About Us

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The Arizona Pregnancy Riskline is a public service program which is part of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center at the University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy. Our service educates women, healthcare providers, and the general public about the safety of medications and other exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Our board-certified genetic counselors provide free, evidence-based, and up-to-date information about:

  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Prescription medications
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Alcohol and recreational drugs
  • Vaccinations or immunizations
  • Diseases or infections
  • Chemicals
  • Pesticides
  • Occupational exposures
  • Paternal exposures

To speak with a genetic counselor about your questions, call 1-888-285-3410 or e-mail an expert.
Para hablar con un experto en español, por favor llame 1-866-626-6847 y marque la opción1.

The Arizona Pregnancy Riskline is a member of the national Organization of Teratology Information Specialists.

Meet our experts

dee quinnDee Quinn, MS, CGC
Dee Quinn, a board-certified genetic counselor, has been director of the Arizona Pregnancy Riskline since it began in 1989. She is a clinical instructor in the colleges of medicine and pharmacy at the University of Arizona and teaches genetics and teratology to medical students, residents and other health professionals.  She received a BSN degree from the University of Bridgeport in 1975 and her master’s degree in genetic counseling from Sarah Lawrence College in 1981. She began her career at the University of Connecticut, where she developed the Connecticut Pregnancy Riskline. She served as president of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) from 1999-2002 and is now executive director. 


Contact Us

Arizona Pregnancy Riskline experts give informational presentations in the community and conduct media interviews. Our experts are available to lecture or comment on the safety of any medication or exposure in pregnancy or breastfeeding, birth defect prevention, and genetic counseling.

To book an Arizona Pregnancy Riskline speaker or for media inquiries, please call 520- 626-3410 or e-mail pregnancyriskline@pharmacy.arizona.edu.


Originally posted: August 29, 2013
Last updated: August 16, 2014
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