Pamela J Surkan

Summary

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

Publications

  1. pmc Treatment for illegal drug use disorders: the role of comorbid mood and anxiety disorders
    Maria Melchior
    INSERM, U1018, Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health CESP, Epidemiology of Occupational and Social Determinants of Health, F 94807 Villejuif, France
    BMC Psychiatry 14:89. 2014
  2. pmc Early maternal depressive symptoms and child growth trajectories: a longitudinal analysis of a nationally representative US birth cohort
    Pamela J Surkan
    Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe St, Room E5523, Baltimore, MD 21205 2179, USA
    BMC Pediatr 14:185. 2014
  3. pmc Effects of zinc and iron supplementation fail to improve motor and language milestone scores of infants and toddlers
    Pamela J Surkan
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Nutrition 29:542-8. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Social support of low-income Brazilian mothers related to time to completion of childhood vaccinations
    Pamela J Surkan
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 8:596-603. 2012
  5. pmc Impact of maternal depressive symptoms on growth of preschool- and school-aged children
    Pamela J Surkan
    Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe St, Room E5523, Baltimore, MD 21205 2179, USA
    Pediatrics 130:e847-55. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Beneficial effects of zinc supplementation on head circumference of Nepalese infants and toddlers: a randomized controlled trial
    P J Surkan
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 66:836-42. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Parental relationship satisfaction in French young adults associated with alcohol abuse and dependence
    Pamela J Surkan
    Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Dept of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Addict Behav 37:313-7. 2012
  8. pmc Maternal depression and early childhood growth in developing countries: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Pamela J Surkan
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States of America
    Bull World Health Organ 89:608-15. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Impact of a health promotion intervention on maternal depressive symptoms at 15 months postpartum
    Pamela J Surkan
    Division of Social and Behavioral Interventions, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205 2103, USA
    Matern Child Health J 16:139-48. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Healthy food purchasing among African American youth: associations with child gender, adult caregiver characteristics and the home food environment
    Pamela J Surkan
    Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E5523, Baltimore, MD 21205 2179, USA
    Public Health Nutr 14:670-7. 2011

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. pmc Treatment for illegal drug use disorders: the role of comorbid mood and anxiety disorders
    Maria Melchior
    INSERM, U1018, Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health CESP, Epidemiology of Occupational and Social Determinants of Health, F 94807 Villejuif, France
    BMC Psychiatry 14:89. 2014
    ..Our aim was to examine whether comorbid mood and anxiety disorders influence patterns of treatment or the perceived unmet need for treatment among those not receiving treatment for illegal drug use disorders...
  2. pmc Early maternal depressive symptoms and child growth trajectories: a longitudinal analysis of a nationally representative US birth cohort
    Pamela J Surkan
    Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe St, Room E5523, Baltimore, MD 21205 2179, USA
    BMC Pediatr 14:185. 2014
    ..We investigated if and when early maternal depressive symptoms affect average growth in young children up to age 6 in a nationally representative sample of US children...
  3. pmc Effects of zinc and iron supplementation fail to improve motor and language milestone scores of infants and toddlers
    Pamela J Surkan
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Nutrition 29:542-8. 2013
    ..To assess the effects of zinc and iron-folic acid supplementation on motor and language milestones in Nepali children...
  4. doi request reprint Social support of low-income Brazilian mothers related to time to completion of childhood vaccinations
    Pamela J Surkan
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 8:596-603. 2012
    ..Longitudinal studies and research on mechanisms explaining associations between maternal social support and childhood vaccination are needed...
  5. pmc Impact of maternal depressive symptoms on growth of preschool- and school-aged children
    Pamela J Surkan
    Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe St, Room E5523, Baltimore, MD 21205 2179, USA
    Pediatrics 130:e847-55. 2012
    ..The aim of our study was to examine whether maternal depressive symptoms at 9 months postpartum adversely affect growth in preschool- and school-aged children...
  6. doi request reprint Beneficial effects of zinc supplementation on head circumference of Nepalese infants and toddlers: a randomized controlled trial
    P J Surkan
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 66:836-42. 2012
    ..To assess the effects of micronutrient supplementation on head circumference of rural Nepali infants and children...
  7. doi request reprint Parental relationship satisfaction in French young adults associated with alcohol abuse and dependence
    Pamela J Surkan
    Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Dept of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Addict Behav 37:313-7. 2012
    ..Family-centered approaches may be considered in prevention efforts to reduce problem drinking in French young adults...
  8. pmc Maternal depression and early childhood growth in developing countries: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Pamela J Surkan
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States of America
    Bull World Health Organ 89:608-15. 2011
    ..To investigate the relationship between maternal depression and child growth in developing countries through a systematic literature review and meta-analysis...
  9. doi request reprint Impact of a health promotion intervention on maternal depressive symptoms at 15 months postpartum
    Pamela J Surkan
    Division of Social and Behavioral Interventions, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205 2103, USA
    Matern Child Health J 16:139-48. 2012
    ..A health promotion intervention delivered through home visits and telephone calls can reduce depressive symptoms at 15 months postpartum among low-income, ethnically diverse women...
  10. doi request reprint Healthy food purchasing among African American youth: associations with child gender, adult caregiver characteristics and the home food environment
    Pamela J Surkan
    Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E5523, Baltimore, MD 21205 2179, USA
    Public Health Nutr 14:670-7. 2011
    ..To examine how factors related to the home food environment and individual characteristics are associated with healthy food purchasing among low-income African American (AA) youth...
  11. pmc Perceived discrimination and stigma toward children affected by HIV/AIDS and their HIV-positive caregivers in central Haiti
    Pamela J Surkan
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    AIDS Care 22:803-15. 2010
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  12. pmc Social ties in relation to health status of low-income Brazilian women
    Pamela J Surkan
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205 2103, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:2049-56. 2009
    ..Because the nature of supportive relationships varies by culture and social class, we studied the relationship of informal social support and networks to self-rated health among low-income women in northeastern Brazil...
  13. doi request reprint Social support after stillbirth for prevention of maternal depression
    Pamela J Surkan
    Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 88:1358-64. 2009
    ..To study how social support is associated with ensuing maternal depression following stillbirth...
  14. doi request reprint Events after stillbirth in relation to maternal depressive symptoms: a brief report
    Pamela J Surkan
    Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Birth 35:153-7. 2008
    ..Actions taken after a stillbirth can affect long-term psychological morbidity. Our objective was to study how infant bonding and maternal actions after stillbirth are associated with ensuing depressive symptoms...
  15. ncbi request reprint Reasons for increasing trends in large for gestational age births
    Pamela J Surkan
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Obstet Gynecol 104:720-6. 2004
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  16. doi request reprint Food expenditures and food purchasing among low-income, urban, African-American youth
    Lauren A Dennisuk
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 6156 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:625-8. 2011
    ..Patterns of food purchasing among youth likely contribute to these disparities, but little published information is available...
  17. doi request reprint The combined effects of parental divorce and parental history of depression on cannabis use in young adults in France
    Kwame S Sakyi
    Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Dept of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 126:195-9. 2012
    ..The joint effects of multiple social risk factors on substance use, such as parental divorce and parental history of depression, have rarely been studied in young adult offspring...
  18. ncbi request reprint Home care of a child dying of a malignancy and parental awareness of a child's impending death
    Pamela J Surkan
    Department of Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Palliat Med 20:161-9. 2006
    ..4% who did not receive the information). Prevalence of children's unrelieved pain was 11.6% for those receiving home care and 15.3% for those receiving care outside the home...
  19. doi request reprint The role of zinc and iron-folic Acid supplementation on early child temperament and eating behaviors in rural Nepal: a randomized controlled trial
    Pamela J Surkan
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 10:e0114266. 2015
    ..ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00109551...
  20. pmc Stuck in the middle: longitudinal HIV-related health disparities among men who have sex with men and women
    M Reuel Friedman
    Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Center for LGBT Health Research, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD and Department of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 66:213-20. 2014
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  21. pmc Delineating interpersonal communication networks: a study of the diffusion of an intervention among female entertainment workers in Shanghai, China
    Yiyun Chen
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Behav 16:2004-14. 2012
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  22. pmc Literacy and healthcare-seeking among women with low educational attainment: analysis of cross-sectional data from the 2011 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey
    Yukyan Lam
    Department of International Health, Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N, Wolfe Street, Room E5527, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Equity Health 12:95. 2013
    ..To assess the relationship between literacy and healthcare-seeking among Nepali women of low educational attainment, we analyzed data from the 2011 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (DHS)...
  23. doi request reprint Filipino women's tuberculosis care seeking experience in an urban poor setting: a socioecological perspective
    Alice Hu
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205 2103, USA
    Health Care Women Int 33:29-44. 2012
    ..Strategies to improve TB control should create social support systems and improve the quality of health services to promote timely care seeking...
  24. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of inadequate health care and feelings of guilt in parents after the death of a child to a malignancy: a population-based long-term follow-up
    Pamela J Surkan
    Division of Clinical Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Palliat Med 9:317-31. 2006
    ..Parental feelings of guilt can be a serious problem after the death of a child to a malignancy. This study identified predictors of feelings of guilt in parents during the year after a child's death...
  25. doi request reprint Deaths due to injury, including violence among married Nepali women of childbearing age: a qualitative analysis of verbal autopsy narratives
    Kiely T Houston
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Inj Prev 21:e93-8. 2015
    ..We analysed prospectively collected data to investigate the extent and nature of injury-related deaths among married women aged 15-49 years, recorded through verbal autopsy in rural Sarlahi District, Nepal...
  26. doi request reprint Impact of Baltimore healthy eating zones: an environmental intervention to improve diet among african american youth
    Ahyoung Shin
    Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Health Educ Behav 42:97S-105S. 2015
    ..Additional studies are needed to determine the relative impact of health communications and environmental interventions in this population, both alone and in combination. ..
  27. pmc Individual and contextual factors of influence on adherence to antiretrovirals among people attending public clinics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Homaira Hanif
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:574. 2013
    ..This research explored ARV adherence and individual, relational and environmental-structural factors...
  28. pmc Neuropsychological function in school-age children with low mercury exposures
    Pamela J Surkan
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21025, USA
    Environ Res 109:728-33. 2009
    ..Hair Hg levels below 1.0 microg/g in US school-age children were not adversely related to neuropsychological function...
  29. ncbi request reprint Previous preterm and small-for-gestational-age births and the subsequent risk of stillbirth
    Pamela J Surkan
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    N Engl J Med 350:777-85. 2004
    ..It is not known whether the birth of a previous small-for-gestational-age or preterm infant increases the subsequent risk of stillbirth...
  30. doi request reprint Child as change agent. The potential of children to increase healthy food purchasing
    Katherine Wingert
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe St, Room E5523, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Appetite 81:330-6. 2014
    ..Caregivers' suggestions for promoting healthy purchasing for shoppers with children included manipulating the placement of healthy and unhealthy foods and offering opportunities for children to taste and interact with healthy options. ..
  31. doi request reprint Non-disclosure of widowhood in Nepal: implications for women and their children
    Pamela J Surkan
    a Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Glob Public Health 10:379-90. 2015
    ..Efforts are needed to support widows in dealing with mental health issues related to disclosure and the psychosocial impact on their children. ..
  32. doi request reprint Work characteristics and suicidal ideation in young adults in France
    Sarah L Dalglish
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Department of International Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 50:613-20. 2015
    ..We aimed to examine the effects of work and employment characteristics on suicidal ideation in a contemporary sample of young adults...
  33. pmc A qualitative study of georgian youth who are on the street or institutionalized
    Laura K Murray
    Health Systems Program, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205 2179, USA
    Int J Pediatr 2012:921604. 2012
    ..It is important to understand the perspectives of these vulnerable populations to guide decisions on appropriate interventions that address their primary problems...
  34. ncbi request reprint The mental health and psychosocial effects of organized violence: a qualitative study in northern Haiti
    Paul Bolton
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 159 Tilden Road, MD 02066, USA
    Transcult Psychiatry 49:590-612. 2012
    ..However in selecting interventions, considerations must also include local acceptability, perceived causes of problems, and their social effects...