Tiffany M Field

Summary

Affiliation: University of Miami
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Depressed mothers' newborns show less discrimination of other newborns' cry sounds
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Miami, FL, 33101, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 30:431-5. 2007
  2. pmc Moderate versus light pressure massage therapy leads to greater weight gain in preterm infants
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine, FL 33101, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 29:574-8. 2006
  3. pmc Prenatal paternal depression
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, P O Box 016820, Miami, FL 33101, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 29:579-83. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Prenatal depression effects on early development: a review
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 34:1-14. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Yoga and social support reduce prenatal depression, anxiety and cortisol
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami Medical School, PO Box 016820, Miami, FL 33101, USA Fielding Graduate University, USA Electronic address
    J Bodyw Mov Ther 17:397-403. 2013
  6. pmc Peer support and interpersonal psychotherapy groups experienced decreased prenatal depression, anxiety and cortisol
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami Medical School, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Early Hum Dev 89:621-4. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Rheumatoid arthritis in upper limbs benefits from moderate pressure massage therapy
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, PO Box 016820, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 19:101-3. 2013
  8. pmc Tai chi/yoga reduces prenatal depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami Medical School, United States
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 19:6-10. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Prenatal exercise research
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami Medical School, Miami, FL 33101, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 35:397-407. 2012
  10. pmc Yoga and massage therapy reduce prenatal depression and prematurity
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, PO Box 016820, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Bodyw Mov Ther 16:204-9. 2012

Research Grants

  1. Massaging Preterm Infants Enhances Growth
    Tiffany Field; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. Prenatal Depression and a Yoga Intervention
    Tiffany M Field; Fiscal Year: 2010
  3. Neurohormonal Effects of Massage Therapy
    Tiffany Field; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications81

  1. pmc Depressed mothers' newborns show less discrimination of other newborns' cry sounds
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Miami, FL, 33101, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 30:431-5. 2007
    ..This lesser attentiveness/responsiveness to other infants' cry sounds may predict their later lack of empathy...
  2. pmc Moderate versus light pressure massage therapy leads to greater weight gain in preterm infants
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine, FL 33101, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 29:574-8. 2006
    ..Thus, the moderate pressure massage therapy group appeared to be more relaxed and less aroused than the light pressure massage group which may have contributed to the greater weight gain of the moderate pressure massage therapy group...
  3. pmc Prenatal paternal depression
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, P O Box 016820, Miami, FL 33101, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 29:579-83. 2006
    ..However, the similarity between the scores of depressed mothers and depressed fathers highlights the importance of screening for depression in fathers-to-be as well as mothers-to-be during pregnancy...
  4. doi request reprint Prenatal depression effects on early development: a review
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 34:1-14. 2011
    ..Multivariate, longitudinal research is needed to disentangle these confounding and mediating variables...
  5. doi request reprint Yoga and social support reduce prenatal depression, anxiety and cortisol
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami Medical School, PO Box 016820, Miami, FL 33101, USA Fielding Graduate University, USA Electronic address
    J Bodyw Mov Ther 17:397-403. 2013
    ..Estriol and progesterone levels decreased after the last session. At the postpartum follow-up assessment depression and anxiety levels were lower for both groups. ..
  6. pmc Peer support and interpersonal psychotherapy groups experienced decreased prenatal depression, anxiety and cortisol
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami Medical School, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Early Hum Dev 89:621-4. 2013
    ..The groups did not differ on neonatal outcomes including gestational age and birthweight. These data suggest that peer support group sessions may be a cost-effective form of treatment for prenatal depression...
  7. doi request reprint Rheumatoid arthritis in upper limbs benefits from moderate pressure massage therapy
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, PO Box 016820, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 19:101-3. 2013
    ..A therapist massaged the affected arm and shoulder once a week for a 4-week period and also taught the participant self-massage to be done once daily...
  8. pmc Tai chi/yoga reduces prenatal depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami Medical School, United States
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 19:6-10. 2013
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Prenatal exercise research
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami Medical School, Miami, FL 33101, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 35:397-407. 2012
    ..Larger, more controlled trials are needed before recommendations can be made about the type and amount of pregnancy exercise...
  10. pmc Yoga and massage therapy reduce prenatal depression and prematurity
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, PO Box 016820, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Bodyw Mov Ther 16:204-9. 2012
    ..In addition, the yoga and massage therapy groups did not differ on neonatal outcomes including gestational age and birthweight, and those groups, in turn, had greater gestational age and birthweight than the control group...
  11. doi request reprint Exercise research on children and adolescents
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami Medical School, PO Box 016820 Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 18:54-9. 2012
    ..Nonetheless, the current literature highlights the importance of adding exercise programs to clinics, schools and families for the physical and psychological well-being of children and adolescents...
  12. doi request reprint Cortisol: the culprit prenatal stress variable
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research InstitutesUniversity of Miami Medical SchoolMiami, Florida 33101, USA
    Int J Neurosci 118:1181. 2008
    ..Cortisol effects are further complicated by its interaction with neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine, which may itself...
  13. pmc Insulin and insulin-like growth factor-1 increased in preterm neonates following massage therapy
    Tiffany Field
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 29:463-6. 2008
    ..To determine if massage therapy increased serum insulin and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in preterm neonates...
  14. pmc Depressed pregnant black women have a greater incidence of prematurity and low birthweight outcomes
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami Medical School, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 32:10-6. 2009
    ....
  15. pmc Prenatal dysthymia versus major depression effects on early mother-infant interactions: a brief report
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 32:129-31. 2009
    ..The infants of the dysthymia group mothers spent less time smiling and more time showing distress behaviors...
  16. doi request reprint Massage therapy reduces pain in pregnant women, alleviates prenatal depression in both parents and improves their relationships
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami Medical School, Miami, FL, USA
    J Bodyw Mov Ther 12:146-50. 2008
    ..These data suggest that not only mood states but also relationships improve mutually when depressed pregnant women are massaged by their partners...
  17. pmc Comorbid depression and anxiety effects on pregnancy and neonatal outcome
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami Medical School, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 33:23-9. 2010
    ..These data suggest that for some measures comorbidity of depression and anxiety is the worst condition (e.g., incidence of prematurity), while for others, comorbidity is no more impactful than depression alone...
  18. doi request reprint Maternal depression effects on infant frontal EEG asymmetry
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami Medical School, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Int J Neurosci 118:1081-108. 2008
    ..More recent research assessed mood induction and physical intervention effects on these EEG activation patterns as well as their associated biochemistry and behavior...
  19. pmc Vagal activity, early growth and emotional development
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, United States Fielding Graduate University, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 31:361-73. 2008
    ..These studies highlight the relations between vagal activity and the social behaviors of attentiveness, facial expressions and vocalizations...
  20. pmc Prenatal serotonin and neonatal outcome: brief report
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami Medical School, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 31:316-20. 2008
  21. doi request reprint Prematurity and potential predictors
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Int J Neurosci 118:277-89. 2008
    ..A program of research that links an intervention for prematurity with a predictor for prematurity, that is, massage therapy to reduce cortisol and, in turn, reduce prematurity, is then presented...
  22. ncbi request reprint Lavender bath oil reduces stress and crying and enhances sleep in very young infants
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Early Hum Dev 84:399-401. 2008
    ..These findings support a body of research showing the relaxing and sleep-inducing properties of lavender aroma...
  23. ncbi request reprint Chronic prenatal depression and neonatal outcome
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Int J Neurosci 118:95-103. 2008
    ..Comorbid problems were chronically high anxiety, anger, sleep disturbance, and pain scores. Less optimal outcomes for the depressed women included lower gestational age and lower birthweight of their newborns...
  24. pmc Prenatal dysthymia versus major depression effects on the neonate
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 31:190-3. 2008
    ....
  25. pmc Prenatal dopamine and neonatal behavior and biochemistry
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami Medical School, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 31:590-3. 2008
    ....
  26. pmc Depressed mothers' infants are less responsive to faces and voices
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami Medical School, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 32:239-44. 2009
    ..Interaction coaching was used during the postnatal period to help these dyads with their interactions and ultimately facilitate the infants' development...
  27. doi request reprint Pregnancy massage reduces prematurity, low birthweight and postpartum depression
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami Medical School, PO Box 016820, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 32:454-60. 2009
    ..Their newborns were also less likely to be born prematurely and low birthweight, and they had lower cortisol levels and performed better on the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment habituation, orientation and motor scales...
  28. pmc Benefits of combining massage therapy with group interpersonal psychotherapy in prenatally depressed women
    Tiffany Field
    University of Miami School of Medicine, Touch Research Institute, FL 33101, United States
    J Bodyw Mov Ther 13:297-303. 2009
    ..Thus, the data highlight the effectiveness of group Interpersonal Psychotherapy and particularly when combined with massage therapy for reducing prenatal depression...
  29. doi request reprint Hand pain is reduced by massage therapy
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, FL 33101, USA
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 17:226-9. 2011
    ..Those assigned to the massage therapy group were massaged by a therapist on the affected hand once a week for a 4-week period and were also taught self-massage on the hand that was to be done by the individual participant once daily...
  30. doi request reprint Tai Chi research review
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami, School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 17:141-6. 2011
    ..Further, most of the studies are based on within group changes rather than attention control group comparisons. Nonetheless, significant clinical improvements have been noted...
  31. pmc Potential underlying mechanisms for greater weight gain in massaged preterm infants
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 34:383-9. 2011
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Yoga clinical research review
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 17:1-8. 2011
    ..The reduction in cortisol, in turn, may contribute to positive effects such as enhanced immune function and a lower prematurity rate...
  33. doi request reprint C-reactive protein levels in the first three hours after acute cerebral infarction
    Massimo Camerlingo
    Policlinico San Marco, Neurology, Osio Sotto, Bergamo, Italy
    Int J Neurosci 121:65-8. 2011
    ..Although thought to be involved in the precipitation of the acute ischemic stroke, C-reactive protein (CRP) was scarcely investigated in the first few hours of a cerebral infarction...
  34. pmc Tai chi/yoga effects on anxiety, heartrate, EEG and math computations
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 16:235-8. 2010
    ..To determine the immediate effects of a combined form of Tai chi/yoga...
  35. pmc Prenatal depression effects and interventions: a review
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami Medical School, Department of Pediatrics, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 33:409-18. 2010
    ..Further research is needed both on the potential use of cortisol as a screening measure and the use of other therapies that might reduce prenatal depression and cortisol in the women and prematurity and low birthweight in their infants...
  36. ncbi request reprint Breakup distress in university students
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Adolescence 44:705-27. 2009
    ..This explained as much as 37% of the variance, suggesting that these factors are important contributors to relationship breakup distress...
  37. doi request reprint Moderate pressure is essential for massage therapy effects
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Int J Neurosci 120:381-5. 2010
    ..The stimulation of pressure receptors leads to increased vagal activity which, in turn, seems to mediate the diverse benefits noted for massage therapy...
  38. pmc Preterm infant massage therapy research: a review
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami Medical School, Miami, FL 33101, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 33:115-24. 2010
    ..However, those variables combined do not explain all of the variance in weight gain, highlighting the need for additional mechanism studies...
  39. pmc Depressed mothers and infants are more relaxed during breastfeeding versus bottlefeeding interactions: brief report
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami Medical School, Miami, FL 33101, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 33:241-4. 2010
    ..These data suggest that the depressed mothers and their infants not unlike the non-depressed mothers and their infants were benefited by breastfeeding...
  40. pmc Postpartum depression effects on early interactions, parenting, and safety practices: a review
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 33:1-6. 2010
    ..Early interventions reviewed here include psychotherapy and interaction coaching for the mothers, and infant massage for their infants...
  41. ncbi request reprint Prenatal dysthymia versus major depression effects on maternal cortisol and fetal growth
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Depress Anxiety 25:E11-6. 2008
    ..Thus, depressed pregnant women with Dysthymia and Major Depression appeared to have different prenatal symptoms...
  42. ncbi request reprint Prenatal, perinatal and neonatal stimulation: a survey of neonatal nurseries
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics D 820, P O Box 016820, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 29:24-31. 2006
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Cortisol decreases and serotonin and dopamine increase following massage therapy
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Int J Neurosci 115:1397-413. 2005
    ..These studies combined suggest the stress-alleviating effects (decreased cortisol) and the activating effects (increased serotonin and dopamine) of massage therapy on a variety of medical conditions and stressful experiences...
  44. ncbi request reprint Right frontal EEG and pregnancy/neonatal outcomes
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics D 820, P O Box 016820, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Psychiatry 65:35-47. 2002
    ..A discriminant function analysis based on the mothers' prenatal depression scores and biochemical measures correctly classified 74% of the women as greater relative right or left frontal EEG group members...
  45. ncbi request reprint Massage therapy for skin conditions in young children
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Dermatol Clin 23:717-21. 2005
    ..Across the massage period the children also showed an improved clinical condition including less redness, lichenification, scaling, excoriation, and pruritus...
  46. ncbi request reprint Relative right versus left frontal EEG in neonates
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 41:147-55. 2002
    ..In addition, a discriminant function analysis correctly classified 67% of the newborns' EEGs by prenatal maternal variables, suggesting that these might be used to target pregnant women for prenatal intervention...
  47. ncbi request reprint Prenatal anger effects on the fetus and neonate
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, Department of Pediatrics D 820, University of Miami School of Medicine, PO Box 016820, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Obstet Gynaecol 22:260-6. 2002
    ..These data highlight the need for prenatal intervention for elevated angry mood during pregnancy...
  48. ncbi request reprint Lavender fragrance cleansing gel effects on relaxation
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Int J Neurosci 115:207-22. 2005
    ..The data suggest that a specific cosmetic fragrance can have a significant role in enhancing relaxation...
  49. ncbi request reprint Massage therapy effects on depressed pregnant women
    T Field
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 25:115-22. 2004
    ..lesser incidence of prematurity and low birthweight), as well as their better performance on the Brazelton Neonatal Behavior Assessment. The data suggest that depressed pregnant women and their offspring can benefit from massage therapy...
  50. ncbi request reprint Violence and touch deprivation in adolescents
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics D 820, P O Box 016820, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Adolescence 37:735-49. 2002
    ..Their aggressive behavior decreased and their empathetic behavior increased. These preliminary data need to be replicated in a larger sample with a more comprehensive set of measures in the context of identifying a diagnostic profile...
  51. ncbi request reprint EEG asymmetry responses to lavender and rosemary aromas in adults and infants
    Chris Sanders
    Touch Research Institutes, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine, P O Box 016820 D 820, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Int J Neurosci 112:1305-20. 2002
    ..This finding was similar to the adult findings, suggesting that either lavender or rosemary may induce left frontal EEG shifting in adults and infants who show greater baselines relative to right frontal EEG activation...
  52. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy anxiety and comorbid depression and anger: effects on the fetus and neonate
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Depress Anxiety 17:140-51. 2003
    ..These data highlight the need for prenatal intervention for elevated anxiety symptoms during pregnancy...
  53. ncbi request reprint Newborns of depressed mothers who received moderate versus light pressure massage during pregnancy
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics D 820, P O Box 016820, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 29:54-8. 2006
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Sleep disturbances in depressed pregnant women and their newborns
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 30:127-33. 2007
    ..The newborns of the depressed mothers also had more sleep disturbances including less time in deep sleep and more time in indeterminate (disorganized) sleep, and they were more active and cried/fussed more...
  55. ncbi request reprint Exercise is positively related to adolescents' relationships and academics
    T Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Florida 33101, USA
    Adolescence 36:105-10. 2001
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Adolescents' parent and peer relationships
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Florida 33101, USA
    Adolescence 37:121-30. 2002
    ..Adolescents with high parent and high peer relationship scores had more friends, greater family togetherness, lower levels of depression and drug use, and a higher grade point average...
  57. ncbi request reprint Adolescent suicidal ideation
    T Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Florida 33101, USA
    Adolescence 36:241-8. 2001
    ..While 34% of the variance remained unexplained, it is suggested that the questions used to measure these four variables be included in global screenings to identify adolescents at risk for suicidal ideation...
  58. ncbi request reprint Prenatal depression effects on the fetus and newborn: a review
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami, School of Medicine, P O Box 016820, Miami, Florida, 33101, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 29:445-55. 2006
    ..Elevated prenatal maternal cortisol is the strongest predictor of these neonatal outcomes. Moderate pressure massage can alleviate these effects including reducing prematurity...
  59. ncbi request reprint Prenatal cortisol, prematurity and low birthweight
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, FL 33101, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 29:268-75. 2006
    ..Discriminant function analyses suggested that cortisol levels more accurately classified short gestation and low birthweight groups than CES-D depression scores...
  60. ncbi request reprint Stability of mood states and biochemistry across pregnancy
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics D 820, P O Box 016820, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 29:262-7. 2006
    ..These were, in turn, correlated with each other and with, low back pain, leg pain, and sleep disturbance. These data suggest the stability of mood states and cortisol across pregnancy...
  61. ncbi request reprint Massage therapy
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Med Clin North Am 86:163-71. 2002
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Risk factors and stress variables that differentiate depressed from nondepressed pregnant women
    Tiffany Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics D 820, P O Box 016820, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 29:169-74. 2006
    ..Finally, the scores of the depressed pregnant women on the stress questionnaires suggested greater depression (CES-D), anxiety (STAI), anger (STAXI), pregnancy anxieties (PAAS) and daily hassles...
  63. ncbi request reprint Massage therapy of moderate and light pressure and vibrator effects on EEG and heart rate
    Miguel A Diego
    University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Int J Neurosci 114:31-44. 2004
    ..The vibratory stimulation group also showed increased arousal, as indicated by increased heart rate and increased theta, alpha, and beta activity...
  64. ncbi request reprint Music effects on EEG in intrusive and withdrawn mothers with depressive symptoms
    Alexandra Tornek
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    Psychiatry 66:234-43. 2003
    ..Their State Anxiety Inventory (STAI) anxiety levels also decreased, while the Profile of Mood States (POMS) depressed mood levels decreased significantly for all four groups following music...
  65. ncbi request reprint Fetal activity following stimulation of the mother's abdomen, feet, and hands
    Miguel A Diego
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 41:396-406. 2002
    ..Furthermore, our findings indicate that stimulating the mothers' feet, but not the hands, can evoke fetal activity in midgestation...
  66. ncbi request reprint Facial expressions and EEG in infants of intrusive and withdrawn mothers with depressive symptoms
    Miguel A Diego
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Depress Anxiety 15:10-7. 2002
    ..In addition, the infants of intrusive vs. infants of withdrawn mothers showed increased salivary cortisol following the interactions, suggesting that they were more stressed by the interactions...
  67. ncbi request reprint Instrumental and vocal music effects on EEG and EKG in neonates of depressed and non-depressed mothers
    Maria Hernandez-Reif
    Touch Research Institutes, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine, P O Box 016820 D 820, Miami, FL 33101, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 29:518-25. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that neonates of depressed and non-depressed mothers show different EKG and EEG responses to instrumental music with versus without vocals...
  68. pmc Preterm infants show reduced stress behaviors and activity after 5 days of massage therapy
    Maria Hernandez-Reif
    Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 30:557-61. 2007
    ..The findings suggest that massage has pacifying or stress reducing effects on preterm infants, which is noteworthy given that they experience numerous stressors during their hospitalization...
  69. ncbi request reprint Academic performance, popularity, and depression predict adolescent substance use
    Miguel A Diego
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida 33101, USA
    Adolescence 38:35-42. 2003
    ..Cigarette and alcohol use predicted marijuana use, which in turn predicted cocaine use...
  70. ncbi request reprint Sucrose attenuates a negative electroencephalographic response to an aversive stimulus for newborns
    Mercedes Fernandez
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 24:261-6. 2003
    ..These findings add to the growing literature showing that sucrose attenuates newborns' negative response to aversive or noxious stimuli...
  71. pmc Withdrawn and intrusive maternal interaction style and infant frontal EEG asymmetry shifts in infants of depressed and non-depressed mothers
    Miguel A Diego
    Department of Pediatrics D 820, University of Miami Medical School, Touch Research Institute, P O Box 016820, Miami, FL 33101, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 29:220-9. 2006
    ....
  72. pmc Temperature increases in preterm infants during massage therapy
    Miguel A Diego
    Touch Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 31:149-52. 2008
    ....
  73. doi request reprint Moderate pressure massage elicits a parasympathetic nervous system response
    Miguel A Diego
    Touch Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Int J Neurosci 119:630-8. 2009
    ..On the other hand, those who received the light pressure massage exhibited a sympathetic nervous system response characterized by decreased HF and increased LF/HF...
  74. pmc EEG in 1-week, 1-month and 3-month-old infants of depressed and non-depressed mothers
    Miguel A Diego
    Touch Research Institutes, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Biol Psychol 83:7-14. 2010
    ..This profile was apparent across a narrow frequency range, which shifted from 3-9Hz at 1 week of age to 4-9Hz by 3 months of age...
  75. ncbi request reprint Vagal activity, gastric motility, and weight gain in massaged preterm neonates
    Miguel A Diego
    Touch Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Pediatr 147:50-5. 2005
    ..One potential mechanism for these effects might involve massage-induced increases in vagal activity, which in turn may lead to increased gastric motility and thereby weight gain...
  76. ncbi request reprint Natural killer cells and lymphocytes increase in women with breast cancer following massage therapy
    Maria Hernandez-Reif
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Int J Neurosci 115:495-510. 2005
    ..These findings highlight the benefit of these complementary therapies, most particularly massage therapy, for women with breast cancer...
  77. ncbi request reprint Prenatal maternal biochemistry predicts neonatal biochemistry
    Tiffany Field
    Department of Pediatrics, Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    Int J Neurosci 114:933-45. 2004
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer patients have improved immune and neuroendocrine functions following massage therapy
    Maria Hernandez-Reif
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1601 NW 12th Avenue, Room 7037, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Psychosom Res 57:45-52. 2004
    ....
  79. pmc Procedural pain heart rate responses in massaged preterm infants
    Miguel A Diego
    Touch Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 32:226-9. 2009
    ..The heart rate of infants who received moderate pressure massage also returned to baseline faster than the heart rate of the other two groups, suggesting a faster recovery rate...
  80. ncbi request reprint Greater arousal and less attentiveness to face/voice stimuli by neonates of depressed mothers on the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale
    Maria Hernandez-Reif
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States
    Infant Behav Dev 29:594-8. 2006
    ..They also scored less optimally on the cuddliness and hand-to-mouth activity items, suggesting they were more aroused. These data lend support to the model that infants of depressed mothers are more aroused and less attentive...
  81. ncbi request reprint Stimulation of preterm infants
    Tiffany M Field
    Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    Pediatr Rev 24:4-11. 2003

Research Grants4

  1. Massaging Preterm Infants Enhances Growth
    Tiffany Field; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. Prenatal Depression and a Yoga Intervention
    Tiffany M Field; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We would expect that yoga would decrease depression, increase vagal activity, decrease cortisol and increase gestational age (decrease prematurity). ..
  3. Neurohormonal Effects of Massage Therapy
    Tiffany Field; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The K05 would allow me to increase my research time including being mentored and mentoring students from 25 to 75% time. ..