Recent Submissions

  • Do orally-directed behaviors mediate the relationship between behavioral state and nutritive sucking in preterm infants? 

    White-Traut, Rosemary; Liu, Li; Norr, Kathleen; Medoff-Cooper, Barbara (Elsevier, 2017-06-01)
  • Hepcidin and Iron Homeostasis during Pregnancy 

    Koenig, Mary D.; Tussing-Humphreys, Lisa; Day, Jessica; Cadwell, Brooke; Nemeth, Elizabeta (MDPI, 2014-08-04)
    Hepcidin is the master regulator of systemic iron bioavailability in humans. This review examines primary research articles that assessed hepcidin during pregnancy and postpartum and report its relationship to maternal and ...
  • "We don't wear it on our sleeve": Sickle cell disease and the (in)visible body in parts. 

    Ciribassi, RM; Patil, CL (Elsevier Inc., 2016-01)
    This paper approaches the lived experiences of patients with a genetically inherited chronic disease, sickle cell disease (SCD), through the lens of (in)visibility. SCD has been referred to as an "invisible" disease for a ...
  • The MCH Navigator: Tools for MCH Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning 

    Grason, H.; Huebner, C.; Crawford, A.K.; Ruderman, M.; Taylor, C.R.; Kavanagh, L.; Farel, A.; Handler, A. (Springer Verlag, 2015-02)
    Maternal and child health (MCH) leadership requires an understanding of MCH populations and systems as well as continuous pursuit of new knowledge and skills. This paper describes the development, structure, and implementation ...
  • The Impact of Future Expectations on Adolescent Sexual Risk Behavior 

    Sipsma, H.L.; Ickovics, J.R.; Lin, H.Q.; Kershaw, T.S. (Springer Verlag, 2015)
    Rates of STIs, HIV, and pregnancy remain high among adolescents in the US, and recent approaches to reducing sexual risk have shown limited success. Future expectations, or the extent to which one expects an event ...
  • Breastfeeding and Use of Social Media Among First-Time African American Mothers 

    Asiodu, I.V.; Waters, C.M.; Dailey, D.E..; Lee, K.A.; Lyndon, A. (Wiley Periodicals Inc., 2015-02)
    Objective: To describe the use of social media during the antepartum and postpartum periods among first-time AfricanAmerican mothers and their support persons.Design: A qualitative critical ethnographic research design ...
  • Healthcare utilization and empowerment among women in Liberia 

    Sipsma, Heather; Callands, Tamora A.; Bradley, Elizabeth; Harris, Benjamin; Johnson, Billy; Hansen, Nathan B. (BMJ Publishing Group, 2013-11)
    Background: Many efforts have been undertaken to improve access to healthcare services in low-income settings; nevertheless, underutilization persists. Women’s lack of empowerment may be a central reason for underutilization, ...
  • Breastfeeding Intentions Among Pregnant Adolescents and Young Adults and Their Partners 

    Sipsma, Heather L.; Divney, Anna A.; Magriples, Urania; Hansen, Nathan; Gordon, Derrick; Kershaw, Trace (Mary Ann Liebert, 2013-08)
    BACKGROUND: Rates of breastfeeding remain disproportionately low among young mothers in the United States. Although breastfeeding behavior may be most directly related to breastfeeding intention, little is known about ...
  • Exploring Factors Related to Oral Feeding Progression in Premature Infants 

    White-Traut, Rosemary; Pham, Thao; Rankin, Kristin; Norr, Kathleen; Shapiro, Nicole; Yoder, Joe (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2013-08)
    PURPOSE: To identify infant and maternal characteristics associated with the pace of progression from the first oral feeding to complete oral feeding. SUBJECTS: One hundred forty-two stable premature infants who were ...
  • Frequency of Premature Infant Engagement and Disengagement Behaviors During Two Maternally Administered Interventions 

    White-Traut, Rosemary; Wink, Teresa; Minehart, Tali; Holditch-Davis, Diane (WB Saunders, 2012-08)
    Although sensitive maternal behaviors improve later quality of mother-infant interaction and subsequently infant development, little is known regarding how an intervention might promote early premature infant social ...
  • Breastfeeding behavior among adolescents: Initiation, duration, and exclusivity 

    Sipsma, Heather L.; Magriples, Urania; Divney, Anna; Gordon, Derrick; Gabzdyl, Elizabeth; Kershaw, Trace (Elsevier, 2013-09)
    Purpose: Despite a substantial amount of evidence on breastfeeding among non-adolescent mothers, research and strategies uniquely designed to target adolescent mothers are critical as their rates of breastfeeding are ...
  • Intent to Breastfeed: A Population-Based Perspective 

    Chertok, Ilana R. Azulay; Luo, Juhua; Culp, Stacey; Mullett, Martha (Mary Ann Liebert, 2011-06)
    Background: Prenatal maternal intent to breastfeed can indicate postnatal breastfeeding practices and may serve to indicate potential barriers to breastfeeding. Breastfeeding rates in West Virginia, a primarily rural state, ...