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Germaine Louis, PhD, MS

Dean, College of Health and Human Services

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Dr. Germaine Louis is an internationally recognized reproductive and perinatal epidemiologist whose expertise focuses on the impact of environmental influences on human fecundity and fertility. Her research has addressed a mixture of environmental exposures, including endocrine disruptors, stress, diet, and physical activity in relation to a spectrum of reproductive outcomes in both men and women. In addition, Dr. Louis’ research extends to studies of the implications of fecundity and fertility for health across the lifespan and future generations. A complimentary and parallel avenue of research includes methods aimed at addressing challenges, such as the complexity associated with studying exposure mixtures and studying reproductive potential outcomes that often are not statistically independent or may be blocked by an intervening event. She was an early pioneer in the application of the exposome research paradigm for understanding environmental influences on human fecundity and fertility impairments. She has served as Principal Investigator for original extramural and intramural research totaling over $53 million.

Prior to joining the College of Health and Human Services in October 2017, Dr. Louis was the Director for the Division of Intramural Population Health Research at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health where she led population health scientists in designing research aimed at enhancing the health and well-being of fetuses, pregnant women, children, and young adults. Prior to joining NICHD, Dr. Louis was a tenured professor in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where she taught in both the graduate and medical school programs, and led research focusing on the impact of environmental influences on human reproduction and development. She has published numerous scientific papers and technical reports, and co-edited the textbook Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology. She has provided considerable service to The National Academies, Pan American Health Organization, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and World Health Organization among other governmental agencies, as well as for her disciplinary home as elected President for the Society of Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research and the Society for Epidemiologic Research, along with serving on the boards for the American College of Epidemiology and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. She is the recipient of many awards for research excellence, mentoring and service.

University Service

  • Member, Research and Scholarship Working Group, 2017-present

Degrees

PhD, Epidemiology, State University of New York at Buffalo

MS, Epidemiology, State University of New York at Buffalo

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Research

Research Interests

  • Human reproduction and development
  • Environmental influences on human fecundity and fertility
  • Endocrine disruptors
  • Exposome
  • Research methods

Select Publications, 2017-2019

Zhang W, Chen Z, Liu A, Buck Louis GM. A weighted kernel machine regression approach to environmental pollutants and infertility. Statistics and Medicine 2019;38:809-827. PMID: 30328128

Wang Yu-Bo, Chen Z, Goldstein JM, Buck Louis GM, Gilman, SE. A Bayesian regularized mediation analysis with multiple exposures. Statistics in Medicine 2019;38:828-843. PMID: 30375022

Chung MK, Buck Louis GM, Kannan K, Patel CJ. Exposome-wide association study of semen quality: systematic discovery of endocrine disrupting chemical biomarkers in fertility require large sample sizes. Environment International 2019;125:505-514. PMID: 30583854

Hemmert R, Schliep KC, Willis S, Peterson CM, Buck Louis GM, Allen-Brady K, Simonsen S, Stanford J, Willis S, Byun J, Smith K. Modifiable lifestyle factors and risk for incident endometriosis. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2019;33:19-25. PMID: 30307628

*Rahman M, Zhang C, Smarr MM, Lee S, Honda M, Kannan K, Ayele-Tekola F, Buck Louis GM. Persistent organic pollutants and gestational diabetes: A multi-center prospective cohort study of healthy US women. Environment International 2019;124:249-258. PMID: 30660025

Owens J, Albert PS, Buck Louis GM, Fuchs KM, Grobman WA, Kim S, D’Alton ME, Wapner R, Wing DA, Grantz KL.   A contemporary amniotic fluid volume standard for the United States: the NICHD Fetal Growth Studies – Singletons. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2019;21(1);e1-67. PMID: 30790566

Mills JL, Mehnaz A, Buck Louis GM, Kannan K, Weck J, Wan Y, Maisog J, Giannakou A, Sundaram R. Pregnancy loss and iodine status: The LIFE Prospective Cohort Study. Nutrients 2019;11:534. PMID: 30823683

Smarr MM, Bible J, Gerlanc N, Buck Louis GM, Bever A, Grantz KL. Comparison of fetal growth by maternal prenatal acetaminophen use. Pediatric Research. 2019 Aug;86(2):261-268. PMID: 30911064

Hwang BS, Chen Z, Buck Louis GM, Albert P. A Bayesian multi-dimensional couple-based latent risk model with an application to infertility. Biometrics. 2019;75(1)315-325. PMID: 26295923

Grewal J, Buck Louis GM, Hinkle S, Mumford SL, Lu Y-L, Nansel TR, Perkins N, Mills J, Liu A, Schisterman EF.  Advancing the health of populations across the life course: 50 years of discoveries in the Division of Intramural Population Health Research. Epidemiology. 2019;30, Suppl 2:S47-S54. PMID: 31569152

Kahn LG, Widen EM, Janevic T, Straka N, Liu X, Cirillo PM, Cohn BA, Buck Louis GM, Factor-Litvak P. The relation of birth weight and adiposity across the life course to semen quality in middle age. Epidemiology. 2019;20, Suppl 2:S17-S27. PMID: 31569149

Yeung E, Bell E, Sundaram R, Ghassabian A, Ma W, Kannan K, Buck Louis GM. Examining endocrine disruptors measured in newborn dried blood spots and early childhood growth in a prospective cohort.  Obesity. 2019;27(1):145-152. PMID: 3056934

Bell GA, Perkins N, Buck Louis GM, Kannan K, Bell EM, Yeung EH. Exposure to persistent organic pollutants and birth weight: The Upstate KIDS Study. Epidemiology. 2019;30, Suppl 2:S94-S100. PMID: 31569158

Buck Louis GM, Yeung E, Kannan K, Maisog J, Zhang C, Grantz K, Sundaram R. Patterns and variability of endocrine disrupting chemicals during pregnancy: Implications for understanding the exposome of normal pregnancy. Epidemiology. 2019;30 (suppl 2):S65-S75. PMID: 31569155

Zheng Y, Zhang C, Weisskopf M, Williams PL, Parsons PJ, Palmer CD, Buck Louis GM, James-Todd T. Early pregnancy metal(loid)s concentrations and gestational glucose levels. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Medicine. 2019;104(10):4295-4303. PMID: 31095302

Amyx MM, Albert PS, Bever AM, Hinkle SN, Owen J, Grobman WA, Newman RB, Chien EK, Gore-Langton RE, Buck Louis GM, Grantz KL.  Associations between estimated foetal weight discordance and clinical characteristics within dichorionic twins.  The NICHD Fetal Growth Studies.  Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2019;33(5):332-342. PMID: 31478227

Amyx MM, Albert PS, Bever AM, Hinkle SN, Owen J, Grobman WA, Newman RB, Chien EK, Gore-Langton RE, Buck Louis GM, Grantz KL. Intrauterine growth discordance in dichorionic twins. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2019; Aug 24. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2019.08.02. PMID: 31454510

Tekola-Ayele F, Workalemahu T, Gorfu G, Shrestha D, Tycko B, Wapner R, Zhang C, Buck Louis GM. Sex differences in the associations of placental epigenetic aging with fetal growth. Aging. 2019; 11(15):5412-5432. PMID: 31395791

Zhang C, Hediger ML, Albert PS, Grewal J, Sciscione A, Grobman WA, Wing DA, Newman RB, Wapner R, D’Alton ME, Skupski D, Nageotte MP, Ranzini AC, Owen J, Chien EK, Craigo S, Kim S, Grantz KL, Buck Louis GM. Association of maternal obesity with longitudinal ultrasonographic measures of fetal growth: findings from the NICHD Fetal Growth Studies – Singletons. JAMA Pediatrics. 2018;172(1):24-31. PMID: 29131898

Buck Louis GM, Bell E, Xie Y, Sundaram R, Yeung E. Parental health and infant outcomes, Upstate KIDS Study. Fertility and Sterility. 2018;109(2):315-323. PMID: 29338856

*Smarr MM, Buck Louis GM, Albert PS, Kim S, Fuchs, Grewal J, D’Alton ME, Grantz KL. Characterization of thermal and mechanical indices from serial ultrasound exams and associations with neonatal anthropometry: The NICHD Fetal Growth Studies. American Journal of Perinatalogy. 2018;35(7):632-642.  PMID: 29190846

Grantz KL, Hediger ML, Liu D, Buck Louis GM. Fetal growth standards: the NICHD Fetal Growth Study Approach in Context with INTERGROWTH-21st and World Health Organization Multicentre Growth Reference Study. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2018;218(2S):S641-S655. PMID: 29275821

Mills JL, Buck Louis GM, Kannan K, Weck J, Wan Y, Maisog J, Giannakou A, Wu Q, Sundaram R. Delayed conception in women with low urinary iodine concentrations: a population based prospective cohort study. Human Reproduction. 2018, 1-8. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dex379.  PMID: 29340704

Grewal J, Grantz KL, Zhang C, Sciscione A, Wing DA, Grobman WA, Newman RB, Wapner R, D’Alton ME, Skupski D, Nageotte MP, Ranzini AC, Owen J, Chien EK, Craigo S, Albert PS, Kim S, Hediger ML, Buck Louis GM. Cohort profile. NICHD Fetal Growth Studies – singletons and twins. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2018;47(1):25-25i. PMID: 29025016

*Sapra KJ, Buck Louis GM, Sundaram R, Joseph KS, Bates LM, Galea S, Ananth CV. Time-varying effects of signs and symptoms on pregnancy loss <20 weeks: Findings from a preconception prospective cohort study. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2018;32(1):30-39. PMID: 29336062

Palmsten K, Flores KF, Chambers CD, Weiss LA, Sundaram, Buck Louis GM. Most frequently reported prescription medications and supplements in couples planning pregnancy: The LIFE Study. Reproductive Sciences. 2018;25(1):94-101. PMID: 28401798

Zhang C, Hediger ML, Albert PS, Grewal J, Sciscione A, Grobman WA, Wing DA, Newman RB, Wapner R, D’Alton ME, Skupski D, Nageotte MP, Ranzini AC, Owen J, Chien EK, Craigo S, Kim S, Grantz KL, Buck Louis GM. Association of maternal obesity with longitudinal ultrasonographic measures of fetal growth:  findings from the NICHD Fetal Growth Studies – Singletons. JAMA Pediatrics. 2018;172(1):24-31. PMID: 29131898

Bae J, Kim S, Barr DB, Buck Louis GM. Maternal and paternal serum concentrations of persistent organic pollutants and the secondary sex ratio: A population-based preconception cohort study. Environmental Research. 2018;161:9-16. PMID: 29096317

Ha S, Sundaram R, Buck Louis GM, Nobles C, Seeni I, Sherman S, Mendola P. Ambient air pollution and the risk of pregnancy loss: a prospective cohort study. Fertility and Sterility. 2018;109(1):148-153. PMID: 29153729

Nobles CJ, Schisterman EF, Ha S, Buck Louis GM, Sherman S, Mendola P. Time-varying cycle average and daily variation in ambient air pollution and fecundability. Human Reproduction. 2018;33(1):166-176. PMID: 29136143

Park H, Sundaram R, Gilman SE, Bell G, Buck Louis GM, Yeung EH. Timing of maternal depression and sex-specific child growth, the Upstate KIDS Study. Obesity. 2018;26(1):160-166. PMID: 29090856

Buck Louis GM, Smarr MM, Sun L, Chen Z, Honda M, Wang W, Karthikraj R, Weck, Kannan K. Endocrine disrupting chemicals in seminal plasma and couple fecundity. Environmental Research. 2018;163:64-70. PMID: 29426029

Lynch CD, Sundaram R, Buck Louis GM. Biomarkers of preconception stress and the incidence of pregnancy loss. Human Reproduction. 2018; 33(4):728-735. PMID: 29490045

Eisenberg ML, Sapra KJ, Kim S, Chen Z, Buck Louis GM. Semen quality and pregnancy loss in a contemporary cohort of couples recruited before conception: data from the Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment Study. Fertility and Sterility. 2017;108(4):613-619. PMID: 28863939

Smarr MM, Sapra KJ, Gemmill A, Kahn LG, Wise LA, Lynch CD, Factor-Litvak P, Mumford SL, Skakkebaek NE, Slama R, Lobdell DT, Stanford JB, Jensen TK, Boyle EH, Eisenberg ML, Turek PJ, Sundaram R, Thoma ME, Buck Louis GM. Is human fecundity changing? A discussion of research and data gaps precluding us from having an answer. Human Reproduction. 2017;32(3):499-504. PMID: 28137753

Patel CJ, Sundaram R, Buck Louis GM. A data-driven search for semen-related phenotypes of impaired human fecundity. Andrology. 2017;5(1):95-102. PMCID: PMC5164952. PMID: 27792860

Buck Louis GM, Smarr M, Patel C. The exposome research paradigm: An opportunity to understand the basis for human health and disease. Current Environmental Health Reports. 2017;4(1):89-98. PMCID: PMC5363405. PMID: 28194614

Select Publications, 2012-2016

(Top 20) indicates the top 20 impact papers. * denotes mentee authored paper

Mumford SL, Sapra KJ, King RB, Louis JF, Buck Louis GM. Pregnancy intentions – A complex construct and call for new measures. Fertility and Sterility. 2016;106(6):1453-1462. PMCID: PMC5159192. PMID: 27490044

*Smarr MM, Grantz KL, Sundaram R, Maisog JM, Honda M, Kannan K, Buck Louis GM. Urinary paracetamol and time-to-pregnancy. Human Reproduction. 2016;31(9):2119-2127. PMCID: PMC4991660. PMID: 27412248

Yeung EH, Sundaram R, Bell EM, Druschel C, Kus C, Xie Y, Buck Louis GM. Infertility treatment and children’s longitudinal growth between birth and 3 years of age. Human Reproduction. 2016;31(7):1621-1628. PMCID: PMC4901884. PMID: 27165624 (Top 20)

Buck Louis GM, Backonja U, Schliep KC, Sun L, Peterson CM, Chen Z. Women's Reproductive History Before the Diagnosis of Incident Endometriosis. Journal of Women’s Health. 2016;25(10)1021-1029. PMCID: PMC5111831. PMID: 27379997

Grantz KL, Grewal J, Albert PS, Wapner R, D’Alton ME, Sciscone A, Grobman WA, Wing DA, Owen J, Newman RB, Chien EK, Gore-Langton RE, Kim S, Zhang C, Buck Louis GM, Hediger ML. Dichorionic Twin Trajectories: The NICHD Fetal Growth Studies. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. PMCID: PMC4967402. PMID: 27143399

Buck Louis GM, Sapra KJ, Schisterman EF, Lynch CD, Maisog JM, Grantz KL, Sundaram R. Lifestyle and pregnancy loss in a contemporary cohort of women recruited prior to conception: The LIFE Study.  Fertility and Sterility. 2016;106(1):180-188. PMCID: PMC4930884. PMID: 27016456 (Top 20)

Yeung EH, Buck Louis GM, Lawrence D, Kannan K, McLain AC, Caggana M, Druschel C, Bell E. Eliciting parental support for the use of newborn blood spots for population health research. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2016;16:14. PMCID: PMC4741027. PMID: 26846420

*Sapra KJ, Buck Louis GM, Sundaram R, Joseph KS, Bates LM, Galea S, Ananth CV. Signs and symptoms associated with early pregnancy loss: Findings form a population-based preconception cohort.  Human Reproduction. 2016;31(4):887-896. PMCID: PMC4791918. PMID: 26936888

Yeung EH, Sundaram R, Bell EM, Druschel C, Kus C, Ghassabian A, Bello S, Xie Y, Buck Louis GM. Examining infertility treatment and early childhood development in the Upstate KIDS. JAMA Pediatrics. 2016;170(3):251-258. PMCID: PMC5000851. PMID: 26746435 (Top 20)

Lum KJ, Sundaram R, Buck Louis GM, Louis TA. A Bayesian joint model of menstrual cycle length and fecundity. Biometrics. 2016;72(1):193-203. PMCID: PMC4761533. PMID: 26295923 (Top 20)

Skakkebaek NE, Rajpert-De Meyts E, Buck Louis GM, Toppari J, Andersson AM, Eisenberg ML, Jensen TK, Jorgensen N, Swan SH, Sapra KJ, Ziebe S, Priskorn L, Juul A. Male reproductive disorders and fertility trends: Influences of environment and genetic susceptibility. Physiological Reviews. 2016; 96(1):55-97. PMCID: PMC4698396. PMID: 26582516 (Top 20)

Buck Louis GM, Grewal J, Albert PS, Sciscione A, Wing DA, Grobman WA, Newman RB, Wapner R, D’Alton ME, Skupski D, Nageotte MP, Ranzini AC, Owen J, Chien EK, Craigo S, Hediger ML, Kim S, Zhang C, Grantz KL. Racial/ethnic standards for fetal growth: The NICHD Fetal Growth Studies. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2015;213(4):449.e1–449.e41. PMCID: PMC4584427. PMID: 26410205 (Top 20)

*Schliep KC, Mumford SL, Peterson CM, Chen Z, Johnstone EB, Sharp HT, Stanford JB, Hammoud AO, Sun L, Buck Louis GM. Pain typology and incident endometriosis. Human Reproduction. 2015;30(10):2427-2438. PMCID: PMC4573450. PMID: 26269529 (Top 20)

Eisenberg ML, Chen Z, Ye A, Buck Louis GM. Relationship between physical occupational exposures and health on semen quality: Data from the LIFE Study. Fertility and Sterility. 2015;103(5):1271-1277. PMCID: PMC4417418. PMID: 25765658

Buck Louis GM, Chen Z, Schisterman EF, Kim S, Sweeney AM, Sundaram R, Lynch CD, Gore-Langton RE, Barr DB. Perfluorochemicals and Human Semen Quality: The LIFE Study. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2015;123(1):57-63. PMCID: PMC4286271. PMID: 25127343 (Top 20)

Williams KE, Miroshnychenko O, Johansen EB, Niles RK, Sundaram R, Kannan K, Albertolle M, Zhou Y, Prasad N, Drake PM, Giudice LC, Hall SC, Witkowska HE, Buck Louis GM, Fisher SJ. Urine, peritoneal fluid and omental fat proteomes of reproductive age women: Endometriosis-related changes and associations with endocrine disrupting chemicals. Journal of Proteomics. 2015;113:194-205. PMCID: PMC4467531. PMID: 25284053

Eisenberg ML, Kim S, Chen Z, Sundaram R, Schisterman EF, Louis GM. The relationship between male BMI and waist circumference on semen quality: data from the LIFE Study. Human Reproduction. 2015;30(2):493-494. PMCID: PMC4303771. PMID: 25516559 (Top 20)

Pollack AZ, Buck Louis GM, Chen Z, Sun L, Trabert B, Guo Y, Kannan K. Bisphenol A, benzophenone-type UV filters, and phthalates in relation to uterine leiomyoma. Environmental Research. 2015;137:101-107. PMCID: PMC4355097. PMID: 25531814

Vitonis AF, Vincent K, Rahmioglu N, Fassbender A, Buck Louis GM, Hummelshoj L, Giudice LC, Stratton P, Adamson GD, Becker CM, Zondervan KT, Missmer SA; WERF EPHect Working Group. World Endometriosis Research Foundation Endometriosis Phenome and Biobanking Harmonization Project (EPHect): II. Clinical and covariate phenotype data collection in endometriosis research. Fertility and Sterility. 2014;102(5):1223-1232. PMCID: PMC4252538. PMID: 25256930 (Top 20)

Buck Louis GM, Kannan K, Sapra KJ, Maisog J, Sundaram R. Urinary concentrations of benzophenone-type ultraviolet radiation filters and couples’ fecundity. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2014;180(12):1168-1175. PMCID: PMC4262441. PMID: 25395025

Zhang C, Sundaram R, Maisog J, Calafat AM, Barr DB, Buck Louis GM. A prospective study of prepregnancy serum concentrations of perfluorochemicals and the risk of gestational diabetes. Fertility and Sterility. 2014;103(1):184-189. PMCID: PMC4282598. PMID: 25450302 (Top 20)

Schisterman EF, Mumford SL, Browne RW, Barr DB, Chen Z, Buck Louis GM. Lipid concentrations and couple fecundity: The LIFE Study. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2014;99(8):2786-2794. PMCID: PMC4121020. PMID: 24846535 (Top 20)

Lynch CD, Sundaram R, Maisog JM, Sweeney AM, Buck Louis GM. Preconception stress increases the risk of infertility: Results from a couple-based prospective cohort study – the LIFE Study. Human Reproduction. 2014;29(5):1067-1075. [Selected as the Human Reproduction Keynote lecture at the 2015 ESHRE Congress in Lisbon, Portugal, July 2015, in light of highest number of downloads within 6 months.] PMCID: PMC3984126. PMID: 24664130 (Top 20)

Buck Louis GM, Sundaram R, Sweeney AM, Schisterman EF, Maisog J, Kannan K. Urinary bisphenol A, phthalates, and couple fecundity: the LIFE Study. Fertility and Sterility. 2014;101(5):1359-1366. PMCID: PMC4008721. PMID: 24534276

Eisenberg ML, Kim S, Chen Z, Sundaram R, Schisterman EF, Buck Louis GM. The relationship between male BMI and waist circumference on semen quality: Data from the LIFE Study. Human Reproduction. 2014;29(2):193-200. PMCID: PMC3896223. PMID: 24306102 (Top 20)

Buck Louis GM, Sundaram R, Schisterman EF, Sweeney A, Lynch CD, Kim S, Maisog JM, Gore-Langton R, Eisenberg ML, Chen Z. Semen quality and time-to-pregnancy, the LIFE Study. Fertility and Sterility. 2014;101(2):453-462. PMCID: PMC3946620. PMID: 24239161 (Top 20)

*Pollack AZ, Buck Louis GM, Chen Z, Peterson CM, Sundaram R, Croughan MS, Sun L, Hediger ML, Stanford JB, Varner MW, Palmer CD, Steuerwald AJ, Parsons PJ. Trace elements and endometriosis: The ENDO Study. Reproductive Toxicology. 2013;42:41-48. PMCID: PMC3836840. PMID: 23892002

*Louis JF, Thoma ME, Sorensen DN, McLain AC, King RB, Sundaram R, Keiding N, Buck Louis GM.  The prevalence of couple infertility in the United States from a male perspective: Evidence from a nationally-representative sample. Andrology. 2013;1(5):741-748. PMCID: PMC3752331. PMID: 23843214 (Top 20)

Buck Louis GM, Peterson CM, Chen Z, Croughan M, Sundaram R, Stanford J, Varner MW, Kennedy A, Giudice L, Fujimoto VY, Sun L, Wang L, Guo Y, Kannan K. Bisphenol A and phthalates and endometriosis, The ENDO Study. Fertility and Sterility. 2013;100(1):162-169.e1-2. PMCID: PMC3700684. PMID: 23579005

Peterson CM, Johnstone EB, Hammoud AO, Stanford JB, Varner MW, Kennedy A, Chen Z, Sun L, Fujimoto VY, Hedinger ML, Buck Louis GM; ENDO Study Working Group. Risk factors associated with endometriosis: Importance of study population for characterizing disease in the ENDO Study. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013;208(6):e1-11. PMCID: PMC4114145. PMID: 23454253

Buck Louis GM, Yeung E, Sundaram R, Laughon SK, Zhang C. The exposome – exciting opportunities for discoveries in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2013;27(3):229-236. PMCID: PMC3625972. PMID: 23574410

Buck Louis GM, Sundaram R, Schisterman EF, Sweeney AM, Lynch CD, Gore-Langton RE, Maisog J, Kim S, Chen Z, Barr DB. Persistent environmental pollutants and couple fecundity: The LIFE Study. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2013;121(2):231-236. PMCID: PMC3569685. PMID: 23151773 (Top 20)

*Thoma ME, McLain AC, Louis JF, King RB, Trumble AC, Sundaram R, Buck Louis GM. Prevalence of infertility in the United States as estimated by the current duration approach and a traditional constructed approach. Fertility and Sterility. 2013;99(5):1324-1331.e1. PMCID: PMC3615032. PMID: 23290741 (Top 20)

Buck Louis GM and Sundaram R. Exposome: Time for Transformative Research. Statistics and Medicine. 2012;31(22):2569-2575. PMCID: PMC3842164. PMID: 22969025

Kunisue T, Chen Z, Buck Louis GM, Sundaram R, Hediger ML, Sun L, Kannan K. Urinary concentrations of benzophenone-type UV filters in U.S. women and their association with endometriosis. Environmental Science and Technology. 2012;46(8):4624-4632. PMCID: PMC3352028. PMID: 22417702

Buck Louis GM, Chen Z, Peterson CM, Hediger ML, Croughan MS, Sundaram R, Stanford JB, Varner MW, Fujimoto VY, Giudice LC, Trumble A, Parsons PJ, Kannan K. Persistent lipophilic environmental chemicals and endometriosis: The ENDO Study. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2012;120(6):811-816. PMCID: PMC3385438. PMID: 22417635 (Top 20)

Buck Louis GM, Sundaram R, Schisterman EF, Sweeney AM, Lynch CD, Gore-Langton RE, Chen Z, Kim S, Caldwell KL, Boyd DB. Heavy metals and couple fecundity, the LIFE Study. Chemosphere. 2012; 87:1201-1207. PMCID: PMC3327819. PMID: 22309709 (Top 20)

Honors & Awards

NICHD Collaboration Award, 2017, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

Society for Pediatric & Perinatal Research President’s Inaugural Award, 2014, Society for Pediatric & Perinatal Research

NIH Mentoring Award, 2004, National Institutes of Health

Service Award, 2000, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

Abraham Lilienfeld Award, 1987, Society for Epidemiologic Research

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