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Dr. Allen J. Wilcox M.D.

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Senior Investigator In the Epidem...

Local Address: Durham, North Carolina, United States
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
P.O. Box 12233
Research Triangle Park , North Carolina 27709
United States

Company Description: The NIEHS supports research to understand the effects of the environment on human health and is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its mission is to...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MD
  • PhD , epidemiology
    University of North Carolina
  • medical degree
    University of Michigan
  • honorary doctoral degree
    University of Bergen ( Norway )
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ACE 2009 Election, 7 Jan 2015 [cached]
Allen Wilcox, MD, PhD, is a senior investigator in the Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH), and Editor-in-Chief of EPIDEMIOLOGY.
Background: Dr. Wilcox completed his medical degree at the University of Michigan in 1973 and his PhD in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina in 1979. Since 1979, he has been an epidemiologist at the National Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIEHS, NIH) in North Carolina, where he served as Chief of the Epidemiology Branch from 1991 to 2001. His research interests focus largely on reproduction and pregnancy (fertility, pregnancy loss, fetal growth, birth defects). He is author of a textbook titled "Pregnancy and Reproduction: An Epidemiologic Perspective" to be published by Oxford University Press later this year.
He is a past president of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER), the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) and the American Epidemiologic Society (AES). He holds an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Bergen (Norway). He has been a Fellow in the American College of Epidemiology since 1991, and recently participated in an ACE workshop on the theme of translating epidemiologic results into policy action.
SER Annual Meeting, 19 June 2014 [cached]
Allen Wilcox
Allen Wilcox, NIEHS
Allen Wilcox is a senior investigator at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH, in Durham, North Carolina, and since 2001 the editor-in-chief of EPIDEMIOLOGY. His research is in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology, and he is the author of a widely used textbook, Fertility and Pregnancy - An Epidemiologic Perspective. He holds adjunct appointments at the University of North Carolina, Harvard University, and the University of Bergen (Norway). He served as president of SPER in 1996 and president of SER in 1998.
"Five percent of children with birth ..., 20 July 2010 [cached]
"Five percent of children with birth defects is not a whole lot," Allen J. Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D., said, "but it still is more than double what we see in the children of unaffected fathers. Dr. Wilcox is chief of epidemiology at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, one of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
"What surprised us," Dr. Wilcox continued, "is that the children of the affected fathers had a higher risk of all kinds of defects, not just the same defect as their father. In our earlier study of women with birth defects, this did not appear to be the case: The children seemed to have no special risk of birth defects except for the specific defect of the mother."
Dr. Wilcox' co-researchers are Rolv T. Lie, Ph.D., and Rolv Skjaerven, Ph.D., both professors at the University of Bergen.
"We also need to put this into perspective," Dr. Wilcox said.
Leadership | American College of Epidemiology, 13 July 2012 [cached]
Allen Wilcox, MD, PhD, The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH), 9/09-9/12
The answer - reported this year ..., 1 Aug 2012 [cached]
The answer - reported this year in a separate study by Allen Wilcox, head of the epidemiology branch of the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - was a mere 3.1 per cent.""
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