Updated 11/15/2013

NANSI S. BOGHOSSIAN, PhD, MPH

6100 Executive Blvd, 7B03 · Bethesda, MD 20892 · Tel: 301-435-7597 · nansi.boghossian@nih.gov

EDUCATION

July 2011 PhD, Epidemiology College of Public Health, University of Iowa Title: Survival and morbidities among very low birth weight infants with chromosomal anomalies Advisor: Jeffrey C. Murray, MD
February 2006 Masters of Public Health-Epidemiology & Biostatistics Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon Title: Prevalence, risk factors and serotype distribution of Group B Streptococcus Colonization among pregnant women in Beirut, Lebanon Advisor: Khalid Yunis, MD
June 2004 Bachelor of Science, Medical Laboratory Sciences (with distinction), Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Haigazian University, Beirut, Lebanon

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sept 2011 - present Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Post-doctoral Fellow
Epidemiology Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda
Supervisor: Edwina Yeung
March 2009 - Aug 2011 Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Supervisor: Jeffrey C. Murray
Jan 2009 - May 2010Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Supervisor: Bruce Tomblin
Sept 2008-Dec 2008 Graduate Research Assistant & Teaching Assistant for Epidemiology I Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Supervisor: Paul Romitti
Project: Reproductive Molecular Epidemiology Research and Education Program
Sept 2007 - Aug 2008 Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Supervisor: Paul Romitti
Project: Reproductive Molecular Epidemiology Research and Education Program
Sept 2005 - July 2007 Research Assistant
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC), Beirut, Lebanon
Supervisor: Khalid Yunis
Projects: National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network (NCPNN)
  • NCPNN Database Project
  • Implementation of an intervention to reduce the cesarean section rate: A collaborative multicenter study in Beirut
  • Group B Streptococcal colonization among pregnant women and their neonates in Beirut
  • The epidemiology of cytomegalovirus in Lebanon: a multicenter study
Sept 2004 - Aug 2005 Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon
Supervisor: Sami Ramia

AWARDS

2011 Intramural Research Training Award
2011 University of Iowa travel award to the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Conference
2011 Western Regional Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology (MCH EPI) Conference Sponsorship award
2010 NICHD/IHDCYH Summer Institute in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology, Selected student
2004 Honors award, Haigazian University, Beirut, Lebanon

FUNDING

Obtained NICHD intramural funding under the supervision of Dr. Edwina Yeung (June 2013). Title "Maternal vitamin D status and measures of neonatal bone mineral content/density, body fat and birthweight". Amount $97,075.

LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2012-2013Coordinator, Reproductive Epidemiology Journal Club, NICHD
June 2013Toastmasters' NIH Evening Speakers Vice President of Education
May 2013 Reviewed papers for the Heinz Berendes international travel award for the Society for Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER)
March 2013 Reviewed abstracts submitted to the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) and the Society for Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER)
June 2012 Toastmasters' NIH Evening Speakers Vice President of Membership
Dec 10, 2012 "National Institutes of Health Epidemiology & Population Science Career Symposium" Rockville, MD Tasks: A member of the 6 planning committee members to organize a career symposium for epidemiology fellows
March 2011 Reviewed abstracts submitted to the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) andthe Society for Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER)
March 2010 Reviewed abstracts submitted to the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) andthe Society for Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER)
April 2007 Reviewed over 70 abstracts submitted to the 3rd International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World, June 2007, sponsored by the March of Dimes Foundation
May 12-13, 2006 “National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network (NCPNN) annual meeting”, Beirut, Lebanon
Surveillance Systems: development, applications and their role in defining health problems, implementing targeted interventions, setting policies, improving quality of care and their role in accreditation.
Tasks: Analysis of the NCPNN five-year statistics disseminated during the meeting

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

MENTORING EXPERIENCE

July-Aug 2013NIH summer volunteer, Jji Jiang, masters student, Georgetown University · Gestational weight gain and other pregnancy factors and postpartum maternal adiposity
June-Aug 2012

NIH summer intern, Anna Poon, masters student, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health · Maternal diet in association with birth weight and infant growth

PUBLICATIONS

A. Published manuscripts

  1. Nansi S. Boghossian, Edwina Yeung, Paul S. Albert, Pauline Mendola, Katherine Laughon, Stefanie Hinkle, Cuilin Zhang. Change in diabetes status between pregnancies and impact on newborn outcomes. (In press American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology).
  2. Nansi S. Boghossian, Nellie I. Hansen, Edward F. Bell, Barbara J. Stoll, Jeffrey C. Murray, John C. Carey, Ira Adams-Chapman, Seetha Shankaran, Michele C. Walsh, Abbot R. Laptook, Roger G. Faix, Nancy S. Newman, Ellen C. Hale, Abhik Das, Leslie S. Wilson, Angelita M. Hensman, Cathy Grisby, Monica V. Collins, Diana M. Vasil, Joanne Finkle, Deanna Maffett, M. Bethany Ball, Conra B. Lacy, Rebecca Bara, Rosemary D. Higgins, for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Mortality and morbidity of VLBW infants with trisomy 13 or trisomy 18. (In press Pediatrics).
  3. Stefanie N. Hinkle, Paul S. Albert, Pauline Mendola, Lindsey A. Sjaarda, Edwina Yeung, Nansi S. Boghossian, S. Katherine Laughon,. The association between parity and birthweight in a longitudinal consecutive pregnancy cohort. (In press Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology).
  4. Ira Adams-Chapman, Nellie I. Hansen, Seetha Shankaran, Edward F. Bell, Nansi S. Boghossian, Jeffrey C. Murray, Abbot R. Laptook, Michele C. Walsh, Waldemar A. Carlo, Pablo J. Sánchez, Krisa P. Van Meurs, Abhik Das, Ellen C. Hale, Nancy S. Newman, M. Bethany Ball, Rosemary D. Higgins, Barbara J. Stoll, for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Ten year review of major birth defects in very low birth weight infants. Pediatrics 2013 Jul; 132(1): 49-61. [PMCID:PMC23733791].
  5. Nansi S. Boghossian, Edwina Yeung, Leah M. Lipsky, Anna K. Poon, Paul S. Albert. Dietary patterns in association with postpartum weight retention. Am J Clin Nutr 2013 Jun; 97(6): 1338-45.[PMCID:PMC23576044].
  6. Nansi S. Boghossian, Grier P. Page, Edward F. Bell, Barbara J. Stoll, Jeffrey C. Murray, Michael Cotten, Seetha Shankaran, Michele C. Walsh, Abbot R. Laptook, Nancy S. Newman, Ellen C. Hale, Scott A. McDonald, Abhik Das, Rosemary D. Higgins, for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Late-Onset Sepsis in Very Low Birth Weight Infants from Singleton and Multiple Gestation Births. J Pediatr. 2013 Jun; 162(6): 1120-1124.e1.  [PMCID:PMC23324523].
  7. Nansi S. Boghossian, Edwina Yeung, Sunni Mumford, Cuilin Zhang, Audrey Gaskins, Jean Wactawski , Enrique Schisterman. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet and body fat distribution in reproductive aged women. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2013 Mar; 67(3):289-94. [PMCID:PMC3594052].
  8. Athina Pappas, Seetha Shankaran, Nellie I. Hansen, Edward F. Bell, Barbara J. Stoll, Abbot R. Laptook, Michele C. Walsh, Abhik Das, Rebecca Bara, Ellen C. Hale, Nancy S. Newman, Nansi S. Boghossian, Jeffrey C. Murray, C. Michael Cotten, Ira Adams-Chapman, Shannon Hamrick, Rosemary D. Higgins, for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Outcome of extremely preterm infants (<1000g) with congenital heart defects from the NICHD Neonatal Research Network. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Dec; 33(8):1415-26. [PMCID:PMC22644414].
  9. Nansi S. Boghossian, Jeffrey D. Horbar, Joseph H. Carpenter, Jeffrey C. Murray, Edward F. Bell, for the Vermont Oxford Network. Major chromosomal anomalies among very low birth weight infants in the Vermont Oxford Network. J Pediatr 2012 May; 160(5):774-780.e11. [PMCID:PMC22177989].
  10. Nansi S. Boghossian, Jeffrey D. Horbar, Jeffrey C. Murray, Joseph H. Carpenter, for the Vermont Oxford Network. Anthropometric charts for infants with trisomies 21, 18 and 13 born between 22 weeks gestation and term: The VON charts. Am J Med Genet A 2012 Feb; 158A(2):322-32. [PMCID:PMC22246859].
  11. Nansi S. Boghossian, Nellie I. Hansen, Edward F. Bell, Barbara J. Stoll, Jeffrey C. Murray, Abbot R. Laptook, Seetha Shankaran, Michele C. Walsh, Abhik Das, Rosemary D. Higgins, for the NICHD Neonatal Research Network. Survival and morbidity outcomes of very low birth weight infants with Down syndrome. Pediatrics 2010 Dec; 126(6): 1132-1140. [PMCID:PMC21098157].
  12. Seoud M, Nassar AH, Zalloua P, Boghossian N, Ezzedine J, Fakhoury H, Abboud J, Melki I, Araj G, Nacouzi G, Sanyoura M, Yunis K. Prenatal and neonatal Group B Streptococcus screening and serotyping in Lebanon: incidence and implications. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2010 Mar; 89(3): 399-403. [PMCID:PMC20199356].

B. Papers under review/in progress

  1. Stefanie N. Hinkle, Paul S. Albert, Pauline Mendola, Lindsey A. Sjaarda, Nansi S. Boghossian, Edwina Yeung, S. Katherine Laughon. Differences in risk factors for incident and recurrent small-for-gestational-age birthweight.
  2. Nansi S. Boghossian, Edwina Yeung, Pauline Mendola, Katherine Laughon, Stefanie Hinkle, Cuilin Zhang, Paul S. Albert. Risk factors differ between recurrent and incident preeclampsia.
  3. Edwina Yeung, Candace Robledo, Nansi S. Boghossian, Cuilin Zhang, Pauline Mendola. Developmental origins of cardiovascular disease.
  4. Edwina Yeung, Candace Robledo, Nansi Boghossian, Erin Bell, Enrique Schisterman. Causal effect of assisted reproductive technology (ART) on neurodevelopmental impairment.
  5. Nansi S. Boghossian, Edwina Yeung, Paul S. Albert, Pauline Mendola, Katherine Laughon, Stefanie Hinkle, Cuilin Zhang. Risk factors for transitioning between different types of hypertensive disorders between pregnancies.
  6. Nansi S. Boghossian, Saha Shampa, Edward F. Bell, and members of the GDB and Follow-Up Subcommittees. Birthweight discordance in very low birth weight twins: impact on mortality, morbidity, and neurodevelopmental outcomes.
  7. Nansi S. Boghossian, Nellie I. Hansen, Edward F. Bell, and members of the GDB and Follow-Up Subcommittees. Mortality, morbidity, and neurodevelopmental outcomes of very low birth weight infants born to insulin-dependent diabetic mothers.
  8. Anna Poon, Edwina Yeung, Nansi S. Boghossian, Paul Albert, Cuilin Zhang. Maternal diet quality in association with birthweight characteristics and early infant growth.
  9. Edwina Yeung, Cuilin Zhang, Nansi Boghossian, Winston Koo. Determinants of neonatal body adiposity assessed by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry.

C. Presentations

  1. Hinkle S, Albert P, Mendola P, Sjaarda L, Boghossian N, Yeung E, Laughon S.K. Platform presentation at the Fetal Growth Meeting, Baltimore, September 2013.
  2. Boghossian N, Yeung E, Mendola P, Laughon S.K, Hinkle S, Zhang C, Albert P. Recurrence of hypertensive disorders and subsequent fetal growth restriction. Platform presentation at the Fetal Growth Meeting, Baltimore, September 2013.
  3. Yeung E, Mills J, Zhang C, Boghossian N, Robledo C, Mendola P. Maternal copeptin levels are not associated with infant birthweight. Platform presentation at the Fetal Growth Meeting, Baltimore, September 2013.
  4. Boghossian N, Yeung E, Albert P, Mendola P, Laughon K, Zhang C. Recurrence of gestational hypertensive disorders and impact on newborn outcomes. Platform presentation at the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Boston, June 2013.
  5. Boghossian N, Yeung E, Albert P, Mendola P, Laughon K, Hinkle S, Zhang C. Change in diabetes status and impact on newborn outcomes. Platform presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies, Washington, DC, May 2013.

D. Posters

  1. Yeung E, Liu A, Mills J, Zhang C, Mannisto T, Boghossian N, Robledo C, Mendola P. Copeptin levels are elevated in women prior to diagnosis of clinical pre-eclampsia. To be presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, New Orleans, LA, February 2014 (Poster).
  2. Yeung E, Robledo C, Boghossian N, Bell E, Schisterman E. Causal effect of assisted reproductive technology (ART) on neurodevelopmental impairment. Presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, October 2013 (Poster).
  3. Hinkle SN, Laughon SK, Sjaarda LA, Mendola P, Boghossian N ,Yeung E, Albert PS. The association between parity and birthweight in a longitudinal consecutive pregnancy cohort. Presented at the Society for Epidemiologic Research and the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Boston, June 2013 (Poster).
  4. Boghossian N, Yeung E, Albert P, Mendola P, Laughon K, Zhang C. Recurrence of gestational hypertensive disorders and impact on newborn outcomes. Presented at the Society for Epidemiologic Research, Boston, June 2013 (Poster).
  5. Boghossian N, Yeung E, Albert P, Mendola P, Laughon K, Zhang C. Change in diabetes status between pregnancies and impact on newborn outcomes. Presented at the Society for Epidemiologic Research and the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Boston, June 2013 (Poster).
  6. Boghossian N, Yeung E, Albert P, Zhang C. Maternal adherence to the Mediterranean diet in association with offspring birthweight and infant growth. Presented at the Obesity Society, San Antonio, Texas, September 2012 (Poster).
  7. Yeung E, Boghossian N, Zhang C, Koo W. Determinants of neonatal body adiposity assessed by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. Presented at the Obesity Society, San Antonio, Texas, September 2012 (Poster).
  8. Boghossian N, Yeung E, Mumford S, Zhang C, Gaskins A, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman E. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet and body fat in premenopausal women: the BioCycle study. Presented at the Society for Epidemiologic Research and the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Minnesota, June 2012 (Poster).
  9. Boghossian N, Yeung E, Lipsky L, Albert P. Mediterranean diet and postpartum weight retention. Presented at the Division for Intramural Research, National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, May 2012 (Poster).
  10. Boghossian N, Hansen N, NICHD Neonatal Research Network. Mortality and morbidity of very low birth weight infants with Trisomy 18 and Trisomy 13. Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies, Colorado, May 2011 (Poster).
  11. Boghossian N, Horbar J, Carpenter J, Murray J, Edward F. Bell. Major chromosomal anomalies among very low birth weight infants in the Vermont Oxford Network. Presented at The Vermont Oxford Network Annual Meeting and Quality Congress, Washington, December 2010 (Poster).
  12. Boghossian N, Hansen N, NICHD Neonatal Research Network. Survival and morbidity outcomes of very low birth weight infants with Down syndrome. Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies, Vancouver, May 2010 (Poster).
  13. Boghossian N, Page G, NICHD Neonatal Research Network. Familial and genetic susceptibility to sepsis in very low birth weight twins. Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies, Vancouver, May 2010 (Poster).
  14. Boghossian N, Romitti PA, Leslie D. Pesticides and cardiovascular malformations: a meta-analyses. Presented at the Society for Epidemiologic Research and the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Chicago, June 2008 (Poster).
  15. Mroueh S, Boghossian N, Mumtaz G, Kassar M, Matar M, Yunis K. Does Iron Supplementation in Infants Increase the Risk of Wheezing? Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies, Hawaii, May 2008 (Poster).
  16. Mumtaz G, Boghossian N, Nabulsi M, Waked R, Hoblos F, Yunis K. Consanguinity and congenital malformations in Lebanon, a Case Control Study. Presented at the Third International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World, Brazil, June 2007 and at the Pediatric Academic Societies, Hawaii, May 2008 (Poster).
  17. Melki I, Mumtaz G, Boghossian N, Kassar M, Jbeili N, Makhoul G, Yunis K. Temporal Variations in the Prevalence of Birth Defects among Newborns in Beirut, Lebanon. Presented at the Third International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World, Brazil, June 2007 (Poster).
  18. Yunis K, Mumtaz G, Cortas N, Tanios R, Boghossian N, Ibrahim G, Daher R. A neonatal screening program in Beirut, Lebanon: Results of ten year experience. Presented at Hot Topics in Neonatology, Washington DC, December 2006 (Poster).
  19. Yunis K, Mumtaz G, Boghossian N, Matar M, Howson C. Needs Assessment for Establishing Newborn Screening Program: Results of a Pilot Study in Lebanon. Presented at Strengthening Newborn Screening in the Middle East and North Africa, Marrakech, Morocco, November 2006 (Poster).
  20. Fahed D, Boghossian N, Mumtaz G, Nakad P, Yunis K. Consanguinity and retinopathy of prematurity. Presented at the Society of Pediatric Research, May 2006 (Poster).
  21. Yunis K, Seoud M, Zalloua P, Boghossian N, Nassar A, Araj G, Abboud J, Ezzeddine J, Tamim H. Prevalence, risk factors and serotype distribution of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) colonization among pregnant women in Beirut, Lebanon. National Collaborative Perinatal Neonatal Network (NCPNN). Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies, San Francisco, California, April 2006 (Poster).

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES AD HOC PEER REVIEWER

REPORTS

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2013 Embryology, Developmental Biology and Human Malformations (Gene 505)
2012 Epigenetics and Medical Disorders (Biol 338)
2012 Scientists Teaching Science Course, Office of Intramural Training and Education NIH,
2012 Presentation Training, Oratorio Media and Presentation Training, Washington, DC, Aug 9, 2012
2011 Media Training, Oratorio Media and Presentation Training, Washington DC, Nov 2, 2011

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