale, Ellen Eisen, Alan Hubbard, Fred Lurmann, Katharine Hammond, Ira Tager. An Example of Semi-Parametric Methods in Environmental Epidemiology: Air Pollution, Neighborhood Factors and Preterm Birth. ISEE Conference Abstracts. 2014 Oct 20; 2014(1):2900.
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    27. 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.
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    28. 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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    29. 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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    30. Padula AM, 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.
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    31. 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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    32. 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.
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    33. 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.
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    34. 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.
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    35. 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.
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    36. 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.
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    37. Olivier Humblet, Ira Tager, Nina Holland, Amy Padula, John Balmes, Fred Lurmann, Kari Nadeau. O-069. Epidemiology. 2012 Sep 1; 23(5S):&na;.
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    38. Padula AM, 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.
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    39. Amy M. Padula, Kathleen M. Mortimer, Ira B. Tager. THE POPULATION-LEVEL ESTIMATE OF THE EFFECT OF PRENATAL EXPOSURE TO TRAFFIC ON PRETERM BIRTH. ISEE Conference Abstracts. 2011 Sep 13; 2011(1).
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    40. 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.
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    41. 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.
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    42. 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.
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    43. 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.
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    44. 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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    45. Stephen Bent, Harley Goldberg, Amy Padula, Andrew L. Avins. Spontaneous Bleeding Associated with Ginkgo biloba. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2005 Jul 1; 20(7):657-661.
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    46. 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.
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    47. 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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