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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Lester, B.M. Developmental outcome prediction from acoustic cry analysis in term and preterm infants. Pediatrics, 80(4), 529-534, 1987.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


McGrath, M.M., Sullivan, M.C., Brem, F., & Coduri-Rocherolle, K. (1995).  Mastery motivation and cognitive development in 4-year-old term and preterm children.  Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 10 (5), 287-295.


McGrath, M.M., & Sullivan, M.C. (1998).  Maternal interaction patterns and preschool outcomes in high-risk children. Nursing Research, 47(6), 309-317.


McGrath, M.M.  (1997). Estimating risk indexes and protective factors in high risk children.  Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, 1, 92-104.


Sullivan, M.C., & McGrath, M.M. (1999).  Proximal and distal correlates of maternal control style. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 21(3), 313-334.  


McGrath, M.M., & Sullivan, M.C. (1999). Medical and ecological factors in estimating motor outcomes of preschool children. Research in Nursing and Health, 22,155-167.


McGrath, M. M., Sullivan, M. C., Lester, B. M., & Oh, W.  (2000). Longitudinal follow-up study of very low birth weight infants with various neonatal morbidities. Pediatrics, 106(6),1397-1405.


McGrath, M.M.& Sullivan, M. C. (2002). Birthweight, neonatal morbidities, and school age outcomes in full term and preterm infants. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 25(4), 231-255.


Sullivan, M. C. & McGrath, M. M. (2003). Perinatal morbidity, mild motor delay, and later school outcomes. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 45,104-112.


McGrath, M.M. & Sullivan, M. C. (2003). Testing proximal and distal protective processes in preterm high risk children. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing. 26, 59-76. 


Leffers, J.M., Martins, D.C., McGrath, M.M., Brown, D.G., Mercer, J., Sullivan, M.C., Viau, P. (2004). Development of a theoretical construct for risk and vulnerability from six empirical studies. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice: An International Journal, 18: (1), 15-34.


McGrath, M.M., Sullivan, M.C., Devin, J., Fontes-Murphy, M., Barcelos, S., DePalma, J., Faraone, S. (2005). Early precursors of low attention and hyperactivity in a preterm sample at age four. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 28, 1-15.


Sullivan, M.C. & Msall, M.E. (2007). Functional performance in preterm children at age 4.Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 22 (4), 297-308. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2007.02.001 PMCID: PMC3390307 NIHMSID: NIHMS387061 


Sullivan, M.C. & Hawes, K. (2007). A decade comparison of preterm motor performance at age 4. Research in Nursing and Health, 30, 641-654.


Sullivan, M.C., Hawes, K., Barcelos Winchester, S., & Miller, R.J. (2008). Developmental origins theory: Prematurity to adult disease. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 37,158-164. doi:10.1111/j.1552-6909.2008.00216.x PMCID: PMC3390308 NIHMSID: NIHMS388809 


Sullivan, M.C., McGrath, M.M., Hawes, K., & Lester, B.M. (2008). Growth trajectories of preterm infants: Birth to 12 years.  Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 22, 83-93. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2007.02.008  NIHMSID # 388548 

Miller, R.J., Sullivan, M. C., Hawes, K., & Marks, A. K. (2009).  The effects of perinatal morbidity and environmental factors on health status of preterm children at age 12. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 24(2), 101-112. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2008.02.031 NIHMS103329 


Barcelos Winchester, S., Sullivan, M.C., Marks, A.K., Doyle, T., DePalma, J., & McGrath, M.

(2009). The effects of risk and protective processes at age 12 on school performance of preterm infants. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 31(7), 853-871. doi:10.1177/0193945909339321

PMCID # 19858524 NIHMSID # 161427 


Sullivan, M. C., Winchester, S.B., Parker, J. G, & Marks, A. K. (2012). Characteristic processes of close peer friendships of preterm infants at age 12. Scientifica, 2012, Article 657923. Retrieved from  NIHMS429409


Sullivan, M. C., Msall, M. E., & Miller, R. J. (2012). 17-Year outcome of preterm infants with diverse neonatal morbidities: Part 1, Impact on physical, neurological, and psychological health status. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 17, 226-241. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6155.2012.00337.x   NIHMS#368704


Sullivan, M. C., Miller, R.J. & Msall, M. E. (2012). 17-Year outcome of preterm infants with diverse neonatal morbidities: Part 2, Impact on activities & participation. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 17, 275-287. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6155.2012.00339.x  NIHMS391286


Sullivan, M.C., Mitchell, P.A., Miller, R. J., Winchester, S. B., & Ziegler, J. W. (2011, September). Cardiopulmonary outcomes in young adults born prematurely with varying birth weights. Pediatric Work Physiology conference, University of Exeter, England.

Winchester, S. B., Sullivan, M.C., Roberts, M.B., & Granger, D. (2016). Prematurity, birth weight, and socioeconomic status are linked to atypical diurnal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity in young adults. Research in Nursing and Health, 39, 15-29. DOI: 10.1002/nur.21707


Sharafi, M., Duffy, V, B., Miller, R. J., Winchester, S. B., Heudo-Medina, T., & Sullivan, M. C. (2016). Dietary behaviors of adult born prematurely may explain future risk of cardiovascular disease. Appetite, 99, 157-167.


Scott, A., Winchester, S. B., & Sullivan, M. C. (2017). Trajectories of problem behaviors from 4 to 23 years in former preterm infants. International Journal of Behavioral Development. Online First January 1, 2017. DOI: 10.1177/0165025417692899


Roberts MB, Sullivan MC, Winchester, S.B. (2017). Examining solutions to missing data in longitudinal

nursing research. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 22:e12179. doi.10.1111/jspn.12179


Sullivan, M.C., Winchester, S.B., Bryce, C.I., & Granger, D.A. (2017). Prematurity and perinatal adversity effects hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis reactivity to social evaluative threat in adulthood. Developmental Psychobiology, 59:976–983. DOI: 10.1002/dev.21570


Winchester, S. B., Sullivan, M.C., Roberts, M.B., Bryce, C.I., & Granger, D. (2018). Long-term effects of prematurity, cumulative medical risk, and proximal and distal social forces on individual differences in diurnal cortisol at young adulthood. Biological Research for Nursing. 20 (1), 5-15. DOI: 10.1177/1099800417718955


Troutman, J.A., Sullivan, M.C., Carr, G.J., Fisher, J. (2018). Development of growth equations from longitudinal studies of body weight and height in the term and preterm neonate: From birth to four years postnatal age. Birth Defects Research,110, 916–932. DOI:10.1002/bdr2.1214


Sullivan, M.C., Winchester, S.B., & Msall, M.E. (2019). Prematurity and cardiovascular risk at early adulthood. Child: Care, Health & Development, 45,71-78. 


Yang, X., Wu, H., Sullivan, M.C., Wang, J., Burckart, G.J., Troutman, J.A., & Fisher, J.W. (2019). Ontogeny

equations with probability distributions for anthropomorphic measurements in preterm and term

neonates and infants for use in a PBPK model. Computational Toxicology, 11, 101-117.


Sullivan, M.C., Lynch, E., & Msall, M.E. (2020). Late adolescent & young adult functioning and participation

 outcomes after prematurity. Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine: Special Issue on

 Neurodevelopmental Outcomes following Very Preterm Birth, 25(3).

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