Stefanie N. Hinkle, Ph.D.

September 2014

General Information

Former name: Stephanie N. Hood
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Epidemiology Branch | Division Intramural Population Health Research
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health
Office address: 6100 Executive Blvd., Room 7B03
Bethesda, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 594-1261
Email: hinklesn@mail.nih.gov
ORCID: 0000-0003-4312-708X

Education

2012Ph.D. Nutrition and Health Sciences
Emory University, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Atlanta, GA
Thesis: "Infant and child outcomes associated with maternal nutritional status: an examination of prepregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain"
2006B.S. Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

Postdoctoral Training

2012-presentPostdoctoral Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellow, Epidemiology Branch, Division Intramural Population Health Research, NIHCD, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Areas of Specialization

Perinatal and nutritional epidemiology

Professional Positions

2005-2006Research Assistant, Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
2006-2008Research Associate II, HbA1c Enzymatic Assay Team, Research and Development, Diazyme Laboratories, General Atomics, Poway, CA
2010-2012 ORISE Fellow, Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA

Awards & Honors

2007 Diazyme Laboratories Employee of the Year, Poway, CA
2008-2012 Emory University Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Division Scholar Fellow, Atlanta, GA
2009 Emory University Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 1st Place Poster Presentation, Student Research Symposium, Atlanta, GA
2010 U.S. Department of Education Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort Data Training Fellowship, Washington, DC
2011 Georgia Nutrition Council 2nd Place Student Oral Presentation, Athens, GA
2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Nominee for Award for Excellence in Epidemiology for Work on the Obesity and Diabetes in Pregnancy Program, Atlanta, GA
2012 Emory University Donald B. McCormick Annual Award for Research Contributions to the Field of Nutrition, Atlanta, GA
2012 American Society for Nutrition 2nd Place Nutritional Epidemiology Research Interest Group Student Research Competition, San Diego, CA
2012 American Society for Nutrition Student Interest Group Travel Award, San Diego, CA
2013 Society for Epidemiologic Research Student-Postdoc Travel Scholarship, Boston, MA
2013 NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE), Bethesda, MD.
2013 Nominee for the CDC William H. Dietz Nutrition Award for excellence in improving public health through nutrition , Atlanta, GA.

Teaching

2006 Teaching Assistant. Course: Cell and Molecular Biology. University of California, Division of Physical and Biological Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA.
2009 Teaching Assistant. Course: Global Elimination of Micronutrient Malnutrition. Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA.
2012-2013 Guest lecturer. Course: Basic Nutrition. Lecture: Introduction to Maternal and Child Nutrition. George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, DC.
2013 Co- lecturer. Course: Studies in Child Health & Human Development: Theory, Design and Methods. Lecture:Causal Inference and Directed Acyclic Graphs. Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, NICHD, NIH, Rockville, MD.
2014 Guest lecturer. Course: Nutrition Sciences. Lecture: Fetal Programming: Maternal nutritional status and the impact on child health. George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, DC.
2014 Guest lecturer. Course: NICHD Postbac Course: “Becoming an Effective Scientist”. Lecture: Selection bias and how it can lead you astray in epidemiological studies. NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, MD.

Mentoring

2013 Katheryne L. Downes, MPH; Co-mentor, supervised summer internship. Current position: Doctoral Student at the University of Maryland.
2013-2014 Alicia M. Johns, BS; Co-mentor, supervised post-baccalaureate fellowship. Poster selected as a top NICHD poster at NIH Post-bac research day. Current position: Doctoral Student at the Virginia Commonwealth University.

Professional Activities & Service

Affiliation to Professional Organizations

2012-present American Society for Nutrition
2010-present Society for Epidemiologic Research
2010-present Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology

Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
American Journal of Epidemiology
BMC Pediatrics
Diabetologia
Epidemiology
International Journal of Obesity
JAMA
JAMA Pediatrics
Journal of Nutrition
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
Pediatric Obesity
PLOS One
Statistics in Medicine

Service

2009-2012 Program Representative, Division Students Advisory Council, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2012-present Abstract reviewer. Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER).
2012-present Abstract reviewer. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology (SPER).
2013 Poster Judge. Women's Health Congress, Washington, DC
2014 Abstract judge.  NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) Competition, Bethesda, MD
2014 Poster judge. NIH Postbac Poster Day, Bethesda, MD.
2014 Epidemiology Congress of the Americas – Awards Committee.

Professional Development

2009 Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2012 Media Training, Oratorio Media and Presentation Training, Washington DC
2013 Scientists Teaching Science: An introduction to best practices in science education, NIH, Bethesda, MD.
2013 Research Mentor Training, NIH, Bethesda, MD.
2013 Management in the Scientific and Academic Environment, NIH, Bethesda, MD.
2014 Coordinator for the Division of Intramural Population Health Research summer course, “Studies in Child Health & Human Development: Theory, Design and Methods.” NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, MD.
2014 Teaching College in the 21st Century, NIH, Bethesda, MD.
2014 Epidemiologic Methods Journal Club Coordinator. NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, MD.

Abstracts, Conference Presentations, & Symposia

Invited Talks & Seminars

  1. Gestational weight gain in obese women and infant birth weight: findings from the Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System and Kaiser Permanente Northwest. Pregnancy and Nutrition Group, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, 2010.
  2. Using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort to address research questions related to maternal and child health: study results and future opportunities. Pregnancy and Nutrition Group, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, 2012.
  3. Infant and child outcomes associated with maternal nutritional status. Biannual meeting of the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health Dean's Council, Atlanta, GA, 2012.
  4. Infant and child outcomes associated with maternal nutritional status, Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2012.
  5. Infant and child outcomes associated with maternal nutritional status. Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, 2012.
  6. Predictors of recurrent and incident small- and large-for-gestational-age birthweight. Research in Progress Seminar, Program in Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology, NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, MD, 2013.
  7. Parity and birth weight in a longitudinal consecutive pregnancy cohort. NIH Research Festival, Symposia on Mothers and Their Babies, Bethesda, MD, 2013.
  8. Parity and birth weight in a longitudinal consecutive pregnancy cohort. Sibling Analysis Workshop, Harvard University, Boston, MA, 2014.
  9. Identifying small-for-gestational-age infants of obese mothers. Research in Progress Seminar, Program in Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology, NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, MD, 2013.

Abstracts & Conference Presentations

  1. Hood SN, Yuan C. Novel enzyme technologies and their clinical applications: enzymatic assays for HbA1c and homocysteine. Oral presentation for the Chinese Medical Association Seventh National Conference of Laboratory Medicine, Jinan, Shandong, China, 2008.
  2. Hinkle SN, Sharma AJ, Dietz PM. Gestational weight gain among obese mothers and associations with fetal growth. Poster presentation for the 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Obesity Society, Washington, DC, 2009.
  3. Hinkle SN, Sharma AJ, Kim SY, Park S, Dalenius K, Brindley P, Grummer-Strawn L. Prepregnancy obesity trends among low-income U.S. women, 1999 to 2008. Oral presentation for the Georgia Nutrition Council, Athens, GA, 2011.
  4. Hinkle SN, Sharma AJ, Schieve LA, Ramakrishnan U, Swan DW, Stein AD. Comparison of gestational weight gain reporting from two sources in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort. Poster presentation for the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2011.
  5. Hinkle SN, Sharma AJ, Kim SY, Park S, Dalenius K, Brindley P, Grummer-Strawn L. Prepregnancy obesity trends among low-income U.S. women. Poster presentation for the 3rd North American Congress on Epidemiology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2011.
  6. Hinkle SN, Sharma AJ, Swan DW, Schieve LA, Ramakrishnan U, Stein AD. Gestational weight gain and child adiposity measured at 5 years of age: differential effects by maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index status. Oral presentation for the American Society for Nutrition, FASEB, San Diego, CA, 2012.
  7. Hinkle SN, Schieve LA, Stein AD, Swan DW, Ramakrishnan U, Sharma AJ. Associations between maternal prepregnancy body mass index and child neurodevelopment at 2 years of age. Platform presentation for the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER), Minneapolis, MN, 2012.
  8. Boghossian NS, Yeung E, Mendola P, Laughon SK, Hinkle SN, Zhang C, Albert PS. Changes in diabetes status between pregnancies and impact on newborn outcomes. Poster presentation for the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) and Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER), Boston, MA, 2013.
  9. Boghossian NS, Yeung E, Mendola P, Laughon SK, Hinkle SN, Zhang C, Albert PS. Recurrence of gestational hypertensive disorders and impact on newborn outcomes. Poster presentation for the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) and Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER), Boston, MA, 2013.
  10. Sjaarda, LA, Laughon SK, Mumford SL, Hinkle SN, Mendola P, Albert PS. Large-for-gestational-age birthweight: Does customization improve detection of adverse outcomes? Platform presentation for the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER), Boston, MA, 2013.
  11. Hinkle SN, Laughon SK, Sjaarda LA, Mendola P, Yeung E, Boghossian NS, Albert PS. The association between parity and birthweight in a longitudinal consecutive pregnancy cohort. Poster presentation for the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) and Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER), Boston, MA, 2013.
  12. Boghossian NS, Yeung E, Mendola P, Laughon SK, Hinkle SN, Zhang C, Albert PS. Recurrence of hypertensive disorders and subsequent fetal growth restriction. Platform presentation for the 2nd International Conference on Fetal Growth, Baltimore, MD, 2013.
  13. Sjaarda LA, Albert PS, Hinkle SN, Mumford SL, Laughon SK. Assessing variance assumptions in the customization of birthweight percentiles. Platform presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Fetal Growth, Baltimore, MD, 2013.
  14. Hinkle SN, Albert PS, Mendola P, Sjaarda LA, Boghossian NS, Yeung E, Laughon SK. Differences in risk factors for recurrent and incident small-for-gestational-age among parous women. Platform presentation for the 2nd International Conference on Fetal Growth, Baltimore, MD, 2013.
  15. Downes K, Hinkle SN, Sjaarda LA, Albert PS, Laughon SK. Prelabor and intrapartum cesarean delivery and subsequent risk of placenta previa. Poster presentation for the Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine (SMFM), New Orleans, LA, 2014.
  16. Hinkle SN, Johns AM, Kim S, Albert PS, Grantz KL. Longitudinal changes in maternal weight gain and intrauterine fetal growth. Oral presentation for the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER), Seattle, WA, June 2014.
  17. Grantz KL, Hinkle SN, Mendola P, Sjaarda LA, Leishear K, Albert PS. Differences in risk factors for recurrent versus incident preterm delivery. Poster presentation for the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) and oral presentation at the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER), Seattle, WA, June 2014.
  18. Grantz KL, Gonzalez-Quintero VH, Troendle J, Reddy UM, Hinkle SN, Kominiarek M, Zhang J. Labor patterns in women attempting vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) from the Consortium on Safe Labor Study. Poster presentation for the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) and the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER), Seattle, WA, June 2014.
  19. Hinkle SN, Albert PS, Sjaarda LA, Grewal J, Grantz KL. The association between trajectories of gestational weight gain and child IQ at 5 years of age. Platform presentation for the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) and poster presentation at the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER), Seattle, WA, June 2014.
  20. Sjaarda LA, Albert PS, Hinkle SN, Mumford SL, Laughon SK. Customized variance for determining customized birthweight percentiles. Poster presentation for the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER), Seattle, WA, June 2014.
  21. Jo H, Schieve LA, Sharma AJ, Hinkle SN, Li R, Lind JN. Associations between Maternal Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and Child Psychosocial Development at 6 Years of Age. Poster presentation for the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) and the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER), Seattle, WA, June 2014.
  22. Deputy NP, Sharma AJ, Kim SY, Hinkle SN. Prevalence of adequate gestational weight gain according to the 2009 Institute of Medicine Guidelines. Poster presentation for the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER), Seattle, WA, June 2014.
  23. Hinkle SN, Boghossian NS, Sjaarda LA, Ye A, Grantz KL, Schisterman EF. Causal Diagrams of Total Gestational Weight Gain and the Utility of Weight-Gain-for-Gestational-Age Z-score. Poster presentation for the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER), Seattle, WA, June 2014.
  24. Grantz KL, Hinkle SN, Johns AM, Kim S, Albert PS. Longitudinal changes in maternal weight gain and intrauterine fetal growth. Platform presentation for the 3rd International Conference on Fetal Growth, Oxford, UK, 2014.

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  1. Liu L, Hood SN, Wang Y, Bezverkov R, Dou C, Datta A, Yuan C. Direct enzymatic assay for %HbA1c in human whole blood samples. Clinical Biochemistry. 2008 May; 41(7-8):576-583. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2008.01.013.
  2. Hinkle SN, Sharma AJ, Dietz PM. Gestational weight gain in obese mothers and associations with fetal growth. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2010 Sep;92(3):644-651. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2010.29726.
  3. Hinkle SN, Sharma AJ, Kim SY, Park S, Dalenius K, Brindley P, Grummer-Strawn L. Prepregnancy obesity trends among low-income women, United States, 1999-2008. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2012 Oct;16(7):1339-1348. doi: 10.1007/s10995-011-0898-2.
  4. Hinkle SN, Sharma AJ, Swan DW, Schieve LA, Ramakrishnan U, Stein AD. Excess gestational weight gain is associated with child adiposity among mothers with normal and overweight prepregnancy weight status. Journal of Nutrition. 2012 Oct; 142: 1851–1858.
  5. Hinkle SN, Schieve LA, Stein AD, Swan DW, Ramakrishnan U, Sharma AJ. Associations between maternal prepregnancy body mass index and child neurodevelopment at 2 years of age. International Journal of Obesity. 2012 Oct; 36(10):1312-9. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2012.143.
  6. Hinkle SN, Albert PS, Mendola P, Sjaarda LA, Yeung E, Boghossian NS, Laughon SK. The association between parity and birthweight in a longitudinal consecutive pregnancy cohort. Peadiatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2014 Mar;28(2):106-15. doi: 10.1111/ppe.12099.
  7. Boghossian NS,  Yeung E, Albert PS, Mendola P, Laughon SK, Hinkle SN, Zhang C. Changes in diabetes status between pregnancies and impact on subsequent newborn outcomes. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013 Dec; pii: S0002-9378(13)02237-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2013.12.026.
  8. Hinkle SN, Sharma AJ, Schieve LA, Ramakrishnan U, Swan DW, Stein AD. Reliability of gestational weight gain reported postpartum: a comparison to the birth certificate. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2013 May;17(4):756-65. doi: 10.1007/s10995-012-1057-0.
  9. Hinkle SN, Sharma AJ, Kim SY, Schieve LA. Maternal prepregnancy weight status and associations with children's development at kindergarten. International Journal of Obesity. 2013 Oct; 37(10):1344-51. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2013.128.
  10. 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 and Gynecology. 2014 Jan; 210(1):63.e1-63.e11. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2013.09.006.
  11. Hinkle SN, Albert PS, Mendola P, Sjaarda LA, Boghossian NS, Yeung E, Laughon SK. Differences in risk factors for incident and recurrent small-for-gestational-age birthweight: a hospital-based cohort study. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2014 Aug; 121(9):1080-1089. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12628.
  12. Parikh L, Reddy U, Männistö T, Mendola P, Sjaarda LA, Hinkle SN, Lu Z, Chen Z, Laughon SK. Neonatal outcomes in early term births. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2014 Mar; pii: S0002-9378(14)00226-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2014.03.021.
  13. Hinkle SN, Laughon SK, Catov J, Olsen J, Bech BH. First trimester coffee and tea intake and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: a study within a national birth cohort. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2014 Jun. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12930 (epub ahead of print).

Book Chapters

  1. Sharma AJ, Hinkle SN. How does the mother's nutritional status during pregnancy contribute to or prevent the development of obesity. In Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Obesity: 49 Clinical Questions. Edited by Jeannie Huang, 2014.

Manuscripts Under Peer Review

  1. Hinkle SN, Albert PS, Sjaarda LA, Grewal J, Grantz KL. Trajectories of maternal gestational weight gain and child cognition assessed at 5 years of age in a prospective cohort study.
  2. Boghossian NS, Yeung E, Mendola P, Hinkle SN, Laughon SK, Zhang C, Albert PS. Risk factors differ between recurrent and incident preeclampsia.
  3. Jo H, Schieve LA, Sharma AJ, Hinkle SN, Li R, Lind JN. Associations between maternal prepregnancy body mass index and child psychosocial development at 6 years of age.
  4. Grantz KL, Hinkle SN, Mendola P, Sjaarda LA, Leishear K, Albert PS. Differences in risk factors for recurrent versus incident preterm delivery.
  5. Downes KL, Hinkle SN, Sjaarda LA, Albert PS, Laughon SK. Prior prelabor or intrapartum cesarean delivery and risk of placenta previa.
  6. Grantz KL, Gonzalez-Quintero V, Troendle J, Reddy UM, Hinkle SN, Kominiarek MA, Lu Z, Zhang J. Labor patterns in women attempting vaginal birth after cesarean with normal neonatal outcomes.
  7. Schliep KC, Mumford SL, Ahrens KA, Hotaling JM, Carrell DT, Link M, Hinkle SN, Kissell K, Porucznik CA, Hammoud AO. The effect of male and female body mass index on pregnancy and live birth success after in vitro fertilization.
  8. Deputy NP, Sharma AJ, Kim SY, Hinkle SN. Prevalence and correlates of adequate gestational weight gain.