DOHaD Epi manuscripts and presentations

Recent manuscripts

  1. Andrea SB, Hooker E, Tandy TK, Messer LC, Tandy, T, Boone-Heinonen J. Does the association between early life growth and later obesity differ by race/ethnicity or socioeconomic status? A systematic review. Annals Epidemiology. 27(9):583-592.
  2. Boone-Heinonen J, Messer LC, Fortmann SP, Wallack L, Thornburg KL. (2015) From fatalism to mitigation: a conceptual framework for mitigating fetal programming of chronic disease by maternal obesity. Prev Med. 81:451-459.
  3. Grandy M, Snowden JM, Boone-Heinonen J, Purnell JQ, Thornburg KL, Marshall NE. (2017) Poorer maternal diet quality and increased birth weight. J Maternal-Fetal & Neonat Med. 2018 Jun(12):1613-1619.
  4. Harrod CS, Fingerlin TE, Chasen-Taber L, Reynolds RM, Glueck DH, Dabelea D. (2015) Exposure to prenatal smoking and early-life body composition: the healthy start study. Obesity. 23(1):234-41.
  5. Jian Y, Messer LC, Jagai JS, Rappazzo KM, Gray CL, Grabich SC, Lobdell DT. Associations between environmental quality and mortality in the contiguous United States, 2000-2005. Environmental Health Perspectives, Mar;125(3): 355-362. 2017. PMC5332172.
  6. Messer LC, Boone-Heinonen J, Mponwane L, Wallack L, Thornburg KL. (2015) Developmental programming: priming disease susceptibility for subsequent generations. Current Epidemiology Reports. 2(1):37-51. 6.      
  7. Richardson, D.M., Nuru-Jeter, A. (2012). Neighborhood Contexts Experienced by Mexican-American Young Women: Enhancing Our Understanding of Risk for Early Childbearing. Journal of Urban Health, 89(1), 59-73.
  8. Sacks RM, Takemoto E, Andrea S, Dieckmann N, Bauer KW, Boone-Heinonen J. The mediating role of depression in the association between childhood maltreatment and BMI trajectories from adolescence to adulthood. Am J Prev Med (in press).
  9. Snowden JM, Mission JF, Marshall NE, Quigley B, Main E, Gilbert WM, Chung JH, Caughey AB. (2016) The impact of maternal obesity and race/ethnicity on perinatal outcomes: independent and joint effects.Obesity. 24(7):1590-8.
  10. Winett L, Richardson DR, Messer LM, Boone-Heinonen J, Wallack L. (2016) A Framework To Address Challenges in Communicating Epigenetics and DOHaD. Current Environmental Health Reports. 3:169.


Snowden JM, Robinson WR, Marshall NE, Boone-Heinonen J. (2016) Race, obesity, and birth outcomes: unraveling a complex association to improve maternal-child health. Obesity, 24(12): 2447.


  1. Hooker E, Sacks RM, Messer LC, Boone-Heinonen J. Associations between birth weight and diabetes: U, J, or reverse? Differences across race/ethnicity. [Abstract and oral presentation: Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual meeting, June 2017; Seattle, WA].
  2. Boone-Heinonen J, O’Malley JP, Tillotson CJ, Brickman A, DeVoe JE. Implausible versus extreme infant anthropometry: child-specific outliers in electronic health record data in low-income children [Abstract and poster presentation: Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual meeting, June 2017; Seattle, WA].
  3. Tillotson CJ, Boone-Heinonen J, O’Malley JP, Hooker ER, Brickman A, Mayer K, DeVoe JE. Use of longitudinal models to identify subject-specific implausible body mass index measures: a comparison with screening for population level outliers. [Abstract and poster presentation: American Statistical Association Conference on Statistical Practice, February 25-27, 2017, Jacksonville, FL].
  4. Messer LC, Boone-Heinonen J, Mponwane L, Wallack L, Thornburg KL. Developmental programming as a propagator of intergenerational health disparities. [Abstract and poster presentation: PPTOX IV: Environmental stressors in disease and implications for human health meeting, October 2014, Boston, MA].


  1. Boone-Heinonen J, Sacks RM, Hooker E, Dieckmann NF, Harrod CS, Thornburg KL. Prenatal Development and Obesity: Two Distinct Pathways to Diabetes in Adulthood [Abstract and poster presentation: American Heart Association (AHA) Epidemiology/Lifestyle meeting; March 7-10, 2017, Portland, OR].
  2. Jeanne TL, Sacks RM, Nguyen T, Messer LC, Boone-Heinonen J. High birth weight modifies estimated effects of physical activity on cardiometabolic health in females. [Abstract and poster presentation: AHA Epidemiology/Lifestyle meeting; March 7-10, 2017, Portland, OR].
  3. Boone-Heinonen J, Snowden J, Messer LM. Maternal obesity and intergenerational health: Current evidence, the role of public health prevention, and the urgency for addressing health disparities [panel discussion: Oregon Public Health Association Annual Meeting, October 2016].
  4. Boone-Heinonen J. Latent growth curve analysis in perinatal and pediatric epidemiology. Maternal and Child Health Bureau Engaging Research Innovations and Challenges (EnRICH) Webinar Series, November 2016.