D A Frank

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Problematic substance use in urban adolescents: Role of intrauterine exposures to cocaine and marijuana and post-natal environment
    Deborah A Frank
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, 771 Albany Street, Dowling Ground, Boston, MA 02118, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 142:181-90. 2014
  2. pmc Adolescent initiation of licit and illicit substance use: Impact of intrauterine exposures and post-natal exposure to violence
    Deborah A Frank
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 725 Massachusetts Avenue, Mezzanine SW, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 33:100-9. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Cumulative hardship and wellness of low-income, young children: multisite surveillance study
    Deborah A Frank
    Boston Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 125:e1115-23. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Heat or eat: the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and nutritional and health risks among children less than 3 years of age
    Deborah A Frank
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, 725 Massachusetts Ave, Mezzanine SW, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e1293-302. 2006
  5. pmc Seasonal variation in weight-for-age in a pediatric emergency room
    D A Frank
    Boston University School of Medicine, MA, USA
    Public Health Rep 111:366-71. 1996
  6. ncbi request reprint Level of prenatal cocaine exposure and 48-month IQ: importance of preschool enrichment
    Deborah A Frank
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, 820 Harrison Ave, FGH 3, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 27:15-28. 2005
  7. pmc Level of prenatal cocaine exposure and scores on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development: modifying effects of caregiver, early intervention, and birth weight
    Deborah A Frank
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 110:1143-52. 2002
  8. pmc Neonatal neurobehavioral and neuroanatomic correlates of prenatal cocaine exposure. Problems of dose and confounding
    D A Frank
    Boston Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 846:40-50. 1998
  9. pmc Level of in utero cocaine exposure and neonatal ultrasound findings
    D A Frank
    Boston University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 104:1101-5. 1999
  10. pmc Growth, development, and behavior in early childhood following prenatal cocaine exposure: a systematic review
    D A Frank
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118 2393, USA
    JAMA 285:1613-25. 2001

Research Grants

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Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Problematic substance use in urban adolescents: Role of intrauterine exposures to cocaine and marijuana and post-natal environment
    Deborah A Frank
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, 771 Albany Street, Dowling Ground, Boston, MA 02118, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 142:181-90. 2014
    ..Linkages between intrauterine exposures to cocaine and marijuana and adolescents' problematic substance use have not been fully delineated...
  2. pmc Adolescent initiation of licit and illicit substance use: Impact of intrauterine exposures and post-natal exposure to violence
    Deborah A Frank
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 725 Massachusetts Avenue, Mezzanine SW, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 33:100-9. 2011
    ..Time-dependent higher levels of exposure to violence between ages of 8 and 16 were also robustly associated with initiation of any licit or illicit substance, and of marijuana, and alcohol particularly...
  3. doi request reprint Cumulative hardship and wellness of low-income, young children: multisite surveillance study
    Deborah A Frank
    Boston Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 125:e1115-23. 2010
    ..The goals were to generate a cumulative hardship index and to evaluate its association with the well-being of children 4 to 36 months of age without private health insurance...
  4. ncbi request reprint Heat or eat: the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and nutritional and health risks among children less than 3 years of age
    Deborah A Frank
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, 725 Massachusetts Ave, Mezzanine SW, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e1293-302. 2006
    ..The goal of the current study was to evaluate the association between a family's participation or nonparticipation in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and the anthropometric status and health of their young children...
  5. pmc Seasonal variation in weight-for-age in a pediatric emergency room
    D A Frank
    Boston University School of Medicine, MA, USA
    Public Health Rep 111:366-71. 1996
    ..The authors assess seasonal variations in the prevalence of low weight-for-age among young children visiting the pediatric emergency room of a city hospital...
  6. ncbi request reprint Level of prenatal cocaine exposure and 48-month IQ: importance of preschool enrichment
    Deborah A Frank
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, 820 Harrison Ave, FGH 3, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 27:15-28. 2005
    ..This analysis was designed to determine whether prenatal cocaine exposure is related to children's standardized cognitive test scores at age 4 years after control for relevant covariates...
  7. pmc Level of prenatal cocaine exposure and scores on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development: modifying effects of caregiver, early intervention, and birth weight
    Deborah A Frank
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 110:1143-52. 2002
    ....
  8. pmc Neonatal neurobehavioral and neuroanatomic correlates of prenatal cocaine exposure. Problems of dose and confounding
    D A Frank
    Boston Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 846:40-50. 1998
    ..The effects of dose of prenatal cocaine exposure on later child development remain to be determined. Such research would be facilitated by a scientific consensus delineating relative doses of prenatal cocaine exposure...
  9. pmc Level of in utero cocaine exposure and neonatal ultrasound findings
    D A Frank
    Boston University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 104:1101-5. 1999
    ..To assess whether there is an association between the level of in utero cocaine exposure and findings on neonatal cranial ultrasound, controlling for potentially confounding variables...
  10. pmc Growth, development, and behavior in early childhood following prenatal cocaine exposure: a systematic review
    D A Frank
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118 2393, USA
    JAMA 285:1613-25. 2001
    ..Despite recent studies that failed to show catastrophic effects of prenatal cocaine exposure, popular attitudes and public policies still reflect the belief that cocaine is a uniquely dangerous teratogen...
  11. ncbi request reprint Forgotten fathers: an exploratory study of mothers' report of drug and alcohol problems among fathers of urban newborns
    Deborah A Frank
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 24:339-47. 2002
    ....
  12. pmc Children who witness violence, and parent report of children's behavior
    Marilyn Augustyn
    Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:800-3. 2002
    ..To examine how much distress children report in response to violence that they have witnessed and how this is associated with parental reports of children's behavior...
  13. pmc Pre-natal exposures to cocaine and alcohol and physical growth patterns to age 8 years
    Julie C Lumeng
    Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 29:446-57. 2007
    ....
  14. pmc Socioemotional effects of fathers' incarceration on low-income, urban, school-aged children
    MaryAnn B Wilbur
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, 725 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 120:e678-85. 2007
    ..The goal was to evaluate whether children of incarcerated fathers are more likely to report or exhibit behavioral symptoms than their equally disadvantaged peers without an incarcerated father...
  15. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding and health outcomes among citizen infants of immigrant mothers
    Nicole B Neault
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Center for American Indian Health, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:2077-86. 2007
    ..To examine the associations between breastfeeding and child health outcomes among citizen infants of mothers immigrant to the United States...
  16. doi request reprint Household food insecurity: associations with at-risk infant and toddler development
    Ruth Rose-Jacobs
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, 91 East Concord St, Room 5106, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 121:65-72. 2008
    ..In this study, we evaluated the relationship between household food security status and developmental risk in young children, after controlling for potential confounding variables...
  17. pmc Volumetric MRI study of brain in children with intrauterine exposure to cocaine, alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana
    Michael J Rivkin
    Developmental Neuroimaging Laboratory, Department of Neurology, Childrens Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Pavilion 154, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 121:741-50. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to use volumetric MRI to study brain volumes in 10- to 14-year-old children with and without intrauterine exposure to cocaine, alcohol, cigarettes, or marijuana...
  18. pmc Longitudinal association between infant disorganized attachment and childhood posttraumatic stress symptoms
    Helen Z MacDonald
    Behavioral Sciences Division, National corrected Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, 150 South Huntington Avenue, 116B 4, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 20:493-508. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that the quality of early dyadic relationships may be linked to differences in children's later development of posttraumatic stress symptoms following a traumatic event...
  19. doi request reprint A brief indicator of household energy security: associations with food security, child health, and child development in US infants and toddlers
    John T Cook
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 122:e867-75. 2008
    ..The objectives of this study were to develop a clinical indicator of household energy security and assess associations with food security, health, and developmental risk in children <36 months of age...
  20. pmc Preadolescents' report of exposure to violence: association with friends' and own substance use
    Natalie Pierre Joseph
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Adolesc Health 38:669-74. 2006
    ..To evaluate whether children's Exposure to Violence (EV) is associated with their own or their friends' use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Child food insecurity and iron deficiency anemia in low-income infants and toddlers in the United States
    Anne Skalicky
    Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Matern Child Health J 10:177-85. 2006
    ..Examine the association between child-level food insecurity and iron status in young children utilizing community-based data from the Children's Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program (C-SNAP)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Child food insecurity increases risks posed by household food insecurity to young children's health
    John T Cook
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Nutr 136:1073-6. 2006
    ..With H&CFI, odds of fair/poor health and hospitalizations are even greater. Participation in FSP reduces, but does not eliminate, effects of FI on fair/poor health...
  23. ncbi request reprint Do "we just know"? Masked assessors' ability to accurately identify children with prenatal cocaine exposure
    Ruth Rose-Jacobs
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 23:340-6. 2002
    ..001). Results highlight the potential of stereotyping and negative attributions that might distort observations, both in unmasked studies of prenatal cocaine exposure and in clinical settings...
  24. ncbi request reprint Welfare reform and the health of young children: a sentinel survey in 6 US cities
    John T Cook
    Boston Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, 91 E Concord St, Fourth Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:678-84. 2002
    ..Proponents anticipated that continued receipt of food stamps would offset the effects of cash benefit losses, although access to food stamps was also restricted...
  25. ncbi request reprint Level of prenatal cocaine exposure and infant-caregiver attachment behavior
    Marjorie Beeghly
    Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 25:23-38. 2003
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Association between clinically meaningful behavior problems and overweight in children
    Julie C Lumeng
    Division of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 112:1138-45. 2003
    ..To determine whether there is a relationship between clinically meaningful behavior problems and concurrent and future overweight in 8- to 11-year-old children...
  27. ncbi request reprint Food insecurity is associated with adverse health outcomes among human infants and toddlers
    John T Cook
    Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, MA, USA
    J Nutr 134:1432-8. 2004
    ..Food insecurity is associated with health problems for young, low-income children. Ensuring food security may reduce health problems, including the need for hospitalizations...
  28. ncbi request reprint Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children participation and infants' growth and health: a multisite surveillance study
    Maureen M Black
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Pediatrics 114:169-76. 2004
    ..Little is known about the effects of WIC on infant growth, health, and food security...
  29. pmc Prenatal cocaine exposure and children's language functioning at 6 and 9.5 years: moderating effects of child age, birthweight, and gender
    Marjorie Beeghly
    Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Children s Hospital, Child Development Unit, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 31:98-115. 2006
    ..To evaluate whether prenatal cocaine exposure (PCE), or the interaction between PCE and contextual variables, is associated with children's language at age 6 and 9.5 years, adjusting for relevant covariates...
  30. ncbi request reprint Subsidized housing and children's nutritional status: data from a multisite surveillance study
    Alan Meyers
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:551-6. 2005
    ..Only about one fourth of eligible families receive a federally financed housing subsidy. Few studies have examined the effects of such housing subsidies on the health and nutritional status of low-income children...
  31. ncbi request reprint Cocaine-exposed infants and developmental outcomes: "crack kids" revisited
    Barry Zuckerman
    JAMA 287:1990-1. 2002
  32. pmc Suicidal ideation among urban nine and ten year olds
    Catherine C O'Leary
    Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 27:33-9. 2006
    ..Suicidal ideation may be more prevalent among preadolescents from urban, low-income backgrounds than clinicians suspect, particularly among children exposed to violence...
  33. ncbi request reprint Food security, poverty, and human development in the United States
    John T Cook
    Department of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, at Boston University Medical Center, Maternity Bldg, Rm 4208, 91 E Concord St, Boston, MA 02118 2393, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1136:193-209. 2008
    ..The food and distribution resources exist; the only constraint is political will...
  34. ncbi request reprint Failure to thrive as distinct from child neglect
    Maureen M Black
    Pediatrics 117:1456-8; author reply 1458-9. 2006

Research Grants23

  1. COCAINE EXPOSURE IN UTERO: TWO YEAR INFANT FOLLOW-UP
    Deborah Frank; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..This information will permit the evolution of informed strategies of intervention for thousands of cocaine exposed infants and their mothers nationwide...
  2. COCAINE EXPOSURE IN UTERO--ELEMENTARY SHCOOL FOLLOWUP
    Deborah Frank; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..These data will inform public Policy choices for the care of cocaine exposed pre and primary school children nationwide. ..
  3. COCAINE EXPOSURE IN UTERO--ELEMENTARY SHCOOL FOLLOWUP
    Deborah Frank; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..These data will inform public Policy choices for the care of cocaine exposed pre and primary school children nationwide. ..
  4. COCAINE EXPOSURE IN UTERO--ELEMENTARY SHCOOL FOLLOWUP
    Deborah Frank; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..These data will inform public Policy choices for the care of cocaine exposed pre and primary school children nationwide. ..
  5. Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Adolescent Follow-up
    Deborah Frank; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Such data can inform clinical interventions and public policy choices for care of youngsters with IUCE from infancy to adolescence. ..
  6. Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Adolescent Follow-up
    Deborah Frank; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Such data can inform clinical interventions and public policy choices for care of youngsters with IUCE from infancy to adolescence. ..
  7. Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Adolescent Follow-up
    Deborah Frank; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Such data can inform clinical interventions and public policy choices for care of youngsters with IUCE from infancy to adolescence. ..
  8. Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Adolescent Follow-up
    Deborah Frank; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Such data can inform clinical interventions and public policy choices for care of youngsters with IUCE from infancy to adolescence. ..
  9. Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Adolescent Follow-up
    Deborah Frank; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Such data can inform clinical interventions and public policy choices for care of youngsters with IUCE from infancy to adolescence. ..
  10. COCAINE EXPOSURE IN UTERO--ELEMENTARY SHCOOL FOLLOWUP
    Deborah Frank; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..These data will inform public Policy choices for the care of cocaine exposed pre and primary school children nationwide. ..
  11. COCAINE EXPOSURE IN UTERO--ELEMENTARY SHCOOL FOLLOWUP
    Deborah Frank; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..These data will inform public Policy choices for the care of cocaine exposed pre and primary school children nationwide. ..
  12. COCAINE EXPOSURE IN UTERO--ELEMENTARY SHCOOL FOLLOWUP
    Deborah Frank; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..These data will inform public Policy choices for the care of cocaine exposed pre and primary school children nationwide. ..
  13. COCAINE EXPOSURE IN UTERO--ELEMENTARY SHCOOL FOLLOWUP
    Deborah Frank; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..This data can inform public policy choices for care of cocaine exposed elementary school children nationwide. ..
  14. COCAINE EXPOSURE IN UTERO--ELEMENTARY SHCOOL FOLLOWUP
    Deborah Frank; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..These data will inform public Policy choices for the care of cocaine exposed pre and primary school children nationwide. ..
  15. Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Young Adult Follow Up
    Ruth Rose Jacobs; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....