Margaret Rita Karagas, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor of Epidemiology
Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Director, Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center and Center for Molecular Epidemiology
Community and Family Medicine
University of Washington, PhD 1990
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Quantitative Biomedical Sciences
Department of Epidemiology
1 Medical Center Drive
7927 Rubin Building
Lebanon NH 03756
Office: 863 Rubin Bldg Lebanon, NH
Assistant: Crystal Flaherty
Asst. Phone: 603-653-9022
Asst. Email: Crystal.M.Flaherty@Dartmouth.edu
Professor Karagas' research encompasses several epidemiological studies focusing on the etiology and prevention of human cancers, as well as adverse pregnancy and children's health outcomes. These include investigations to determine incidence rates of basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer for a geographically defined US population, and to assess the extent of any increase over the past 20 years. Another aspect of this research is a case-control study of these malignancies to identify risks associated with emerging exposures such as indoor tanning, ingestion of arsenic-containing drinking water and foods, immunosuppressive therapies and other factors. This research has been extended to bladder cancer. One of her current initiatives involves establishing a cohort of pregnant women in New Hampshire to assess the potential impact of arsenic and other exposures on risk of maternal and child health. Her ongoing work further includes studies of melanoma in women and collaborative investigations of exposure biomarkers, individual susceptibility, and biological response to environmental agents. Professor Karagas is one of the Principal Investigators of a NCI-funded cross-disciplinary postdoctoral training grant, serves as a mentor for early career investigators and participates in a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Modification of Occupational Exposures on Bladder Cancer Risk by Common Genetic Polymorphisms.
Infant Infections and Respiratory Symptoms in Relation to <i>in Utero</i> Arsenic Exposure in a U.S. Cohort.
Eruptive Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Keratoacanthoma Type Arising in a Cosmetic Lip Tattoo.
GLI3 Links Environmental Arsenic Exposure and Human Fetal Growth.
Arsenic and Rice: Translating Research to Address Health Care Providers' Needs.
Life-Long Implications of Developmental Exposure to Environmental Stressors: New Perspectives.
Drinking Water Arsenic Contamination, Skin Lesions, and Malignancies: A Systematic Review of the Global Evidence.
Gene-arsenic interaction in longitudinal changes of blood pressure: Findings from the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS) in Bangladesh.
Re: "Is the Inverse Association Between Selenium and Bladder Cancer Due to Confounding by Smoking?".
Alcohol consumption and risk of melanoma among women: pooled analysis of eight case-control studies.