Date of last update: September, 2012

CURRICULUM VITAE

NAME: Mary L. Hediger
WORK ADDRESS: Epidemiology Branch
Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institutes of Health
Bldg 6100, Rm 7B03, MSC 7510
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda MD 20892-7510
(301) 435-6897
HOME ADDRESS: 142 Rockland Road
Havertown PA 19083-1119
(610) 853-3723
EDUCATION: Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
September, 1968 to May, 1972
A.B. in Anthropology (cum laude, with Honors)

The University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
September, 1972 to May, 1985
Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology (Human Biology)

UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS AND EXTRAMURAL GRANT HISTORY

2010Deputy Director, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research & Staff Scientist, Epidemiology Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda MD 20892
2009-2010 Acting Chief, Epidemiology Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda MD 20892
1999-2009 Human Biologist, Epidemiology Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda MD 20892
1998-2003 Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore MD 21205
1997-1999 Consultant, Epidemiology Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Health, Project "Birth Profiles and Growth of Young Children in the NHANES III" (Project Director, Dr. Mary D. Overpeck)
1997-1998 Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey -School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford NJ 08084
1996-1997 Intergovernmental Personnel Assignment to the Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD
1995-1997 Research Teaching Specialist and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford NJ 08084
1995-1998 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Developmental and Rehabilitative Sciences (Program in Physical Therapy), University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey -School of Health Related Professions, Stratford NJ 08084
1989-1995 Research Teaching Specialist and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, UMDNJ-SOM, Camden NJ 08103
1989-1990 Co-Principal Investigator, NIH grant #HD18269-S1, "Short-term Growth during Adolescent Pregnancy", Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, UMDNJ-SOM, Camden NJ (with Dr. Theresa O. Scholl)
1987 Instructor in Physical Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA (Controversies in Physical Anthropology)
1987-1989 Research Specialist, NIH grant #HD18269, "Adolescent Pregnancy: Nutrition, Growth and Outcome", Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, UMDNJ-SOM
1985-1987 Research Investigator, NIH grant #HL26898, "Longitudinal Analyses of Blood Pressure Variation in Young Black Adults", W.M. Krogman Center for Research in Child Growth and Development, The School of Dental Medicine, U of Pennsylvania (Principal Investigator, Dr. Solomon H. Katz)
1982-1985 Project Coordinator, NIH grant #HL26898, "Antecedents of Young Adult Blood Pressure Variation", W.M. Krogman Center for Research in Child Growth and Development, The School of Dental Medicine, U of Pennsylvania
1981-1983 Research Associate, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, The Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA 19129 (with Dr. Judith S. Mausner, deceased)
1976-1981 Project Coordinator and Research Associate, NIH grant #HL16869, "Antecedents of Adolescent Hypertension", W.M. Krogman Center for Research in Child Growth and Development, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA 19104
1975-1979 Research Assistant, NIH grant #ES01335, "Environmental Lead and Neuropsychological Development", W.M. Krogman Center for Research in Child Growth and Development
1975 Teaching Assistant in Physical Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, The University of Pennsylvania (Introduction to Physical Anthropology)
1974-1976 Medical Research Technician, Division of Psychoendocrinology, Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, Philadelphia PA 19129

INTRAMURAL CONTRACT HISTORY (NICHD):

Project Lead Investigator Project Status Role(s) Dates
Birth Certificate Linkage To Growth & Health Measures in NHANES III Dr. Mary D. Overpeck
Dr. Mary L. Hediger
Completed Investigator; Analysis
Project Officer; Analysis
1997-2000
2000-2004
Health Behavior of School-aged Children (HBSC) Dr. Mary L. Hediger
Dr. Ron Iannotti (PRB)
Completed Completed Co-PI (PI, Dr. Mary Overpeck, HRSA); NICHD Project Officer Investigator & resource; Analysis 2000-2004
2004-2009
BioCycle Study Dr. Enrique F. Schisterman Completed Investigator; Protocol development – anthropometry, physical activity, psychological scales; Analysis 2004-2011
ENDO Study Dr. Germaine M. Buck Louis Analysis Phase Investigator; Protocol development – anthropometry, MRI (visceral adiposity), questionnaires & training 2005-current
EAGeR Trial Dr. Enrique F. Schisterman Data Collection Phase Investigator; Proposal review, negotiation; Protocol development – anthropometry, record abstract forms; Training 2006-2011
Upstate KIDS Dr. Mary L. Hediger Data Collection Phase Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) 2006-current
Hormonal Indicators of Pubertal Onset Dr. Mary L. Hediger Completed Project Officer 2007-2011
NICHD Fetal Growth Standard Dr. Germaine M. Buck Louis Data Collection Phase Investigator; Protocol development neonatal & maternal anthropometry, growth methods; Training 2007-current

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
July 1989-July 1995
Dept Obstetrics & Gynecology, UMDNJ-SOM

Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
July 1995-1998
Dept Developmental and Rehabilitative Sciences, UMDNJ-SHRP

Associate Professor (Adjunct)
July 1995-1998
Dept Obstetrics & Gynecology, UMDNJ-SOM

Associate Professor (Visiting)
April 1998-2003
Dept Gynecology & Obstetrics,
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

AWARDS & HONORS:

National Institute of Dental Research Trainee in Physical Anthropology, The University of Pennsylvania, 1972-1975

Junior Investigator Award, IVth International Congress of Auxology, Montréal, Québec, 16-20 June, 1985

Fellow, Eleventh 10-Day Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases, American Heart Association, Lake Tahoe CA, 29 July-10 August, 1985

Dean's Citation, UMDNJ-SHRP, June, 1996

National Institutes of Health Merit Award, October, 2005 For innovative planning and dedication to the successful development of the first NICHD-IHDCYH sponsored Summer Institute for Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

National Institutes of Health Merit Award, October, 2007 For creative epidemiologic design and methodologic rigor in the successful completion of the BioCycle Study

National Institutes of Health Merit Award, January, 2012 For successfully designing and completing the novel ENDO Study aimed at answering questions about environmental influences on endometriosis

MEMBERSHIPS, COMMITTEES, PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

Academic:

UMDNJ-SOM Institutional Review Board, 1988-1991

Professional:

Human Biology Association (Fellow) Secretary-Treasurer, 1988-1992 Executive Committee, 1997-2001

Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Member-at-Large, 1999-2003 President, 2004-2007 (President-Elect, President, Past President)

Participant/Presenter, Investigation of Fetal Origins of Adult Health in Twin Cohorts Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Melbourne Department of Pediatrics & the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Bethesda, MD, April 14-15, 2003

National Children’s Study (NCS) Initiative

Study Design Working Group, Core Member, 2001-2002

Nutrition, Growth & Pubertal Development Working Group, Coordinator (Federal Co-Chair), 2002-2004

Workshop Steering Committees Fetal and Neonatal Growth and Development, 2002 Physical Activity Assessment in the NCS, 2003 Growth and Body Composition, 2004

Workshop Participation Dietary Assessment in a Prospective Epidemiologic Study, 2004 Time-Use Data for the NCS, 2004

Panelist, Workshop on Epidemiology of Communication Disorders

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Bethesda, MD, March 29-30, 2005

Panelist, NHANES Pubertal Maturation Workshop for

Development of a Self-Assessment Component National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Hyattsville, MD, August 23-24, 2005

Panelist, National Research Council (NRC) Workshop on The Impact of Pregnancy Weight on Maternal and Child Health The National Academies, Washington, DC, May 30-31, 2006

Panelist, Expert Panel Review of Growth Charts (Evaluation of the WHO Child Growth Standards and CDC Growth Charts) NCHS/CDC, Hyattsville, MD, June 29-30, 2006

Expert Peer Reviewer for the Evidence Report, December 2007 Project: Systematic Review on Maternal and Child Health Outcomes Associated with

Maternal Weight Gain Funder: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Sponsor: American Dietetic Association

Domain Expert for Anthropometrics Working Group, 2008-2009
Project: PhenX: consensus measures for Phenotypes and eXposures
Funder: National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Core Member and Workshop Planning Committee, 2008Anthropometry and Body Composition Working Group (ABCWG)
Sponsor: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

ABCWG Workshop, October 23, 2009 Invited Presentation: “Waist Circumference: Where? & What Does It Add?” Hediger ML & Chumlea WC

Expert Member, Endocrine Therapeutics Working Group, 2010Best Pharmaceuticals for Children (BPCA) Working Group Sponsor: Obstetrics and Pediatric Pharmacology Branch (OPPB)

Center for Research for Mothers and Children (CRMC), NICHD

American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Fellow)
Society for the Study of Human Biology (Fellow)
Society for Epidemiologic Research
Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research
American College of Epidemiology (Member)

Editorial:

Guest Editor (with Associate Editor John L. Kiely, PhD)
Supplement to Paediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology, September 2007
“Addressing gestational age measurement using birth certificate data” A collection of 11 papers from a symposium sponsored by the Division of Vital Statistics, NCHS/CDC, and the Division of Reproductive Health, NCCDPHP/CDC

Member, Editorial Board
Annals of Human Biology, January 2008 – December 2011

Steering Committees & Advisory Groups:

Early Childhood Longitudinal Study – Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) (2001-2006)
National Center for Education Statistics
Department of Education

Bone Mineral Density in Childhood Study (2001-2010)
Karen Winer, MD, Medical Officer
Endocrinology, Nutrition and Growth Branch
Center for Research for Mothers and Children
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

NICHD Obesity Research Strategic Core (ORSC) (2008-present)
Terry T-K Huang, PhD, Director
Endocrinology, Nutrition and Growth Branch
Center for Research for Mothers and Children
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Invited Lectures & Seminars (Recent & Forthcoming):

Binghamton University/United Health Services (BU/UHS) Lecture Series,
Binghamton, NY, September 21, 2001
“Pregnancy during Adolescence: Biological and Medical Consequences to Mother and Infant”

National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course, 2002
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, July 15-17
“Adolescent Pregnancy: Interactions among Body Composition, Nutritional Status, and Adolescent Growth”
“Breastfeeding and Subsequent Risk of Childhood Obesity”

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Nutrition Center Seminar Series
Philadelphia, PA, October 16, 2002
“Breastfeeding and Subsequent Risk of Childhood Obesity”

Harvard University School of Public Health Nutrition Group Lecture Series
Cambridge, MA, April 28, 2003
“Adolescent Pregnancy: Nutritional Status, Adolescent Growth, and Pregnancy Outcomes”

National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course, 2003
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, July 14-16
“Breastfeeding and Infant Growth”
“Betel-Nut, Ganja, and Khat: Traditional Substance Use in Pregnancy among Recent Immigrants”

2003 Food and Nutrition Conference & Exhibition
American Dietetic Association, San Antonio, TX, October 25-28
“Breastfeeding and Childhood Obesity Risk”

Early Nutritional Influences on Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Risk –
The Evidence, Policy Implications, and Research Priorities
Université de Montréal Workshop, June 6-9, 2004 “Breastfeeding and Risk of Chronic Disease”

National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course, 2004
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, July 21-23
“Illicit Substance Use in Pregnancy”
“Weight Gain and Maternal and Infant Outcomes in Adolescent Pregnancy”

New Jersey Conference on Childhood Obesity: Challenges and Solutions
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, April 15, 2005
“Changes in Body Composition during Growth"

NHANES Pubertal Maturation Workshop for Development of a Self-Assessment Component
National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Hyattsville, MD, August 23-24, 2005
“Assessing Pubertal Maturation in Adolescents”

National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course, 2006
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, July 26-28
“Catch-up Growth in Infants and Young Children”
“Weight Gain and Adolescent Pregnancy”

Charlotte Promersberger-Johnson Lecture, 2006
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI, October 13, 2006
“Catch-up Growth: Always ‘Up’ Or Is There a Downside?”
“Fetal Growth & New Directions in Its Evaluation”

Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology Seminar Series
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, May 8, 2008
“Catch-up Growth: Always ‘Up’ Or Is There a Downside?”

Center for Human Nutrition, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, April 12, 2010
“Adolescent Pregnancy: Adolescent Growth, Maternal Implications & Pregnancy Outcomes”

National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course, 2010
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, July 28-30
“Catch-up Growth vs. Rapid Early Weight Gain: Definitions and Consequences”

Midwest Leaders in MCH Nutrition Network Conference, 2011
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, June 3-4
“Monitoring Growth and Nutrition in Infancy: A Comparison of the WHO Standard and 2000 CDC Reference for Growth”

Summer Teaching

1st Summer Institute in Reproductive & Perinatal Epidemiology, Jointly sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Canadian Institute for Health Research, Woods Hole, MA, July 16-16, 2005

2nd Summer Institute in Reproductive & Perinatal Epidemiology, Jointly sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Canadian Institute for Health Research, Cambridge, MD, July 31-August 5, 2006

3rd Summer Institute in Reproductive & Perinatal Epidemiology, Jointly sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Canadian Institute for Health Research, Bromont, Québec, July 29-August 4, 2007

4th Summer Institute in Reproductive & Perinatal Epidemiology, Jointly sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Canadian Institute for Health Research, Burlington, VT, July 20-26, 2008

5th Summer Institute in Reproductive & Perinatal Epidemiology, Jointly sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Canadian Institute for Health Research, Val-David, Québec, July 12-18, 2009

6th Summer Institute in Reproductive & Perinatal Epidemiology, Jointly sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Canadian Institute for Health Research, St. Michael’s, MD, July 11-17, 2010

7th Summer Institute in Reproductive & Perinatal Epidemiology, Jointly sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Canadian Institute for Health Research, Philadelphia, PA, July 17-22, 2011

8th Summer Institute in Reproductive & Perinatal Epidemiology, Jointly sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Canadian Institute for Health Research, Philadelphia, PA, July 22-27, 2012

Ad hoc Journal Reviewer

Pediatric/Adolescent Medicine

Acta Pædiatrica (Scandanavica), Ambulatory Pediatrics, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, Journal of Autism & Developmental Disabilities, Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of Adolescent Health, Pediatrics, Pediatric Research

Obstetrics & Gynecology

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Gynecological Endocrinology, Journal of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, Twin Research and Human Genetics

Epidemiology

American Journal of Epidemiology, Annals of Epidemiology, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Pædiatric & Perinatal Epidemiology

Nutrition

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Obesity Research

General Medical & Other

Alcohol and Alcoholism, American Journal of Human Biology, Annals of Human Biology, Annals of Internal Medicine, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Economics & Human Biology, Fertility & Sterility, Human Biology, Human Reproduction, Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet

Ad Hoc Reviewer (Grants & Reports):

MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS:

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Journal Publications:

  1. Katz SH, Hediger ML, Valleroy LA. Traditional maize processing techniques in the New World. Science 1974;184:765-73.

  2. Katz SH, Hediger ML, Schall JI, Bowers EJ, Barker WF, Aurand S, Eveleth PB, Gruskin AB, Parks JS. Blood pressure, growth and maturation from childhood through adolescence; mixed longitudinal analyses of the Philadelphia Blood Pressure Project. Hypertension 1980;2(supplement I):I-55-69.

  3. Hediger ML, Schall JI, Barker WF, Bowers EJ, Gruskin AB, Katz SH. Variability and reliability of diastolic blood pressure during adolescence: the Philadelphia Blood Pressure Project. Preventive Medicine 1981;10:292-300.

  4. Mausner JS, Hiner LB, Hediger ML, Gabrielson MO, Levison SP. Blood pressure of infants of hypertensive mothers: a two-year follow-up. International Journal of Pediatric Nephrology 1983;4:255-61.

  5. Marecek J, Shapiro IM, Burke A, Katz SH, Hediger ML. Low-level lead exposure in childhood influences neuropsychological performance. Archives of Environmental Health 1983;38:355-9.

  6. Barker WF, Hediger ML, Katz SH, Bowers EJ. Concurrent validity studies of blood pressure instrumentation: the Philadelphia Blood Pressure Project. Hypertension 1984;6:85-91. (Reviewed in: The Year Book of Pediatrics 1985, FA Oski & JA Stockman (eds). Chicago: Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc, 1985:317-9)

  7. Hediger ML, Schall JI, Katz SH, Gruskin AB, Eveleth PB. Resting blood pressure and pulse rate distributions in black adolescents: the Philadelphia Blood Pressure Project. Pediatrics 1984;74:1016-21. (Reviewed in: The Year Book of Pediatrics 1986, FA Oski & JA Stockman (eds). Chicago: Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc, 1986:318-20)

  8. Schall JI, Hediger ML, Katz SH, Zemel BS, Valleroy LA. Pulse rate, blood pressure, and body composition in black adolescents: the Philadelphia Blood Pressure Project. Journal of Chronic Diseases 1985;38:241-51.

  9. Katz SH, Hediger ML, Zemel BS, Parks JS. Adrenal androgens, body fat, and advanced skeletal age in puberty: new evidence for the relations of adrenarche and gonadarche in males. Human Biology 1985;57:401-13.

  10. Katz SH, Hediger ML, Zemel BS, Parks JS. Blood pressure, body fat, and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate variation in adolescence. Hypertension 1986;8:277-84.

  11. Hediger ML, Katz SH. Fat patterning, overweight, and adrenal androgen interactions in black adolescent females. Human Biology 1986;58:585-600.

  12. Hediger ML, Stine RA. Age at menarche based on recall information. Annals of Human Biology 1987;14:133-42.

  13. Spender QW, Cronk CE, Stallings VA, Hediger ML. Fat distribution in children with cerebral palsy. Annals of Human Biology 1988;15:191-6.

  14. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Belsky DH, Ances IG, Salmon RW. Patterns of weight gain in adolescent pregnancy: effects on birth weight and preterm delivery. Obstetrics and Gynecology 1989;74:6-12. (Abstracted in: Family Planning Perspectives 1990;22:92-3. Reviewed in: The Year Book of Pediatrics 1991, FA Oski & JA Stockman (eds). St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, Inc, 1991:244-247)

  15. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Vasilenko P III, Ances IG, Smith W, Salmon RW. Effects of early maturation on fetal growth. Annals of Human Biology 1989;16:335-45.

  16. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Salmon RW, Belsky DH, Ances IG. Association between low gynaecological age and preterm birth. Paediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology 1989;3:357-66.

  17. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Salmon RW. The outcome of CCAFL: a county wide demonstration of pregnancy care in the adolescent. The Journal of the N.J. Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons 1989;88:12-16.

  18. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Salmon RW. Early weight gain in pregnant adolescents and fetal outcome. American Journal of Human Biology 1989;1:665-72.

  19. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Salmon RW, Belsky DH, Ances IG. The influence of prepregnant body mass and weight gain for gestation on spontaneous preterm delivery and duration of gestation during adolescent pregnancy. American Journal of Human Biology 1989;1:657-64.

  20. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Ances IG. Maternal growth during pregnancy and decreased infant birth weight. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1990;51:790-3.

  21. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Ances IG, Belsky, DH, Salmon RW. Weight gain during pregnancy in adolescence: predictive ability of early weight gain. Obstetrics and Gynecology 1990;75:948-53.

  22. Behrman CA, Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Arkangel CM. Nausea and vomiting during teenage pregnancy: effects on birth weight. Journal of Adolescent Health Care 1990;11:418-22.

  23. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Ances IG, Belsky DH, Salmon RW. Rate and amount of weight gain during adolescent pregnancy: associations with maternal weight-for-height and birth weight. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1990;52:793-9.

  24. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Khoo CS, Healey MF, Rawson NL. Maternal weight gain, diet and infant birth weight: correlations during adolescent pregnancy. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 1991;44:423-8.

  25. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Fischer RL, Shearer JW. Anemia versus iron deficiency: increased risk of preterm delivery in a prospective study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1992;55:985-8. (Reviewed in: Allen LH. Iron-deficiency anemia increases risk of preterm delivery. Nutrition Reviews 1993;51:49-52)

  26. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Huang JP, Johnston FE, Smith W, Ances IG. Young maternal age and parity: influences on pregnancy outcome. Annals of Epidemiology 1992;2:565-75.

  27. Steer RA, Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Fischer RL. Self-reported depression and negative pregnancy outcomes. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 1992;45:1093-9.

  28. Scholl TO, Hediger ML. A review of the epidemiology of nutrition and adolescent pregnancy: maternal growth during pregnancy and its effect on the fetus. Journal of the American College of Nutrition 1993;12:101-107.

  29. Fischer RL, McDonnell M, Bianculli KW, Perry RL, Hediger ML, Scholl TO. Amniotic fluid estimation in the postdate pregnancy: a comparison of techniques. Obstetrics and Gynecology 1993;81:698-704.

  30. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI, Fischer RL, Khoo CS. Low zinc intake during pregnancy: its association with preterm and very preterm delivery. American Journal of Epidemiology 1993;137:1115-24.

  31. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Cronk CE, Schall JI. Maternal growth during pregnancy and lactation. Hormone Research 1993;39(Supplement 3):59-67.

  32. Belsky DH, Hediger ML, Scholl TO. Hormone replacement therapy: use routine endometrial sampling? Contemporary OB/GYN 1993;38:46-56.

  33. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Schall JI, Healey MF, Fischer RL. Changes in maternal upper arm fat stores are predictors of variation in infant birth weight. The Journal of Nutrition 1994;124:24-30.

  34. Scholl TO, Hediger ML. Anemia and iron deficiency anemia: compilation of data on pregnancy outcome. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1994;59(suppl):492S-501S.

  35. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI, Khoo CS, Fischer RL. Maternal growth during pregnancy and the competition for nutrients. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1994;60:183-8.

  36. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Belsky DH. Prenatal care and maternal health during adolescent pregnancy: a review and meta-analysis. Journal of Adolescent Health 1994;15:444-56.

  37. Lenders CM, Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Khoo CS, Slap GB, Stallings VA. Effect of high sugar intake by low-income pregnant adolescents on infant birth weight. Journal of Adolescent Health 1994;15:596-602.

  38. Fischer RL, Bianculli KW, Hediger ML, Scholl TO. Maternal serum uric acid levels in twin gestations. Obstetrics and Gynecology 1995;85:60-4.

  39. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Schall JI, Miller LW, Fischer RL. Fetal growth and the etiology of preterm delivery. Obstetrics and Gynecology 1995;85:175-82.

  40. Scholl TO, Hediger ML. Weight gain, nutrition, and pregnancy outcome: findings from the Camden Study of teenage and minority gravidas. Seminars in Perinatology 1995;19:171-81.

  41. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Schall JI, Cronk CE. One-year changes in weight and fatness in girls during late adolescence. Pediatrics 1995;96:253-8.

  42. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI, Ances IG, Smith WK. Gestational weight gain, pregnancy outcome, and postpartum weight retention. Obstetrics and Gynecology 1995;86:423-7.

  43. Cronk CE, Schall JI, Hediger ML, Scholl TO. Growth of postmenarcheal girls from three ethnic groups. American Journal of Human Biology 1996;8:31-42.

  44. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI, Khoo CS, Fischer RL. Dietary and serum folate: their influence on the outcome of pregnancy. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1996;63:520-5.

  45. Luke B, Hediger ML, Scholl TO. Point of diminishing returns: When does gestational weight gain cease benefitting birthweight and begin adding to maternal obesity? The Journal of Maternal-Fetal Medicine 1996;5:168-73.

  46. Perry RL, Mannino B, Hediger ML, Scholl TO. Pregnancy in early adolescence: Are there obstetric risks? The Journal of Maternal-Fetal Medicine 1996;5:333-9.

  47. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI. Excessive gestational weight gain and chronic disease risk. American Journal of Human Biology 1996;8:735-41.

  48. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Schall JI. Implications of the Camden Study of adolescent pregnancy: interactions among maternal growth, nutritional status and body composition. In: Adolescent Nutritional Disorders: Prevention and Treatment, MS Jacobson, JM Rees, NH Golden & CE Irwin (eds). Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1997;817:281-91.

  49. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI. Maternal growth and fetal growth: pregnancy course and outcome in the Camden Study. In: Adolescent Nutritional Disorders: Prevention and Treatment, MS Jacobson, JM Rees, NH Golden & CE Irwin (eds). Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1997;817:292-301.

  50. Lenders CM, Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Khoo CS, Slap GB, Stallings VA. Gestational age and infant size at birth are associated with dietary sugar intake among pregnant adolescents. The Journal of Nutrition 1997;127:1113-7.

  51. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Bendich A, Schall JI, Smith WK, Krueger PM. Use of multivitamin-mineral prenatal supplements: influence on the outcome of pregnancy. American Journal of Epidemiology 1997;146:134-41.

  52. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Schall JI, Krueger PM. Young maternal age and preterm labor. Annals of Epidemiology 1997;7:400-6.

  53. Mears CJ, Hediger ML, Martin SS, Scholl TO, Kramer JP. Social factors predicting postpartum choice of Norplant among African-American and non-Hispanic white adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health 1997;21:167-71.

  54. Hediger ML, Overpeck MD, Kuczmarski RJ, McGlynn A, Maurer KR, Davis WW. Muscularity and fatness of infants and young children born small-or large-for-gestational-age. Pediatrics electronic pages 1998;102(5):e60. URL: http://www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/full/102/5/e60 External Web Site Policy

  55. Hediger ML, Overpeck MD, Maurer KR, Kuczmarski RJ, McGlynn A, Davis WW. Growth of infants and young children born small-or large-for-gestational-age: findings from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 1998;152:1225-31.

  56. Overpeck MD, Hediger ML, Zhang J, Trumble AC, Klebanoff MA. Birth weight for gestational age of Mexican American infants born in the United States. Obstetrics and Gynecology 1999;93:943-7.

  57. Hediger ML, Overpeck MD, McGlynn A, Kuczmarski RJ, Maurer KR, Davis WW. Growth and fatness at three to six years of age of children born small-or large-for-gestational-age. Pediatrics electronic pages 1999;104(3):e33. URL: http://www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/full/104/3/e33 External Web Site Policy

  58. Hediger ML, Overpeck MD, Ruan WJ, Troendle JF. Early infant feeding and growth status of US-born infants and children, ages 4 to 71 mo: analyses from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988-1994. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2000;72:159-67.

  59. Overpeck MD, Hediger ML, Ruan WJ, Davis WW, Maurer KR, Troendle JF, Kuczmarski RJ. Stature, weight, and body mass among young US children born at term with appropriate birth weights. Journal of Pediatrics 2000;137:205 13.

  60. 60. Fischer RL, Bianculli KW, Sehdev H, Hediger ML. Does light pressure effleurage reduce pain and anxiety associated with genetic amniocentesis? A randomized clinical trial. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal Medicine 2000;9:294-7.

  61. Fischer RL, Weisberg LS, Hediger ML. Etiology of third-trimester maternal hyperuricemia in nonpreeclamptic twin gestations. Obstetrics and Gynecology 2001;97:62-5.

  62. Hediger ML, Overpeck MD, Kuczmarski RJ, Ruan WJ. Association between infant breastfeeding and overweight in young children. Journal of the American Medical Association 2001;285:2453-60.

  63. Ehrenberg HM, Fischer RL, Hediger ML, Hansen C, Stine D. Are maternal and sonographic factors associated with the detection of a fetal echogenic cardiac focus? Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 2001;20:1047-52.

  64. Hediger ML, Overpeck MD, Ruan WJ, Troendle JF. Birth weight and gestational age effects on motor and social development. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2002;16:33-46.

  65. Rao MR, Hediger ML, Levine RJ, Naficy AB, Vik T. Effect of breast-feeding on cognitive development of infants born small for gestational age. Acta Pædiatrica (Scandinavica) 2002;91:267-74.

  66. Luke B, Hediger ML, Nugent C, Newman RB, Mauldin JG, Witter FW, O’Sullivan MJ. Body mass index-specific weight gains associated with optimal birth weights in twin pregnancies. Journal of Reproductive Medicine 2003;48:217-24.

  67. Lissau I, Overpeck MD, Ruan WJ, Due P, Holstein BE, Hediger ML, and the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Obesity Working Group. Body mass index, overweight and obesity in adolescents in 13 European countries, Israel, and the United States. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 2004;158:27-33.

  68. Luke B, Brown MB, Hediger ML, Nugent C, Misiunas RB, Anderson E. Fetal phenotypes and neonatal and early childhood outcomes in twins. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2004;191:1270-6.

  69. Gladen BC, Klebanoff MA, Hediger ML, Katz SH, Barr DB, Davis MD, Longnecker MP. Prenatal DDT exposure in relation to anthropometric and pubertal measures in adolescent males. Environmental Health Perspectives 2004;112(17):1761-7.

  70. Luke B, Hediger M, Min SJ, Brown MB, Misiunas RB, Gonzalez-Quintero VH, Nugent C, Witter FR, Newman RB, Hankins GDV, Grainger DA, Macones GA. Gender mix in twins and fetal growth, length of gestation and adult cancer risk. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2005;19(Suppl 1):41-7.

  71. Hediger ML, Luke B, van den Ven C, Nugent C. Midupper arm circumference (MUAC) changes in late pregnancy predict fetal growth in twins. Twin Research and Human Genetics 2005;8(3):267-70.

  72. Hediger ML, Luke B, Gonzalez-Quintero VH, Martin D, Nugent C, Witter FR, Mauldin JG, Newman RB. Fetal growth rates and the very preterm delivery of twins. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2005;193:1498507

  73. Hediger ML, Hartnett HJ, Buck Louis GM. Association of endometriosis with body size and figure. Fertility and Sterility 2005;84:1366-74.

  74. Luke B, Brown MB, Hediger ML, Misiunas RB, Anderson E. Perinatal and early childhood outcomes of twins versus triplets. Twin Research and Human Genetics 2006;9:81-8.

  75. Bloom MS, Schisterman EF, Hediger ML. Selecting controls is not selecting “normals”: design and analysis issues for studying the etiology of polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertility and Sterility 2006;86:1-12.

  76. Bloom MS, Schisterman EF, Hediger ML. The use and misuse of matching in case-control studies: the example of PCOS. Fertility and Sterility 2007;88:707-10.

  77. Mills JL, Hediger ML, Molloy CA, Chrousos GP, Manning-Courtney P, Yu KF, Brasington M, England LJ. Elevated levels of growth-related hormones in autism and autism spectrum disorder. Clinical Endocrinology (Oxford) 2007;67:230-7.

  78. Buck Louis GM, Hediger ML, Peña JB. Intrauterine exposures and risk of endometriosis. Human Reproduction 2007;22:3232-6.

  79. Hediger ML, England LJ, Molloy CA, Yu KF, Manning-Courtney P, Mills JL. Reduced bone cortical thickness in boys with autism or autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2008;38:848-56.

  80. Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF, Hovey KM, Howards PP, Browne RW, Hediger ML, Liu A, Trevisan M for the BioCycle Study Group. BioCycle Study: design of the longitudinal study of the oxidative stress and hormone variation during the menstrual cycle. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2009;23:171-84.

  81. He C, Zhang C, Hunter DJ, Hankinson SE, Buck Louis GM, Hediger ML, Hu FB. Age at menarche and the risk of type 2 diabetes: results from 2 large prospective cohort studies. American Journal of Epidemiology 2010;171:334-44.

  82. Gollenberg AL, Hediger ML, Mumford SL, Whitcomb BW, Hovey KM, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF. Perceived stress and severity of perimenstrual symptoms: the BioCycle Study. Journal of Women’s Health 2010;19:959-67.

  83. Bloom MS, Houston AS, Mills JL, Molloy CA, Hediger ML. Finger bone immaturity and 2D:4D ratio measurement error in the assessment of the hyperandrogenic hypothesis for the etiology of autism spectrum disorders. Physiology & Behavior 2010;100:221-4.

  84. Cooney MA, Buck Louis GM, Hediger ML, Vexler A, Kostyniak PJ. Organochlorine pesticides and endometriosis. Reproductive Toxicology 2010;30:365-9.

  85. Schisterman EF, Gaskins AJ, Mumford SL, Browne RW, Yeung E, Trevisan M, Hediger M, Zhang C, Perkins NJ, Hovey K, Wactawski-Wende J. The influence of endogenous reproductive hormones on F2-isoprostane levels in premenopausal women: the BioCycle Study. American Journal of Epidemiology 2010;172:430-9.

  86. Gollenberg AL, Hediger ML, Lee PA, Himes JH, Buck Louis GM. Association between lead and cadmium and reproductive hormones in peripubertal U.S. girls. Environmental Health Perspectives 2010;118:1782-7. Summarized in Science Selection section. Betts KS. Do metals meddle with puberty in girls? Lead, cadmium, and altered hormone levels. Environmental Health Perspectives 201;118(12):A542.

  87. Lee PA, Gollenberg AL, Hediger ML, Himes JH, Zhang Z, Buck Louis GM. Luteinizing hormone, testosterone and inhibin B levels in the peripubertal period and racial/ethnic difference among boys aged 6-11 years: analyses from NHANES III, 1988-1994. Clinical Endocrinology (Oxford) 2010;73:744-51.

  88. Rudra CB, Wactawski-Wende J, Hovey KM, Browne RW, Zhang C, Hediger ML, Schisterman EF. Energy expenditure and plasma F2-isoprostanes across the menstrual cycle. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2011;43:785-92.

  89. Mumford SL, Schisterman EF, Siega-Riz AM, Gaskins AJ, Steiner AZ, Daniels JL, Olshan AF, Hediger ML, Hovey K, Wactawski-Wende J, Trevisan M, Bloom MS. Cholesterol, endocrine and metabolic disturbances in sporadic anovulatory women with regular menstruation. Human Reproduction 2011;26:423-30.

  90. Zhang Z, Addo OY, Himes JH, Hediger ML, Albert PS, Gollenberg AL, Lee PA, Buck Louis GM. A two-part model for reference curve estimation subject to a limit of detection. Statistics in Medicine 2011;30:1455-65.

  91. Buck Louis GM, Hediger ML, Peterson CM, Croughan M, Sundaram R, Stanford J, Chen Z, Fujimoto VY, Varner MW, Trumble A, Giudice LC, on behalf of the ENDO Study Working Group. Incidence of endometriosis by study population and diagnostic method: the ENDO Study. Fertility and Sterility 2011;96:360-5.

  92. Buck Louis GM, Chen Z, Peterson CM, Hediger ML, Croughan MS, Sundaram R, Stanford JB, Varner MW, Fujimoto VY, Giudice LC, Trumble A, Parsons PJ, Kannan K. Persistent lipophilic environmental chemicals and endometriosis: the ENDO Study. Environmental Health Perspectives 2012;120(6):811-6.

  93. Kunisue T, Chen Z, Buck Louis GM, Sundaram R, Hediger ML, Sun L, Kannan K. Urinary concentrations of benzophenone-type UV filters in US women and their association with endometriosis. Environmental Science & Technology 2012;46:4624-32.

  94. Sims EK, Addo OY, Gollenberg AL, Himes JH, Hediger ML, Lee PA. Inhibin B and luteinizing hormone levels in girls aged 6-11 years from NHANES III, 1988-1994. Clinical Endocrinology (Oxford) 2012;77:555-63.

  95. Buck Louis GM, Peterson CM, Chen Z, Hediger ML, Croughan MS, Sundaram R, Stanford JB, Fujimoto VY, Varner MW, Giudice LC, Kennedy A, Sun L, Wu Q, Kannan K. Perfluorochemicals and endometriosis: The ENDO Study. Epidemiology 2012;doi:10.1097/EDE.0b013e31826cc0cf [Epub ahead of print].

  96. Thoma ME, Hediger ML, Sundaram R, Stanford JB, Peterson CM, Croughan MS, Chen Z, Buck Louis GM, on behalf of the ENDO Study Working Group. Comparing “apples and pears:” women’s perceptions of their body size and shape. Journal of Women’s Health 2012;doi:10.1089/jwh.2012.3634 [Epub ahead of print].

Dissertation

Hediger ML. Models for estimating intrauterine growth and predicting postnatal growth in a black population. PhD Dissertation, The University of Pennsylvania, 1985, 263 pp.

Organized Symposia & Workshops:

  1. "Influence of nutritional status on growth: perspectives from field and clinic" (organized with CE Cronk), American Association of Physical Anthropologists, March 24, 1988, Kansas City MO. American Journal of Human Biology 1989;1(6):653-739.

  2. "Biological approaches to health and lifestyle change" (organized with R Huss-Ashmore), American Anthropological Association meetings, November, 1988, Phoeniz AZ.

  3. "Issues and techniques in assessing pregnancy course and outcome" (workshop with JI Schall). Human Biology Association, April 9-10, 1996, Research Triangle Park NC.

  4. "The epidemic of multiple pregnancies: what it can tell us about growth". IX International Congress of Auxology, 3rd-6th September, 2000, Turin, Italy.

  5. “Measuring physical activity in the National Children’s Study.” A National Children’s Study Workshop. November 17-18, 2003, Arlington VA.

  6. “Growth and body composition: objectives, methods, and measurements.” A National Children’s Study Workshop. October 7-8, 2004, Arlington VA.

  7. “Insights from the epidemiology of asthma: population-based approaches to prevention of the disease” A joint Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology Research (SPER) -American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Epidemiology symposium at the Second North American Congress of Epidemiology (organized with MD Cabana, TM O’Shea, AM Siega-Riz, L England), June 22, 2006, Seattle, WA.

Book Chapters, Invited Papers & Edited Volumes:

  1. Katz SH, Hediger ML, Valleroy LA. The anthropological and nutritional significance of traditional maize processing techniques in the New World. In: Biosocial Interrelations in Population Adaptation, E Watts, F Johnston, G Lasker (eds). The Hague: Mouton, 1974:183-94.

  2. Katz SH, Zemel B, Hediger ML, Schall JI, Coleman JR Jr, Bowers EJ, Valleroy LA, Barker WF, Eveleth PB, Gruskin AB, Prebis J, Parks JS. Resting supine and seated blood pressure interrelations in adolescence. In: Pediatric Nephrology, AB Gruskin & ME Norman (eds). The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff Pubs, 1981:517-26.

  3. Katz SH, Hediger ML, Schall JI, Valleroy LA. Growth and blood pressure. In: Clinical Approaches to High Blood Pressure in the Young, TA Kotchen & JM Kotchen (eds). Littleton MA: PSG Publishing Co, 1983:91-131.

  4. Huss-Ashmore R, Schall J, Hediger M (eds). Health and Lifestyle Change. MASCA Research Papers in Science and Archaeology, Volume 9. Philadelphia PA: MASCA, The University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, The University of Pennsylvania, 1992.

  5. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Vasilenko P III, Healey MF. Growth and nutrition during adolescent pregnancy. In: Malnourished Children in the United States: Caught in the Cycle of Poverty, RW Karp (ed). New York NY: Springer Publishing Co, 1993:156-167.

  6. Scholl TO, Hediger ML. Maternal nutrition and preterm delivery. In: Preventive Nutrition: The Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals, A Bendich & RJ Deckelbaum (eds). Totowa NJ: Humana Press Inc, 1997:387-404.

  7. Luke B, Hediger ML. Nutrition in maternity. Current Problems in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fertility 1999;22(4):121-48.

  8. Luke B, Hediger ML, Washington J. Chapter 3. Prenatal nutrition. In: Handbook of Pediatric Nutrition, Third Edition, PQ Samour & K King (eds). Sudbury MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005:35-52.

  9. Hediger ML, Kiely JL (eds). Addressing gestational age measurement using birth certificate data. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2007;21(Supplement 2).

  10. Hediger ML. Chapter 5. Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, Weight, and Maternal Age. In: Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology, GM Buck Louis & RW Platt (eds). New York NY: Oxford University Press, 2011:85-100.

  11. Hediger ML, Joseph KS. Chapter 9. Fetal Growth: Measurement and Evaluation. In: Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology, GM Buck Louis & RW Platt (eds). New York NY: Oxford University Press, 2011:168-85.

  12. Luke B, Hediger ML. Chapter 2. Perinatal epidemiology of metabolic syndrome risk factors. In: A Comprehensive Overview of Pediatric Metabolic Syndrome and Related Health Consequences, SE Lipshultz, TL Miller & SE Messiah (eds). New York NY: Springer-Verlag, 2012.

Letters, Short Reports, Commentaries:

  1. Katz SH, Gerstman I, Lautenbacher HW, Hediger ML. Failure to confirm anticonvulsant hypomagnesaemia. British Medical Journal 1976;i:341 (7 February).

  2. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Ances IG, Cronk CE. Growth during early teenage pregnancies. The Lancet 1988;1:701-2

  3. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Ances IG, Cronk CE. Growth during early teenage pregnancies. The Lancet 1988;2:738.

  4. Fischer RL, Hediger ML, Steer RA. Amniotic fluid volume estimation in the postdate pregnancy: a comparison of techniques. Obstetrics and Gynecology 1993;82:635-6.

  5. Schall JI, Scholl TO, Hediger ML. Skeletal maturity and pregnancy. Journal of Adolescent Health 1994;15:355-6.

  6. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI. Questions about adolescent gestational age and birth weight. Pediatrics 1994;94(2 pt 1):243-4.

  7. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Schall JI, Fischer RL. Fetal growth and the etiology of preterm delivery: a reply to Dr. Ivar K. Rossavik. Obstetrics and Gynecology 1995;85:1062-3.

  8. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI, Mead JP, Fischer RL. Maternal growth during adolescent pregnancy. Journal of the American Medical Association 1995;274:26-7.

  9. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI. Re: "Mechanisms for maternal age differences in birth weight." American Journal of Epidemiology 1996;143:842.

  10. Fischer RL, LaMotta J, McMorrow LE, Hediger ML. Effect of pre-amniocentesis uterine manipulation on amniocyte concentration and culture duration: a randomized clinical trial. Prenatal Diagnosis 1996;16:673-4.

  11. Fischer RL, Weisberg LS, Hediger ML. Etiology of third-trimester maternal hyperuricemia in nonpreeclamptic twin gestations: in reply. Obstetrics and Gynecology 2001;94:641-2.

  12. Hediger ML, Ruan WJ, Overpeck MD, Kuczmarski RJ. Breastfeeding and risk of overweight: in reply. Journal of the American Medical Association 2001;286:1448-50.

  13. Hediger ML, Kiely JL. Addressing gestational age measurement using birth certificate data – Foreword. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2007;21(Suppl 2):1-3.

  14. Horlick M, Hediger ML. Measurement matters (editorial). Journal of Pediatrics 2010;156:178-9.

  15. Molloy CA, Kalkwarf HJ, Manning-Courtney P, Mills JL, Hediger ML. Plasma 25(OH)D concentration in children with autism spectrum disorder (clinical letter). Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 2010;52:969

  16. Yeung EH, Zhang C, Hediger ML, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF. Racial differences in the association between sex hormone binding globulin and adiposity in premenopausal women: The BioCycle Study. Diabetes Care 2010;33:2274-6.

Published Abstracts and/or Presentations:

  1. Katz SH, Hediger ML, Barker WF, Cocroft JR, Mack RW. Blood pressure and growth in children: a longitudinal study. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1978;48:410.

  2. Katz SH, Hediger ML, Barker WF, Cocroft JR, Bowers EJ, Schall JI, Eveleth PB, Gruskin AB. Associations between skeletal age and systolic pressure during puberty. Preventive Medicine 1979;8:177.

  3. Barker WF, Hediger ML, Bowers EJ, Katz SH. Blood pressure determination: concurrent validity studies. Preventive Medicine 1979;8:128.

  4. Parks JS, Katz SH, Hediger ML, Gruskin AB, Prebis JW, Eveleth PB. Relationships among serum uric acid (SUA), systolic blood pressure (SBP) and growth in black adolescents. CVD Epidemiology Newsletter (January) 1979;26:61.

  5. Eveleth PB, Katz SH, Bowers EJ, Barker WF, Hediger ML, Schall JI. Blood pressure and growth in children and adolescents. II Congreso Internacional de Auxologia, 10-15 December, 1979, Habana, Cuba.

  6. Katz SH, Schall JI, Hediger ML, Bowers EJ, Barker WF, Eveleth PB, Gruskin A, Parks J. Blood pressure, growth, and maturation. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1980;52:243.

  7. Valleroy LA, Schall JI, Katz SH, Eveleth PB, Bowers EJ, Hediger ML. Body composition and blood pressure in black Philadelphia adolescents. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1980;52:289.

  8. Schall JI, Hediger ML, Bowers EJ, Gruskin AB, Katz SH. Pulse rate and blood pressure during adolescence. Pediatric Research 1980;14:1011.

  9. Hediger ML, Gruskin AB, Eveleth PB, Bowers EJ, Katz SH. Blood pressure in the offspring of toxemic mothers. Pediatric Research 1980;14:1011.

  10. Valleroy LA, Schall JI, Eveleth PB, Bowers EJ, Hediger ML, Gruskin AB, Katz SH. Body composition and blood pressure in black Philadelphia adolescents. Pediatric Research 1980;14:1012.

  11. Hediger ML, Katz SH, Eveleth PB, Gruskin AB. Blood pressure in the adolescent offspring of pre-eclamptic mothers. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1981;54:232.

  12. Katz SH, Zemel B, Hediger M, Schall J, Bowers E, Coleman J, Valleroy L, Barker W, Eveleth P, Gruskin A, Prebis J, Parks J. The relations of resting supine and seated blood pressure in adolescence. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1981;54:239.

  13. Schall JI, Hediger ML, Bowers EJ, Valleroy LA, Eveleth PB, Katz SH. Adolescent variation in pulse rate and blood pressure. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1981;54:273-4.

  14. Katz SH, Zemel B, Valleroy L, Hediger M, Schall J, Barker W. Methodologies of blood pressure tracking in childhood and adolescence. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1982;57:201.

  15. Hediger ML, Katz SH, Zemel BS, Schall JI. Maternal blood pressure (BP) in pregnancy and BP in adolescence: long-term and persistent associations. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1983;60:205.

  16. Katz SH, Zemel BS, Hediger ML, Parks JS. Human adrenarche: a species specific event with implications for growth and blood pressure variation. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1983;60:212.

  17. Valleroy LA, Katz SH, Zemel B, Hediger ML. Socioeconomic status, overweight, and blood pressure in black children and adolescents. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1983;60:265.

  18. Mausner JS, Hediger ML. Blood pressure in children of normotensive and hypertensive mothers. Paper presented at plenary session of the meetings of the Society for Social Medicine, University of Sheffield Medical School, 14-16 September, 1983, Sheffield UK.

  19. Hediger ML, McGarvey ST. Models for predicting birthweight in a black population. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1984;63:169.

  20. Katz SH, Hediger ML, Zemel BS, Parks JS. Blood pressure and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DS) relations in adolescent males. CVD Epidemiology Newsletter (January) 1985;37:55.

  21. Katz SH, Hediger ML, Zemel BS, Parks JS. Blood pressure (BP), body fat, and adrenal androgen variation in adolescent females. CVD Epidemiology Newsletter (January) 1985;37:55.

  22. Schall JI, Hediger ML, Katz SH. The relationship of relative fatness to pulse rate and blood pressure in urban black adolescents. CVD Epidemiology Newsletter (January) 1985;37:56.

  23. Katz SH, Hediger ML, Zemel BS, McGarvey ST, Parks JS. Androgens and body fat distribution in adolescence. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1985;66:187-8.

  24. Katz SH, Hediger ML, Zemel BS, Parks JS. Blood pressure, body fat, and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) relations in adolescence. Presented at meetings of the Inter-American Society of Hypertension, 19-22 May, Cleveland, OH, 1985.

  25. Hediger ML, McGarvey ST. Estimating intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) in a black population. IVe Congres international d'auxologie, 16-20 June, 1985, Montréal, QC. Annals of Human Biology 1985;12(supplement 1):45.

  26. Katz SH, Hediger ML, Zemel BS, Parks JS. Hormonal correlates of risk factor variation in black adolescent males. CVD Epidemiology Newsletter (Winter) 1986;39:42. Presented at meetings of the American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology, 3-5 March, 1986, San Francisco CA.

  27. Katz SH, Hediger ML, Zemel BS, Parks JS. Adrenal androgens, adiposity, and elevated blood pressure in black adolescent females. CVD Epidemiology Newsletter (Winter) 1986;39:43.

  28. Hediger ML, Cronk CE. Relative fat patterning in black adolescent females: longitudinal aspects. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1987;72:210.

  29. Stine RA, Small RD, Hediger ML. Age at menarche based on recall information. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1987;72:258.

  30. Hediger ML, Cronk CE, Katz SH. Fat patterning, overweight, and blood pressure in black adolescent females. Presented at The Second International Interdisciplinary Conference on Hypertension in Blacks, 5-7 March, 1987, Atlanta GA.

  31. Occhiolini LM, Schall JI, Hediger ML, Katz SH. Adolescent serum uric acid as a predictor of blood pressure in young black males. Presented at The Second International Interdisciplinary Conference on Hypertension in Blacks, 5-7 March, 1987, Atlanta GA.

  32. Katz SH, Schall JI, Hediger ML. Adolescent high blood pressure associated with hypertension in young black adults. Presented at The Second International Interdisciplinary Conference on Hypertension in Blacks, 5-7 March, 1987, Atlanta GA.

  33. Occhiolini LM, Schall JI, Hediger ML, Katz SH. Adolescent serum uric acid predicts blood pressure in young black males. CVD Epidemiology Newsletter (Winter) 1987;41:20.

  34. Katz SH, Schall JI, Hediger ML. Labile elevated blood pressure tracking: adolescence to adulthood. CVD Epidemiology Newsletter (Winter) 1987;41:20.

  35. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Salmon R. Patterns of early weight gain in pregnant teenagers and fetal outcome. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1988;75:222.

  36. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Johnston FE. Effect of adolescent nutritional status on length of gestation and fetal growth. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1988;75:268.

  37. Behrman C, Hediger M, Scholl T. Examination of observed differences by ethnicity in pregnancy outcome for a geographically determined cohort of teenagers. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1988;75:185-6.

  38. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Johnston FE, Belsky DH, Ances IG. Effects of low gynecological age on spontaneous preterm delivery. American Journal of Epidemiology 1988;128:936.

  39. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Cronk CE, Ances IG. Growth during adolescent pregnancy: results of knemometric studies. Vth International Auxology Congress, July, 1988, Exeter UK.

  40. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Salmon RW, Belsky DH. Effects of early weight gain on outcome in adolescent pregnancy. Vth International Auxology Congress, July, 1988, Exeter UK.

  41. Johnston FE, Scholl TO, Hediger ML. Changes in stature among adolescents during the course of pregnancy and one year postpartum. Vth International Auxology Congress, July, 1988, Exeter UK.

  42. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Salmon RW. Postpartum effects of education and services during adolescent pregnancy. American Public Health Association, November, 1988, Boston MA.

  43. Rawson N, Khoo CS, Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Androphy JB, Healey M. The relationship between macronutrient intake in early pregnancy and weight gain during pregnancy in teenagers. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, March, 1989, New Orleans LA.

  44. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Johnston FE. Ethnic differences in growth and outcome during adolescent pregnancy. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1989;78:299.

  45. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Healey MF, Belsky DH, Ances IG. Maternal diet, weight gain and outcome in adolescent pregnancy. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1990;4(1):A1-A2.

  46. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Vasilenko P, Healey MF, Ances IG, Belsky DH. Maternal growth during adolescent pregnancy and decreased birthweight. Society for Pediatric Epidemiologic Research, 13 June, 1989, Birmingham AL.

  47. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Belsky DH, Ances IG, Salmon RW. First and second trimester weight gain and birthweight: importance of diet and early detection. American Journal of Epidemiology 1989;130:824.

  48. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Ances IG, Belsky DH. Synergistic effects of maternal nutritional status and exposure to marijuana and cigarettes during adolescent pregnancy. American Journal of Epidemiology 1989;130:804.

  49. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Belsky DH, Ances IG, Salmon RW. First and second trimester weight gain and birthweight: importance of diet and early detection. American Public Health Association, Chicago IL, October, 1989.

  50. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Healey MF, Ances IG, Vasilenko P III. Micronutrient levels and maternal growth during adolescent pregnancy in the urban poor. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1990;81:293.

  51. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Ances IG. Drug use among urban pregnant adolescents: associated high risk behaviors and fetal outcome. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1990;81:238-9.

  52. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Healey MF, Ances IG, Vasilenko P III. Maternal growth and micro-nutrient levels during pregnancy in adolescence. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1990;51:523.

  53. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Healey MF, Khoo CS, Rawson NL. Weight gain during pregnancy and maternal diet: confirmatory data from two independent studies. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1990;51:523.

  54. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Healey MF, Vasilenko P, Ances IG. Diet and circulating micro-nutrients during pregnancy: a comparison of adolescent and mature women. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1990;4(4):A16.

  55. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Healey MF, Khoo CS, Rawson NL. Pregnancy weight gain and diet: an association confirmed in two independent studies. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1990;4(4):A22.

  56. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Healey MF, Vasilenko P, Johnston FE, Ances IG. Young maternal age and parity: effects on pregnancy outcome. American Journal of Epidemiology 1990;132:794.

  57. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Healey MF, Vasilenko P, Ances IG. Micro-nutrient levels and maternal growth during pregnancy in adolescence. Plenary session presentation at meetings of the Society for Epidemiologic Research, 13-15 June, 1990, Snowbird UT. American Journal of Epidemiology 1990;132:822-3.

  58. Cronk CE, Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Ross-Fogel P, Schall JI. Postmenarcheal growth in knee height of U.S. girls from three ethnic groups. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1991;Supplement 12:63-4.

  59. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Choo CS, Fischer RL. The influence of maternal growth during adolescent pregnancy, diet, and reproductive history on infant birth weight. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1991;5(4):A3-A4.

  60. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Baly DL, Khoo CS, Fischer RL. Nutritional depletion following adolescent pregnancy: associations among diet, weight gain, and circulating micro-nutrients. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1991;5(4):A10-A11.

  61. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Fischer RL, Mead JP, Ruiz S Jr, Shearer JW. Anemia vs. iron deficiency: increased risk of preterm delivery in a prospective study. American Journal of Epidemiology 1991;134:726.

  62. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Stefenelli GE, Shearer JW, Ances IG. Urinary tract infections during pregnancy in adolescence: effects on birth weight and preterm delivery. American Journal of Epidemiology 1991;134:727.

  63. Schall JI, Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Mead JP, Ruiz S Jr, Ances IG. Maternal micro-nutrients and short inter-pregnancy interval. American Journal of Epidemiology 1991;134:770.

  64. Steer RA, Scholl TO, Hediger ML. Self-reported depression during pregnancy and adverse infant outcomes. American Journal of Epidemiology 1991;134:790.

  65. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Khoo CS. Maternal diet and growth among urban adolescent gravidas: effects on circulating micro-nutrients and infant birth weight. VIth International Congress of Auxology, September, 1991, Madrid, Spain.

  66. Cronk CE, Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Ross-Fogel P, Schall JI. Factors affecting postmenarcheal growth in U.S. girls. VIth International Congress of Auxology, September, 1991, Madrid, Spain.

  67. Scholl TO, Hediger ML. Epidemiology of nutrition and adolescent pregnancy. Invited address to The American College of Nutrition, 11-14 October, 1991, Clearwater Beach FL. Journal of the American College of Nutrition 1991;10:565.

  68. Fischer RL, McDonnell M, Bianculli KW, Perry RL, Scholl TO, Hediger ML. Amniotic fluid volume estimation in the postdates pregnancy: a comparison of techniques. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1992;166(1 pt. 2):416.

  69. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Khoo CS, Fischer RL. Maternal growth, diet and reproductive history during adolescent pregnancy: effects on infant birth weight. Journal of Adolescent Health 1992;13:52.

  70. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Khoo CS, Fischer RL. Diet, weight gain, and circulating micro-nutrients: evidence for nutritional depletion following adolescent pregnancy. Journal of Adolescent Health 1992;13:46.

  71. Schall JI, Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Fischer RL. Maternal growth and body composition changes in adolescent pregnancy. Journal of Adolescent Health 1992;13:44.

  72. Schall JI, Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Cronk CE. Late adolescent changes in body composition in girls. American Journal of Human Biology 1992;4:148.

  73. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI, Khoo CS, Dichter CR, Sherr B. Low zinc intake during pregnancy: its association with very preterm and preterm delivery. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1993;7(1):A2.

  74. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Schall JI, Healey MF, Fischer RL. Effects of inadequate weight gain during adolescent pregnancy. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1993;7(1):A22.

  75. Schall JI, Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Fischer RL. Maternal growth and fat accrual in adolescent pregnancy. American Journal of Epidemiology 1992;136:951.

  76. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Baly DL, Mead J, Khoo CS, Dichter CR, Sherr B, Fischer RL. Dietary and circulating zinc during pregnancy: effects of status at entry on the outcome of pregnancy. American Journal of Epidemiology 1992;136:978.

  77. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Schall JI, Healey MF, Fischer RL. Late pregnancy changes in maternal fat stores: associations with infant birth weight. American Journal of Epidemiology 1992;136:979.

  78. Lenders CM, Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Khoo CS, Slap GB, Stallings VA. Effect of high sugar intake by pregnant adolescents on birth weight. Journal of Adolescent Health 1993;14:37. (Dr. Lenders received the Mead Johnson Young Investigator Award at the meetings of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, Chicago, IL, March 1821, 1993.)

  79. Lenders CM, Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Khoo CS, Slap GB, Stallings VA. Dietary sugar in adolescent pregnancy: effect on birth weight. Pediatric Research 1993;33(4 pt 2):7A.

  80. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Schall JI, Fischer RL. Excessive gestational weight gain: perinatal outcome and maternal weight postpartum. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1993;7(4):A26.

  81. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall. Maternal growth and gestational gain. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1993;7(4):A30-1.

  82. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Schall JI, Miller LW, Fischer RL. Fetal growth restriction with preterm delivery. American Journal of Epidemiology 1993;138(8):616.

  83. Schall JI, Hediger ML, Scholl TO. Late pregnancy changes in maternal fat free mass as determined by bioelectric impedance: associations with pregnancy outcome. American Journal of Epidemiology 1993;138(8):656.

  84. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI. Excessive gestational weight gain, postpartum weight retention, obesity and centripetal fat patterning in two consecutive pregnancies. American Journal of Epidemiology 1993;138(8):658.

  85. Lenders CM, Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Khoo CS, Slap GB, Stallings VA. Dietary sugar in adolescent pregnancy: effect on maternal blood pressure and intrauterine growth. Journal of the American College of Nutrition 1993;12:605.

  86. Fischer RL, Bianculli KW, Hediger ML. Serum uric acid levels in twin gestations. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1994;170(1 pt. 2):408.

  87. Lenders CM, Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Khoo CS, Slap GB, Stallings VA. Effect of calcium intake by adolescents on pregnancy outcome. Journal of Adolescent Health 1994;15(1):77.

  88. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Schall JI, Miller LW, Fischer RL. Fetal growth and the etiology of preterm delivery. American Journal of Human Biology 1994;6:123.

  89. Schall JI, Scholl TO, Hediger ML. Pregnancy outcome is associated with changes in maternal fat free mass (FFM) as determined by bioelectric impedance. American Journal of Human Biology 1994;6:131.

  90. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI. Excessive gestational weight gain and chronic disease risk. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 1994;Supplement 18:178-9.

  91. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI, Khoo CS. Folate intake during pregnancy: its association with preterm and very preterm delivery. The FASEB Journal 1994;8(4):A423.

  92. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI, Khoo CS. Mid-pregnancy circulating folate and poor pregnancy outcome. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1994;8(4):A4.

  93. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Schall JI, Cronk CE, Ross-Fogel P. Postmenarcheal growth in body weight and fatness. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1994;8(4):A17-8.

  94. Cronk CE, Schall JI, Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Ross-Fogel P. Growth in height and knee height after menarche. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1994;8(4):A18.

  95. Lenders CM, Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Slap GB, Stallings VA. Glucose tolerance in pregnant adolescents: effect of age and central obesity. American Journal of Epidemiology 1994;139(11):S53.

  96. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Schall JI, Mead JP. Suboptimal placental functioning in adolescent multigravidas. American Journal of Epidemiology 1994;139(11):S53.

  97. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI, Khoo CS. Folate intake and preterm delivery. American Journal of Epidemiology 1994;139(11):S63.

  98. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI, Mead JP, Fischer RL. Reduced micronutrient levels in the cord blood of growing teenage gravidas. The FASEB Journal 1995;9(4):A759.

  99. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Lenders CM, Schall JI, Fischer RL. Weight gain rates associated with non-fasting insulin levels during adolescent pregnancy. The FASEB Journal 1995;9(4):A729.

  100. Schall JI, Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Khoo CS. Changes in maternal body composition during pregnancy, dietary intake and pregnancy outcome. The FASEB Journal 1995;9(3):A443.

  101. Coles T, Schall JI, Hediger ML, Scholl TO. Pica during pregnancy: associations with dietary intake, serum micronutrients and pregnancy outcome. The FASEB Journal 1995;9(3):A443.

  102. Lenders CM, Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Slap GB, Stallings VA. Effect of age and subscapular fat on non-fasting serum insulin and glucose levels. Presentation at the Massachusetts General Hospital Children's Service Annual Research Symposium, Boston, MA, May 2, 1995.

  103. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Schall JI, Fischer RL. Maternal growth during adolescent pregnancy and fetal-placental vascular resistance. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1995;9(4):A5.

  104. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI. Insulin and adolescent pregnancy: relationships to maternal growth and gestational weight gain. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1995;9(4):A20.

  105. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI, Mead JP, Fischer RL. Maternal growth and the competition for nutrients: reduced nutrient transmission in cord blood. American Journal of Epidemiology 1995;141(11):S36.

  106. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Schall JI, Khoo CS, Fischer RL. Hyperphagia during pregnancy: association with preterm delivery. American Journal of Epidemiology 1995;141(11):S35.

  107. Schall JI, Hediger ML, Scholl TO. Pregnancy outcomes among foreign-born and US-born young Puerto Rican women. American Journal of Epidemiology 1995;141(11):S22.

  108. Scholl TO, Hediger ML. Iron deficiency anemia: compilation of data on pregnancy outcome. Invited address to American College of Nutrition, Washington, DC, October 13-15, 1995. Journal of the American College of Nutrition 1995;14(5):540.

  109. Hediger ML. Implications of the Camden Study of adolescent pregnancy: interactions among maternal growth, nutritional status and body composition. Invited presentation to the New York Academy of Sciences Conference, "Adolescent Nutritional Disorders: Prevention and Treatment." New York, NY, December 3-5, 1995.

  110. Scholl TO. Maternal growth and fetal growth: pregnancy course and outcome in the Camden Study. Invited presentation to the New York Academy of Sciences Conference, "Adolescent Nutritional Disorders: Prevention and Treatment." New York, NY, December 3-5, 1995.

  111. Mears CJ, Hediger ML, Martin S, Scholl TO, Kramer JP. Economic and social factors predicting postpartum choice of Norplant among teenagers. Journal of Adolescent Health 1996;18(2):130.

  112. Hediger ML. The influence of gestational weight gain on pregnancy outcome for adolescent women. Invited presentation as part of the "Infant Outcome" panel (TO Scholl, chairman), "Maternal Weight Gain Meeting" sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Washington, DC, May 5-6, 1996.

  113. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Schall JI, Krueger PM. Maternal factors affecting rates of fetal growth: implications for accurate dating. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1996;10(4):A38.

  114. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI, Bendich A. Pregravid supplement use: influence on pregnancy outcome in urban women. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1996;10(4):A56.

  115. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Schall JI, Krueger PM. Young age and preterm labor (PTL). American Journal of Epidemiology 1996;143(11):S53.

  116. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI, Bendich A. Use of prenatal multivitamin-mineral supplements: effects on pregnancy outcome. American Journal of Epidemiology 1996;143(11):S75.

  117. Hediger ML, Overpeck MD, Kuczmarski RJ, Maurer KR, Wu LL, Davis WW. Growth through age six of low birth weight (LBW) and high birth weight (HBW) infants. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1997;11(4):A16.

  118. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI. Maternal ferritin and increased risk of preterm and very preterm delivery. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1997;11(4):A25-6.

  119. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI. Ethnic differences in birthweight. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1997;11(4):A26.

  120. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Schall JI, Krueger PM. Effect of inadequate prenatal care on preterm delivery in successive pregnancies. American Journal of Epidemiology 1997;145(11):S15.

  121. Scholl TO, Hediger ML, Schall JI. High third trimester serum ferritin: associations with maternal anemia, infection, and preterm delivery. American Journal of Epidemiology 1997;145(11):S39.

  122. Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Schall JI, Krueger PM. Factors affecting rates of fetal growth after mid-pregnancy. VIII International Congress of Auxology, Philadelphia, PA, June 29-July 3, 1997.

  123. Schall JI, Hediger ML, Scholl TO, Cronk CE. Postmenarcheal linear growth and body composition changes in a mixed ethnic sample of Philadelphia girls. VIII International Congress of Auxology, Philadelphia, PA, June 29-July 3, 1997.

  124. Hediger ML, Overpeck MD, Kuczmarski RJ, Maurer KR, Wu LL, Davis WW. Growth through age six of low birth weight (LBW) and high birth weight (HBW) infants. VIII International Congress of Auxology, Philadelphia, PA, June 29-July 3, 1997.

  125. Sowers MF, Jannausch M, Schall J, Hediger M, Scholl T. Reproducibility of ultrasound instrument to assess bone status in pregnant women. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 1997;12(suppl 1):F650.

  126. Hediger ML, Overpeck MD, Maurer KR, Kuczmarski RJ, McGlynn A, Davis WW. Growth and fatness of infants and children born small-(SGA) or large-for-gestational-age (LGA): findings from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. American Journal of Human Biology 1998;10(1):125.

  127. Luke B, Hediger ML, Wanty S. Changes in mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) from 20-34 weeks’ gestation predict fetal growth in twin pregnancies. American Journal of Human Biology 1999;11(1):121.

  128. Hediger ML, Overpeck MD, Kuczmarski RJ, McGlynn A, Maurer KR, Davis WW. Growth at ages 3-6 years of non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Mexican-American children born small or large for gestational age. American Journal of Human Biology 1999;11(1):114.

  129. Hediger ML, Overpeck MD, Ruan WJ, Troendle JF. Infant feeding and growth at 4-71 months: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988-94. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 1999;13(4):A13.

  130. Luke B, Hediger ML, Wanty S. Mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) changes in late pregnancy predict fetal growth in twins. 12th International Workshop on Multiple Pregnancy: “From curiosity to epidemic.” Assisi, Italy, June 24-27, 1999.

  131. Luke B, Hediger ML. Hemodynamics and maternal weight gain in twin pregnancies. 12th International Workshop on Multiple Pregnancy: “From curiosity to epidemic.” Assisi, Italy, June 24-27, 1999.

  132. Luke B, Hediger ML. Improving the course and outcome of twin pregnancies with nutrition interventions. American Dietetic Association, Atlanta, GA, October 18-21, 1999.

  133. Hediger ML, Luke B. Hemodynamics and maternal weight gain in twin pregnancies. American Public Health Association, Chicago, IL, November 7-11, 1999.

  134. Luke B, Hediger ML, Wanty S, Min L, Hillemeier M. Improving outcomes in twin pregnancies: obstetric outcomes. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2000;182(1 pt 2):S140 (Abstract #434).

  135. Fischer R, Bianculli K, Sehdev H, Hediger M. Does light pressure effleurage reduce pain and anxiety associated with genetic amniocentesis? A randomized clinical trial. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2000;182(1 pt 2):S186 (Abstract #608).

  136. Hediger ML, Overpeck MD, Ruan WJ, Troendle JF. Birth weight and gestational age effects on motor and social development. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2000;14(4):A11.

  137. Hediger ML. The late childhood growth of twins: late consequences of prematurity and fetal growth restriction. Acta Medica Auxologica 2000;32:68-9.

  138. Ehrenberg H, Fischer R, Hediger M, Hansen C, Stine D. Do maternal weight and sonographic factors influence the antenatal detection of a fetal echogenic cardiac focus? American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2001;184(1):S145 (Abstract #487).

  139. Ehrenberg H, Fischer R, Hediger M, Hansen C, Stine D. Do maternal weight and sonographic factors influence the antenatal detection of a fetal echogenic cardiac focus? Oral presentation. American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Orlando, FL, March 11-14, 2001.

  140. Klebanoff MA, Hediger ML, Zemel BS, Ruan WJ, Zierler S, Buka S. Maternal pre-and postnatal influences on fetal growth and duration of pregnancy. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2001;15(4):A18.

  141. Luke B, Hediger ML, Nugent C. Serum ferritin associated with fetal growth in twin pregnancies. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2001;15(4):A22.

  142. Hediger ML, Luke B, Misiunas R, Anderson E. Discordancy and catch-up growth in twins through age 3 years. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2001;15(4):A14.

  143. Hediger ML, Luke B, Nugent C. Serum ferritin and twin fetal growth. International Society for Twin Studies, 10th International Congress on Twin Studies, London, England, July 4-7, 2001.

  144. Hediger ML, Luke B, Misiunas R, Anderson E. Discordancy and catch-up growth in twins. International Society for Twin Studies, 10th International Congress on Twin Studies, London, England, July 4-7, 2001.

  145. Luke B, Misiunas R, Anderson E, Hediger M, Burpee B, Gogliotti S, Mollen E. Prenatal program to improve neonatal and early childhood outcomes in twins. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2001;185(6 Suppl):S105 (Abstract #82).

  146. Hediger ML, Luke B, Misiunas R, Martin D, O’Sullivan M, Witter F, Mauldin J, Newman R, Hankins G, D’Alton M, Reece EA. Fetal growth rates and very preterm birth of twins. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2001;185(6 Suppl):S105 (Abstract #84).

  147. Hediger ML, Luke B, Misiunas R, Anderson E. Discordancy and catch-up growth in twins. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2001;185(6 Suppl):S108 (Abstract #93).

  148. Hediger ML, Ruan WJ, Zemel BS. Ethnic and seasonal variation in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in U.S. adolescents: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988-1994. American Journal of Human Biology 2002;14(1):114.

  149. Hediger ML, Ruan WJ, Zemel BS. Variation in adolescent serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels by ethnicity and season. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Palm Desert, CA, June 17-18, 2002.

  150. Hediger ML, Branum AM, Kiely JL, Parker JD. Postnatal growth in twins: Infant Health and Development Program (IHDP). Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Palm Desert, CA, June 17-18, 2002.

  151. Luke B, Hediger M, Misiunas R, Anderson E, Burpee B, Gogliotti S. The childhood growth and development of low birth weight twins. NCBDDD Inaugural Conference, Atlanta, GA, September 17-19, 2002.

  152. Luke B, Hediger M, Misiunas R, Anderson E, Burpee B, Gogliotti S. The childhood growth and development of monochorionic twins. NCBDDD Inaugural Conference, Atlanta, GA, September 17-19, 2002.

  153. Luke B, Misiunas R, Anderson E, Hediger M, Burpee B, Gogliotti S. The effects of a prenatal nutrition and education program on neonatal and early childhood outcomes in twins. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2002;187(6 Suppl):S83 (Abstract #75).

  154. Luke B, Nugent C, Hediger M, Misiunas R, Anderson E. Fetal phenotypes and neonatal and early childhood outcomes in twins. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2002;187(6 Suppl):S83 (Abstract #76).

  155. Luke B, Hediger M, Misiunas R, Anderson E, Burpee B, Gogliotti S. Fetal, neonatal, & early childhood growth & development of monochorionic twins. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2002;187(6 Suppl):S84 (Abstract #77).

  156. Ramsey PS, Hauth JC, Levine RJ, Qian C, Hediger ML, England LJ, Yu K, Sibai BM, Morris CD, Catalano PM, Curet LB, for the NICHD CPEP Study Group. Vitamin C intake and preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM): Is there a link? Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation 2003;10(2 Suppl):324A (Abstract #706).

  157. Singer C, Hediger ML, Schisterman EF, Overpeck MD, Ruan WJ. The effect of very preterm and preterm birth on the risk of early childhood caries (ECC). Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Atlanta, GA, June 10-11, 2003.

  158. Hediger ML, Overpeck MD, Scheidt PC, Ruan WJ. Body size and risk behaviors in relation to pubertal status for US adolescents: findings from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Atlanta, GA, June 10-11, 2003.

  159. Hediger ML, Overpeck MD, Scheidt P, Ledsky R, Ramcharran D. Pubertal status and risk behaviors in U.S. adolescents: findings from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children survey. American Journal of Human Biology 2004;16:207-8.

  160. Hediger ML, Luke B, Martin D, Gonzalez-Quintero VH, Witter FR, Mauldin JG, Newman RB. Fetal growth rates and very preterm birth in twin pregnancies. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Salt Lake City, UT, June 14-15, 2004.

  161. Branum AM, Hediger ML, Fulton JE, Troiano RP. Measuring physical activity in longitudinal studies of children and adolescents. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Salt Lake City, UT, June 14-15, 2004.

  162. Hediger ML, Luke B, Nugent C, van de Ven C. Serum ferritin and fetal growth in twin pregnancies. International Society for Twin Studies, Odense, Denmark, July 2-4, 2004.

  163. Hediger ML, Luke B, van de Ven C, Nugent C. Mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) changes in late pregnancy predict fetal growth in twins. International Society for Twin Studies, Odense, Denmark, July 2-4, 2004.

  164. Luke B, Brown MB, Hediger ML, Nugent C, Misiunas RB, Anderson E. Fetal phenotypes and neonatal and early childhood outcomes in twins. International Society for Twin Studies, Odense, Denmark, July 2-4, 2004.

  165. Overpeck MD, Ramcharran D, Hediger M, Nansel TR, Ledsky R, Vladutiu C. Pubertal status and U.S. adolescent male bullying. 132nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC, November 6-10, 2004.

  166. Overpeck MD, Ramcharran D, Nansel TR, Hediger ML, Ledsky R, Vladutiu CJ. Pubertal status and the U.S. adolescent male bullying behaviors. Tenth Annual Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference, Atlanta, GA, December 8-10, 2004.

  167. Vladutiu CJ, Overpeck MD, Anthony J, Hediger ML, Ramcharran D. U.S. adolescent female bullying behaviors and pubertal status. Tenth Annual Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference, Atlanta, GA, December 8-10, 2004.

  168. Hediger M, Luke B, Grainger D, Misiunas R, Anderson E, Witter F, Mauldin J, Newman R, Nugent C, O’Sullivan M, Hankins G, D’Alton M. Suboptimal first-trimester growth and very preterm delivery of twins. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Reno, NV, February 7-12, 2005.

  169. Hediger ML, England LJ, Molloy CA, Warren DA, Yu KF, Manning-Courtney P, Mills JL. Reduced cortical thickness in boys with autism or autistic spectrum disorder. 4th International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Boston, MA, May 5-7, 2005.

  170. Hediger ML, England LJ, Molloy CA, Warren DA, Yu KF, Manning-Courtney P, Mills JL. Reduced cortical thickness in boys with autism or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). Pediatric Academic Societies’ Meeting, Washington, DC, May 14-17, 2005. Selected for platform presentation.

  171. Hediger ML, James CA, Schisterman EF, Overpeck MD. Very preterm birth and the risk of early childhood caries (ECC). Pediatric Academic Societies’ Meeting, Washington, DC, May 14-17, 2005.

  172. Louis GMB, Hartnett HJ, Hediger ML. The association of endometriosis with body size and figure. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Toronto, Ontario, June 26-27, 2005.

  173. Luke B, Brown MB, Hediger ML, Misiunas RB, Anderson E. Perinatal and early childhood outcomes of twins versus triplets. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Toronto, Ontario, June 26-27, 2005.

  174. Correa A, Hediger ML. Assessment of growth and body composition: findings from a National Children’s Study workshop. Implementing the National Children’s Study: Scientific Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities. Study Assembly Meeting, Washington, DC, November 29-30, 2005.

  175. Bloom MS, Schisterman EF, Hediger ML. Design and analysis issues for studying the etiology of PCOS employing case-control designs. (Recipient of SPER Student Award) Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Seattle, WA, June 20-21, 2006.

  176. Parker JD, Schenker N, Hediger ML. A proposal to create an NCHS public-use data set with multiply imputed gestational age records. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Seattle, WA, June 20-21, 2006.

  177. Cabana MD, Hediger ML. Insights from the epidemiology of asthma: population-based approaches to prevention of the disease. I. Recent insights from the epidemiology of asthma. Congress of Epidemiology 2006. American Journal of Epidemiology 2006;163 (11 suppl):S79 (Abstract #315).

  178. O’Shea TM, Hediger ML. Insights from the epidemiology of asthma: population-based approaches to prevention of the disease. II. Interventions to prevent asthma based on the epidemiologic evidence. Congress of Epidemiology 2006. American Journal of Epidemiology 2006;163 (11 suppl):S85 (Abstract #338).

  179. Cooney MA, Buck Louis GM, Kostyniak PJ, Hediger ML, Vexler A. Exposure to organochlorine pesticides and risk of endometriosis. UCSF -CHE Summit on Environmental Challenges to Reproductive Health and Fertility, San Francisco, CA, January 28-30, 2007.

  180. Hediger ML, Luke B, Grainger DA, Witter F, Newman R, Gonzalez-Quintero VH. Twin intrapair crown-rump length discordancy and risk of very preterm birth. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 5-10, 2007.

  181. Luke B, Hediger ML, Min L, Nugent C, Newman R, Hankins G, Grainger DA. The effect of weight gain by 20 weeks gestation on twin birthweight and postpartum weight. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Francisco, CA, February 5-10, 2007.

  182. Hediger ML, England LJ, Molloy CA, Yu KF, Manning-Courtney P, Mills JL. Reduced bone cortical thickness in boys with autism or autism spectrum disorder. Human Biology Association 2007 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 28-29, 2007. American Journal of Human Biology 2007;19(2):259-60.

  183. Hediger ML, Schisterman EF, Wactawski-Wende J, Hovey J. Association of linear proportions with cardiovascular and reproductive risk in adult women: the BioCycle Study. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Boston, MA, June 18-19, 2007.

  184. Buck Louis GM, Peña JB, Hediger ML. Intrauterine environment and risk of endometriosis. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Boston, MA, June 18-19, 2007.

  185. Hediger ML, Schisterman EF, Wactawski-Wende J, Hovey K. Linear proportions, cardiovascular and reproductive risk in adult women: the BioCycle Study. Human Biology Association 2008 Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH, April 910, 2008. American Journal of Human Biology 2008;20(2):223.

  186. He C, Hu FB, Hunter DJ, Louis GM, Hediger ML, Zhang C. Age at menarche and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from two large prospective cohorts. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Anaheim, CA, June 2223, 2009.

  187. Gollenberg AL, Hediger ML, Mumford SL, Whitcomb BW, Hovey KM, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF. Perceived stress and severity of perimenstrual symptoms: The BioCycle Study. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Anaheim, CA, June 22-23, 2009. (oral presentation)

  188. Rudra CB, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF, Hovey KM, Browne RW, Zhang C, Hediger ML. Energy expenditure and plasma F2-isoprostane concentrations across the menstrual cycle: the BioCycle Study. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Anaheim, CA, June 22-23, 2009.

  189. He C, Hu FB, Hunter DJ, Louis GM, Hediger ML, Zhang C. Age at menarche and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from two large prospective cohorts. Society for Epidemiologic Research, Anaheim, CA, June 23-26, 2009.

  190. Lee PA, Gollenberg AL, Hediger ML, Himes JH, Louis GM. Inhibin-B levels higher among non-Hispanic black than Mexican-American and non-Hispanic white prepubertal and pubertal boys. 8th Joint Meeting of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society/European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology, New York, NY, September 9-12, 2009.

  191. Gollenberg AL, Hediger ML, Lee PA, Himes JH, Buck Louis GM. Lead and reproductive hormones in a nationally-representative sample of prepubertal and early pubertal girls. pptoxII Meeting, Society of Toxicology, Miami, FL, December 7-10, 2009.

  192. Gollenberg AL, Hediger ML, Lee PA, Himes JH, Buck Louis GM. Lead and reproductive hormones in a nationally-representative sample of peripubertal boys. pptoxII Meeting, Society of Toxicology, Miami, FL, December 7-10, 2009.

  193. Himes JH, Addo OY, Gollenberg AL, Hediger ML, Lee PA, Buck Louis GM. Reference curves for inhibin-B and testosterone for peripubertal children in the United States. Pediatric Academic Societies’ Meeting, Vancouver, BC, May 1-4, 2010.

  194. Gollenberg AL, Hediger ML, Lee PA, Himes JH, Buck Louis GM. Lead, cadmium and reproductive hormones in a nationally representative sample of peripubertal girls and boys. Pediatric Academic Societies’ Meeting, Vancouver, BC, May 1-4, 2010.

    Selected for podium presentation & to receive special acknowledgment at the Presidential
    Poster Reception of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society (April 30, 2010).

  195. Gollenberg AL, Hediger ML, Lee PA, Himes JH, Buck Louis GM. Blood lead, urinary cadmium and reproductive hormones in prepubertal and early pubertal girls. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Seattle, WA, June 22-23, 2010.

  196. Gollenberg AL, Hediger ML, Himes JH, Lee PA, Zhang ZZ, Buck Louis GM. In utero tobacco smoke exposure and reproductive hormones at the onset of puberty among US girls. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Seattle, WA, June 22-23, 2010.

  197. Pollack AZ, Yeung EH, Hediger ML, Louis GM, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF. Bone mineral density and heavy metals in premenopausal women. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Seattle, WA, June 22-23, 2010.

  198. Yeung E, Zhang C, Albert P, Ye A, Mumford SL, Hediger ML, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF. Influence of obesity on menstrual cycle patterns of sex hormones. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Seattle, WA, June 22-23, 2010. Selected for platform presentation.

  199. Thoma ME, Klebanoff MA, Nansel TR, Hediger ML, Neggers Y. Dietary fat and cholesterol intake and periodontal disease in reproductive-aged women. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Montréal, QC, June 20-21, 2011.

  200. Hediger ML, Sundaram R, Chen Z, Peterson CM, Croughan MS, Stanford JB, Buck Louis GM, for the ENDO Study Working Group. Is there an endometriosis somatotype? Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Montréal, QC, June 20-21, 2011.

  201. Buck Louis GM, Peterson CM, Croughan MS, Chen Z, Sundaram R, Hediger ML, Stanford JB, Varner M, Giudice L, Fujimoto V, Parsons P, Kannan K. Persistent organic pollutants and endometriosis: importance of biologic media for defining exposure, ENDO Study, 2007-2009. 11th World Congress on Endometriosis (WCE2011), Montpellier, France, September 4-7, 2011. Selected for oral presentation.

  202. Thoma ME, Hediger ML, Sundaram R, Chen Z, Peterson CM, Croughan MS, Buck Louis GM, for the ENDO Study Working Group. Comparing “apples and pears”: How well do women perceive their body size and shape? American Society for Reproductive Medicine 67th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, October 15-19, 2011. Selected for oral presentation.

  203. Wolff EF, Hediger ML, Chen Z Peterson CM, Sundaram R, Buck Louis GM, for the ENDO Study Working Group. In utero exposures and incident endometriosis, The ENDO Study. American Society for Reproductive Medicine 67th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, October 15-19, 2011.

  204. Gollenberg AL, Addo OY, Himes JH, Lee PA, Hediger ML. Prenatal tobacco smoke exposure and reproductive hormones near the onset of puberty in US girls. American Public Health Association 140th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, PA, October 27-31, 2012. Selected for oral presentation.