Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman

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Affiliation: Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Diabetes and lipid screening among patients in primary care: a cohort study
    Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:25. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Gestational glucose tolerance and cord blood leptin levels predict slower weight gain in early infancy
    Margaret Parker
    Division of Newborn Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Pediatr 158:227-33. 2011
  3. pmc Maternal antioxidant intake in pregnancy and wheezing illnesses in children at 2 y of age
    Augusto A Litonjua
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:903-11. 2006
  4. pmc Associations of obesogenic behaviors in mothers and obese children participating in a randomized trial
    Kendrin R Sonneville
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1449-54. 2012
  5. pmc Longitudinal association of maternal attempt to lose weight during the postpartum period and child obesity at age 3 years
    Kendrin R Sonneville
    Department of Medicine, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:2046-52. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Crossing growth percentiles in infancy and risk of obesity in childhood
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:993-8. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Similarity of the CDC and WHO weight-for-length growth charts in predicting risk of obesity at age 5 years
    Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1261-5. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Parental knowledge about antibiotic use: results of a cluster-randomized, multicommunity intervention
    Susan S Huang
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 119:698-706. 2007
  9. pmc Choline intake during pregnancy and child cognition at age 7 years
    Caroline E Boeke
    Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 177:1338-47. 2013
  10. pmc Randomized controlled trial to improve primary care to prevent and manage childhood obesity: the High Five for Kids study
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:714-22. 2011

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  1. pmc Diabetes and lipid screening among patients in primary care: a cohort study
    Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:25. 2008
    ..Data on compliance with these guidelines are scarce. The purpose of this study was to assess rates of diabetes and lipid screening in primary care according to demographic variables and weight status...
  2. doi request reprint Gestational glucose tolerance and cord blood leptin levels predict slower weight gain in early infancy
    Margaret Parker
    Division of Newborn Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Pediatr 158:227-33. 2011
    ..To determine the extent to which known prenatal and perinatal predictors of childhood obesity also predict weight gain in early infancy...
  3. pmc Maternal antioxidant intake in pregnancy and wheezing illnesses in children at 2 y of age
    Augusto A Litonjua
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:903-11. 2006
    ..Low intakes of dietary antioxidants may contribute to increases in asthma and allergy...
  4. pmc Associations of obesogenic behaviors in mothers and obese children participating in a randomized trial
    Kendrin R Sonneville
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1449-54. 2012
    ..Obesogenic behaviors of mothers and preschool aged children were strongly associated. Our findings lend support to obesity prevention strategies that target parental behavior and the family environment...
  5. pmc Longitudinal association of maternal attempt to lose weight during the postpartum period and child obesity at age 3 years
    Kendrin R Sonneville
    Department of Medicine, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:2046-52. 2011
    ..This association should be thoroughly examined in future studies...
  6. doi request reprint Crossing growth percentiles in infancy and risk of obesity in childhood
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:993-8. 2011
    ..To examine the associations of upward crossing of major percentiles in weight-for-length in the first 24 months of life with the prevalence of obesity at ages 5 and 10 years...
  7. doi request reprint Similarity of the CDC and WHO weight-for-length growth charts in predicting risk of obesity at age 5 years
    Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1261-5. 2012
    ..7), respectively. Ever being overweight in the first 2 years of life is a strong predictor of obesity at 5 years. CDC WFL, WHO WFL, and WHO BMI cutpoints for overweight in early childhood provided similar estimates of later obesity risk...
  8. ncbi request reprint Parental knowledge about antibiotic use: results of a cluster-randomized, multicommunity intervention
    Susan S Huang
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 119:698-706. 2007
    ..The goal was to determine the impact of a community-wide educational intervention on parental misconceptions likely contributing to pediatric antibiotic overprescribing...
  9. pmc Choline intake during pregnancy and child cognition at age 7 years
    Caroline E Boeke
    Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 177:1338-47. 2013
    ..Intake of the other nutrients was not associated with the cognitive tests administered. Higher gestational choline intake was associated with modestly better child visual memory at age 7 years...
  10. pmc Randomized controlled trial to improve primary care to prevent and manage childhood obesity: the High Five for Kids study
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:714-22. 2011
    ..To examine the effectiveness of a primary care-based obesity intervention over the first year (6 intervention contacts) of a planned 2-year study...
  11. pmc Maternal calcium intake and offspring blood pressure
    Matthew W Gillman
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    Circulation 110:1990-5. 2004
    ..Few data exist on the intergenerational influence of calcium intake during pregnancy on offspring blood pressure...
  12. pmc Infant growth before and after term: effects on neurodevelopment in preterm infants
    Mandy B Belfort
    Division of Newborn Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 128:e899-906. 2011
    ..To identify sensitive periods of postnatal growth for preterm infants relative to neurodevelopment at 18 months' corrected age...
  13. ncbi request reprint Maternal age and other predictors of newborn blood pressure
    Matthew W Gillman
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Pediatr 144:240-5. 2004
    ..To investigate perinatal predictors of newborn blood pressure...
  14. pmc Developmental origins of childhood overweight: potential public health impact
    Matthew W Gillman
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1651-6. 2008
    ..Interventions to modify several factors during pregnancy and infancy could have substantial impact on prevention of childhood overweight...
  15. pmc Association of breastfeeding with maternal control of infant feeding at age 1 year
    Elsie M Taveras
    Center for Child Health Care Studies, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Fl, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 114:e577-83. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to examine whether preponderance of breastfeeding in the first 6 months of life and breastfeeding duration are associated with less maternal restrictive behavior and less pressure to eat...
  16. doi request reprint Second trimester estimated fetal weight and fetal weight gain predict childhood obesity
    Margaret Parker
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Pediatr 161:864-70. 2012
    ..To determine the extent to which fetal weight during mid-pregnancy and fetal weight gain from mid-pregnancy to birth predict adiposity and blood pressure (BP) at age 3 years...
  17. pmc Pneumococcal carriage and antibiotic resistance in young children before 13-valent conjugate vaccine
    Peter C Wroe
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:249-54. 2012
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  18. pmc Association of maternal short sleep duration with adiposity and cardiometabolic status at 3 years postpartum
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:171-8. 2011
    ..In conclusion, short sleep duration in the first year postpartum is associated with higher adiposity at 3 years postpartum...
  19. pmc Association of postpartum depression with weight retention 1 year after childbirth
    Sharon J Herring
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1296-301. 2008
    ..To examine the extent to which early postpartum depression is associated with weight retention 1 year after childbirth...
  20. ncbi request reprint Improving the assessment of vancomycin-resistant enterococci by routine screening
    Susan S Huang
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Channing Laboratory and Department of Infection Control, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Infect Dis 195:339-46. 2007
    ..Routine surveillance cultures can substantially improve prevalence and incidence estimates, and assessing the range of improvement across diverse units is important...
  21. pmc Maternal diet and cord blood leptin and adiponectin concentrations at birth
    Christos S Mantzoros
    Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Avenue, ST816, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Clin Nutr 29:622-6. 2010
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  22. pmc Prospective association between milk intake and adiposity in preschool-aged children
    Susanna Y Huh
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:563-70. 2010
    ..To determine whether the quantity and type of milk (whole, reduced fat, or 1%/nonfat) consumed at age 2 years is associated with adiposity at age 3 years...
  23. pmc Prenatal fatty acid status and child adiposity at age 3 y: results from a US pregnancy cohort
    Sara M A Donahue
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:780-8. 2011
    ..Exposure to polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in early life may influence adiposity development...
  24. pmc Associations of physical activity and inactivity before and during pregnancy with glucose tolerance
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:1200-7. 2006
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  25. ncbi request reprint Trends in overweight from 1980 through 2001 among preschool-aged children enrolled in a health maintenance organization
    Juhee Kim
    Department of Society and Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:1107-12. 2006
    ..To examine overweight trends over a 22-year period among preschool-aged children from primarily middle-income families enrolled in a health maintenance organization...
  26. ncbi request reprint The influence of wanting to look like media figures on adolescent physical activity
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Adolesc Health 35:41-50. 2004
    ..To examine the association of adolescents' wanting to look like figures in the media with physical activity levels...
  27. ncbi request reprint Association of consumption of fried food away from home with body mass index and diet quality in older children and adolescents
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatrics 116:e518-24. 2005
    ....
  28. pmc Parental perceptions of a motivational interviewing-based pediatric obesity prevention intervention
    Jennifer A Woo Baidal
    Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 52:540-8. 2013
    ..Parents of female (vs male), black (vs white), and Latino (vs white) children had lower intervention satisfaction. Our findings underscore the importance of tailoring pediatric obesity prevention efforts to target populations...
  29. pmc Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D during pregnancy and small-for-gestational age in black and white infants
    Heather H Burris
    Department of Neonatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 22:581-6. 2012
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  30. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in the heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine era: predictors of carriage in a multicommunity sample
    Jonathan A Finkelstein
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School HPHC, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 112:862-9. 2003
    ..Data on carriage of resistant organisms by healthy children in communities in which immunization with PCV7 has been implemented will help to define and decrease these risks further...
  31. pmc Racial/ethnic differences in early-life risk factors for childhood obesity
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 125:686-95. 2010
    ..By the preschool years, racial/ethnic disparities in obesity prevalence are already present. The objective of this study was to examine racial/ethnic differences in early-life risk factors for childhood obesity...
  32. ncbi request reprint Maternal intake of vitamin D during pregnancy and risk of recurrent wheeze in children at 3 y of age
    Carlos A Camargo
    Center for D receptor Activation Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:788-95. 2007
    ..Vitamin D deficiency and asthma are common at higher latitudes. Although vitamin D has important immunologic effects, its relation with asthma is unknown...
  33. pmc Correlations among adiposity measures in school-aged children
    Caroline E Boeke
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BMC Pediatr 13:99. 2013
    ..Therefore, we sought to determine the extent to which other adiposity measures were correlated with DXA fat mass in school-aged children...
  34. pmc Childhood body mass index trajectories: modeling, characterizing, pairwise correlations and socio-demographic predictors of trajectory characteristics
    Xiaozhong Wen
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:38. 2012
    ..Prior studies of BMI trajectories are limited by restricted age periods and insufficient use of trajectory information...
  35. pmc Longitudinal relationship between television viewing and leisure-time physical activity during adolescence
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 119:e314-9. 2007
    ..The goal was to examine the longitudinal associations of changes in television viewing and other sources of sedentary behavior with changes in leisure-time moderate/vigorous physical activity in adolescence...
  36. pmc Re-emergence of the type 1 pilus among Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates in Massachusetts, USA
    Gili Regev-Yochay
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Vaccine 28:4842-6. 2010
    ..These emerging piliated non-VT strains are mostly novel clones, with some exceptions. The rise in pilus type 1 frequency across multiple distinct genetic backgrounds suggests that the pilus may confer an intrinsic advantage...
  37. pmc Maternal protein intake is not associated with infant blood pressure
    Susanna Y Huh
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, MA 02215, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:378-84. 2005
    ..We examined the associations of first and second trimester maternal protein intake with offspring blood pressure (BP) at the age of six months...
  38. pmc Maternal dietary pattern during pregnancy is not associated with recurrent wheeze in children
    Nancy E Lange
    Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 126:250-5, 255.e1-4. 2010
    ..Previous studies have found associations between individual foods or nutrients consumed during pregnancy and asthma or wheeze in children, but these may be confounded by overall dietary pattern...
  39. pmc Reducing racial/ethnic disparities in childhood obesity: the role of early life risk factors
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    JAMA Pediatr 167:731-8. 2013
    ..Efforts to reduce obesity disparities should focus on preventing early life risk factors. ..
  40. pmc Delivery by caesarean section and risk of obesity in preschool age children: a prospective cohort study
    Susanna Y Huh
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Dis Child 97:610-6. 2012
    ..To examine whether delivery by caesarean section is a risk factor for childhood obesity...
  41. pmc Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus
    Heather H Burris
    Department of Neonatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 207:182.e1-8. 2012
    ..We examined the association of second-trimester maternal plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) during pregnancy with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)...
  42. pmc Misperceived pre-pregnancy body weight status predicts excessive gestational weight gain: findings from a US cohort study
    Sharon J Herring
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:54. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association of misperceived pre-pregnancy body weight status with excessive gestational weight gain...
  43. pmc Correlates of participation in a pediatric primary care-based obesity prevention intervention
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:449-52. 2011
    ..One reason appears to be that they less frequently consider their children to have a weight problem...
  44. doi request reprint Impact of a 16-community trial to promote judicious antibiotic use in Massachusetts
    Jonathan A Finkelstein
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, Sixth Floor Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 121:e15-23. 2008
    ..In addition, we sought to compare the intervention's impact on commercially and Medicaid-insured children...
  45. pmc Early child care and adiposity at ages 1 and 3 years
    Sara E Benjamin
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 124:555-62. 2009
    ..The majority of infants in the United States are in nonparental child care, yet little is known about the effect of child care on development of obesity...
  46. pmc Examination of shared risk and protective factors for overweight and disordered eating among adolescents
    Jess Haines
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:336-43. 2010
    ..To identify shared risk and protective factors for purging, binge eating, and overweight...
  47. pmc Diet during early pregnancy and development of gestational diabetes
    Jenny S Radesky
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:47-59. 2008
    ..Nutritional status entering pregnancy, as reflected by pre-pregnancy BMI, is probably more important than pregnancy diet in development of GDM...
  48. pmc Maternal iron intake and iron status during pregnancy and child blood pressure at age 3 years
    Mandy B Belfort
    Division of Newborn Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 37:301-8. 2008
    ..Our aim was to examine the extent to which lower maternal iron intake, haemoglobin level and mean cell volume (MCV) during pregnancy are associated with higher child systolic blood pressure (SBP) at age 3 years...
  49. pmc Changes in dietary intake from the first to the second trimester of pregnancy
    Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:35-42. 2006
    ..However, investigators should assess caffeine, alcohol, and vitamin and supplement use in both the 1st and 2nd trimester, and consider doing so for foods and nutrients for which trimester-specific hypotheses are well substantiated...
  50. pmc Maternal corticotropin-releasing hormone levels during pregnancy and offspring adiposity
    Matthew W Gillman
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:1647-53. 2006
    ..We examined associations of maternal corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) levels in the late 2nd trimester of pregnancy, a marker of fetal glucocorticoid exposure, with child adiposity at age 3 years...
  51. pmc Short sleep duration in infancy and risk of childhood overweight
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, 133 Brookline Ave, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:305-11. 2008
    ..To examine the extent to which infant sleep duration is associated with overweight at age 3 years...
  52. pmc Higher adiposity in infancy associated with recurrent wheeze in a prospective cohort of children
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 121:1161-1166.e3. 2008
    ..Few prospective data link early childhood adiposity with asthma-related symptoms...
  53. pmc Maternal gestational weight gain and offspring weight in adolescence
    Emily Oken
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 112:999-1006. 2008
    ..To study associations of maternal gestational weight gain with offspring weight status in adolescence...
  54. pmc Decreasing prevalence of obesity among young children in Massachusetts from 2004 to 2008
    Xiaozhong Wen
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 129:823-31. 2012
    ..To examine whether the obesity prevalence is increasing, level, or decreasing among young US children (aged <6 years) in the past decade; and to compare regional data to those of 2 national databases...
  55. pmc Size at birth, infant growth, and blood pressure at three years of age
    Mandy B Belfort
    Division of Newborn Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Pediatr 151:670-4. 2007
    ..Our aim was to determine the extent to which infant growth-in weight-for-length-from birth to 6 months is associated with systolic blood pressure (SBP) at 3 years and to determine whether this association varies with birth size...
  56. pmc Timing of solid food introduction and risk of obesity in preschool-aged children
    Susanna Y Huh
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 127:e544-51. 2011
    ..To examine the association between timing of introduction of solid foods during infancy and obesity at 3 years of age...
  57. pmc Infant growth and child cognition at 3 years of age
    Mandy B Belfort
    Children s Hospital Boston, Division of Newborn Medicine, Hunnewell 437, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 122:e689-95. 2008
    ..Infancy is a critical period for brain development. Few studies have examined the extent to which infant weight gain is associated with later neurodevelopmental outcomes in healthy populations...
  58. pmc Association of birth weight with asthma-related outcomes at age 2 years
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatr Pulmonol 41:643-8. 2006
    ....
  59. pmc Breast-feeding and overweight in adolescence: within-family analysis [corrected]
    Matthew W Gillman
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 17:112-4. 2006
    ..These associations may be confounded by sociocultural determinants of both breast-feeding and obesity. We addressed this possibility by assessing the association of breast-feeding duration with adolescent obesity within sibling sets...
  60. pmc Maternal short sleep duration is associated with increased levels of inflammatory markers at 3 years postpartum
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Metabolism 60:982-6. 2011
    ..08 to 0.52), these results did not reach statistical significance. Short sleep duration in the first year postpartum is associated with elevated levels of the proinflammatory marker, IL-6, at 3 years postpartum...
  61. ncbi request reprint Community-level predictors of pneumococcal carriage and resistance in young children
    Susan S Huang
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:645-54. 2004
    ..5, 95% confidence interval: 1.0, 11.7). The two- to threefold odds of pneumococcal carriage conferred by certain community characteristics suggest that these measures may target communities for interventions to decrease transmission...
  62. doi request reprint Improving children's obesity-related health care quality: Process outcomes of a cluster-randomized controlled trial
    Elsie M Taveras
    Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 22:27-31. 2014
    ....
  63. pmc Duration of lactation and maternal metabolism at 3 years postpartum
    Alison M Stuebe
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:941-50. 2010
    ..Lactation has been associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome in mothers. We examined the relation between breastfeeding duration and metabolic markers at 3 years postpartum...
  64. pmc Maternal trans fatty acid intake and fetal growth
    Juliana F W Cohen
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:1241-7. 2011
    ..It is unclear from previous studies whether total or common subtypes of trans fatty acids are associated with fetal growth...
  65. pmc Associations of early life risk factors with infant sleep duration
    Michael D Nevarez
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Acad Pediatr 10:187-93. 2010
    ..Insufficient sleep in children is associated with adverse health effects. We examined the associations of early life risk factors with infant sleep duration...
  66. doi request reprint Dietary quality during pregnancy varies by maternal characteristics in Project Viva: a US cohort
    Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:1004-11. 2009
    ..Maternal diet may influence outcomes of pregnancy and childhood, but data on correlates of food and nutrient intake during pregnancy are scarce...
  67. pmc Weight status in the first 6 months of life and obesity at 3 years of age
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 123:1177-83. 2009
    ..The goal was to examine the associations of weight-for-length at birth and at 6 months with obesity at 3 years of age...
  68. ncbi request reprint Watchful waiting for acute otitis media: are parents and physicians ready?
    Jonathan A Finkelstein
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 115:1466-73. 2005
    ..To assess the current use of initial observation ("watchful waiting") of acute otitis media among community physicians and the acceptability of this option to parents of young children...
  69. pmc Trends in childhood anemia in a Massachusetts Health Maintenance Organization, 1987-2001
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Email
    MedGenMed 8:58. 2006
    ..An important indicator of nutritional status within a pediatric population is the anemia prevalence rate. Limited national data are available regarding trends in anemia prevalence among non-low-income children...
  70. pmc Association of maternal prenatal depressive symptoms with child cognition at age 3 years
    Alison C Tse
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 24:232-40. 2010
    ..5 (95% CI -3.0, 2.1)]. We found no evidence to suggest that maternal prenatal depression is independently associated with early child cognition...
  71. ncbi request reprint Improving methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus surveillance and reporting in intensive care units
    Susan S Huang
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Channing Laboratory and Infection Control Department, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Infect Dis 195:330-8. 2007
    ..In addition, many assessments underestimate the incidence of acquisition by including prevalent carriers in the at-risk population...
  72. doi request reprint Television viewing in infancy and child cognition at 3 years of age in a US cohort
    Marie Evans Schmidt
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Obesity Prevention Program, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215
    Pediatrics 123:e370-5. 2009
    ..To examine the extent to which infant television viewing is associated with language and visual motor skills at 3 years of age...
  73. pmc Diet during pregnancy and risk of preeclampsia or gestational hypertension
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:663-8. 2007
    ..We sought to examine associations of first-trimester intake of calcium, n-3 and n-6 fatty acids, trans fatty acids, magnesium, folate, and vitamins C, D, and E with preeclampsia (PE) and gestational hypertension (GH)...
  74. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and geographic distribution of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in the United States
    Michael D Kappelman
    Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 5:1424-9. 2007
    ..This study sought to determine the prevalence of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) in a large national sample and to compare the prevalence across geographic regions and other sociodemographic characteristics...
  75. pmc Cord blood cytokines and acute lower respiratory illnesses in the first year of life
    Ngoc P Ly
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 119:e171-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this work was to examine the relation between cytokine secretions by cord blood mononuclear cells and acute lower respiratory illness in a birth cohort of 297 children...
  76. pmc Misdiagnosis of overweight and underweight children younger than 2 years of age due to length measurement bias
    Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    MedGenMed 7:56. 2005
    ..Clinical measurements of length, which usually involve a paper-and-pencil method, may often be inaccurate in children younger than 2 years...
  77. doi request reprint Association between television viewing and poor diet quality in young children
    Sonia A Miller
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Pediatr Obes 3:168-76. 2008
    ..To examine the association between television/video (TV) viewing and markers of diet quality among 3-year-old children...
  78. ncbi request reprint To what extent is the protective effect of breastfeeding on future overweight explained by decreased maternal feeding restriction?
    Elsie M Taveras
    Center for Child Health Care Studies and Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 118:2341-8. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the extent to which the protective effect of breastfeeding on future overweight is explained by decreased maternal feeding restriction...
  79. pmc Epidemiology and risk factors for Staphylococcus aureus colonization in children in the post-PCV7 era
    Grace M Lee
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 9:110. 2009
    ..aureus and MRSA colonization in young children in the context of widespread use of PCV7; and (2) examine risk factors for S. aureus colonization in the post-PCV7 era, including the absence of vaccine-type S. pneumoniae colonization...
  80. pmc Cord blood leptin and adiponectin as predictors of adiposity in children at 3 years of age: a prospective cohort study
    Christos S Mantzoros
    Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 123:682-9. 2009
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  81. doi request reprint How important is money as a reward for teaching?
    Antoinette S Peters
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Acad Med 84:42-6. 2009
    ..To examine the effect of increases in payment for teaching on retention of primary care faculty, and to compare those faculty members' needs and rewards for teaching with objective data on retention...
  82. ncbi request reprint Family dinner and adolescent overweight
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, 133 Brookline Avenue, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obes Res 13:900-6. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine both cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between frequency of family dinner and overweight status in a large sample of 9- to 14-year-old children...
  83. pmc Breast-feeding and risk for childhood obesity: does maternal diabetes or obesity status matter?
    Elizabeth J Mayer-Davis
    Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, 2718 Middleburg Dr, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:2231-7. 2006
    ..We sought to evaluate whether maternal diabetes or weight status attenuates a previously reported beneficial effect of breast-feeding on childhood obesity...
  84. pmc Association of fewer hours of sleep at 6 months postpartum with substantial weight retention at 1 year postpartum
    Erica P Gunderson
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Research Foundation, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:178-87. 2008
    ..Interventions to prevent postpartum obesity should consider strategies to attain optimal maternal sleep duration...
  85. pmc Physician responses to a community-level trial promoting judicious antibiotic use
    Christopher J Stille
    Meyers Primary Care Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Ann Fam Med 6:206-12. 2008
    ..We assessed physician responses to a community-level intervention with respect to antibiotic prescribing, related practices, and perceived effectiveness...
  86. ncbi request reprint Calibration of a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire in early pregnancy
    Wafaie W Fawzi
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA
    Ann Epidemiol 14:754-62. 2004
    ..We assessed the validity of a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) among pregnant women...
  87. pmc Perinatal predictors of atopic dermatitis occurring in the first six months of life
    Megan M Moore
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 113:468-74. 2004
    ..The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate several perinatal predictors of atopic dermatitis occurring in the first 6 months of life...