Ruth A. Lawrence, M.D., D.D. (H)
Center Co-Director; Distinguished Alumna Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Lawrence is a pediatrician and subspecialty trained in Neonatology and Toxicology. She developed the first Poison Control Center in the United States serving the public and she is internationally recognized for her expertise in breastfeeding and therapeutic and environmental exposures. She has been instrumental in developing the National Lactation Center at University of Rochester. Further, Dr. Lawrence was a member of the original NYS Children’s Environmental Health Center at the University of Rochester. She has published a number of books on the subject of breastfeeding. She has been directing the development of the Finger Lakes Children’s Environmental Health Center with Dr. Miller and the team.
Richard K. Miller, Ph.D.
Center Co-Director; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, of Environmental Medicine and of Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Medicine
Dr. Miller is a clinical Pharmacologist/Toxicologist by training and has been counseling patients who are planning pregnancies or are already pregnant concerning health risks. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in Teratology. He is currently Chair of the OTIS-ENTIS International Research Consortium on evaluating agents that can produce birth defects. He is member of the Advisory Board for TERIS. Dr. Miller is also Director of MotherToBaby UR Medicine and a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicology.
Casey B. Rosen-Carole, M.D., M.P.H., M.Ed.
Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology
Assistant Professor - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Rosen-Carole is Medical Director of Lactation Services and Programs at the University of Rochester. She practices outpatient and inpatient Breastfeeding Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Rosen-Carole's research focus is in systems change for breastfeeding education and support.
Timothy Wiegand, M.D.
Medical Toxicologist - Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Wiegand is a board certified toxicologist handling a wide range of environmental, occupational and medicinal exposures in children and adults. Dr. Wiegand will respond to calls concerning environmental exposures in children for our center.
Augusto Litonjua, M.D., M.P.H.
As Division Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology, Dr. Litonjua will be responsible for oversight of children that require asthma care and will participate in our Health Care Provider Education Outreach efforts.
Norma Barton, B.S. Pharm
Certified Specialist in Poison Information and Manager of Call Services for FLCEHC.
Ms. Barton has years of experience handling emergent inquiries from families concerning exposures in childhood, during pregnancy and lactation. Previously, she and her team managed the calls for the previous NYS CEHC at the University of Rochester. She supports our call line, our email inquiry line and website.
Rogelio Perez-D'Gregorio, M.D., M.S.
Research Assistant Professor – Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Perez-D’Gregorio is a bilingual (Spanish-English) retired OB/GYN with training in Clinical Toxicology, Reproductive-Developmental Toxicology and Placentology. After his training at the University of Rochester 1982 - 1987, he returned to Venezuela, where he was assistant Director of the National Poison Control Center, reproductive toxicology research and Obstetrics. He brings his experience to counseling health care providers, pregnant women and families concerning environmental and therapeutic exposures. He is also involved with our outreach program to community health care providers and families.
Jennifer D. Becker, M.P.H.
Ms. Becker is also the coordinator for the Rochester Office of the Western NY Lead Poisoning Resource Center which covers 9 counties. She is bringing her experience and skills with the lead program to the Children’s Environmental Health Center to expand the educational opportunities across a 15 county area for all childhood exposures.
Kenneth Edell, B.S.
Kenneth Edell, B.S., is the Database Administrator for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He manages the REDCap database used for tracking call-line information.
Katrina Smith Korfmacher, Ph.D.
FLCEHC Educator/Consultant; Associate Professor Environmental Medicine, of Public Health Sciences and of the Center for Community Health
Dr. Korfmacher is Director of the Community Outreach and Engagement Core for the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences Center at the University of Rochester.
Stanley Schaffer, M.D., M.S.
Lead Exposure Advisor; Associate Professor Pediatrics and Center for Community Health
Dr. Schaffer is Director of Rochester office of the WNY Lead Poisoning Resource Center.
Eva Pressman, M.D.
Maternal Fetal Medicine Expert and Professor and Chair of Obstetrics/Gynecology
Dr. Pressman is our Ob/Gyn Advisor.