J A Dipietro

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Baby and the brain: advances in child development
    J A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 21:455-71. 2000
  2. pmc Fetal responses to induced maternal relaxation during pregnancy
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States
    Biol Psychol 77:11-9. 2008
  3. pmc Physiological reactivity of pregnant women to evoked fetal startle
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA Electronic address
    J Psychosom Res 75:321-6. 2013
  4. pmc Maternal stress in pregnancy: considerations for fetal development
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Adolesc Health 51:S3-8. 2012
  5. pmc Physiological blunting during pregnancy extends to induced relaxation
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, 615 N Wolfe St, W1033, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States
    Biol Psychol 89:14-20. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Neurobehavioral assessment before birth
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev 11:4-13. 2005
  7. pmc Prenatal antecedents of newborn neurological maturation
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Child Dev 81:115-30. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Continuity in self-report measures of maternal anxiety, stress, and depressive symptoms from pregnancy through two years postpartum
    Janet A Dipietro
    John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 29:115-24. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Maternal psychological distress during pregnancy in relation to child development at age two
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Child Dev 77:573-87. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Prenatal development of intrafetal and maternal-fetal synchrony
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Behav Neurosci 120:687-701. 2006

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Baby and the brain: advances in child development
    J A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 21:455-71. 2000
    ....
  2. pmc Fetal responses to induced maternal relaxation during pregnancy
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States
    Biol Psychol 77:11-9. 2008
    ..Potential mechanisms that may mediate the observed results are discussed...
  3. pmc Physiological reactivity of pregnant women to evoked fetal startle
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA Electronic address
    J Psychosom Res 75:321-6. 2013
    ..Prior work has indicated that the fetus also affects the pregnant woman. Our objective was to determine whether a maternal psychophysiological response to stimulation of the fetus could be isolated...
  4. pmc Maternal stress in pregnancy: considerations for fetal development
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Adolesc Health 51:S3-8. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Physiological blunting during pregnancy extends to induced relaxation
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, 615 N Wolfe St, W1033, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States
    Biol Psychol 89:14-20. 2012
    ..Findings support non-specific blunting of physiological responsivity during pregnancy...
  6. ncbi request reprint Neurobehavioral assessment before birth
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev 11:4-13. 2005
    ....
  7. pmc Prenatal antecedents of newborn neurological maturation
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Child Dev 81:115-30. 2010
    ..Maternal pregnancy-specific psychological stress was associated with accelerated neurologic maturation...
  8. ncbi request reprint Continuity in self-report measures of maternal anxiety, stress, and depressive symptoms from pregnancy through two years postpartum
    Janet A Dipietro
    John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 29:115-24. 2008
    ..97, p < 0.05; time interaction F (2,174)= 7.15, p < 0.001] to multiparous levels by two years. Results are discussed in terms of a "motherhood" effect on psychological distress...
  9. ncbi request reprint Maternal psychological distress during pregnancy in relation to child development at age two
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Child Dev 77:573-87. 2006
    ..Mild to moderate levels of psychological distress may enhance fetal maturation in healthy populations...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prenatal development of intrafetal and maternal-fetal synchrony
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Behav Neurosci 120:687-701. 2006
    ..Fetal motor activity exhibited synchrony with both maternal electrodermal and heart rate activity. Implications for revealing fundamental properties of neural development prior to birth are discussed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Fetal state concordance predicts infant state regulation
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 624 N Broadway, Room 280, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Early Hum Dev 68:1-13. 2002
    ..63, p<0.05). These results support fetal state as a stable individual attribute that is conserved across the prenatal and neonatal periods...
  12. ncbi request reprint Choroid plexus cysts do not affect fetal neurodevelopment
    J A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Perinatol 26:622-7. 2006
    ..To determine whether an isolated finding of a choroid plexus cyst (CPC) during routine ultrasound is associated with altered fetal growth or development...
  13. pmc Fetal motor activity and maternal cortisol
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 51:505-12. 2009
    ..5. There were no sex differences in fetal motor activity, but the associations between maternal cortisol and fetal motor amplitude and overall movement were significantly stronger for male than female fetuses...
  14. pmc The pregnancy experience scale-brief version
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 29:262-7. 2008
    ..Internal reliability, test-retest reliability and convergent validity were comparable with the original version. The PES-Brief provides an economical source of information on stress appraisal and emotional valence towards pregnancy...
  15. pmc Fetal heart rate and variability: stability and prediction to developmental outcomes in early childhood
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, E4531, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Child Dev 78:1788-98. 2007
    ..5 years (n = 61). These data suggest that the foundations of individual differences in autonomic control originate during gestation and the developmental momentum of the fetal period continues after birth...
  16. ncbi request reprint Maternal psychophysiological change during the second half of gestation
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street, E4531, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Biol Psychol 69:23-38. 2005
    ..Despite buffered responsivity to stressful stimuli during pregnancy, advancing gestation is associated with escalating sympathetic tone and declining parasympathetic tone...
  17. ncbi request reprint Measuring the ups and downs of pregnancy stress
    J A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 25:189-201. 2004
    ..Measurement of hassles relative to uplifts may provide the most balanced assessment of pregnancy appraisal...
  18. ncbi request reprint Cross-correlation of fetal cardiac and somatic activity as an indicator of antenatal neural development
    J A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 185:1421-8. 2001
    ..In this study, we wanted to model the emergence of coupling between fetal cardiac and somatic activity in normal and at-risk fetuses...
  19. ncbi request reprint Maternal stress and affect influence fetal neurobehavioral development
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Dev Psychol 38:659-68. 2002
    ..Associations with fetal heart-rate measures were detected at 36 weeks gestation. These data provide evidence for proximal effects of maternal psychological functioning on fetal neurobehavior...
  20. ncbi request reprint Fetal response to induced maternal stress
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 624 N Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Early Hum Dev 74:125-38. 2003
    ..Despite increased attention to the role of antenatal maternal psychological stress in postnatal development, remarkably little information is available on the nature of the intrauterine fetal response to maternal psychological state...
  21. doi request reprint Isolated prenatal choroid plexus cysts do not affect child development
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Prenat Diagn 31:745-9. 2011
    ..To examine the effect of isolated prenatal choroid plexus cysts (CPCs) on child cognitive, behavioral, motor, and autonomic development at 18 months of age...
  22. pmc Maternal salivary cortisol differs by fetal sex during the second half of pregnancy
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, W1033, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 36:588-91. 2011
    ..Results highlight the importance of considering fetal sex as a moderator of contemporaneous and predictive associations between maternal cortisol and prenatal or postnatal development...
  23. ncbi request reprint Fetal neurobehavioral development: a tale of two cities
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Dev Psychol 40:445-56. 2004
    ..Motor activity differences were less consistent. No sex differences in fetal neurobehaviors were detected. It is concluded that population factors can influence the developmental niche of the fetus...
  24. ncbi request reprint The psychophysiology of the maternal-fetal relationship
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Psychophysiology 41:510-20. 2004
    ..Associations did not change over gestation, were unaffected by a maternal stressor, and showed within-pair stability. The bidirectional nature of the maternal-fetal relationship is considered...
  25. pmc Prenatal origins of temperamental reactivity in early infancy
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, E4531, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Early Hum Dev 84:569-75. 2008
    ..Temperament theory has long considered individual differences in reactivity and regulation to be present at birth. Recent evidence suggests that such differences may be present prenatally and moderated by maternal emotionality...
  26. ncbi request reprint Women's response to fetal choroid plexus cysts detected by prenatal ultrasound
    E A Cristofalo
    Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Perinatol 26:215-23. 2006
    ..To determine maternal responses to detection of a minor structural variant, the choroid plexus cyst (CPC), in their fetus on prenatal ultrasound...
  27. ncbi request reprint Fetal movement detection: comparison of the Toitu actograph with ultrasound from 20 weeks gestation
    J A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Matern Fetal Med 8:237-42. 1999
    ..This study evaluates the validity of Doppler-detected fetal movement by a commercially available monitor and investigates whether characteristics of maternal body habitus and the intrauterine environment affect its performance...
  28. pmc Maternal methadone dosing schedule and fetal neurobehaviour
    Lauren M Jansson
    Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 22:29-35. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if split-dosing would have less impact on fetal neurobehaviour than single-dose administration...
  29. ncbi request reprint Fetal growth in Peru: comparisons with international fetal size charts and implications for fetal growth assessment
    M Merialdi
    Center for Human Nutrition, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 26:123-8. 2005
    ..To compare fetal biometry measurements obtained in a Peruvian population with reference fetal size charts obtained in Peruvian and non-Peruvian populations...
  30. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial influences in dietary patterns during pregnancy
    Kristen M Hurley
    Center for Human Nutrition, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 105:963-6. 2005
    ..Psychosocial factors should be considered when counseling women regarding diet during pregnancy...
  31. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of prenatal zinc supplementation and fetal bone growth
    Mario Merialdi
    Center for Human Nutrition, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room W2041, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 79:826-30. 2004
    ..Maternal zinc deficiency is relatively common in developing countries, but its consequences for fetal growth are not established...
  32. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of prenatal zinc supplementation and the development of fetal heart rate
    Mario Merialdi
    Center for Human Nutrition, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:1106-12. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to evaluate whether prenatal zinc supplementation affects maturation of fetal cardiac patterns...
  33. pmc Maternal gestational zinc supplementation does not influence multiple aspects of child development at 54 mo of age in Peru
    Laura E Caulfield
    Department of International Health, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:130-6. 2010
    ..Zinc is necessary for central nervous system development, and maternal zinc status has been associated with developmental differences in offspring...
  34. pmc Infant autonomic functioning and neonatal abstinence syndrome
    Lauren M Jansson
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 109:198-204. 2010
    ..The current study examines whether cardiac vagal tone, an indicator of parasympathetic neuroregulation, provides a marker for autonomic dysregulation subsequently expressed as NAS in prenatally opioid-exposed newborns...
  35. doi request reprint Nutritional influences on maternal autonomic function during pregnancy
    Laura E Caulfield
    Center for Human Nutrition, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 34:107-14. 2009
    ..Variability in autonomic function during the second half of pregnancy is associated with hematologic status and changes in lower limb body composition across pregnancy...
  36. pmc Diurnal rhythm of cortisol during late pregnancy: associations with maternal psychological well-being and fetal growth
    Katie T Kivlighan
    Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E4030, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:1225-35. 2008
    ..The findings suggest that regulation of the HPA axis may differ by parity status with downstream implications for fetal growth and development...
  37. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial influences on weight gain attitudes and behaviors during pregnancy
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 103:1314-9. 2003
    ..To examine pregnant women's weight-related attitudes and behaviors in relation to a constellation of psychosocial characteristics, prepregnancy body habitus, and gestational weight gain...
  38. pmc Maternal zinc supplementation during pregnancy affects autonomic function of Peruvian children assessed at 54 months of age
    Laura E Caulfield
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Nutr 141:327-32. 2011
    ....
  39. pmc Associations of maternal psychological factors with umbilical and uterine blood flow
    Tamar Mendelson
    Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 32:3-9. 2011
    ..This study characterised the progression of umbilical and uterine blood flow resistance in healthy pregnancies and evaluated concurrent and longitudinal associations with maternal anxiety and other psychological factors...
  40. ncbi request reprint Maternal vagal tone change in response to methadone is associated with neonatal abstinence syndrome severity in exposed neonates
    Lauren M Jansson
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 20:677-85. 2007
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint What does fetal movement predict about behavior during the first two years of life?
    Janet A Dipietro
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 40:358-71. 2002
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Sex-specific associations of maternal prenatal testosterone levels with birth weight and weight gain in infancy
    K M Voegtline
    1 Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Dev Orig Health Dis 4:280-4. 2013
    ..Results highlight the opposing influence of maternal androgens during pregnancy on decreased growth in utero and accelerated postnatal weight gain. ..
  43. ncbi request reprint In vitro fertilization and the family: quality of parenting, family functioning, and child psychosocial adjustment
    C S Hahn
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA
    Dev Psychol 37:37-48. 2001
    ..In contrast, IVF mothers reported less satisfaction with aspects of family functioning. Family composition moderated parenting stress: IVF mothers with only 1 child perceived less parenting stress than did those in the control group...
  44. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy folklore revisited: the case of heartburn and hair
    Kathleen A Costigan
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Birth 33:311-4. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether a common pregnancy belief that women who experience a lot of heartburn give birth to newborns with a lot of hair is accurate...

Research Grants14

  1. FETAL NEUROBEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT & POSTNATAL CONTINUITY
    JANET DI PIETRO; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We will apply this information to understanding how mothers interact with their infants during their first year of life. ..
  2. FETAL NEUROBEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT & POSTNATAL CONTINUITY
    JANET DI PIETRO; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. FETAL NEUROBEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT & POSTNATAL CONTINUITY
    JANET DI PIETRO; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Growth curve modeling and time series analyses will be applied to evaluate whether rate of development during gestation predicts physical, neurological, and regulatory maturation at birth. ..
  4. FETAL NEUROBEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT & POSTNATAL CONTINUITY
    JANET DI PIETRO; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Growth curve modeling and time series analyses will be applied to evaluate whether rate of development during gestation predicts physical, neurological, and regulatory maturation at birth. ..
  5. FETAL NEUROBEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT & POSTNATAL CONTINUITY
    JANET DI PIETRO; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Growth curve modeling and time series analyses will be applied to evaluate whether rate of development during gestation predicts physical, neurological, and regulatory maturation at birth. ..
  6. FETAL NEUROBEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT & POSTNATAL CONTINUITY
    JANET DI PIETRO; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Growth curve modeling and time series analyses will be applied to evaluate whether rate of development during gestation predicts physical, neurological, and regulatory maturation at birth. ..
  7. FETAL NEUROBEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT & POSTNATAL CONTINUITY
    JANET DI PIETRO; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Growth curve modeling and time series analyses will be applied to evaluate whether rate of development during gestation predicts physical, neurological, and regulatory maturation at birth. ..
  8. FETAL NEUROBEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT & POSTNATAL CONTINUITY
    JANET DI PIETRO; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Manipulation of maternal state will be done at 24 and 32 weeks by engaging the women in a video game and testing with a phrase association task. Infants will be tested at 4 and 9 months on a variety of measures. ..
  9. FETAL NEUROBEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT & POSTNATAL CONTINUITY
    JANET DI PIETRO; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Manipulation of maternal state will be done at 24 and 32 weeks by engaging the women in a video game and testing with a phrase association task. Infants will be tested at 4 and 9 months on a variety of measures. ..
  10. FETAL NEUROBEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT & POSTNATAL CONTINUITY
    JANET A DI PIETRO; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will apply this information to understanding how mothers interact with their infants during their first year of life. ..