Sarah Katherine Laughon, M.D., M.S.

Current Positions:

Investigator, Epidemiology Branch
Division of Intramural Population Health Research
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institutes of Health
Building 6100, Room 7B03M
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-435-6935
Fax: 301-402-2084
laughonsk@mail.nih.gov

Attending, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
106 Irving Street, NW
POB Suite 108S
Washington, D.C. 20010
Phone: 202-877-6604
Fax: 202-877-8695
Sarah.K.Laughon@medstar.net

Education:

2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, Epidemiology Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, National Institutes of Health
2009 M.S., Clinical Research, Clinical Research Training Program, University of Pittsburgh
2009 Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, Magee-Womens Hospital
2004 Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2000 M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
1996 M.S., Anatomy, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
1995 B.S., Biology, Duke University

Academic and Professional Experience:

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2010 – Present

Faculty, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Washington Hospital Center, 2009 – Present

Research Fellow – Epidemiology Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, National Institutes of Health, 2011 – 2012

Clinical Instructor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Magee-Womens Hospital, 2006 – 2009

Clinical Instructor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York University Bellevue Hospital, 2005 – 2006

Clinical Instructor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York University Tisch Hospital, 2004 – 2006

Board Certification:

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Date of Initial Certification: 11/10/2006
Date of Re-certification: 12/5/2013
Renewal/Expiration Date: 12/31/2014

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialty
Date of Initial Certification: 04/18/2012
Date of Re-certification: 12/5/2013
Renewal/Expiration Date: 12/31/2014

Honors and Awards:

First Place Fellow Poster Presentation for, Elevated first trimester uric acid is associated with the development of gestational diabetes. Magee-Womens Hospital Research Day, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2009.

Irene McLenahan Young Investigator Award. Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2008.

Summer Institute in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology. Jointly sponsored by
the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development and the Canadian Institute for Health Research, 2008.

Second Place Poster Presentation for, Prior cesarean and the risk for placenta previa on second-trimester ultrasonography. American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists District IV Meeting, 2003.

Organon Research Scholarship Award: Awarded for resident research presentation, Prior cesarean and the risk for placenta previa on second-trimester ultrasonography. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003.

Honorary Emergency Medicine Resident Award: Selected by the emergency medicine residents as the best off-service resident rotating through the E.D. that year, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002.

Professional Societies:

Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research
Member, 2010 – Present

Society for Epidemiologic Research
Member, 2011 – Present

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Associate Member, 2007 – Present

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Fellow, 2008 – Present
Junior Fellow, 2001 – 2007

Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Individual Fellow, 2005 – Present

Scientific Review Service:

Poster Judge

Annual Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2014.
Women's Health 2013 Annual Congress, Poster Judging, Washington, D.C. March, 2013.

Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer

American Journal of Epidemiology
American Journal of Hypertension
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
American Journal of Perinatology
Fertility and Sterility
Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
Pediatrics
PLOS ONE
The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine

Extramural Grant Review

NICHD Global Network for Women's and Children's Research, 2009.

Meeting Abstract Reviewer

Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, 2011-2013.
Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, 2012-2013.
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting, 2014.

Professional Service:

Liaison, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, 2013 – present.

Panel Discussant, “Pearls of the Day” Growth Delay and Adverse Outcome Roundtable and Open Forum, 2nd International Fetal Growth Conference, Baltimore, MD, September 2013.

Organizer – Innovative Design and Analysis Issues in Fetal Growth Studies Symposia, Annual Society for Epidemiologic Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2013.

Government Service

Division of Intramural Population Health Research ad hoc Concept Review Committee

University Service

Member, Bellevue Quality and Assurance Issues Committee, New York University, 2005 – 2006.

Mentor for Nurse Practitioner, New York University Tisch Hospital, 2005 – 2006.

Mentor, Dean's Committee on Women Mentoring Program, New York University School of Medicine, 2005 – 2006.

Member, Bellevue Pharmacy Committee, New York University, 2005 – 2006.

Student member – Admissions committee, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, 1999 – 2000.

Teaching Activities:

Clerkship Directorship

Associate Director of Medical Student Clerkship, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York University, New York, 2005 – 2006. Number of students: 20-30 per rotation.

Teaching Recognition/Awards

Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics/Solvay Scholars Program, 2006.

Golden Tarheel Student Teaching Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002.

Lectures for DESPR Summer Course

2012 Is the Friedman curve obsolete?
2011 Normal Labor

Lectures for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellows

2012 Hematologic Disorders in Pregnancy
2011 Hematologic Disorders in Pregnancy
2010 Chorioamnionitis in Intact Membranes (Preterm Labor)
2009 Disorders of the Fetal Chest

Lectures for Residents and Medical Students

2013 Normal and Abnormal Labor
2010 Normal and Abnormal Labor
2009 Intrauterine Growth Restriction
2006 Preterm Labor
2005 Benign Breast Disease
2005 Ectopic Pregnancy

Mentoring:

NIH Summer Student Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowship

2013 Katheryne Downes, PhD student, University of Maryland School of Public Health.
Project title: Prelabor versus intrapartum cesarean delivery and risk of placenta previa in subsequent pregnancy.
2012Jennifer O'Loughlin, MD student, The Commonwealth Medical College
Project title: The effects of maternal psychiatric illness on length of gestation.
2011Sahel Hazrati, MPH student, George Mason University. Subsequent position: Clinical Research Associate, Inova Translational Medicine Institute.
Project title: Increased neonatal respiratory morbidity in pregnancies
complicated by gestational and pregestational diabetes.

NIH Intramural Research Training Award Fellows (IRTAs)

2012 – 2013 Lindsey Sjaarda, PhD, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Wyoming IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow
Project title: Customized large-for-gestational-age birthweight at term and the association with adverse perinatal outcomes.
2012 – 2013Stefanie Hinkle, PhD, Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow.
Project title: The association between parity and birthweight in a longitudinal consecutive pregnancy cohort.
2011 – 2012 Gaurav Ghosh, BS, Department of Zoology, University of Oklahoma
IRTA Post-Baccalaureate Fellow. Subsequent position: Medical student, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University.
Project title: Racial/ethnic differences in pregnancy related hypertensive disease among nulliparous women.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Subspecialty Residents, MedStar Washington Hospital Center Current Fellows

2013 – 2014 Cecily Clark-Ganheart, MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
Project title: Maternal and neonatal outcomes by attempted route of delivery among obese women.
2012 – 2013 Donna Brown, MD, Drexel University College of Medicine.
Project title: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Previous Fellows

2012 – 2013 Julia Timofeev, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville. Subsequent position: Assistant Clinical Professor of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University
Project title: Obstetric complications, neonatal morbidity and indications for cesarean delivery by maternal age.
2012 Jasbir Singh, MD, University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. Subsequent position: Staff Physician, North Austin Maternal Fetal Medicine.
Project title: Racial/ethnic differences in labor induction in a contemporary U.S. Cohort.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Current Residents

2012 – 2013 Laura Parikh, MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) at Cooper University Hospital.
Project title: Precursors for early term birth in singleton gestations.

Students

2009 Roberto Aguila Ceron, guest intern from the American Fellows Program co-mentored with Dr. Buck Louis.
Project title: Epidemiologic survey of maternal pregnancy morbidities. Adapted the NCHS birth certificate into a version for El Salvador in order for with plans for interventions and ultimate improvement in maternal and neonatal outcomes.
2008 Traci Provins, college student and intern at the Magee-Womens
Research Institute High School Summer Program
Project title: Can early uric acid levels predict metabolic and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and does it relate to maternal BMI?
2008 Anne McGinty, high school student and intern at the Magee-Womens
Research Institute High School Summer Program
Project title: Does high uric acid early in pregnancy harm babies?
2008 Valerie Alstadt, high school student and intern at the Magee-Womens
Research Institute High School Summer Program
Project title: Can high circulating uric acid levels early in pregnancy predict increases in blood pressure during pregnancy?

Awards Received by IRTA Fellows

Hinkle SN, Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE), National Institutes of Health. The association between parity and birthweight in a longitudinal consecutive pregnancy cohort, 2013.

Hinkle SN, Society for Epidemiologic Research, Student-Postdoc Travel Scholarship. Boston, MA, 2013.

Invited Talks by IRTA Fellows

*Hinkle SN, Albert P, Sjaarda LA, Mendola P, Boghossian N, Yeung E, Laughon SK. Parity and birth weight in a longitudinal consecutive pregnancy cohort. National Institutes of Health Research Festival, Symposia on Mothers and Their Babies, November 7, 2013, Bethesda, MD.

Intramural Research Support:

Current

Measurement of Biospecimens in the Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction (EAGeR) Trial. Co-PI with Mumford. 2012 – 2014, total contract amount $ 2,102,020.

NICHD Fetal Growth Studies. PI: Buck Louis (2011 – present). Previous PI: J. Zhang (2008-2011). Role: Co-Investigator from 2010 – present. 2008 – 2013, total contract amount $35,828,561 (R&D funding originally under J. Zhang).

Air Quality and Women's Reproductive Health. PI: Mendola. Role: Co-Investigator. 2011, total contract amount $494,458.

Reproductive effects of in utero exposure to Chernobyl fallout in an iodine deficient region of Ukraine. PI: Hatch. Role: Co-Investigator. 2011 – 2013, total $120,550.

Asthma Control During Pregnancy. Predictors of Variability in Maternal Impairment Due to Asthma and Associated Maternal and Pregnancy Outcomes. PI: Mendola. Role: Co-Investigator. 2013-2018, total estimated cost $11,000,000.

Previous

Consortium on Safe Labor. Co-PI with Grewal (2012 – present); Previous PI: Grewal (2011 – 2012), J. Zhang (2006-2011). Previous role: Co-Investigator (2009 – 2012).
2006 – 2010, total contract amount $3,279,991 (R&D funding originally under J. Zhang).

A Database to Examine the Association of the Occurrence and Timing of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes among Consecutive Pregnancies. PI: Albert. Role: Co-Investigator.
2009-2010, total $451,000.

Grants:

NTD Laboratories Clinical Research Grant
Association between pregnancy-associated plasma protein A, free-beta subunit human chorionic gonadotropin and adverse pregnancy outcomes in twin gestations.
Dates of Project Period: 2005-2006
Role on Project: Principal Investigator
Total Dollar Amount: $2500

Invited Talks and Seminars:

Timing of Delivery and Associated Neonatal Morbidity in Pregnancies With Diabetes: Current Practice and Existing Data Gaps. Annual Meeting of the Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group of North America Associated Postgraduate Course, Washington, DC, October 2013.

Establishing standards for optimal fetal growth: Study designs and practical considerations. Laughon SK on behalf of the NICHD Fetal Growth Study. 2nd International Conference on Fetal Growth, Baltimore, MD, September 2013.

Study Design and Clinical Implications of the NICHD Fetal Growth Study, Annual Society for Epidemiologic Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2013.

Is the Friedman Curve Obsolete? University of Maryland Ground Rounds, Baltimore, MD, May 2013.

Is the Friedman Curve Obsolete? Recent Advances in Obstetrical Care Conference, MedStar Harbor Hospital, Baltimore, MD, March 2013.

Study Design and Clinical Implications of the NICHD Fetal Growth Study, Eastern North American Region/International Biometric Society meeting, Tampa, FL, March 2013.

Is the Friedman Curve Obsolete? Prince George's Hospital Center Continuing Medical Education Lecture, Cheverly, MD, December 2012.

Is the Friedman Curve Obsolete? The 25th Annual Rochester Regional Perinatal Conference, Rochester Academy of Medicine, Rochester, New York, May 2012.

Timing of Delivery: Current Practice and Existing Data Gaps. The 25th Annual Rochester Regional Perinatal Conference, Rochester Academy of Medicine, Rochester, New York, May 2012.

Is the Friedman Curve Obsolete? North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, Charlotte, North Carolina, April 2012.

Cervical Length Measurement. Washington Hospital Center Sonology Conference, Washington, D.C, September 2011.

Caffeine and Pregnancy. Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Grand Rounds, Washington, D.C., May 2011.

Caffeine and Pregnancy. Wake Forest University Grand Rounds, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, May 2008.

Media Images of Ob-Gyns: Where are Medical Students Getting their Cues for Professional Behavior?  (Chuang AW, Laughon SK, Manriquez M), Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Faculty Development Seminar, Maui, Hawaii, January 2008.

Teamwork in Medicine: Lessons Learned from the Business World. (Buckley A, Laughon SK, Tasillo D), Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Faculty Development Seminar, Maui, Hawaii, January 2008.

What You Always Wanted to Ask Your Gynecologist But Never Did. Initiative for Women with Disabilities, New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York, November 2005.

Oral Presentations at Scientific Meetings:

(*Denotes mentored project.)

  1. *Hinkle SN, Albert PS, Mendola P, Sjaarda LA, Boghossian N, Yeung E, Laughon SK. Differences in risk factors for recurrent and incident small-for-gestational-age among parous women. 2nd International Conference on Fetal Growth, Baltimore, MD, September 2013.
  2. *Sjaarda LA, Albert PS, Hinkle SN, Mumford SL, Laughon SK. Assessing variance assumptions in the customization of birthweight percentiles. 2nd International Conference on Fetal Growth, Baltimore, MD, September 2013.
  3. Mendola P, Robledo CA, Yeung E, Leishear K, Liu D, Männistö T, Sherman S, Laughon SK. First trimester air pollution exposure and risk of small for gestational age infants born to mothers with asthma. 2nd International Conference on Fetal Growth, Baltimore, MD, September 2013.
  4. Boghossian N, Yeung E, Mendola P, Laughon SK, Hinkle S, Zhang C, Albert P. Recurrence of hypertensive disorders and subsequent fetal growth restriction. 2nd International Conference on Fetal Growth, Baltimore, MD, September 2013.
  5. Laughon SK, Mendola P, Leishear K, Albert PS. The NICHD Consecutive Pregnancy Study: Risk factors for recurrent preterm birth. Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Boston, MA, June 2013.
  6. *Sjaarda LA, Laughon SK, Mumford SL, Hinkle SN, Mendola P, Albert PS. Large-for-gestational-age birthweight: does customization improve detection of adverse perinatal outcomes?" Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Boston, MA, June 2013.
  7. Boghossian N, Yeung E, Mendola P, Laughon SK, Hinkle S, Zhang C, Albert P. Recurrence of gestational hypertensive disorders and impact on newborn outcomes. Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Boston, MA, June 2013.
  8. Boghossian N, Yeung E, Albert P, Mendola P, Laughon SK, Zhang, C. Changes in diabetes status between pregnancies and newborn outcomes. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington DC, May 2013.
  9. Bowers K, Laughon SK, Kim SD, Mumford S, Brite J, Zhang C. Medical history of depression and risk for gestational diabetes - Findings from a large population-based cohort in the United States. Annual Society for Epidemiologic Research Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, June 2012.
  10. Bowers K, Laughon SK, Kim SD, Mumford S, Brite J, Zhang C. Medical history of depression and risk for gestational diabetes - Findings from a large population-based cohort in the United States. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, June 2012.
  11. Laughon SK, Hazrati S, Bowers K, Zhang C, Grewal U. Increased neonatal respiratory morbidity associated with gestational and pregestational diabetes. Annual Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Meeting, Dallas, TX, February 2012.

Publications:

(*Denotes mentored paper.)

Refereed Manuscripts:

  1. *Ghosh G, Mendola P, Chen Z, Mannisto T, Xie Y, Grewal J, Laughon SK. Racial/ethnic differences in pregnancy related hypertensive disease among nulliparous women. In press, Ethnicity and Disease.
  2. * Hinkle SN, Albert PS, Mendola P, Sjaarda LA, Boghossian N, Yeung E, Laughon SK. Differences in risk factors for recurrent and incident small-for-gestational-age birthweight. In press, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. [NIHMS 548260]
  3. *Brite J, Laughon SK, Troendle J, Mills J. Maternal obesity and risk of congenital heart defects in offspring.  International Journal of Obesity. [Dec 23; Epub ahead of print]
  4. Boghossian N, Yeung E, Albert PS, Mendola P, Laughon SK, Hinkle SN, Zhang C. Changes in diabetes status between pregnancies and newborn outcomes. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. [2013 Dec 18; Epub ahead of print]
  5. *Hinkle SN, Albert P, Sjaarda LA, Mendola P, Boghossian N, Yeung E, Laughon SK. The association between parity and birthweight in a longitudinal consecutive pregnancy cohort. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2014 Mar;28(2):106-15. [NIHMS 544702]
  6. Brite J, Shiroma E, Bowers K, Yeung E, Laughon SK, Grewal U, Zhang C. Height and risk of gestational diabetes: Does maternal race make a difference? Diabetic Medicine. 2014 Mar;31(3):332-40.
  7. Laughon SK, Albert P, Leishear K, Mendola P. The NICHD Consecutive Pregnancies Study: Recurrent preterm delivery by subtype. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2014 Feb;210(2):131.e1-8. [NIHMS 531286]
  8. Laughon SK, McClain A, Sundaram R, Buck Louis GM. Maternal lipid change in relation to length of gestation: a prospective cohort study with preconception enrollment of women. Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation. 2014;77(1):6-13. [NIHMS 571228]
  9. *Sjaarda LA, Albert PS, Mumford SL, Hinkle SN, Mendola P, Laughon SK. Customized large-for-gestational-age birthweight at term and the association with adverse perinatal outcomes. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2014 Jan;210(1):63.e1-63.e11. [NIHMS 524348]
  10. Mendola P, Männistö T, Leishear K, Reddy UM, Chen Z, Laughon SK. Neonatal health of infants born to mothers with asthma. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2014 Jan;133(1):85-90.e4.
  11. *Timofeev J, Reddy UM, Huang C, Driggers RW, Landy HJ, Laughon SK. Obstetric complications, neonatal morbidity and indications for cesarean delivery by maternal age. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2013;122(6):1184-95.
  12. Männistö T, Mendola P, Grewal J, Xie Y, Chen Z, Laughon SK. Thyroid diseases and adverse pregnancy outcomes in a contemporary US cohort. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2013; 98(7):2725-33.
  13. *Boyle A, Reddy UM, Landy HJ, Huang C, Driggers RW, Laughon SK. Primary cesarean delivery in the United States. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2013; 122(1):33-40. (Article selected for ABOG Maintenance of Certification)
  14. Bowers K, Laughon SK, Kim SD, Mumford SL, Brite J, Kiely M, Zhang C. The association between a medical history of depression and gestational diabetes in a large multi-ethnic cohort of the United States. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 2013; 27:323–328.
  15. Männistö T, Mendola P, Reddy UM, Laughon SK. Neonatal outcomes and birth weight in pregnancies complicated by maternal thyroid disease. American Journal of Epidemiology,2013 Sep 1;178(5):731-40.
  16. Bowers K, Laughon SK, Kiely M, Brite J, Zhang C. Gestational diabetes, pre-pregnancy obesity, and pregnancy weight gain in relation to excess fetal growth: variations by race/ethnicity. Diabetologia, 2013; 56(6):1263-71. (Selected to be featured as “Up Front” in the cover page of the Diabetologia June issue, 2013)
  17. Werder E, Mendola P, Männistö T, O’Loughlin J, Laughon SK. Effect of maternal chronic disease on obstetric complications in twin pregnancies in a U.S. cohort. Fertility and Sterility, 2013;100(1):142-149.e2.
  18. Buck Louis GM, Yeung E, Sundaram R, Laughon SK, Zhang C. The Exposome – exciting opportunities for discoveries in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 2013;27(3):229-36.
  19. Mendola P, Laughon SK, Männistö T, Leishear K, Chen Z, Zhang J. Obstetric complications among U.S. women with asthma. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2013; 208(2):127.e1-8. [NIHMS 430650]
  20. Reddy UM, Zhang J, Sun L, Chen Z, Raju TNK, Laughon SK. Neonatal mortality by attempted route of delivery in early preterm birth. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2012; 207:117.e1-8. (Selected for the September NICHD monthly podcast series "NICHD Research Perspectives", Vaginal delivery safe for head first births before 32 weeks (9/21/2012))
  21. Laughon SK, Zhang J, Grewal J, Sundaram R, Beaver J, Reddy UM. Induction of labor in contemporary obstetrical practice. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2012; 206:486.e1-9. [NIHMS 366260]
  22. Laughon SK, Branch DW, Beaver J, Zhang J. Changes in labor patterns over 50 years. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2012; 206:419.e1-9. [NIHMS 367518] (Selected for the May NICHD monthly podcast series "NICHD Research Perspectives", NIH study finds women spend longer in labor now than 50 years ago (4/2/2012)).
  23. Laughon SK, Powers RW, Roberts JM, Parana S, Catov J. Caffeine and insulin resistance in pregnancy. American Journal of Perinatology, 2011; 28:571-78. [NIHMS 270920]
  24. Zhang J, Branch DW, Ramirez MM, Laughon SK, Reddy U, Hoffman M, Bailit J, Kominiarek M, Chen Z, Hibbard JU. Oxytocin regimen for labor augmentation, labor progression and perinatal outcomes. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2011; 118 (2, Part 1):249-256. [NIHMS 300337]
  25. Laughon SK, Zhang J, Troendle J, Sun L, Reddy UM. Using a simplified Bishop score to predict vaginal delivery. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2011; 117:805–11. [NIHMS 340870]
  26. Laughon SK, Catov J, Powers RW, Roberts JM, Gandley RE. First trimester uric acid and adverse pregnancy outcomes. American Journal of Hypertension, 2011; 24(4):489-95. [NIHMS 270916]
  27. Landy HJ, Laughon SK, Bailit JL, Kominiarek MA, Gonzalez-Quintero VH, Ramirez M, Haberman S, Hibbard J, Wilkins I, Branch DW, Burkman RT, Gregory K, Hoffman MK, Learman LA, Hatjis C, Van Veldhuisen PC, Reddy UM, Troendle J, Sun L, Zhang J; Consortium on Safe Labor. Characteristics associated with severe perineal and cervical lacerations during vaginal delivery. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2011; 117:627–35. [NIHMS 288677]
  28. Laughon SK, Reddy UM, Sun L, Zhang J. Precursors for late preterm birth in singleton gestations. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2010; 116:1047–55. [NIHMS 247758]
  29. Reddy UM, Laughon SK, Sun L, Troendle J, Willinger M, Zhang J. Pre-pregnancy risk factors for antepartum stillbirth in the U.S. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2010; 116:1119–26. [NIHMS 362729]
  30. Zhang J, Troendle J, Reddy UM, Laughon SK, Branch DW, Burkman R, Landy HJ, Hibbard JU, Haberman S, Ramirez MM, Bailit JL, Hoffman MK, Gregory KD, Gonzalez-Quintero VH, Kominiarek M, Learman LA, Hatjis CG, van Veldhuisen P; Consortium on Safe Labor. Contemporary cesarean delivery practice in the United States. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2010; 203:326.e1-10. [NIHMS 218242] (Highlighted in the Medical News and Perspectives: Kuehn BM. Study Probes Increase in Cesarean Rate. JAMA (2010);304(15):1658.)
  31. Laughon SK, Catov J, Provins T, Roberts JM, Gandley RE. Elevated first trimester uric acid is associated with the development of gestational diabetes. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2009; 201:402.e1-5. [NIHMS 130981]
  32. Laughon SK, Rebarber A, Rolnitzky L, Fink L. Decreased first-trimester maternal serum fβhCG and early preterm delivery in twin gestations. American Journal of Perinatology, 2009; 26(7):491-4.
  33. Laughon SK, Catov J, Roberts JM. Uric acid concentrations are associated with insulin resistance and fetal birthweight in normotensive pregnant women. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2009; 201:582.e1-6. [NIHMS 143769]
  34. Fox NS, Laughon SK, Bender SD, Saltzman DH, Rebarber A. Anti-factor Xa plasma levels in pregnant women receiving low molecular weight heparin thromboprophylaxis. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2008; 112(4):884-9.
  35. Laughon SK, Wolfe HM, Visco AG.  Prior cesarean and the risk for placenta previa on second-trimester ultrasonography. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2005; 105(5):962-65.
  36. Laughon SK, Shinn LL, Nunley JR.  Melanonychia and mucocutaneous hyperpigmentation due to hydroxyurea use in an HIV-infected patient. International Journal of Dermatology, 2000; 39(12):928-32.

Letters to the Editor

  1. Mendola P, Laughon SK, Männistö TI. Does neonatal hyperbilirubinemia cause asthma? In press, American Journal of Epidemiology.
  2. Zhang J, Laughon SK, Branch DW. Reply to letter to the Editor regarding, “Oxytocin Regimen for Labor Augmentation, Labor Progression, and Perinatal Outcomes.” Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2012 Feb;119(2, Part 1):381-2.
  3. Laughon SK, Zhang J, Reddy UM. Reply to letter to the Editor regarding, "Using a simplified Bishop score to predict vaginal delivery." Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2011; 118(2, Part 1):360.

Book Chapters

  1. Thorp J, Laughon SK. Normal and Abnormal Labor. Creasy & Resnik's Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice. 7th Edition.

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