Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies



Cohen B, Bernson D, Sappenfield W, Kirby RS, Macaluso M, Kissin D, Zhang Y, Copeland G, McKane P, Zhang Z. Accuracy of assisted reproductive technology information on birth certificates: Florida and Massachussets, 2004-2006. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2014;28(3):181-190. doi:10.1111/ppe.12110

Dzakpasu S, Fahey J, Kirby RS, Tough SC, Chalmers B, Heaman MI, Bartholomew S, Biringer A, Darling EK, Lee LS, McDonald SD. Contribution of prepregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain to cesarean birth in Canada. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2014;14:106. doi:10.1186/1471-2393-14-106

Grigorescu V, Yujia Z, Kissin D, Sauber-Schatz E, Sunderam M, Kirby RS, Diop H, McKane P, Jamieson DJ. Maternal characteristics and pregnancy outcomes after assisted reproductive technology by infertility diagnosis: ovulaory dysfunction versus tubal obstruction. Fertility and Sterility. 2014;101(4):1019-1025. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2013.12.030

Hirai AH, Sappenfield WM, Kogan MD, Barfield WD, Goodman DA, Ghandour RM, Lu MC. Contributors to excess infant mortality in the U.S. South. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Mar;46(3):219-27. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2013.12.006

Kane DJ, Sappenfield WM. Ascertainment of Medicaid payment for delivery on the Iowa birth certificate: is accuracy sufficient for timely policy and program relevant analysis? Matern Child Health J. 2014;18(4):970-7. doi: 10.1007/s10995-013-1325-7

Kim C, Kim SY, Sappenfield W, Wilson HG, Salihu HM, Sharma AJ. Are gestational diabetes mellitus and preconception diabetes mellitus less common in non-Hispanic black women than in non-Hispanic white women? Matern Child Health J. 2014 Apr;18(3):698-706. doi:10.1007/s10995-013-1295-9.

Kim SY, Sharma AJ, Sappenfield WM, Wilson HG, Salihu HM. Association of maternal body mass index, excessive weight gain, and gestational diabetes mellitus with large-for-gestational-age births. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2014;123(4):737-44. doi:10.1097/AOG.0000000000000177

Ramakrishnan R, Oberg CN, Kirby RS. The Association between maternal perception of obstetric and pediatric care provider’s attitudes and exclusive breastfeeding outcomes. Journal of Human Lactation. 2014;30(1):80-87. doi:10.1177/0890334413513072

Schieve LA, Tian L, Baio J, Rankin K, Rosenberg D, Rice C, Wiggins L, Maenner MJ, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Durkin M, King L, Kirby RS, Wingate MS, Devine O. Population attributable fractions for three perinatal risk factors for autism spectrum disorders, 2002 and 2008 autism and developmental disabilities monitoring network. Annals of Epidemiology. 2014;24(4):260-266. doi:10.1016/j.annepidem.2013.12.014

Sauber-Schatz EK, Sappenfield WM, Shapiro-Mendoza CK. (2014). Comprehensive review of sleep-related sudden unexpected infant deaths and their investigations: Florida 2008. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Jun 5. [Epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1007/s10995-014-1520-1

Womack LS, Sappenfield WM, Clark CL, Hill WC, Yelverton RW, Curran JS, Detman LA, Bettegowda VR. Maternal and hospital characteristics of non-medically indicated deliveries prior to 39 weeks. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Jan 24. [Epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1007/s10995-014-1433-z


Block SR, Watkins SM, Rutkowski R, Tanner JP, Salemi JL, Correia JA, Kirby RS. Maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index and risk of selected birth defects: evidence of a dose response relationship. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2013;27(6):521-531. doi:10.1111/ppe.12084

Clayton HB, Sappenfield WM, Gulitz E, Mahan CS, Petersen DJ, Stanley KM, Salihu HM. The Florida investigation of primary late preterm and cesarean delivery: the accuracy of the birth certificate and hospital discharge records. Matern Child Health J. 2013 Jul;17(5):869-78.

Cottrell B & Detman LA. Breastfeeding concerns and experiences of African American women. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2013;38(5):297-304. doi:10.1097/NMC.0b013e31829a5606

Heyl PS, Sappenfield WM, Burch D, Hernandez LE, Kavanaugh VM, Hill WC. Pregnancy-related deaths due to pulmonary embolism: findings from the two state-based mortality reviews. Matern Child Health J. 2013 Sep;17(7):1230-5.

Kim SY, Sappenfield W, Sharma AJ, Hoyt WG, Bish CL, Salihu HM, England LJ. Racial/ethnic differences in the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus and maternal overweight and obesity, by nativity, Florida, 2004-2007. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Jan;21(1):E33-40. doi:10.1002/oby.20025

Kirby RS. Perinatal quality indicators: yardsticks for quality of care, measures of population health. [editorial]. European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. 2013;171(1):1-2.

Mneimneh AS, Boulet SL, Sunderam M, Zhang Y, Jamieson DJ, Crawford S, McKane P, Copeland G, Mersol-Barg M, Grigorescu V, Cohen B, Steele J, Sappenfield W, Diop H, Kirby RS, & Kissin DM for the States Monitoring ART (SMART) Collaborative. States monitoring assisted reproductive technology (SMART) collaborative: data collection, linkage, dissemination, and use. Journal of Women’s Health. 2013; 22(7):571-577.

Oshiro BT, Kowalewski L, Sappenfield W, Alter CC, Bettegowda VR, Russell R, Curran J, Reeves L, Kacica M, Andino N, Mason-Marti P, Crouse D, Knight S, Littlejohn K, Malatok S, Dudley DJ, Berns SD. A multistate quality improvement program to decrease elective deliveries before 39 weeks of gestation. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2013 May;121(5):1025-31.

Salihu H, Salinas A, de la Cruz C, & Alio A. The role of folic acid in fetal programming of birth phenotypes and early human development: a biopsychosocial perspective. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. 2013;4(6):442–457.

Trudnak TE, Arboleda E, Kirby RS, Perrin KM. Outcomes for latina women in CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care compared to individual prenatal care. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. 2013;58(4):396-403.

Wang Y, Liu G, Druschel CM, Kirby RS. Maternal race/ethnicity and survival experience of children with congenital heart disease in New York State. Journal of Pediatrics. 2013 November;163(5):1437-1442. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.06.084

  • Past Publications

    Alio A., Mbah A., Kornosky J., Wathington D., Marty P., & Salihu H. Assessing the impact of paternal involvement on racial/ethnic disparities in infant mortality rates. J Community Health 2010 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 20512407

    Aliyu M., Luke S., Wilson R., Saidu R., Alio A., Salihu H., & Belogolovkin V. Obesity in older mothers, gestational weight gain, and risk estimates for preterm phenotypes.Maturitas 2010:66(1)88-93.

    Aliyu M., Lynch O., Nana P., Alio A., Wilson R., Marty P., Zoorob R., & Salihu H. Alcohol consumption during pregnancy and risk of placental abruption and placenta previa. Matern Child Health J 2010 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 20482286

    Aliyu M., Lynch O., Belogolovkin V., Zoorob R., & Salihu H. Maternal alcohol use and medically indicated vs. spontaneous preterm birth outcomes: a population-based study. Eur J Public Health 2010 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 20375023

    Clinics in Perinatology – October 2006 – Chapter on Sleep and Brain Development

    Detman, Linda A., Cottrell, Barbara H., & Denis-Luque, Marie F. (2010). Exploring dental care misconceptions and barriers in pregnancy. Birth, 37(4), 318-324.

    Detman L., Quinn G., Ellery J., Wallace K., & Jeffers D. (2008). Consumer and provider perceptions of offered anticipatory guidance during prenatal care—Findings from the National Friendly AccessSM program. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 1(3), 285-296.

    Dunlop A., Salihu H., Freymann G., Smith C., & Brann A. Very low birth weight births in Georgia, 1994-2005: trends and racial disparities. Matern Child Health J 2010[Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 20221848

    Jevitt C., Zapata L., Harrington M., & Berry E. (2006).  Screening for Perinatal Depression with Limited Psychiatric Resources Can Be Effective. Journal of American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

    Mbah A., Kornosky J., Kristensen S., August E., Alio A., Marty P., Belogolovkin V., Bruder K., & Salihu H.  Super-obesity and risk for early and late pre-eclampsia. BJOG 2010;117(8):997-1004.

    Park S., Sappenfield W., Bish C., Salihu H., Goodman D., & Bensyl D. Assessment of the Institute of Medicine recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy: Florida, 2004-2007. Matern Child Health J 2010 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 20306221

    Quinn G., Detman L., & Bell-Ellison B. (2008). Missed appointments in perinatal care: Response variations in quantitative versus qualitative instruments. Journal of Medical Practice Management, 23(5), 307-313.

    Quinn G., Ellery J., Detman L., Jeffers D., Gorski P., Singer T., & Mahan C. (2009). Creating patient-centered healthcare practices: Social marketing tools and strategies. Journal of Management & Marketing in Healthcare, 2(3), 221-237.

    Quinn G., August E., Austin D., Keefe C., Bernadotte C., Scarborough K., & Jeffers D. (2008). High Risk Community - Men’s Perceptions of Black Infant Mortality: A Qualitative Inquiry. American Journal of Men's Health.

    Quinn G., Albrecht T., Mahan C., Akintobi T., Bell B., Jeffers D, & Reynolds B. (2006). The Photo Essay: A Visual Research Method For Educating Obstetricians And Other Health Care Professional. The Qualitative Report. 11, 2  210-225

    Salihu H.¸ Mbah A., Alio A., Kornosky J., Whiteman V., Belogolovkin V., & Rubin L. Nulliparity and preterm birth in the era of obesity epidemic. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2010 [Epub ahead of print].

    Salihu H., Alio A., Belogolovkin V., Aliyu M., Wilson R., Reddy U., Bruder K., & Whiteman V. Prepregnancy obesity and risk of stillbirth in viable twin gestations. Obesity 2010 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 20057375

    Salihu H., Luke S., Alio A., Deutsch A., & Marty P. The impact of obesity on spontaneous and medically indicated preterm birth among adolescent mothers. Arch Gynecol Obstet 2010;282(2):127-34.

    Salihu H., Ibrahimou B., & Dagne G. Intra-uterine exposure to dual fetal programming sequences among surviving co-twins. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2010 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 20569164

    Salihu H., Mbah A., Jeffers D., Alio A., & Berry L. (2008). Healthy Start Program and Feto-Infant Morbidity Outcomes: Evaluation of Program Effectiveness Maternal Child Health Journal.

    Whiteman V., Rao K., Duan J., Alio A., Marty P., & Salihu H. Changes in prepregnancy body mass index between pregnancies and risk of preterm phenotypes. Am J Perinatol 2010 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 20640971