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Sheila Gahagan

TitleProfessor Of Clinical
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentPediatrics
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0832
La Jolla CA 92093
Phone619-681-0662
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    Fatty Acids, Adiposity, & Cardiometabolic Risk in Adolescence
    NIH/NHLBI R01HL117860Dec 15, 2013 - Nov 30, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Biopsychosocial Determinants of Adolescent Obesity-Cardiovascular Risk
    NIH/NHLBI R01HL088530Apr 1, 2007 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    EARLY SOCIOECONOMIC &PSYCHOSOCIAL RISK FOR OBESITY
    NIH/NICHD K23HD001481Jun 1, 2001 - May 31, 2006
    Role: Principal Investigator
    FACULTY DEVELOPMENT IN GIM AND/OR GP
    HRSA/BHP D28PE050083Jul 1, 1997 - Jun 30, 2000
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neuromaturational Delays in Iron Deficient Anemic Infants
    NIH/NICHD R01HD033487May 5, 1997 - Jun 30, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Wu V, East P, Delker E, Blanco E, Caballero G, Delva J, Lozoff B, Gahagan S. Associations Among Mothers' Depression, Emotional and Learning-Material Support to Their Child, and Children's Cognitive Functioning: A 16-Year Longitudinal Study. Child Dev. 2018 Apr 17. PMID: 29664558.
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    2. East PL, Gahagan S, Al-Delaimy WK. The Impact of Refugee Mothers' Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress, and Depression on Their Children's Adjustment. J Immigr Minor Health. 2018 Apr; 20(2):271-282. PMID: 28674951.
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    3. Doom JR, Richards B, Caballero G, Delva J, Gahagan S, Lozoff B. Infant Iron Deficiency and Iron Supplementation Predict Adolescent Internalizing, Externalizing, and Social Problems. J Pediatr. 2018 Apr; 195:199-205.e2. PMID: 29395182.
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    4. Vasconcelos MMA, East P, Blanco E, Lukacz ES, Caballero G, Lozoff B, Gahagan S. Early Behavioral Risks of Childhood and Adolescent Daytime Urinary Incontinence and Nocturnal Enuresis. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Nov/Dec; 38(9):736-742. PMID: 29045258.
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    5. Suarez-Lopez JR, Butcher CR, Gahagan S, Checkoway H, Alexander BH, Al-Delaimy WK. Acetylcholinesterase activity and time after a peak pesticide-use period among Ecuadorian children. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2018 02; 91(2):175-184. PMID: 29026987.
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    6. Pacheco LS, Blanco E, Burrows R, Reyes M, Lozoff B, Gahagan S. Early Onset Obesity and Risk of Metabolic Syndrome Among Chilean Adolescents. Prev Chronic Dis. 2017 Oct 12; 14:E93. PMID: 29023232.
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    7. East P, Lozoff B, Blanco E, Delker E, Delva J, Encina P, Gahagan S. Infant iron deficiency, child affect, and maternal unresponsiveness: Testing the long-term effects of functional isolation. Dev Psychol. 2017 Dec; 53(12):2233-2244. PMID: 28933876.
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    8. Correa-Burrows P, Rodríguez Y, Blanco E, Gahagan S, Burrows R. Snacking Quality Is Associated with Secondary School Academic Achievement and the Intention to Enroll in Higher Education: A Cross-Sectional Study in Adolescents from Santiago, Chile. Nutrients. 2017 Apr 27; 9(5). PMID: 28448455.
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    9. East P, Delker E, Lozoff B, Delva J, Castillo M, Gahagan S. Associations Among Infant Iron Deficiency, Childhood Emotion and Attention Regulation, and Adolescent Problem Behaviors. Child Dev. 2018 Mar; 89(2):593-608. PMID: 28233303.
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    10. Suarez-Lopez JR, Checkoway H, Jacobs DR, Al-Delaimy WK, Gahagan S. Potential short-term neurobehavioral alterations in children associated with a peak pesticide spray season: The Mother's Day flower harvest in Ecuador. Neurotoxicology. 2017 May; 60:125-133. PMID: 28188819.
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    11. Zaccagnino M, Gahagan S, Spencer A, Jellinek M, Stein MT. Sudden Onset of Refusal to Eat on Waking After a Nightmare in a 6-Year-Old Girl. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Feb/Mar; 38 Suppl 1:S53-S55. PMID: 28141722.
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    12. Kumar M, Gahagan S, Pickering B, Gold J, Stein MT. Chronic Headaches After a Concussion in an Obese 16-Year-Old Girl. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2016 Nov/Dec; 37(9):771-774. PMID: 27661197.
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    13. Wang H, Blanco E, Algarín C, Peirano P, Burrows R, Reyes M, Wing D, Godino JG, Gahagan S. Weight Status and Physical Activity: Combined Influence on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Among Adolescents, Santiago, Chile. Glob Pediatr Health. 2016; 3:2333794X16674561. PMID: 27803943.
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    14. Correa-Burrows P, Blanco E, Reyes M, Castillo M, Peirano P, Algarín C, Lozoff B, Gahagan S, Burrows R. Leptin status in adolescence is associated with academic performance in high school: a cross-sectional study in a Chilean birth cohort. BMJ Open. 2016 10 18; 6(10):e010972. PMID: 27797980.
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    15. Mondzelewski L, Gahagan S, Johnson C, Madanat H, Rhee K. Timing of Circumcision and Breastfeeding Initiation Among Newborn Boys. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 11; 6(11):653-658. PMID: 27697829.
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    16. Kern L, Crow J, Williams CB, Boies E, Gahagan S, Rhee KE. Increasing Universal Lipid Screening Among 9- to 11-Year-Old Children Through a Quality Improvement Initiative. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 Jun; 56(7):640-647. PMID: 27663965.
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    17. Castro IA, Williams CB, Madanat H, Pickrel JL, Jun HJ, Zive M, Gahagan S, Ayala GX. Food ordering for children in restaurants: multiple sources of influence on decision making. Public Health Nutr. 2016 Sep; 19(13):2404-9. PMID: 27334904.
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    18. Lee J, East P, Blanco E, Kang-Sim E, Castillo M, Lozoff B, Gahagan S. Parenthood linked to new onset overweight or obesity among Chilean adolescents. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2016 May 01; 28(2):225-7. PMID: 26351903; PMCID: PMC4868496 [Available on 05/01/17].
    19. Correa-Burrows P, Burrows R, Blanco E, Reyes M, Gahagan S. Nutritional quality of diet and academic performance in Chilean students. Bull World Health Organ. 2016 Mar 01; 94(3):185-92. PMID: 26966329; PMCID: PMC4773934.
    20. Martinez SM, Castillo M, Lozoff B, Gahagan S. Socioeconomic Status and Internalizing Symptoms in Chilean Children: Does Reserve Capacity Matter? J Child Adolesc Behav. 2015 Oct; 3(5). PMID: 27123471.
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    21. Brown SJ, Rhee KE, Gahagan S. Reading at Bedtime Associated With Longer Nighttime Sleep in Latino Preschoolers. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Jun; 55(6):525-31. PMID: 26178036.
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    22. Burrows R, Correa-Burrows P, Reyes M, Blanco E, Albala C, Gahagan S. High cardiometabolic risk in healthy Chilean adolescents: associations with anthropometric, biological and lifestyle factors. Public Health Nutr. 2016 Feb; 19(3):486-93. PMID: 25990645; PMCID: PMC4654715.
    23. Aristizabal P, Singer J, Cooper R, Wells KJ, Nodora J, Milburn M, Gahagan S, Schiff DE, Martinez ME. Participation in pediatric oncology research protocols: Racial/ethnic, language and age-based disparities. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Aug; 62(8):1337-44. PMID: 25755225; PMCID: PMC4482802.
    24. Ayala GX, Ibarra L, Binggeli-Vallarta A, Moody J, McKenzie TL, Angulo J, Hoyt H, Chuang E, Ganiats TG, Gahagan S, Ji M, Zive M, Schmied E, Arredondo EM, Elder JP. Our Choice/Nuestra Opción: the Imperial County, California, Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration study (CA-CORD). Child Obes. 2015 Feb; 11(1):37-47. PMID: 25584664; PMCID: PMC4323021.
    25. Williams CB, Mackenzie KC, Gahagan S. The effect of maternal obesity on the offspring. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Sep; 57(3):508-15. PMID: 24936914; PMCID: PMC4862374.
    26. Reyes M, Quintanilla C, Burrows R, Blanco E, Cifuentes M, Gahagan S. Obesity is associated with acute inflammation in a sample of adolescents. Pediatr Diabetes. 2015 Mar; 16(2):109-16. PMID: 24636574; PMCID: PMC4167167.
    27. Bender MS, Clark MJ, Gahagan S. Community engagement approach: developing a culturally appropriate intervention for Hispanic mother-child dyads. J Transcult Nurs. 2014 Oct; 25(4):373-82. PMID: 24595163; PMCID: PMC4155071.
    28. Martinez SM, Blanco E, Delva J, Burrows R, Reyes M, Lozoff B, Gahagan S. Perception of neighborhood crime and drugs increases cardiometabolic risk in Chilean adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Jun; 54(6):718-23. PMID: 24411818; PMCID: PMC4035454.
    29. Rose O, Blanco E, Martinez SM, Sim EK, Castillo M, Lozoff B, Vaucher YE, Gahagan S. Developmental scores at 1 year with increasing gestational age, 37-41 weeks. Pediatrics. 2013 May; 131(5):e1475-81. PMID: 23589812; PMCID: PMC3639464.
    30. Bender MS, Nader PR, Kennedy C, Gahagan S. A culturally appropriate intervention to improve health behaviors in Hispanic mother-child dyads. Child Obes. 2013 Apr; 9(2):157-63. PMID: 23514697; PMCID: PMC3621339.
    31. Gahagan S, Uauy R, Roseboom TJ. Developmental origins of pediatric obesity. Int J Pediatr. 2012; 2012:309863. PMID: 22934119; PMCID: PMC3426220.
    32. Khuc K, Blanco E, Burrows R, Reyes M, Castillo M, Lozoff B, Gahagan S. Adolescent metabolic syndrome risk is increased with higher infancy weight gain and decreased with longer breast feeding. Int J Pediatr. 2012; 2012:478610. PMID: 22829844; PMCID: PMC3398649.
    33. Nader PR, Huang TT, Gahagan S, Kumanyika S, Hammond RA, Christoffel KK. Next steps in obesity prevention: altering early life systems to support healthy parents, infants, and toddlers. Child Obes. 2012 Jun; 8(3):195-204. PMID: 22799545.
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    34. Gahagan S. Development of eating behavior: biology and context. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2012 Apr; 33(3):261-71. PMID: 22472944; PMCID: PMC3426439.
    35. Zaccagnino M, Gahagan S, Spencer A, Jellinek M, Stein MT. Sudden onset of refusal to eat on waking after a nightmare in a 6-year-old girl. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2012 Feb; 33(2):184-6. PMID: 22227797.
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    36. Blanco E, Reyes M, Burrows RA, Martinez SM, Gahagan S. Low bone mineral density in a cohort of normal, overweight and obese Chilean adolescents. J Clin Nurs. 2011 Dec; 20(23-24):3577-9. PMID: 22074149; PMCID: PMC3429368.
    37. Burrows RA, Leiva LB, Weisstaub G, Lera LM, Albala CB, Blanco E, Gahagan S. High HOMA-IR, adjusted for puberty, relates to the metabolic syndrome in overweight and obese Chilean youths. Pediatr Diabetes. 2011 May; 12(3 Pt 2):212-8. PMID: 21426454.
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    38. Reyes M, Gahagan S, Díaz E, Blanco E, Leiva L, Lera L, Burrows R. Relationship of adiposity and insulin resistance mediated by inflammation in a group of overweight and obese Chilean adolescents. Nutr J. 2011 Jan 14; 10:4. PMID: 21235793; PMCID: PMC3032662.
    39. Marcus S, Lopez JF, McDonough S, Mackenzie MJ, Flynn H, Neal CR, Gahagan S, Volling B, Kaciroti N, Vazquez DM. Depressive symptoms during pregnancy: impact on neuroendocrine and neonatal outcomes. Infant Behav Dev. 2011 Feb; 34(1):26-34. PMID: 21035873; PMCID: PMC3053131.
    40. Orringer K, Gahagan S. Adolescent girls define menstruation: a multiethnic exploratory study. Health Care Women Int. 2010 Sep; 31(9):831-47. PMID: 20677040.
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    41. Trasande L, Newman N, Long L, Howe G, Kerwin BJ, Martin RJ, Gahagan S, Weil WB. Translating knowledge about environmental health to practitioners: are we doing enough? Mt Sinai J Med. 2010 Jan-Feb; 77(1):114-23. PMID: 20101722.
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    42. Cappiello MM, Gahagan S. Early child development and developmental delay in indigenous communities. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009 Dec; 56(6):1501-17. PMID: 19962033.
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    43. Gahagan S, Yu S, Kaciroti N, Castillo M, Lozoff B. Linear and ponderal growth trajectories in well-nourished, iron-sufficient infants are unimpaired by iron supplementation. J Nutr. 2009 Nov; 139(11):2106-12. PMID: 19776186; PMCID: PMC2762151.
    44. Gahagan S. HIV-stage, nutritional status, and child psychomotor development in resource-poor settings - a causal web. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2009 Dec; 51(12):929-30. PMID: 19583741.
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    45. Fazzi E, Zaccagnino M, Gahagan S, Capsoni C, Signorini S, Ariaudo G, Lanners J, Orcesi S. Sleep disturbances in visually impaired toddlers. Brain Dev. 2008 Oct; 30(9):572-8. PMID: 18424029.
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    46. Gahagan S. No reduction in risk in childhood asthma/allergy symptoms found with longer breast-feeding. J Pediatr. 2008 Mar; 152(3):441-2. PMID: 18280858.
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    47. Bishop S, Gahagan S, Lord C. Re-examining the core features of autism: a comparison of autism spectrum disorder and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2007 Nov; 48(11):1111-21. PMID: 17995487.
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    48. Gahagan S. Breast feeding and the risk of allergy and asthma. BMJ. 2007 Oct 20; 335(7624):782-3. PMID: 17947745; PMCID: PMC2034731.
    49. Gahagan S, Sharpe TT, Brimacombe M, Fry-Johnson Y, Levine R, Mengel M, O'Connor M, Paley B, Adubato S, Brenneman G. Pediatricians' knowledge, training, and experience in the care of children with fetal alcohol syndrome. Pediatrics. 2006 Sep; 118(3):e657-68. PMID: 16950957.
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    50. Richmond TK, Hayward RA, Gahagan S, Field AE, Heisler M. Can school income and racial/ethnic composition explain the racial/ethnic disparity in adolescent physical activity participation? Pediatrics. 2006 Jun; 117(6):2158-66. PMID: 16740860.
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    51. Gahagan S. Failure to thrive: a consequence of undernutrition. Pediatr Rev. 2006 Jan; 27(1):e1-11. PMID: 16403734.
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    52. Amiel-Tison C, Gosselin J, Gahagan S. Why is the neurological examination so badly neglected in early childhood? Pediatrics. 2005 Oct; 116(4):1047; author reply 1047-8. PMID: 16199721.
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    53. Gosselin J, Gahagan S, Amiel-Tison C. The Amiel-Tison Neurological Assessment at Term: conceptual and methodological continuity in the course of follow-up. Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev. 2005; 11(1):34-51. PMID: 15856442.
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    54. Gahagan S. Child and adolescent obesity. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2004 Jan; 34(1):6-43. PMID: 14685151.
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    55. Gahagan S, Silverstein J. Prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in children, with special emphasis on American Indian and Alaska Native children. American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Native American Child Health. Pediatrics. 2003 Oct; 112(4):e328. PMID: 14523221.
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