Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Department of Family Medicine

Posted in Research

Person: Omayma Alshaarawy


Alyssa Vanderziel, PhD candidate, presents her study on the health effects of prenatal cannabis use.


“I’m a PhD candidate in Epidemiology and a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Family Medicine, where I study the health effects of prenatal cannabis use. I am analyzing data for the Michigan Archive for Research on Child Health (MARCH), in which I am investigating the association of prenatal cannabis use and birth outcomes. I’m also interested in assessing morning sickness severity and odds of cannabis use during pregnancy. Dr. Alshaarawy and I recently launched the Cannabis Legalization in Michigan (CLM) study in two Sparrow clinics where we will assess the feasibility of recruitment and retention of pregnant women who regularly use cannabis.”

For more information on this study contact: Alyssa Vanderziel or Dr. Omayma Alshaarawy.