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Pineda R, Wallendorf M, Smith J. A pilot study demonstrating the impact of the supporting and enhancing NICU sensory experiences (SENSE) program on the mother and infant. Early Human Development. 2020 May 1;144:105000.

Pineda R, Liszka L, Inder T. Early neurobehavior at 30 weeks postmenstrual age is related to outcome at term equivalent age. Early Hum Dev. 2020 May 7;146:105057. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2020.105057. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32470768.

Stroud LR, Bublitz MH, Crespo FA, Lester B, Salisbury AL. Maternal smoking in pregnancy, fetal activity & newborn behavioral state: An observational ultrasound study. Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 2020 May 11:106894.

Czynski AJ, Davis JM, Dansereau LM, Engelhardt B, Marro P, Bogen DL, Hudak ML, Shenberger J, Wachman EM, Oliveira EL, Lester BM. Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Neonates Randomized to Morphine or Methadone for Treatment of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. The Journal of pediatrics. 2020 Jan 24.

Dorner RA, Allen MC, Robinson S, Soares BP, Perin J, Ramos E, Gerner G, Burton VJ. Early neurodevelopmental outcome in preterm posthemorrhagic ventricular dilatation and hydrocephalus: Neonatal ICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale and imaging predict 3-6-month motor quotients and Capute Scales. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 Dec 20;:1-11. doi: 10.3171/2019.9.PEDS19438. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31860810.

Hofheimer JA, Smith LM, McGowan EC, O’Shea TM, Carter BS, Neal CR, Helderman JB, Pastyrnak SL, Soliman A, Dansereau LM, DellaGrotta SA. Psychosocial and medical adversity associated with neonatal neurobehavior in infants born before 30 weeks gestation. Pediatric research. 2019 Oct 10:1-0.

El-Farrash RA, Shinkar DM, Ragab DA, Salem RM, Saad WE, Farag AS, Salama DH, Sakr MF. Longer duration of kangaroo care improves neurobehavioral performance and feeding in preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatr Res. 2019 Sep 7;. doi: 10.1038/s41390-019-0558-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31493775.

Ostlund BD, Vlisides-Henry RD, Crowell SE, Raby KL, Terrell S, Brown MA, Tinajero R, Shakiba N, Monk C, Shakib JH, Buchi KF, Conradt E. Intergenerational transmission of emotion dysregulation: Part II. Developmental origins of newborn neurobehavior. Dev Psychopathol. 2019 Aug;31(3):833-846. doi: 10.1017/S0954579419000440. Epub 2019 May 6. PubMed PMID: 31057128; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6790984.

Gakenheimer-Smith L, Glotzbach K, Ou Z, Presson AP, Puchalski M, Jones C, Lambert L, Delgado-Corcoran C, Eckhauser A, Miller T. The Impact of Neurobehavior on Feeding Outcomes in Neonates with Congenital Heart Disease. The Journal of pediatrics. 2019 Aug 8.

McGowan EC, Vohr BR. Impact of Nonmedical Factors on Neurobehavior and Language Outcomes of Preterm Infants. NeoReviews. 2019 Jul 1;20(7):e372-84.

Souza Perrella, V.V., Marina Carvalho de Moraes, B., Sañudo, A. et al. Neurobehavior of preterm infants from 32 to 48 weeks post-menstrual age. J Perinatol 39, 800–807 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41372-019-0376-z.

Everson TM, Marsit CJ, O’Shea TM, Burt A, Hermetz K, Carter BS, Helderman J, Hofheimer JA, McGowan EC, Neal CR, Pastyrnak SL. Epigenome-wide Analysis Identifies Genes and Pathways Linked to Neurobehavioral Variation in Preterm Infants. Scientific reports. 2019 Apr 19;9(1):6322.

Dorner RA, Soares BP, Robinson S, Allen MC, Perin J, Burton VJ. The Relationship Between Clinical Imaging and Neurobehavioral Assessment in Posthemorrhagic Ventricular Dilation of Prematurity. Front Physiol. 2019 Feb 11;10:64. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00064. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 30804803; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6378306.

Sheinkopf SJ, Levine TP, McCormick CE, Puggioni G, Conradt E, Lagasse LL, Lester BM. Developmental trajectories of autonomic functioning in autism from birth to early childhood. Biological psychology. 2019 Mar 1;142:13-8.

Kelly CE, Thompson DK, Cheong JL, Chen J, Olsen JE, Eeles AL, Walsh JM, Seal ML, Anderson PJ, Doyle LW, et al. Brain structure and neurological and behavioural functioning in infants born preterm. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2018 Dec 10. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.14084. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30536389.

Cheong JL, Thompson DK, Olsen JE, Spittle AJ. Late preterm births: new insights from neuroimaging and neurobehaviour. InSeminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 2018 Oct 14. WB Saunders.

Bowers K, Khoury J, Sucharew H, Xu Y, Chen A, Lanphear B, Yolton K. Early Infant Attention as a Predictor of Social and Communicative Behavior in Childhood. International Journal of Behavioral Development. 2018 Sep 18:0165025418797001. 

Stroud LR, McCallum M, Salisbury AL. Impact of maternal prenatal smoking on fetal to infant neurobehavioral development. Dev Psychopathol. 2018 Aug;30(3):1087-1105. doi: 10.1017/S0954579418000676. PubMed PMID: 30068428.

Provenzi L, Olson K, Giusti L, Montirosso R, DeSantis A, Tronick E. NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale: 1-month normative data and variation from birth to 1 month. Pediatric Research. 2018 Jun 14.

Hogan WJ, Winter S, Pinto NM, Weng C, Sheng X, Conradt E, Wood J, Puchalski MD, Tani LY, Miller TA. Neurobehavioral evaluation of neonates with congenital heart disease: a cohort study. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2018 May 10. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.13912. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29748956.

Litzky JF, Deyssenroth MA, Everson TM, Lester BM, Lambertini L, Chen J, Marsit CJ. Prenatal exposure to maternal depression and anxiety on imprinted gene expression in placenta and infant neurodevelopment and growth. Pediatr Res. 2018 May;83(5):1075-1083. doi: 10.1038/pr.2018.27. Epub 2018 Apr 11. PubMed PMID: 29538358; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5959758.

Rime J, Tissot H, Favez N, Watson M, Stadlmayr W. The Diaper Change Play: Validation of a New Observational Assessment Tool for Early Triadic Family Interactions in the First Month Postpartum. Front Psychol. 2018 Apr 13;9:497. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00497. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 29706912; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5909040.

Stroustrup A, Bragg JB, Andra SS, Curtin PC, Spear EA, Sison DB, Just AC, Arora M, Gennings C. Neonatal intensive care unit phthalate exposure and preterm infant neurobehavioral performance. PLoS One. 2018 Mar 5;13(3):e0193835. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193835. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 29505594; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5837295.

Lester BM, Marsit CJ. Epigenetic mechanisms in the placenta related to infant neurodevelopment. Epigenomics. 2018 Mar 1;10(3):321-333. doi: 10.2217/epi-2016-0171. Epub 2018 Jan 30. PubMed PMID: 29381081.

Goo M, Tucker K, Johnston LM. Muscle tone assessments for children aged 0 to 12 years: a systematic review. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2018 Jul;60(7):660-671. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.13668. Epub 2018 Feb 6. Review. PubMed PMID: 29405265.

George JM, Fiori S, Fripp J, Pannek K, Guzzetta A, David M, Ware RS, Rose SE, Colditz PB, Boyd RN. Relationship between very early brain structure and neuromotor, neurological and neurobehavioral function in infants born <31 weeks gestational age. Early Hum Dev. 2018 Feb;117:74-82. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2017.12.014. Epub 2018 Jan 23. PubMed PMID: 29339258.

Pineda R, Bender J, Hall B, Shabosky L, Annecca A, Smith J. Parent participation in the neonatal intensive care unit: Predictors and relationships to neurobehavior and developmental outcomes. Early Hum Dev. 2017 Dec 21;117:32-38. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2017.12.008. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29275070 

Velez ML, McConnell K, Spencer N, Montoya L, Tuten M, Jansson LM. Prenatal buprenorphine exposure and neonatal neurobehavioral functioning. Early Hum Dev. 2017 Dec 7;117:7-14. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2017.11.009. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29223912.

Eeles AL, Walsh JM, Olsen JE, et al Continuum of neurobehaviour and its associations with brain MRI in infants born preterm. BMJ Paediatrics Open 2017;1:e000136. doi: 10.1136/bmjpo-2017-000136

Heller NA, Logan BA, Morrison DG, Paul JA, Brown MS, Hayes MJ. Neonatal abstinence syndrome: Neurobehavior at 6 weeks of age in infants with or without pharmacological treatment for withdrawal. Dev Psychobiol. 2017 May 31. doi: 10.1002/dev.21532. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28561904. 

Cong X, Wu J, Vittner D, Xu W, Hussain N, Galvin S, Fitzsimons M, McGrath JM, Henderson WA. The impact of cumulative pain/stress on neurobehavioral development of preterm infants in the NICU. Early Hum Dev. 2017 Mar 23;108:9-16. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2017.03.003. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28343092.

D'Agata AL, Walsh S, Vittner D, Cong X, McGrath JM, Young EE. FKBP5 genotype and early life stress exposure predict neurobehavioral outcomes for preterm infants. Dev Psychobiol. 2017 Mar 1. doi: 10.1002/dev.21507. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28247564

Salley B, Sheinkopf SJ, Neal-Beevers AR, Tenenbaum EJ, Miller-Loncar CL, Tronick E, Lagasse LL, Shankaran S, Bada H, Bauer C, et al. Infants' early visual attention and social engagement as developmental precursors to joint attention. Dev Psychol. 2016 Nov;52(11):1721-1731. PubMed PMID: 27786527.

Spittle AJ, Walsh JM, Potter C, Mcinnes E, Olsen JE, Lee KJ, Anderson PJ, Doyle LW, Cheong JL. Neurobehaviour at term-equivalent age and neurodevelopmental outcomes at 2 years in infants born moderate-to-late preterm. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2016 Oct 24. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.13297. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27775148.

Paquette AG, Houseman EA, Green BB, Lesseur C, Armstrong DA, Lester B, Marsit CJ. Regions of Variable DNA Methylation in Human Placenta Associated with Newborn Neurobehavior. Epigenetics. 2016 Jul 1:0. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27366929. 

Aubuchon-Endsley N, Morales M, Giudice C, Bublitz MH, Lester BM, Salisbury AL, Stroud LR. Maternal pre-pregnancy obesity and gestational weight gain influence neonatal neurobehaviour. Matern Child Nutr. 2016 May 10. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12317. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27161802.

Dunsirn S, Smyser C, Liao S, Inder T, Pineda R. Defining the nature and implications of head turn preference in the preterm infant. Early Hum Dev. 2016 Apr 7;96:53-58. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2016.02.002. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27064959.

Appleton AA, Murphy MA, Koestler DC, Lesseur C, Paquette AG, Padbury JF, Lester BM, Marsit CJ. Prenatal Programming of Infant Neurobehaviour in a Healthy Population. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2016 Mar 23. doi: 10.1111/ppe.12294. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27004434.

Eeles AL, Olsen JE, Walsh JM, McInnes EK, Molesworth CM, Cheong JL, Doyle LW, Spittle AJ. Reliability of Neurobehavioral Assessments from Birth to Term Equivalent Age in Preterm and Term Born Infants. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2016 Mar 22:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27002541.

Silva MG, Barros MC, Pessoa ÚM, Guinsburg R. Kangaroo-mother care method and neurobehavior of preterm infants. Early Hum Dev. 2016 Mar 7;95:55-59. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2016.02.004. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26962849.

Spittle AJ, Walsh J, Olsen JE, McInnes E, Eeles AL, Brown NC, Anderson PJ, Doyle LW, Cheong JL. Neurobehaviour and neurological development in the first month after birth for infants born between 32-42 weeks' gestation. Early Hum Dev. 2016 Mar 7;96:7-14. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2016.02.006. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26964011.

Xu Y, Khoury JC, Sucharew H, Dietrich K, Yolton K. Low-level gestational exposure to mercury and maternal fish consumption: Associations with neurobehavior in early infancy. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2016 Feb 12. pii: S0892-0362(16)30007-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ntt.2016.02.002. 

Stroud LR, Papandonatos GD, Salisbury AL, Phipps MG, Huestis MA, Niaura R, Padbury JF, Marsit CJ, Lester BM. Epigenetic Regulation of Placental NR3C1: Mechanism Underlying Prenatal Programming of Infant Neurobehavior by Maternal Smoking? Child Dev. 2016 Jan;87(1):49-60. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12482.

Salisbury, A. L. (2015, December 28). Newborn Infant Behaviors Following In Utero Exposure to SSRIs and Maternal Depression. Psychiatry Weekly.

Conradt E, Beauchaine T, Abar B, Lagasse L, Shankaran S, Bada H, Bauer C, Whitaker T, Hammond J, Lester B. Early caregiving stress exposure moderates the relation between respiratory sinus arrhythmia reactivity at 1 month and biobehavioral outcomes at age 3. Psychophysiology. 2016 Jan;53(1):83-96. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12569. PubMed PMID: 26681620

Lester BM, Marsit CJ, Giarraputo J, Hawes K, LaGasse LL, Padbury JF. Neurobehavior related to epigenetic differences in preterm infants. Epigenomics. 2015 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26585459.

Salisbury AL, O'Grady KE, Battle CL, Wisner KL, Anderson GM, Stroud LR, Miller-Loncar CL, Young ME, Lester BM. The Roles of Maternal Depression, Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Treatment, and Concomitant Benzodiazepine Use on Infant Neurobehavioral Functioning Over the First Postnatal Month. Am J Psychiatry. 2015 Oct 30:201514080989 

Paquette AG, Lester BM, Lesseur C, Armstrong DA, Guerin DJ, Appleton AA, Marsit CJ. Placental epigenetic patterning of glucocorticoid response genes is associated with infant neurodevelopment. Epigenomics. 2015 Sep 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26343289.

Green BB, Kappil M, Lambertini L, Armstrong DA, Guerin DJ, Sharp AJ, Lester BM, Chen J, Marsit CJ. Expression of imprinted genes in placenta is associated with infant neurobehavioral development. Epigenetics. 2015 Sep 2;10(9):834-841. Epub 2015 Jul 22. PubMed PMID: 26198301.

Pineda R, Melchior K, Oberle S, Inder T, Rogers C. Assessment of Autism Symptoms During the Neonatal Period: Is There Early Evidence of Autism Risk? Am J Occup Ther. 2015 Jul-Aug;69(4):6904220010p1-11. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.015925. PubMed PMID: 26114457; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4482579. 

Massaro AN, Evangelou I, Brown J, Fatemi A, Vezina G, McCarter R, Glass P, Limperopoulos C. Neonatal neurobehavior after therapeutic hypothermia for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Early Hum Dev. 2015 Jul 31;91(10):593-599. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2015.07.008.

Maccani JZ, Koestler DC, Lester B, Houseman EA, Armstrong DA, Kelsey KT, Marsit CJ. Placental DNA Methylation Related to Both Infant Toenail Mercury and Adverse Neurobehavioral Outcomes. Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Jul;123(7):723-9. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1408561.

Conradt E, Fei M, LaGasse L, Tronick E, Guerin D, Gorman D, Marsit CJ, Lester BM. Prenatal predictors of infant self-regulation: the contributions of placental DNA methylation of NR3C1 and neuroendocrine activity. Front Behav Neurosci. 2015 May 29;9:130. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00130 

Donauer S, Chen A, Xu Y, Calafat AM, Sjodin A, Yolton K. Prenatal exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals and infant neurobehavior. J Pediatr. 2015 Mar;166(3):736-42. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.11.021. Epub 2014 Dec 16.

Appleton AA, Lester BM, Armstrong DA, Lesseur C, Marsit CJ. Examining the joint contribution of placental NR3C1 and HSD11B2 methylation for infant neurobehavior. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2015 Feb;52:32-42. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.11.004.

Bada HS, Sithisarn T, Gibson J, Garlitz K, Caldwell R, Capilouto G, Li Y, Leggas M, Breheny P. Morphine Versus Clonidine for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Pediatrics. 2015 Jan 26. pii: peds.2014-2377. 

Andersen SB, Hellgren L, Larsen MK, Verder H, Lauritzen L. Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in breast-milk and erythrocytes and neurodevelopmental outcomes in Danish late-preterm infants. Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health. 2015; 2(3):160

Olsen EJ. Neurobehavioural trajectories of infants born <30 weeks' gestation from birth to term equivalent age: Are preterm general movements related to neurobehavioural outcome at term equivalent age?. 2014 December 05.

Lester BM, Hawes K, Abar B, Sullivan M, Miller R, Bigsby R, Laptook A, Salisbury A, Taub M, Lagasse LL, Padbury JF. Single-family room care and neurobehavioral and medical outcomes in preterm infants. Pediatrics. 2014 Oct;134(4):754-60. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-4252.

Previti G, Pawlby S, Chowdhury S, Aguglia E, Pariante CM. Neurodevelopmental outcome for offspring of women treated for antenatal depression: a systematic review. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2014 Sep 12

Castillo MU, Barros MC, Guinsburg R. Habituation responses to external stimuli: is the habituation of preterm infants at a postconceptual age of 40 weeks equal to that of term infants? Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2014 Sep;99(5):F402-7. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2013-305626

Lester BM, Andreozzi-Fontaine L, Tronick E, Bigsby R. Assessment and evaluation of the high risk neonate: the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale. J Vis Exp. 2014 Aug 25;(90). doi: 10.3791/3368. 

Paquette AG, Lester BM, Koestler DC, Lesseur C, Armstrong DA, Marsit CJ. Placental FKBP5 genetic and epigenetic variation is associated with infant neurobehavioral outcomes in the RICHS cohort. PLoS One. 2014 Aug 12;9(8):e104913. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104913.

Westrup B. Family-centered developmentally supportive care. NeoReviews. 2014 August 01; 15(8):e325-e335.

Orlando S. An overview of clinical tools used to assess neonatal abstinence syndrome. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2014 Jul-Sep;28(3):212-9. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000043.

O'Keeffe GW, Kenny LC. Predicting infant neurodevelopmental outcomes using the placenta? Trends Mol Med. 2014 Jun;20(6):303-5. doi: 10.1016/j.molmed.2014.04.005. 

Picciolini O, Porro M, Meazza A, Giannì ML, Rivoli C, Lucco G, Barretta F, Bonzini M, Mosca F. Early exposure to maternal voice: effects on preterm infants development. Early Hum Dev. 2014 Jun;90(6):287-92. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2014.03.003.

Smith JR, McGrath J, Brotto M, Inder T. A randomized-controlled trial pilot study examining the neurodevelopmental effects of a 5-week M Technique intervention on very preterm infants. Adv Neonatal Care. 2014 Jun;14(3):187-200. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000093

Armstrong DA, Lesseur C, Conradt E, Lester BM, Marsit CJ. Global and gene-specific DNA methylation across multiple tissues in early infancy: implications for children's health research. FASEB J. 2014 May;28(5):2088-97. doi: 10.1096/fj.13-238402.

Lesseur C, Paquette AG, Marsit CJ. Epigenetic Regulation of Infant Neurobehavioral Outcomes. Med Epigenet. 2014 May;2(2):71-79. PubMed PMID: 25089125

Spittle AJ, Thompson DK, Brown NC, Treyvaud K, Cheong JL, Lee KJ, Pace CC, Olsen J, Allinson LG, Morgan AT, Seal M, Eeles A, Judd F, Doyle LW, Anderson PJ. Neurobehaviour between birth and 40 weeks' gestation in infants born <30 weeks' gestation and parental psychological wellbeing: predictors of brain development and child outcomes. BMC Pediatr. 2014 Apr 24;14:111. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-14-111.

Lester BM, Conradt E, Marsit CJ. Are epigenetic changes in the intrauterine environment related to newborn neurobehavior? Epigenomics. 2014 Apr;6(2):175-8. doi: 10.2217/epi.14.9.

Lesseur C, Armstrong DA, Murphy MA, Appleton AA, Koestler DC, Paquette AG, Lester BM, Marsit CJ. Sex-specific associations between placental leptin promoter DNA methylation and infant neurobehavior. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2014 Feb;40:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.10.012.

Madlinger-Lewis L, Reynolds L, Zarem C, Crapnell T, Inder T, Pineda R. The effects of alternative positioning on preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit: a randomized clinical trial. Res Dev Disabil. 2014 Feb;35(2):490-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2013.11.019. Epub 2013 Dec 25.

Pineda RG, Neil J, Dierker D, Smyser CD, Wallendorf M, Kidokoro H, Reynolds LC, Walker S, Rogers C, Mathur AM, Van Essen DC, Inder T. Alterations in brain structure and neurodevelopmental outcome in preterm infants hospitalized in different neonatal intensive care unit environments. J Pediatr. 2014 Jan;164(1):52-60.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.08.047.

Brown N, Spittle A. Neurobehavioral evaluation in the preterm and term infant. Curr Pediatr Rev. 2014;10(1):65-72. Review. PubMed PMID: 25055865.

Kiblawi ZN, Smith LM, Diaz SD, LaGasse LL, Derauf C, Newman E, Shah R, Arria A, Huestis M, Haning W, Strauss A, DellaGrotta S, Dansereau LM, Neal C, Lester B. Prenatal methamphetamine exposure and neonatal and infant neurobehavioral outcome: results from the IDEAL study. Subst Abus. 2014;35(1):68-73. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2013.814614

Conradt E, Lester BM, Appleton AA, Armstrong DA, Marsit CJ. The roles of DNA methylation of NR3C1 and 11β-HSD2 and exposure to maternal mood disorder in utero on newborn neurobehavior. Epigenetics. 2013 Dec;8(12):1321-9. doi: 10.4161/epi.26634.

Zarem C, Kidokoro H, Neil J, Wallendorf M, Inder T, Pineda R. Psychometrics of the neonatal oral motor assessment scale. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2013 Dec;55(12):1115-20. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.12202.

Bromer C, Marsit CJ, Armstrong DA, Padbury JF, Lester B. Genetic and epigenetic variation of the glucocorticoid receptor (NR3C1) in placenta and infant neurobehavior. Dev Psychobiol. 2013 Nov;55(7):673-83. doi: 10.1002/dev.21061.

Barros MC, Mitsuhiro SS, Chalem E, Laranjeira RR, Guinsburg R. Depression during gestation in adolescent mothers interferes with neonatal neurobehavior. Rev Bras Psiquiatr. 2013 Oct-Dec;35(4):353-9.  doi:10.1590/1516-4446-2012-0855.

Bolten M, Nast I, Skrundz M, Stadler C, Hellhammer DH, Meinlschmidt G. Prenatal programming of emotion regulation: neonatal reactivity as a differential susceptibility factor moderating the outcome of prenatal cortisol levels. J Psychosom Res. 2013 Oct;75(4):351-7.doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2013.04.014.

Conradt E, Sheinkopf SJ, Lester BM, Tronick E, LaGasse LL, Shankaran S, Bada H, Bauer CR, Whitaker TM, Hammond JA; Maternal Lifestyle Study. Prenatal substance exposure: neurobiologic organization at 1 month. J Pediatr. 2013 Oct;163(4):989-94.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.04.033

Peng NH, Bachman J, Jenkins R, Chen CH, Chang YC, Chang YS, Wang TM. Relationships between environmental stressors and stress biobehavioral responses of preterm infants in NICU. Adv Neonatal Care. 2013 Oct;13 Suppl 5:S2-S10. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000023.

Appleton AA, Armstrong DA, Lesseur C, Lee J, Padbury JF, Lester BM, Marsit CJ. Patterning in placental 11-B hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase methylation according to prenatal socioeconomic adversity. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 5;8(9):e74691. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074691.

Coleman MB, Glass P, Brown J, Kadom N, Tsuchida T, Scafidi J, Chang T, Vezina G, Massaro AN. Neonatal neurobehavioral abnormalities and MRI brain injury in encephalopathic newborns treated with hypothermia. Early Hum Dev. 2013 Sep;89(9):733-7. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2013.05.006.

Lester BM, Conradt E, Marsit CJ. Epigenetic basis for the development of depression in children. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Sep;56(3):556-65. doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e318299d2a8.

Maccani MA, Padbury JF, Lester BM, Knopik VS, Marsit CJ. Placental miRNA expression profiles are associated with measures of infant neurobehavioral outcomes. Pediatr Res. 2013 Sep;74(3):272-8. doi: 10.1038/pr.2013.102.

Paquette AG, Lesseur C, Armstrong DA, Koestler DC, Appleton AA, Lester BM, Marsit CJ. Placental HTR2A methylation is associated with infant neurobehavioral outcomes. Epigenetics. 2013 Aug;8(8):796-801. doi: 10.4161/epi.25358.

Reynolds LC, Duncan MM, Smith GC, Mathur A, Neil J, Inder T, Pineda RG. Parental presence and holding in the neonatal intensive care unit and associations with early neurobehavior. J Perinatol. 2013 Aug;33(8):636-41. doi: 10.1038/jp.2013.4

Tronick E, Lester BM. Grandchild of the NBAS: the NICU network neurobehavioral scale (NNNS): a review of the research using the NNNS. J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Nurs. 2013 Aug;26(3):193-203. doi: 10.1111/jcap.12042.

Pineda RG, Tjoeng TH, Vavasseur C, Kidokoro H, Neil JJ, Inder T. Patterns of altered neurobehavior in preterm infants within the neonatal intensive care unit. J Pediatr. 2013 Mar;162(3):470-476.e1. doi: 10.1038/jp.2013.4

Matricardi S, Agostino R, Fedeli C, Montirosso R. Mothers are not fathers: differences between parents in the reduction of stress levels after a parental intervention in a NICU. Acta Paediatr. 2013 Jan;102(1):8-14. doi: 10.1111/apa.12058.

Lester BM, Marsit CJ, Bromer C. Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Core Concepts and Clinical Practice. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Pub; 2013. Chapter 10, Behavioral Epigenetics and the Developmental Origins of Mental Health Disorders; p.161-173.

Pineda RG, Castellano A, Rogers C, Neil JJ, Inder T. Factors associated with developmental concern and intent to access therapy following discharge from the NICU. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2013 Spring;25(1):62-9. doi: 10.1097/PEP.0b013e31827a822c.

Fink NS, Tronick E, Olson K, Lester B. Healthy newborns' neurobehavior: norms and relations to medical and demographic factors. J Pediatr. 2012 Dec;161(6):1073-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.05.036

Lester BM, Marsit CJ, Conradt E, Bromer C, Padbury JF. Behavioral epigenetics and the developmental origins of child mental health disorders. J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2012 Dec;3(6):395-408. doi: 10.1017/S2040174412000426

Coyle MG, Salisbury AL, Lester BM, Jones HE, Lin H, Graf-Rohrmeister K, Fischer G. Neonatal neurobehavior effects following buprenorphine versus methadone exposure. Addiction. 2012 Nov;107 Suppl 1:63-73. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.04040.x

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