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Sjaarda, LINDSEY

Formal Title:

Staff Scientist


Contributes to new and ongoing studies within the Division of Intramural Population Health Research examining female and male fertility, pregnancy, and reproductive health.





Bethesda Md 20892
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Rockville Md 20852



Lindsey Sjaarda, Ph.D. joined the Epidemiology Branch of NICHD in 2012 as a fellow and began her role as Staff Scientist in 2014. She received a Ph.D. in Reproductive Biology from the University of Wyoming, Center for the Study of Fetal Programming and an M.S. in Animal & Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech. Dr. Sjaarda also completed two years of postdoctoral training in clinical research in the Department of Pediatrics, in collaboration with the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include the developmental origins of obesity and its comorbidities (e.g. diabetes, metabolic syndrome), pregnancy, and male and female infertility, including polycystic ovary syndrome.

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Publications (PubMed):

Early maternal undernutrition programs increased feed intake, altered glucose metabolism and insulin secretion, and liver function in aged female offspring.
Evaluation of the effects of pregnancy on insulin sensitivity, insulin secretion, and glucose dynamics in Thoroughbred mares.
Surrogate estimates of insulin sensitivity in obese youth along the spectrum of glucose tolerance from normal to prediabetes to diabetes.
Different levels of overnutrition and weight gain during pregnancy have differential effects on fetal growth and organ development.
Effects of diet-induced weight gain on insulin sensitivity and plasma hormone and lipid concentrations in horses.
Oral disposition index in obese youth from normal to prediabetes to diabetes: relationship to clamp disposition index.
HbA1c Diagnostic Categories and ß-Cell Function Relative to Insulin Sensitivity in Overweight/Obese Adolescents.
Metabolomic Profiling of Amino Acids and ß-Cell Function Relative to Insulin Sensitivity in Youth.
Increased androgen, anti-Müllerian hormone, and sporadic anovulation in healthy, eumenorrheic women: a mild PCOS-like phenotype?
Customized large-for-gestational-age birthweight at term and the association with adverse perinatal outcomes.
Measuring ß-cell function relative to insulin sensitivity in youth: does the hyperglycemic clamp suffice?
Failure to consider the menstrual cycle phase may cause misinterpretation of clinical and research findings of cardiometabolic biomarkers in premenopausal women.
Luteal phase deficiency in regularly menstruating women: prevalence and overlap in identification based on clinical and biochemical diagnostic criteria.
The association between parity and birthweight in a longitudinal consecutive pregnancy cohort.
Sexual activity, endogenous reproductive hormones and ovulation in premenopausal women.
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