Margaret Rita Karagas, PhD
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: Claire Weaver
Asst. Phone: 603-653-9022
Asst. Email: Claire.Weaver@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.
Dietary B Vitamin Intake Is Associated with Lower Urinary Monomethyl Arsenic and Oxidative Stress Marker 15-F<sub>2t</sub>-Isoprostane among New Hampshire Adults.
A dose-response meta-analysis of chronic arsenic exposure and incident cardiovascular disease.
Identification and replication of the interplay of four genetic high risk variants for urinary bladder cancer.
Cohort Profile: Pregnancy And Childhood Epigenetics (PACE) Consortium.
Maternal BMI at the start of pregnancy and offspring epigenome-wide DNA methylation: findings from the pregnancy and childhood epigenetics (PACE) consortium.
Rice Consumption and Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin in a United States Population.
Fetal-sex dependent genomic responses in the circulating lymphocytes of arsenic-exposed pregnant women in New Hampshire.
Effect of voriconazole on risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer after hematopoietic cell transplantation.
Concentrations of urinary arsenic species in relation to rice and seafood consumption among children living in Spain.
Opportunities and Challenges for Environmental Exposure Assessment in Population-Based Studies.