Margaret Rita Karagas, PhD
Chair and Professor of Epidemiology
Professor of Community and Family Medicine
James W. Squires Professor
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: Evan Vickers
Asst. Phone: 603-650-1918
Asst. Email: Evan.G.Vickers@dartmouth.edu
Professor Karagas' research encompasses several epidemiological studies focusing on the etiology and prevention of human cancers over the lifecourse, 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.
Prospective associations of the infant gut microbiome and microbial function with social behaviors related to autism at age 3 years.
Distributional Properties and Criterion Validity of a Shortened Version of the Social Responsiveness Scale: Results from the ECHO Program and Implications for Social Communication Research.
Toenail metal concentrations and age at menopause: A prospective study.
Maternal cadmium exposure and neurobehavior in children: The HOME study.
Identification of let-7f-5p as a novel biomarker of recurrence in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.
A Machine Learning Approach for Long-Term Prognosis of Bladder Cancer based on Clinical and Molecular Features.
Assessment of Maternal Glycemia and Newborn Size Among Pregnant Women Who Use Wood Stoves in Northern New England.
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A data mining approach to investigate food groups related to incidence of bladder cancer in the BLadder cancer Epidemiology and Nutritional Determinants International Study.
Risk of melanoma following keratinocyte malignancies.