Katherine A. Bowers, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-9203

Email katherine.bowers@cchmc.org

Perinatal and genetic epidemiology; autism spectrum disorders; prenatal exposures; pregnancy complications

PhD: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.

Bowers K, Tobias DK, Yeung E, Hu FB, Zhang C. A prospective study of pre-pregnancy dietary fat intake and risk for gestational diabetes. Am J of Clin Nutr. 2012; 95: 446-53.

Tobias DK, Zhang C, Chavarro J, Bowers K, Rich-Edwards J, Rosner B, Mozaffarian D, Hu FB.  Pre-pregnancy adherence to dietary patterns and decreased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Aug; 96 (2): 289-95.

Bowers K, Zhang C. The association between obesity and diabetes in pregnancy and neurodevelopmental outcomes in the offspring. North American Journal of Medicine and Science. 20114(4):  217-22.

Bowers K, Yeung E, Williams MA, Qi L, Tobias DK, Hu FB, Zhang C. A prospective study of prepregnancy dietary iron intake and risk for gestational diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Care. 2011 Jul; 34(7):1557-63.

Bowers K, Li Q, Bressler J, Avramopoulos D, Newschaffer C, Fallin MD. Glutathione pathway gene variation and risk of autism spectrum disordersJ Neurodev Disord. 2011 Jun; 3(2):132-43.

Bowers K, Liu G, Wang P, Ye T, Tian Z, Liu E, Yu Z, Yang X, Klebanoff M, Yeung E, Hu G, Zhang C. Birth weight, postnatal weight change, and risk for high blood pressure among Chinese children. Pediatrics. 2011 May; 127(5):e1272-9.

Schwender H, Bowers K, Fallin MD, Ruczinski I. Importance measures for epistatic interactions in case-parent trios. Ann Hum Genet. 2011 Jan;75(1):122-32. 

Tobias DK, Zhang C, van Dam RM, Bowers K, Hu FB. Physical activity before and during pregnancy and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis. Diabetes Care. 2011 Jan;34(1): 223-9.

Schisterman E, Whitcomb B, Bowers K. Invited commentary: causation or “noitasuac”? Am J Epidemiol. 2011 May 1;173(9):984-7. 

Bowers K, Albanes D, Limburg P, Pietinen P, Taylor PR, Virtamo J, Stolzenberg-Solomon R. A prospective study of anthropometric and clinical measurements associated with insulin resistance syndrome and colorectal cancer in male smokers. Am J Epidemiol. 2006 Oct;164(7):652-64.