Dr. Martha Werler is the Chair of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. She is a perinatal epidemiologist. Her research is supported by grants from NIH and CDC and include projects on maternal serum markers of infection and abdominal wall defects; gene-environment interactions and clubfoot; medications, folic acid intake, and inheritance in relation to spina bifida; biomarkers of hemostasis, vasculogenesis, and vitamin A pathways in relation to craniofacial anomalies; and psycho-social and cognitive outcomes in children born with craniofacial birth defects. She has published over 150 papers and book chapters and received the National Birth Defect Prevention Network Oakley Award, the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Mentoring Award, and the Teratology Society Fraser Award. Dr. Werler is Director of the BU Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Epidemiology training program.