Jacqueline Starr, PhD

Jacqueline Starr, PhD

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

  • Jacqueline R. Starr, PhD, MS, MPH, is epidemiologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital and research associate professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at the University of Washington. She works full time at Seattle Children’s Craniofacial Center.

    Her primary research interests relate to identifying genetic or other risk factors for craniofacial anomalies, with a particular focus on craniofacial microsomia. She also collaborates on research projects that broadly target the causes and outcomes of craniofacial anomalies, especially craniofacial microsomia, craniosynostosis, and deformational plagiocephaly.

  • Other Publications

    • Lam DJ, Jensen CC, Mueller BA, Starr JR, Cunningham ML, Weaver EM
      Pediatric sleep apnea and craniofacial anomalies: a population-based case-control study.
      20824784 The Laryngoscope, 2010 Oct. : 2098-105
    • Stott-Miller M, Heike CL, Kratz M, Starr JR
      Increased risk of orofacial clefts associated with maternal obesity: case-control study and Monte Carlo-based bias analysis.
      20670231 Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 2010 Sept. : 502-12
    • Rosenberg J, Kapp-Simon K, Starr J, Cradock M, Speltz M
      Mothers' and Fathers' Reports of Stress in Families of Infants with and without Single-Suture Craniosynostosis.
      20815729 The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 2010 Aug. 19
    • Parhizkar N, Saltzman B, Grote K, Starr J, Cunningham M, Perkins J, Sie K
      Nasopharyngeal Airway for Management of Airway Obstruction in Infants with Micrognathia.
      20815716 The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 2010 Aug. 17
    • Starr JR, Lin HJ, Ruiz-Correa S, Cunningham ML, Ellenbogen RG, Collett BR, Kapp-Simon KA, Speltz ML
      Little evidence of association between severity of trigonocephaly and cognitive development in infants with single-suture metopic synostosis.
      20644427 Neurosurgery, 2010 Aug. : 408-15; discussion 415-6
    • Speltz ML, Collett BR, Stott-Miller M, Starr JR, Heike C, Wolfram-Aduan AM, King D, Cunningham ML
      Case-control study of neurodevelopment in deformational plagiocephaly.
      20156894 Pediatrics, 2010 March : e537-42
    • Donahue SM, Zimmerman FJ, Starr JR, Holt VL
      Correlates of pre-pregnancy physical inactivity: results from the pregnancy risk assessment monitoring system.
      19156507 Maternal and child health journal, 2010 March : 235-44
    • Heike CL, Starr JR, Rieder MJ, Cunningham ML, Edwards KL, Stanaway IB, Crawford DC
      Single nucleotide polymorphism discovery in TBX1 in individuals with and without 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
      19645056 Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology, 2010 Jan. : 54-63
    • Littman AJ, Doody DR, Biggs ML, Weiss NS, Starr JR, Schwartz SM
      Physical activity in adolescence and testicular germ cell cancer risk.
      19399630 Cancer causes & control : CCC, 2009 Oct. : 1281-90
    • Cloonan YK, Kifle Y, Davis S, Speltz ML, Werler MM, Starr JR
      Sleep outcomes in children with hemifacial microsomia and controls: a follow-up study.
      19651569 Pediatrics, 2009 Aug. : e313-21
    • McKinney CM, Cunningham ML, Holt VL, Leroux B, Starr JR
      A case-control study of infant, maternal and perinatal characteristics associated with deformational plagiocephaly.
      19523080 Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 2009 July : 332-45
    • Kanetsky PA, Mitra N, Vardhanabhuti S, Li M, Vaughn DJ, Letrero R, Ciosek SL, Doody DR, Smith LM, Weaver J, Albano A, Chen C, Starr JR, Rader DJ, Godwin AK, Reilly MP, Hakonarson H, Schwartz SM, Nathanson KL
      Common variation in KITLG and at 5q31.3 predisposes to testicular germ cell cancer.
      19483682 Nature genetics, 2009 July : 811-5
    • Hopper RA, Lewis C, Umbdenstock R, Garrison MM, Starr JR
      Discharge practices, readmission, and serious medical complications following primary cleft lip repair in 23 U.S. children's hospitals.
      19407628 Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2009 May : 1553-9
    • Daling JR, Doody DR, Sun X, Trabert BL, Weiss NS, Chen C, Biggs ML, Starr JR, Dey SK, Schwartz SM
      Association of marijuana use and the incidence of testicular germ cell tumors.
      19204904 Cancer, 2009 March 15 : 1215-23
    • Werler MM, Starr JR, Cloonan YK, Speltz ML
      Hemifacial microsomia: from gestation to childhood.
      19218862 The Journal of craniofacial surgery, 2009 March : 664-9
    • Ploplys EA, Hopper RA, Muzaffar AR, Starr JR, Avellino AM, Cunningham ML, Ellenbogen RG, Gruss JS
      Comparison of computed tomographic imaging measurements with clinical findings in children with unilateral lambdoid synostosis.
      19116566 Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2009 Jan. : 300-9
    • Hsu L, Starr JR, Zheng Y, Schwartz SM
      On combining triads and unrelated subjects data in candidate gene studies: an application to data on testicular cancer.
      19077426 Human heredity, 2009 : 88-103
    • McKinney CM, Holt VL, Cunningham ML, Leroux BG, Starr JR
      Maternal and infant characteristics associated with prone and lateral infant sleep positioning in Washington state, 1996-2002.
      18534224 The Journal of pediatrics, 2008 Aug. : 194-8, 198.e1-3
    • Ruiz-Correa S, Starr JR, Lin HJ, Kapp-Simon KA, Sze RW, Ellenbogen RG, Speltz ML, Cunningham ML
      New severity indices for quantifying single-suture metopic craniosynostosis.
      18797362 Neurosurgery, 2008 Aug. : 318-24; discussion 324-5
    • Sie KC, Starr JR, Bloom DC, Cunningham M, de Serres LM, Drake AF, Elluru RG, Haddad J Jr, Hartnick C, Macarthur C, Milczuk HA, Muntz HR, Perkins JA, Senders C, Smith ME, Tollefson T, Willging JP, Zdanski CJ
      Multicenter interrater and intrarater reliability in the endoscopic evaluation of velopharyngeal insufficiency.
      18645127 Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 2008 July : 757-63
    • McKinney CM, Cunningham ML, Holt VL, Leroux B, Starr JR
      Characteristics of 2733 cases diagnosed with deformational plagiocephaly and changes in risk factors over time.
      18333652 The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 2008 March : 208-16
    • Toth K, Collett B, Kapp-Simon KA, Cloonan YK, Gaither R, Cradock MM, Buono L, Cunningham ML, Dawson G, Starr J, Speltz ML
      Memory and Response Inhibition in Young Children with Single-Suture Craniosynostosis.
      17899471 Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence, 2007 Sept. 26 : 1-14
    • Ruiz-Correa S, Starr JR, Lin HJ, Kapp-Simon KA, Cunningham ML, Speltz ML
      Severity of skull malformation is unrelated to presurgery neurobehavioral status of infants with sagittal synostosis.
      17760493 The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 2007 Sept. : 548-54
    • Starr JR, Kapp-Simon KA, Cloonan YK, Collett BR, Cradock MM, Buono L, Cunningham ML, Speltz ML
      Presurgical and postsurgical assessment of the neurodevelopment of infants with single-suture craniosynostosis: comparison with controls.
      18459881 Journal of neurosurgery, 2007 Aug. : 103-10
    • Starr JR, McKinney C
      In a resource-limited setting, oral visual screening may reduce oral cancer mortality.
      17138448 The journal of evidence-based dental practice, 2006 Sept. : 227-9
    • Yoon PJ, Starr JR, Perkins JA, Bloom D, Sie KC
      Interrater and intrarater reliability in the evaluation of velopharyngeal insufficiency within a single institution.
      16982971 Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 2006 Sept. : 947-51
    • Hing AV, Leblond C, Sze RW, Starr JR, Monks S, Parisi MA
      A novel oculo-oto-facial dysplasia in a Native Alaskan community with autosomal recessive inheritance.
      16523509 American journal of medical genetics. Part A, 2006 April 15 : 804-12
    • Ruiz-Correa S, Sze RW, Starr JR, Lin HT, Speltz ML, Cunningham ML, Hing AV
      New scaphocephaly severity indices of sagittal craniosynostosis: a comparative study with cranial index quantifications.
      16526927 The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 2006 March : 211-21
    • Lam DJ, Starr JR, Perkins JA, Lewis CW, Eblen LE, Dunlap J, Sie KC
      A comparison of nasendoscopy and multiview videofluoroscopy in assessing velopharyngeal insufficiency.
      16500434 Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2006 March : 394-402
    • Starr JR, Chen C, Doody DR, Hsu L, Ricks S, Weiss NS, Schwartz SM
      Risk of testicular germ cell cancer in relation to variation in maternal and offspring cytochrome p450 genes involved in catechol estrogen metabolism.
      16172230 Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, 2005 Sept. : 2183-90
    • Starr JR
      The relative contribution of oral cancer risk factors may differ in younger as compared to older adults.
      17138338 The journal of evidence-based dental practice, 2005 June : 78-9
    • Starr JR, Hsu L, Schwartz SM
      Assessing maternal genetic associations: a comparison of the log-linear approach to case-parent triad data and a case-control approach.
      15824543 Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 2005 May : 294-303
    • Starr JR, Hsu L, Schwartz SM
      Performance of the log-linear approach to case-parent triad data for assessing maternal genetic associations with offspring disease: type I error, power, and bias.
      15632270 American journal of epidemiology, 2005 Jan. 15 : 196-204
    • Starr JR, McKnight B
      Assessing interaction in case-control studies: type I errors when using both additive and multiplicative scales.
      15232402 Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 2004 July : 422-7
    • Sanai Y, Persson GR, Starr JR, Luis HS, Bernardo M, Leitao J, Roberts MC
      Presence and antibiotic resistance of Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia, and Prevotella nigrescens in children.
      12445225 Journal of clinical periodontology, 2002 Oct. : 929-34

  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Planning Grant for Genome-Wide Association Study of Craniofacial Microsomia NIH NIDCR $999,159.00 Sept. 22, 2009
    Single Suture Craniosynostosis Gene Expression and Discovery NIH NIDCR $1,233,632.00 March 5, 2008
    Craniofacial Microsomia and Genetic Variation in Hemostasis and Vasculogenesis NIH NIDCR $725,000.00 Aug. 1, 2007
    A Multiple-Birth Study of Risk Factors for Positional Plagiocephaly Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center $23,787.00 Oct. 1, 2006
    Craniofacial Microsomia: The Vascular Disruption Hypothesis NIH NIDCR $150,000.00 Aug. 1, 2006
    Neurodevelopment among Infants with Plagiocephaly NIH NICHD $1,750,000.00 Sept. 14, 2005
    Molecular Epidemiology of Testicular Cancer NIH NCI $3,423,062.00 June 1, 2005
    Hemifacial Microsomia: Psychosocial and Other Sequelae NIH NIDCR $2,281,045.00 Sept. 15, 2004
    Neurobehavioral Correlates of Craniosynostosis NIH NIDCR $2,206,263.00 Sept. 1, 2001