Janet Rich-Edwards

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Physical and sexual abuse in childhood as predictors of early-onset cardiovascular events in women
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Connors Center for Women s Health and Gender Biology, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Circulation 126:920-7. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Randomized trial of fortified milk and supplements to raise 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in schoolchildren in Mongolia
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Connors Center for Women s Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:578-84. 2011
  3. pmc Abuse in childhood and adolescence as a predictor of type 2 diabetes in adult women
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Connors Center for Women s Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women s Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Prev Med 39:529-36. 2010
  4. pmc Elevated midpregnancy corticotropin-releasing hormone is associated with prenatal, but not postpartum, maternal depression
    J W Rich-Edwards
    Connors Center for Women s Health amnd Gender Biology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:1946-51. 2008
  5. pmc Application of the Rosner-Colditz risk prediction model to estimate sexual orientation group disparities in breast cancer risk in a U.S. cohort of premenopausal women
    S Bryn Austin
    Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:2201-8. 2012
  6. pmc Childhood abuse and age at menarche
    Renée Boynton-Jarrett
    Division of General Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:241-7. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Racial discrimination, response to unfair treatment, and depressive symptoms among pregnant black and African American women in the United States
    Karen A Ertel
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 22:840-6. 2012
  8. pmc Gestational weight gain and daughter's age at menarche
    Renée Boynton-Jarrett
    Division of General Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:1193-200. 2011
  9. pmc Disparities in child abuse victimization in lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual women in the Nurses' Health Study II
    S Bryn Austin
    Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:597-606. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of hypertension and risk of uterine leiomyomata
    Renée Boynton-Jarrett
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:628-38. 2005

Research Grants

  1. Predictors of antenatal and postpartum depression
    Janet Rich Edwards; Fiscal Year: 2003
  2. Predictors of antenatal and postpartum depression
    Janet Rich Edwards; Fiscal Year: 2004
  3. Predictors of antenatal and postpartum depression
    Janet Rich Edwards; Fiscal Year: 2005
  4. Violence, Genes and Cardiovascular Events in Women
    Janet Rich Edwards; Fiscal Year: 2007
  5. Lactation and diabetes risk factors in women
    Janet Rich Edwards; Fiscal Year: 2007
  6. Violence, Genes and Cardiovascular Events in Women
    Janet Rich Edwards; Fiscal Year: 2009
  7. Violence, Genes and Cardiovascular Events in Women
    Janet W Rich Edwards; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications67

  1. pmc Physical and sexual abuse in childhood as predictors of early-onset cardiovascular events in women
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Connors Center for Women s Health and Gender Biology, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Circulation 126:920-7. 2012
    ..Although child abuse is widespread and has been associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, its association with CVD events is not established...
  2. doi request reprint Randomized trial of fortified milk and supplements to raise 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in schoolchildren in Mongolia
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Connors Center for Women s Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:578-84. 2011
    ..The optimal public health strategy for maintaining 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations in schoolchildren in Mongolia is unknown...
  3. pmc Abuse in childhood and adolescence as a predictor of type 2 diabetes in adult women
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Connors Center for Women s Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women s Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Prev Med 39:529-36. 2010
    ..Although child abuse is associated with obesity, it is not known whether early abuse increases risk of type 2 diabetes...
  4. pmc Elevated midpregnancy corticotropin-releasing hormone is associated with prenatal, but not postpartum, maternal depression
    J W Rich-Edwards
    Connors Center for Women s Health amnd Gender Biology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:1946-51. 2008
    ..Elevated hypothalamic CRH has been implicated in melancholic major depression in nonpregnant individuals, but the role of placental CRH in maternal prenatal and postpartum depression is largely unexplored...
  5. pmc Application of the Rosner-Colditz risk prediction model to estimate sexual orientation group disparities in breast cancer risk in a U.S. cohort of premenopausal women
    S Bryn Austin
    Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:2201-8. 2012
    ..Lesbian and bisexual women may be at greater risk of breast cancer than heterosexual women during the premenopausal period due to disparities in risk factors...
  6. pmc Childhood abuse and age at menarche
    Renée Boynton-Jarrett
    Division of General Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:241-7. 2013
    ..Physical and sexual abuse are prevalent social hazards. We sought to examine the association between childhood physical and sexual abuse and age at menarche...
  7. doi request reprint Racial discrimination, response to unfair treatment, and depressive symptoms among pregnant black and African American women in the United States
    Karen A Ertel
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 22:840-6. 2012
    ..To assess the association between self-reported racial discrimination and prenatal depressive symptoms among black women...
  8. pmc Gestational weight gain and daughter's age at menarche
    Renée Boynton-Jarrett
    Division of General Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:1193-200. 2011
    ..Sexual development begins in utero and enters a dormant phase during infancy. The influence of maternal gestational weight gain (GWG) on daughter's age at menarche has not been explored...
  9. pmc Disparities in child abuse victimization in lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual women in the Nurses' Health Study II
    S Bryn Austin
    Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:597-606. 2008
    ..One underlying factor may be heightened risk for abuse victimization in childhood in lesbian and bisexual women...
  10. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of hypertension and risk of uterine leiomyomata
    Renée Boynton-Jarrett
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:628-38. 2005
    ..Elevated blood pressure has an independent, positive association with risk for clinically detected uterine leiomyomata among premenopausal women. Investigating this association may suggest possible pathways to prevent fibroids...
  11. doi request reprint Childhood hair product use and earlier age at menarche in a racially diverse study population: a pilot study
    Tamarra James-Todd
    Connors Center for Women s Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 21:461-5. 2011
    ..Previous studies suggest that hair products containing endocrine disrupting chemicals could alter puberty. We evaluated the association between childhood hair product use and age at menarche in a racially diverse study population...
  12. pmc A nearly continuous measure of birth weight for gestational age using a United States national reference
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, USA
    BMC Pediatr 3:6. 2003
    ..The purpose of our analysis was to create more continuous reference measures of birth weight for gestational age for use in epidemiologic analyses...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effects of vitamin D fortified milk on vitamin D status in Mongolian school age children
    Davaasambuua Ganmaa
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 17:68-71. 2008
    ..These results reveal prevalent and serious 25(OH)D deficiency among Mongolian prepubertal school age children that appears to be ameliorated by a month of consuming approximately 7.5 microg of vitamin D3 in fortified milk...
  14. pmc Prepregnancy adherence to dietary patterns and lower risk of gestational diabetes mellitus
    Deirdre K Tobias
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 96:289-95. 2012
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  15. pmc Rotating nightshift work and the risk of endometriosis in premenopausal women
    Eva S Schernhammer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 205:476.e1-8. 2011
    ..The purpose of this prospective study was to study the association between rotating nightshift work and endometriosis risk within the Nurses' Health Study II...
  16. 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...
  17. pmc The impact of socioeconomic status across early life on age at menarche among a racially diverse population of girls
    Tamarra James-Todd
    Connors Center for Women s Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 20:836-42. 2010
    ..We sought to evaluate the association between childhood socioeconomic status (SES) at two time points and age at menarche in a multiracial sample of U.S. girls...
  18. pmc Urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations and diabetes among women in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001-2008
    Tamarra James-Todd
    Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 1620 Tremont St, Division of Women s Health, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1307-13. 2012
    ..Few studies have evaluated the association between phthalate metabolites, diabetes, and diabetes-related risk factors among women...
  19. 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...
  20. doi request reprint The contribution of preterm birth and intrauterine growth restriction to infant mortality in Tanzania
    Ayesha Sania
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 28:23-31. 2014
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  21. doi request reprint Longitudinal evaluation of predictive value for preeclampsia of circulating angiogenic factors through pregnancy
    Thomas F McElrath
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 207:407.e1-7. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine whether longitudinally sampled maternal angiogenic concentrations predict preeclampsia...
  22. pmc Protocol for investigating genetic determinants of posttraumatic stress disorder in women from the Nurses' Health Study II
    Karestan C Koenen
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 9:29. 2009
    ..Although twin studies suggest genetic influences account for substantial variance in PTSD risk, little progress has been made in identifying variants in specific genes that influence liability to this common, debilitating disorder...
  23. ncbi request reprint Birthweight and body size throughout life in relation to sex hormones and prolactin concentrations in premenopausal women
    Shelley S Tworoger
    Channing Laboratory, 181 Longwood Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:2494-501. 2006
    ..Our results suggest that effects on premenopausal sex hormone levels may be one mechanism through which adult adiposity, but not birthweight or childhood body size, affects premenopausal breast cancer risk...
  24. 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...
  25. pmc Milk consumption and the prepubertal somatotropic axis
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Connors Center for Women s Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Nutr J 6:28. 2007
    ..We conducted pilot studies in Mongolia and Massachusetts to test the extent to which milk intake raised somatotropic hormone concentrations in prepubertal children...
  26. pmc Gestational weight gain and child adiposity at age 3 years
    Emily Oken
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:322.e1-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the associations of gestational weight gain with child adiposity...
  27. pmc Associations of seafood and elongated n-3 fatty acid intake with fetal growth and length of gestation: results from a US pregnancy cohort
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:774-83. 2004
    ..Results from this US cohort support the conclusion that seafood intake during pregnancy is associated with reduced fetal growth...
  28. 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...
  29. doi request reprint Maternal periodontitis and adverse pregnancy outcomes
    Waranuch Pitiphat
    Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 36:3-11. 2008
    ..We evaluated periodontitis in relation to preterm birth (<37 weeks' gestation) and small-for-gestational-age (SGA, birth weight below the 10th percentile of birth weight for gestational age) among a group of medically insured women...
  30. pmc Plasma C-reactive protein in early pregnancy and preterm delivery
    Waranuch Pitiphat
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:1108-13. 2005
    ..64, 95% confidence interval: 0.94, 22.96) versus indicated delivery (odds ratio = 1.42, 95% confidence interval: 0.44, 4.61). These findings suggest that very high CRP levels in early pregnancy are associated with preterm delivery...
  31. ncbi request reprint Physical activity, body mass index, and ovulatory disorder infertility
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 13:184-90. 2002
    ..These data suggest that, among American women, more ovulatory infertility is attributable to overweight and a sedentary lifestyle than to underweight and overexertion...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. pmc Preterm delivery in Boston before and after September 11th, 2001
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 16:323-7. 2005
    ..To test this hypothesis, we compared gestational duration and risk of preterm delivery among women who were pregnant on September 11 with women who had delivered before that date...
  35. pmc Longitudinal study of birth weight and adult body mass index in predicting risk of coronary heart disease and stroke in women
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMJ 330:1115. 2005
    ..To determine whether birth weight and adult body size interact to predict coronary heart disease in women, as has been observed for men. To determine whether birth weight and adult body size interact to predict risk of stroke...
  36. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial risks associated with multiple births resulting from assisted reproduction
    Marcia A Ellison
    Reproductive Endocrine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Fertil Steril 83:1422-8. 2005
    ..To determine if increased psychosocial risks are associated with each increase in birth multiplicity (i.e., singleton, twin, triplet) resulting from assisted reproduction...
  37. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial stress and neuroendocrine mechanisms in preterm delivery
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:S30-5. 2005
    ..Like other physiologic systems, the female reproductive axis may be vulnerable to the physiologic "wear and tear" of cumulative stress, which results in preterm delivery...
  38. pmc Body fatness during childhood and adolescence and incidence of breast cancer in premenopausal women: a prospective cohort study
    Heather J Baer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 7:R314-25. 2005
    ..We examined prospectively the relation between body fatness during childhood and adolescence and the incidence of breast cancer in premenopausal women...
  39. pmc Maternal fish consumption, hair mercury, and infant cognition in a U.S. Cohort
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:1376-80. 2005
    ..Women should continue to eat fish during pregnancy but choose varieties with lower mercury contamination...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. pmc Television, walking, and diet: associations with postpartum weight retention
    Emily Oken
    Obesity Prevention Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:305-11. 2007
    ..For many women, pregnancy begets long-term weight gain. Modifiable behaviors that contribute to postpartum weight retention have not been well studied...
  43. 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...
  44. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding during infancy and the risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 15:550-6. 2004
    ..Only 2 studies have evaluated the relation between having been breastfed and the risk of adult cardiovascular events...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. ncbi request reprint Diverging associations of maternal age with low birthweight for black and white mothers
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 32:83-90. 2003
    ..Our aim was to investigate correlates and causes of the racial/ethnic divergence in low birthweight by maternal age...
  48. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood support and the birth weight of urban infants
    Stephen L Buka
    Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:1-8. 2003
    ..Results support the hypothesis that neighborhood-level factors are significantly associated with infant birth weight...
  49. pmc Child abuse and smoking among young women: the importance of severity, accumulation, and timing
    Hee Jin Jun
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Adolesc Health 43:55-63. 2008
    ..We examined the association between severity, accumulation, and timing of abuse in childhood and adolescence and smoking status among young women...
  50. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of infertility due to ovulatory disorders, ovulation induction, and incidence of breast cancer
    Kathryn L Terry
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:2484-9. 2006
    ..Anovulation has been hypothesized to decrease the risk of breast cancer. Therefore, infertility attributed to ovulatory disorders and ovulation-induction therapy may influence breast cancer risk...
  51. 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
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Dietary fatty acid intakes and the risk of ovulatory infertility
    Jorge E Chavarro
    Department of Nutrition, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:231-7. 2007
    ..Pharmacologic activation of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-gamma) improves ovulatory function in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, and specific dietary fatty acids can affect PPAR-gamma activity...
  53. 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...
  54. pmc Use of multivitamins, intake of B vitamins, and risk of ovulatory infertility
    Jorge E Chavarro
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Fertil Steril 89:668-76. 2008
    ..To examine whether use of multivitamins and intake of specific nutrients in multivitamins is associated with ovulatory infertility...
  55. pmc How should gestational weight gain be assessed? A comparison of existing methods and a novel method, area under the weight gain curve
    Ken P Kleinman
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 36:1275-82. 2007
    ..Methods commonly used to assess weight gain incorporate assumptions that are usually not borne out, such as a linear weight gain, or do not account for differential length of gestation...
  56. ncbi request reprint Adult height, age at attained height, and incidence of breast cancer in premenopausal women
    Heather J Baer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Cancer 119:2231-5. 2006
    ..65). These results confirm previous findings that taller adult height is associated with increased risk of premenopausal breast cancer but do not provide evidence that age at attained height is related to risk...
  57. 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...
  58. ncbi request reprint Diet and lifestyle in the prevention of ovulatory disorder infertility
    Jorge E Chavarro
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA 02115, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:1050-8. 2007
    ..To evaluate the relation of a dietary pattern and other lifestyle practices to risk of ovulatory disorder infertility...
  59. pmc Periodontitis and plasma C-reactive protein during pregnancy
    Waranuch Pitiphat
    Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Periodontol 77:821-5. 2006
    ..We examined the relationship between periodontitis and CRP among women who provided dental radiographs and had blood collected during early pregnancy, excluding smokers and diabetic patients...
  60. 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...
  61. pmc Sociodemographic predictors of antenatal and postpartum depressive symptoms among women in a medical group practice
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:221-7. 2006
    ..This study investigated whether race/ethnicity, age, finances, and partnership status were associated with antenatal and postpartum depressive symptoms...
  62. ncbi request reprint Measuring corticotropin-releasing hormone in pregnant women - comparing blood collection protocols for epidemiological studies
    Emily F Strong
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:67-71. 2006
    ..Correlation coefficients comparing delayed with gold standard processing exceeded 0.96. These results suggest that CRH may be measured in blood samples that were spun and frozen up to 22 h after blood collection...
  63. pmc Neighborhood influences on the association between maternal age and birthweight: a multilevel investigation of age-related disparities in health
    Magdalena Cerda
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 3632 SPH Tower, 109 Observatory Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:2048-60. 2008
    ..The findings support the hypothesis that the relationship between maternal age and birthweight varies between neighborhoods. Indicators of neighborhood disadvantage help to explain such differences...
  64. 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...
  65. 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...
  66. pmc Associations of maternal prenatal smoking with child adiposity and blood pressure
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obes Res 13:2021-8. 2005
    ..To examine the extent to which maternal prenatal smoking is associated with adiposity, central adiposity, and blood pressure in 3-year-old children...
  67. 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...

Research Grants8

  1. Predictors of antenatal and postpartum depression
    Janet Rich Edwards; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..These ongoing longitudinal cohort studies will provide a cost-effective and unique resource with which to determine factors predicting depression during pregnancy and the postpartum. ..
  2. Predictors of antenatal and postpartum depression
    Janet Rich Edwards; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..These ongoing longitudinal cohort studies will provide a cost-effective and unique resource with which to determine factors predicting depression during pregnancy and the postpartum. ..
  3. Predictors of antenatal and postpartum depression
    Janet Rich Edwards; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..These ongoing longitudinal cohort studies will provide a cost-effective and unique resource with which to determine factors predicting depression during pregnancy and the postpartum. ..
  4. Violence, Genes and Cardiovascular Events in Women
    Janet Rich Edwards; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The availability of biological samples already collected allows us to examine gene by environment interactions cost-effectively. ..
  5. Lactation and diabetes risk factors in women
    Janet Rich Edwards; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We submit this application in response to PA-04-137, which solicits "novel approaches to detect, prevent, or delay the onset of diabetes and its complications". ..
  6. Violence, Genes and Cardiovascular Events in Women
    Janet Rich Edwards; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The availability of biological samples already collected allows us to examine gene by environment interactions cost-effectively. ..
  7. Violence, Genes and Cardiovascular Events in Women
    Janet W Rich Edwards; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The availability of biological samples already collected allows us to examine gene by environment interactions cost-effectively. ..