Marcia L. Feldkamp, PA, MSPH, PhD


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Pediatrics - Research Professor
  • Divisions: Pediatric Genetics

Academic Office Information

  • 801-587-1955
  • Williams Building
    Division of Medical Genetics
    295 Chipeta Way, Room: 2C 412
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Feldkamp is a Research Professor in the Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics. Her interest and career in birth defect epidemiology began while working as a physician assistant and caring for women of reproductive age. Due to the limitations of existing data in Utah, Dr. Feldkamp led the efforts to develop a clinically based birth defects surveillance system within the Utah Department of Health in order to conduct the necessary research to improve our understanding of their prevalence and etiology. Dr. Feldkamp was one of several founding members of the National Birth Defects Prevention Network in 1997 and became President of this organization in 2005. This Network is a cohesive group of individuals from states in the US that are interested in birth defects surveillance, research, and prevention. In 2006, Dr. Feldkamp developed a course on clinical epidemiology for the master’s level genetic counseling program in the Department of Human Genetics. Dr. Feldkamp is the PI of the Utah Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention as part of the CDC’s National Birth Defects Prevention Study (NBDPS), a large multi-center case-control study aimed at identifying the causes of birth defects. She was also the PI of a CDC funded study to develop a prospective assessment of the development, health and condition progression in young children with spina bifida. Dr. Feldkamp’s primary interest is focused on understanding the mechanisms and causes leading to gastroschisis, a severe birth defect of the abdominal wall. She has published numerous articles on this topic and continues to investigate the potential genetic susceptibility and environmental causes of gastroschisis.

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training University of Utah, School of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventative Medicine
Public Health - Reseach
Certification Erasmus Medical College
Summer Program in Epidemiology
Certification University of Washington
Summer Program in Statistical Genetics
Graduate Training University of Utah
Public Health - Epidemiology
Other Training University of Massachusetts
Internship Utah Department of Health
Epidemiology, Public Health
Undergraduate University of Utah
Professional Other University of Utah
Physician Assistant
Internship Foothill Family Clinic
Physician Assistant
Undergraduate Northern Michigan University
Applied Science
Internship Veteran's Administration
Radiological Technologist

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Certification Erasmus Medical College
Summer Program in Epidemiology
Certificate Netherlands