Karen Cecilia Schliep, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

Curriculum Vitae
Updated: July 15, 2013

General Information:

Office: Epidemiology Branch
Address: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) 6100 Executive Boulevard Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 594-9148
Email: schliepkc2@mail.nih.gov
Fax: (301) 402-2084

Education:

Ph. D. University of Utah, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT Public Health, 2012 Dissertation: Effects of Caffeinated Beverages on Reproductive Hormones in the BioCycle Study
M.S.P.H. University of Utah, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT Public Health, 2007 Thesis: Energy Balance among Postpartum Adolescents
B.A. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT Major: Biology, Minor: Chemistry, 2005
B.A. Carleton College, Northfield, MN Major: English, 1989

Postdoctoral Training:

2012-present Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Postdoctoral Fellow, Epidemiology Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Professional Positions:

2011-2012 Clinical Research Coordinator, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
2011 Research Analyst, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
2009-2010 IRTA Summer Fellow, Epidemiology Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
2008-2011 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
2007-2008 Contract Writer, Utah State Office of Education Child Nutrition Programs, Salt Lake City, UT
2006-2007 Research Assistant, Health Promotion & Education, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
2003-2006 Data Manager, Prostate Lung Colorectal & Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial, Division of Oncology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
1998-2003 Contract Writer, Around the Rings, Atlanta, GA; Tyrol Ski & Sports, Rochester, MN
1994-1998 Research Assistant, Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
1993-1994 Editor & Writer, CityPaper, Rochester, MN
1990-1992 United States Peace Corps Volunteer, Mali, WEST AFRICA

Certificates:

American Medical Writers Association Core Curriculum in Editing/Writing, 2008

Professional Societies:

2008-present Society for Epidemiologic Research
Nominations/Membership Co-Chair (2008-2009), Society for Epidemiologic Research Student Caucus
2008-present Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research
2002-2012 American Medical Writers Association
Education Director (2007-2012), American Medical Writers Association Rocky Mountain Chapter
2005-2010 American Public Health Association
Campus Liaison (2007-2010), American Public Health Association (APHA) Student Assembly.

Editorial Activities

Ad-Hov Review

Human Reproduction
Canadian Family Physician
Journal of School Health
Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition
European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology

Awards and Honors:

2013 Outstanding Research Paper Award, in conjunction with Elizabeth Tham MD (first author) and Joseph Stanford MD (last author) by the American Academy of Fertility Care Professional's Scientific and Research Committee
2011 The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
2011 Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
2011 University of Utah Division of Public Health Doctoral Student of the Year Award
2008 David R. and Isabelle E. Atherton Scholarship, University of Utah School of Medicine
2008 American Medical Writers Association Student Scholarship
2008 F Marian Bishop Scholarship, University of Utah Division of Public Health
2008 Golden Key International Honour Society, University of Utah Chapter
2007 Charles Hughes Memorial Scholarship , University of Utah Division of Public Health
2007 Selected by the Alpha Theta chapter to present at the Annual APHA Delta Omega Honorary Society Session

Grant Writing

NICHD F32: Pregnancy Complications and Future Neurologic Disease (Role: Principal Investigator) Selected for funding, terminated due to change of appointment.

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS): OD-00-113, Longitudinal measurements of dietary caffeine intake and biochemical markers in women participating in the BioCycle Study (2010-2011) (Role: Training Fellow and Contributing Writer)

University of Utah Technology Assisted Curriculum Center, Online Course Development Grant, Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology (2010). (Role: Co-Instructor and Lead Writer)

Teaching

American Medical Writers Association

2009-2011 American Medical Writers Association Annual Conference, Basics of Epidemiology, Core Curriculum, Workshop Co-Leader
2009-2011 American Medical Writers Association Annual Conference, Statistics for Medical Writers, Core Curriculum, Workshop Leader

University of Utah, Department of Family and Preventative Medicine

2010 Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology, Co-Instructor
2009-2010 Advanced Research Design, Teaching Assistant (2009); Co-Instructor (2010)
2009 Epidemiology II, Teaching Assistant
2009 Biostatistics I, Executive, Private Tutor

Mentoring

2012 Megan Link, MD, co-mentor: supervised University of Utah School of Medicine epidemiological research project

Publications and Presentations

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Papers

  1. Schliep KC, Mumford SL, Pollack AZ, Perkins NJ, Zhang C, Porucznik CA, VanDerslice J, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF. Self-reported intake of caffeine: comparing measurement tools in the BioCycle Study. Revision based on reviewers' comments submitted, Am J of Epidemiol 2013 Apr 1;177(7):690-9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23462965.
  2. Schliep KC, Schisterman EF, Mumford SL, Pollack AZ, Perkins NJ, Ye A, Zhang C, Stanford JB, Porucznik CA, Hammoud AO, Wactawski-Wende J. Energy-containing beverages: reproductive hormones and ovarian function in the BioCycle Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Mar;97(3):621-30 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23364018
  3. Schliep KC, Stanford JB, Zhang B, Zhen C, Dorais JK, Johnstone EB, Hammoud AO, Varner MW, Louis GB, Peterson CM, on behalf of the ENDO Study Working Group. Inter- and Intra-rater Reliability in the Diagnosis and Staging of Endometriosis: the ENDO Study. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2012 Jul;120(1):104-112. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=22914398
  4. Tham E, Schliep K, Stanford J. Outcomes of Natural Procreative Technology (NPT) in the Treatment of Infertility and Recurrent Miscarriage, Canadian Family Practice 58(5): e267-e274. http://www.cfp.ca/content/58/5/e267 External Web Site Policy
  5. Schliep KC, Schisterman EF, Mumford SL, Pollack AZ, Zhang C, Ye A, Stanford JB, Hammoud AO, Porucznik CA, Wactawski-Wende J. Caffeinated beverage intake and reproductive hormones among premenopausal women in the BioCycle Study. Am J Clin Nutr 2012 Jan;95(2):488-97 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22237060
  6. Nassaralla CL, Stanford, JB, Daly KD, Schneider M, Schliep KC, Fehring RJ. Characteristics of the Menstrual Cycle after Discontinuation of Oral Contraceptives. J Women's Health (Larchmt) 2011 Feb;20(2):169-77. Epub 2011 Jan 10. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21219248
  7. Schliep K, Nanney M, Coffrin K, Anderson D. Applying the Alliance for a Healthier Generation guidelines for competitive foods and beverages in Utah schools. 2010 Utah's Health: An Annual Review. http://www.matheson.utah.edu/Annual_Review/UHReview/journal2010.pdf External Web Site Policy
  8. George DB, Davidson DW, Schliep KC, and Patrell-Kim LJ. Microtopography of microbiotic crusts on the Colorado Plateau and the distribution of component organisms. West. N. Amer. Nat 2000; 60: 343-354. https://ojs.lib.byu.edu/ojs/index.php/wnan/article/viewArticle/420 External Web Site Policy

Manuscripts under Review

  1. Porucznik CA, Cox KJ, Schliep KC, Stanford JB. Pilot test and validation of the Peak Day method of prospective determination of ovulation against a handheld urine hormone monitor. Environmental Health.
  2. Filiberto AC, Mumford SL, Pollack AZ, Zhang C, Yeung EH, Schliep KC, Perkins NJ, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF. Usual dietary isoflavone intake and reproductive function across the menstrual cycle: The BioCycle Study. Fertil Steril.
  3. Prasad A, Mumford SL, Buck-Louis GM, Ahrens KA, Sjaarda LA, Schliep KC, Perkins NJ, Kissell K, Wactaswki Wende J, Schisterman EF. Sexual activity and its effect on endogenous reproductive hormones and ovulation. BMJ Internal Medicine.

Letter to the Editor

  1. Schliep, K. A call to provide multiple options for women in developing countries. Fertil Steril 2009 Aug; 92(2):e35. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19589521

Book Chapters

  1. Mumford SL, Schliep KC, Prasad A, Schisterman EF. The menstrual cycle and lipid levels. Diet and Nutrition in the Menstrual Cycle, Conception and Fertility. King's College London (In Press).

Presentations

  1. KC Schliep, SL Mumford, Z Chen, H Sharp, CM Peterson, GM Buck. Relating pelvic pain typology and location to endometriosis diagnosis among both women seeking and not seeking clinical care. Accepted for poster presentation at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting, October 2013, Boston, MA.
  2. Schliep KC, Mumford SL, Vladutiu CJ, Ahrens KA, Prasad A, Perkins N, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF The effect of perceived stress on reproductive function. Oral presentation at Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, June 2013, Boston, MA.
  3. Schliep KC, Hammoud AO, Mumford SL, Stanford JB, Porucznik CA, Kissell KA, Wactaswki Wende J, Schisterman EF. Indicators of luteal phase deficiency among healthy premenopausal women. Poster presentation at Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, June 2013, Boston, MA.
  4. Schliep KC, Chen Z, Stanford JB, Xie Y, Mumford SL, Buck Louis GM, Peterson CM. Endometriosis diagnosis and staging: are surgeons' assessments consistent? Poster presentation at Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, June 2013, Boston, MA.
  5. Schliep KC, Mumford SL, Link M, Carrell DT, Hammoud AO. The effect of paternal obesity on in vitro fertilization outcomes. Poster presentation at Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, June 2013, Boston, MA.
  6. Ahrens KA, Mumford SL, Schliep KC, Kissell KA, Perkins NJ, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF The effect of serum leptin levels on reproductive hormones and the risk of sporadic anovulation. Poster presentation at Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, June 2013, Boston, MA.
  7. Prasad A, Mumford SL, Buck-Louis GM, Ahrens KA, Sjaarda LA, Schliep KC, Perkins NJ, Kissell K, Wactaswki Wende J, Schisterman EF. Sexual Activity and its effect on endogenous reproductive hormones and ovulation. Poster presentation at Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, June 2013, Boston, MA.
  8. K. Kissell, M. Danaher, E.F. Schisterman, N Perkins, K.C. Schliep, K. A. Ahrens, L. A. Sjaarda, J. Wactawski-Wende, and S.L. Mumford The Impact of Serum anti-Müllerian Hormone on Follicular Phase Length in Premenopausal Women.Poster presentation at Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, June 2013, Boston, MA.
  9. K. Kissell, M. Danaher, E.F. Schisterman, N.J. Perkins, K.C. Schliep, K. A. Ahrens, L. A. Sjaarda, J. Wactawski-Wende, and S.L. Mumford Serum Anti-Müllerian Hormone Variation Throughout the Menstrual Cycle in Healthy Regularly Menstruating Young Women. Oral presentation at ENDO 2013 (The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting), June, 2013, San Francisco, CA.
  10. K Schliep, S Mumford, P Albert, E Yeung, A Ye, E Schisterman. Application of Nonlinear Mixed Models with Harmonic Terms for Analyzing Longitudinal Data. Oral presentation for 2nd Annual SER Student Web Meeting Epidemiologic Methodology Applications Conference. November 17, 2012. http://www.epiresearch.org/webmeetings/abstracts.pdf External Web Site Policy
  11. Link MH, Schliep KC, Hammoud AO, Deshmukh R, Porucznik CA, Carrell DC. Effects of paternal obesity on in vitro fertilization (IVF) pregnancy and live birth. Poster presentation at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting, October 2012, San Diego, CA.
  12. Hammoud AO, Schliep KC, Mumford SL, Stanford JB, Porucznik CA, Schisterman EF. Luteal phase deficiency in the BioCycle Study. Oral at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting, October 2012, San Diego, CA.
  13. K. Schliep, J. Stanford, Z. Chen, B. Zhang, J. Dorais, E. Johnstone, A. Hammoud, M. Varner, G. Buck Louis, CM. Peterson. Inter- and Intra-rater Reliability in the Diagnosis and Staging of Endometriosis. Poster presentation at Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, June 2012, Minneapolis, MN.
  14. K. Schliep, Exploring Energy Balance among Postpartum Adolescents. Poster presentation at Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, June 2012, Minneapolis, MN.
  15. CA Porucznik, KC Schliep, KJ Cox, SL Willardson, WB Fang, DG Wilkins, JB Stanford. Validation of a Caffeine Questionnaire with Salivary Biomarkers; Poster presentation at Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, June 2012, Minneapolis, MN.
  16. Stanford JB, Schliep KC, O'Sullivan JP, Porucznik CA. Comparison of biomarker-based algorithm and urine hormone monitor for concurrent identification of ovulation. Poster presentation at Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, June 2012, Minneapolis, MN.
  17. Schliep KC, Mumford SL, Pollack AZ, Perkins NJ, Zhang C, Porucznik CA, VanDerslice J, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF. Self-reported intake of caffeine: comparing measurement tools in the BioCycle Study. Poster presentation at NIH Summer Research Program Poster Day and Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, August 2010, Bethesda MD; June 2011, Montreal, Canada.
  18. Porucznik CA, Schliep KC, Willardson SL, Stanford JB. Peak Day: a simple, prospective method to identify ovulation in order to perform peri-conceptional exposure assessment. Poster presentation at Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, June 2011, Montreal, Canada.
  19. Porucznik CA, Schliep KC, Willardson SL, Stanford JB. Validation of the Peak Day method of prospective determination of ovulation against a handheld urine hormone monitor. Poster presentation at Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, June 2011, Montreal, Canada.
  20. Schliep KC , Mumford SL, Gaskins AJ, Pollack AZ Gollenberg AL, Zhang C, Albert PS, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF (2010, June). Effect of caffeine and associated beverages on reproductive hormones and ovulatory function in the BioCycle Study. Poster presentation at Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, June 2010, Seattle, WA.
  21. Stanford JB, Schliep KC, Senus E. Probability of conception using the Creighton Model FertilityCare System. Poster presentation at Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, June 2010, Seattle, WA.
  22. Porucznik C A, Schliep KC, Stanford JB. Participant Recruitment in a Virtually Interconnected World: Comparative Effectiveness And Considerations of Bias. Poster presentation at Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, June 2010, Seattle, WA.
  23. Porucznik C., VanDerslice J., Panichello J., Schliep K., Tanner W., Firth S., Stanford J. Targeting peri-conceptional exposure assessment using regulatory water quality databases. Oral presentation at the American Public Health Association 137th Annual Meeting, November 2009, Philadelphia, PA.
  24. Schliep K., Porucznik C., Stanford J., (2009, November). Targeting peri-conceptional exposure assessment: Identifying the peak day of fertility. Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association 137th Annual Meeting, November 2009, Philadelphia, PA.
  25. Stanford JB, Schliep KC, Parnell TA, Boyle PC. Estimating the probability of a live birth with natural procreative technology. Poster presentation at Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, June 2009, Anaheim, CA.
  26. Porucznik C., VanDerslice J., Panichello J., Schliep K., Firth S., Stanford J. Using administrative data to estimate exposure to drinking water contaminants among women seeking to conceive. Poster presentation at Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, June 2009, Anaheim, CA.
  27. Schliep K., Nanney M., Cofrin K., Anderson D. The awareness of and adherence to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's guidelines for competitive foods and beverages in Utah schools. Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association 135th Annual Meeting, November 2007, Washington DC.
  28. Schliep K. Lower-income Utah schools have fewer after-school physical activity opportunities. Oral presentation at Utah Public Health Association Annual Conference, March 2007, West Valley, UT.