Advisory board and staff

TERIS Advisory Board Members

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Jan M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., Founder and Board Member

Dr. Friedman is a medical geneticist and Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia.

jan.friedman@ubc.ca

 

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Margaret L.P. Adam, M.D., Board Member

Dr. Adam is a clinical geneticist and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetic Medicine at the University of Washington.

mpa5@uw.edu
 

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Cheryl S. Broussard, Ph.D., Board Member

Dr. Broussard, an epidemiologist, is the Associate Director for Science in the Division of Birth Defects and Infant Disorders at CDC.

cbroussard@cdc.gov

 

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Christina Chambers, Ph.D., M.P.H., Board Member

Dr. Chambers is a perinatal epidemiologist and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego.

chchambers@health.ucsd.edu

 

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Sonia Hernández-Díaz, M.D., Dr.PH., Board Member

Dr. Hernández-Díaz is an epidemiologist and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

shernan@hsph.harvard.edu

 

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Kenneth Lyons Jones, M.D., Board Member

Dr. Jones, a dysmorphologist, is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology at UC San Diego.

klyons@ucsd.edu

 

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Richard K. Miller, Ph.D., Board Member

Dr. Miller is a clinical pharmacologist/toxicologist and Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

richardk_miller@urmc.rochester.edu

 

 

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Gary M. Shaw, Dr.PH., Board Member

Dr. Shaw, an epidemiologist, is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine at Stanford University

gmshaw@stanford.edu

 

 

Past Advisory Board Members 

Robert L. Brent, M.D., Ph.D. (Advisory Board Member, 35 years)

Thomas H. Shepard, M.D. (Advisory Board Member, 32 years)

James W. Hansen, M.D., (Advisory Board Member, 14 years)

Jose F. Cordero, M.D. (Advisory Board Member, 14 years)

J. David Erickson, D.D.S., Ph.D. (Advisory Board Member, 14 years)

Cynthia Moore, M.D., Ph.D. (Advisory Board Member, 6 years)

 

TERIS Staff

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Sura Alwan, M.Sc., Ph.D., TERIS Co-Director

Dr. Alwan is a birth defects epidemiologist and teratologist who holds professional positions at the University of Washington and the University of British Columbia.

alwans@uw.edu

 

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Kimberly S. Grant, Ph.D., TERIS Co-Director

Dr. Grant is a developmental neurotoxicologist in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington.

ksg@uw.edu

 

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Jenny N. Eng, B.S., TERIS Program Coordinator

Ms. Eng is the program support administrator for TERIS at the University of Washington.

jennak@uw.edu

 

 

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Thomas M. Burbacher, Ph.D., Department Liaison

Dr. Burbacher is a Professor in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington.

tmb@uw.edu

 

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Janine E. Polifka, Ph.D., TERIS Director Emeritus

Dr. Polifka is a retired faculty member from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington.

polifka@uw.edu