Listed below are select publications related to the NCS Archive and primary NCS publications. NCS publications are developed by the National Children’s Study Publications Committee. The NCS Publications Committee manuscripts were approved by the Committee and scientifically cleared by NICHD. Primary NCS Publications are based upon vetted centrally collected data that have undergone disclosure review. They constitute a verified basis and background for future research and publications. This vetted data and data handling standards are representative of the data and processes available for researchers in the NCS Archive. Additional information about NCS data is available to registered users - Register Here.

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Publications from the National Children’s Study

Title Authors Journal
Screening for Pregnancy Status in a Population-Based Sample: Characteristics Associated with Item Nonresponse. Hughes SC, Hogue CJ, Clark MA, Graber JE, Eaker ED, Herring AH Matern Child Health J. 2019 Mar;23(3):316-324
Weight estimation among multi-racial/ethnic infants and children aged 0-5·9 years in the USA: simple tools for a critical measure Zhu Y, Hernandez LM, Dong Y, Himes JH, Caulfield LE, Kerver JM, Arab L, Voss P, Hirschfeld S, Forman MR Public Health Nutr. 2018 Oct
Placental gross shape differences in a high autism risk cohort and the general population Park BY, Misra DP, Moye J, Miller RK, Croen L. Fallin MD, Walker CK, Newschaffer CJ, Salafia CM PLoS One. 2018 Aug 22;13(8):e0191276.
Antenatal depression, psychotropic medication use, and inflammation among pregnant women. Miller ES, Grobman WA, Culhane J, Adam E, Buss C, Entringer S, Miller G, Wadhwa PD, Keenan-Devlin L, Borders A Arch Womens Ment Health. 2018 Dec;21(6):785-790
Introduction and Goals for the National Children's Study Hirschfeld S Front Pediatr. 2018 Feb 22;5:240.
Autism risk classification using placental chorionic surface vascular network features. Chang J-M, Zeng H, Han R, Chang Y-M, Shah R, Salafia CM, Newschaffer C, Miller RK, Katzman P, Moye J, Fallin M, Walker CK, Croen L BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 Dec 6;17(1):162
Effectiveness of community outreach and engagement in recruitment success for a prebirth cohort. Tigges B, Kaar JL, Erbstein N, Silberman P, Winseck K, Lopez-Class M, Burbacher T. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science 2017 Jun; 1(3):184-191
A review of social media methods and lessons learned from the National Children's Study Burke-Garcia A, Winseck K, Jouvenal LC, Hubble D, Kulbicki KM J Clin Transl Sci. 2017 Aug;1(4):260-264
Comparison of Recruitment Strategy Outcomes in the National Children's Study. Park CH, Winglee M, Kwan J, Andrews, L, Hudak, M Pediatrics Aug 2017, 140 (2)
Leveraging social and digital media for participant recruitment: A review of methods from the Bayley Short Form Formative Study Burke-Garcia A, Mathew S J Clin Transl Sci. 2017 Jun;1(3):205-207
Transitions in pregnancy planning in women recruited for a large prospective cohort study. Luderer U, Li T, Fine JP, Hamman RF, Stanford JB, Baker D. Hum Reprod. 2017 Jun 1;32(6):1325-1333.
Use of Replicates to Improve the Quality of Physical Measurements: Lessons Learned from a Psychometric Evaluation of an Adaptive Protocol in the National Children's Study. Zimowski MF, Moye J, Heim Viox M, Cohen H, Dugoni B, Winfrey K J Surv Stat Methodol 2016 Dec; 4(4):525-554
Home-based anthropometric, blood pressure and pulse measurements in young children by trained data collectors in the National Children's Study. Zimowski M, Moye J, Dugoni B, Heim Viox M, Cohen H and Winfrey K Public Health Nutr. 2016 Sep 15:1-10
Participant Retention in a Longitudinal Study: Do Motivations and Experiences Matter? Price SM, Park CH, Brenner RA, Lo A, Adams S, Baetz RA, Li T Survey Practice 2016; 9(4).
Assessing Determinants of Father's Involvement with His Partner's Pregnancy and His Child's Well-being: The Father Resources Survey Instrument Cubbins LA, Sepavich D, Killpack S, Hill CV. Men and Masculinities Jun 2016 (Online)
Thyroid antagonists and thyroid indicators in U.S. pregnant women in the Vanguard Study of the National Children’s Study. Mortensen ME, Birch R, Wong L-Y, Valentin-Blasini L, Boyle EB, Caldwell KL, Merrill LS, Moye Jr J, Blount BC. Environ Res. 2016 Aug;149:179-88.
Dried Blood Spot Reference Intervals for Steroids and Amino Acids in a Neonatal Cohort of the National Children’s Study. Dietzen DJ, Bennett MJ, Lo SF, Grey VL, Jones PM. Clin Chem 2016 Dec; 62 (12): 1658-1667
The National Children’s Study: An Introduction and Historical Overview. Hudak ML, Park CH, Annett RD, Hale DE, McGovern PM, McLaughlin TJ, Dole N, Entwisle B, Kaar JL, Balsam MJ. Pediatrics Jun 2016, 137 (Supplement 4) S213-S218.
The National Children’s Study: Recruitment Outcomes Using an Enhanced Household-Based Approach Blaisdell, LL, Zellner JA, King AA, Faustman E, Wilhelm M, Hudak ML,. Annett RD. Pediatrics Jun 2016, 137 (Supplement 4) S219-S230.
The National Children’s Study: Early Recruitment Outcomes Using the Direct Outreach Approach. McGovern PM, Nachreiner NM, Holl JL, Halfon N, Dabelea D, Caulfield L, Cauley JA, Innocenti MS, Amsden L, Markovic N, Riddles M, Adams S. Pediatrics Jun 2016, 137 (Supplement 4) S231-S238.
The National Children’s Study: Recruitment Outcomes Using the Provider-Based Recruitment Approach. Hale DE, Wyatt SB, Buka S, Cherry D, Cislo KL, Dudley DJ, McElfish PA, Norman GS, Reynolds SA, Siega-Riz AM, Wallinger S, Walker CK, Robbins JM. Pediatrics Jun 2016, 137 (Supplement 4) S239-S247.
Multilevel Provider Based Sampling for Recruitment of Pregnant Women and Mother-Newborn Dyads. McLaughlin TJ, Aupont O, Kozinetz CA, Hubble D, Moore-Simas TA, Davis D, Park C, Brenner R, Sepavich D, Felice M, Caviness C. Downs T, Selwyn BJ, Forman MR. Pediatrics Jun 2016, 137 (Supplement 4) S248-S257.
The Experience of the Direct Outreach Recruitment in the National Children’s Study. Kaar JL, Markovic N, Amsden LB, Gilliland J, Shorter CF, Peters B, Nachreiner NM, Garel M, Nicholas W, Skarpness B, Drews-Botsch C, Hogue CJ, Dabelea D. Pediatrics Jun 2016, 137 (Supplement 4) S258-S264.
Evaluation of Environmental Sample Analysis Methods and Results Reporting in the NCS Vanguard Study. Heikkinen MS, Khalaf A, Beard B, Viet SM, Dellarco M. Anal Chem. 2016 May 3;88(9):4692-700.
In utero exposures to environmental organic pollutants disrupt epigenetic marks linked to fetoplacental development. Kappil MA, Li Q, Li A, Dassanayake PS, Xia Y, Nanes JA, Landrigan PJ, Stodgell CJ,Aagaard KM, Schadt EE, Dole N, Varner M, Moye J, Kasten C, Miller RK, Ma Y, Chen J,  Lambertini L. Environ Epigenet 2016;2(1):1-7.
Assessment of Exposure to VOCs among Pregnant Women in the National Children’s Study. Boyle E, Viet S, Wright D, Merril Ll, Udeni Alwis K, Blount B, Mortensen M, Moye J, Dellarco M. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(4), 376.
Consenting postpartum women for use of routinely collected biospecimens and/or future biospecimen collection. Kozinetz CA, Royse K, Graham SC, Yu X, Moye J, Selwyn BJ, Forman MR, Caviness C. J Community Genet. 2016 Feb 11.
Success Rates for Consent and Collection of Prenatal Biological Specimens in an Epidemiologic Survey of Child Health. Abdul-Rahman OA, Rodriguez B, Wadlinger SR, Slutsman J, Boyle EB, Merrill LS, Botkin J, Moye Jr J. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2016 Jan;106(1):47-5.
Lessons from Prenatal Care Provider-Based Recruitment into the National Children's Study. Robbins JM, Bridges MD, Childers EM, Harris RM, McElfish PA. Pediatr Rep. 2015 Sep 28;7(3):6056.
Impact of preconception enrollment on birth enrollment and timing of exposure assessment in the initial vanguard cohort of the U.S. National Children's Study. Stanford JB, Brenner R, Fetterer D, Palmer L, Schoendorf KC; U.S. National Children’s Study. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2015 Sep 24;15(1):75.
Prenatal mercury concentration is associated with changes in DNA methylation at TCEANC2 in newborns. Bakulski KM, Lee H, Feinberg JI, Wells EM, Brown S, Herbstman JB, Witter FR, Halden RU, Caldwell K, Mortensen ME, Jaffe AE, Moye J Jr, Caulfield LE, Pan Y, Goldman LR, Feinberg AP, Fallin MD. (2015). Int J Epidemiol 2015 Aug;44(4):1249-6.
Exploring the associations between microRNA expression profiles and environmental pollutants in human placenta from the National Children's Study (NCS). Li Q, Kappil MA, Li A, Dassanayake PS, Darrah TH, Friedman AE, Friedman M, Lambertini L, Landrigan P, Stodgell CJ, Xia Y, Nanes JA, Aagaard KM, Schadt EE, Murray JC, Clark EB, Dole N, Culhane J, Swanson J, Varner M, Moye J, Kasten C, Miller RK, Chen J. Epigenetics. 2015;10(9):793-802.
Feasibility and informative value of environmental sample collection in the National Children's Vanguard Study. Barksdale Boyle E, Deziel NC, Specker BL, Collingwood S, Weisel CP, Wright DJ, & Dellarco M. Environ Res. 2015 Jul;140:345-53
Assessment of Noise Exposure to Children: Considerations for the National Children's Study. Viet SM, Dellarco M, Dearborn DG, Neitzel R. J Pregnancy Child Health. 2014 Oct;1(1). pii: 105.
Selected persistent organic pollutants in human placental tissue from the United States. Nanes JA, Xia Y, Dassanayake RM, Jones RM, Li A, Stodgell CJ, Walker CK, Szabo S, Leuthner S, Durkin MS, Moye J, Miller RK; National Children’s Study Placenta Consortium. Chemosphere. 2014 Jul;106:20-7.
Optimized DNA extraction from neonatal dried blood spots: application in methylome profiling. Ghantous A, Saffery R, Cros MP, Ponsonby AL, Hirschfeld S, Kasten C, Dwyer T, Herceg Z, Hernandez-Vargas H. BMC Biotechnol. 2014 Jul 1;14:60
Recruitment of Women in the National Children's Study Initial Vanguard Study. Baker D, Park C, Sweeney C, McCormack L, Durkin M, Brenner R, Dabelea D, Entwisle B. (2014). Am J Epidemiol 2014 Jun1;179(11):1366-74.
Urinary concentrations of environmental phenols in pregnant women in a pilot study of the National Children's Study. Mortensen ME, Calafat AM, Ye X, Wong LY, Wright DJ, Pirkle JL, Merrill LS, & Moye J. Environ Res. 2014 Feb;129:32-38.
Considerations for Ensuring Security of Research Data in a Federally Regulated Environment. Medina J, Morrell R, Pickett D, Lumpkin J, McCain T, Drankus Pekelnicky D, Bengoa A, & Songco D. Information Systems Audit and Control Association Journal 2013;3.
Planned variation in preanalytical conditions to evaluate biospecimen stability in the National Children's Study (NCS). Mechanic L, Mendez A, Merrill L, Rogers J, Layton M, Todd D, Varanasi A, O'Brien B, Meyer Iii WA, Zhang M, Schleicher RL, & Moye J. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2013;51(12):2287-94.
Iodine status in pregnant women in the National Children's Study and in U.S. women (15-44 years), National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2010. Caldwell KL, Pan Y, Mortensen ME, Makhmudov A, Merrill L, & Moye J. Thyroid 2013 Aug;23(8): 927-37.
Abstracts of the National Children's Study Research Day 2011. Kasten CH. The National Children's Study. Am J Med Genet Part A 2012;158A: 2385–90.