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Ahrens, Katherine

Formal Title:

PostDoctoral Fellow





6100 Executive Blvd Room 7B03, MSC 7510
Bethesda Md 20892-7510
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Rockville Md 20852



Katherine Ahrens, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow in the DIPHR Epidemiology Branch. She earned her master's degree in epidemiology from University of Michigan School of Public Health and a doctoral degree in epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health.  Her research interests focus on factors related to menstrual cycle hormones, time to conception, and pregnancy outcomes.

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Publications (PubMed):

Title Authors Publication Date
Association of cadmium, lead and mercury with paraoxonase 1 activity in women.Pollack AZ,Sjaarda L,Ahrens KA,Mumford SL,Browne RW,Wactawski-Wende J,Schisterman EFPLoS One2014
Luteal phase deficiency in regularly menstruating women: prevalence and overlap in identification based on clinical and biochemical diagnostic criteria.Schliep KC,Mumford SL,Hammoud AO,Stanford JB,Kissell KA,Sjaarda LA,Perkins NJ,Ahrens KA,Wactawski-Wende J,Mendola P,Schisterman EFJ Clin Endocrinol Metab2014 Feb 27
The effect of physical activity across the menstrual cycle on reproductive function.Ahrens KA,Vladutiu CJ,Mumford SL,Schliep KC,Perkins NJ,Wactawski-Wende J,Schisterman EFAnn Epidemiol2014 Feb
Serum leptin levels and reproductive function during the menstrual cycle.Ahrens K,Mumford SL,Schliep KC,Kissell KA,Perkins NJ,Wactawski-Wende J,Schisterman EFAm J Obstet Gynecol2014 Mar
Risks and safety of pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine in pregnancy: exposure prevalence, preterm delivery, and specific birth defects.Louik C,Ahrens K,Kerr S,Pyo J,Chambers C,Jones KL,Schatz M,Mitchell AAVaccine2013 Oct 17
Antiherpetic medication use and the risk of gastroschisis: findings from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2007.Ahrens KA,Anderka MT,Feldkamp ML,Canfield MA,Mitchell AA,Werler MM,National Birth Defects Prevention StudyPaediatr Perinat Epidemiol2013 Jul
A time and place for causal inference methods in perinatal and paediatric epidemiology.Ahrens KA,Schisterman EFPaediatr Perinat Epidemiol2013 May
Correcting for exposure misclassification using survival analysis with a time-varying exposure.Ahrens K,Lash TL,Louik C,Mitchell AA,Werler MMAnn Epidemiol2012 Nov
Use of antiepileptic medications in pregnancy in relation to risks of birth defects.Werler MM,Ahrens KA,Bosco JL,Mitchell AA,Anderka MT,Gilboa SM,Holmes LB,National Birth Defects Prevention StudyAnn Epidemiol2011 Nov
Folic acid intake and spina bifida in the era of dietary folic acid fortification.Ahrens K,Yazdy MM,Mitchell AA,Werler MMEpidemiology2011 Sep
Molecular epidemiology of syphilis--San Francisco, 2004-2007.Katz KA,Pillay A,Ahrens K,Kohn RP,Hermanstyne K,Bernstein KT,Ballard RC,Klausner JDSex Transm Dis2010 Oct
Increased knowledge of safe and appropriate penicillin injection after viewing brief instructional video titled "how to inject Bicillin LA".Gertler S,Ahrens K,Klausner JDSex Transm Dis2009 Mar
Using surveillance data to monitor entry into care of newly diagnosed HIV-infected persons: San Francisco, 2006-2007.Zetola NM,Bernstein K,Ahrens K,Marcus JL,Philip S,Nieri G,Jones D,Hare CB,Hsu L,Scheer S,Klausner JDBMC Public Health2009 Jan 14
Evaluation of a new point-of-care serologic assay for herpes simplex virus type 2 infection.Philip SS,Ahrens K,Shayevich C,de la Roca R,Williams M,Wilson D,Bernstein K,Klausner JDClin Infect Dis2008 Nov 15
Limited knowledge and use of HIV post- and pre-exposure prophylaxis among gay and bisexual men.Liu AY,Kittredge PV,Vittinghoff E,Raymond HF,Ahrens K,Matheson T,Hecht J,Klausner JD,Buchbinder SPJ Acquir Immune Defic Syndr2008 Feb 1
High prevalence of gonococcal and chlamydial infection in men who have sex with men with newly diagnosed HIV infection: an opportunity for same-day presumptive treatment.Scott KC,Philip S,Ahrens K,Kent CK,Klausner JDJ Acquir Immune Defic Syndr2008 May 1
HIV partner notification outcomes for HIV-infected patients by duration of infection, San Francisco, 2004 to 2006.Ahrens K,Kent CK,Kohn RP,Nieri G,Reynolds A,Philip S,Klausner JDJ Acquir Immune Defic Syndr2007 Dec 1
Predictors of incident herpes simplex virus type 2 infections in young women at risk for unintended pregnancy in San Francisco.Moss NJ,Harper CC,Ahrens K,Scott K,Kao S,Padian N,Raine T,Klausner JDBMC Infect Dis2007 Sep 26
The use and performance of oral-throat rinses to detect pharyngeal Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infections.Papp JR,Ahrens K,Phillips C,Kent CK,Philip S,Klausner JDDiagn Microbiol Infect Dis2007 Nov
Indicators of use of methamphetamine and other substances among men who have sex with men, San Francisco, 2003-2006.Vaudrey J,Raymond HF,Chen S,Hecht J,Ahrens K,McFarland WDrug Alcohol Depend2007 Sep 6
The acceptability and feasibility of the Positive Reinforcement Opportunity Project, a community-based contingency management methamphetamine treatment program for gay and bisexual men in San Francisco.Strona FV,McCright J,Hjord H,Ahrens K,Tierney S,Shoptaw S,Klausner JDJ Psychoactive Drugs2006 Nov
Trends in the use of sexually transmitted disease diagnostic technologies in California, 1996-2003.Ahrens K,Bradbury KJ,Bauer HM,Samuel MC,Gould G,Donatoni G,Higgins C,Kerndt P,Bolan GSex Transm Dis2007 Jul
Healthy Penis: San Francisco's social marketing campaign to increase syphilis testing among gay and bisexual men.Ahrens K,Kent CK,Montoya JA,Rotblatt H,McCright J,Kerndt P,Klausner JDPLoS Med2006 Dec
The decline in clinical sequelae of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection supports current control strategies.Moss NJ,Ahrens K,Kent CK,Klausner JDJ Infect Dis2006 May 1
Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
Last Reviewed Date: 11/30/2012
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