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  • Center for Prenatal Assessment and Human Development – Publications & Presentations

    Lazarus, G. T. Maternal-Fetal Optimal Development. Interview at: brain.alive; 2020, October 29.

    Lazarus, G. T. (2020, August 20–22). Applying principles of Luria’s theory to the fetal stage and integration of psycho-physiological mechanisms to optimize adaptive behavior [Conference Presentation]. 2nd International Neuropsychological Summer School: The World after the Pandemic: Challenges and Prospects for Neuroscience, Online.

    Lazarus, G. T., Lazarus, T., Ullmo, C. D., & Emory, E. K. (2020, April 22–26 Rescheduled owing to COVID). Optimizing Fetal Neurological Development [Conference Presentation]. Fetal Neonatal Neurology Congress, Paris, France.

    Lazarus, T., & Lazarus, G. T. (2020, December 12). Cognitive Neuroscience and the Social Brain [Conference Presentation]. Cognitive Neuroscience Congress, Yekaterinburg, Russia.

    Lazarus, G. T., Emory, E. K., & Lazarus, T. (2019, November 21–22). Fetal Neurobehavioral Responding and Maternal ANS changes in a Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback paradigm [Poster Presentation]. The Fourth International Symposium on the Fetal Brain Pregnancy, Stress, and Depression: Impact on the Developing Fetal Brain, Washington D.C., United States.

    Lazarus, G. T., Ginalis, C. L., & Emory, E. K. (2019, March 8–10). A Unique Use of Biofeedback to Optimize Fetal Development and Maternal Health Across Cultural and Language Barriers [Poster Presentation]. CUGH 10th Annual Global Health Conference Translation & Implementation for Impact in Global Health, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

    Lazarus, G. T., Ginalis, C. L., & Emory, E. K. (2018, October 13–16). Human Adaptive Functioning and Optimal Fetal Development [Conference Presentation]. The Fifth International Luria Memorial Congress, Yekaterinburg, Russia.

    Lazarus, G. T., Ginalis, C. L., & Emory, E. K. (2018, October 13–16). Optimizing Fetal Development [Conference Presentation]. The Fifth International Luria Memorial Congress, Yekaterinburg, Russia.

    Ginalis, C. L., Lazarus, G. T., Ullmo, C. D., & Emory, E. K. (2018, May 26–30). Individual Differences in Fetal Development and Stimulus Driven Neurobehavioral Responses [Poster Presentation]. 16th World Association for Infant Mental Health World Congress, Rome, Italy.

    Zhang, H., and Emory, E.K., (2015). A Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Pregnant African American Women. Mindfulness, 6, (3), 663-674.

    Emory, E. K., & Lazarus, G. T. (2014, November 12–15). Modelling Fetal Brain and Behavior Development: A Quantitative Approach [Poster Presentation]. National Academy of Neuropsychology, Fajardo, Puerto.

    Emory, E. K., Lazarus, G. T., Green, S., & Raynor, B. D. (2012, June). Prenatal Cerebral Blood Flow Changes in Response to Maternal Vocalization [Poster Presentation]. American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Seattle, WA.

    Emory, E.K. (2010). A Womb with a View: Ultrasound for Evaluation of Fetal Neurobehavioral Development. Infant Behavior & Child Development, 19:119-124.

    Dieter, J., Emory, E., Cederberg, K., Ansari, Z., Field, T., Hernandez, R. (2008).  Maternal Depression and Anxiety Effects on the Human Fetus: Preliminary Findings and Clinical Implications. Infant Mental Health Journal, 21:2, 29-504.

    Emory, E., Dieter, J. (2006) Maternal Depression and Psychotropic Medication Effects on the Human Fetus. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 10:1196:12-15.

    Concomitant Maternal Depression and Anxiety on Fetal Responsivity to Vibratory Stimulation: Preliminary Findings.  Presented at Society for Research in Child Development 2003.

    Emory, E., Ansari, Z., Patillo, R., Archibold, E., Chevalier, J. (2003). Maternal Blood Lead Effects on Infant Intelligence at 7 Months of Age. New Scientific Developments , American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 188: S26-32.

    Dieter, J., Field, T., Hernandez-Reif, M., Emory, E., Redzepi, M. (2003). Stable Preterm Infants Gain More Weight and Sleep Less after Five Days of Massage Therapy. Journal of Pediatic Psychology, 403-411.

    *Dieter J. & E. Emory, (2002) Supplemental Stimulation for Preterm Infants. In L Rich Ed. Massage Therapy, Harcourt Health Sciences, London pp. 135-164.

    Fetal Brain Laterality. Paper presented at Conference on Human Development, April, 2002, Durham N.C.

    Maternal Depression Effects on Vibratory Stimulation Responses in Late-Term Fetuses:  Preliminary Findings.  Paper presented at Conference on Human Development, April 2002, Durham N.C.

    Effects of Caffeine on Fetal Habituation. Paper to be presented at Conference on Human Development, April 2002, Durham N.C.

    J. Snarey, & E.Emory (2001)  Adoptive Fathers, In Encyclopedia of Parenting, pp 22-27.

    Raynor, B.D. Parthasarathy, S. & Emory, E.K, (2000) Umbilical Cord VCAM and Labor. Journal of Maternal-Fetal Investigation, 9, 291-293.

    Cerebral Blood flow in the human fetus and Maternal Speech.  Paper presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Meeting, Durban South Africa, June, 24-27, 1999.

    Emory, E., Patillo, R., Archibold, E., Bayorh, M. & Sung, R. (1999). Neurobehavioral effects of low-level lead exposure in human neonates. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 188, S2-S11.

    Maternal Speech and Fetal Brain Activity.  Paper presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Savannah, Georgia March 18-21, 1999.

    Emory, E. K. & *Israelian, M.  (1998).  Biobehavioral Development in Prenatal Life.  Proceedings of Advancing Research on Developmental Plasticity, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

    Emory, E.K., & *Isrealian, M.K. (1998) Behavioral Profiles Related to Stress Reactivity and Ethnic Variation.  In Proceedings of Advancing Research on Developmental Plasticity, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

    Feng, T. I., Raynor, B. D., Fiano., Graham, D. & Emory, E. K. (1997).  Doppler velocimetry of the fetal Circle of Willis: A longitudinal study.  Journal of Maternal-Fetal Investigation.

    Emory, E. K., Raynor, B. D., & Fiano, K.  (1997). Gender differences in fetal cerebral blood flow and heart rate.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 176(1), 175. (abstract).

    *Dieter, N. J. & Emory, E. K. (1997).  Supplemental Stimulation of Premature Infants: A Treatment Model.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 22: 281-295.

    Emory, E. K.  (1996).  Behavioral perinatology.  Psychological Science Agenda, 9:8-10.  American Psychological Association.

    Emory, E., Schlackman, L. J., & Fiano, K. (1996)  Drug-Hormone Interactions on Neurobehavioral Responses in Human Neonates. Infant Behavior & Development.

    Exploring prenatal assessment of development.  Presented at the Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience and Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges.  Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.  March 1996.

    Fetal Brain Behavior Relationships.  Presented at the 11th Annual Winter Conference on Developmental Psychobiology, Curacao, Dutch Antilles, January 1996.

    Fetal heart rate.  Presented at Touch Research Institute Symposium on Stress and Coping, Miami, FL, February 1996.

    Fiano, K..M. Fennell, E. B., & Emory, E.K. (1996) Fetal Heart Rate as a predictor of Impulsivity: A 15 year follow-up.  Journal of Clinical & Experimental Neuropsychology 15, 87 (abstract).

    Perinatal Stress and Soothing.  Invited to the Sixth Annual Conference of the Center for Human Development and Developmental Disabilities, Department of Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, May 1996.

    Physiological and behavioral relationships in the perinatal period.  In Conference Proceedings, Advancing Research on Developmental Plasticity: Integrating the Behavioral Science and the Neuroscience of Mental Health.  Sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, May 1996.  Chantilly, VA.

    Stress and early development: Biobehavioral profiles in prenatal life.  In Conference Proceedings, Advancing Research on Developmental Plasticity: Integrating the Behavioral Science and the Neuroscience of Mental Health.  National Institute of Mental Health, Chantilly, VA.  May 1996.

    Behavioral Perinatology.  Presented at the NIMH Symposium on Advancing Research in Developmental Plasticity: Intersection of Behavioral Science and Neuroscience, Rockvill, MD, March 1995.

    Davis, M. & Emory, E. K. (1995).  Sex Differences in Neonatal Stress Reactivity.  Child Development, 65:14-27.

    Development in Fetal Imaging and Behavior.  Tenth Annual Winter Conference on Current Issues in Developmental Psychobiology, Maui, Hawaii, January 5-8, 1995.

    Fetal Cardiovascular Response to Labor and Behavioral Outcome.  National Perinatal Association 1994 Annual Clinical Conference and Exposition, San Diego, CA, November 17-20, 1994.

    Fetal psychophysiology using fetal acoustic stimulation and non-stress testing.  34th Annual Meeting of The Society for Psychophysiological Research, Atlanta, GA, October 5-9, 1994 (with F. Powell).

    Foundations of Behavioral Perinatology.  The 2nd Annual Conference on Psychopathology, Psychopharmacology, Substance Abuse, and Culture, Los Angeles, CA, October 20-22, 1994.

    Neonatal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical response to repeated stressful stimulation.  34th Annual Meeting of The Society for Psychophysiological Research, Atlanta, GA, October 5-9, 1994 (with M. Israelian, and H. Griffith).

    New Developments in Color Doppler Imaging.  Presented at the Ninth Annual Winter Conference on Current Issues in Developmental Psychobiology, St. Lucia, January 6-9, 1994.

    Emory, E. K., Hatch, M., Blackmore, C., & Strock, B. (1993). Psychophysiological Responses to Stress During Pregnancy. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

    Biological Constraints on Cardiac Orienting Responses in Neonates. Conference on Human Development, Atlanta, Georgia, 1992.

    Emory, E. K. (1992). Find and treat behavior problems prenatally? OBG Management, August, 31-33. Montvale, NJ: Dowden Publishing Inc.

    Emory, E. K., Brown, R., *Savoie, T. M. & Sexson, S. (1992). A case of Maple Syrup Urine Disease, Dietary treatment and neuropsychological performance.  Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology, 5:60-63.

    Emory, E. K., *Savoie, T. M., *Ballard, J., *Eppler, M., & *O’Dell, C. (1992). Perinatal Factors in Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment. In A. Puente and R. McCaffery (Eds.)  Psychobiological Issues in Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Norwood, NJ: Plenum Press, pp. 15-48.

    Foundations of Behavioral Perinatology. International Conference on Infant Studies, Miami, Florida, 1992.

    Perinatal Complications and Neuropsychological Development: Clinical & Forensic Issues.  Natl. Academy of Neuropsychology, Reno, Nevada, 1990.

    Autonomic Responsivity in the Fetus:  Implications for Neuropsychology and Temperament Research.  Paper presented at Florida Conference on Health Psychology, Gainesville, April 13-15, 1988 (with K. Toomey).

    Fetal Autonomic Responses as a Prediction of Behavioral Style.  Division 38 Symposium at APA Science Weekend, August, 1988, Atlanta Georgia.

    Neuropsychological Correlates of Maple Syrup Disease.  Paper presented at Florida Conference on Health Psychology, Gainesville, April 13-15, 1988 (with T. M. Savoie & R.T. Brown).

    Patterns of Spontaneous and Interactive Behavior in the Newborn.  Paper presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Meeting, January 1988, New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Perinatal and Ethnic Influences in neuropsychological Development.  Division 40, 45 Symposium at APA Science Weekend, August, 1988, Atlanta, Georgia.

    Rate by Intensity Interaction in the Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response of Newborn Infants, In Linda Siegel (Chair) Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response in Newborns (A Window to the Brain) Paper presented at the International Neuropsychology Society Meeting, January 1988, New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Contributing factors to Sex Differences in early infancy. Paper presented at Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting, March, 1987, Atlanta, Georgia (with T. Savoie).

    Prediction from Intrapartum fetal heart rate to four month infant Development.  Paper presented at Biennial meeting of Society for Research in Child Development, April, 1987, Baltimore, Maryland.

    Neurobehavioral implications of fetal autonomic responding during labor.  Presented at BiAnnual Conference, Society for Research in Child Development, April, 1986, Los Angeles, California.

    Sleep state in terminally ill newborns.  Presented at BiAnnual Conference, Society for Research in Child Development, April, 1986, Los Angeles, California (with L. Engler).

    Caffeine and its effects on newborn behavior.  Society for Research in Child Development, Biannual Conference, April, 1985, Toronto, Canada (with S. Hronsky).

    Interhemispheric processing of neonatal cries. International Neuropsychological Society Annual Conference, Feb., 1985, San Diego, California. (with J. Von).

    Birth related changes in fetal heart rate:  Implications for neonatal behavior.  2nd International Conference, International Organization of Psychophysiology, July, 1984, London (with E. Walker).

    Neurobehavioral correlates of neonatal seizures. International Neuropsychological Society, 1983, Mexico City, Mexico (with W.D. Tynan).

    Prematurity and respiratory distress linked to startle suppression in human infants.  Easter Psychological Association, 1983, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (with N. Spear).

    Relating fetal heart rate and neonatal state in full-term newborns.  International Conference on Infant Studies, 1982, Austin, Texas (with J. Noonan and W.D. Tynan).

    State characteristics of neonatal seizures.  International Conference on Infant Studies, 1982, Austin, Texas (with W.D. Tynan and R. Dave).

    Assessing individual behavioral capabilities in the neonate.  Association for Behavioral Analysis, 1981, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (W.D. Tynan, J.Noonan, & D. Beagell).

    Infant as stimulus for adult behavior: Implications for observer unreliability.  Association for Behavior Analysis, 1981, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (with W.D. Tynan and J. Goldwein).

    Symposium (Chair) Perinatal influences on fetal heart rate and newborn behavior.  Society for Research in Child Development, 1981, Boston, Massachusetts.

    Patterns of fetal heart rate during labor predict attention and arousal in the human newborn.  Eastern Psychological Association, April, 1980, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Brazelton Scale performance of infants of varying birthweight. Southern Conference on Human Development, April, 1976, Atlanta, Georgia.  (with B. Lester & D. Eitzman).

    Performance on the Brazelton Neonatal Assessment Scale.  Presented at Southeastern Psychological Association, March, 1975, Nashville, Tennessee. (with J. Bookstaver).

    Chaired Symposia

    Perinatal influences on fetal heart rate and newborn behavior.  Society for Research in Child Development, 1981, Boston, MA

    Cardiovascular Functions, International Organization of Psychophysiology, 1984, London, England.

    Studies in Behavioral Perinatology. Society for Research in Child Development, 1993, New Orleans, LA.

    Stress and Early Development.  NICHD Symposium on Cognitive Neuroscience and Neurodevelopment Disorders: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges, Chantilly, VA, May 1996.

    Effects of Stress, Drugs and Depression on Prenatal Brain and Behavioral  DevelopmentSociety for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, 2005.

    Maternal Depression and Suicidal Ideation in African American Women of Reproductive Age.  Presented at American Psychosomatic Association Meeting, San Antonio Tx, March, 2011.

    Research Grant Support

    Training in Neonatal Behavioral Assessment. Biomedical Research Support Grant, National Institutes of Health, 1980, $1200.

    Perinatal Determinants of Physiologic and Behavioral Responses in the Human Infant.  Biomedical Research Support Grant, National Institutes of Health, 1981-1982, $6000.

    Perinatal Influences on Infant Heart Rate and Behavior. University Awards Program, State University of New York Research Foundation, 1981-1983, $3800.

    Preliminary Study of Learning and Memory in High-Risk Infants.  Biomedical Research Support Program, National Institutes of Health, $2500.

    Effect of Caffeine on Newborn Behavior.  Biomedical Research Support Program, National Institutes of Health, $750 (with Susan Hronsky, graduate student), 1983.

    Fetal Heart Rate Responsivity and Newborn Behavior. National Science Foundation, 1984-1987, $85,144.00.

    Fetal Heart Rate Responsivity and Newborn Behavior. National Science Foundation, 1986-1990, $101,399.00.

    Reliability and Validity Assessment of the Use of Stressful Life Events in African-American Women of Reproductive Age.  Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1993-1995, $758,000.1

    Studies in Behavioral Perinatology.  National Institutes of Health, 1993-1998, $704,836.

    Effects of Maternal Massage on Human Infant Development.  University Research Committee.  Emory University, 2002-2003, $30,000.

    Fetal Reactivity and Maternal Psychopathology, National Institutes of Mental Health, 2004-2009, $1,450,000.

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