Altman MR, Baer RJ, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Patterns of Preterm Birth among Women of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Descent. Am J Perinatol. 2018 Dec 21. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1676487. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30577054. PubMed.

Smith CJ, Baer RJ, Oltman SP, Breheny PJ, Bao W, Robinson JG, Dagle JM, Liang L, Feuer SK, Chambers CD, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Ryckman KK. Maternal dyslipidemia and risk for preterm birth. PLoS One. 2018 Dec 21;13(12):e0209579. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0209579. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 30576377. PubMed.

Baer RJ, Chambers CD, Ryckman KK, Oltman SP, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Risk of preterm and early term birth by maternal drug use. J Perinatol. 2018 Dec  20. doi: 10.1038/s41372-018-0299-0. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30573752. PubMed.

Baer RJ, Chambers CD, Ryckman KK, Oltman SP, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. High risk of spontaneous preterm birth among infants with gastroschisis. Am J Med Genet Part A. 2018;1–6. a.60675. PubMed.
Baer RJ, Berghella V, Muglia LJ, Norton ME, Rand L, Ryckman KK, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, McLemore MR. Previous Adverse Outcome of Term Pregnancy and Risk of Preterm Birth in Subsequent Pregnancy. Matern Child Health J. 2018 Dec 11. doi: 10.1007/s10995-018-2658-z. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed.
Ross KM, Baer RJ, Ryckman K, Feuer SK, Bandoli G, Chambers C, Flowers E, Liang L, Oltman S, Dunkel Schetter C, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L. Second trimester inflammatory and metabolic markers in women delivering preterm with and without preeclampsia. J Perinatol. 2018 Dec 5. doi: 10.1038/s41372-018-0275-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30518800. PubMed.
McCarthy ME, Oltman SP, Baer RJ, Ryckman KK, Rogers EE, Steurer-Muller MA, Witte JS, Jelliffe- Pawlowski LL. Newborn Metabolic Profile Associated with Hyperbilirubinemia With and Without Kernicterus. Clin Transl Sci. 2018 Oct 28. doi: 10.1111/cts.12590. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed.
Baer RJ, McLemore MR, Adler N, Oltman SP, Chambers BD, Kuppermann M, Pantell MS, Rogers EE, Ryckman KK, Sirota M, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Pre-pregnancy or first-trimester risk scoring to identify women at high risk of preterm birth, European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2018), [Epub ahead of print]. Science Direct
Padula AM, Huang H, Baer RJ, August LM, Jankowska MM, Jellife-Pawlowski LL, Sirota M, Woodruff TJ. Environmental pollution and social factors as contributors to preterm birth in Fresno County. Environ Health. 2018 Aug 29;17(1):70. doi: 10.1186/s12940-018-0414-x. PubMed.
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Baer RJ, Lessard L, Jankowska M, Anderson JG, Block J, Chambers CD, Fuchs J, Kuppermann M, McLemore MR, Newel G, Oltman SP, Rogers EE, Ryckman KK, Steurer MA, Yang JA, Franck LS, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Comparison or risk and protective factors for preterm birth in rural, suburban, and urban Fresno County, California. J Epidemiol Res. 2018 Vol 4 (2): 50 – 58. Here.

Huang H, Woodruff TJ, Baer RJ, Bangia K, August LM, Jellife-Palowski LL, Padula AM, Sirota M. Investigation of association between environmental and socioeconomic factors and preterm birth in California. Environ Int. 2018 Jul 27. pii: S0160-4120(18)30613-5. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.07.027. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed.

Chambers BD, Baer RJ, McLemore MR, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Testing the association of racial and income segregation on preterm birth and infant mortality. J Urban Health. 2018 Jun 4. doi: 10.1007/s11524-018-0272-4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed.

Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Rand L, Bedell B, Baer RJ, Oltman SP, Norton ME, Shaw GM, Stevenson DK, Murray JC, Ryckman KK. Prediction of preterm birth with and
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Premkumar A, Baer R, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L, Mary E. Norton. The effect of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy on preterm birth rates among African-American women. American Journal of Perinatology. April 2018. PubMed.

Bandoli G, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L, Feuer S, Liang L, Oltman S, Paynter R, Ross K, Dunkel Schetter C, Ryckman K, Chambers C. Second trimester serum cortisol and preterm birth: An analysis by timing and subtype. J Perinatol. 2018 May 24. doi: 10.1038/s41372-018-0128-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed.

Steurer M, Oltman S, Baer R, Feuer S, Liang L, Paynter R, Rand L, Ryckman K, Keller R, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L. Altered metabolites in newborns with persistent pulmonary hypertension. Pediatr Res. 2018 Jun 12. doi: 10.1038/s41390-018-0023-y. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed.

Baer RJ, Yang J, Berghella V, Chambers CD, Coker TR, Kuppermann M, Oltman SP, Rand L, Ryckman KK, Muglia LJ, Chung PJ, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Risk of preterm
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Bandoli G, Palmsten K, Chambers CD, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Baer RJ, Thompson CA. Revisiting the Table 2 fallacy: A motivating example examining preeclampsia
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Oltman S, Rogers E, Baer R, Anderson J, Steurer M, Pantell M, Partridge C, Rand L, Ryckman K, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L. Initial metabolic profiles are associated with 7-day survival among infants born at 22-25 weeks of gestation. J Pediatr. April 2018. PubMed.

Baer RJ, Altman MR, Oltman SP, Ryckman KK, Chambers CD, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Maternal factors influencing late entry into prenatal care: a stratified analysis by race or ethnicity and insurance status. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2018 Apr 22:1-7. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2018.1463366. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed. 

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McLemore M, Altman M, Cooper N, Williams S, Rand L, Franck L. Health care experiences of pregnant, birthing and postnatal women of color at risk for preterm birth, Social Science & Medicine. March 2018;201:127-135. PubMed.

Rappoport N, Toung J, Hadley D, Wong R, Fujioka K, Reuter J, Abbott C, Oh S, Hu D, Eng C, Huntsman S, Bodian D, Niederhuber J, Hong X, Zhang G, Sikora-Wohfeld W, Gignoux C, Wang H, Oehlert J, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L, Gould J, Darmstadt G, Wang X, Bustamante C, Snyder M, Ziv E, Patsopoulos N, Muglia L, Burchard E, Shaw G, O’Brodovich H, Stevenson D, Butte A, Sirota M. A genome-wide association study identifies only two ancestry specific variants associated with spontaneous preterm birth. Sci Rep. January 2018;8(1):226. PubMed.

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Anderson J, Rogers E, Oltman S, Paynter R, Partridge J, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L, Steurer M. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Preterm Infant Mortality and Severe Morbidity: A Population-Based Study. Neonatology. 2018;113(1):44-54. PubMed.


Baer RJ, Chambers CD, Ryckman KK, Oltman SP, Norton ME, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Risk of preterm birth among women using drugs during pregnancy with elevated α-fetoprotein. J Perinatol. 2017 Mar;37(3):220-225. doi: 10.1038/jp.2016.224. Epub 2016 Dec 8. PubMed PMID: 27929528. PubMed.

Steurer MA, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Baer RJ, Partridge JC, Rogers EE, Keller RL. Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn in Late Preterm and Term Infants in California. Pediatrics. 2017 Jan;139(1). pii: e20161165. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-1165. Epub 2016 Dec 1. PubMed PMID: 27940508. PubMed.

Giannakou A, Sicko RJ, Zhang W, Romitti P, Browne ML, Caggana M, Brody LC, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L, Shaw GM, Kay DM, Mills JL. Copy number variants in Ebstein anomaly. PLoS One. December 2017;12 (12). PubMed.

Sylvester KG, Kastenberg ZJ, Moss RL, Enns GM, Cowan TM, Shaw GM, Stevenson DK, Sinclair TJ, Scharfe C, Ryckman KK, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Acylcarnitine Profiles Reflect Metabolic Vulnerability for Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Newborns Born Premature. J Pediatr. 2017 Feb;181:80-85.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.10.019. Epub 2016 Nov 8. PubMed PMID: 27836286; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5538349. PubMed.

Steurer M, Baer R, Keller R, Oltman S, Chambers C, Norton M, Peyvandi S, Rand L, Rajagopal S, Ryckman K, Moon-Grady A, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L. Gestational age and outcomes in critical congenital heart disease. Pediatrics. October 2017;140(4). PubMed.

Felder J, Baer R, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L, Prather A. Sleep Disorder Diagnosis During Pregnancy and Risk of Preterm Birth. Obstet Gynecol. September 2017;130(3):573-581. PubMed.

Horvath H, Brindis C, Reyes E, Yamey G, Franck L, Knowledge Transfer and Exchange (KTE) Working Group. Preterm birth: the role of knowledge transfer and exchange, Health Research Policy and Systems. September 2017;15(1):78. PubMed.

Steurer M, Peyvandi S, Baer R, MacKenzie T, Li B, Norton M, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L, Moon-Grady A. Epidemiology of Live Born Infants with Nonimmune Hydrops Fetalis-Insights from a Population-Based Dataset. J Pediatr. August 2017;187:182-188.e3. PubMed.

Steurer M, Anderson J, Baer R, Oltman S, Franck L, Kuppermann M, Rand L, Ryckman K, Partridge J, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L, Rogers E. Dynamic outcome prediction in a socio-demographically diverse population-based cohort of extremely preterm neonates. J. Perinatol. June 2017;37(6):709-715. PubMed.

Baer RJ, Yang J, Chambers CD, Ryckman KK, Saftlas AF, Berghella V, Schetter CD, Shaw GM, Stevenson DK, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Risk of recurrent preterm birth among women according to change in partner. J Perinat Med. 2016 Oct 8. pii : /j/jpme.ahead-of-print/jpm-2016-0207/jpm-2016-0207.xml. PubMed.  



Wallenstein MB, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Yang W, Carmichael SL, Stevenson DK, Ryckman KK, Shaw GM. Inflammatory biomarkers and spontaneous preterm birth among obese women. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016 Oct;29(20):3317-22. PubMed. 

Baer RJ, Rogers EE, Partridge JC, Anderson JG, Morris M, Kuppermann M, Franck LS, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Population-based risks of mortality and preterm morbidity by gestational age and birth weight. J Perinatol. 2016 Jul 28. PubMed. 

Shachar BZ, Mayo JA, Lyell DJ, Baer RJ, Jeliffe-Pawlowski LL, Stevenson DK, Shaw GM. Interpregnancy interval after live birth or pregnancy termination and estimated risk of preterm birth: a retrospective cohort study. BJOG. 2016 Jul 13. PubMed. 

Yang J, Baer RJ, Berghella V, Chambers C, Chung P, Coker T, Currier RJ, Druzin ML, Kuppermann M, Muglia LJ, Norton ME, Rand L, Ryckman K, Shaw GM, Stevenson D, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Recurrence of Preterm Birth and Early Term Birth. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jul 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27400000. PubMed. 

Baer RJ, Chambers CD, Bandoli G, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Risk of preterm birth by subtype among Medi-Cal participants with mental illness. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jun 18. pii: S0002-9378(16)30356-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2016.06.017. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27329688. PubMed. 

Anderson JG, Baer RJ, Partridge JC, Kuppermann M, Franck LS, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Rogers EE. Survival and Major Morbidity of Extremely Preterm Infants: A Population-Based Study. Pediatrics. 2016 Jul;138(1). pii:e20154434. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-4434. Epub 2016 Jun 14. PubMed PMID: 27302979. PubMed. 

Yang J, Pearl M, DeLorenze GN, Romero R, Dong Z, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L, Currier R, Flessel M, Kharrazi M. Racial-ethnic differences in midtrimester maternal serum levels of angiogenic and antiangiogenic factors. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Apr 9. pii: S0002-9378(16)30043-6. PubMed. 

Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Norton ME, Baer RJ, Santos N, Rutherford GW. Gestational dating by metabolic profile at birth: a California cohort study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Apr;214(4):511.e1-511.e13. PubMed. 

Yamey G, Horváth H, Schmidt L, Myers J, Brindis CD. Reducing the global burden of Preterm Birth through knowledge transfer and exchange: a research agenda for engaging effectively with policymakers. Reprod Health. 2016 Mar 18;13:26. PubMed. 

Baer RJ, Lyell DJ, Norton ME, Currier RJ, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. First trimester pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A and birth weight. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2016 Mar;198:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2015.12.019. Epub 2015 Dec 30. PubMed PMID: 26773241. PubMed. 

Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL and Baer RJ. Alpha-fetoprotein and poor pregnancy outcomes: observed patterns, pathophysiology, and clinical utility. In: Lakhi N, Moretti, M eds. Alpha-fetoprotein: Functions and Clinical Applications. 1st ed. Nova Science Publishers, 2016. Website.


Baer RJ, Currier RJ, Norton ME, Flessel MC, Goldman S, Towner D, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Outcomes of pregnancies with more than one positive prenatal screening result in the first or second trimester. Prenat Diagn. 2015 Dec;35(12):1223-31. PubMed. 

Baer RJ, Flessel MC, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Goldman S, Hudgins L, Hull AD, Norton ME, Currier RJ. Detection Rates for Aneuploidy by First-Trimester and Sequential Screening. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Oct;126(4):753-9. PubMed. 

Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Baer RJ, Blumenfeld YJ, Ryckman KK, O’Brodovich HM, Gould JB, Druzin ML, El-Sayed YY, Lyell DJ, Stevenson DK, Shaw GM, Currier RJ. Maternal characteristics and mid-pregnancy serum biomarkers as risk factors for subtypes of preterm birth. BJOG. 2015 Oct;122(11):1484-93. PubMed.