Research

Recent grants/awards

  • 2018-2021       A targeted approach to examine the influence of maternal psychological stress on newborn brain outcome
    NIH R00 MH111805, role: PI
     
  • 2018-2019       Effects of a mindfulness based intervention during pregnancy on maternal inflammation and infant outcomes
    Medical Research Foundation of Oregon, New Investigator Award, role: PI
     
  • 2016-2023       Environmental influences on child health outcomes (ECHO)
    UG3 OD023349, role: Co-I (PIs: Buss, O’Connor, Wadhwa, Miller, Simhan)
     
  • 2018-2020       Mechanisms of Action of MBCT-PD: A Pilot Study
    NCCIH R21DA046949, role: co-I (PI: Mackiewicz Seghete)

Selected publications

(* indicates work by a mentored student)

Ramirez, J.S.B., Graham, A.M., Thompson, J.R., Zhu, J.Y., Sturgeon, D., Bagley, J.L., Thomas, E., Papadakis, S., Perrone, A., Earl, E., Miranda Dominguez, O., Feczko, E., Fombone, E.J., Amaral., D.G., Nigg, J.T., Sullivan, E.L., Fair, D. (in press)., Maternal interleukin-6 is associated with macaque offspring amygdala development and behavior. Cerebral Cortex.

Thomas*, E., Buss, C., Rasmussen, J.M., Entringer, S., Ramirez, J.S.B., Marr, M.,  Rudolph,  M.D., Gilmore, J.H., Styner, M., Wadhwa, P.D., Fair, D.A., & Graham, A.M. (2019). Newborn amygdala connectivity and early emerging fear. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 37, 100604.

Feczko, E., Miranda Dominguez, O., Marr, M., Graham, A.M., Nigg, J.T., & Fair, D.A. (2019). The heterogeneity problem: Approaches to identify psychiatric subtypes. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 23(7), 584-601.

Graham, A.M., Rasmussen, J.M., Entringer, S., Ward, E.B., Rudolph, M.D., Gilmore, J.H., Styner, M., Wadhwa, P.D., Fair, D.A., & Buss, C. (2019). Maternal Cortisol Concentrations During Pregnancy and Sex Specific Associations with Neonatal Amygdala Connectivity and Emerging Internalizing Behaviors. Biological Psychiatry, 85(2), 172-181.

Rudolph, M.D., Graham, A.M., Feczko, E., Miranda-Dominguez, O., Rasmussen, J.M., Nardos, R., Entringer, S., Wadhwa, P.D., Buss, C. & Fair, D.A. (2018). Maternal IL-6 during pregnancy can be estimated from newborn brain connectivity and predicts future working memory in offspring. Nature Neuroscience, 21, 765-772.

Rasmussen, J.M., Graham, A.M., Entringer, S., Gilmore, J.H., Styner, M, Fair, D.A., Wadhwa, P.D, & Buss, C. (2018). Maternal Interleukin-6 concentration during pregnancy is associated with variation in frontolimbic white matter and cognitive development in early life. NeuroImage. S1053-8119(18)30316.

Graham, A.M., Rasmussen, J.M., Rudolph, M.D., Heim, C.M., Gilmore, J.H., Styner, M., Potkin, S.G., Entringer, S., Wadhwa, P.D., Fair, D.A., & Buss, C. (2018). Maternal systemic interleukin-6 during pregnancy is associated with newborn amygdala phenotypes and subsequent behavior at 2-years-of-age. Biological Psychiatry83(2), 109-119.

Graham, A.M., Pears, K.C.., Kim, H.K., Bruce, J., & Fisher, P.A. (2018).  Effects of a school readiness intervention on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis functioning and school adjustment for children in foster care. Development & Psychopathology, 2, 651-664.

Fair, D.A., Graham, A.M., & Mills, B. (2018). A role of early life stress on subsequent brain and behavioral development. Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, 57, 89-101.

Graham, A.M., Buss, C., Rasmussen, J.M., Rudolph, M.D., Demeter, D., Gilmore, J.H., Styner, M., Entringer, S., Wadhwa, P.D., & Fair, D.A. (2016). Implications of newborn amygdala connectivity for fear and cognitive development at 6-months-of-age. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 12-25.

Graham, A. M., Pfeifer, J.H., Fisher, P.A., Carpenter, W., & Fair, D.A. (2015). Early life stress is associated with default system integrity and emotionality during infancy. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, , 56(11), 1212-22.

Graham, A.M. & Fair, D.A. (2015). Commentary: Developmental connectomics to advance our understanding of typical and atypical brain development – a commentary on Vèrtes and Bullmore (2015). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 56(3), 321-3.

Graham, A. M., Pfeifer, J.H., Fisher, P.A., Lin, W., Gao, W., & Fair, D.A. (2015). The potential of infant fMRI research and the study of early life stress as a promising exemplar. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 12, 12-39.

Fisher, P.A., Mannering, A.M., van Scoyoc, A.E., Graham, A.M. (2013). Doing what we must: A translational neuroscience perspective on the importance of preventing placement instability among foster children. Child Welfare, 92(5), 9-36.

Bruce, J., Fisher, P.A., Graham, A.M., Moore, W.E., Peake, S. & Mannering, A.M. (2013). Patterns of brain activation in foster children and nonmaltreated children during an inhibitory control task. Development and Psychopathology, 25, 931–941.

Graham, A.M., Fisher, P.A., & Pfeifer, J.H. (2013). What sleeping babies hear: An fMRI study of interparental conflict and infants’ emotion processing. Psychological Science, 24(5), 782-789.

Berkman, E.T., Graham, A.M., & Fisher, P.A. (2012). Training self-control: A domain-general translational neuroscience approach. Child Development Perspectives, 6(4), 374-384.

Graham, A. M., Yockelson, M., Kim, H. K., Bruce, J.B., Pears, K.P., & Fisher, P.A (2012). Effects of maltreatment and early intervention on diurnal cortisol across the start of school: A pilot study. Child Abuse & Neglect, 36, 666-670.

Graham, A. M., Kim, H. K., & Fisher, P.A (2012). Partner aggression in high-risk families from birth to age 3: Associations with harsh parenting and child maladjustment. Journal of Family Psychology, 26(1), 105-114.