Ann M DiGirolamo

Summary

Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Intention or experience? Predictors of continued breastfeeding
    Ann DiGirolamo
    Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Health Educ Behav 32:208-26. 2005
  2. pmc Role of zinc in maternal and child mental health
    Ann M DiGirolamo
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:940S-945S. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori, anemia, and iron deficiency: relationships explored among Alaska native children
    Ann M DiGirolamo
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:927-34. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Effect of maternity-care practices on breastfeeding
    Ann M DiGirolamo
    Emory University, Hubert Department of Global Health, 1518 Clifton Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
    Pediatrics 122:S43-9. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Influence of prenatal and postnatal growth on intellectual functioning in school-aged children
    Tippawan Pongcharoen
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 166:411-6. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Associations among dietary zinc intakes and biomarkers of zinc status before and after a zinc supplementation program in Guatemalan schoolchildren
    Vinh Q Bui
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 34:143-50. 2013
  7. pmc Associations between serum C-reactive protein and serum zinc, ferritin, and copper in Guatemalan school children
    Vinh Q Bui
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Laney Graduate School, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Biol Trace Elem Res 148:154-60. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Long-term effects of iron and zinc supplementation during infancy on cognitive function at 9 y of age in northeast Thai children: a follow-up study
    Tippawan Pongcharoen
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:636-43. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Micronutrient supplementation may reduce symptoms of depression in Guatemalan women
    Phuong H Nguyen
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Arch Latinoam Nutr 59:278-86. 2009
  10. pmc Randomized trial of the effect of zinc supplementation on the mental health of school-age children in Guatemala
    Ann M DiGirolamo
    Institute for Community Health, Cambridge Health Alliance Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:1241-50. 2010

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Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Intention or experience? Predictors of continued breastfeeding
    Ann DiGirolamo
    Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Health Educ Behav 32:208-26. 2005
    ..This study supports using the intention construct from the theory of reasoned action to predict initiation of behavior but suggests the need to include initial experience when predicting maintenance of behavior...
  2. pmc Role of zinc in maternal and child mental health
    Ann M DiGirolamo
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:940S-945S. 2009
    ..Less conclusive evidence exists for the effectiveness of zinc alone or in general community samples. Recommendations for further research in this area are provided...
  3. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori, anemia, and iron deficiency: relationships explored among Alaska native children
    Ann M DiGirolamo
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:927-34. 2007
    ..The current study assessed determinants of anemia and iron deficiency, including H. pylori, in Alaska Native children...
  4. doi request reprint Effect of maternity-care practices on breastfeeding
    Ann M DiGirolamo
    Emory University, Hubert Department of Global Health, 1518 Clifton Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
    Pediatrics 122:S43-9. 2008
    ..Our goal was to assess the impact of "Baby-Friendly" hospital practices and other maternity-care practices experienced by mothers on breastfeeding duration...
  5. doi request reprint Influence of prenatal and postnatal growth on intellectual functioning in school-aged children
    Tippawan Pongcharoen
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 166:411-6. 2012
    ..To assess the relative influence of size at birth, infant growth, and late postnatal growth on intellectual functioning at 9 years of age...
  6. ncbi request reprint Associations among dietary zinc intakes and biomarkers of zinc status before and after a zinc supplementation program in Guatemalan schoolchildren
    Vinh Q Bui
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 34:143-50. 2013
    ..The associations among dietary zinc intakes and biomarkers of zinc status are unknown in apparently healthy children at high risk for zinc deficiency...
  7. pmc Associations between serum C-reactive protein and serum zinc, ferritin, and copper in Guatemalan school children
    Vinh Q Bui
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Laney Graduate School, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Biol Trace Elem Res 148:154-60. 2012
    ..High-sensitive CRP methods and the use of very low CRP cutoffs may be more accurate than traditional CRP methods in the adjustment of serum copper concentrations for inflammation in healthy school children...
  8. doi request reprint Long-term effects of iron and zinc supplementation during infancy on cognitive function at 9 y of age in northeast Thai children: a follow-up study
    Tippawan Pongcharoen
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:636-43. 2011
    ..One would expect that iron and zinc supplementation in infancy would affect long-term cognitive development and school achievement, but this has not been evaluated...
  9. ncbi request reprint Micronutrient supplementation may reduce symptoms of depression in Guatemalan women
    Phuong H Nguyen
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Arch Latinoam Nutr 59:278-86. 2009
    ..Our findings that poor folate status may increase depression needs to be further investigated...
  10. pmc Randomized trial of the effect of zinc supplementation on the mental health of school-age children in Guatemala
    Ann M DiGirolamo
    Institute for Community Health, Cambridge Health Alliance Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:1241-50. 2010
    ..Rates of mental illness in children are increasing throughout the world. Observational studies of depression, anxiety, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder suggest that zinc is an alternative treatment...
  11. pmc Nutritional supplementation in early childhood, schooling, and intellectual functioning in adulthood: a prospective study in Guatemala
    Aryeh D Stein
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:612-8. 2008
    ..To estimate the association of improved nutrition in early life with adult intellectual functioning, controlling for years of schooling...
  12. pmc Height for age increased while body mass index for age remained stable between 1968 and 2007 among Guatemalan children
    Aryeh D Stein
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Nutr 139:365-9. 2009
    ..05); for BMI <-1.00, the respective prevalences were 7.9% and 5.2% (P > 0.05). There have been long-term improvements in child growth, as measured by HAZ, without concurrent increases in BMI over successive generations of children...
  13. ncbi request reprint Schooling, educational achievement, and cognitive functioning among young Guatemalan adults
    Aryeh D Stein
    Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, N E, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 26:S46-54. 2005
    ..Migrants to Guatemala City have completed more years of school and scored higher on the tests of educational achievement and cognitive functioning than have cohort members who have remained in the study villages...
  14. doi request reprint Impacts of domestic violence on child growth and nutrition: a conceptual review of the pathways of influence
    Kathryn M Yount
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Department of Sociology, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd NE, Room 7029, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States
    Soc Sci Med 72:1534-54. 2011
    ..Given the global burden of child malnutrition and its long-term effects on human-capital formation, improving child growth and nutrition may be another reason to prevent domestic violence and its cascading after-effects...
  15. pmc Individual capital and cognitive ageing in Guatemala
    Kathryn M Yount
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Popul Stud (Camb) 63:295-306. 2009
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  16. pmc Role of docosahexaenoic acid in maternal and child mental health
    Usha Ramakrishnan
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:958S-962S. 2009
    ..Little is known about the benefits of DHA in the prevention of maternal depression and ADHD. Large, well-designed, community-based prevention trials are needed...
  17. ncbi request reprint Do perceived attitudes of physicians and hospital staff affect breastfeeding decisions?
    Ann M DiGirolamo
    Department of International Health, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Birth 30:94-100. 2003
    ..The current study assessed the impact on breastfeeding of the perceived attitudes of health care providers about infant feeding...
  18. ncbi request reprint Relative importance of birth size and postnatal growth for women's educational achievement
    Haojie Li
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Early Hum Dev 76:1-16. 2004
    ..Child undernutrition, commonly measured by growth failure, is associated with functional disadvantages later in life...
  19. ncbi request reprint Women as primary caregivers in Mexico: challenges to well-being
    Ann M DiGirolamo
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Salud Publica Mex 50:516-22. 2008
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  20. doi request reprint Evaluating completeness of maternal mortality reporting in a rural health and social affairs unit in Vellore, India, 2004
    Shin Y Kim
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Biosoc Sci 41:195-205. 2009
    ..Appropriate public health interventions should be initiated to prevent maternal deaths in this community...

Research Grants4