Margaret Adgent, PhD, MSPH

Research Associate Professor
Health Policy
Office Address
2525 WEA
2525 West End Ave.
Room / Suite

Pediatric and perinatal epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology

Dr. Margaret Adgent is a research associate professor in the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is an epidemiologist with primary research interests in characterizing prenatal and pediatric exposures and their related health effects, particularly in the context of exploring developmental origins of disease. Dr. Adgent's current research activities include investigation of maternal risk factors for pediatric asthma, including prenatal nutrition, stress, pregnancy complications and exposure to environmental contaminants. She also contributes to several pharmacoepidemiology research projects related to prescription medication use during and after pregnancy. Dr. Adgent received her PhD in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed her postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences at NIH.


Recent & Highlighted Research

Grossarth S, Osmundson SS, Wiese AD, Phillips SE, Pham A, Leech AA, Patrick SW, Spieker AJ, Grijalva CG, Adgent MA. Maternal Opioid Use Disorder and the Risk of Postneonatal Infant Mortality. JAMA Pediatr. 2023 May 08. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.1047PubMed PMID: 37155175 Citation in REDCap PMC10167598.