AED Pregnancy Registry

ABOUT | Meet the Staff

Dr. Lewis B. Holmes
Lewis B. Holmes, M.D.
Lewis B. Holmes, M.D. is the Director of The North American AED (Antiepileptic Drug) Pregnancy Registry. He is the Emeritus Chief of the Medical Genetics Unit in the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. Dr. Holmes is a board certified Pediatrician and Geneticist. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and completed his residency in pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Sonia Hernandez-Diaz
Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, M.D., Dr.P.h.
Dr. Hernandez-Diaz is a Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Pharmacoepidemiology Program at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Hernandez-Diaz joined The North American AED (Antiepileptic Drug) Pregnancy Registry team in October 2006. Dr. Hernandez-Diaz’s areas of research have been drug safety evaluation from observational data, with a special emphasis in the analysis of patterns of use and safety of drugs during pregnancy. She received her M.D. from Autónoma University of Madrid, and her M.P.H. and Dr.P.h. from the Harvard School of Public Health.


Janet Cragan, M.D.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center on Birth Defects and
Develpmental Disorders
Atlanta, Georgia
W. Allen Hauser, M.D.
Columbia University Medical Center
Nyack, New York
Deborah Hirtz, M.D.
Professor, Neurological Sciences and
Pediatrics | Deparment of Neurological
Sciences | University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Lewis B. Holmes, M.D.
MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Medical Genetics Unit
Boston, Massachusetts
Mark Yerby, M.D.
North Pacific Epilepsy Research
Bend, Oregon


Barbara A. Dworetzky, M.D.
Daniel Hoch, M.D., Ph.D.
Data Analyst/Programmer
Randall Newmark Ph.D.
Clinical Research
Project Manager
Moira Quinn, APRN NP-C
Clinical Research
Amy Lyons
Susan Conant
Kristen Berthoud, M.Sc.
AED Pregnancy Registry