Nicki Bush, PhD

Professor in Residence
Psychiatry
+1 415 476-7655

Dr. Bush is the Lisa and John Pritzker Distinguished Professor of Developmental and Behavioral Health, jointly appointed as a Full Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Pediatrics, and the Director (Division Chief) of the Division of Developmental Medicine.

Dr. Bush is an international leader with clinical and research expertise in child and family health and wellbeing. She is an M-PI for the ECHO National Children's Study PATHWAYS cohort (NIH) and a site PI for the ECHO NYU Center cohort (NIH), the Co-Scientific Director of the CANDLE study (Urban Child Institute; NIH), an MPI on the UCSF CARES intervention study (State of CA Gov Office), the PI of the SEED prenatal programming study (R01), the UCSF PI of the TIDES multi-site prenatal programming study (R01), the Co-PI of the CANDLE DOHaD Epigenetics Study (CIHR, Canada), the PI of the CPP-HEALTH Trauma and Biomarkers study (CTSI; RWJF; JPB Foundation), and a scientist in the JPB Toxic Stress Network.

Dr. Bush has published more than 150 empirical papers and book chapters on research focused on the manner in which early life psychosocial environments, beginning in utero, affect developmental trajectories of health and disease across the life course. She investigates the ways in which contextual experiences of adversity, ranging from socioeconomic status to interpersonal violence, become biologically embedded by changing children’s developing physiologic systems and organs, thereby shaping individual differences that influence development and mental health in childhood and later life. Her work focuses on identifying points for prevention of disease as well as protective factors and interventions that promote resilience, with special attention to vulnerable populations and the unique interplay between maternal-child health across generations.

Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within research, clinical, and academic contexts is a core component of Dr. Bush's work. For example, she is a past recipient of the UCSF Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women, and she currently serves on the Diversity Advisory Council for the Executive Committee of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and is a founding member of the NIH ECHO consortium's DEI Working Group. Moreover, her work explicitly strives to illuminate social determinants of health and advance anti-racist practices across scholarly and community contexts, employing diverse teams and data from communities underrepresented in research.

Biography Summary:

Nicole (Nicki) Bush joined the faculty after completing a postdoctoral fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at the UCSF/UCB site. Prior to that, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in children’s physiologic stress reactivity at UC Berkeley. She received her PhD in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington and completed her child clinical training internship at the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She has a background in basic research as well as clinical and community intervention with families from high-stress contexts, and she is actively involved in policy-oriented projects.

Her research has examined relations among biobehavioral predispositions (e.g., temperament and physiology) and stressful life circumstances (e.g., poverty, parenting, and neighborhood) in the prediction of a broad range of children's mental health outcomes. In recent years, Dr. Bush has expanded understanding of contextual risk effects by infusing scientific models with a new understanding of biology (physiology, genetics, epigenetics) throughout early development, including the prenatal period. Her work integrates insights from social epidemiology, sociology, clinical psychology, and developmental psychobiology to elucidate the interplay of biology and context in youth development, as physiological systems mature and social environments change. Her examinations of how social disadvantage interacts with and alters children’s biological stress response systems aim to clarify the etiology of children’s mental and physical health outcomes and subsequent adult health. She collaborates with clinical interventionists to identify preventative and intervention efforts that can promote resilience in children and families and reverse biological and psychological harm from adversity.

Clinical Expertise:

Caregiver-child relationships; disruptive behaviors in early childhood; adolescent mood and anxiety; adolescent delinquency; family therapy; individual adult therapy; community intervention in high-risk neighborhoods and schools.

Publications: 

Associations Between Prenatal Urinary Biomarkers of Phthalate Exposure and Preterm Birth: A Pooled Study of 16 US Cohorts.

JAMA pediatrics

Welch BM, Keil AP, Buckley JP, Calafat AM, Christenbury KE, Engel SM, O'Brien KM, Rosen EM, James-Todd T, Zota AR, Ferguson KK, Pooled Phthalate Exposure and Preterm Birth Study Group, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Barrett ES, Bush NR, Nguyen RHN, Sathyanarayana S, Swan SH, Cantonwine DE, McElrath TF, Aalborg J, Dabelea D, Starling AP, Hauser R, Messerlian C, Zhang Y, Bradman A, Eskenazi B, Harley KG, Holland N, Bloom MS, Newman RB, Wenzel AG, Braun JM, Lanphear BP, Yolton K, Factor-Litvak P, Herbstman JB, Rauh VA, Drobnis EZ, Sparks AE, Redmon JB, Wang C, Binder AM, Michels KB, Baird DD, Jukic AMZ, Weinberg CR, Wilcox AJ, Rich DQ, Weinberger B, Padmanabhan V, Watkins DJ, Hertz-Picciotto I, Schmidt RJ

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

American journal of epidemiology

Lyall K, Ning X, Aschner JL, Avalos LA, Bennett DH, Bilder DA, Bush NR, Carroll KN, Chu SH, Croen LA, Dabelea D, Daniels JL, Duarte C, Elliott AJ, Fallin MD, Ferrara A, Hertz-Picciotto I, Hipwell AE, Jensen ET, Johnson SL, Joseph RM, Karagas M, Kelly RS, Lester BM, Margolis A, McEvoy CT, Messinger D, Neiderhiser JM, O'Connor TG, Oken E, Sathyanarayana S, Schmidt RJ, Sheinkopf SJ, Talge NM, Turi KN, Wright RJ, Zhao Q, Newschaffer C, Volk HE, Ladd-Acosta C, Environmental Influences On Child Health Outcomes OBOPCF

Placental Transcriptomic Signatures of Spontaneous Preterm Birth.

American journal of obstetrics and gynecology

Paquette AG, Macdonald J, Bammler T, Day DB, Loftus CT, Buth E, Mason WA, Bush NR, Lewinn KZ, Marsit C, Litch JA, Gravett M, Enquobahrie DA, Sathyanarayana S

The association between prenatal F2-isoprostanes and child wheeze/asthma, and modification by maternal race.

Free radical biology & medicine

Adgent MA, Gebretsadik T, Elaiho CR, Milne G, Moore P, Hartman TJ, Cowell W, Alcala CS, Bush N, Davis R, LeWinn KZ, Tylavsky FA, Wright RJ, Carroll KN

Associations of Pre- and Postnatal Air Pollution Exposures with Child Behavioral Problems and Cognitive Performance: A U.S. Multi-Cohort Study.

Environmental health perspectives

Ni Y, Loftus CT, Szpiro AA, Young MT, Hazlehurst MF, Murphy LE, Tylavsky FA, Mason WA, LeWinn KZ, Sathyanarayana S, Barrett ES, Bush NR, Karr CJ

Trajectories of depressive symptoms among mothers of preterm and full-term infants in a national sample.

Archives of women's mental health

Roubinov D, Musci RJ, Hipwell AE, Wu G, Santos H, Felder JN, Faleschini S, Conradt E, McEvoy CT, Lester BM, Buss C, Elliott AJ, Cordero JF, Stroustrup A, Bush NR

Prenatal bisphenol A exposure in relation to behavioral outcomes in girls aged 4-5 and modification by socio-demographic factors in The Infant Development and Environment Study (TIDES).

Neurotoxicology

Ibroci E, Thurston SW, Barrett ES, Bush NR, Nguyen RHN, Sathyanarayana S, Reichenberg A, Collett BR, Swan SH, Evans SF

Oxidative Balance Score during Pregnancy Is Associated with Oxidative Stress in the CANDLE Study.

Nutrients

Tylavsky FA, Han L, Sims Taylor LM, Mason WA, Carroll KN, Bush NR, LeWinn KZ, Melough MM, Hartman TJ, Zhao Q

Translating the Biology of Adversity and Resilience Into New Measures for Pediatric Practice.

Pediatrics

Shonkoff JP, Boyce WT, Bush NR, Gunnar MR, Hensch TK, Levitt P, Meaney MJ, Nelson CA, Slopen N, Williams DR, Silveira PP

Association of prenatal exposure to ambient air pollution with adverse birth outcomes and effect modification by socioeconomic factors.

Environmental research

Quraishi SM, Hazlehurst MF, Loftus CT, Nguyen RHN, Barrett ES, Kaufman JD, Bush NR, Karr CJ, LeWinn KZ, Sathyanarayana S, Tylavsky FA, Szpiro AA, Enquobahrie DA

Prenatal exposure to particulate matter and placental gene expression.

Environment international

Enquobahrie DA, MacDonald J, Hussey M, Bammler TK, Loftus CT, Paquette AG, Byington N, Marsit CJ, Szpiro A, Kaufman JD, LeWinn KZ, Bush NR, Tylavsky F, Karr CJ, Sathyanarayana S

The association between duration of breastfeeding and childhood asthma outcomes.

Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

Wilson K, Gebretsadik T, Adgent MA, Loftus C, Karr C, Moore PE, Sathyanarayana S, Byington N, Barrett E, Bush N, Nguyen R, Hartman TJ, LeWinn KZ, Calvert A, Mason WA, Carroll KN

Associations between social, biologic, and behavioral factors and biomarkers of oxidative stress during pregnancy: Findings from four ECHO cohorts.

The Science of the total environment

Eick SM, Geiger SD, Alshawabkeh A, Aung M, Barrett E, Bush NR, Cordero JF, Ferguson KK, Meeker JD, Milne GL, Nguyen RHN, Padula AM, Sathyanarayana S, Welch BM, Schantz SL, Woodruff TJ, Morello-Frosch R, Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes

Intergenerational Transmission of Effects of Women's Stressors During Pregnancy: Child Psychopathology and the Protective Role of Parenting.

Frontiers in psychiatry

Ahmad SI, Shih EW, LeWinn KZ, Rivera L, Graff JC, Mason WA, Karr CJ, Sathyanarayana S, Tylavsky FA, Bush NR

Prenatal Phthalate Exposure and Child Weight and Adiposity from in Utero to 6 Years of Age.

Environmental health perspectives

Ferguson KK, Bommarito PA, Arogbokun O, Rosen EM, Keil AP, Zhao S, Barrett ES, Nguyen RHN, Bush NR, Trasande L, McElrath TF, Swan SH, Sathyanarayana S

Prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and gestational age at birth.

Environment international

Freije SL, Enquobahrie DA, Day DB, Loftus C, Szpiro AA, Karr CJ, Trasande L, Kahn LG, Barrett E, Kannan K, Bush NR, LeWinn KZ, Swan S, Alex Mason W, Robinson M, Sathyanarayana S

Intergenerational transmission of maternal childhood adversity and depression on children's internalizing problems.

Journal of affective disorders

Roubinov D, Browne D, LeWinn KZ, Lisha N, Mason WA, Bush NR

Urinary phthalate metabolite mixtures in pregnancy and fetal growth: Findings from the infant development and the environment study.

Environment international

Stevens DR, Bommarito PA, Keil AP, McElrath TF, Trasande L, Barrett ES, Bush NR, Nguyen RHN, Sathyanarayana S, Swan S, Ferguson KK

Youth Well-being During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Pediatrics

Blackwell CK, Mansolf M, Sherlock P, Ganiban J, Hofheimer JA, Barone CJ, Bekelman TA, Blair C, Cella D, Collazo S, Croen LA, Deoni S, Elliott AJ, Ferrara A, Fry RC, Gershon R, Herbstman JB, Karagas MR, LeWinn KZ, Margolis A, Miller RL, O'Shea TM, Porucznik CA, Wright RJ

Associations between APOL1 genetic variants and blood pressure in African American mothers and children from a U.S. pregnancy cohort: Modification by air pollution exposures.

Environmental research

Ni Y, Simpson CL, Davis RL, Szpiro AA, Karr CJ, Kovesdy CP, Hjorten RC, Tylavsky FA, Bush NR, LeWinn KZ, Winkler CA, Kopp JB, Obi Y

The Effects of a Prenatal Mindfulness Intervention on Infant Autonomic and Behavioral Reactivity and Regulation.

Psychosomatic medicine

Noroña-Zhou AN, Coccia M, Epel E, Vieten C, Adler NE, Laraia B, Jones-Mason K, Alkon A, Bush NR

Associations Between Maternal Stressful Life Events and Perceived Distress during Pregnancy and Child Mental Health at Age 4.

Research on child and adolescent psychopathology

Rudd KL, Cheng SS, Cordeiro A, Coccia M, Karr CJ, LeWinn KZ, Mason WA, Trasande L, Nguyen RHN, Sathyanarayana S, Swan SH, Barrett ES, Bush NR

The prism of reactivity: Concordance between biobehavioral domains of infant stress reactivity.

Infant behavior & development

Rudd KL, Caron Z, Jones-Mason K, Coccia M, Conradt E, Alkon A, Bush NR

Prenatal phthalate exposure in relation to placental corticotropin releasing hormone (pCRH) in the CANDLE cohort.

Environment international

Barrett ES, Corsetti M, Day D, Thurston SW, Loftus CT, Karr CJ, Kannan K, LeWinn KZ, Smith AK, Smith R, Tylavsky FA, Bush NR, Sathyanarayana S

Prenatal urinary metabolites of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and toddler cognition, language, and behavior.

Environment international

Wallace ER, Ni Y, Loftus CT, Sullivan A, Masterson E, Szpiro AA, Day DB, Robinson M, Kannan K, Tylavsky FA, Sathyanarayana S, Bush NR, LeWinn KZ, Karr CJ

Maternal childhood trauma and prenatal stressors are associated with child behavioral health.

Journal of developmental origins of health and disease

Ahmad SI, Rudd KL, LeWinn KZ, Mason WA, Murphy L, Juarez PD, Karr CJ, Sathyanarayana S, Tylavsky FA, Bush NR

First- and Third-Trimester Urinary Phthalate Metabolites in the Development of Hypertensive Diseases of Pregnancy.

International journal of environmental research and public health

Bedell SM, Lyden GR, Sathyanarayana S, Barrett ES, Ferguson KK, Santilli A, Bush NR, Swan SH, McElrath TF, Nguyen RHN

Maternal Stressful Life Events during Pregnancy and Atopic Dermatitis in Children Aged Approximately 4-6 Years.

International journal of environmental research and public health

Senter CC, Bush NR, Loftus CT, Szpiro AA, Fitzpatrick AL, Carroll KN, LeWinn KZ, Mason WA, Sathyanarayana S, Akingbade OA, Karr CJ

A Comprehensive Assessment of Associations between Prenatal Phthalate Exposure and the Placental Transcriptomic Landscape.

Environmental health perspectives

Paquette AG, MacDonald J, Lapehn S, Bammler T, Kruger L, Day DB, Price ND, Loftus C, Kannan K, Marsit C, Mason WA, Bush NR, LeWinn KZ, Enquobahrie DA, Prasad B, Karr CJ, Sathyanarayana S

Longitudinal hair cortisol in low-income young children: A useful biomarker of behavioral symptom change?

Psychoneuroendocrinology

Hagan M, Coccia M, Rivera L, Epel E, Aschbacher K, Laudenslager M, Lieberman A, Bush NR

An Immunogenomic Phenotype Predicting Behavioral Treatment Response: Toward Precision Psychiatry for Mothers and Children with Trauma Exposure.

Brain, behavior, and immunity

Aschbacher K, Cole S, Hagan M, Rivera L, Baccarella A, Wolkowitz OM, Lieberman A, Bush NR

Adversity in early life and pregnancy are immunologically distinct from total life adversity: macrophage-associated phenotypes in women exposed to interpersonal violence.

Translational psychiatry

Aschbacher K, Hagan M, Steine IM, Rivera L, Cole S, Baccarella A, Epel ES, Lieberman A, Bush NR

Distributional Properties and Criterion Validity of a Shortened Version of the Social Responsiveness Scale: Results from the ECHO Program and Implications for Social Communication Research.

Journal of autism and developmental disorders

Lyall K, Hosseini M, Ladd-Acosta C, Ning X, Catellier D, Constantino JN, Croen LA, Kaat AJ, Botteron K, Bush NR, Dager SR, Duarte CS, Fallin MD, Hazlett H, Hertz-Picciotto I, Joseph RM, Karagas MR, Korrick S, Landa R, Messinger D, Oken E, Ozonoff S, Piven J, Pandey J, Sathyanarayana S, Schultz RT, St John T, Schmidt R, Volk H, Newschaffer CJ

A path model examination: maternal anxiety and parenting mediate the association between maternal adverse childhood experiences and children's internalizing behaviors.

Psychological medicine

Shih EW, Ahmad SI, Bush NR, Roubinov D, Tylavsky F, Graff C, Karr CJ, Sathyanarayana S, LeWinn KZ

Gestational diabetes and childhood asthma in a racially diverse US pregnancy cohort.

Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Maternal oxidative stress biomarkers in pregnancy and child growth from birth to age 6.

The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism

Arogbokun O, Rosen E, Keil AP, Milne GL, Barrett E, Nguyen R, Bush NR, Swan SH, Sathyanarayana S, Ferguson KK

The Revised WIC Food Package and Child Development: A Quasi-Experimental Study.

Pediatrics

Guan A, Hamad R, Batra A, Bush NR, Tylavsky FA, LeWinn KZ

Externalizing and Internalizing Problems: Associations with Family Adversity and Young Children's Adrenocortical and Autonomic Functioning.

Research on child and adolescent psychopathology

Goulter N, Roubinov DS, McMahon RJ, Boyce WT, Bush NR

Phthalate mixtures in pregnancy, autistic traits, and adverse childhood behavioral outcomes.

Environment international

Day DB, Collett BR, Barrett ES, Bush NR, Swan SH, Nguyen RHN, Szpiro AA, Sathyanarayana S

Maternal Plasma 25-Hydroxyvitamin D during Gestation Is Positively Associated with Neurocognitive Development in Offspring at Age 4-6 Years.

The Journal of nutrition

Melough MM, Murphy LE, Graff JC, Derefinko KJ, LeWinn KZ, Bush NR, Enquobahrie DA, Loftus CT, Kocak M, Sathyanarayana S, Tylavsky FA

Digit ratio, a proposed marker of the prenatal hormone environment, is not associated with prenatal sex steroids, anogenital distance, or gender-typed play behavior in preschool age children.

Journal of developmental origins of health and disease

Barrett E, Thurston SW, Harrington D, Bush NR, Sathyanarayana S, Nguyen R, Zavez A, Wang C, Swan S

A Pilot Validation Study of the Newborn Behavioral Observations System: Associations with Salivary Cortisol and Temperament.

Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP

Congdon JL, Nugent JK, McManus BM, Coccia M, Bush NR

How a Pandemic Could Advance the Science of Early Adversity.

JAMA pediatrics

Roubinov D, Bush NR, Boyce WT

Infant weight-for-length gain associated with autonomic nervous system reactivity.

Pediatric research

Rudd KL, Alkon A, Abrams B, Bush NR

Omega-3 fatty acid supplement use and oxidative stress levels in pregnancy.

PloS one

Sley EG, Rosen EM, van 't Erve TJ, Sathyanarayana S, Barrett ES, Nguyen RHN, Bush NR, Milne GL, Swan SH, Ferguson KK

Maternal exposure to childhood traumatic events, but not multi-domain psychosocial stressors, predict placental corticotrophin releasing hormone across pregnancy.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Steine IM, LeWinn KZ, Lisha N, Tylavsky F, Smith R, Bowman M, Sathyanarayana S, Karr CJ, Smith AK, Kobor M, Bush NR

Associations between prenatal phthalate exposure and sex-typed play behavior in preschool age boys and girls.

Environmental research

Evans SF, Raymond S, Sethuram S, Barrett ES, Bush NR, Nguyen R, Sathyanarayana S, Swan SH

Associations between urinary biomarkers of oxidative stress in the third trimester of pregnancy and behavioral outcomes in the child at 4 years of age.

Brain, behavior, and immunity

Rommel AS, Milne GL, Barrett ES, Bush NR, Nguyen R, Sathyanarayana S, Swan SH, Ferguson KK

Maternal Stress During Pregnancy Predicts Infant Infectious and Non-infectious Illness.

The Journal of pediatrics

Bush NR, Savitz J, Coccia M, Jones-Mason K, Adler N, Boyce WT, Laraia B, Epel E

A lifestyle intervention RCT in obese women with infertility improved body composition among those who experienced childhood adversity.

Stress and health : journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress

van Dammen L, Bush NR, de Rooij SR, Mol BWJ, Mutsaerts MAQ, van Oers AM, Groen H, Hoek A, Roseboom TJ

A combined cohort analysis of prenatal exposure to phthalate mixtures and childhood asthma.

Environment international

Adgent MA, Carroll KN, Hazlehurst MF, Loftus CT, Szpiro AA, Karr CJ, Barrett ES, LeWinn KZ, Bush NR, Tylavsky FA, Kannan K, Sathyanarayana S

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

Frontiers in psychiatry

Bush NR, Wakschlag LS, LeWinn KZ, Hertz-Picciotto I, Nozadi SS, Pieper S, Lewis J, Biezonski D, Blair C, Deardorff J, Neiderhiser JM, Leve LD, Elliott AJ, Duarte CS, Lugo-Candelas C, O'Shea TM, Avalos LA, Page GP, Posner J

Maternal trauma and fear history predict BDNF methylation and gene expression in newborns.

PeerJ

Pilkay SR, Combs-Orme T, Tylavsky F, Bush N, Smith AK

Prenatal Maternal Objective and Subjective Stress Exposures and Rapid Infant Weight Gain.

The Journal of pediatrics

Felder JN, Epel E, Coccia M, Cordeiro A, Laraia B, Adler N, Coleman-Phox K, Bush NR

Pregnancy intention and phthalate metabolites among pregnant women in The Infant Development and Environment Study cohort.

Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology

Lyden GR, Barrett ES, Sathyanarayana S, Bush NR, Swan SH, Nguyen RHN

Effects of Maternal Dietary Patterns during Pregnancy on Early Childhood Growth Trajectories and Obesity Risk: The CANDLE Study.

Nutrients

Hu Z, Tylavsky FA, Kocak M, Fowke JH, Han JC, Davis RL, LeWinn KZ, Bush NR, Sathyanarayana S, Karr CJ, Zhao Q

Prenatal sex hormones and behavioral outcomes in children.

Psychoneuroendocrinology

Day DB, Collett BR, Barrett ES, Bush NR, Swan SH, Wang C, Sathyanarayana S

Exposure to ambient air pollution and early childhood behavior: A longitudinal cohort study.

Environmental research

Loftus CT, Ni Y, Szpiro AA, Hazlehurst MF, Tylavsky FA, Bush NR, Sathyanarayana S, Carroll KN, Young M, Karr CJ, LeWinn KZ

Prenatal polyunsaturated fatty acids and child asthma: effect modification by maternal asthma and child sex.

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology

Rosa MJ, Hartman TJ, Adgent M, Gardner K, Gebretsadik T, Moore PE, Davis RL, LeWinn KZ, Bush NR, Tylavsky F, Wright RJ, Carroll KN

Joint impact of phthalate exposure and stressful life events in pregnancy on preterm birth.

Environment international

Ferguson KK, Rosen EM, Barrett ES, Nguyen RHN, Bush N, McElrath TF, Swan SH, Sathyanarayana S

Prenatal Omega-3 And Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids And Childhood Atopic Dermatitis.

The journal of allergy and clinical immunology. In practice

Gardner KG, Gebretsadik T, Hartman TJ, Rosa MJ, Tylavsky FA, Adgent MA, Moore PE, Kocak M, Bush NR, Davis RL, Lewinn KZ, Wright RJ, Carroll KN

The PedBE clock accurately estimates DNA methylation age in pediatric buccal cells.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

McEwen LM, O'Donnell KJ, McGill MG, Edgar RD, Jones MJ, MacIsaac JL, Lin DTS, Ramadori K, Morin A, Gladish N, Garg E, Unternaehrer E, Pokhvisneva I, Karnani N, Kee MZL, Klengel T, Adler NE, Barr RG, Letourneau N, Giesbrecht GF, Reynolds JN, Czamara D, Armstrong JM, Essex MJ, de Weerth C, Beijers R, Tollenaar MS, Bradley B, Jovanovic T, Ressler KJ, Steiner M, Entringer S, Wadhwa PD, Buss C, Bush NR, Binder EB, Boyce WT, Meaney MJ, Horvath S, Kobor MS

Effects of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention on Distress, Weight Gain, and Glucose Control for Pregnant Low-Income Women: A Quasi-Experimental Trial Using the ORBIT Model.

International journal of behavioral medicine

Epel E, Laraia B, Coleman-Phox K, Leung C, Vieten C, Mellin L, Kristeller JL, Thomas M, Stotland N, Bush N, Lustig RH, Dallman M, Hecht FM, Adler N

Transactions between Maternal and Child Depressive Symptoms Emerge Early in Life.

Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53

Roubinov DS, Epel ES, Adler NE, Laraia BA, Bush NR

The Impact of the Revised WIC Food Package on Maternal Nutrition during Pregnancy and Postpartum.

American journal of epidemiology

Hamad R, Batra A, Karasek D, LeWinn KZ, Bush NR, Davis RL, Tylavsky FA

Prenatal air pollution and childhood IQ: Preliminary evidence of effect modification by folate.

Environmental research

Loftus CT, Hazlehurst MF, Szpiro AA, Ni Y, Tylavsky FA, Bush NR, Sathyanarayana S, Carroll KN, Karr CJ, LeWinn KZ

Predictors of Steroid Hormone Concentrations in Early Pregnancy: Results from a Multi-Center Cohort.

Maternal and child health journal

Barrett ES, Mbowe O, Thurston SW, Butts S, Wang C, Nguyen R, Bush N, Redmon JB, Sheshu S, Swan SH, Sathyanarayana S

Maternal metabolic factors during pregnancy predict early childhood growth trajectories and obesity risk: the CANDLE Study.

International journal of obesity (2005)

Hu Z, Tylavsky FA, Han JC, Kocak M, Fowke JH, Davis RL, Lewinn K, Bush NR, Zhao Q

Measuring socioeconomic adversity in early life.

Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)

Anand KJS, Rigdon J, Rovnaghi CR, Qin F, Tembulkar S, Bush N, LeWinn K, Tylavsky FA, Davis R, Barr DA, Gotlib IH

Maternal urinary phthalate metabolites in relation to gestational diabetes and glucose intolerance during pregnancy.

Environment international

Shaffer RM, Ferguson KK, Sheppard L, James-Todd T, Butts S, Chandrasekaran S, Swan SH, Barrett ES, Nguyen R, Bush N, McElrath TF, Sathyanarayana S

Association of Maternal Social Relationships With Cognitive Development in Early Childhood.

JAMA network open

Shin EK, LeWinn K, Bush N, Tylavsky FA, Davis RL, Shaban-Nejad A

Association of Prenatal Phthalate Exposure With Language Development in Early Childhood.

JAMA pediatrics

Bornehag CG, Lindh C, Reichenberg A, Wikström S, Unenge Hallerback M, Evans SF, Sathyanarayana S, Barrett ES, Nguyen RHN, Bush NR, Swan SH

Urinary oxidative stress biomarkers and accelerated time to spontaneous delivery.

Free radical biology & medicine

Rosen EM, van 't Erve TJ, Boss J, Sathyanarayana S, Barrett ES, Nguyen RHN, Bush NR, Milne GL, McElrath TF, Swan SH, Ferguson KK

The biological embedding of early-life socioeconomic status and family adversity in children's genome-wide DNA methylation.

Epigenomics

Bush NR, Edgar RD, Park M, MacIsaac JL, McEwen LM, Adler NE, Essex MJ, Kobor MS, Boyce WT

Children's biobehavioral reactivity to challenge predicts DNA methylation in adolescence and emerging adulthood.

Developmental science

Goodman SJ, Roubinov DS, Bush NR, Park M, Farré P, Emberly E, Hertzman C, Essex MJ, Kobor MS, Boyce WT

Maternal experiences of trauma and hair cortisol in early childhood in a prospective cohort.

Psychoneuroendocrinology

Slopen N, Roberts AL, LeWinn KZ, Bush NR, Rovnaghi CR, Tylavsky F, Anand KJS

The mindful moms training: development of a mindfulness-based intervention to reduce stress and overeating during pregnancy.

BMC pregnancy and childbirth

Vieten C, Laraia BA, Kristeller J, Adler N, Coleman-Phox K, Bush NR, Wahbeh H, Duncan LG, Epel E

Novel Interventions to Reduce Stress and Overeating in Overweight Pregnant Women: A Feasibility Study.

Maternal and child health journal

Laraia BA, Adler NE, Coleman-Phox K, Vieten C, Mellin L, Kristeller JL, Thomas M, Stotland NE, Lustig RH, Dallman MF, Hecht FM, Bush NR, de Groat CL, Epel E

Association between prenatal psychological stress and oxidative stress during pregnancy.

Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology

Eick SM, Barrett ES, van 't Erve TJ, Nguyen RHN, Bush NR, Milne G, Swan SH, Ferguson KK

Effect of prenatal mindfulness training on depressive symptom severity through 18-months postpartum: A latent profile analysis.

Journal of clinical psychology

Felder JN, Roubinov D, Bush NR, Coleman-Phox K, Vieten C, Laraia B, Adler NE, Epel E

Maternal depressive symptoms and infant healthcare utilization: The moderating role of prenatal mindfulness.

General hospital psychiatry

Roubinov DS, Felder JN, Vieten C, Coleman-Phox K, Laraia B, Adler N, Wilson L, Epel E, Bush NR

Child temperament and teacher relationship interactively predict cortisol expression: The prism of classroom climate.

Development and psychopathology

Roubinov DS, Hagan MJ, Boyce WT, Essex MJ, Bush NR

Effects of pre- and postnatal maternal stress on infant temperament and autonomic nervous system reactivity and regulation in a diverse, low-income population.

Development and psychopathology

Bush NR, Jones-Mason K, Coccia M, Caron Z, Alkon A, Thomas M, Coleman-Phox K, Wadhwa PD, Laraia BA, Adler NE, Epel ES

Parent and Child Trauma Symptoms During Child-Parent Psychotherapy: A Prospective Cohort Study of Dyadic Change.

Journal of traumatic stress

Hagan MJ, Browne DT, Sulik M, Ippen CG, Bush N, Lieberman AF

Poor Sleep Quality, Psychological Distress, and the Buffering Effect of Mindfulness Training During Pregnancy.

Behavioral sleep medicine

Felder JN, Laraia B, Coleman-Phox K, Bush N, Suresh M, Thomas M, Adler N, Epel E, Prather AA

Socioeconomic Disparities in Childhood Obesity Risk: Association With an Oxytocin Receptor Polymorphism.

JAMA pediatrics

Bush NR, Allison AL, Miller AL, Deardorff J, Adler NE, Boyce WT

An epigenetic clock for gestational age at birth based on blood methylation data.

Genome Biology

Knight AK, Craig JM, Theda C, Bækvad-Hansen M, Bybjerg-Grauholm J, Hansen CS, Hollegaard MV, Hougaard DM, Mortensen PB, Weinsheimer SM, Werge TM, Brennan PA, Cubells JF, Newport DJ, Stowe ZN, Cheong JL, Dalach P, Doyle LW, Loke YJ, Baccarelli AA, Just AC, Wright RO, Téllez-Rojo MM, Svensson K, Trevisi L, Kennedy EM, Binder EB, Iurato S, Czamara D, Räikkönen K, Lahti JM, Pesonen AK, Kajantie E, Villa PM, Laivuori H, Hämäläinen E, Park HJ, Bailey LB, Parets SE, Kilaru V, Menon R, Horvath S, Bush NR, LeWinn KZ, Tylavsky FA, Conneely KN, Smith AK

First trimester phthalate exposure and male newborn genital anomalies.

Environmental research

Sathyanarayana S, Grady R, Barrett ES, Redmon B, Nguyen RHN, Barthold JS, Bush NR, Swan SH

Sugary beverage and food consumption, and leukocyte telomere length maintenance in pregnant women.

European journal of clinical nutrition

Leung CW, Laraia BA, Coleman-Phox K, Bush NR, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Adler NE, Epel ES

Layered Social Network Analysis Reveals Complex Relationships in Kindergarteners.

Frontiers in psychology

Golemiec M, Schneider J, Boyce WT, Bush NR, Adler N, Levine JD

Measuring Cardiac Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) Activity in Toddlers - Resting and Developmental Challenges.

Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE

Bush NR, Caron ZK, Blackburn KS, Alkon A

Developmental psychopathology (D. Cicchetti, Eds.)

Differential sensitivity to context: Implications for developmental psychopathology.

Bush, N., & Boyce, W. T.

The symphonic structure of childhood stress reactivity: patterns of sympathetic, parasympathetic, and adrenocortical responses to psychological challenge.

Development and psychopathology

Quas JA, Yim IS, Oberlander TF, Nordstokke D, Essex MJ, Armstrong JM, Bush N, Obradovic J, Boyce WT

Handbook of developmental psychopathology (M. Lewis & K. Rudolph. Eds.)

The contributions of early experience to biological development and sensitivity to context.

Bush, N., & Boyce, W. T.

Treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders (R. Hagerman & R. Hendren Eds.)

Neurodevelopmental and Neurobiological Aspects of Major Depression

Rawdin, B., Lindqvist, D., Bush, N., Hamilton, S., Boparai, R., Makin, S., Reus, V., Mellon, S, & Wolkowitz, O.

Rigor, vigor, and the study of health disparities.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Adler N, Bush NR, Pantell MS

Social stratification, classroom climate, and the behavioral adaptation of kindergarten children.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Boyce WT, Obradovic J, Bush NR, Stamperdahl J, Kim YS, Adler N

Poverty and single parenting: Relations with preschoolers' cortisol and effortful control

Infant and child development

Zalewski, M., Lengua, L., Fisher, P., Bush, N., Trancik, A., & Meltzoff, A.

Kindergarten stressors and cumulative adrenocortical activation: the "first straws" of allostatic load?

Development and psychopathology

Bush NR, Obradovic J, Adler N, Boyce WT

Temperament variation in sensitivity to parenting: predicting changes in depression and anxiety.

Journal of abnormal child psychology

Kiff CJ, Lengua LJ, Bush NR

Autonomic and adrenocortical reactivity and buccal cell telomere length in kindergarten children.

Psychosomatic medicine

Kroenke CH, Epel E, Adler N, Bush NR, Obradovic J, Lin J, Blackburn E, Stamperdahl JL, Boyce WT

Temperament as a moderator of the relation between neighborhood and children's adjustment.

Journal of applied developmental psychology

Bush NR, Lengua LJ, Colder CR

Effortful control as a moderator of the relation between contextual risk factors and growth in adjustment problems.

Development and psychopathology

Lengua LJ, Bush NR, Long AC, Kovacs EA, Trancik AM

Contextual risk and parenting as predictors of effortful control and social competence in preschool children.

Journal of applied developmental psychology

Lengua LJ, Honorado E, Bush NR

Temperament in context: Infant temperament moderates the relationship between perceived neighborhood quality and behavior problems.

Journal of applied developmental psychology

Colder CR, Lengua LJ, Fite PJ, Mott JA, Bush NR

Unlicensed residential programs: the next challenge in protecting youth.

The American journal of orthopsychiatry

Friedman RM, Pinto A, Behar L, Bush N, Chirolla A, Epstein M, Green A, Hawkins P, Huff B, Huffine C, Mohr W, Seltzer T, Vaughn C, Whitehead K, Young CK