Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego
Christina Chambers is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Medicine and Director of Clinical Research for the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego. She received her MPH in Epidemiology from San Diego State University and her Ph.D in Public Health Epidemiology jointly from UC San Diego and San Diego State University. Her research focuses primarily on environmental causes of adverse pregnancy outcomes, including birth defects. Her current research activities include a set of North American cohort studies evaluating the impact of autoimmune diseases and the medications used to treat them on pregnancy outcomes, a California Native American Research Center project testing the effectiveness of a web-based vs. a peer health educator model for preventing risky alcohol consumption in women of childbearing age, a comparative effectiveness study of asthma medications in pregnancy, a North American-wide fetal safety study of influenza vaccine and antiviral drugs used in pregnancy, and a study to establish the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders for the first time in the U.S. Her international clinical research projects are focused on addressing medication and vaccine safety in pregnancy as well as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, and involve studies focused on prevention and intervention in Ukraine, Russia, South Africa, with collaborations in Australia and Poland.
- environmental causes of adverse pregnancy outcomes