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Lyndsay A. Avalos, PhD, MPH

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Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 891-3426 (phone)
Lyndsay.A.Avalos@kp.org
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Lyndsay Ammon Avalos, PhD, MPH, is a Research Scientist III at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. She holds a bachelor’s degree in animal physiology and neuroscience from UC San Diego, an MPH from Boston University, and a PhD in Epidemiology from UC Berkeley. She completed an NIAAA pre-doctoral fellowship at the Alcohol Research Group in Emeryville, Calif., and UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. She was also a Building Interdisciplinary Research Careeers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) K12 scholar at DOR and UC San Francisco. Her research is primarily focused on informing and developing innovative interventions to improve the mental health and well-being of pregnant women, new moms and their children. Her research in maternal mental health and substance use includes studies addressing prevention, evaluating screening and treatment, testing interventions, and assessing maternal and child health outcomes. She also conducts pharmacoepidemiologic studies for conditions during pregnancy.

Current Position(s):

  • Research Scientist III, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Section Affiliations:

Primary Research Interests:

  • Reproductive and perinatal epidemiology
  • Maternal mental health and substance use
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • In utero exposures in relation to adverse maternal, fetal, and infant health

    Evaluation of the EmbrACE Intervention for Pregnant Adults with a History of Adverse Childhood Experiences

    Feasibility study of a 6-week virtual intervention for pregnant women with high adverse childhood experience (ACE) exposure and moderate to moderate-severe depression to reduce perinatal depression symptoms. Study will enroll and randomize participants to the 6-week virtual EmbrACE program or to receive health education resources (active control).
    Investigator: Avalos, Lyndsay
    Funder: TPMG Delivery Science Projects Program

    The Impact of Racial Residential Segregation on the Mental Health of Pregnant Women

    We will create a large diverse cohort of more than 360,000 pregnant Black, Hispanic, Asian and white women to: examine the relationship between racial residential segregation and prenatal depression, anxiety and trauma (Aim 1); and prenatal depressive severity (Aim 2). Analyses will be stratified by race/ethnicity. This study has important public health, clinical and policy implications for addressing racial/ethnic mental health inequities in a vulnerable population, pregnant women.
    Investigator: Avalos, Lyndsay
    Funder: Northern California Community Benefit Programs

    Treatment Initiation for New Episodes of Depression in Pregnant Women

    This study will use rigorous methods and rich health care data from a diverse, multi-site study population to study psychotherapy and antidepressant treatments for new episodes of depression during pregnancy. Analyses will include examination of infant outcomes and breastfeeding.
    Investigator: Avalos, Lyndsay
    Funder: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

    mHealth Mindfulness Intervention for Pregnant Black and Latina Women at Risk of Postpartum Depression

    This randomized controlled trial of an mHealth mindfulness intervention designed for Black and Latinx pregnant women at risk of developing postpartum depression will compare outcomes (depression, stress, sleep) of participants in the intervention with those in the control arm.
    Investigator: Avalos, Lyndsay; Kubo, Ai
    Funder: National Institute of Mental Health

    Comparing the Effects of Prenatal Depression and its Treatment on Developmental Outcomes of the Offspring

    This study will test the hypothesis that the underlying prenatal depression and use of SSRIs are independent risk factors for adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. The aims of this study are: 1) evaluate the effect of untreated prenatal depression, compared to no prenatal depression, on neurodevelopmental outcomes of the offspring, after adjustment for confounders; 2) evaluate the effect of treatment for prenatal depression with SSRIs on neurodevelopmental outcomes of the offspring; 3) on a subsample of 2,000 children, evaluate prenatal depression and its treatment in parental interviews to identify less severe neurodevelopmental outcomes.
    Investigator: Avalos, Lyndsay
    Funder: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

    Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Perinatal Depression Treatment Utilization

    The study will characterize racial/ethnic differences in perinatal depression treatment utilization, treatment engagement, and continued care by assembling a retrospective cohort of KPNC members entering prenatal care between 2012-2016. The study will also identify barriers to and facilitators of treatment utilization and opportunities for improvement in care delivery.
    Investigator: Avalos, Lyndsay
    Funder: Northern California Community Benefit Programs

    Maternal Marijuana Use During Pregnancy, Marijuana Legalization, and Adverse Obstetrical and Neonatal Outcomes: A 12-year Cohort Study (COVID-19 Revision)

    As of March 26, 2020, there have been more than 80,000 cases and 1,000 deaths in the US due to COVID-19. Because it attacks the lungs, COVID-19 could be an especially serious threat to those who smoke or vape tobacco or cannabis. This study will use data from the Kaiser Permanente Northern California universal prenatal substance use screening program to examine whether women who use substances before or during pregnancy are at increased risk for COVID-19 onset and progression. We will also look at whether prenatal substance use rates rise during the pandemic overall or within certain subgroups, such as women with depression, anxiety, or low socioeconomic status.
    Investigator: Young-Wolff, Kelly; Avalos, Lyndsay
    Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse

    Impact of In Utero Marijuana Exposure on Neurodevelopment, Behavior and Mental Health: A Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study

    This study will investigate whether maternal prenatal marijuana use increases the risk of impairments in a child's executive functioning and mental health, after accounting for other factors such as tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use; socioeconomic status, and maternal mental health postpartum. We will look at both the independent effects of prenatal marijuana use and the synergistic effects of concomitant substance use as well as differential effects by infant sex. 
    Investigator: Avalos, Lyndsay; Young-Wolff, Kelly
    Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse

    Does Centering Pregnancy impact patient satisfaction with prenatal care and maternal health and behavioral outcomes?

    This longitudinal study of 350 women seeking prenatal care in Kaiser Permanente Northern California will compare patient satisfaction with prenatal care, maternal health and behavioral outcomes between women in group prenatal care (Centering Pregnancy) and traditional prenatal care
    Investigator: Avalos, Lyndsay
    Funder: TPMG Delivery Science Projects Program

    Preventing Postpartum Depression: Exercise as Medicine

    This intervention study will randomize 200 postpartum women at increased risk of postpartum depression to an eHealth physical activity intervention and assess the efficacy of the intervention on increasing physical activity and decreasing postpartum depressive symptoms. Additionally, this study will identify actionable areas for implementation of this eHealth intervention in an integrated health care delivery system.
    Investigator: Avalos, Lyndsay; Badon, Sylvia
    Funder: KP-NBA Partnership

    Prenatal Depression and Antidepressant Exposure: Effects on Child Speech and Language Disorders

    The aims of this study are to 1) Assess the relationship between untreated prenatal depression and the risk of speech and language disorders of offspring; 2) Compare the effectiveness of treatment of prenatal depression on speech and language disorders of offspring; 3) Evaluate whether the timing and duration of SSRI use during pregnancy is related to child speech and language disorders; and 4) Assess the extent to which these relationships differ by infant sex.
    Investigator: Avalos, Lyndsay
    Funder: Northern California Community Benefit Programs

    Maternal Marijuana Use During Pregnancy, Marijuana Legalization, and Adverse Obstetrical and Neonatal Outcomes: A 12-year Cohort Study

    The goal of this application is to examine the association between maternal marijuana use during pregnancy and adverse obstetrical and neonatal outcomes. We aim to: 1) Examine trends in prenatal marijuana use following the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes in California; 2) Assess whether maternal marijuana use during pregnancy is associated with the risk of adverse maternal health and pregnancy outcomes; and 3) Assess whether maternal marijuana use during pregnancy is associated with the risk of adverse fetal and neonatal outcomes.
    Investigator: Avalos, Lyndsay; Young-Wolff, Kelly
    Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse

    Moderate Hypertension in Pregnancy: Safety and Effectiveness of Treatment

    The aims of this study are to: 1. Estimate risks of adverse pregnancy outcomes after antihypertensive medication exposure compared to a) untreated chronic or gestational hypertension, and b) healthy pregnancies with neither hypertension nor treatment. We will study: a) Maternal outcomes including cesarean delivery, postpartum hemorrhage, pre-eclampsia, and ICU admission; and b) Neonatal outcomes including preterm birth, small-for-gestational age, intensive care unit (NICU) stay, congenital malformations, and perinatal death. 2.Examine how risks vary for different antihypertensive agents. 3.Examine how risks vary according to the degree of blood pressure control achieved during treatment. 4. Examine how risks vary by obesity, GDM status and race/ethnicity.
    Investigator: Avalos, Lyndsay
    Funder: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

    Impact of Folate, Obesity and Genetics on Maternal Depression

    Research is desperately needed to inform safe and effective interventions for the prevention and treatment of maternal depression. An important first step to understanding whether nutrition may serve as an intervention and improve maternal mental health, is to elucidate the relationship between nutrition and depression during the peripartum period (during pregnancy and after). The aims of this study will address a gap in knowledge and provide insights into the relationship between nutrition and maternal depression which will take us a few steps closer to identifying whether dietary modifications or supplements may provide an inexpensive, easily modifiable intervention for the prevention of peripartum depression.
    Investigator: Avalos, Lyndsay
    Funder: National Institute of Mental Health

    Climate Change and Health: Assessing the Risk of Preterm Delivery

    The overall objective of this study is to examine the impact of climate change on the risk of preterm delivery (PTD) by using a case-crossover study design utilizing members of KPNC. In our first aim, we will assess the relationship between apparent temperature and PTD. Estimates will be adjusted for important air pollutants. In our second aim we will determine whether maternal factors (age, race/ethnicity and SES as measured by medicaid status) impact the relationship between apparent temperature and preterm delivery. Finally, we will explore whether additional maternal factors may impact the the relationships in the first aim. These additional factors include hypertension, smoking, alcohol use, medication use, gestational diabetes, depression, and pre-pregnancy BMI.
    Investigator: Avalos, Lyndsay
    Funder: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

    Prenatal Depression and Diet Quality During Pregnancy

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Caan B; Nance N; Zhu Y; Li DK; Quesenberry C; Hyde RJ; Hedderson MM

    J Acad Nutr Diet. 2020 06;120(6):972-984. Epub 2020-02-13.

    PubMed abstract

    Trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV3) during pregnancy and six-month infant development

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Zerbo O; Li DK; et al.

    Vaccine. 2020 02 28;38(10):2326-2332. Epub 2020-02-05.

    PubMed abstract

    Association of Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma With Cannabis Use During Pregnancy

    Author(s): Young-Wolff KC; Sarovar V; Tucker LY; Goler NC; Alexeeff SE; Ridout KK; Avalos LA

    JAMA Netw Open. 2020 02 05;3(2):e1921333. Epub 2020-02-05.

    PubMed abstract

    Preventing Perinatal Depression to Improve Maternal and Child Health-a Health Care Imperative

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Flanagan T; Li DK

    JAMA Pediatr. 2019 04 01;173(4):313-314.

    PubMed abstract

    Improved Perinatal Depression Screening, Treatment, and Outcomes With a Universal Obstetric Program

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Raine-Bennett T; Chen H; Adams AS; Flanagan T

    Obstet Gynecol. 2016 May;127(5):917-25.

    PubMed abstract

    Do multivitamin supplements modify the relationship between prenatal alcohol intake and miscarriage?

    Author(s): Ammon Avalos L; Kaskutas LA; Block G; Li DK

    Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec;201(6):563.e1-9. Epub 2009 Oct 20.

    PubMed abstract

    Prenatal exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and childhood autism-related outcomes

    Author(s): Ames, Jennifer L; Avalos, Lyndsay A; Croen, Lisa A; Ferrara, Assiamira; Hedderson, Monique M; Zhu, Yeyi; program collaborators for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes,; et al.

    Epidemiology. 2023 May 01;34(3):450-459. Epub 2023-04-03.

    PubMed abstract

    Racial-Ethnic Differences in Treatment Initiation for New Diagnoses of Perinatal Depression

    Author(s): Avalos, Lyndsay A; Nance, Nerissa; Iturralde, Esti; Badon, Sylvia E; Quesenberry, Charles P; Sterling, Stacy; Li, De-Kun; Flanagan, Tracy

    Psychiatr Serv. 2023 Apr 01;74(4):341-348. Epub 2022-10-13.

    PubMed abstract

    Prenatal Antidepressant Exposures and Autism Spectrum Disorder or Traits: A Retrospective, Multi-Cohort Study

    Author(s): Brennan, Patricia A; Croen, Lisa A; Avalos, Lyndsay A; Paneth, Nigel; et al.

    Res Child Adolesc Psychopathol. 2023 Apr;51(4):513-527. Epub 2022-11-22.

    PubMed abstract

    Associations between antidepressant use patterns during pregnancy and birth outcomes among periconception antidepressant users

    Author(s): Nance, Nerissa; Badon, Sylvia E; Ridout, Kathryn; Ahern, Jennifer; Li, De-Kun; Quesenberry, Charles; Avalos, Lyndsay A

    Pharmacotherapy. 2023 Mar 05.

    PubMed abstract

    Maternal and neonatal outcomes associated with treating hypertension in pregnancy at different thresholds

    Author(s): Avalos, Lyndsay A; Neugebauer, Romain S; Nance, Nerissa; Badon, Sylvia E; Cheetham, T Craig; Easterling, Thomas R; Reynolds, Kristi; Idu, Abisola; Bider-Canfield, Zoe; Holt, Victoria L; Dublin, Sascha

    Pharmacotherapy. 2023 Feb 13.

    PubMed abstract

    Association of cannabis use during pregnancy with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection: a retrospective cohort study

    Author(s): Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Ray, G Thomas; Alexeeff, Stacey E; Benowitz, Neal; Adams, Sara R; Does, Monique B; Goler, Nancy; Ansley, Deborah; Conway, Amy; Avalos, Lyndsay A

    Addiction. 2023 Feb;118(2):317-326. Epub 2022-10-12.

    PubMed abstract

    Association of the COVID-19 Pandemic With Unstable and/or Unsafe Living Situations and Intimate Partner Violence Among Pregnant Individuals

    Author(s): Avalos, Lyndsay A; Ray, G Thomas; Alexeeff, Stacey E; Adams, Sara R; Does, Monique B; Watson, Carey; Young-Wolff, Kelly C

    JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Feb 01;6(2):e230172. Epub 2023-02-01.

    PubMed abstract

    The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on prenatal cannabis use by pre-conception depression and anxiety status

    Author(s): Avalos, Lyndsay A; Ray, G Thomas; Alexeeff, Stacey E; Adams, Sara R; Does, Monique; Ansley, Deborah; Tucker, Lue-Yen; Conway, Amy; Ettenger, Allison; Goler, Nancy; Young-Wolff, Kelly C

    J Affect Disord Rep. 2022 Dec;10:100432. Epub 2022-11-11.

    PubMed abstract

    Changes in 24-Hour Movement Behaviors From Early to Late Pregnancy in Individuals With Prepregnancy Overweight or Obesity

    Author(s): Badon, Sylvia E; Ferrara, Assiamira; Gabriel, Kelley Pettee; Avalos, Lyndsay A; Hedderson, Monique M

    J Phys Act Health. 2022 Dec 01;19(12):842-846. Epub 2022-11-12.

    PubMed abstract

    COVID-19 Pandemic Experiences and Symptoms of Pandemic-Associated Traumatic Stress Among Mothers in the US

    Author(s): Bastain, Theresa M; Avalos, Lyndsay A; Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes Program Collaborators,; et al.

    JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Dec 01;5(12):e2247330. Epub 2022-12-01.

    PubMed abstract

    Association of serum folate levels during pregnancy and prenatal depression

    Author(s): Avalos, Lyndsay A; Nance, Nerissa; Caan, Bette; Sujan, Ayesha C; Uriu-Adams, Janet Y; Li, De-Kun; Quesenberry, Charles P; Hedderson, Monique M

    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2023 Dec;36(1):1-4. Epub 2022-11-17.

    PubMed abstract

    Geographic Accessibility of Retail Cannabis in Northern California and Prenatal Cannabis Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Author(s): Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Alexeeff, Stacey E; Campbell, Cynthia I; Avalos, Lyndsay A; et al.

    JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Nov 01;5(11):e2244086. Epub 2022-11-01.

    PubMed abstract

    Patterns of Substance Use During Early Pregnancy and Associations With Behavioral Health Characteristics

    Author(s): Sujan, Ayesha C; Alexeeff, Stacey E; Slama, Natalie; Avalos, Lyndsay A; Adams, Sara R; Conway, Amy; Ansley, Deborah; Young-Wolff, Kelly C

    J Addict Med. 2022 Oct 18.

    PubMed abstract

    In-utero cannabis exposure and long-term psychiatric and neurodevelopmental outcomes: The limitations of existing literature and recommendations for future research

    Author(s): Sujan, Ayesha C; Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Avalos, Lyndsay A

    Birth Defects Res. 2022 08 01;114(13):689-713. Epub 2022-06-16.

    PubMed abstract

    Cardiometabolic Pregnancy Complications in Association with Autism-Related Traits as Measured by the Social Responsiveness Scale in ECHO

    Author(s): Lyall, Kristen; Avalos, Lyndsay A; Croen, Lisa A; Ferrara, Assiamira; Environmental Influences On Child Health Outcomes, On Behalf Of Program Collaborators For; et al.

    Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Jul 23;191(8):1407-1419.

    PubMed abstract

    Coping strategies for COVID-19 pandemic-related stress and mental health during pregnancy

    Author(s): Badon, Sylvia E; Croen, Lisa A; Ferrara, Assiamira; Ames, Jennifer L; Hedderson, Monique M; Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Zhu, Yeyi; Avalos, Lyndsay A

    J Affect Disord. 2022 Jul 15;309:309-313. Epub 2022-04-28.

    PubMed abstract

    Association Between Prenatal Cannabis Use and Psychotropic Medication Use in Pregnant Patients With Depression and Anxiety

    Author(s): Hirschtritt, Matthew E; Avalos, Lyndsay A; Sarovar, Varada; Ridout, Kathryn K; Goler, Nancy C; Ansley, Deborah R; Satre, Derek D; Young-Wolff, Kelly C

    J Addict Med. 2022 Jul-Aug 01;16(4):e269-e273. Epub 2022-01-22.

    PubMed abstract

    Perinatal Complications in Individuals in California With or Without SARS-CoV-2 Infection During Pregnancy

    Author(s): Ferrara, Assiamira; Hedderson, Monique M; Zhu, Yeyi; Avalos, Lyndsay A; Kuzniewicz, Michael W; Myers, Laura C; Ngo, Amanda L; Gunderson, Erica P; Ritchie, Jenna L; Quesenberry, Charles P; Greenberg, Mara

    JAMA Intern Med. 2022 05 01;182(5):503-512.

    PubMed abstract

    Prenatal Cannabis Use Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic-Reply

    Author(s): Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Ansley, Deborah; Avalos, Lyndsay A

    JAMA. 2022 02 08;327(6):587-588.

    PubMed abstract

    Contributions of COVID-19 Pandemic-Related Stressors to Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health During Pregnancy

    Author(s): Avalos, Lyndsay A; Nance, Nerissa; Zhu, Yeyi; Croen, Lisa A; Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Zerbo, Ousseny; Hedderson, Monique M; Ferrara, Assiamira; Ames, Jennifer L; Badon, Sylvia E

    Front Psychiatry. 2022;13:837659. Epub 2022-03-14.

    PubMed abstract

    Associations of COVID-19-Related Health, Healthcare and Economic Factors With Prenatal Depression and Anxiety

    Author(s): Avalos, Lyndsay A; Nance, Nerissa; Badon, Sylvia E; Young-Wolff, Kelly; Ames, Jennifer; Zhu, Yeyi; Hedderson, Monique M; Ferrara, Assiamira; Zerbo, Ousseny; Greenberg, Mara; Croen, Lisa A

    Int J Public Health. 2022;67:1604433. Epub 2022-05-04.

    PubMed abstract

    Maternal and neonatal outcomes of antihypertensive treatment in pregnancy: A retrospective cohort study

    Author(s): Dublin, Sascha; Avalos, Lyndsay A; Neugebauer, Romain S; Badon, Sylvia E; Shortreed, Susan M; et al.

    PLoS One. 2022;17(5):e0268284. Epub 2022-05-16.

    PubMed abstract

    Identifying hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, a comparison of two epidemiologic definitions

    Author(s): Cheetham, T Craig; Avalos, Lyndsay A; Neugebauer, Romain S; Dublin, Sascha; et al.

    Front Cardiovasc Med. 2022;9:1006104. Epub 2022-11-23.

    PubMed abstract

    Rates of Prenatal Cannabis Use Among Pregnant Women Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Author(s): Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Ray, G Thomas; Alexeeff, Stacey E; Adams, Sara R; Does, Monique B; Ansley, Deborah; Avalos, Lyndsay A

    JAMA. 2021 11 02;326(17):1745-1747.

    PubMed abstract

    Disparities in Risks of Inadequate and Excessive Intake of Micronutrients during Pregnancy

    Author(s): Sauder, Katherine A; Avalos, Lyndsay A; Zhu, Yeyi; Breton, Carrie V; Program Collaborators for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO),; et al.

    J Nutr. 2021 11 02;151(11):3555-3569.

    PubMed abstract

    Lifestyle-related education and counseling resource utilization and cardiovascular biomarkers in midlife women with low physical activity

    Author(s): Badon, Sylvia E; Nance, Nerissa; Fogelberg, Renee; Quesenberry, Charles; Hedderson, Monique M; Avalos, Lyndsay A

    Prev Med Rep. 2021 Sep;23:101401. Epub 2021-05-17.

    PubMed abstract

    Engagement in perinatal depression treatment: a qualitative study of barriers across and within racial/ethnic groups

    Author(s): Iturralde, Esti; Hsiao, Crystal A; Nkemere, Linda; Kubo, Ai; Sterling, Stacy A; Flanagan, Tracy; Avalos, Lyndsay A

    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2021 Jul 16;21(1):512. Epub 2021-07-16.

    PubMed abstract

    Perceived Barriers and Motivators for Physical Activity in Women With Perinatal Depression

    Author(s): Badon, Sylvia E; Iturralde, Esti; Nkemere, Linda; Nance, Nerissa; Avalos, Lyndsay A

    J Phys Act Health. 2021 07 01;18(7):801-810. Epub 2021-05-12.

    PubMed abstract

    Dual trajectories of physical activity and blood lipids in midlife women: The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation

    Author(s): Badon, Sylvia E; Gabriel, Kelley Pettee; Karvonen-Gutierrez, Carrie; Sternfeld, Barbara; Gold, Ellen B; Waetjen, L Elaine; Lee, Catherine; Avalos, Lyndsay A; El Khoudary, Samar R; Hedderson, Monique M

    Maturitas. 2021 Apr;146:49-56. Epub 2021-02-06.

    PubMed abstract

    mHealth Mindfulness Intervention for Women with Moderate-to-Moderately-Severe Antenatal Depressive Symptoms: a Pilot Study Within an Integrated Health Care System

    Author(s): Kubo, Ai; Aghaee, Sara; Kurtovich, Elaine M; Nkemere, Linda; Quesenberry, Charles P; McGinnis, MegAnn K; Avalos, Lyndsay A

    Mindfulness (N Y). 2021 Mar 11:1-11.

    PubMed abstract

    Association of Cannabis Retailer Proximity and Density With Cannabis Use Among Pregnant Women in Northern California After Legalization of Cannabis for Recreational Use

    Author(s): Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Adams, Sara R; Padon, Alisa; Silver, Lynn D; Alexeeff, Stacey E; Van Den Eeden, Stephen K; Avalos, Lyndsay A

    JAMA Netw Open. 2021 03 01;4(3):e210694. Epub 2021-03-01.

    PubMed abstract

    COVID-19 prevalence, symptoms, and sociodemographic disparities in infection among insured pregnant women in Northern California

    Author(s): Ames, Jennifer L; Ferrara, Assiamira; Avalos, Lyndsay A; Badon, Sylvia E; Greenberg, Mara B; Hedderson, Monique M; Kuzniewicz, Michael W; Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Zerbo, Ousseny; Zhu, Yeyi; Croen, Lisa A; et al.

    PLoS One. 2021;16(9):e0256891. Epub 2021-09-03.

    PubMed abstract

    A Mobile Health Mindfulness Intervention for Women With Moderate to Moderately Severe Postpartum Depressive Symptoms: Feasibility Study

    Author(s): Avalos, Lyndsay A; Aghaee, Sara; Kurtovich, Elaine; Quesenberry, Charles; Nkemere, Linda; McGinnis, MegAnn K; Kubo, Ai

    JMIR Ment Health. 2020 Nov 12;7(11):e17405. Epub 2020-11-12.

    PubMed abstract

    Gestational weight gain, birthweight and early-childhood obesity: between- and within-family comparisons

    Author(s): Badon, Sylvia E; Quesenberry, Charles P; Xu, Fei; Avalos, Lyndsay A; Hedderson, Monique M

    Int J Epidemiol. 2020 10 01;49(5):1682-1690.

    PubMed abstract

    Prenatal Depression and Diet Quality During Pregnancy

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Caan B; Nance N; Zhu Y; Li DK; Quesenberry C; Hyde RJ; Hedderson MM

    J Acad Nutr Diet. 2020 06;120(6):972-984. Epub 2020-02-13.

    PubMed abstract

    Trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV3) during pregnancy and six-month infant development

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Zerbo O; Li DK; et al.

    Vaccine. 2020 02 28;38(10):2326-2332. Epub 2020-02-05.

    PubMed abstract

    Association of Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma With Cannabis Use During Pregnancy

    Author(s): Young-Wolff KC; Sarovar V; Tucker LY; Goler NC; Alexeeff SE; Ridout KK; Avalos LA

    JAMA Netw Open. 2020 02 05;3(2):e1921333. Epub 2020-02-05.

    PubMed abstract

    Identifying hypertension in pregnancy using electronic medical records: The importance of blood pressure values

    Author(s): Chen L; Avalos LA; Neugebauer R; Badon SE; Dublin S; et al.

    Pregnancy Hypertens. 2020 Jan;19:112-118. Epub 2020-01-03.

    PubMed abstract

    Family Environment, Neurodevelopmental Risk, and the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Initiative: Looking Back and Moving Forward

    Author(s): Bush NR; Avalos LA; Posner J; et al.

    Front Psychiatry. 2020;11:547. Epub 2020-06-19.

    PubMed abstract

    Pre- and Early Pregnancy Onset Depression and Subsequent Rate of Gestational Weight Gain

    Author(s): Badon SE; Hedderson MM; Hyde RJ; Quesenberry CP; Avalos LA

    J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2019 09;28(9):1237-1245. Epub 2019-05-07.

    PubMed abstract

    Understanding periviable birth: A microeconomic alternative to the dysregulation narrative

    Author(s): Catalano R; Bruckner T; Avalos LA; Stewart H; Karasek D; Kariv S; Gemmill A; Saxton K; Casey J

    Soc Sci Med. 2019 07;233:281-284. Epub 2017-12-12.

    PubMed abstract

    Preventing Perinatal Depression to Improve Maternal and Child Health-a Health Care Imperative

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Flanagan T; Li DK

    JAMA Pediatr. 2019 04 01;173(4):313-314.

    PubMed abstract

    Trends in marijuana use among pregnant women with and without nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, 2009-2016

    Author(s): Young-Wolff KC; Sarovar V; Tucker LY; Avalos LA; Alexeeff S; Conway A; Armstrong MA; Weisner C; Campbell CI; Goler N

    Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 03 01;196:66-70. Epub 2019-01-18.

    PubMed abstract

    Association of Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy With Prenatal Marijuana Use

    Author(s): Young-Wolff KC; Sarovar V; Tucker LY; Avalos LA; Conway A; Armstrong MA; Goler N

    JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Aug 20.

    PubMed abstract

    Intimate Partner Violence, Smoking, and Pregnancy: What Can We Do to Help?

    Author(s): Young-Wolff KC; McCaw B; Avalos LA

    J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 Sep 22.

    PubMed abstract

    Predictors of Breastfeeding Initiation and Maintenance in an Integrated Healthcare Setting

    Author(s): Henninger ML; Avalos LA; Pregnancy and Influenza Project Workgroup; et al.

    J Hum Lact. 2017 May;33(2):256-266. Epub 2017-03-23.

    PubMed abstract

    The impact of high apparent temperature on spontaneous preterm delivery: a case-crossover study

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Chen H; Li DK; Basu R

    Environ Health. 2017 Feb 01;16(1):5. Epub 2017-02-01.

    PubMed abstract

    The impact of maternal factors on the association between temperature and preterm delivery

    Author(s): Basu R; Chen H; Li DK; Avalos LA

    Environ Res. 2017 Jan 02;154:109-114. Epub 2017-01-02.

    PubMed abstract

    The Kaiser Permanente Northern California research program on genes, environment, and health (RPGEH) pregnancy cohort: study design, methodology and baseline characteristics

    Author(s): Hedderson MM; Ferrara A; Avalos LA; Van den Eeden SK; Gunderson EP; Li DK; Schaefer C; Croen LA; et al.

    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 Nov 29;16(1):381. Epub 2016-11-29.

    PubMed abstract

    Improved Perinatal Depression Screening, Treatment, and Outcomes With a Universal Obstetric Program

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Raine-Bennett T; Chen H; Adams AS; Flanagan T

    Obstet Gynecol. 2016 May;127(5):917-25.

    PubMed abstract

    Perinatal Obstetric Office Depression Screening and Treatment: Implementation in a Health Care System

    Author(s): Flanagan T; Avalos LA

    Obstet Gynecol. 2016 May;127(5):911-5.

    PubMed abstract

    The Association Between Influenza Vaccination and Other Preventative Health Behaviors in a Cohort of Pregnant Women

    Author(s): Scheminske M; Henninger M; Irving SA; Thompson M; Williams J; Shifflett P; Ball SW; Avalos LA; Naleway AL; Pregnancy and Influenza Project Workgroup

    Health Educ Behav. 2015 Jun;42(3):402-8. Epub 2014-12-12.

    PubMed abstract

    Factors Associated with Seasonal Influenza Vaccination in Pregnant Women

    Author(s): Henninger ML; Irving SA; Thompson M; Avalos LA; Ball SW; Shifflett P; Naleway AL; Influenza Project (PIP) Working Group

    J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 May;24(5):394-402. Epub 2015-04-15.

    PubMed abstract

    Antidepressant medication use, depression, and the risk of preeclampsia

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Chen H; Li DK

    CNS Spectr. 2015 Feb;20(1):39-47.

    PubMed abstract

    Genital herpes and its treatment in relation to preterm delivery

    Author(s): Li DK; Raebel MA; Cheetham TC; Hansen C; Avalos L; Chen H; Davis R

    Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Dec 1;180(11):1109-17. Epub 2014-11-12.

    PubMed abstract

    Trends in Elective Labor Induction for Six United States Health Plans, 2001-2007

    Author(s): Dublin S; Avalos LA; Caughey AB; et al.

    J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2014 Nov;23(11):904-11. Epub 2014-10-20.

    PubMed abstract

    Volume and Type of Alcohol During Early Pregnancy and the Risk of Miscarriage

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Roberts SC; Kaskutas LA; Block G; Li DK

    Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Sep;49(11):1437-45. Epub 2014-05-08.

    PubMed abstract

    Effectiveness of seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine for preventing influenza virus illness among pregnant women: a population-based case-control study during the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 influenza seasons

    Author(s): Thompson MG; Li DK; Avalos LA; Pregnancy and Influenza Project Workgroup; et al.

    Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Feb;58(4):449-57. Epub 2013-11-26.

    PubMed abstract

    The Prevalence and Trends of Antiviral Medication Use During Pregnancy in the US: A Population-Based Study of 664,297 Deliveries in 2001-2007

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Li DK; et al.

    Matern Child Health J. 2014 Jan;18(1):64-72.

    PubMed abstract

    Feasibility and acceptability of a novel, computerized screening and brief intervention (SBI) for alcohol and sweetened beverage use in pregnancy

    Author(s): Nayak MB; Korcha RA; Kaskustas LA; Avalos LA

    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014;14:379. Epub 2014-11-25.

    PubMed abstract

    Prevalence and trends in the use of antipsychotic medications during pregnancy in the U.S., 2001-2007: a population-based study of 585,615 deliveries

    Author(s): Toh S; Li DK; Avalos LA; Andrade SE; et al.

    Arch Womens Ment Health. 2013 Apr;16(2):149-57. Epub 2013 Feb 7.

    PubMed abstract

    Prevalence, Trends, and Patterns of Use of Antidiabetic Medications Among Pregnant Women, 2001-2007

    Author(s): Lawrence JM; Avalos LA; Medication Exposure in Pregnancy Risk Evaluation Program (MEPREP) Study Group; et al.

    Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jan;121(1):106-14.

    PubMed abstract

    Alcohol, tobacco and drug use as reasons for abortion

    Author(s): Roberts SC; Avalos LA; Sinkford D; Foster DG

    Alcohol Alcohol. 2012 Nov-Dec;47(6):640-8. Epub 2012 Aug 22.

    PubMed abstract

    Trends in the Use of Antiepileptic Drugs among Pregnant Women in the US, 2001-2007: A Medication Exposure in Pregnancy Risk Evaluation Program Study

    Author(s): Bobo WV; Li DK; Avalos LA; Cooper WO; et al.

    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2012 Nov;26(6):578-88.

    PubMed abstract

    A systematic review to calculate background miscarriage rates using life table analysis

    Author(s): Ammon Avalos L; Galindo C; Li DK

    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2012 Jun;94(6):417-23. Epub 2012 Apr 18.

    PubMed abstract

    Formal and informal substance use treatment utilization and alcohol abstinence over seven years: Is the relationship different for blacks and whites?

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Mulia N

    Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012 Feb 1;121(1-2):73-80. Epub 2011 Sep 21.

    PubMed abstract

    Does Lack of Multinutrient Supplementation During Early Pregnancy Increase Vulnerability to Alcohol-Related Preterm or Small-for-Gestational-Age Births?

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Kaskutas L; Block G; Abrams B; Li DK

    Matern Child Health J. 2011 Nov;15(8):1324-32.

    PubMed abstract

    Stress, substance use and sexual risk behaviors among primary care patients in Cape Town, South Africa

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Mertens JR; Ward CL; Flisher AJ; Bresick GF; Weisner CM

    AIDS Behav. 2010 Apr;14(2):359-70. Epub 2009 Feb 10.

    PubMed abstract

    Do multivitamin supplements modify the relationship between prenatal alcohol intake and miscarriage?

    Author(s): Ammon Avalos L; Kaskutas LA; Block G; Li DK

    Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec;201(6):563.e1-9. Epub 2009 Oct 20.

    PubMed abstract