Brian M D'Onofrio

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Affiliation: Indiana University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Familial confounding of the association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring substance use and problems
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, 47405, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 69:1140-50. 2012
  2. pmc Is maternal smoking during pregnancy a causal environmental risk factor for adolescent antisocial behavior? Testing etiological theories and assumptions
    B M D'Onofrio
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
    Psychol Med 42:1535-45. 2012
  3. pmc Intergenerational transmission of childhood conduct problems: a Children of Twins Study
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, 1101 E 10th St, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:820-9. 2007
  4. pmc A quasi-experimental study of maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring academic achievement
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Child Dev 81:80-100. 2010
  5. pmc Maternal age at childbirth and offspring disruptive behaviors: testing the causal hypothesis
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:1018-28. 2009
  6. pmc A quasi-experimental analysis of the association between family income and offspring conduct problems
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 37:415-29. 2009
  7. pmc Smoking during pregnancy and offspring externalizing problems: an exploration of genetic and environmental confounds
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 20:139-64. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Causal inferences regarding prenatal alcohol exposure and childhood externalizing problems
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:1296-304. 2007
  9. pmc A Children of Twins Study of parental divorce and offspring psychopathology
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University 47405, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 48:667-75. 2007
  10. pmc Familial confounding of the association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring criminality: a population-based study in Sweden
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:529-38. 2010

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Publications42

  1. pmc Familial confounding of the association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring substance use and problems
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, 47405, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 69:1140-50. 2012
    ..Previous epidemiological, animal, and human cognitive neuroscience research suggests that maternal smoking during pregnancy (SDP) causes increased risk of substance use/problems in offspring...
  2. pmc Is maternal smoking during pregnancy a causal environmental risk factor for adolescent antisocial behavior? Testing etiological theories and assumptions
    B M D'Onofrio
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
    Psychol Med 42:1535-45. 2012
    ..The present study sought to test alternative etiological hypotheses using multiple indices of adolescent ASB, comparing differentially exposed siblings, and testing assumptions in the sibling-comparison design...
  3. pmc Intergenerational transmission of childhood conduct problems: a Children of Twins Study
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, 1101 E 10th St, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:820-9. 2007
    ..The familial nature of childhood conduct problems has been well documented, but few genetically informed studies have explicitly explored the processes through which parental conduct problems influence an offspring's behavior problems...
  4. pmc A quasi-experimental study of maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring academic achievement
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Child Dev 81:80-100. 2010
    ..The pattern of results suggests that genetic factors shared by parents and their offspring help explain why offspring exposed to SDP have lower levels of AA...
  5. pmc Maternal age at childbirth and offspring disruptive behaviors: testing the causal hypothesis
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:1018-28. 2009
    ..These studies, however, relied on restricted samples and did not use the strongest approach to test causal influences...
  6. pmc A quasi-experimental analysis of the association between family income and offspring conduct problems
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 37:415-29. 2009
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  7. pmc Smoking during pregnancy and offspring externalizing problems: an exploration of genetic and environmental confounds
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 20:139-64. 2008
    ..That is, the current analyses imply that important unidentified environmental factors account for the association between SDP and offspring externalizing problems, not teratogenic effects of SDP...
  8. ncbi request reprint Causal inferences regarding prenatal alcohol exposure and childhood externalizing problems
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:1296-304. 2007
    ..Existing research on the neurobehavioral consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) has not adequately accounted for genetic and environmental confounds...
  9. pmc A Children of Twins Study of parental divorce and offspring psychopathology
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University 47405, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 48:667-75. 2007
    ..The relations may be due to genetic or environmental selection factors, characteristics that lead to both marital separation and offspring functioning...
  10. pmc Familial confounding of the association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring criminality: a population-based study in Sweden
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:529-38. 2010
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  11. pmc A genetically informed study of marital instability and its association with offspring psychopathology
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 114:570-86. 2005
    ..The results are consistent with a causal connection between marital instability and psychopathology in young-adult offspring...
  12. pmc A genetically informed study of the processes underlying the association between parental marital instability and offspring adjustment
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, VA 47405, USA
    Dev Psychol 42:486-99. 2006
    ..In contrast, the increased risk for cohabitation and earlier initiation of drug use was explained by selection factors, including genetic confounds. ((c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)...
  13. pmc Effects of multiple maternal relationship transitions on offspring antisocial behavior in childhood and adolescence: a cousin-comparison analysis
    Jackson A Goodnight
    Department of Psychology, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469 1430, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 41:185-98. 2013
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  14. pmc Marital conflict and conduct problems in Children of Twins
    K Paige Harden
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
    Child Dev 78:1-18. 2007
    ..Furthermore, genetic influences mediated the association between marital conflict frequency and conduct problems. These results highlight the need for quasiexperimental designs in investigations of intergenerational associations...
  15. pmc A quasi-experimental analysis of the influence of neighborhood disadvantage on child and adolescent conduct problems
    Jackson A Goodnight
    Department of Psychology, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 45469 1430, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 121:95-108. 2012
    ..These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that ND has influence on conduct problems...
  16. pmc The association between teenage motherhood and poor offspring outcomes: a national cohort study across 30 years
    Claire A Coyne
    University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 16:679-89. 2013
    ..The findings suggest that interventions to improve offspring outcomes should delay teenage childbearing and also target risk factors influencing all offspring of teenage mothers...
  17. pmc Maternal age at first birth and offspring criminality: using the children of twins design to test causal hypotheses
    Claire A Coyne
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, 1101 East 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 25:17-35. 2013
    ..Future studies are needed to replicate these findings and to identify environmental risk factors that mediate this causal association...
  18. pmc A behavior genetic investigation of adolescent motherhood and offspring mental health problems
    K Paige Harden
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesvile, VA 29904 4400, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 116:667-83. 2007
    ..The generalizability of these results to the United States, which has a higher adolescent birth rate, is discussed...
  19. pmc Language ability predicts the development of behavior problems in children
    Isaac T Petersen
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 122:542-57. 2013
    ..The findings suggest that language ability may be a useful target for the prevention or even treatment of attention deficits and EXT problems in children...
  20. pmc Why does early sexual intercourse predict subsequent maladjustment? Exploring potential familial confounds
    Kelly L Donahue
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Health Psychol 32:180-9. 2013
    ..Using a quasi-experimental approach, we examined the extent to which this observed association may be due to familial confounds not explored in prior research...
  21. pmc Childhood behavior problems and adolescent sexual risk behavior: familial confounding in the child and adolescent twin study in Sweden (CATSS)
    Kelly L Donahue
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:606-12. 2013
    ..Using a quasi-experimental approach, we examined the extent to which this association may be due to between-family differences (i.e., unmeasured familial confounds) not adequately explored in prior research...
  22. pmc Offspring ADHD as a risk factor for parental marital problems: controls for genetic and environmental confounds
    Alice C Schermerhorn
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 15:700-13. 2012
    ..However, the reasons for this association are unclear. The association might be due to genetic or environmental confounds that contribute to both marital problems and ADHD...
  23. pmc Current parental depression and offspring perceived self-competence: a quasi-experimental examination
    Quetzal A Class
    Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, 1101 E 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Behav Genet 42:787-97. 2012
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  24. pmc Family structure and age at menarche: a children-of-twins approach
    Jane Mendle
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
    Dev Psychol 42:533-42. 2006
    ..These findings strongly suggest selection, and not causation, accounts for the relationship between stepfathering and early menarche...
  25. pmc Population density and youth antisocial behavior
    K Paige Harden
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:999-1008. 2009
    ..Rather, the association between population density and delinquency appears to be due to unmeasured selection variables that differ between families who live in more or less densely populated counties...
  26. pmc Some (but not much) progress toward understanding teenage childbearing: a review of research from the past decade
    Claire A Coyne
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
    Adv Child Dev Behav 42:113-52. 2012
    ..is needed in order to answer important questions about which psychological processes are causally related to teenage childbearing and how teenage childbearing is associated with poor outcomes for young mothers and their offspring,..
  27. pmc Early exposure to parents' relationship instability: implications for sexual behavior and depression in adolescence
    Kelly L Donahue
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
    J Adolesc Health 47:547-54. 2010
    ..Examine the effects of the timing of parents' relationship instability on adolescent sexual and mental health...
  28. ncbi request reprint The role of the children of twins design in elucidating causal relations between parent characteristics and child outcomes
    Brian M D'Onofrio
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville 22904 4400, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 44:1130-44. 2003
    ..This paper discusses the strength of the Children of Twins (COT) design to highlight the role of specific environments...
  29. pmc A genetically informed study of the association between harsh punishment and offspring behavioral problems
    Stacy K Lynch
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
    J Fam Psychol 20:190-8. 2006
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  30. pmc A genetically informed study of associations between family functioning and child psychosocial adjustment
    Alice C Schermerhorn
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Dev Psychol 47:707-25. 2011
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  31. pmc Maternal stress and infant mortality: the importance of the preconception period
    Quetzal A Class
    1Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, 1101 East 10th St, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Psychol Sci 24:1309-16. 2013
    ..Prenatal stress did not increase risk of infant mortality. These results suggest that the period immediately before conception may be a sensitive developmental period with ramifications for infant mortality risk. ..
  32. pmc Testing putative causal associations of risk factors for early intercourse in the study of twin adults: genes and environment (STAGE)
    Kelly L Donahue
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, 1101 East 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 42:35-44. 2013
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  33. ncbi request reprint Analysis and interpretation of twin studies including measures of the shared environment
    Eric Turkheimer
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville 22904 4400, USA
    Child Dev 76:1217-33. 2005
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  34. pmc Timing of prenatal maternal exposure to severe life events and adverse pregnancy outcomes: a population study of 2.6 million pregnancies
    Quetzal A Class
    Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, 1101 E 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
    Psychosom Med 73:234-41. 2011
    ..To identify the impact of timing of prenatal stress exposure on offspring risk for shortened gestational age, preterm birth (PTB), low birth weight (LBW), and small for gestational age (SGA), using a population-based sample...
  35. doi request reprint Maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index and offspring attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a population-based cohort study using a sibling-comparison design
    Qi Chen
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Social Sciences Psychology, Mid Sweden University, Ostersund, Sweden, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College London, London, UK, Medical Research Council Social Genetic Developmental Psychiatry Centre, King s College London, London, UK, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 43:83-90. 2014
    ..High maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) is associated with increased risk of offspring attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the role of unmeasured familial confounding for this association remains unclear...
  36. pmc Effects of maternal smoking during pregnancy on offspring blood pressure in late adolescence
    Lovisa Högberg
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Hypertens 30:693-9. 2012
    ..We aimed to investigate whether this association remained in late adolescence and, if so, whether it could be attributed to an intrauterine effect or to familial confounding...
  37. ncbi request reprint Can genetic factors explain the spillover of warmth and negativity across family relationships?
    Jody M Ganiban
    Department of Psychology, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:299-313. 2007
    ..These findings indicate that parents' genetically influenced characteristics help shape the emotional climate of the family...
  38. ncbi request reprint Cancer as a risk factor for long-term cognitive deficits and dementia
    Lara H Heflin
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 1061, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:854-6. 2005
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Genetic risk factors for disordered eating in adolescent males and females
    Jessica H Baker
    Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 118:576-86. 2009
    ..However, only 50% of the genetic risk for this factor is shared between the sexes...
  40. pmc Genetic and environmental influences on global family conflict
    Briana N Horwitz
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 19802 1294, USA
    J Fam Psychol 24:217-20. 2010
    ..Nonshared environmental effects explained the remaining 64% of this variance, indicating that twins' unique childhood and/or current family experiences also play an important role...
  41. pmc Understanding the role of personality in explaining associations between marital quality and parenting
    Jody M Ganiban
    Department of Psychology, The George Washington University, USA
    J Fam Psychol 23:646-60. 2009
    ..Results indicate that personality significantly contributes to associations between marital quality and parenting and that personality is an important path through which genetic factors contribute to family relationships...
  42. doi request reprint Intrauterine testosterone exposure and risk for disordered eating
    Jessica H Baker
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Psychology, Box 842018, Richmond, VA 23284, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 194:375-6. 2009
    ..Inconsistent with previous findings, a main effect of co-twin gender was not found. Our results raise questions about the validity of prior evidence of the impact of prenatal testosterone exposure on patterns of disordered eating...

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