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Barry Lester

Title: Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Professor of Pediatrics
Department: Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Department of Pediatrics, Director, Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk

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Children can be at risk for poor developmental outcome because of biological factors, social factors or the combination of biological and social factors. Biological factors include prenatal substance exposure, stress, maternal depression, and prematurity. Social factors include poverty, home environment, and parenting factors. By studying the development of these children we can understand processes, such as how the action of genes is altered by environmental factors, that drive development which can lead to interventions to reduce or prevent poor developmental outcome.

Biography

Barry M. Lester, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior and Pediatrics and Director of the Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk at the Brown Alpert Medical School and Women & Infants Hospital. The Brown Center also includes the Center for Children and Families at Women & Infants Hospital. The Centers provide research and clinical services for infants at risk and their families as well as research and clinical training. Dr. Lester's research has been federally funded throughout his career. He has been heavily involved in the NIH peer review process serving on NIH study sections, the NIH National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, the NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program and the College of the Center for Scientific Review. He is past president of the International Association for Infant Mental Health and the author of more than 250 peer reviewed publications and 100 chapters and books.

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Research Description

Our research, as well as the research of many others, has shown that biological insults can lead to poor developmental outcome in children at risk but that many of these effects can be attenuated or exacerbated by social and environmental factors. We study a broad range of typical and atypical developmental outcomes including neurodevelopmental, cognitive and academic deficits, temperament, social and emotional development, antisocial behavior, psychopathology, and substance use onset. Our group also studies different (but often overlapping) populations of children at biological and/or social risk. Examples of biological risk include prenatal exposures to legal and illegal substances of abuse, maternal depression, psychotropic medication, intrauterine growth retardation and stress; prematurity, fetal and newborn neurobehavioral deficits. Developmental outcomes are also mediated by physiological mechanisms, thus our work also includes the study of heart rate variability, respiratory activity, electrodermal responses and cortisol reactivity. Examples of social risk factors include poverty, the quality of the home environment, parenting, including mental status, changes in caregiving and other aspects of childhood adversity and environmental toxicity such as maltreatment. We also use cross-cultural designs to study "naturalistic" experiments in environmental and parenting conditions. The study of the interplay between biological and social factors provides an understanding of the mechanisms that determine developmental outcome. For example, one way in which the environment (prenatal or postnatal) alters behavior is through epigenetic mechanisms and this has become a major focus of our current research. The study of in children at risk enables us to understand the unfolding of developmental processes that will lead to the development of preventive interventions to minimize or eradicate the forces that drive adverse outcome in children.

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Selected Publications

  • 216. Lester, B.M., Conradt, E., & Marsit, C.J. (2013) Epigenetic basis for the development of depression in children. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, 56;(3):556-65.(2013)
  • 212. Liu J, Lester BM, Neyzi N, Sheinkopf SJ, Gracia L, Kekatpure M, Kosofsky BE. (2013). Regional brain morphometry and impulsivity in adolescents following prenatal exposure to cocaine and tobacco. JAMA Pediatr., 167;(4):348-54.(2013)
  • 211. Twomey JE, LaGasse L, Derauf C, Newman E, Shah R, Smith LM, Arria A, Huestis M, DellaGrotta S, Roberts M, Dansereau L, Neal C, Lester B. (2013). Prenatal methamphetamine exposure, home environment and primary caregiver risk factors predict child behavior problems at five years. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 83, 64-72.(2013)
  • 215. Reggiannini B, Li X, Silverman HF, Sheinkopf SJ, Lester BM. (2013) A Flexible Analysis Tool for the Quantitative Acoustic Assessment of Infant Cry. J Speech Lang Hear Res, doi:10.1044/1092-4388, [Epub ahead of print], PMID:23785178.(2013)
  • 214. Paquette AG, Lesseur C, Armstrong DA, Koestler DC, Appleton AA, Lester BM, Marsit CJ. (2013). Placental HTR2A methylation is associated with infant neurobehavioral outcomes. Epigenetics, 8;(8):796-801, 2013.(2013)
  • 213. Maccani MA, Padbury JF, Lester BM, Knopik VS, & Marsit CJ. (2013). Placental miRNA Expression Profiles Associated with Measures of Infant Neurobehavioral Outcomes. Pediatr Res., 74;(3):272-8, 2013. PMCID: PMC3766495.(2013)
  • 217. Appleton AA, Armstrong DA, Lesseur C, Lee J, Padbury JF, Lester BM, & Marsit CJ. (2013) Patterning in Placental 11-B Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Methylation According to Prenatal Socioeconomic Adversity. PLoS ONE 8(9): e74691. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074691.(2013)
  • 220. Abar B, LaGasse LL, Wouldes T, Derauf C, Newman E, Shah R, Smith LM, Arria AM, Huestis MA, DellaGrotta S, Dansereau LM, Wilcox T, Neal CR, and Lester, BM. Cross-national comparison of prenatal methamphetamine exposure and infant and early child physical growth: A natural experiment. Prevention Science 2013 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23943149.(2013)
  • 219. Conradt, E., Sheinkopf, S., Lester, B., Tronick, E., LaGasse, L.L., Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Bauer, C.R., Whitaker, M., Hammond, J.A., & Higgins, R.D. (2013) Prenatal substance exposure: Neurobiological Organization at 1 month. Journal of Pediatrics, 163;(4):989-994.(2013)
  • 208. Abar B, LaGasse LL, Derauf C, Newman E, Rizwan Shah, Smith LM, Arria AM, Huestis MA, DellaGrotta S, Dansereau LM, Neal C, and Lester, BM. (2012) Examining the relationships between prenatal methamphetamine exposure, early adversity, and child neurobehavioral disinhibition. Am. J. Perinatol., 29;(5):391-400.(2012)
  • 205. Derauf C, Lester BM, Neyzi N, Kekatpure M, Gracia L, Davis J, Kallianpur K, Efird JT, Kosofsky B. (2012) Subcortical and Cortical Structural Central Nervous System Changes and Attention Processing Deficits in Preschool-Aged Children with Prenatal Methamphetamine and Tobacco Exposure. Dev. Neurosci., 34(4):327-41.(2012)
  • 199. Fink NS, Tronick E, Olson K, Lester B. (2012) Healthy Newborns' Neurobehavior: Norms and Relations to Medical and Demographic Factors. J Pediatr. 161:1073-9. PubMed PMID: 22727876.(2012)
  • 195. Levine, TP, Lester, B, LaGasse, L, Shakaran, S, Bada, HS, Bauer, CR, Whitaker, TM, Higgins, R, Hammond, J, Roberts, MB. (2012) Psychopathology and Special Education Enrollment in Children with Prenatal Cocaine Exposure. J. Dev. Ped., 33;(5):377-386. PMCID: PMC3400535.(2012)
  • 192. Liles BD, Newman E, LaGasse LL, Derauf C, Shah R, Smith LM, Arria AM, Huestis MA, Haning W, Strauss A, DellaGrotta S, Dansereau LM, Neal C, Lester BM. (2012) Perceived Child Behavior Problems, Parenting Stress and maternal Depressive Symptoms among Prenatal Methamphetamine Users. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev. 43;(6):943-57.(2012)
  • 189. Salisbury A, High P, Twomey JE, Dickstein S, Chapman H, Liu J, Lester BM. (2012) A randomized control trial of integrated care for families managing infant colic. Infant Mental Health Journal, 33;(2):110-122.(2012)
  • 187. Marsit CJ , Maccani MA , Padbury JF , Lester BM (2012) Placental 11-Beta Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Methylation Is Associated with Newborn Growth and a Measure of Neurobehavioral Outcome. PLoS ONE 7;(3): e33794.(2012)
  • 184. Zabaneh R, Smith LM, LaGasse LL, Derauf C, Newman E, Shah R, Arria A, Huestis M, Haning W, Strauss A, Della Grotta S, Dansereau LM, Lin H, Neal C, Lester BM. (2012) The Effects of Prenatal Methamphetamine Exposure on Childhood Growth Patterns from Birth to 3 Years of Age. Am. J. of Perinatol., 29;(3):203-10. PMID:21818727.(2012)
  • 185. Levine TP, Sheinkopf SJ, Pescosolido M, Rodino A, Elia G, Lester B. Physiologic Arousal to Social Stress in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Pilot Study. Res. Autism Spectr. Disord. 2012, 6;(1):177-183. PMID: 22081773.(2012)
  • 188. LaGasse L, Derauf C, Smith LM, Newman E, Shah R, Neal C, Arria A, Huestis M, Della Grotta S, Lin H, Dansereau L, Lester B. (2012) Prenatal Methamphetamine Exposure and Childhood Behavior Problems at Ages 3 and 5. Pediatrics 7;(4):681-688.(2012)
  • 191. Sullivan, M.C., Miller, R.J., Andreozzi-Fontaine, L., & Lester, B. (2012). Refining Neurobehavioral Assessment of the High-Risk Infant Using the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale. Journal of Obstetrical, Gynecological, and Neonatal Nursing, 41;(1):17-23.(2012)
  • 190. Levine TP, Sheinkopf SJ, Pescosolido M, Rodino A, Elia G, Lester B. (2012) Physiologic Arousal to Social Stress in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Pilot Study. Res Autism Spectr Disord. Winter;6(1):177-183.(2012)
  • 194. Derauf C, LaGasse LL, Smith LM, Newman E, Shah R, Neal C, Arria A, Huestis MA, Della Grotta S, Dansereau, LM, Lin, H, Lester, BM. (2012) Prenatal Methamphetamine Exposure and Inhibitory Control among Young School-Age Children. J. Peds. 161:452-9.(2012)
  • 193. Smith LM, Paz MS, LaGasse LL, Derauf C, Grant P, Shah R, Arria AM, Huestis MA, Haning, W, Strauss A, DellaGrotta S, Dansereau L and Lester BM. (2012) Maternal Depression and Prenatal Exposure to Methamphetamine: Neurodevelopmental Findings from the Infant Development, Environment, and Lifestyle (IDEAL) study. Depression and Anxiety Journal, 29;(6):515-22.(2012)
  • 198. Bromer, C, Marsit, CJ, Armstrong, DA, Padbury, JF, & Lester, BM. (2012) Genetic and Epigenetic Variation of the Glucocorticoid Receptor (NR3C1) in Placenta and Infant Neurobehavior. Develop. Psychobiol., doi:10.1002/dev.21061. [Epub ahead of print], PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3458180.(2012)
  • 197. Lester, B, Lin, H, DeGarmo, D, Fisher, PA, LaGasse, LL, Levine, P, Shankaran, S, Bada, HS, Bauer, CR, Hammond, JA, Whitaker, TM, Higgins, RD. (2012) Neurobehavioral disinhibition predicts initiation of substance use in children with prenatal cocaine exposure. Drug and Alcohol Depend., 126;(1-2):80-86.(2012)
  • 196. Bagner, DM, Graziano, PA, Jaccard, J, Sheinkopf, SJ, Vohr, BR, & Lester, BM. (2012) An initial investigation of baseline respiratory sinus arrhythmia as a moderator of treatment outcome for young children born premature with externalizing behavior problems. Behavior Therapy, 43;652-665.(2012)
  • 204. Twomey JE, High P, Lester BM. (2012) Colic: What's maternal mental health got to do with it? Infant Mental Health Journal, 33;(5):543-552.(2012)
  • 203. Graziano PA, Bagner DM, Sheinkopf SJ, Vohr BR, Lester BM. (2012) Evidence-based intervention for young children born premature: Preliminary evidence for associated changes in physiological regulation. Infant Behav Dev. 2012 Jun;35(3):417-28. PMCID: PMC3409342.(2012)
  • 202. Wu M, LaGasse LL, Wouldes T, Arria A, Wilcox T, Derauf C, Newman E, Shah R, Smith LM, Neal C, Huestis MA, DellaGrotta S, Lester B. (2012) Predictors of Inadequate Prenatal Care in Methamphetamine-Using Mothers in New Zealand and the United States. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 17(3):566-75.(2012)
  • 201. Lester BM, Marsit CJ, Conradt E, Bromer C, & Padbury JF. (2012). Behavioral epigenetics and the developmental origins of child mental health disorders. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 3;(6):395-408.(2012)
  • 200. Woulds TA, LaGasse LL, Derauf C, Newman E, Shah R, Smith LM, Arria AM, Huestis MA, DellaGrotta S, Wilcox T, Neal Jr. CR, Lester BM. (2012) Co-morbidity of substance use disorder and psychopathology in women who use methamphetamine during pregnancy in the US and New Zealand. Drug Alcohol Depend., 127;(1-3):101-7. PubMed PMCID: PMC3498544.(2012)
  • 207. Shah R, Diaz SD, Marria A, LaGasse LL, Derauf C, Newman E, Smith LM, Huestis M, Haning W, Strauss A, DellaGrotta S, Dansereau LM, Roberts MB, Neal C, Lester BM. (2012) Prenatal methamphetamine exposure and short-term maternal and infant medical outcomes. Am. J. Perinatol., 29:391-400. PubMed PMID: 22399214.(2012)
  • 206. Sheinkopf SJ, Iverson JM, Rinaldi ML, & Lester BM. (2012) Atypical Cry Acoustics in 6-Month-Old Infants at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Research. 5;(5):331-339. PubMed PMID: 22890558.(2012)
  • 210. Coyle MG, Salisbury AL, Lester BM, Jones HE, Lin H, Graf-Rohrmeister K, Fisher G. (2012) Neonatal neurobehavior effects following buprenorphine versus methadone exposure. Addiction, 107;Suppl. 1:63-73.(2012)
  • 209. Bada HS, Bann CM, Whitaker TM, Bauer CR, Shankaran S, LaGasse L, Lester BM, Hammond J, Higgins R. (2012). Protective factors can mitigate behavior problems after prenatal cocaine and other drug exposures. Pediatrics, 103;(6):e1479-88.(2012)
  • 181. Bigsby R, LaGasse LL, Lester BM, Shankaran S, Bada HS, Bauer CR, Liu J. (2011) Prenatal Cocaine Exposure and Motor Performance at 4 Months. American Journal of Occupational Therapy,65;(5):e60-e68. doi:10.5014/ajot.2100.001263.(2011)
  • 177. Liu, J, Cohen, RA, Gongvatana, A, Sheinkopf, SJ, Lester, BM. The impact of prenatal exposure to cocaine and tobacco on diffusion tensor imaging and sensation seeking in adolescents. J. Pediatr., 2011;159:771-775.(2011)
  • 174. Bauer CR, Lambert BL, Bann, CM, Lester BM, Shankaran S, Bada. HS, Whitaker TM, LaGasse LL, Hammond J, Higgins, RD. Long-Term Impact of Maternal Substance Use During Pregnancy and Extrauterine Environmental Adversity: Stress Hormone Levels of Preadolescent Children. Pediatric Research, 2011, 70;(2):213-219.(2011)
  • 170. Ponder K, Salisbury A, McGonnigal BG, Laliberte A, Lester BM, Padbury JF. (2011). Maternal depression and anxiety are associated with altered gene expression in the human placenta without modification by antidepressant use: Implications for fetal programming. Dev. Psychobiol., 53;(7):711-723.(2011)
  • 167. Bard KA, Brent L, Lester B, Worobey J, Suomi SJ. Neurobehavioural Integrity of Chimpanzee Newborns: Comparisons Across Groups and Across Species Reveal Gene-Environment Interaction Effects. Inf. Child Dev. 2011;20:47-93.(2011)
  • 165. Bada H, Bann C, Bauer C, Shankaran S, Lester B, LaGasse L, Hammond J, Whitaker T, Das A, Tan S, Higgins R. Preadolescent behavior problems after prenatal cocaine exposure: Relationship between teacher and caregiver ratings (Maternal Lifestyle Study). Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 2011; 33:(1): 78-87.(2011)
  • 166. LaGasse LL, Wouldes T, Newman, E, Smith LM, Shah RZ, Derauf C, Huestis MA, Arria AM, DellaGrotta S, Wilcox T, Lester B M. Prenatal methamphetamine exposure and neonatal neurobehavioral outcome in the USA and New Zealand. Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 2011;(33):166-175.(2011)
  • 169. Smith LM, LaGasse LL, Derauf C, Newman E, Shah R , Arria, A, Huestis M, Della Grotta S, Dansereau LM, Lin, H, Lester BM. Motor and Cognitive Outcomes Through Three Years of Age In Children Exposed To Prenatal Methamphetamine. Neurotoxicology & Teratology. 2011;(33):176-184.(2011)
  • 168. Lester BM, Miller RJ, Hawes K, Salisbury A, Bigsby R, Sullivan MC, Padbury JF. Infant Neurobehavioral Development. Seminars in Perinatology, 2011;35(1):8-19(2011)
  • 172. Fisher PA, Lester BM, DeGarmo DS, LaGasse LL, Lin H, Shankaran S, Bada HS, Bauer CR, Hammond J, Whitaker T, Higgins, R. (2011). The combined effects of prenatal drug exposure and(2011)
  • 171. Whitaker TM, Bada HS, Bann CM, Shankaran S, LaGasse LL, Lester BM, Bauer CR, Hammond J, Higgins R. (2011) Serial Pediatric Symptom Checklist Screening in Children with Prenatal Drug Exposure. J. Dev. Behav. Pediatr., 32;(3): 206-15.(2011)
  • 173. LaGasse, L., Gaskins, R., Shankaran, S., Bada, H.S., Liu, J., Lester, B., Bauer, C., Higgins, R.D., Das, A. (2011) Predictors of overweight at 9 years among cocaine-exposed children. Neurotoxicology & Teratology, 33:188-197.(2011)
  • 176. McFarland, J.B., Salisbury, A.L., Battle, C.L., Hawes, K., Halloran, K. and Lester, B. Major depressive disorder during pregnancy and emotional attachment to the fetus. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 2011, 14;(5):425-434.(2011)
  • 175. Liu J., Lester BM. Reconceptualizing in a dual-system model the effects of prenatal cocaine exposure on adolescent development: a short review. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 2011, 29;8:803-09.(2011)
  • 180. Shankaran S, Bann CM, Das A, Lester BM, Bada HS, Bauer CR, LaGasse LL, Higgins RD. Risk for Obesity in Adolescence starts in Early Childhood. J Perinatology, 2011;31:711-16.(2011)
  • 178. Salisbury A, Wisner K, Lester B, Battle C, Stroud L, Pearlstein T. Newborn neurobehavioral patterns are differentially related to prenatal maternal Major Depressive Disorder and Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor treatment. Depression and Anxiety, 2011, 28;(11):1008-19.(2011)
  • 179. Lester, BM, Tronick, E, Nestler, E, Abel, T, Kosofsky, B, Kuzawa, CW, Marsit, CJ, Maze, I, Meaney, MJ, Monteggia, LM, Reul, JMHM, Skuse, DH, Sweatt, JD, Wood, MA. Behavioral epigenetics. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci., 2011;1226:14-33.(2011)
  • 183. Derauf C, LaGasse L, Smith L, Newman E, Shah R, Arria A, Heustis M, Haning W, Strauss A, Della Grotta S, Dansereau L, Lin H, Lester B. (2011). Infant Temperament and High Risk Parenting Relate to Behavior Problems and Language in Toddlers. J. Dev. Beh. Ped., 32;(2):125-35. PMCID:PMC3095893.(2011)
  • 182. Twomey JE, Caldwell D, Soave R, Fontaine LA, Lester BM. (2011). A care coordination program for substance-exposed newborns. Child Welfare. 2011;90(5):115-33. PubMed PMID: 22533057.(2011)
  • 186. Marsit CJ, Lambertini L, Maccani M, Koestler DC, Houseman EA, Padbury JF, Lester BM, Chen, J. (2011). Placenta Imprinted Gene Expression Association of Infant Neurobehavior. The Journal of Pediatrics, 160;(5):854-860.(2011)
  • 162. Tassiopoulos K, Read JS, Brogly S, Rich K, Lester B, Spector SA, Yogev R, Seage III GR. (2010). Substance Use in HIV-Infected Women During Pregnancy: Self-Report Versus Meconium Analysis. AIDS and Behavior, 14;(6):1269-78.(2010)
  • 159. Riesen G, Stone KC, Miller-Loncar CL, LaGasse LL, Lester BM. (2010). Nighttime sleep duration and daytime sleepiness predict napping in at-risk adolescents. Sleep, 33, A319.(2010)
  • 155. Twomey JE, Caldwell D, Soave R, Andreozzi L, & Lester B M. (2010). Vulnerable Infants Program of Rhode Island: Promoting permanency for substance-exposed infants. Child Welfare, 89, 121-142.(2010)
  • 152. Bagner DM, Sheinkopf SJ, Vohr BR, Lester BM. 2010. Parenting Intervention for Externalizing Behavior Problems in Children Born Premature. J. Dev. Behav. Pediatr., 31;(3):209-216.(2010)
  • 150. Matook SA, Sullivan MC, Salisbury A, Miller RJ, Lester BM. Variation of NICU Sound by Location and Time of Day. Neonatal Network. 2010, 29; (2): 87-95.(2010)
  • 147. Liu, J, Bann, C, Lester, B, Tronick, E, Das, A, LaGasse, L, Bauer, C, Shankaran, S, Bada, H. Neonatal Neurobehavior predicts Medical and Behavioral Outcome, Pediatrics, 2010, 125; (1):e90-8.(2010)
  • 149. Stephens, BE, Liu, J, Lester BM, LaGasse, LL, Shankaran, S Bada, H, Bauer, C, Das, A, Higgins, R. Neurobehavioral Assessment Predicts Motor Outcome in Preterm Infants. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2010 Mar;156(3):366-71.(2010)
  • 151. Shankaran S, Bann C, Bauer C, Lester B, Bada H, Das A, Tan S, Higgins R, Poole, K, LaGasse L, Hammond J. 2010 Prenatal Cocaine Exposure and BMI and Blood Pressure at 9 Years of Age. Journal of Hypertension, Vol. 28;(6):1166-1175.(2010)
  • 154. Gaskins RB, Lagasse LL, Liu J, Shankaran S, Lester BM, Bada HS, Bauer CR, Das A, Higgins RD, Roberts M. Small for Gestational Age and Higher Birth Weight Predict Childhood Obesity in Preterm Infants. 2010, 27;9:721-730.(2010)
  • 153. Lester, BM. and Lagasse, LL. 2010. Children of Addicted Women. In Women, Children and Addiction; Supplement to the Journal of Addictive Diseases, 29;(2):259-276.(2010)
  • 156. Della Grotta S, Lagasse LL, Arria AM, Derauf C, Grant P, Smith LM, Shah R, Huestis M, Liu J, Lester BM. (2010) Patterns of Methamphetamine Use During Pregnancy: Results from the(2010)
  • 158. Stone KC, LaGasse LL, Lester BM, Shankaran S, Bada HS, Bauer CR. (2010). Sleep problems in children with prenatal substance exposure: The Maternal Lifestyle Study. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 164, 452-456.(2010)
  • 157. Lester BM, LaGasse LL, Shankaran S, Bada H, Bauer C, Lin R, Das A, Higgins R. (2010) Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Related to Cortisol Stress Reactivity in 11 Year Old Children. Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 157;(2):288-295.(2010)
  • 161. McCann KJ, Twomey JE, Caldwell D, Soave R, Andreozzi Fontaine L, Lester BM. Services used by perinatal substance-users with child welfare involvement: a descriptive study Harm Reduction Journal 2010, 7;(19):1-7.(2010)
  • 160. Bagner, D. M., Sheinkopf, S. J., Vohr, B. R., & Lester, B. M. (2010). Cortisol reactivity and behavior problems in preschool children born premature. Developmental Psychobiology, 52;574-582.(2010)
  • 163. Gray, T, Smith, L, Derauf, C, Grant, P, Shah, R, Haning, W, Strauss, A, Lester, B, Huestis, M. New meconium biomarkers of prenatal methamphetamine exposure increase identification of affected neonates. Clinical Chemistry 2010;56:856-860.(2010)
  • 164. Twomey, JE, Miller-Loncar, C, Hinckley, M. & Lester, B. M. (2010). After family treatment drug court: Maternal, infant and permanency outcomes. Child Welfare, 89, 23-41.(2010)
  • 144. Bagner, DM, Sheinkopf, SJ, Miller-Loncar, C, LaGasse, LL, Lester, BM, Liu, J, Bauer, CR, Shankaran, S, Bada, H, & Das, A. The effect of parenting stress on child behavior problems in high-risk children with prenatal drug exposure. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2009; 40: 73-84.(2009)
  • 142. Stone, K. C., High, P. C., Miller-Loncar, C. L., LaGasse, L. L., & Lester, B. M. (2009). Longitudinal study of maternal report of sleep problems in children with prenatal exposure to cocaine and other drugs. Behavioral Sleep Medicine. 7(4): 208-209(2009)
  • 138. Elofson, J.E., Stone, K. C., Hooks, M. C., Hinckley, M. H., Miller-Loncar, C. L., LaGasse, L. L., Lester, B. M. (2009). Parenting effects on sleep patterns of at-risk adolescents. Sleep, 32, A109.(2009)
  • 136. Sheinkopf, S. J., Lester, B. M., Sanes, J. N., Eliassen, J. C., Hutchison, E., Seifer, R., LaGasse, L., Durston, S., & Casey, B. J. (2009) Functional MRI and Response Inhibition in Children Exposed to Cocaine In Utero: Preliminary Findings. Developmental Neuroscience, 31;(1-2):159-166.(2009)
  • 133. Gray TR, Kelly T, LaGasse LL, Smith LM, Derauf C, Grant P, Shah R, Arria A, Della Grotta S, Strauss A, Hanning W, Lester BM, Huestis MA. Identification of Prenatal Amphetamines Exposure by Maternal Interview and Meconium Toxicology in the Infant Development, Environment and Lifestyle (IDEAL) Study. Ther. Drug Monit. 2009; 31 (6): 769-775.(2009)
  • 131. Stroud, LR, Paster, RL, Papandonatos, GD, Niara, R, Salsibury, AL, Battle, C, LaGasse, L, Lester, B. (2009) Maternal Smoking during Pregnancy and Newborn neurobehavior: Effects at 10 to 27 Days. J Pediatr.;154:10-16.(2009)
  • 132. Gray TR, Kelly T, LaGasse LL, Smith LM, Derauf C, Haning W, Grant P, Shah R, Arria A, Strauss A, Lester BM, Huestis MA. Novel biomarkers of prenatal methamphetamine exposure in human meconium. Ther. Drug Monit. 2009; 31 (1):70-5.(2009)
  • 135. Lester, BM, Padbury, JF. The Third Pathophysiology of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure.(2009), Special Issue of Developmental Neuroscience, 31;(1-2):23-35.(2009)
  • 134. Derauf, C, Kekatpure, M Neyzi, Nurunisa, Lester, B, Kosofsky, B. (2009) Neuroimaging of children following prenatal drug exposure. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 20;4:441-454.(2009)
  • 137. Stone, K. C., Hinckley, M. H., Hooks, M. C., Miller-Loncar, C. L., LaGasse, L. L., Lester, B. M. (2009). Body mass index predicts sleep problems and daytime impairment in at-risk adolescents. Sleep, 32, A107.(2009)
  • 139. Paz, M. S., Smith, L.M., LaGasse, L.L., Derauf, C., Grant, P., Shah, R., Arria, A., Huestis, M., Haning W., Strauss, A., DellaGrotta, S., Fallone, M., Liu, J., Lester, B.M. Maternal depression and neurobehavior in newborns prenatally exposed to methamphetamine. Neurotoxicology and Teratology 2009;31:177-182.(2009)
  • 141. Salisbury, A.L., Ponder, K.L., Padbury, J.F. and Lester, B.M. Fetal Effects of Psychoactive Drugs. Clinics in Perinatology, 2009, 36(3):595-619.(2009)
  • Development, Environment, and Lifestyle (IDEAL) Study. Matern Child Health J. 2009, 14;(4):519-527.(2009)
  • 143. Bagner, D.M., Sheinkopf, S. J., Miller-Loncar, C. L., Vohr, B. R., Hinckley, M., Eyberg, S. M., Lester, B. M. Parent-child interaction therapy for children born premature: A case study and illustration of vagal tone as a physiological measure of treatment outcome. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 2009; 16 (4):468-477(2009)
  • 146. Lester, B. M., Bagner, D. M., Liu, J., LaGasse, L. L., Seifer, R., Bauer, C. R., Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Higgins, R. D., & Das, A. Infant neurobehavioral dysregulation: behavior problems in children with prenatal substance exposure. Pediatrics, 2009; 124 (5): 1355-1362.(2009)
  • 145. LaGasse, LL, Smith, L, Derauf, C, Grant, P, Shah, RZ, Arria, A, DellaGrotta, S, Strauss, A, Lester, BM. Identification of Prenatal Amphetamines Exposure by Maternal Interview and Meconium Toxicology in the Infant Development, Environment, and Lifestyle Study. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, 2009; (6):769-775.(2009)
  • 148. Yolton K, Khoury J, Xu Y, Succop P, Lanphear B, Bernert JY, Lester, B. 2009. Low-level prenatal exposure to nicotine and infant neurobehavior. Neurotoxicology & Teratology; 31(6): 356-63.(2009)
  • 128. Levine T, Liu J, Das A, Lester B, Lagasse L, Shankaran S, Bada H, Bauer C, Higgins R. Effects of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure on Special Education in School Age Children. Pediatrics 122 (1): e83-e91, 2008.(2008)
  • 126. Boukydis, C., Lester, B. Mother-infant consultation during drug treatment: research and innovative clinical practice. Harm Reduction Journal, 2008, 5; (6):1-8.(2008)
  • 125. Smith, L.M., LaGasse, L.L., Derauf, C., Grant, P., Shah, R., Arria, A., Huestis, M., Haning W., Strauss, A., DellaGrotta, S., Fallone, M., Liu, J., Lester, B.M. Prenatal methamphetamine use and neonatal neurobehavioral outcome. Neurotoxicology and Teratology 2008;30:20-28.(2008)
  • 127. Bada, HS, Langer, J., Twomey, J., Bursi, C., LaGasse, L., Bauer, C., Shankaran, S., Lester, BM., Higgins, R., Maza, P. Importance of Stability of Early Living Arrangements on behavior Outcomes of Children With and Without Prenatal Drug Exposure. J Dev. Behav. Pediatr. 2008; 29:(3);173-182.(2008)
  • 130. Sullivan, MC, McGrath, MM, Hawes, MS, Lester, BM. (2008) Growth Trajectories of Preterm Infants: Birth to 12 Years. J. Pediatr. Health Care;22:83-93.(2008)
  • 129. Lester, BM, Twomey, JE. (2008) Treatment of substance abuse during pregnancy. Future Medicine, 4; (1): 67-77.(2008)
  • 122. Salisbury, A.L., Lester, B.M., Seifer, R., LaGasse, L., Bauer, C., Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Wright, L., Liu, J., and Poole, K. Prenatal cocaine use and maternal depression: Effects on infant neurobehavior, Neurotoxicology and Teratology; 29(3):331-340 2007.(2007)
  • 120. Bada, H.S., Das, A., Bauer, C.R., Shankaran, S., Lester, B., LaGasse, L., Hammond, J., Wright, L.L., Higgins, R. Impact of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure on Child Behavior Problems Through School Age. Pediatrics 2007;119(2):348-359.(2007)
  • 121. Sheinkopf, S. J., LaGasse, L. L., Lester, B. M., Liu, J., Seifer, R., Bauer , C. R., Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Das, A. Vagal tone as a resilience factor in children with prenatal cocaine exposure. Development and Psychopathology 2007;19:649-673.(2007)
  • 123. Derauf, C., LaGasse, L.L., Smith, L.M., Grant, P., Shah, R., Arria, A., Huestis, M., Haning, W., Strauss, A., DellaGrotta, S., Liu, J., Lester, B. Demographic and Psychosocial characteristics of mothers using methamphetamine during pregnancy: Preliminary results of the Infant Development, Environment, and Lifestyle Study. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 2007;33:281-189.(2007)
  • 124. Shankaran, S., Lester, B.M., Das, A., Bauer, C.R. Bada, H.S., LaGasse, L., Higgins, R., Impact of maternal substance use during pregnancy on childhood outcome. Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 2007;12(2):143-150.(2007)
  • 117. Smith, L.M., LaGasse, L.L., Derauf, C., Grant, P., Shah, R., Arria, A., Huestis, M., Haning W., Strauss, A., DellaGrotta, S., Fallone, M., Liu, J., Lester, B.M. The Infant Development, Environment, and Lifestyle Study: effects of prenatal methamphetamine exposure, polydrug exposure, and poverty on intrauterine growth. Pediatrics 2006;118(3):1149-1156(2006)
  • 115. Shankaran, S., Das, A., Bauer, C., Bada, H., Lester, B., Smith, L., Higgins, R., Poole, K. Fetal Origin of Childhood Disease: Intra-uterine Growth Restriction in Term Infants and Risk for Hypertension at 6 years of age. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 2006, 160;(9)977-981.(2006)
  • 114. Sheinkopf, S.J., Lester, B.M., LaGasse, L., Seifer, R., Bauer, C.R., Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Poole, K., Wright, L., Smeriglio, V. Interactions between maternal characteristics and neonatal behavior in the prediction of parenting stress and perception of infant temperament. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 2006, 31;(1):27-40.(2006)
  • 116. LaGasse, L.L. Hammond, J., Liu, L., Lester, B.M., Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Bauer, C., Higgins, R., Das, A. Violence and Delinquency, Early Onset Drug use, and Psychopathology in Drug Exposed Youth at 11 Years. Annals of The New York Academy of Sciences, 2006; vol. 1094, p. 313-318.(2006)
  • 119. Moore, J., LaGasse, L., Liu, J., High, P., Lester B., Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Bauer, C., Higgins, R., Das A. Risk Factors for failure-to-thrive (FTT) in cocaine-exposed infants. PAS 2006;59:3571.313(2006)
  • 118. Arria, A.; Derauf, C.; LaGasse, L.; Grant, P.; Shah, R.; Smith, L.; Haning , H.; Huestis, M.; Strauss, A.; DellaGrotta, S.; Liu, J.; and Lester, B. Methamphetamine and other substance use during pregnancy: Preliminary estimates from the Infant Development, Environment, and Lifestyle (IDEAL) Study. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 2006;10(3):293-302.(2006)
  • 113. Bada, H.S., Das, A., Bauer, C.R., Shankaran, S., Lester, B.M., Gard, C.C., Wright, L.L., LaGasse, L.L., Higgins, R. Low birth weight and preterm births: Etiologic Fraction Attibutable to Prenatal Drug Exposure. J. Perinatol. 2005, Oct;25(10):631-637.(2005)
  • methadone in the treatment of pregnant opioid-dependent patients: effects o the neonatal abstinence syndrome. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 79: 1-10, 2005.(2005)
  • 108. Salisbury, A., Duncan-Fallone, M., & Lester, B.M. Neurobehavioral Assessment From Fetus To Infant: The NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale and The Fetal Neurobehavior Coding Scale. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 11: 14-20, 2005.(2005)
  • 106.Miller-Loncar, C., Lester, B.M., Seifer, R., LaGasse, L.L., Bauer, C.R., Shankaran, S., Bada, H.S., Wright, L.L., Smeriglio, V.L., Liu, J. Predictors of motor development in children prenatally exposed to cocaine. Neurotoxicoloy and Teratology, 27;(2):213-220, 2005.(2005)
  • 105.Maxted, A.E., Dickstein, S., Miller-Loncar, C., High, P., Spritz, B., Liu, J., Lester, B.M. Infant colic and maternal depression. Infant Mental Health Journal, 26(1);56-68: 2005.(2005)
  • 104. Coyle, M.G., Ferguson, A., LaGasse, L., Liu, J., Lester, B. Neurobehavioral effects of treatment for opiate withdrawal. Arch. Dis. Child, Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2005; 90 (1): F73-F74.(2005)
  • 107. Twomey, J., Soave, R., Gil, L., Lester, B.M. Permanency Planning and Social Service Systems: A Comparison of Two Families With Prenatally Substance Exposed Infants. Infant Mental Health Journal, 26, (3); 20-267, 2005(2005)
  • 109. LaGasse, L., Neal, A. R., & Lester, B.M. Assessment of Infant Cry: Acoustic Cry Analysis and Parental Perception. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 11: 83-93, 2005.(2005)
  • 112. Tronick, E.Z., Messinger, D.S., Weinberg, M.K., Lester, B., LaGasse, L., Seifer, R., Bauer, C.R., Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Wright, L.L., Poole, K., Liu, J. Cocaine exposure is associated with subtle compromises of infants' and mothers' social-emotional behavior and dyadic features of their interaction in the face-to-face still-face paradigm. Dev. Psychol. Sept;41(5):711-22, 2005.(2005)
  • 111. Bauer, C.R. Langer, J.C., Shankaran, S., Bada, H.S., Lester, B., Wright, L.L., Krause-Steinrauf, H., Smeriglio, B.L., Finnegan, L.P., Maza, P.L., Verter, J. Acute neonatal effects of cocaine exposure during pregnancy; Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine; 159:824-834, 2005.(2005)
  • 103.Miller-Loncar, C., Bigsby, R., High, P., Wallach, M., Lester, B. Infant colic and feeding difficulties. Arch. Dis. Child. Vol. 89;908-912:2004.(2004)
  • 101. DeSantis, A., Coster, W., Bigsby, R., Lester, B. Colic and Fussing in Infancy and Sensory Processing at 3-8 Years of Age. Infant Mental Health Journal,2004, 25;(6): 522-539.(2004)
  • 99. Messinger, D.S., Bauer, C.R., Das, A., Seifer, R., Lester, B.M., LaGasse, L.L., Wright, L.L., Shankaran, S., Bada, H.S., Smeriglio, V.L., Langer, J.C., Poole, W.K. The Maternal Lifestyle (MLS): Cognitive, motor, and behavioral outcomes of cocaine exposed and opiate exposed infants through three years of age. Pediatrics 113 (6) 1677-1685, 2004.(2004)
  • 96. Lester, B.M., Andreozzi, L., Appiah, L. Substance Use During Pregnancy: Time For Policy To Catch up With Research. Harm Reduction Journal, 2004 Apr 20;1(5):1-44.(2004)
  • 94. Tronick EZ, Olson K, Rosenberg R, Bohne L, Lu J, Lester BM. Normative neurobehavioral performance of healthy infants on the Neonatal Intensive Care. Unit Network Neurobehavioral Scale. Pediatrics. 2004 Mar;113(3 Pt 2):676-8.PubMed PMID: 14993526.(2004)
  • 92. Lester, B.M., Tronick, E.Z. (eds.) The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS). Pediatrics (Supplement 113, part 2 of 2):(3), pgs.631-699, 2004.(2004)
  • 93. Boukydis CF, Bigsby R, Lester BM. Clinical use of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Network Neurobehavioral Scale. Pediatrics. 2004 Mar;113(3 Pt 2):679-89.PubMed PMID: 14993527.(2004)
  • 95. Lester BM, Tronick EZ, LaGasse L, Seifer R, Bauer CR, Shankaran S, Bada HS, Wright LL, Smeriglio VL, Lu J. Summary statistics of neonatal intensive care unit network neurobehavioral scale scores from the maternal lifestyle study: a quasinormative sample. Pediatrics. 2004 Mar;113(3 Pt 2):668-75. PubMed PMID:14993525.(2004)
  • 97. Arria, A.M.; Derauf, C.; LaGasse, L.; Grant, P.; Shah, R.; Smith, L.; Haning, W.; Huestis, M.; Strauss, A.; DellaGrotta, S.; Liu, J.; and Lester, B. Alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use during pregnancy: Preliminary results from the Infant Development, Environment, and Lifestyle Study (IDEAL). Pediatric Research 55;(4): Part 2, 168A, 2004.(2004)
  • Association Between Patterns of Maternal Substance Use and Infant Birth Weight, Length, and Head Circumference. Pediatrics 114; (2) 226-234.Aug.2004.(2004)
  • 100. Seifer, R., LaGasse, L.L., Lester, B.M., Bauer, C.R., Shankaran, S., Bada, H.S., Wright, L.L., Smeriglio, V.L., Liu, J. Attachment status in children prenatally exposed to cocaine and other substances. Child Development, 75; (3): 850-868, 2004.(2004)
  • 102. Wouldes, T., LaGasse, L., Sheridan, J., Lester, B. Maternal Methamphetamine Use During Pregnancy and Child Outcome: What Do We Know? N Z Med J. Nov 26;117(1206):U1180, 2004.(2004)
  • 91. LaGasse, L.L., Messinger, D., Lester, B.M., Seifer, R., Tronick, E.Z., Bauer, C.R., Shankaran, S., Bada, H.S., Wright, L.L., Smeriglio, V.L., Finnegan, L.P., Maza, P.L., Liu, J. Prenatal drug exposure and maternal and infant feeding behavior. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 88, F391-F399, 2003.(2003)
  • 89. Law, K.L., Stroud, L.R., LaGasse, L.L., Niaura, R., Liu, J., Lester, B.M. Smoking during pregnancy and newborn neurobehavior. Pediatrics, 111(6), 1318-1323, 2003.(2003)
  • 87. Keren, M., Feldman, R., Eidelman, A.I., Sirota, L., Lester, B. Clinical interview for high-risk parents of premature infants (CLIP) as a predictor of early disruptions in the mother-infant relationship at the nursery. Infant Mental Health Journal, 24(2), 93-110, 2003.(2003)
  • 85. Lester, B.M., LaGasse, L.L., Seifer, R., Tronick, E.Z., Bauer, C.R., Shankaran, S., Bada, H.S., Wright, L.L., Smeriglio, V.L., Liu, J., Finnegan, L.P., Maza, P.L. The Maternal Lifestyle Study (MLS): Effects of prenatal cocaine and/or opiate exposure on auditory brain response at one month. Journal of Pediatrics, 142(3), 279-285, 2003.(2003)
  • 86. Salisbury, A., Law, K., LaGasse, L., Lester, B. Maternal-Fetal Attachment. JAMA, 289(13), 1701, 2003.(2003)
  • 88. Roy Grenier, I., Bigsby, R., Vergara, E.R., Lester, B.M. Comparison of motor behaviors of preterm infants across positions. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57, 289-297, 2003.(2003)
  • 90. Shankaran, S., Bauer, C.R., Bada, H.S., Lester, B., Wright, L.L., Das, A. Health-care utilization among mothers and infants following cocaine exposure. Journal of Perinatology, 23, 361-367, 2003.(2003)
  • 83. Bada, H.S., Bauer, C.R., Shankaran, S., Lester, B., Wright, L.L., Das, A., Poole, K., Smeriglio, V.L., Finnegan, L.P., Maza, P.L. Central and autonomic system signs with in-utero drug exposure. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 87, F106-F112, 2002.(2002)
  • 81. Coyle, M.G., Ferguson, A., Lagasse, L.L., Oh, W., Lester, B.M. Diluted tincture of opium (DTO) and Phenobarbital vs. DTO alone for the treatment of neonatal opiate withdrawal. Journal of Pediatrics, 140(5), 561-564, 2002.(2002)
  • 79. Andreozzi, L., Flanagan, P., Seifer, R., Brunner, S., & Lester, B. Attachment classifications among 18-month-old children of adolescent mothers. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 156, 20-26, 2002.(2002)
  • 80. Bauer, C.R., Shankaran, S., Bada, H.S., Lester, B.M., Wright, L.L., Krause-Steinrauf, H., Smeriglio, V.L., Finnegan, L.P., Maza, P.L., & Verter, J. The Maternal Lifestyle Study (MLS): Drug exposure during pregnancy and short-term maternal outcomes. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 186(3), 487-495, 2002.(2002)
  • 82. Bada, H.S., Das, A., Bauer, C.R., Shankaran, S., Lester, B., Wright, L.L., Verter, J., Smeriglio, V.L., Finnegan, L.P., Maza, P.L. Gestational cocaine exposure and intrauterine growth: Maternal Lifestyle Study. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 100(5), 916-924, 2002.(2002)
  • 84. Lester, B.M., Tronick, E.Z., LaGasse, L.L., Seifer, R., Bauer, C.R., Shankaran, S., Bada, H.S., Wright, L.L., Smeriglio, V.L., Liu, J., Finnegan, L.P., Maza, P.L. The Maternal Lifestyle Study: Effects of substance exposure during pregnancy on neurodevelopmental outcome in 1-month-old infants. Pediatrics, 110(6), 1182-1192, 2002.(2002)
  • 77. Johnson, R.E., Jones, H.E., Jasinski, D.R., Svikis, D.S., Haug, N., Jansson, L., Kissin, W.B., Alpan, G., Lantz, M.E., Cone, E.J., Golden, A.S., Huggins, G.R., & Lester, B.M. Buprenorphine treatment of pregnant opioid-dependent women: Maternal and neonatal outcomes. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 63, 97-103, 2001.(2001)
  • Study: Drug use by meconium toxicology and maternal self-report. Pediatrics, 107(2), 309-17, 2001.(2001)
  • 78. Allister, L., Lester, B.M., Carr, S. & Liu, J. The effects of maternal depression on fetal heart rate response to vibroacoustic stimulation. Developmental Neuropsychology, 20(3), 639-651, 2001.(2001)
  • 75. McGrath, M.M., Sullivan, M.C., Lester, B.M., & Oh, W. Longitudinal neurological follow-up in NICU survivors with various neonatal morbidities. Pediatrics, 106 (6), 1397-1405, 2000.(2000)
  • 74. Lester, B.M. Prenatal cocaine exposure and child outcome: A model for the study of the infant at risk. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 37(3), 223-235, 2000.(2000)
  • 72. Lester, B.M. To covary or not to covary: What is the question? Journal of Drug Issues, 29(2), 263-268, 1999.(1999)
  • 73. Elsohly, M.A., Stanford, D.F., Murphy, T.P., Lester, B.M., Wright, L.L., Smeriglio, V.L., Verter, J., Bauer, C.R., Shankaran, S., Bada, H.S., & Walls, H.C. Immunoassay and GC-MS procedures for the Analysis of drugs of abuse in meconium. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 23, 436-445, 1999.(1999)
  • 70. Boukydis, C.F.Z. & Lester, B.M. Infant crying, risk status and social support in families of preterm and term infants. Early Development and Parenting, 7, 31-39, 1998.(1998)
  • 68. Msall, M.E., Bier, J., LaGasse, L., Tremont, M., & Lester, B.M. The vulnerable preschool child: The impact of biomedical and social risk on neurodevelopmental function. Seminars in Pediatric Neurology, 5(1), 52-61, 1998.(1998)
  • 67. Lester, B.M., LaGasse, L.L., & Bigsby, R. Prenatal cocaine exposure and child development: What do we know and what do we do? Seminars in Speech and Language, 19(2), 123-146, 1998.(1998)
  • 66. Meyer, E.C., Lester, B.M., Boukydis, C.F.Z., & Bigsby, R. Family-based intervention with high-risk infants and their families. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 5(1), 49-69, 1998.(1998)
  • 69. Lester, B.M. The Maternal Lifestyles Study. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 846, 296-306, 1998.(1998)
  • 71. Lester, B.M., LaGasse, L.L., & Seifer, R. Cocaine exposure and children: The meaning of subtle effects. Science, 282, 633-634, 1998.(1998)
  • 65. Lester, B.M., LaGasse, L., & Brunner, S. Data base of studies on prenatal cocaine exposure and child outcome. Journal of Drug Issues, 27(2), 487-499, 1997.(1997)
  • 63. Corwin, M.J., Lester, B.M., & Golub, H.L. The infant cry: What can it tell us? Current Problems in Pediatrics, 26, 325-334, 1996.(1996)
  • 62. Bigsby, R., Coster, W., Lester, B.M., & Peucker, M.R. Motor behavioral cues of term and preterm infants at 3 months. Infant Behavior and Development, 19, 295-307, 1996.(1996)
  • 60. Lester, B.M., Boukydis, C.F.Z., & LaGasse, L. Cardiorespiratory reactivity during the Brazelton Scale in term and preterm infants. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 21(6), 771-783, 1996.(1996)
  • 58. Lester, B.M., Freier, C., Boukydis, C.F.Z., Affleck, P., & Boris, N. Keeping mothers and their infants together. New York University Review of Law & Social Change, XXII, No. 2, 425-440, 1996.(1996)
  • 57. Lester, B.M. & Fueyo, M. Exposition prenatale a la cocaine: environnement parental et impact sur l'enfant. Psychiatrie, Recherche Et Intervention En Sante' Mentale De L'Enfant (P.R.I.S.M.E.), 6(1), 126-137, 1996.(1996)
  • 56. Nugent, J.K., Lester, B.M., Greene, S., & Dorit-Wieczorek-Deering. The effects of maternal alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking during pregnancy on acoustic cry analysis. Child Development, 67, 1806-1815, 1996.(1996)
  • 59. Ferguson, A., Bier, J.A.B., Cucca, J., Andreozzi, L., & Lester, B. The quality of sucking in infants with colic. Infant Mental Health Journal, 17(2), 161-169, 1996.(1996)
  • 61. Napiorkowski, B., Lester, B.M., Freier, C., Brunner, S., Dietz, L., Nadra, A., & Oh, W. Effects of in utero substance exposure on infant neurobehavior. Pediatrics, 98(1), 71-75, 1996.(1996)
  • 64. Garcia-Coll, C.T., Halpern, L., Seifer, R., Meyer, E.C., Kilis, E., Lester, B.M., Vohr, B.R., & Oh, W. Behavioral intervention and post-natal growth in full-term Intrauterine Growth Retarded (IUGR) infants. Journal of Early Human Development, 46, 105-116, 1996.(1996)
  • 55. Corwin, M.J., Lester, B.M., Sepkoski, C., Peucker, M., Kayne, H., & Golub, H.L. Newborn acoustical cry characteristics of infants subsequently dying of SIDS. Pediatrics, 96(1), 73-77, 1995.(1995)
  • 54. Lester, B.M., Boukydis, C.F.Z., Garcia-Coll, C.T., Peucker, M., McGrath, M.M., Vohr, B.R., Brem, F., & Oh, W. Developmental outcome as a function of the goodness of fit between the infant's cry characteristics and the mother's perception of her infant's cry. Pediatrics, 95(4), 516-521, 1995.(1995)
  • 53. Lester, B.M. & Meyer, E.C. Training program in psychosocial intervention for high-risk infants and their families. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 1(3), 217-230, 1994.(1994)
  • 52. Lester, B.M. & Peucker, M. Interface of behavior and physiological activity. Advances for Medicine, 13(3), 4-6, 1994.(1994)
  • 50. Meyer, E.C., Garcia-Coll, C.T., Lester, B.M., Boukydis, C.F.Z., McDonough, S.M., & Oh, W. Family based intervention improves maternal psychological well-being and feeding interaction of preterm infants. Pediatrics, 93(2), 241-246, 1994.(1994)
  • 49. Lester, B.M. & Tronick, E.Z. The effects of prenatal cocaine exposure and child outcome: Lessons from the past. Infant Mental Health Journal, 15(2), 107-120, 1994.(1994)
  • 51. Huffman, L.C., Bryan, Y.E., Pedersen, F.A., Lester, B.M., Newman, J.D., & Del Carmen, R. Infant cry acoustics and maternal ratings of temperament. Infant Behavior and Development, 17, 45-53, 1994.(1994)
  • 47. McGrath, M.M., Lester, B.M., & Boukydis, C.F.Z. Determinants of maternal self-esteem in the neonatal period. Infant Mental Health Journal, 14(1), 35-48, 1993.(1993)
  • 46. Lester, B.M., Cucca, J., Andreozzi, L., Flanagan, P., & Oh, W. Possible association between Fluoxetine Hydrochloride and colic in an infant. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 32(6), 1253-1255, 1993.(1993)
  • 48. Meyer, E.C., Zeanah, C.H., Boukydis, C.F.Z., & Lester, B.M. A clinical interview for parents of high-risk infants: Concept and applications. Infant Mental Health Journal, 14(3), 192-207, 1993.(1993)
  • 44. Lester, B.M., Boukydis, C.F.Z., Garcia-Coll, C.T., Hole, W., & Peucker, M. Infantile colic: Acoustic cry characteristics, maternal perception of cry, and temperament. Infant Behavior and Development, 15, 15-26, 1992.(1992)
  • 43. Lester, B.M. Infants and their families at risk: Assessment and intervention. Infant Mental Health Journal, 13(1), 54-66, 1992.(1992)
  • 41. Corwin, M.J., Lester, B.M., Sepkoski, C., McLaughlin, S., Kayne, H., & Golub, H.L. Effects of in utero cocaine exposure on newborn acoustical cry characteristics. Pediatrics, 89(6), 1199-1203, 1992.(1992)
  • 40. Bard, K.A., Platzman, K.A., Lester, B.M., & Suomi, S.J. Orientation to social and nonsocial stimuli in neonatal chimpanzees and humans. Infant Behavior and Development, 15, 43-56, 1992.(1992)
  • 42. Sepkoski, C.M., Lester, B.M., Ostheimer, G.W., & Brazelton, T.B. The effects of maternal epidural anesthesia on neonatal behavior during the first month. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 34, 1072-1080, 1992.(1992)
  • 45. Corwin, M.J., Lester, B.M., Sepkoski, C., McLaughlin, S., Kayne, H., & Golub, H.L. Effects of in utero cocaine exposure on newborn acoustical cry characteristics. Pediatrics, 89, 1199-1203, 1992.(1992)
  • 38. Lester, B.M., Corwin, M.J., Sepkoski, C., Seifer, R., Peucker, M., McLaughlin, S., & Golub, H.L. Neurobehavioral syndromes in cocaine exposed newborn infants. Child Development, 62, 694-705, 1991.(1991)
  • 39. Ju, S.H., Lester, B.M., Garcia-Coll, C.T., Oh, W., & Vohr, B.R. Maternal perceptions of the sleep patterns of premature infants at seven months corrected age compared to full-term infants. Infant Mental Health Journal, 12(4), 338-346, 1991.(1991)
  • 37. Lester, B.M., Boukydis, C.F.Z., Garcia-Coll, C.T., & Hole, W.T. Colic for developmentalists. Infant Mental Health Journal, 11(4), 321-333, 1990.(1990)
  • 36. Vohr, B.R., Karp, D., O'Dea, C., Darrow, D., Garcia-Coll, C.T., Lester, B.M., Brown, L., Oh, W., & Cashore, W. Behavioral changes correlated with brainstem auditory evoked responses (BAER) in term infants with moderate hyperbilirubinemia. Journal of Pediatrics, 117, 288-291, 1990.(1990)
  • 35. Lester, B.M. & Dreher, M. Effects of marijuana use during pregnancy on newborn cry. Child Development, 60, 765-771, 1989.(1989)
  • 33. Vohr, B., Lester, B.M., Rapisardi, G., O'Dea, C., Brown, L., Peucker, M., Cashore, W., & Oh, W. Abnormal brain stem function (BAER) correlates with acoustic cry features in term infants with hyperbilirubinemia. Journal of Pediatrics, 115, 303-308, 1989.(1989)
  • 32. Lester, B.M., Garcia-Coll, C.T., & Valcarcel, M. Perception of infant cries in adolescent and older mothers. Journal of Youth and Adolescents, 18(3), 231-243, 1989.(1989)
  • 34. Rapisardi, G., Vohr, B., Cashore, W., Peucker, M., & Lester, B.M. Assessment of infant cry variability in high risk infants. Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 17, 765-771, 1989.(1989)
  • 31. Brem, A.S., Singer, D., Lester, B.M., & Abuelo, J.G. Infants of Azotemic Mothers: A report of three live births. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 12(4), 299-303, 1988.(1988)
  • 29. Censullo, M., Bowler, R., Lester, B.M., & Brazelton, T.B. Development of an instrument for the measurement of Infant-Adult Synchrony. Nursing Research, 36(4), 244-248, 1987.(1987)
  • 30. Lester, B.M. Developmental outcome prediction from acoustic cry analysis in term and preterm infants. Pediatrics, 80(4), 529-534, 1987.(1987)
  • 28. Lester, B.M., Garcia-Coll, C.T., Valcarcel, M., & Hoffman, J., & Brazelton, T.B. Effects of atypical patterns of fetal growth on newborn (NBAS) behavior. Child Development, 57, 1-19, 1986.(1986)
  • 27. Censullo, M., Lester, B.M., & Hoffman, J. Rhythmic patterning in mother-newborn interaction. Nursing Research, 34(6), 342-346, 1985.(1985)
  • 26. Lester, B.M., Hoffman, J., & Brazelton, T.B. The rhythmic structure of mother-infant interaction in term and preterm infants. Child Development, 56, 15-27, 1985.(1985)
  • 25. Lester, B.M. & Brazelton, T.B. A lean argument: Reply to Scanlon. Child Development, 55, 672-674, 1984.(1984)
  • 24. Lester, B.M. Review of Malnutrition and Behavior: Critical assessment of key issues. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 7(2), 1984.(1984)
  • 23. Lester, B.M. Diagnostics Use of Infant Cry. Acta Paedologica,, 1(3), 301-318, 1984.(1984)
  • 22. Yogman, M.W., Lester, B.M., & Hoffman, J. Behavioral and cardiac rhythmicity during mother-father-stranger infant social interaction. Pediatric Research, 17(11), 872-876, 1983.(1983)
  • 20. Garcia-Coll, C., Seposki, C., & Lester, B.M. Effects of teenage childbearing on neonatal and infant behavior in Puerto Rico. Infant Behavior and Development, 5, 227-236, 1982.(1982)
  • 19. Lester, B.M., Als, H., & Brazelton, T.B. Regional obstetric anesthesia and newborn behavior: A reanalysis toward synergistic effects. Child Development, 53, 687-692, 1982.(1982)
  • 18. Sepkoski, C., Garcia-Coll, C., & Lester, B.M. The cumulative effects of obstetric risk variables on newborn behavior. In L. Lipsitt & T. Field (Eds.), Infant Behavior and Development, 33-39, 1982.(1982)
  • 17. Lester, B.M., Garcia-Coll, C.T., & Sepkoski, C. Teenage pregnancy and neonatal behavior: Effects in Puerto Rico and Florida. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 11(5), 385-401, 1982.(1982)
  • 21. Yogman, M., Cole, P., Als, H., & Lester, B.M. Behavior of newborns of diabetic mothers. Infant Behavior and Development, 5, 331-340, 1982.(1982)
  • 14. Lester, B.M. A synergistic process approach to the study of prenatal malnutrition. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2, 377-393, 1979.(1979)
  • 13. Brazelton, T.B., Tryphonopoulou, Y., & Lester, B.M. A comparative study of Greek neonatal behavior. Pediatrics, 63, 279-285, 1979.(1979)
  • 12. Lester, B.M. The organization of crying in the neonate. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 3, 122-130, 1978.(1978)
  • 11. Lester, B.M. & Zeskind, P.S. Brazelton scale and physical size correlates of neonatal cry features. Infant Behavior and Development, 1, 393-402, 1978.(1978)
  • 10. Zeskind, P.S. & Lester, B.M. Acoustic features and auditory perceptions of the cries of newborns with prenatal and perinatal complications. Child Development, 49, 589-599, 1978.(1978)
  • 9. Als, H., Tronick, E., Lester, B.M., & Brazelton, T.B. The Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS). Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 5, 215-231, 1977.(1977)
  • 7. Lester, B.M., Emory, E.K., Hoffman, S.L., & Eitzman, D.V. A multivariate study of the effects of high risk factors on performance on the Brazelton Neonatal Assessment Scale. Child Development, 47, 515-517, 1976.(1976)
  • 6. Lester, B.M. Spectrum analysis of the cry sounds of well-nourished and malnourished infants. Child Development, 47, 237-241, 1976.(1976)
  • 8. Lester, B.M. Psychological and CNS consequences of protein calorie malnutrition. Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 10, 17-31, 1976.(1976)
  • 5. Lester, B.M., Klein, R.E., & Martinez, S.J. The use of habituation in the study of the effects of infantile malnutrition. Developmental Psychobiology, 8; (6): 541-546, 1975.(1975)
  • 4. Lester, B.M. Cardiac habituation of the orienting response to an auditory signal in infants of varying nutritional status. Developmental Psychology, 11, 432-442, 1975.(1975)
  • 3. Lester, B.M., Kotelchuck, M., Spelke, E., Sellers, M.J., & Klein, R.E. Separation protest in Guatemalan infants: Cross-cultural and cognitive findings. Developmental Psychology, 10, 79-85, 1974.(1974)
  • 2. Ferguson, L.P., Partyka, L., & Lester, B.M. Patterns of parent perception differentiating clinic from non-clinic children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2, 169-181, 1974.(1974)
  • 1. Lester, B.M. & Klein, R.E. The effect of stimulus familiarity on the conservation performance of rural Guatemalan children. Journal of Social Psychology, 90, 197-205, 1973.(1973)
  • Conradt E, Abar B, Sheinkopf S, Lester B, LaGasse LL, Seifer R, Shankaran S, Bada H, Bauer CR, Whitaker TM, Hinckley M, Hammond JA, & Higgins RD. The Role of Prenatal Substance Exposure and Early Adversity on Parasympathetic Functioning from 3 to 6 Years of Age. Dev Psychobiol. Sep 3. doi: 10.1002/dev.21155. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24002807.
  • Infant Development, Environment, and Lifestyle (IDEAL) Study. Matern Child Health J. Jul;14(4):519-27.
  • Jones, H., Johnson, R., Jasinski, D., O'Grady, K., Chisholm, C., Choo, R., Crocetti, M., Dudas, R. Harrow, C., Huestis, M., Jansson, L., Lantz, M., Lester, B., Milio., L. Buprenorphine versus
  • Shankaran, S., Das, A., Bauer, C., Bada, H., Lester, B., Wright, L., and Smeriglio, V.
  • Zeskind, P.S. & Lester, B.M. Analysis of cry features in newborns with differential fetal growth. Child Development, 52, 207-212, l981.
  • Garcia-Coll, C., Sepkoski, C., & Lester, B.M. Cultural and biomedical correlates of neonatal behavior. Developmental Psychobiology, 41, 147-154, l981.
  • Lester, B.M., ElSohly, M., Wright, L.L., Smeriglio, V.L., Verter, J., Bauer, C.R., Shankaran, S., Bada, H.S., Walls, H.C., Huestis, M.A., Finnegan, L.P., & Maza, P.L. The Maternal Lifestyle
  • Della Grotta S, Lagasse LL, Arria AM, Derauf C, Grant P, Smith LM, Shah R, Huestis M, Liu J, Lester BM. Patterns of Methamphetamine Use During Pregnancy: Results from the Infant
  • Early adversity on neurobehavioral disinhibition in childhood and adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 23:777-788.