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Wendy Nembhard

TitleDepartment Chairperson
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentCollege of Public Health, College of Provost
DivisionEpidemiology
Address220 UAMS Campus Dr.
Mail Slot # 820
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone501-526-6682
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    DepartmentPediatrics, College of Medicine
    DivisionBirth Defects Research


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    U01DD001285     (NEMBHARD, WENDY N)Dec 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2023
    CDC/NCBDD
    RFA-DD-18-001 Birth Defects Study To Evaluate Pregnancy exposureS (BD-STEPS) II
    Role: Principal Investigator

    U01DD001229     (NEMBHARD, WENDY N)Aug 1, 2018 - Aug 7, 2023
    CDC/NCBDD
    Component A: Arkansas Proposal to participate in the Birth Defects Study to Evaluate Pregnancy exposureS (BD-STEPS II)
    Role: Principal Investigator

    U01DD001039     (NEMBHARD, WENDY)Sep 1, 2013 - Aug 31, 2019
    CDC/NCBDD
    Birth Defects Study To Evaluate Pregnancy exposures
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Farr SL, Klewer SE, Nembhard WN, Alter C, Downing KF, Andrews JG, Collins RT, Glidewell J, Benavides A, Goudie A, Riehle-Colarusso T, Overman L, Riser AP, Oster ME. Rationale and design of CH STRONG: Congenital Heart Survey To Recognize Outcomes, Needs, and well-beinG. Am Heart J. 2020 Jan 09; 221:106-113. PMID: 31986287.
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    2. Heinke D, Nestoridi E, Hernandez-Diaz S, Williams PL, Rich-Edwards JW, Lin AE, Van Bennekom CM, Mitchell AA, Nembhard WN, Fretts RC, Roberts DJ, Duke CW, Carmichael SL, Yazdy MM. Risk of Stillbirth for Fetuses With Specific Birth Defects. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Jan; 135(1):133-140. PMID: 31809437.
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    3. Nembhard WN, Ayers BL, Collins RT, Shan X, Rabie NZ, Chang D, Robbins JM, McElfish PA. Adverse Pregnancy and Neonatal Outcomes Among Marshallese Women Living in the United States. Matern Child Health J. 2019 Nov; 23(11):1525-1535. PMID: 31228148.
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    4. Stallings EB, Isenburg JL, Short TD, Heinke D, Kirby RS, Romitti PA, Canfield MA, O'Leary LA, Liberman RF, Forestieri NE, Nembhard WN, Sandidge T, Nestoridi E, Salemi JL, Nance AE, Duckett K, Ramirez GM, Shan X, Shi J, Lupo PJ. Population-based birth defects data in the United States, 2012-2016: A focus on abdominal wall defects. Birth Defects Res. 2019 Nov 01; 111(18):1436-1447. PMID: 31642616.
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    5. Bakker MK, Kancherla V, Canfield MA, Bermejo-Sanchez E, Cragan JD, Dastgiri S, De Walle HEK, Feldkamp ML, Groisman B, Gatt M, Hurtado-Villa P, Kallen K, Landau D, Lelong N, Lopez Camelo JS, Martínez L, Morgan M, Mutchinick OM, Nembhard WN, Pierini A, Rissmann A, Sipek A, Szabova E, Tagliabue G, Wertelecki W, Zarante I, Mastroiacovo P. Analysis of Mortality among Neonates and Children with Spina Bifida: An International Registry-Based Study, 2001-2012. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2019 11; 33(6):436-448. PMID: 31637749.
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    6. Alman BL, Stingone JA, Yazdy M, Botto LD, Desrosiers TA, Pruitt S, Herring AH, Langlois PH, Nembhard WN, Shaw GM, Olshan AF, Luben TJ. Associations between PM2.5 and risk of preterm birth among liveborn infants. Ann Epidemiol. 2019 Nov; 39:46-53.e2. PMID: 31678056.
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    7. Goel N, Morris JK, Tucker D, de Walle HEK, Bakker MK, Kancherla V, Marengo L, Canfield MA, Kallen K, Lelong N, Camelo JL, Stallings EB, Jones AM, Nance A, Huynh MP, Martínez-Fernández ML, Sipek A, Pierini A, Nembhard WN, Goetz D, Rissmann A, Groisman B, Luna-Muñoz L, Szabova E, Lapchenko S, Zarante I, Hurtado-Villa P, Martinez LE, Tagliabue G, Landau D, Gatt M, Dastgiri S, Morgan M. Trisomy 13 and 18-Prevalence and mortality-A multi-registry population based analysis. Am J Med Genet A. 2019 Dec; 179(12):2382-2392. PMID: 31566869.
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    8. Choi G, Stingone JA, Desrosiers TA, Olshan AF, Nembhard WN, Shaw GM, Pruitt S, Romitti PA, Yazdy MM, Browne ML, Langlois PH, Botto L, Luben TJ. Maternal exposure to outdoor air pollution and congenital limb deficiencies in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Environ Res. 2019 Dec; 179(Pt A):108716. PMID: 31546130.
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    9. Kroska EB, Meller EW, Doyle R, Coker JL, Knight BT, Ray-Griffith SL, Nembhard WN, Stowe ZN. Drug screening during pregnancy: Urine dip cups measure up. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 Nov 01; 204:107461. PMID: 31521952.
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    10. Jenkins MM, Almli LM, Pangilinan F, Chong JX, Blue EE, Shapira SK, White J, McGoldrick D, Smith JD, Mullikin JC, Bean CJ, Nembhard WN, Lou XY, Shaw GM, Romitti PA, Keppler-Noreuil K, Yazdy MM, Kay DM, Carter TC, Olshan AF, Moore KJ, Nascone-Yoder N, Finnell RH, Lupo PJ, Feldkamp ML, Nickerson DA, Bamshad MJ, Brody LC, Reefhuis J. Exome sequencing of family trios from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study: Tapping into a rich resource of genetic and environmental data. Birth Defects Res. 2019 Dec 01; 111(20):1618-1632. PMID: 31328417.
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    11. Nembhard WN, McElfish PA, Ayers B, Collins RT, Shan X, Rabie NZ, Zarate YA, Maity S, Cen R, Robbins JA. Nuclear radiation and prevalence of structural birth defects among infants born to women from the Marshall Islands. Birth Defects Res. 2019 Oct 01; 111(16):1192-1204. PMID: 31313527.
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    12. Yu X, Nassar N, Mastroiacovo P, Canfield M, Groisman B, Bermejo-Sánchez E, Ritvanen A, Kiuru-Kuhlefelt S, Benavides A, Sipek A, Pierini A, Bianchi F, Källén K, Gatt M, Morgan M, Tucker D, Canessa MA, Gajardo R, Mutchinick OM, Szabova E, Csáky-Szunyogh M, Tagliabue G, Cragan JD, Nembhard WN, Rissmann A, Goetz D, Bower C, Baynam G, Lowry RB, Leon JA, Luo W, Rouleau J, Zarante I, Fernandez N, Amar E, Dastgiri S, Contiero P, Martínez-de-Villarreal LE, Borman B, Bergman JEH, de Walle HEK, Hobbs CA, Nance AE, Agopian AJ. Hypospadias Prevalence and Trends in International Birth Defect Surveillance Systems, 1980-2010. Eur Urol. 2019 Oct; 76(4):482-490. PMID: 31300237.
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    13. Bakker MK, Bergman JEH, Krikov S, Amar E, Cocchi G, Cragan J, de Walle HEK, Gatt M, Groisman B, Liu S, Nembhard WN, Pierini A, Rissmann A, Chidambarathanu S, Sipek A, Szabova E, Tagliabue G, Tucker D, Mastroiacovo P, Botto LD. Prenatal diagnosis and prevalence of critical congenital heart defects: an international retrospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 2019 07 02; 9(7):e028139. PMID: 31270117.
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    14. Lupo PJ, Schraw JM, Desrosiers TA, Nembhard WN, Langlois PH, Canfield MA, Copeland G, Meyer RE, Brown AL, Chambers TM, Sok P, Danysh HE, Carozza SE, Sisoudiya SD, Hilsenbeck SG, Janitz AE, Oster ME, Scheuerle AE, Schiffman JD, Luo C, Mian A, Mueller BA, Huff CD, Rasmussen SA, Scheurer ME, Plon SE. Association Between Birth Defects and Cancer Risk Among Children and Adolescents in a Population-Based Assessment of 10 Million Live Births. JAMA Oncol. 2019 Jun 20. PMID: 31219523.
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    15. Oladele CR, Sharma S, Yang J, Pathak EB, Himmelgreen D, Dagne G, Nembhard W, Mason T. Food and Nutrient Intakes of Jamaican Immigrants in Florida. J Immigr Minor Health. 2019 Jun; 21(3):570-577. PMID: 29951775.
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    16. Richard MA, Sok P, Canon S, Brown AL, Peckham-Gregory EC, Nembhard WN, Carmichael SL, Ehli EA, Kallsen NA, Peyton SA, Davies GE, Patel A, Zamilpa I, Wyatt RA, Hobbs CA, Scheurer ME, Lupo PJ. The role of genetic variation in DGKK on moderate and severe hypospadias. Birth Defects Res. 2019 Aug 01; 111(13):932-937. PMID: 31102501.
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    17. Stallings EB, Isenburg JL, Mai CT, Liberman RF, Moore CA, Canfield MA, Salemi JL, Kirby RS, Short TD, Nembhard WN, Forestieri NE, Heinke D, Alverson CJ, Romitti PA, Huynh MP, Denson LE, Judson EM, Lupo PJ. Population-based birth defects data in the United States, 2011-2015: A focus on eye and ear defects. Birth Defects Res. 2018 11 15; 110(19):1478-1486. PMID: 30444307.
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    18. Lee HS, Dickinson JE, Tan JK, Nembhard W, Bower C. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia: Impact of contemporary management strategies on perinatal outcomes. Prenat Diagn. 2018 12; 38(13):1004-1012. PMID: 30346634.
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    19. Tang X, Eberhart JK, Cleves MA, Li J, Li M, MacLeod S, Nembhard WN, Hobbs CA. PDGFRA gene, maternal binge drinking and obstructive heart defects. Sci Rep. 2018 07 23; 8(1):11083. PMID: 30038270.
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    20. Nembhard WN, Tang X, Li J, MacLeod SL, Levy J, Schaefer GB, Hobbs CA. A parent-of-origin analysis of paternal genetic variants and increased risk of conotruncal heart defects. Am J Med Genet A. 2018 03; 176(3):609-617. PMID: 29399948.
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    21. Oladele CR, Pathak EB, Yang J, Nembhard WN, Sharma S, Himmelgreen D, Dagne G, Mason T. Acculturation and dietary intake pattern among Jamaican immigrants in the US. Prev Med Rep. 2018 Mar; 9:80-85. PMID: 29348996.
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    22. Lopez KN, Nembhard WN, Wang Y, Liu G, Kucik JE, Copeland G, Gilboa SM, Kirby RS, Canfield M. Birth defect survival for Hispanic subgroups. Birth Defects Res. 2018 03 01; 110(4):352-363. PMID: 29195034.
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    23. Lupo PJ, Isenburg JL, Salemi JL, Mai CT, Liberman RF, Canfield MA, Copeland G, Haight S, Harpavat S, Hoyt AT, Moore CA, Nembhard WN, Nguyen HN, Rutkowski RE, Steele A, Alverson CJ, Stallings EB, Kirby RS. Population-based birth defects data in the United States, 2010-2014: A focus on gastrointestinal defects. Birth Defects Res. 2017 Nov 01; 109(18):1504-1514. PMID: 29152924.
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    24. Srinivasjois R, Nembhard W, Wong K, Bourke J, Pereira G, Leonard H. Risk of Mortality into Adulthood According to Gestational Age at Birth. J Pediatr. 2017 11; 190:185-191.e1. PMID: 29144243.
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    25. Stingone JA, Luben TJ, Carmichael SL, Aylsworth AS, Botto LD, Correa A, Gilboa SM, Langlois PH, Nembhard WN, Richmond-Bryant J, Shaw GM, Olshan AF. Maternal Exposure to Nitrogen Dioxide, Intake of Methyl Nutrients, and Congenital Heart Defects in Offspring. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Sep 15; 186(6):719-729. PMID: 28520847.
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    26. St Louis AM, Kim K, Browne ML, Liu G, Liberman RF, Nembhard WN, Canfield MA, Copeland G, Fornoff J, Kirby RS. Prevalence trends of selected major birth defects: A multi-state population-based retrospective study, United States, 1999 to 2007. Birth Defects Res. 2017 Nov 01; 109(18):1442-1450. PMID: 28905502.
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    27. Bourke J, Nembhard WN, Wong K, Leonard H. Twenty-Five Year Survival of Children with Intellectual Disability in Western Australia. J Pediatr. 2017 09; 188:232-239.e2. PMID: 28705655.
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    28. Rabie NZ, Sandlin AT, Barber KA, Ounpraseuth S, Nembhard W, Magann EF, Lowery C. Teleultrasound: How Accurate Are We? J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Nov; 36(11):2329-2335. PMID: 28660654.
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    29. Nembhard WN, Tang X, Hu Z, MacLeod S, Stowe Z, Webber D. Maternal and infant genetic variants, maternal periconceptional use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and risk of congenital heart defects in offspring: population based study. BMJ. 2017 Mar 06; 356:j832. PMID: 28264803.
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    30. Nembhard WN, Bourke J, Leonard H, Eckersley L, Li J, Bower C. Twenty-five-year survival for aboriginal and caucasian children with congenital heart defects in Western Australia, 1980 to 2010. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2016 Dec; 106(12):1016-1031. PMID: 27801971.
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    31. Nembhard WN, Bower C. Evaluation of the Western Australian Register of Developmental Anomalies: Thirty-five years of surveillance. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2016 Nov; 106(11):894-904. PMID: 27891787.
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    32. Lara DA, Ethen MK, Canfield MA, Nembhard WN, Morris SA. A population-based analysis of mortality in patients with Turner syndrome and hypoplastic left heart syndrome using the Texas Birth Defects Registry. Congenit Heart Dis. 2017 Jan; 12(1):105-112. PMID: 27685952.
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    33. Gilboa SM, Devine OJ, Kucik JE, Oster ME, Riehle-Colarusso T, Nembhard WN, Xu P, Correa A, Jenkins K, Marelli AJ. Congenital Heart Defects in the United States: Estimating the Magnitude of the Affected Population in 2010. Circulation. 2016 Jul 12; 134(2):101-9. PMID: 27382105.
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    34. Lara DA, Fixler DE, Ethen MK, Canfield MA, Nembhard WN, Morris SA. Prenatal diagnosis, hospital characteristics, and mortality in transposition of the great arteries. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2016 Sep; 106(9):739-48. PMID: 27296724.
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    35. de la Cruz CZ, Thompson EL, O'Rourke K, Nembhard WN. Cesarean section and the risk of emergency peripartum hysterectomy in high-income countries: a systematic review. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2015 Dec; 292(6):1201-15. PMID: 26104125.
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    36. Tinker SC, Carmichael SL, Anderka M, Browne ML, Caspers Conway KM, Meyer RE, Nembhard WN, Olney RS, Reefhuis J. Next steps for birth defects research and prevention: The birth defects study to evaluate pregnancy exposures (BD-STEPS). Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2015 Aug; 103(8):733-40. PMID: 25846741.
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    37. Wang Y, Liu G, Canfield MA, Mai CT, Gilboa SM, Meyer RE, Anderka M, Copeland GE, Kucik JE, Nembhard WN, Kirby RS. Racial/ethnic differences in survival of United States children with birth defects: a population-based study. J Pediatr. 2015 Apr; 166(4):819-26.e1-2. PMID: 25641238.
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    38. Kucik JE, Nembhard WN, Donohue P, Devine O, Wang Y, Minkovitz CS, Burke T. Community socioeconomic disadvantage and the survival of infants with congenital heart defects. Am J Public Health. 2014 Nov; 104(11):e150-7. PMID: 25211743.
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    39. Fixler DE, Xu P, Nembhard WN, Ethen MK, Canfield MA. Age at referral and mortality from critical congenital heart disease. Pediatrics. 2014 Jul; 134(1):e98-105. PMID: 24982105.
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    40. Chen H, Nembhard WN, Stockwell HG. Sex-specific effects of fetal exposure to the 1959-1961 Chinese famine on risk of adult hypertension. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Apr; 18(3):527-33. PMID: 23686648.
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    41. Kirby RS, Nembhard WN. Increasing the utility of population-based birth defects surveillance program data. J Registry Manag. 2014; 41(1):3. PMID: 24893180.
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    42. Morris SA, Ethen MK, Penny DJ, Canfield MA, Minard CG, Fixler DE, Nembhard WN. Prenatal diagnosis, birth location, surgical center, and neonatal mortality in infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Circulation. 2014 Jan 21; 129(3):285-92. PMID: 24135071.
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    43. Nembhard WN, Xu P, Ethen MK, Fixler DE, Salemi JL, Canfield MA. Racial/ethnic disparities in timing of death during childhood among children with congenital heart defects. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2013 Oct; 97(10):628-40. PMID: 24142498.
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    44. Kirby RS, Nembhard WN. Enhancing methods for population-based birth defects surveillance programs. J Registry Manag. 2013; 40(1):3. PMID: 23778691.
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    45. Xu X, Nembhard WN, Kan H, Becker A, Talbott EO. Residential pesticide use is associated with children's respiratory symptoms. J Occup Environ Med. 2012 Oct; 54(10):1281-7. PMID: 22995816.
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    46. Chen H, Nembhard WN, Stockwell HG. Within-person vs. traditional study designs: how to evaluate study designs? J Clin Epidemiol. 2013 Mar; 66(3):350-1. PMID: 22959590.
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    47. Fixler DE, Nembhard WN, Xu P, Ethen MK, Canfield MA. Effect of acculturation and distance from cardiac center on congenital heart disease mortality. Pediatrics. 2012 Jun; 129(6):1118-24. PMID: 22566422.
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    48. Xu X, Nembhard WN, Kan H, Kearney G, Zhang ZJ, Talbott EO. Urinary trichlorophenol levels and increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among US school-aged children. Occup Environ Med. 2011 Aug; 68(8):557-61. PMID: 21540483.
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    49. Nembhard WN, Salemi JL, Ethen MK, Fixler DE, Dimaggio A, Canfield MA. Racial/Ethnic disparities in risk of early childhood mortality among children with congenital heart defects. Pediatrics. 2011 May; 127(5):e1128-38. PMID: 21502234.
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    50. Gilboa SM, Salemi JL, Nembhard WN, Fixler DE, Correa A. Mortality resulting from congenital heart disease among children and adults in the United States, 1999 to 2006. Circulation. 2010 Nov 30; 122(22):2254-63. PMID: 21098447.
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    51. Nembhard WN, Salemi JL, Ethen MK, Fixler DE, Canfield MA. Mortality among infants with birth defects: Joint effects of size at birth, gestational age, and maternal race/ethnicity. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2010 Sep; 88(9):728-36. PMID: 20672351.
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    52. Fixler DE, Nembhard WN, Salemi JL, Ethen MK, Canfield MA. Mortality in first 5 years in infants with functional single ventricle born in Texas, 1996 to 2003. Circulation. 2010 Feb 09; 121(5):644-50. PMID: 20100974.
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    53. Nembhard WN, Wang T, Loscalzo ML, Salemi JL. Variation in the prevalence of congenital heart defects by maternal race/ethnicity and infant sex. J Pediatr. 2010 Feb; 156(2):259-64. PMID: 19818453.
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    54. Nembhard WN, Salemi JL, Loscalzo ML, Wang T, Hauser KW. Are black and Hispanic infants with specific congenital heart defects at increased risk of preterm birth? Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Aug; 30(6):800-9. PMID: 19412565.
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    55. Nembhard WN, Loscalzo ML. Fetal growth among infants with congenital heart defects by maternal race/ethnicity. Ann Epidemiol. 2009 May; 19(5):311-5. PMID: 19246208.
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    56. Nembhard WN, Salemi JL, Wang T, Loscalzo ML, Hauser KW. Is the prevalence of specific types of congenital heart defects different for non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black and Hispanic infants? Matern Child Health J. 2010 Mar; 14(2):184-93. PMID: 19169800.
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    57. Nembhard WN, Pathak EB, Schocken DD. Racial/ethnic disparities in mortality related to congenital heart defects among children and adults in the United States. Ethn Dis. 2008; 18(4):442-9. PMID: 19157248.
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    58. Nembhard WN, Salemi JL, Hauser KW, Kornosky JL. Are there ethnic disparities in risk of preterm birth among infants born with congenital heart defects? Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2007 Nov; 79(11):754-64. PMID: 17990335.
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    59. Rust G, Nembhard WN, Nichols M, Omole F, Minor P, Barosso G, Mayberry R. Racial and ethnic disparities in the provision of epidural analgesia to Georgia Medicaid beneficiaries during labor and delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Aug; 191(2):456-62. PMID: 15343221.
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    60. Din-Dzietham R, Nembhard WN, Collins R, Davis SK. Perceived stress following race-based discrimination at work is associated with hypertension in African-Americans. The metro Atlanta heart disease study, 1999-2001. Soc Sci Med. 2004 Feb; 58(3):449-61. PMID: 14652043.
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    61. Nembhard WN, Waller DK, Sever LE, Canfield MA. Patterns of first-year survival among infants with selected congenital anomalies in Texas, 1995-1997. Teratology. 2001 Nov; 64(5):267-75. PMID: 11745833.
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