L C H Fernald
Affiliation: University of California
- Parallel deficits in linear growth and mental development in low-income Mexican infants in the second year of lifeLia C Fernald
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 140 Warren Hall, 94720 7360, USA
Public Health Nutr 9:178-86. 2006..To explore anthropometric indicators and mental development in very-low-income children in the second year of life...
- Salivary cortisol levels in children of low-income women with high depressive symptomatologyLia C H Fernald
University of California, Berkeley, 50 University Hall, MC 7360, Berkeley, CA94720 7360, USA
Dev Psychopathol 20:423-36. 2008..These results suggest that among very low-income families, high maternal depressive symptoms are associated with hypoactivity of the HPA system in children, particularly boys...
- Socioeconomic gradients in child development in very young children: evidence from India, Indonesia, Peru, and SenegalLia C H Fernald
Division of Community Health and Human Development, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:17273-80. 2012..Mediation analyses revealed that parental home stimulation activities and LAZ were significant mediating variables and explained up to 50% of the wealth effects on the EASQ...
- Health education for microcredit clients in Peru: a randomized controlled trialRita Hamad
Joint Medical Program, University of California Berkeley University of California San Francisco, Berkeley, USA
BMC Public Health 11:51. 2011....
- Maternal depressive symptoms and physical activity in very low-income childrenLia C H Fernald
Community Health and Human Development, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
J Dev Behav Pediatr 29:385-93. 2008..To test the contribution of maternal depression during late infancy to physical activity in children 5 years later...
- Cash component of conditional cash transfer program is associated with higher body mass index and blood pressure in adultsLia C H Fernald
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
J Nutr 138:2250-7. 2008..Oportunidades has been portrayed as a model for CCT programs worldwide, but the results reported here support the notion that the cash component of Oportunidades may be negatively associated with some adult health outcomes...
- Small individual loans and mental health: a randomized controlled trial among South African adultsLia C H Fernald
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA
BMC Public Health 8:409. 2008..Prior studies have assessed effects of access to credit on traditional economic outcomes for poor borrowers, but effects on mental health have been largely ignored...
- Poverty-alleviation program participation and salivary cortisol in very low-income childrenLia C H Fernald
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, United States
Soc Sci Med 68:2180-9. 2009....
- 10-year effect of Oportunidades, Mexico's conditional cash transfer programme, on child growth, cognition, language, and behaviour: a longitudinal follow-up studyLia C H Fernald
Community Health and Human Development, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
Lancet 374:1997-2005. 2009..We investigated the effect of Oportunidades on children almost 10 years after the programme began...
- Effect of Ecuador's cash transfer program (Bono de Desarrollo Humano) on child development in infants and toddlers: a randomized effectiveness trialLia C H Fernald
Division of Community Health and Human Development, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 50 University Hall, MC 7360, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
Soc Sci Med 72:1437-46. 2011..This study provides evidence for significant benefits of an unconditional cash transfer program for language development in very young children in rural areas...
- Socioeconomic gradients and child development in a very low income population: evidence from MadagascarLia C H Fernald
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Dev Sci 14:832-47. 2011....
- Oportunidades program participation and body mass index, blood pressure, and self-reported health in Mexican adultsLia C H Fernald
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 50 University Hall, MC 7360, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 5:A81. 2008..Our objective was to evaluate the effect of an incentive-based development program (Oportunidades, formerly Progresa) on body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, and self-reported health...
- Blood pressure and socioeconomic status in low-income women in Mexico: a reverse gradient?L C H Fernald
UC Berkeley, School of Public Health, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
J Epidemiol Community Health 62:e8. 2008..In the developing world, however, these relationships are not as clear, particularly in middle-income countries undergoing epidemiological and nutritional transition...
- Role of cash in conditional cash transfer programmes for child health, growth, and development: an analysis of Mexico's OportunidadesLia C H Fernald
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
Lancet 371:828-37. 2008..Our aim was to disaggregate the effects of cash transfer from those of other programme components...
- Socio-economic status and body mass index in low-income Mexican adultsLia C H Fernald
School of Public Health, University of California, 140 Warren Hall, MC 7360, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
Soc Sci Med 64:2030-42. 2007..Contextually sensitive population-level interventions are critically needed to address obesity and overweight in poor populations, particularly in older women...
- Social and economic correlates of depressive symptoms and perceived stress in South African adultsR Hamad
University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
J Epidemiol Community Health 62:538-44. 2008..The objective of this analysis was to characterize the prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms and perceived stress among a heterogeneous South African population...
- Growth retardation is associated with changes in the stress response system and behavior in school-aged jamaican childrenLia C Fernald
Institute for Business and Economic Research, University of California, Berkeley, USA
J Nutr 132:3674-9. 2002....
- Objective and subjective social class gradients for substance use among Mexican adolescentsMiranda Lucia Ritterman
Division of Epidemiology, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, 101 Haviland Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 7358, United States
Soc Sci Med 68:1843-51. 2009..Research into how adolescents perceive themselves in reference to their peer communities may help strengthen programs and policies aimed at promoting health in vulnerable adolescent populations...
- Depressive symptoms are associated with blunted cortisol stress responses in very low-income womenHeather M Burke
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
Psychosom Med 67:211-6. 2005..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between depressive symptoms and salivary cortisol responses to stress in a high-risk population of very poor Mexican women...
- Depressive symptoms in low-income women in rural MexicoNancy L Fleischer
Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkely, CA, USA
Epidemiology 18:678-85. 2007..This paper reports a cross-sectional analysis of demographic, socioeconomic, physical, and psychosocial factors associated with depressive symptoms among poor women in rural Mexico...
- Anthropometric predictors for the risk of chronic disease in non-diabetic, non-hypertensive young Mexican womenLynnette M Neufeld
National Institute of Public Health Mexico, División de Epidemiología de la Nutrición, Av Universidad 655, Sta Ma Ahuacatitlan, Cuernavaca, Morelos, 62508, Mexico
Public Health Nutr 11:159-67. 2008....
- Birth size and accelerated growth during infancy are associated with increased odds of childhood overweight in Mexican childrenJessica C Jones-Smith
Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 2524, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 107:2061-9. 2007..A secondary goal was to characterize the sociodemographic correlates of accelerated growth during infancy...