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Dr. Ronit Calderon-Margalit
Dr. Ronit Calderon-Margalit Phone: +97226778647
Fax: +97226431086
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Academic Unit:  School of Public Health
My main research topics are reproductive epidemiology, and renal diseases epidemiology. In addition, I am an active member of the steering committee of the National Program for Quality Indicators for Community Healthcare in Israel, and lead a study of health outcomes related to the Program.
In the field of reproductive epidemiology, my research focuses on the short and long term consequences of women’s reproductive characteristics.  Current research projects include the study of intrauterine exposures to environmental contaminants among pregnant women in Jerusalem; studies of social and cultural determinants of healthcare during pregnancy and labor among women from developing countries; studies of determinants of adverse birth outcomes; and a national survey of the obstetrical anesthesia workload.
Studies of renal diseases include descriptive and analytical studies of chronic renal failure, with emphasis on end stage kidney disease.
Tirosh, A.Calderon-Margalit, R., Mazar, M., Stern, Z. (2008). Differences in quality of diabetes care between Jews and Arabs in Jerusalem. Am J Med Qual. 23:60-5.
Sheffer, R., Calderon-Margalit, R. (2008).Trends in overweight, obesity and blood pressure among Israeli working adults--implications for public health. Eur J Public Health. 18:121-5.
Kleinhaus, K., Perrin, MC., Manor, O., Friedlander, Y., Calderon-Margalit, R., Harlap, S., Malaspina, D. (2008). Paternal age and twinning in the Jerusalem Perinatal Study. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 141:119-22.
Calderon-Margalit, R., Gordon, ES., Hoshen, M., Kark, JD., Rotem, A., Haklai, Z. (2008). Dialysis in Israel, 1989-2005--time trends and international comparisons. NephrolDial Transplant. 23:659-64.
Kleinhaus, K., Harlap, S., Perrin, MC., Manor, O., Calderon-Margalit, R., Friedlander, Y., Malaspina, D. (2008). Twin pregnancy and the risk of schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 105:197-200.
Harlap, S., Kleinhaus, K., Perrin,. C MC, Calderon-Margalit, R., Paltiel, O, Deutsch, L., Manor, O., Tiram, E., Yanetz, R., Friedlander,Y. (2008). Consanguinity and birth defects in the Jerusalem Perinatal Study Cohort. Hum Hered. 66:180-9.
Paltiel, O., Yanetz, R., Calderon-Margalit, R., Manor, O., Sharon, N., Harlap, S., Friedlander, Y. (2008). Very high birth weight of offspring is associated with an increased risk of leukemia in their mothers: results of a population-based cohort study. Leuk Res. 32:1709-14.
Calderon-Margalit, R., Friedlander, Y., Yanetz, R., Kleinhaus, K., Perrin, MC., Manor, O., Harlap, S., Paltiel, O. (2009). Cancer risk after exposure to treatments for ovulation induction. Am J Epidemiol. 2009;169:365-75.
Stern, Z., Calderon-Margalit, R., Mazar, M., Brezis, M. Tirosh, A. (2009). Emergency room visit: a red-flag indicator for poor diabetes care. Diabet Med. 26:1105-11.
Friedlander, Y., Manor, O., Paltiel, O., Meiner, V., Sharon, N., Calderon, R., Hochner, H., Sagy, Y., Avgil, M., Harlap, S., Siscovick, DS. (2009). Birth weight of offspring, maternal pre-pregnancy characteristics, and mortality of mothers: the Jerusalem perinatal study cohort. Ann Epidemiol. 19:112-7.
Calderon-Margalit, R., Friedlander, Y., Yanetz, R., Deutsch, L., Perrin, MC., Kleinhaus, K., Tiram, E. S, Harlap, S., Paltiel, O. (2009). Preeclampsia and subsequent risk of cancer: update from the Jerusalem Perinatal Study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 200:63.e1-5.
Qiu, C., Williams, MA., Calderon-Margalit, R., Cripe, SM., Sorensen, TK. (2009) Preeclampsia risk in relation to maternal mood and anxiety disorders diagnosed before or during early pregnancy. Am J Hypertens. 22:397-402.
Calderon-Margalit, R., Qiu, C, Ornoy, A., Siscovick, DS., Williams, MA. (2009) Risk of preterm delivery and other adverse perinatal outcomes in relation to maternal use of psychotropic medications during pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 201:579.e1-8.
Calderon-Margalit, R., Navon-Venezia, S., Gefen, D., Amitai, Z., Barda, R., Vulikh, I., Sompolinsky, D. (2010) Biennial hyperepidemic shigellosis in an observant Jewish community. Epidemiol Infect. 138:244-52.
Calderon-Margalit R., Schwartz SM., Wellons MF., Lewis CE.,Davigius ML. Schreiner PJ., Williams OD.,Sternfeld B., Carr JJ., O'Leary DH., Sidney S., Friedlander Y., Siscovick DS. (2010) Prospective association of serum androgens and sex hormone binding globulin with subclinical cardiovascular disease in young adult women: The CARDIA Women’s Study. J Clin Endocrinl Metab 95:4424-31
Wang ES, Calderon-Margalit R., Cedars MI., Daviglus ML., Merkin SS. Schreiner PJ., Sternfeld B., Wellons M., Scwartz SM., Lewis CE., Williams OD., Siscovick DS., Bibbins-Domingo K. (2011)Polycystic ovary syndrome and long-term diabetes and dyslipidemia risk: the CARDIA Women's Study. Obstet Gynecol 117:6-13.
Merkin SS, Azziz R, Seeman T, Calderon-Margalit R, Daviglus M, Kiefe C, Matthews K, Sternfeld B, Siscovick D. (2011) Socioeconomic status and polycystic ovary syndrome. J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:413-9.
Vivante A, Afek A, Frenkel Y, Tzur D, Farfel A, Golan E, Chaiter Y, Shohat T, Skorecki K, Calderon-Margalit R. (2011)Persistent asymptomatic isolated microscopic hematuria in Israeli adolescents and young adults and risk for end-stage renal disease.JAMA 306:729-36.
Jaffe DH, Shmueli A, Ben-Yehuda A, Paltiel O, Calderon R, Cohen AD, Matz E, Rosenblum JK, Wilf-Miron R, Manor O. (2012) Community healthcare in Israel: quality indicators 2007-2009. Israel J Health Policy 1:3 doi:10.1186/2045-4015-1-3.
Hochner H, Friedlander Y, Calderon-Margalit R, Meiner V, Sagy Y, Avgil-Tsadok M, Burger A, Savitsky B, Siscovick DS, Manor O. (2012) Associations of maternal prepregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain with adult offspring cardiometabolic risk factors: the Jerusalem Perinatal Family Follow-up Study. Circulation. 125:1381-9.
Vivante A, Golan E, Tzur D, Leiba A, Tirosh A, Skorecki K, Calderon-Margalit R.(2012) Body Mass Index in 1.2 Million Adolescents and Risk for End-Stage Renal Disease. Arch Intern Med. 172:1644-1650.
Ginosar Y, Ioscovich A, Weissman C, Calderon-Margalit R, Weiniger CF. (2012) Comparison of the obstetric anesthesia activity index with total delivery numbers as a single denominator of workload demand in Israeli maternity units. Isr J Health Policy Res. 1:48.
Dior UP, Hochner H, Friedlander Y, Calderon-Margalit R, Jaffe D, Burger A, Avgil M, Manor O, Elchalal U. (2013) Association between number of children and mortality of mothers: results of a 37-year follow-up study. Ann Epidemiol. 23:13-8. 
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