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Assiamira M. Ferrara, MD, PhD

assiamira.ferrara@kp.org

Kaiser Permanente Researcher Profiles

Assiamira  Ferrara, MD, PhD

Assiamira Ferrara, MD, PhD is a Senior Research Scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. Dr. Ferrara is internationally recognized for her expertise in gestational diabetes (GDM) and obesity during pregnancy, and her research interests focus on preventing the adverse effects of these conditions on women’s and children’s health.

Her primary focus has been the epidemiology of and translational research related to diabetes and GDM. Dr. Ferrara and colleagues have adapted the National Diabetes Prevention Program to be delivered by telehealth in women with GDM as well as pregnant women with overweight or obesity during the prenatal and postpartum periods to achieve weight management and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Dr. Ferrara also conducts cohort studies of pregnant women and their offspring to identify early risk factors for diabetes and obesity. She is the contact principal investigator at Kaiser Permanente of the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program, a National Institutes of Health initiative. Dr. Ferrara’s life course approach to diabetes and obesity prevention is aimed in reducing the risk factors for these chronic conditions early in life. In recognition of her research on these topics, Dr. Ferrara was presented the 2019 American Diabetes Association’s Norbert Freinkel Lecture.

She has also led the establishment and maintenance of the KPNC Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy Glucose Tolerance Registry since its inception in 1997. Dr. Ferrara collaborated with researchers across the nation to further the understanding of sex disparities in the quality of health care for people with diabetes in an attempt to explain the higher risk of cardiovascular mortality in women with diabetes relative to men. She has also worked to determine the safety of diabetes medications in regards to cancer risks.

Current Positions

  • Research Scientist III, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
  • Affiliate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2002-present

Section Affiliations

Primary Research Interests

  • Epidemiology of Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes
  • Diabetes and Obesity Prevention
  • Translational Research
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Endocrinology
  • Menopause

Studies

Understanding facilitators and barriers to achieving glycemic control among a diverse population with gestational diabetes

The SUNRISE project capitalizes on our previous qualitative research that demonstrated our ability to identify facilitators and barriers that contribute to health engagement among patients with gestational diabetes. The proposed supplement widens the potential impact of the parent project beyond the postpartum period. Information gained about gestational diabetes engagement during pregnancy will shed important light on the lived experiences of diverse populations most affected by both suboptimal glycemic control and suboptimal postpartum screening for overt diabetes.

Investigator: Ferrara, Assiamira

Funder: Northern California Community Benefit Programs

Center for upstream prevention of adiposity and diabetes mellitus

The UPSTREAM Center conducts research on the upstream prevention of adiposity and diabetes by identifying risk factors and conducting interventions early in the life to prevent the onset of these conditions. Our focus is on training the next generation of researchers, collaborating with TPMG clinicians to conduct delivery science research, translating findings into clinical care, and interacting with Community Health at Kaiser Permanente to inform health policies.

Investigator: Ferrara, Assiamira

Funder: Northern California Community Benefit Programs

Motivational Determinants of Postpartum Lifestyle Behaviors, Weight Retention, and Metabolic Syndrome

The proposed study aims to identify affective influences on key lifestyle behaviors (healthy eating and objectively measured self-weighing and physical activity) associated with postpartum weight retention and cardiometabolic profile (e.g., metabolic syndrome). We propose a longitudinal study design within a theory-driven framework that leverages PETALS, an existing population-based cohort. The ultimate objectives of this research are to identify novel, modifiable targets for interventions to improve postpartum weight trajectory and cardiometabolic outcomes among diverse women at risk for cardiovascular health disparities.

Investigator: Ferrara, Assiamira

Funder: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Optimizing a Scalable Intervention to Maximize Guideline-Recommended Diabetes Testing after GDM

We will leverage the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) to efficiently identify, in a single experiment, which of four components of an outreach intervention motivate women with gestational diabetes to complete a recommended oral glucose tolerance test by 12 weeks and join a health system- or community-based lifestyle program for diabetes prevention.

Investigator: Ferrara, Assiamira

Funder: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

COVID-19 Related Changes in Health Care Delivery and Health Outcomes Among Pregnant Women and Their Newborns

This study will examine the impacts that COVID-19 pandemic related changes in health care delivery had on health outcomes among pregnant women and their newborns in Kaiser Permanente Northern California. The study will also evaluate the clinical course of COVID-19 during pregnancy and its impact on health outcomes.

Investigator: Ferrara, Assiamira

Funder: TPMG Delivery Science Projects Program

ECHO Coordinating Center: Opportunities and Infrastructure Fund Component

The overall goal of this project is to demonstrate that the newly FDA-approved Airwave Oscillometry System (tremoFlo c-100, Thorasys) can be used to reliably and easily obtain lung function measurements in ECHO cohorts and that these oscillometry measures of respiratory resistance and compliance are important outcomes in relating pre-, peri-, and postnatal exposures to respiratory health throughout childhood.

Investigator: Ferrara, Assiamira

Funder: National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director

Study to Assess the Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes in Young Adults

This project with multiple principal investigators will address the following aims: 1) Develop and implement a case ascertainment strategy for the rapid, timely and complete identification of new onset diabetes cases among young adults; 2) Develop and implement procedures for the measurement of diabetes autoantibodies; 3) Establish a diverse, population-based registry of incident cases of diabetes among young adults; 4) Determine the incidence of type 1 diabetes.

Investigator: Ferrara, Assiamira

Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Opportunities to Prevent Diabetes in the Workplace

The study seeks to compare weight loss outcomes and patient engagement in two interventions derived from Diabetes Prevention Programs.

Investigator: Ferrara, Assiamira

Funder: Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

Comparative Effectiveness of Diabetes Prevention Strategies in Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

It is a cluster randomized lifestyle intervention trial that assesses the effect of an organizational-level intervention on weight management in GDM patients. Randomization will occur at the medical center level; 44 medical centers of Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KP) will participate and data will be collected for more than 2,400 pregnant women with GDM. The intervention will be compared to usual care.

Investigator: Ferrara, Assiamira

Funder: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Early Life Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Child Growth, Adiposity, and Neurodevelopment

We hypothesize that in-utero exposures to commonly used endocrine disrupting chemicals, such as PFCs and PBDEs, individually and/or in combination, have adverse effects on child obesity and neurodevelopment through possible common pathways. Our aims are:
Aim 1. To evaluate whether in-utero exposures to maternal PFCs and PBDEs, individually and/or in combination, are associated with infant growth, adiposity and neurodevelopment.
Aim 2. To evaluate whether in-utero PFCs and PBDEs exposures are associated with metabolic determinants of obesity and neurodevelopment .
Aim 3. To explore whether in-utero PFCs and PBDEs exposures are associated with infant patterns of DNA methylation.
Aim 4. To identify infant, maternal and paternal factors that modify the association of exposure to in-utero PFCs and PBDEs exposures and with infant growth, adiposity and neurodevelopment.

Investigator: Ferrara, Assiamira; Croen, Lisa

Funder: National Institutes of Health

Appropriate Gestational Weight Gain in Overweight/Obese Women

Among overweight/obese pregnant women, we propose to develop and evaluate a randomized diet and physical activity intervention tailored to mothers and feasible in a health plan setting, with the goal of ameliorating inappropriate gestational weight gain.

Investigator: Ferrara, Assiamira

Funder: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Prenatal Bisphenol A Exposure and Risk of Gestational Diabetes

This study will enroll 3,350 pregnant women during their first trimester, among whom a prospective nested case-control study of 300 gestational diabetes cases and 600 controls will be conducted to examine the association between early pregnancy levels of bisphenol-A (BPA) and the risk of GDM in the second trimester, as well as the association between BPA and high levels of metabolic markers of insulin resistance and liver enzymes, and the risk of having a large for gestational age (LGA) infant.

Investigator: Ferrara, Assiamira

Funder: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Cohort Study of Pioglitazone and Bladder Cancer in Patients with Diabetes

This cohort study examines the possible association of pioglitazone use with the incidence of new bladder cancer in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Diabetes Registry .

Investigator: Ferrara, Assiamira

Funder: Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America

Cohort Study of Pioglitazone and Cancer Incidence in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

The objective of this study is to conduct exploratory analysis of the potential association between treatment with pioglitazone and risk of cancer at sites other than bladder using information available from a variety of KPNC electronic data sources.

Investigator: Ferrara, Assiamira

Funder: Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America

Translational Diabetes Prevention in GDM

This is a lifestyle intervention project tailored to pregnant and postpartum women with gestational diabetes (GDM) and designed to reduce risk factors for type 2 diabetes. The intervention will start during pregnancy soon after GDM diagnosis and will continue postpartum. It will be delivered by individual telephone counseling contacts and brief in-person counseling sessions. Patients will be randomly assigned to a lifestyle intervention or usual medical care. Among GDM patients we propose to implement and evaluate an intervention of diet and physical activity tailored to be practical in health plan settings and for postpartum mothers, with the primary goals of: a) reaching pre-pregnancy weight if women had normal pre-pregnancy weight; or b) reaching a 5% reduction from pre-pregnancy weight if overweight or obese prior to pregnancy.

Investigator: Ferrara, Assiamira

Funder: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Publications

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

Authors: 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

Health Care Utilization During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Individuals Born Preterm

Authors: McGowan, Elisabeth C; Ferrara, Assiamira M; program collaborators for Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO),; et al.

JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Apr 03;6(4):e2310696. Epub 2023-04-03.

PubMed abstract

Changes in Body Mass Index Among School-Aged Youths Following Implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

Authors: Chandran, Aruna; Ferrara, Assiamira; Hedderson, Monique; Knapp, Emily; et al.

JAMA Pediatr. 2023 Apr 01;177(4):401-409.

PubMed abstract

In utero metabolomic signatures of refined grains intake and risk of gestational diabetes: A metabolome-wide association study

Authors: Chehab, Rana F; Ferrara, Assiamira; Zheng, Siwen; Barupal, Dinesh K; Ngo, Amanda L; Chen, Liwei; Fiehn, Oliver; Zhu, Yeyi

Am J Clin Nutr. 2023 Apr;117(4):731-740. Epub 2023-02-11.

PubMed abstract

Incidence Rates of Childhood Asthma with Recurrent Exacerbations in the U.S. Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program

Authors: Miller, Rachel L; Ferrara, Assiamira; program collaborators for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes,; et al.

J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2023 Mar 25.

PubMed abstract

The Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO)-wide Cohort

Authors: Knapp, Emily A; Croen, Lisa; Ferrara, Assiamira; Environmental Influences On Child Health Outcomes, On Behalf Of Program Collaborators For; et al.

Am J Epidemiol. 2023 Mar 24.

PubMed abstract

Impact of sedentary behavior and emotional support on prenatal psychological distress and birth outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic

Authors: Hipwell, Alison E; Ferrera, Assiamira; program collaborators for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes,; et al.

Psychol Med. 2023 Mar 08:1-14.

PubMed abstract

Birth Outcomes in Relation to Prenatal Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Stress in the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program

Authors: Padula, Amy M; Ferrara, Assiamira; Zhu, Yeyi; program collaborators for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes,; et al.

Environ Health Perspect. 2023 Mar;131(3):37006. Epub 2023-03-15.

PubMed abstract

Intergenerational transmission of the effects of maternal exposure to childhood maltreatment in the USA: a retrospective cohort study

Authors: Moog, Nora K; Ferrara, Assiamira; ECHO collaborators,; et al.

Lancet Public Health. 2023 Mar;8(3):e226-e237.

PubMed abstract

Perinatal Outcomes During vs. Prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Role of Maternal Depression and Perceived Stress: A Report from the ECHO Program

Authors: McKee, Kimberly S; Ferrara, Assiamira; Comstock, Sarah S; et al.

Am J Perinatol. 2023 Feb 13.

PubMed abstract

Dietary Quality Indices in Early Pregnancy and Rate of Gestational Weight Gain among a Prospective Multi-Racial and Ethnic Cohort

Authors: Liu, Emily F; Zhu, Yeyi; Ferrara, Assiamira; Hedderson, Monique M

Nutrients. 2023 Feb 06;15(4). Epub 2023-02-06.

PubMed abstract

Trends in Screen Time Use Among Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic, July 2019 Through August 2021

Authors: Hedderson, Monique M; Zhu, Yeyi; Ferrara, Assiamira; Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes Program,; et al.

JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Feb 01;6(2):e2256157. Epub 2023-02-01.

PubMed abstract

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s sleep habits: an ECHO study

Authors: Lucchini, Maristella; Ferrara, Assiamira; Hedderson, Monique; Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes,; et al.

Pediatr Res. 2023 Feb;93(3):586-594. Epub 2022-10-04.

PubMed abstract

Effects of COVID-19 Financial and Social Hardships on Infants’ and Toddlers’ Development in the ECHO Program

Authors: Nozadi, Sara S; Croen, Lisa A; Ferrara, Assiamira; Lewis, Johnnye L; et al.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023 Jan 05;20(2). Epub 2023-01-05.

PubMed abstract

Associations of Neighborhood Opportunity and Social Vulnerability With Trajectories of Childhood Body Mass Index and Obesity Among US Children

Authors: Aris, Izzuddin M; Ferrara, Assiamira; Zhu, Yeyi; Program Collaborators for Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes,; et al.

JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Dec 01;5(12):e2247957. Epub 2022-12-01.

PubMed abstract

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

Authors: 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

Urinary Phenols in Early to Mid-Pregnancy and Risk of Gestational Diabetes: A Longitudinal Study in a Multiracial Cohort

Authors: Zhu, Yeyi; Hedderson, Monique M; Calafat, Antonia M; Alexeeff, Stacey E; Feng, Juanran; Quesenberry, Charles P; Ferrara, Assiamira

Diabetes. 2022 Dec 01;71(12):2539-2551.

PubMed abstract

Development and validation of prediction models for gestational diabetes treatment modality using supervised machine learning: a population-based cohort study

Authors: Liao, Lauren D; Ferrara, Assiamira; Greenberg, Mara B; Ngo, Amanda L; Feng, Juanran; Zhang, Zhenhua; Bradshaw, Patrick T; Hubbard, Alan E; Zhu, Yeyi

BMC Med. 2022 09 15;20(1):307. Epub 2022-09-15.

PubMed abstract

Glycemic Control Trajectories and Risk of Perinatal Complications Among Individuals With Gestational Diabetes

Authors: Chehab, Rana F; Ferrara, Assiamira; Greenberg, Mara B; Ngo, Amanda L; Feng, Juanran; Zhu, Yeyi

JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Sep 01;5(9):e2233955. Epub 2022-09-01.

PubMed abstract

Changes in BMI During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors: Knapp, Emily A; Hedderson, Monique; Bekelman, Traci A; Chandran, Aruna; et al.

Pediatrics. 2022 09 01;150(3).

PubMed abstract

Predictive Metabolomic Markers in Early to Mid-Pregnancy for Gestational Diabetes: A Prospective Test and Validation Study

Authors: Zhu, Yeyi; Barupal, Dinesh K; Ngo, Amanda L; Quesenberry, Charles P; Feng, Juanran; Fiehn, Oliver; Ferrara, Assiamira

Diabetes. 2022 08 01;71(8):1807-1817.

PubMed abstract

Health Behavior Changes during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Longitudinal Analysis among Children

Authors: Bekelman, Traci A; Friesen, Kaylyn; Hockett, Christine W; Program Collaborators for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO),; et al.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jul 28;19(15). Epub 2022-07-28.

PubMed abstract

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

Authors: 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

Sociodemographic Variation in Children’s Health Behaviors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors: Bekelman, Traci A; Ferrara, Assiamira; Hedderson, Monique M; program collaborators for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO),; et al.

Child Obes. 2022 Jul 19.

PubMed abstract

Reach, acceptability, and perceived success of a telehealth diabetes prevention program among racially and ethnically diverse patients with gestational diabetes: the GEM cluster-randomized trial

Authors: Brown, Susan D; Hedderson, Monique M; Gordon, Nancy; Albright, Cheryl L; Tsai, Ai-Lin; Quesenberry, Charles P; Ferrara, Assiamira

Transl Behav Med. 2022 Jul 18;12(7):793-799.

PubMed abstract

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

Authors: 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

Impaired fasting glucose in pregnancy: improved perinatal outcomes with active glycemic management

Authors: Berglin, Mendy; Anderson, Meredith; Ritterman Weintraub, Miranda; Navalta, Stephanie; Hedderson, Monique; Ferrara, Assiamira; Greenberg, Mara

Am J Perinatol. 2022 Jun 24.

PubMed abstract

A Web-Based mHealth Intervention With Telephone Support to Increase Physical Activity Among Pregnant Patients With Overweight or Obesity: Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial

Authors: Thomas, Tainayah; Xu, Fei; Sridhar, Sneha; Sedgwick, Tali; Nkemere, Linda; Badon, Sylvia E; Quesenberry, Charles; Ferrara, Assiamira; Mandel, Sarah; Brown, Susan D; Hedderson, Monique

JMIR Form Res. 2022 Jun 22;6(6):e33929. Epub 2022-06-22.

PubMed abstract

Uptake of guideline-recommended postpartum diabetes screening among diverse women with gestational diabetes: associations with patient factors in an integrated health system in USA

Authors: Brown, Susan D; Hedderson, Monique M; Zhu, Yeyi; Tsai, Ai-Lin; Feng, Juanran; Quesenberry, Charles P; Ferrara, Assiamira

BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2022 06;10(3).

PubMed abstract

Perspectives on Postpartum Diabetes Screening among Patients with Gestational Diabetes in an Integrated Healthcare System

Authors: Glaser, Katherine; Ferrara, Assiamira; Ritchie, Jenna L; Tsai, Ai-Lin; Greenberg, Mara; Quesenberry, Charles P; Brown, Susan D

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2022 06;226(6):857-859.e1. Epub 2022-02-12.

PubMed abstract

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

Authors: 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

Youth Well-being During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors: Blackwell, Courtney K; Deoni, Sean; Fry, Rebecca C; Wright, Rosalind J; et al.

Pediatrics. 2022 04 01;149(4).

PubMed abstract

Associations between infant growth and pubertal onset timing in a multiethnic prospective cohort of girls

Authors: Aghaee, Sara; Quesenberry, Charles P; Deardorff, Julianna; Kushi, Lawrence H; Greenspan, Louise C; Ferrara, Assiamira; Kubo, Ai

BMC Pediatr. 2022 Mar 31;22(1):171. Epub 2022-03-31.

PubMed abstract

Association of Glyburide and Subcutaneous Insulin With Perinatal Complications Among Women With Gestational Diabetes

Authors: Hedderson, Monique M; Badon, Sylvia E; Pimentel, Noel; Xu, Fei; Regenstein, Anne; Ferrara, Assiamira; Neugebauer, Romain

JAMA Netw Open. 2022 03 01;5(3):e225026. Epub 2022-03-01.

PubMed abstract

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

Authors: 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

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

Authors: 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

The Role of Childhood Asthma in Obesity Development: A Nationwide U.S. Multi-cohort Study

Authors: Stratakis, Nikos; Ferrara, Assiamira; Zhu, Yeyi; program collaborators for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes,; et al.

Epidemiology. 2022 01 01;33(1):131-140.

PubMed abstract

Regional and sociodemographic differences in average BMI among US children in the ECHO program

Authors: Bekelman, Traci A; Ferrara, Assiamira; Program collaborators for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO),; et al.

Obesity (Silver Spring). 2021 12;29(12):2089-2099. Epub 2021-08-31.

PubMed abstract

Methods-Motivational Interviewing Approach for Enhanced Retention and Attendance

Authors: Jake-Schoffman, Danielle E; Brown, Susan D; Ferrara, Assiamira; Hedderson, Monique M; Kiernan, Michaela; et al.

Am J Prev Med. 2021 10;61(4):606-617.

PubMed abstract

Associations of household food insufficiency with childhood depression and anxiety: a nationwide cross-sectional study in the USA

Authors: Zheng, Siwen; Ngo, Amanda L; Forman, Michele R; Barcellos, Anna L; Liao, Lauren; Ferrara, Assiamira; Zhu, Yeyi

BMJ Open. 2021 09 07;11(9):e054263. Epub 2021-09-07.

PubMed abstract

Improving clinical utility of GAD65 autoantibodies by electrochemiluminescence assay and clinical phenotype when identifying autoimmune adult-onset diabetes

Authors: Gu, Yong; Ferrara, Assiamira; Action LADA consortium and the Diabetes in Young Adults (DiYA) Study Group,; et al.

Diabetologia. 2021 09;64(9):2052-2060. Epub 2021-07-16.

PubMed abstract

Healthy preconception and early-pregnancy lifestyle and risk of preterm birth: a prospective cohort study

Authors: Zhu, Yeyi; Hedderson, Monique M; Brown, Susan D; Badon, Sylvia E; Feng, Juanran; Quesenberry, Charles P; Ferrara, Assiamira

Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 08 02;114(2):813-821.

PubMed abstract

Household mold, pesticide use, and childhood asthma: A nationwide study in the U.S

Authors: Xiao, Siyuan; Ngo, Amanda L; Mendola, Pauline; Bates, Michael N; Barcellos, Anna L; Ferrara, Assiamira; Zhu, Yeyi

Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2021 04;233:113694. Epub 2021-02-06.

PubMed abstract

Exercise During the First Trimester of Pregnancy and the Risks of Abnormal Screening and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Authors: Ehrlich, Samantha F; Ferrara, Assiamira; Hedderson, Monique M; Feng, Juanran; Neugebauer, Romain

Diabetes Care. 2021 02;44(2):425-432. Epub 2020-12-21.

PubMed abstract

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

Authors: 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

Incidence and predictors of type 1 diabetes among younger adults aged 20-45 years: The diabetes in young adults (DiYA) study

Authors: Lawrence, Jean M; Quesenberry, Charles; Ferrara, Assiamira; et al.

Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2021 Jan;171:108624. Epub 2020-12-15.

PubMed abstract

Translating Research on Diabetes and Obesity in Pregnancy Into Prevention: The 2019 Norbert Freinkel Award Lecture

Authors: Ferrara, Assiamira

Diabetes Care. 2020 11;43(11):2635-2642.

PubMed abstract

Alternative Wear-time Estimation Methods Compared to Traditional Diary Logs for Wrist-Worn ActiGraph Accelerometers in Pregnant Women

Authors: Ehrlich, Samantha F; Casteel, Amanda J; Crouter, Scott E; Hibbing, Paul R; Hedderson, Monique M; Brown, Susan D; Galarce, Maren; Coe, Dawn P; Bassett, David R; Ferrara, Assiamira

J Meas Phys Behav. 2020 Jun;3(2):110-117.

PubMed abstract

A telehealth lifestyle intervention to reduce excess gestational weight gain in pregnant women with overweight or obesity (GLOW): a randomised, parallel-group, controlled trial

Authors: Ferrara A; Hedderson MM; Brown SD; Ehrlich SF; Tsai AL; Feng J; Galarce M; Marcovina S; Catalano P; Quesenberry CP

Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2020 06;8(6):490-500.

PubMed abstract

Comparative Effectiveness of 2 Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Programs in the Workplace: The City and County of San Francisco Diabetes Prevention Trial

Authors: Ferrara A; McDonald JC; Brown SD; Alexander JG; Christian-Herman JL; Fisher S; Quesenberry CP

Prev Chronic Dis. 2020 May 28;17:E38. Epub 2020-05-28.

PubMed abstract

Understanding childhood obesity in the US: the NIH environmental influences on child health outcomes (ECHO) program

Authors: Tylavsky FA; Ferrara A; Hedderson MM; Zhu Y; Trasande L; et al.

Int J Obes (Lond). 2020 03;44(3):617-627. Epub 2019-10-24.

PubMed abstract

Exercise During the First Trimester and Infant Size at Birth: Targeted Maximum Likelihood Estimation of the Causal Risk Difference

Authors: Ehrlich SF; Neugebauer RS; Feng J; Hedderson MM; Ferrara A

Am J Epidemiol. 2020 02 28;189(2):133-145.

PubMed abstract

Plasma Prolactin and Progesterone Levels and the Risk of Gestational Diabetes: A Prospective and Longitudinal Study in a Multiracial Cohort

Authors: Li M; Song Y; Rawal S; Hinkle SN; Zhu Y; Tekola-Ayele F; Ferrara A; Tsai MY; Zhang C

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2020;11:83. Epub 2020-02-27.

PubMed abstract

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Prevalence of Diabetes and Prediabetes by BMI: Patient Outcomes Research To Advance Learning (PORTAL) Multisite Cohort of Adults in the U.S

Authors: Zhu Y; Ferrara A; et al.

Diabetes Care. 2019 12;42(12):2211-2219. Epub 2019-09-19.

PubMed abstract

Plasma phospholipid n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids in relation to cardiometabolic markers and gestational diabetes: A longitudinal study within the prospective NICHD Fetal Growth Studies

Authors: Zhu Y; Li M; Rahman ML; Hinkle SN; Wu J; Weir NL; Lin Y; Yang H; Tsai MY; Ferrara A; Zhang C

PLoS Med. 2019 09;16(9):e1002910. Epub 2019-09-13.

PubMed abstract

A Randomized Study of Values Affirmation to Promote Interest in Diabetes Prevention Among Women With a History of Gestational Diabetes

Authors: Brown SD; Fotuhi O; Grijalva CS; Tsai AL; Quesenberry CP; Ritchie JL; Cohen GL; Ferrara A

Med Care. 2019 07;57(7):528-535.

PubMed abstract

Gestational weight gain and optimal wellness (GLOW): rationale and methods for a randomized controlled trial of a lifestyle intervention among pregnant women with overweight or obesity

Authors: Brown SD; Hedderson MM; Ehrlich SF; Galarce MN; Tsai AL; Quesenberry CP; Ferrara A

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019 Apr 30;19(1):145. Epub 2019-04-30.

PubMed abstract

Poor diet quality in pregnancy is associated with increased risk of excess fetal growth: a prospective multi-racial/ethnic cohort study

Authors: Zhu Y; Hedderson MM; Sridhar S; Xu F; Feng J; Ferrara A

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2020 Jan;148 Suppl 1:42-58.

PubMed abstract

Maternal Gestational Weight Gain, Obesity, and the Timing of Pubertal Onset in Daughters

Authors: Aghaee S; Laurent CA; Deardorff J; Ferrara A; Greenspan LC; Quesenberry CP; Kushi LH; Kubo A

Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Mar 15.

PubMed abstract

Dietary Quality and Glycemic Control Among Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

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J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2019 02;28(2):178-184. Epub 2018-10-30.

PubMed abstract

Diagnostic thresholds for pregnancy hyperglycemia, maternal weight status and the risk of childhood obesity in a diverse Northern California cohort using health care delivery system data

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PLoS One. 2019;14(5):e0216897. Epub 2019-05-10.

PubMed abstract

Central Obesity Increases the Risk of Gestational Diabetes Partially Through Increasing Insulin Resistance

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Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 Nov 21.

PubMed abstract

Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and healthy ageing

Authors: Zhu Y; Ferrara A; Forman MR

BMJ. 2018 10 17;363:k4263. Epub 2018-10-17.

PubMed abstract

Research Gaps in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Executive Summary of a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Workshop

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Obstet Gynecol. 2018 08;132(2):496-505.

PubMed abstract

A Tailored Letter Based on Electronic Health Record Data Improves Gestational Weight Gain Among Women With Gestational Diabetes: The Gestational Diabetes’ Effects on Moms (GEM) Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

Authors: Hedderson MM; Brown SD; Ehrlich SF; Tsai AL; Zhu Y; Quesenberry CP; Crites Y; Ferrara A

Diabetes Care. 2018 07;41(7):1370-1377. Epub 2018-04-18.

PubMed abstract

Associations Between Maternal Obesity and Pregnancy Hyperglycemia and Timing of Pubertal Onset in Adolescent Girls: A Population-Based Study

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Am J Epidemiol. 2018 07 01;187(7):1362-1369.

PubMed abstract

A prospective and longitudinal study of plasma phospholipid saturated fatty acid profile in relation to cardiometabolic biomarkers and the risk of gestational diabetes

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Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 Jun 01;107(6):1017-1026.

PubMed abstract

A Cohort Study of Metformin and Colorectal Cancer Risk among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

Authors: Bradley MC; Ferrara A; Achacoso N; Ehrlich SF; Quesenberry CP; Habel LA

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 05;27(5):525-530.

PubMed abstract

Associations of overweight/obesity and socioeconomic status with hypertension prevalence across racial and ethnic groups

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J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2018 03;20(3):532-540. Epub 2018-02-12.

PubMed abstract

Liver Enzymes in Early to Mid-pregnancy, Insulin Resistance, and Gestational Diabetes Risk: A Longitudinal Analysis

Authors: Zhu Y; Hedderson MM; Quesenberry CP; Feng J; Ferrara A

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2018;9:581. Epub 2018-10-02.

PubMed abstract

Leveraging EHRs for patient engagement: perspectives on tailored program outreach

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Am J Manag Care. 2017 Jul 01;23(7):e223-e230. Epub 2017-07-01.

PubMed abstract

The Pregnancy Environment and Lifestyle Study (PETALS): a population-based longitudinal multi-racial birth cohort

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BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 04 17;17(1):122. Epub 2017-04-17.

PubMed abstract

Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Among 1.3 Million Adults With Overweight or Obesity, but Not Diabetes, in 10 Geographically Diverse Regions of the United States, 2012-2013

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Prev Chronic Dis. 2017 Mar 09;14:E22. Epub 2017-03-09.

PubMed abstract

Telephone-Based Coaching: A Comparison of Tobacco Cessation Programs in an Integrated Health Care System

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Am J Health Promot. 2017 Mar;31(2):136-142. Epub 2016-11-18.

PubMed abstract

Moderate intensity sports and exercise is associated with glycaemic control in women with gestational diabetes

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Diabetes Metab. 2017 Feb 23.

PubMed abstract

Trends and racial and ethnic disparities in the prevalence of pregestational type 1 and type 2 diabetes in Northern California: 1996-2014

Authors: Peng TY; Ehrlich SF; Crites Y; Kitzmiller JL; Kuzniewicz MW; Hedderson MM; Ferrara A

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Feb;216(2):177.e1-177.e8. Epub 2016-10-15.

PubMed abstract

The impact of telephonic wellness coaching on weight loss: A “Natural Experiments for Translation in Diabetes (NEXT-D)” study

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Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Feb;25(2):352-356.

PubMed abstract

Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus following Gestational Diabetes Pregnancy in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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J Diabetes Res. 2017;2017:5250162. Epub 2017-12-20.

PubMed abstract

Evaluating the Use of Electronic Health Records for Type 2 Diabetes Surveillance in 2 California Counties, 2010-2014

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Public Health Rep. 2017 Jan 01:33354917708988.

PubMed abstract

Perceived psychosocial stress and gestational weight gain among women with gestational diabetes

Authors: Kubo A; Ferrara A; Brown SD; Ehrlich SF; Tsai AL; Quesenberry CP; Crites Y; Hedderson MM

PLoS ONE. 2017;12(3):e0174290. Epub 2017-03-28.

PubMed abstract

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

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

PubMed abstract

Pre-pregnancy adverse lipid profile and subsequent risk of gestational diabetes

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J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Jul;101(7):2721-7. Epub 2016-04-05.

PubMed abstract

Associations Between Maternal Pregravid Obesity and Gestational Diabetes and the Timing of Pubarche in Daughters

Authors: Kubo A; Ferrara A; Laurent CA; Windham GC; Greenspan LC; Deardorff J; Hiatt RA; Quesenberry CP; Kushi LH

Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Jul 01;184(1):7-14. Epub 2016-06-07.

PubMed abstract

Lifestyle behaviors and ethnic identity among diverse women at high risk for type 2 diabetes

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Soc Sci Med. 2016 07;160:87-93. Epub 2016-05-14.

PubMed abstract

Moderate and Vigorous Intensity Exercise During Pregnancy and Gestational Weight Gain in Women with Gestational Diabetes

Authors: Ehrlich SF; Sternfeld B; Krefman AE; Hedderson MM; Brown SD; Mevi A; Chasan-Taber L; Quesenberry CP; Ferrara A

Matern Child Health J. 2016 Jun;20(6):1247-57.

PubMed abstract

Interacting effects of obesity, race, ethnicity and sex on the incidence and control of adult-onset asthma

Authors: Koebnick C; Fischer H; Daley MF; Ferrara A; Horberg MA; Waitzfelder B; Young DR; Gould MK

Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 2016;12:50. Epub 2016-Oct-19.

PubMed abstract

The Comparative Effectiveness of Diabetes Prevention Strategies to Reduce Postpartum Weight Retention in Women With Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: The Gestational Diabetes’ Effects on Moms (GEM) Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Authors: Ferrara A; Brown SD; Albright CL; Tsai AL; Sternfeld B; Gordon NP; Schmittdiel JA; Gunderson EP; Mevi AA; Quesenberry CP; et al.

Diabetes Care. 2016 Jan;39(1):65-74. Epub 2015-12-09.

PubMed abstract

The Patient Outcomes Research To Advance Learning (PORTAL) Network Adult Overweight and Obesity Cohort: Development and Description

Authors: Young DR; Ferrara A; Lewis KH; et al.

JMIR Res Protoc. 2016;5(2):e87. Epub 2016-06-15.

PubMed abstract

Pioglitazone Use and Risk of Bladder Cancer–Reply

Authors: Ferrara A; Lewis JD; Habel LA

JAMA. 2015 Dec 15;314(23):2568-9.

PubMed abstract

Pioglitazone Use and Risk of Bladder Cancer and Other Common Cancers in Persons With Diabetes

Authors: Lewis JD; Habel LA; Quesenberry CP; Hedderson MM; Ehrlich SF; Van Den Eeden SK; Ferrara A; et al.

JAMA. 2015 Jul 21;314(3):265-77.

PubMed abstract

Outreach to diversify clinical trial participation: A randomized recruitment study

Authors: Brown SD; Partee PN; Feng J; Quesenberry CP; Hedderson MM; Ehrlich SF; Kiernan M; Ferrara A

Clin Trials. 2015 Jun;12(3):205-11. Epub 2015-02-02.

PubMed abstract

Metformin use and lung cancer risk in patients with diabetes

Authors: Sakoda LC; Ferrara A; Achacoso NS; Peng T; Ehrlich SF; Quesenberry CP; Habel LA

Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2015 Feb;8(2):174-9.

PubMed abstract

Wellness Coaching for People With Prediabetes: A Randomized Encouragement Trial to Evaluate Outreach Methods at Kaiser Permanente, Northern California, 2013

Authors: Xiao H; Adams SR; Goler N; Sanna RS; Boccio M; Bellamy DJ; Brown SD; Neugebauer RS; Ferrara A; Schmittdiel JA

Prev Chronic Dis. 2015;12:E207. Epub 2015-11-25.

PubMed abstract

Response to Comment on Hedderson et al. Prepregnancy SHBG Concentrations and Risk for Subsequently Developing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Care 2014;37:1296-1303

Authors: Hedderson MM; Ferrara A

Diabetes Care. 2014 Dec;37(12):e280.

PubMed abstract

Maternal gestational weight gain and offspring risk for childhood overweight or obesity

Authors: Sridhar SB; Darbinian J; Ehrlich SF; Markman MA; Gunderson EP; Ferrara A; Hedderson MM

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Sep;211(3):259.e1-8. Epub 2014-04-13.

PubMed abstract

Post-partum weight loss and glucose metabolism in women with gestational diabetes: the DEBI Study

Authors: Ehrlich SF; Hedderson MM; Quesenberry CP; Feng J; Brown SD; Crites Y; Ferrara A

Diabet Med. 2014 Jul;31(7):862-7. Epub 2014-03-25.

PubMed abstract

Pregravid Liver Enzyme Levels and Risk of Gestational Diabetes During a Subsequent Pregnancy

Authors: Sridhar SB; Xu F; Darbinian J; Quesenberry CP; Ferrara A; Hedderson MM

Diabetes Care. 2014 Jul;37(7):1878-84. Epub 2014-05-02.

PubMed abstract

A Call to Increase Physical Activity Among Women of Reproductive Age: Is It Possible?

Authors: Hedderson M; Ferrara A

JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jul;174(7):1056-7.

PubMed abstract

Proteinuria testing among patients with diabetes mellitus is associated with bladder cancer diagnosis: potential for unmeasured confounding in studies of pioglitazone and bladder cancer

Authors: Lewis JD; Habel L; Quesenberry C; Mamtani R; Peng T; Bilker WB; Hedderson M; Nessel L; Vaughn DJ; Strom BL; Ferrara A

Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2014 Jun;23(6):636-45. Epub 2014-04-25.

PubMed abstract

Challenges conducting comparative effectiveness research: The Clinical and Health Outcomes Initiative in Comparative Effectiveness (CHOICE) experience

Authors: Friedly JL; Bauer Z; Comstock BA; DiMangoE; Ferrara A; Huang SS; Israel E; Jarvik JG; Nierenberg AA; Ong MK; Penson DF; Smith-Bindman R; Stillman AE; Vollmer WM; Warren SM; Zhan C; Hsia DC; Trontell A

Comp Eff Res (Auckl). 2014 May;4:1-12.

A pragmatic cluster randomized clinical trial of diabetes prevention strategies for women with gestational diabetes: design and rationale of the Gestational Diabetes’ Effects on Moms (GEM) study

Authors: Ferrara A; Hedderson MM; Brown SD; Ehrlich SF; Caan BJ; Sternfeld B; Gordon NP; Schmittdiel JA; Gunderson EP; Quesenberry CP; et al.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014;14:21. Epub 2014-01-15.

PubMed abstract

Prepregnancy SHBG Concentrations and Risk for Subsequently Developing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Authors: Hedderson MM; Xu F; Darbinian JA; Quesenberry CP; Sridhar S; Kim C; Gunderson EP; Ferrara A

Diabetes Care. 2014;37(5):1296-303. Epub 2014-02-21.

PubMed abstract

The Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure-Revised: Measurement Invariance Across Racial and Ethnic Groups

Authors: Brown SD; Unger Hu KA; Mevi AA; Hedderson MM; Shan J; Quesenberry CP; Ferrara A

J Couns Psychol. 2014 Jan;61(1):154-61. Epub 2013-11-04.

PubMed abstract

Low Prepregnancy Adiponectin Concentrations Are Associated With a Marked Increase in Risk for Development of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Authors: Hedderson MM; Darbinian J; Havel PJ; Quesenberry CP; Sridhar S; Ehrlich S; Ferrara A

Diabetes Care. 2013 Dec;36(12):3930-7. Epub 2013-08-29.

PubMed abstract

Cohort Study of Insulin Glargine and Risk of Breast, Prostate, and Colorectal Cancer Among Patients With Diabetes

Authors: Habel LA; Danforth KN; Quesenberry CP; Capra A; Van Den Eeden SK; Weiss NS; Ferrara A

Diabetes Care. 2013 Dec;36(12):3953-60. Epub 2013-10-29.

PubMed abstract

Screening for impaired fasting glucose and diabetes using available health plan data

Authors: McEwen LN; Adams SR; Schmittdiel JA; Ferrara A; Selby JV; Herman WH

J Diabetes Complicat. 2013 Nov-Dec;27(6):580-7. Epub 2013-04-12.

PubMed abstract

Clinical predictors and significance of postvoid residual volume in women with diabetes

Authors: Appa AA; Brown JS; Creasman J; Van Den Eeden SK; Subak LL; Thom DH; Ferrara A; Huang AJ

Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2013 Aug;101(2):164-9. Epub 2013-06-14.

PubMed abstract

Risk of Large-for-Gestational-Age Newborns in Women With Gestational Diabetes by Race and Ethnicity and Body Mass Index Categories

Authors: Sridhar SB; Ferrara A; Ehrlich SF; Brown SD; Hedderson MM

Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jun;121(6):1255-62.

PubMed abstract

Pregnancy Glycemia in Mexican-American Women Without Diabetes or Gestational Diabetes and Programming for Childhood Obesity

Authors: Ehrlich SF; Rosas LG; Ferrara A; King JC; Abrams B; Harley KG; Hedderson MM; Eskenazi B

Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Apr 15;177(8):768-75. Epub 2013 Mar 15.

PubMed abstract

Early-onset sepsis: a predictive model based on maternal risk factors

Authors: Puopolo KM; Escobar GJ

Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013 Apr;25(2):161-6.

PubMed abstract

Surgical outcomes of total knee replacement according to diabetes status and glycemic control, 2001 to 2009

Authors: Adams AL; Paxton EW; Wang JQ; Johnson ES; Bayliss EA; Ferrara A; Nakasato C; Bini SA; Namba RS

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Mar 20;95(6):481-7.

PubMed abstract

Impact of type 2 diabetes on lower urinary tract symptoms in men: a cohort study

Authors: Van Den Eeden SK; Ferrara A; Shan J; Jacobsen SJ; Quinn VP; Haque R; Quesenberry CP

BMC Urol. 2013 Feb 20;13:12.

PubMed abstract

Health-Plan and Employer-Based Wellness Programs to Reduce Diabetes Risk: The Kaiser Permanente Northern California NEXT-D Study

Authors: Schmittdiel JA; Brown SD; Neugebauer R; Adams SR; Adams AS; Wiley D; Ferrara A

Prev Chronic Dis. 2013 Jan;10:E15.

PubMed abstract

Patient Satisfaction and Perceived Success with a Telephonic Health Coaching Program: The Natural Experiments for Translation in Diabetes (NEXT-D) Study, Northern California, 2011

Authors: Adams SR; Goler NC; Sanna RS; Boccio M; Bellamy DJ; Brown SD; Neugebauer RS; Ferrara A; Wiley DM; Schmittdiel JA

Prev Chronic Dis. 2013;10:E179. Epub 2013-10-31.

PubMed abstract

Pregnancy Glucose Levels in Women without Diabetes or Gestational Diabetes and Childhood Cardiometabolic Risk at 7 Years of Age

Authors: Ehrlich SF; Rosas LG; Ferrara A; King JC; Abrams B; Harley KG; Hedderson MM; Eskenazi B

J Pediatr. 2012 Dec;161(6):1016-21. Epub 2012 Jul 11.

PubMed abstract

Risk of preterm delivery in non-diabetic women with polycystic ovarian syndrome

Authors: Yamamoto M; Feigenbaum SL; Crites Y; Escobar GJ; Yang J; Ferrara A; Lo JC

J Perinatol. 2012 Oct;32(10):770-6. Epub 2012 Jan 19.

PubMed abstract

Sex ratio variations among the offspring of women with diabetes in pregnancy

Authors: Ehrlich SF; Eskenazi B; Hedderson MM; Ferrara A

Diabet Med. 2012 Sep;29(9):e273-8.

PubMed abstract

Diabetes mellitus and sexual function in middle-aged and older women

Authors: Copeland KL; Brown JS; Creasman JM; Van Den Eeden SK; Subak LL; Thom DH; Ferrara A; Huang AJ

Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Aug;120(2 Pt 1):331-40.

PubMed abstract

Influence of breastfeeding during the postpartum oral glucose tolerance test on plasma glucose and insulin

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Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jul;120(1):136-43.

PubMed abstract

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes by BMI

Authors: Hedderson M; Ehrlich S; Sridhar S; Darbinian J; Moore S; Ferrara A

Diabetes Care. 2012 Jul;35(7):1492-8. Epub 2012 May 22.

PubMed abstract

Referral to telephonic nurse management improves outcomes in women with gestational diabetes

Authors: Ferrara A; Hedderson MM; Ching J; Kim C; Peng T; Crites YM

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jun;206(6):491.e1-5. Epub 2012 Apr 24.

PubMed abstract

Lactation Intensity and Postpartum Maternal Glucose Tolerance and Insulin Resistance in Women With Recent GDM: The SWIFT cohort

Authors: Gunderson EP; Hedderson MM; Quesenberry CP; Lo JC; Sternfeld B; Ferrara A; Selby JV; et al.

Diabetes Care. 2012 Jan;35(1):50-6. Epub 2011 Oct 19.

PubMed abstract

A genome-wide association search for type 2 diabetes genes in african americans

Authors: Palmer ND; Ferrara A; Bowden DW; et al.

PLoS One. 2012;7(1):e29202. Epub 2012 Jan 4.

PubMed abstract

Pregravid cardiometabolic risk profile and risk for gestational diabetes mellitus

Authors: Hedderson MM; Darbinian JA; Quesenberry CP; Ferrara A

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Jul;205(1):55.e1-7. Epub 2011 May 28.

PubMed abstract

A pregnancy and postpartum lifestyle intervention in women with gestational diabetes mellitus reduces diabetes risk factors: a feasibility randomized control trial

Authors: Ferrara A; Hedderson MM; Albright CL; Ehrlich SF; Quesenberry CP Jr; Peng T; Feng J; Ching J; Crites Y

Diabetes Care. 2011 Jul;34(7):1519-25. Epub 2011 May 3.

PubMed abstract

Change in body mass index between pregnancies and the risk of gestational diabetes in a second pregnancy

Authors: Ehrlich SF; Hedderson MM; Feng J; Davenport ER; Gunderson EP; Ferrara A

Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Jun;117(6):1323-30.

PubMed abstract

Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) exposure in mothers and time to pregnancy in daughters

Authors: Cohn BA; Cirillo PM; Sholtz RI; Ferrara A; Park JS; Schwingl PJ

Reprod Toxicol. 2011 Apr;31(3):290-6. Epub 2011 Feb 3.

PubMed abstract

Risk of bladder cancer among diabetic patients treated with pioglitazone: interim report of a longitudinal cohort study

Authors: Lewis JD; Ferrara A; Peng T; Hedderson M; Bilker WB; Quesenberry CP Jr; Vaughn DJ; Nessel L; Selby J; Strom BL

Diabetes Care. 2011 Apr;34(4):916-22.

PubMed abstract

Cohort study of pioglitazone and cancer incidence in patients with diabetes

Authors: Ferrara A; Lewis JD; Quesenberry CP Jr; Peng T; Strom BL; Van den Eeden SK; Ehrlich SF; Habel LA

Diabetes Care. 2011 Apr;34(4):923-9.

PubMed abstract

Diabetes and risk of bladder cancer: evidence from a case-control study in New England

Authors: MacKenzie T; Zens MS; Ferrara A; Schned A; Karagas MR

Cancer. 2011 Apr 1;117(7):1552-6. Epub 2010 Nov 8.

PubMed abstract

The risk of large for gestational age across increasing categories of pregnancy glycemia

Authors: Ehrlich SF; Crites YM; Hedderson MM; Darbinian JA; Ferrara A

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Mar;204(3):240.e1-6. Epub 2011 Jan 17.

PubMed abstract

Strategies for diabetes prevention before and after pregnancy in women with GDM

Authors: Ferrara A; Ehrlich SF

Curr Diabetes Rev. 2011 Mar;7(2):75-83.

PubMed abstract

Study of Women, Infant Feeding, and Type 2 diabetes mellitus after GDM pregnancy (SWIFT), a prospective cohort study: methodology and design

Authors: Gunderson EP; Matias SL; Hurston SR; Dewey KG; Ferrara A; Quesenberry CP Jr; Lo JC; Sternfeld B; Selby JV

BMC Public Health. 2011 Dec 23;11:952.

PubMed abstract

Serial glycosylated hemoglobin levels and risk of colorectal neoplasia among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Authors: Yang YX; Habel LA; Capra AM; Achacoso NS; Ferrara A; Levin TR; Lewis JD; Quesenberry CP Jr

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Dec;19(12):3027-36. Epub 2010 Oct 11.

PubMed abstract

Thiazolidinediones and fractures: evidence from translating research into action for diabetes

Authors: Bilik D; Ferrara A; Karter AJ; Herman WH; et al.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Oct;95(10):4560-5. Epub 2010 Jul 14.

PubMed abstract

Disparities in the risk of gestational diabetes by race-ethnicity and country of birth

Authors: Hedderson MM; Darbinian JA; Ferrara A

Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2010 Sep;24(5):441-8.

PubMed abstract

International association of diabetes and pregnancy study groups recommendations on the diagnosis and classification of hyperglycemia in pregnancy

Authors: International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups Consensus Panel; Persson B; Schmidt MI; et al.

Diabetes Care. 2010 Mar;33(3):676-82.

PubMed abstract

Gestational weight gain and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus

Authors: Hedderson MM; Gunderson EP; Ferrara A

Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Mar;115(3):597-604.

PubMed abstract

Gestational diabetes during and after pregnancy

Authors: Kim C; Ferrara A

New York; London: Springer: 2010.

Diabetes prevention interventions for women with a history of GDM

Authors: Ferrara A; Ehrlich SF

In: Kim C, Ferrara A, editors. Gestational diabetes during and after pregnancy. London: Springer; 2010.

Patients diagnosed with diabetes are at increased risk for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis, and pneumonia but not lung cancer

Authors: Ehrlich SF; Quesenberry CP Jr; Van Den Eeden SK; Shan J; Ferrara A

Diabetes Care. 2010 Jan;33(1):55-60. Epub 2009 Oct 6.

PubMed abstract

The association of patient-physician gender concordance with cardiovascular disease risk factor control and treatment in diabetes

Authors: Schmittdiel JA; Traylor A; Uratsu CS; Mangione CM; Ferrara A; Subramanian U

J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2009 Dec;18(12):2065-70.

PubMed abstract

Gestational diabetes mellitus: Diagnosis, maternal and fetal outcomes, and management

Authors: Ferrara A; Kim, Catherine

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Trends in postpartum diabetes screening and subsequent diabetes and impaired fasting glucose among women with histories of gestational diabetes mellitus: A report from the Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) Study

Authors: Ferrara A; Peng T; Kim C

Diabetes Care. 2009 Feb;32(2):269-74. Epub 2008 Nov 4.

PubMed abstract

Thiazolidinedione therapy is not associated with increased colonic neoplasia risk in patients with diabetes mellitus

Authors: Lewis JD; Capra AM; Achacoso NS; Ferrara A; Levin TR; Quesenberry CP Jr; Habel LA

Gastroenterology. 2008 Dec;135(6):1914-23, 1923.e1. Epub 2008 Sep 13.

PubMed abstract

High blood pressure before and during early pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus

Authors: Hedderson MM; Ferrara A

Diabetes Care. 2008 Dec;31(12):2362-7. Epub 2008 Sep 22.

PubMed abstract

Predicting significant hyperbilirubinaemia using birth weight

Authors: Flaherman VJ; Ferrara A; Newman TB

Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2008 Jul;93(4):F307-9. Epub 2008 Feb 19.

PubMed abstract

Body mass index and weight gain prior to pregnancy and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus

Authors: Hedderson MM; Williams MA; Holt VL; Weiss NS; Ferrara A

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Apr;198(4):409.e1-7. Epub 2008 Feb 20.

PubMed abstract

Glycemic status and risk of prostate cancer

Authors: Darbinian JA; Ferrara AM; Van Den Eeden SK; Quesenberry CP Jr; Fireman B; Habel LA

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 Mar;17(3):628-35.

PubMed abstract

Sex disparities in control and treatment of modifiable cardiovascular disease risk factors among patients with diabetes: Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) Study

Authors: Ferrara A; Mangione CM; Kim C; Marrero DG; Curb D; Stevens M; Selby JV; Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes Study Group

Diabetes Care. 2008 Jan;31(1):69-74. Epub 2007 Oct 12.

PubMed abstract

Understanding the gap between good processes of diabetes care and poor intermediate outcomes: Translating Research into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD)

Authors: Selby JV; Karter AJ; Ferrara A; TRIAD Study Group; et al.

Med Care. 2007 Dec;45(12):1144-53.

PubMed abstract

Medical therapy for diabetes is associated with increased use of lower endoscopy

Authors: Lewis JD; Capra AM; Achacoso NS; Ferrara A; Levin TR; Quesenberry CP Jr; Habel LA

Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2007 Nov;16(11):1195-202.

PubMed abstract

Preventive counseling among women with histories of gestational diabetes mellitus

Authors: Kim C; McEwen LN; Kerr EA; Piette JD; Chames MC; Ferrara A; Herman WH

Diabetes Care. 2007 Oct;30(10):2489-95. Epub 2007 Jul 10.

PubMed abstract

Risk perception for diabetes among women with histories of gestational diabetes mellitus

Authors: Kim C; McEwen LN; Piette JD; Goewey J; Ferrara A; Walker EA

Diabetes Care. 2007 Sep;30(9):2281-6. Epub 2007 Jun 15.

PubMed abstract

Increasing prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus: a public health perspective

Authors: Ferrara A

Diabetes Care. 2007 Jul;30 Suppl 2:S141-6.

PubMed abstract

Androgenicity of progestins in hormonal contraceptives and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus

Authors: Hedderson MM; Ferrara A; Williams MA; Holt VL; Weiss NS

Diabetes Care. 2007 May;30(5):1062-8. Epub 2007 Feb 15.

PubMed abstract

Pregnancy plasma glucose levels exceeding the American Diabetes Association thresholds, but below the National Diabetes Data Group thresholds for gestational diabetes mellitus, are related to the risk of neonatal macrosomia, hypoglycaemia and hyperbilirubinaemia

Authors: Ferrara A; Weiss NS; Hedderson MM; Quesenberry CP Jr; Selby JV; Ergas IJ; Peng T; Escobar GJ; Pettitt DJ; Sacks DA

Diabetologia. 2007 Feb;50(2):298-306. Epub 2006 Nov 14.

PubMed abstract

Pregnancy weight gain and risk of neonatal complications: macrosomia, hypoglycemia, and hyperbilirubinemia

Authors: Hedderson MM; Weiss NS; Sacks DA; Pettitt DJ; Selby JV; Quesenberry CP; Ferrara A

Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Nov;108(5):1153-61.

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Who is tested for diabetic kidney disease and who initiates treatment? The Translating Research Into Action For Diabetes (TRIAD) Study

Authors: Johnson SL; Karter AJ; Ferrara A; Herman WH; et al.

Diabetes Care. 2006 Aug;29(8):1733-8.

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Increased prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus among women with diagnosed polycystic ovary syndrome: a population-based study

Authors: Lo JC; Feigenbaum SL; Escobar GJ; Yang J; Crites YM; Ferrara A

Diabetes Care. 2006 Aug;29(8):1915-7.

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Comparison of glyburide and insulin for the management of gestational diabetes in a large managed care organization

Authors: Jacobson GF; Ramos GA; Ching JY; Kirby RS; Ferrara A; Field DR

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Jul;193(1):118-24.

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Achieving good glycemic control: initiation of new antihyperglycemic therapies in patients with type 2 diabetes from the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Diabetes Registry

Authors: Karter AJ; Moffet HH; Liu J; Parker MM; Ahmed AT; Ferrara A; Selby JV

Am J Manag Care. 2005 Apr;11(4):262-70.

PubMed abstract

Preconception care in managed care: the translating research into action for diabetes study

Authors: Kim C; Ferrara A; McEwen LN; Marrero DG; Gerzoff RB; Herman WH; TRIAD Study Group

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Jan;192(1):227-32.

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Sex differences in quality of health care related to ischemic heart disease prevention in patients with diabetes: the translating research into action for Diabetes (TRIAD) study, 2000-2001

Authors: Ferrara A; Williamson DF; Karter AJ; Thompson TJ; Kim C; Diabetes (TRIAD) Study Group

Diabetes Care. 2004 Dec;27(12):2974-6.

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Use of thiazolidinediones and risk of heart failure in people with type 2 diabetes: a retrospective cohort study: response to Delea et al

Authors: Karter AJ; Ahmed AT; Liu J; Moffet HH; Parker MM; Ferrara A; Selby JV

Diabetes Care. 2004 Mar;27(3):850-1; author reply 852-3.

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An increase in the incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus: Northern California, 1991-2000

Authors: Ferrara A; Kahn HS; Quesenberry CP; Riley C; Hedderson MM

Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Mar;103(3):526-33.

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Missed appointments and poor glycemic control: an opportunity to identify high-risk diabetic patients

Authors: Karter AJ; Parker MM; Moffet HH; Ahmed AT; Ferrara A; Liu JY; Selby JV

Med Care. 2004 Feb;42(2):110-5.

PubMed abstract

Gestational diabetes mellitus and lesser degrees of pregnancy hyperglycemia: association with increased risk of spontaneous preterm birth

Authors: Hedderson MM; Ferrara A; Sacks DA

Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Oct;102(4):850-6.

PubMed abstract

Out-of-pocket costs and diabetes preventive services: the Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) study

Authors: Karter AJ; Stevens MR; Herman WH; Ettner S; Marrero DG; Safford MM; Engelgau MM; Curb JD; Brown AF; Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes Study Group

Diabetes Care. 2003 Aug;26(8):2294-9.

PubMed abstract

Use of antibiotics is not associated with decreased risk of myocardial infarction among patients with diabetes

Authors: Karter AJ; Thom DH; Liu J; Moffet HH; Ferrara A; Selby JV

Diabetes Care. 2003 Jul;26(7):2100-6.

PubMed abstract

DDT and DDE exposure in mothers and time to pregnancy in daughters

Authors: Cohn BA; Cirillo PM; Wolff MS; Schwingl PJ; Cohen RD; Sholtz RI; Ferrara A; Christianson RE; van den Berg BJ; Siiteri PK

Lancet. 2003 Jun 28;361(9376):2205-6.

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Current use of unopposed estrogen and estrogen plus progestin and the risk of acute myocardial infarction among women with diabetes: the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Diabetes Registry, 1995-1998

Authors: Ferrara A; Quesenberry CP; Karter AJ; Njoroge CW; Jacobson AS; Selby JV; Northern California Kaiser Permanente Diabetes Registry

Circulation. 2003 Jan 7;107(1):43-8.

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Prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus detected by the national diabetes data group or the carpenter and coustan plasma glucose thresholds

Authors: Ferrara A; Hedderson MM; Quesenberry CP; Selby JV

Diabetes Care. 2002 Sep;25(9):1625-30.

PubMed abstract

Ethnic disparities in diabetic complications in an insured population

Authors: Karter AJ; Ferrara A; Liu JY; Moffet HH; Ackerson LM; Selby JV

JAMA. 2002 May 15;287(19):2519-27.

PubMed abstract

The Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) study: a multicenter study of diabetes in managed care

Authors: TRIAD Study Group

Diabetes Care. 2002 Feb;25(2):386-9.

PubMed abstract

Developing a prediction rule from automated clinical databases to identify high-risk patients in a large population with diabetes

Authors: Selby JV; Karter AJ; Ackerson LM; Ferrara A; Liu J

Diabetes Care. 2001 Sep;24(9):1547-55.

PubMed abstract

Self-monitoring of blood glucose levels and glycemic control: the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Diabetes registry

Authors: Karter AJ; Ackerson LM; Darbinian JA; D'Agostino RB Jr; Ferrara A; Liu J; Selby JV

Am J Med. 2001 Jul;111(1):1-9.

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Hormone replacement therapy is associated with better glycemic control in women with type 2 diabetes: The Northern California Kaiser Permanente Diabetes Registry

Authors: Ferrara A; Karter AJ; Ackerson LM; Liu JY; Selby JV; Northern California Kaiser Permanente Diabetes Registry

Diabetes Care. 2001 Jul;24(7):1144-50.

PubMed abstract

Glycemic control and heart failure among adult patients with diabetes

Authors: Iribarren C; Karter AJ; Go AS; Ferrara A; Liu JY; Sidney S; Selby JV

Circulation. 2001 Jun 5;103(22):2668-73.

PubMed abstract

Self-monitoring of blood glucose: language and financial barriers in a managed care population with diabetes

Authors: Karter AJ; Ferrara A; Darbinian JA; Ackerson LM; Selby JV

Diabetes Care. 2000 Apr;23(4):477-83.

PubMed abstract

Excess maternal transmission of type 2 diabetes. The Northern California Kaiser Permanente Diabetes Registry

Authors: Karter AJ; Rowell SE; Ackerson LM; Mitchell BD; Ferrara A; Selby JV; Newman B

Diabetes Care. 1999 Jun;22(6):938-43.

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