December 20, 2021

Kari Weber, PhD, MHS

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology

Co-Investigator, Arkansas Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention




2016- PhD in Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2011- MHS in Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2007 – BA in Health and Humanities, University of Southern California

Research Interests

  • birth and pregnancy outcomes: structural birth defects, preterm birth, maternal comorbidities,
  • environmental exposures: greenspace, air pollution, pesticides, neighborhood socioeconomic factors, built environment,
  • environmental justice and socioeconomic disparities


Recent Publications

Weber KA, Yang W, Lyons E, Stevenson DK, Padula AM, Shaw GM. Greenspace, Air Pollution, Neighborhood Factors, and Preeclampsia in a Population-Based Case-Control Study in California. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18(10):5127. 2021 May 12. doi:10.3390/ijerph18105127

Weber KA, Lyons E, Yang W, Stevenson C, Stevenson DK, Shaw GM. Residential proximity to green space and preeclampsia in California. Environ Epidemiol. 2020;4(6):e120. 2020 Oct 21. doi:10.1097/EE9.0000000000000120

Weber KA, Carmichael SL, Yang W, Tinker SC, Shaw GM; National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Periconceptional stressors and social support and risk for adverse birth outcomes. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2020 Aug 24;20(1):487. doi: 10.1186/s12884-020-03182-6. PMID: 32831042; PMCID: PMC7446063.

Weber KA, Yang W, Carmichael SL, Lupo PJ, Dukhovny S, Yazdy MM, Lin AE, Van Bennekom CM, Mitchell AA, Shaw GM; National Birth Defects Prevention Study. An application of data mining to identify potential risk factors for anophthalmia and microphthalmia. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2018 Nov;32(6):545-555. doi: 10.1111/ppe.12509. PMID: 30300919.

Weber KA, Mayo JA, Carmichael SL, Stevenson DK, Winn VD, Shaw GM. Occurrence of Selected Structural Birth Defects Among Women With Preeclampsia and Other Hypertensive Disorders. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Apr 1;187(4):668-676. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwx269. PMID: 29020134.