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Lisa M. Bodnar, PhD, MPH, RD

Vice-Chair of Research, Epidemiology

Associate Professor (with tenure), Epidemiology

Associate Professor (with tenure), Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences


5129 Parran Hall, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
R-znvy: obqane@rqp.cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-179-4587
Fax: 967-179-2842
Web site:

Ellen Mooney, ryz664@cvgg.rqh, 967-179-6808

Personal Statement

I am a nutritional and perinatal epidemiologist, and the goal of my research is to discover the healthiest nutritional and behavioral practices for pregnant women and their children.  I have been actively involved in maternal weight and weight gain research for over a decade.  My participation on the 2009 Institute of Medicine Committee to Reevaluate Weight Gain Guidelines during Pregnancy stimulated my interest in determining gestational weight gain ranges that will optimize maternal and child health.  Along with Jennifer Hutcheon at the University of British Columbia, I am a PI of two new NIH-funded studies that use innovative methodologies in the study of multiple adverse outcomes simultaneously to inform future evidence-based weight gain guidelines for singleton (R01 HD072008) and twin pregnancies (R01 NR014245).  I am also engaged in research aimed at evaluating the importance of maternal vitamin D deficiency in adverse pregnancy outcomes.  My research group is currently using a contemporary pregnancy cohort to test the replicability of our recent papers demonstrating associations between maternal vitamin D status and the risk of spontaneous preterm birth, preeclampsia and small-for-gestational-age birth in a multi-center U.S. study (R01 HD056999; U01 DP003177).  My research approach is grounded in the application of the best methods available for reducing biases commonly found in epidemiologic studies.


1998 | B.S.P.H. Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors, Nutrition | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Thesis: Maternal Folate Status and Birth Outcomes
1998 | Dietetic Internship | University of North Carolina Hospitals
1999 | M.P.H., Nutrition | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2002 | Ph.D., Nutrition; Epidemiology minor | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Dissertation: Predictors of Iron Status during Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
2002-2004 | Postdoctoral Fellowship (reproductive biology)


EPIDEM 2920:  Grant Writing, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health.  Primary Instructor.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Maternal nutritional status and birth outcomes
  • Gestational weight gain
  • Reproductive consequences of obesity
  • Nutritional epidemiology
  • Reproductive epidemiology

Research Support

Ongoing Research Support

     Principal Investigator

Pregnancy Weight Gain Charts for Canadian Women: Developing a Novel Tool to Establish Optimal Gestational Weight Gain for Maternal and Child Health; Canadian Institutes of Health Research; 2014 - 2017; Co-PI:  Multiple



Factors Contributing to Oral Health Disparities in Appalacia (R01 DE014899); NIH/NIDCR; 2016 - 2020; PI: Marazita


Comparison of two Screening Strategies for Gestational Diabetes (R01 HD079647); NIH/NICHD; 2014 - 2019; PI: Davis


Completed Research Support (Principal Investigator - past four years) 

Informing Evidence-based Maternal Weight Gain Guidelines for Twin Pregnancies (R01 NR014245); NIH/NINR; 08/01/13- 06/30/17; Co PI:  Hutcheon


Innovative Approaches to Inform Evidence-Based Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines (R01 HD072008); NIH/NICHD; 09/17/13 – 05/31/17; Co-PI:  Hutcheon


Maternal Vitamin D Status and Preterm Birth (U01 DP003177); CDC; 09/30/11 – 09/29/14

Maternal Obesity, Weight Gain, and the Black-White Disparity in Stillbirth (R21 HD067851); NIH/NICHD; 10/01/11 – 09/30/13


Maternal Obesity, Weight Gain, and the Black-White Disparity in Infant Health (#9181); Foundation Grant; 09/30/11 – 09/29/13


Vitamin D:  A Link to Racial Disparities in Birth Outcomes (R01 HD056999); NIH/NICHD; 09/30/08 – 07/31/13


Maternal Obesity, Weight Gain, and the Black-White Disparity in Pregnancy Outcome (R21 HD065807); NIH/NICHD; 06/01/11 – 05/31/13

Professional Credentials

2000 | Registered Dietitian. Commission on Dietetic Registration, #875671

Honors and Awards

2002 | Abraham Lilienfeld Student Prize.  Society for Epidemiologic Research. 
2003 | A. Hughes Bryan Outstanding Doctoral Award.  Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
2003 | Irene McLenahan Young Investigator Award.  Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
2004 | Paul M. Rike, MD Fellowship Award.  Magee-Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
2005 | Dannon Institute Nutrition Leadership Institute participant. Dannon Institute.
2005 | Member, 53rd Annual Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Work Group on Obesity and Reproductive Health.
2006 | NCDEU New Investigator Award.  National Institute of Mental Health.
2006 | American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Young Investigator Award.
2008-2009 | Member, Institute of Medicine Committee to Reevaluate Weight Guidelines during Pregnancy.
2012 | Young Professional Achievement Award.  The Coalition for Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology.
2013 | Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award (Junior Scholar), the University of Pittsburgh.

2015 | The Mary Lewis Endowment Lectureship, Michigan State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.


2016-2017 | Member, Pregnancy Work Group, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion and HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Foundational Review Project on the Diet and Health for Pregnancy and Birth to 24 months.


2017 | Outstanding Alumnus Award, Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Selected Publications

(In reverse chronological order)

  1. Jarlenski M, Koma JW, Zank J, Bodnar LM, Tarr JA, Chang JC. Media portrayal of prenatal and postpartum marijuana use in an era of scientific uncertainty. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2018 Apr 11; 187:116-122. PMID:29655873. PubMed.
  2. Demirci J, Schmella M, Glasser M, Bodnar L, Himes KP. Delayed Lactogenesis II and potential utility of antenatal milk expression in women developing late-onset preeclampsia: a case series. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2018 Mar 15; 18 (1):68. PMID: 29544467. PubMed.
  3. Baca KM, Govil M, Zmuda JM, Simhan HN, Marazita ML, Bodnar LM. Vitamin D metabolic loci and preeclampsia risk in multi-ethnic pregnant women. Physiological Reports. 2018 Jan; 6 (2). PMID: 29380949. PubMed.
  4. Hutcheon JA, Platt RW, Abrams B, Braxter BJ, Eckhardt CL, Himes KP, Bodnar LM. Pregnancy Weight Gain by Gestational Age in Women with Uncomplicated Dichorionic Twin Pregnancies. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2018 Mar; 32 (2):172-180. PMID:29378084. PubMed.
  5. Lemon LS, Naimi A, Caritis SN, Platt RW,Venkataramanan R, Bodnar LM. The Role of Preterm Birth in the Association Between Opioid Maintenance Therapy and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2018 Mar;32 (2):213-222. PMID: 29372750. PubMed.
  6. Mendez DD, Thorpe RJ, Amutah N, Davis EM, Walker RE, Chapple-McGruder T, Bodnar L. Neighborhood racial composition and poverty in association with pre-pregnancy weight and gestational weight gain. SSM Population Health. 2016 Sep 29; 2:692-699. PMID: 29349180. PubMed.
  7. Hutcheon JA, Bodnar LM. Good Practices for Observational Studies of Maternal Weight and Weight Gain in Pregnancy.Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2018 Mar; 32 (2):152-160. PMID:29345321. PubMed.
  8. Leonard SA, Hutcheon JA, Bodnar LM, Petito LC, Abrams B. Gestational Weight Gain-for-Gestational Age Z-Score Charts Applied across U.S. Populations.Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2018 Mar; 32 (2):161-171. PMID:29281119. PubMed.
  9. Baca KM, Govil M, Zmuda JM, Simhan HN, MarazitaML, Bodnar LM. Vitamin D metabolic loci and vitamin D status in Black and White pregnant women. European  Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology. 2018 Jan; 220:61-68. PMID: 29175129. PubMed.
  10. MacLehose RF, Bodnar LM, Meyer CS, Chu H, Lash TL. Hierarchical Semi-Bayes Methods for Misclassification in Perinatal Epidemiology. Epidemiology. 2018 Mar; 29 (2):183-190.PMID: 29166302. PubMed.
  11. Johansson K, Hutcheon JA, Bodnar LM, Cnattingius S, Stephansson O. Pregnancy weight gain by gestational age and stillbirth: a population-based cohort study. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2017 Nov 21. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29160923. PubMed.
  12. Lemon LS, Caritis SN, Venkataramanan R, Platt RW, Bodnar LM. Methadone Versus Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Dependence and Risk of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Epidemiology. 2018 Mar; 29 (2):261-268. PMID: 29112519. PubMed.
  13. Hutcheon JA, Bodnar LM, Platt RW. Using perinatal morbidity scoring tools as a primary study outcome. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2017 Nov; 71 (11):1090-1093. PMID: 29038316. PubMed.
  14. Parisi SM, Bodnar LM, Dubowitz T. Weight resilience and fruit and vegetable intake among African-American women in an obesogenic environment. Public Health Nutrition. 2018 Feb; 21 (2):391-402.PMID: 28994359. PubMed.
  15. Jarlenski M, Koma JW, Zank J, Bodnar LM, Bogen DL, Chang JC. Trends in perception of risk of regular marijuana use among US pregnant and nonpregnant reproductive-aged women. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2017 Dec; 217 (6):705-707. PMID: 28843740. PubMed.
  16. Abebe KZ, Scifres C, Simhan HN, Day N, Catalano P, Bodnar LM, Costacou T, Matthew D, Illes A, Orris S, Duell J, Ly K, Davis EM. Comparison of Two Screening Strategies for Gestational Diabetes (GDM2) Trial: Design and rationale. Contempory Clinical Trials. 2017 Aug; 62:43-49. PMID: 28823926. PubMed.
  17. Leonard SA, Petito LC, Stephansson O, Hutcheon JA, Bodnar LM, Mujahid MS, Cheng Y, Abrams B. Weight gain during pregnancy and the black-white disparity in preterm birth. Annals of Epidemiology. 2017 May; 27 (5):323-328.e1. PMID: 28595737. PubMed.
  18. Hutcheon JA, Chapinal N, Bodnar LM, Lee L. The INTERGROWTH-21st gestational weight gain standard and interpregnancy weight increase: A population-based study of successive pregnancies. Obesity. 2017 Jun; 25 (6):1122-27. PMID: 28474509. PubMed.
  19. Jarlenski M, Hutcheon JA, Bodnar LM, Simhan HN. State Medicaid Coverage of Medically Necessary Abortions and Severe Maternal Morbidity and Maternal Mortality. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2017 May; 129 (5):786-794. PMID: 28383380. PubMed.
  20. Bodnar LM, Simhan HN, Parker CB, Meier H, Mercer BM, Grobman WA, Haas DM, Wing DA, Hoffman MK, Parry S, Silver RM, Saade GR, Wapner R, Iams JD, Wadhwa PD, Elovitz M, Peaceman AM, Esplin S, Barnes S, Reddy UM. Racial or Ethnic and Socioeconomic Inequalities in Adherence to National Dietary Guidance in a Large Cohort of US Pregnant Women. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2017 Jun; 117 (6):867-877. PMID: 28320597. PubMed.
  21. Jarlenski M, Bodnar LM, Kim JY, Donohue J, Krans EE, Bogen DL. Filled Prescriptions for Opioids After Vaginal Delivery. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2017 Mar; 129 (3):431-7. PMID: 28178050. PubMed.
  22. MacDonald SC, Bodnar LM, Himes KP, Hutcheon JA. Patterns of Gestational Weight Gain in Early Pregnancy and Risk of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Epidemiology. 2017 May; 28 (3):419-27. PMID: 28151742. PubMed. 
  23. Jarlenski M, Hogan C, Bogen DL, Chang JC, Bodnar LM, Van Nostrand E. Characterization of U.S. State Laws Requiring Health Care Provider Reporting of Perinatal Substance Use. Women’s Health Issues. 2017 May – Jun; 27 (3):264-70. PMID: 28129942. PubMed. 
  24. Riddell CA, Platt RW, Bodnar LM, Hutcheon JA. Classifying Gestational Weight Gain Trajectories Using the SITAR Growth Model. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2017 Mar; 31 (2):116-25. PMID: 28075023. PubMed.
  25. Lemon LS, Naimi AI, Abrams B, Kaufman JS, Bodnar LM. Prepregnancy obesity and the racial disparity in infant mortality. Obesity. 2016 Dec; 24 (12):2578-84. PMID: 27891829. PubMed. 
  26. Baca KM, Simhan HN, Platt RW, Bodnar LM. Low maternal 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration increases the risk of severe and mild preeclampsia. Annals of Epidemiology. 2016 Dec; 26 (12):853-7. PMID: 27818017. PubMed.
  27. Gernand AD, Simhan HN, Baca KM, Caritis S, Bodnar LM. Vitamin D, pre-eclampsia, and preterm birth among pregnancies at high risk for pre-eclampsia: an analysis of data from a low-dose aspirin trial. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2016 Oct. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27704679. PubMed. 
  28. Bodnar LM, Pugh SJ, Lash TL, Hutcheon JA, Himes KP, Parisi SM, Abrams B. Low Gestational Weight Gain and Risk of Adverse Perinatal Outcomes in Obese and Severely Obese Women. Epidemiology. 2016 Nov; 27 (6):894-902. PMID: 27682365. PubMed.
  29. Schummers L, Himes KP, Bodnar LM, Hutcheon JA. Predictor characteristics necessary for building a clinically useful risk prediction model: a simulation study. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2016 Sept; 16 (1):123. PMID: 27655140. PubMed.
  30. Naimi AI, Schnitzer ME, Moodie EE, Bodnar LM. Mediation Analysis for Health Disparities Research. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2016 Aug; 184 (4):315-24. PMID: 27489089. PubMed.
  31. Siminerio LL, Bodnar LM, Venkataramanan R, Caritis SN. Ondansetron use in pregnancy. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2016 May; 127 (5):873-7. PMID: 27054931. PubMed.
  32. Pugh SJ, Hutcheon JA, Richardson GA, Brooks MM, Himes KP, Day NL, Bodnar LM. Gestational weight gain, prepregnancy body mass index and offspring attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms and behaviour at age 10. BJOG. 2016 Dec; 123 (13):2094-2103. PMID: 26996156. PubMed.
  33. Pugh SJ, Hutcheon JA, Richardson GA, Brooks MM, Himes KP, Day NL, Bodnar LM. Child academic achievement in association with pre-pregnancy obesity and gestational weight gain. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2016 Jun; 70(6):534-40. PMID: 26729706. PubMed.
  34. Bodnar LM, Siminerio LL, Himes KP, Hutcheon JA, Lash TL, Parisi SM, Abrams B. Maternal obesity and gestational weight gain are risk factors for infant death. Obesity. 2016 Feb; 24 (2):490-8. PMID: 26572932. PubMed.
  35. Pugh SJ, Richardson GA, Hutcheon JA, Himes KP, Brooks MM, Day NL, Bodnar LM. Maternal obesity and excessive gestational weight gain are associated with components of child cognition. The Journal of Nutrition. 2015 Nov; 145 (11):2562-9. PMID: 26423736. PubMed.
  36. Bodnar LM, Parks WT, Perkins K, Pugh SJ, Platt RW, Feghali M, Florio K, Young O, Bernstein S, Simhan HN. Maternal prepregnancy obesity and cause-specific stillbirth. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2015 Oct; 102 (4):858-64. PMID: 26310539. PubMed.
  37. Diesel JC, Eckhardt CL, Day NL, Brooks MM, Arslanian SA, Bodnar LM. Gestational weight gain and offspring longitudinal growth in early life. Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism. 2015 Jul; 67 (1):49-57. PMID: 26279171. PubMed.
  38. Diesel JC, Eckhardt CL, Day NL, Brooks MM, Arslanian SA, Bodnar LM. Gestational weight gain and the risk of offspring obesity at 10 and 16 years: a prospective cohort study in low-income women. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2015 Sep; 122 (10):1395-402. PMID: 26032698. PubMed.
  39. Hutcheon JA, Bodnar LM, Simhan HN. In reply.Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2015 Apr; 125 (4):987-8. PMID: 25798977. PubMed.
  40. Hutcheon JA, Platt RW, Abrams B, Himes KP, Simhan HN, Bodnar LM. Pregnancy weight gain charts for obese and overweight women. Obesity. 2015 Mar; 23 (3):532-5. PMID: 25707378. PubMed.
  41. Bodnar LM, Platt RW, Simhan HN. Early-Pregnancy Vitamin D Deficiency and Risk of Preterm Birth Subtypes. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2015 Feb;125 (2):439-47. PMID: 25569002. PubMed.
  42. Hutcheon JA, Bodnar LM, Simhan HN. Medicaid pregnancy termination funding and racial disparities in congenital anomaly-related infant deaths. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2015 Jan;125 (1):163-9. PMID: 25560120. PubMed.
  43. Schummers L, Hutcheon JA, Bodnar LM, Lieberman E, Himes KP. Risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes by prepregnancy body mass index: a population-based study to inform prepregnancy weight loss counseling. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2015 Jan; 125 (1):133-43. PMID: 25560115. PubMed.
  44. Bodnar LM, Abrams B, Siminerio L, Lash TL. Validity of birth certificate-derived maternal weight data in twin pregnancies. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 2016 Jul; 12 (3):632-8. PMID: 25522306. PubMed.
  45. Bodnar LM, Hutcheon JA, Parisi SM, Pugh SJ, Abrams B. Comparison of gestational weight gain z-scores and traditional weight gain measures in relation to perinatal outcomes. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2015 Jan; 29 (1):11-21. PMID: 25492396. PubMed.
  46. Eckhardt CL, Gernand AD, Roth DE, Bodnar LM. Maternal vitamin D status and infant anthropometry in a US multi-centre cohort study. Annals of Human Biology. 2015; 42 (3):215-22. PMID: 25268792. PubMed.
  47. Diesel JC, Eckhardt CL, Day NL, Brooks MM, Arslanian SA, Bodnar LM. Is gestational weight gain associated with offspring obesity at 36 months? Pediatric Obesity. 2015 Aug; 10 (4):305-10. PMID: 25267200. PubMed.
  48. Diesel JC, Bodnar LM, Day NL, Larkby CA. Childhood maltreatment and the risk of pre-pregnancy obesity and excessive gestational weight gain. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 2016 Jul; 12 (3):558-68. PMID: 25138565. PubMed.
  49. Gernand AD, Klebanoff MA, Simhan HN, Bodnar LM. Maternal vitamin D status, prolonged labor, cesarean delivery and instrumental delivery in an era with a low cesarean rate. Journal of Perinatology : Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association. 2015 Jan; 35 (1):23-8. PMID: 25102320. PubMed.
  50. Hutcheon JA, Bodnar LM, Abrams B. Untangling gestational weight gain from gestational age in infant mortality studies [letter]. American Journal of Public Health. 2014 Sep;104 (9):e1-2. PMID: 25033128. PubMed.     
  51. Reynolds SA, Roberts JM, Bodnar LM, Haggerty CL, Youk AO, Catov JM. Fetal Sex and Race Modify the Predictors of Fetal Growth. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2015 Apr; 19 (4):798-810. PMID: 25030701. PubMed.
  52. Bodnar LM, Mair CF. Re: "the vitamin D hypothesis revisited: race-based disparities in birth outcomes in the United States and ultraviolet light availability". American Journal of Epidemiology. 2014 Aug; 180 (3):332-3. PMID: 24993732. PubMed.        
  53. Hutcheon JA, Bodnar LM. A systematic approach for establishing the range of recommended weight gain in pregnancy. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2014 Aug; 100 (2):701-7. PMID: 24965305. PubMed.
  54. Keim SA, Bodnar LM, Klebanoff MA. Maternal and Cord Blood 25(OH)-Vitamin D Concentrations in Relation to Child Development and Behaviour. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2014 Sep; 28 (5):434-44. PMID: 24938425. PubMed.   
  55. Lash TL, Abrams B, Bodnar LM. Comparison of bias analysis strategies applied to a large data set. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.). 2014 Jul; 25 (4):576-82. PMID: 24815306. PubMed. 
  56. Bodnar LM, Abrams B, Bertolet M, Gernand AD, Parisi SM, Himes KP, Lash TL. Validity of birth certificate-derived maternal weight data. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2014 May; 28 (3):203-12. PMID: 24673550. PubMed.
  57. Gernand AD, Simhan HN, Caritis S, Bodnar LM. Maternal vitamin D status and small-for-gestational-age offspring in women at high risk for preeclampsia. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2014 Jan; 123 (1):40-8. PMID: 24463662. PubMed.  
  58. Bodnar LM, Simhan HN, Catov JM, Roberts JM, Platt RW, Diesel JC, Klebanoff MA. Maternal vitamin D status and the risk of mild and severe preeclampsia. Epidemiology. 2014 Mar; 25 (2):207-14. PMID: 24457526. PubMed.
  59. Bodnar LM, Pugh SJ, Abrams B, Himes KP, Hutcheon JA. Gestational weight gain in twin pregnancies and maternal and child health: a systematic review. Journal of Perinatology. 2014 Apr; 34 (4):252-63. PMID: 24457254. PubMed.
  60. Nohr EA, Olsen J, Bech BH, Bodnar LM, Olsen SF, Catov JM. Periconceptional intake of vitamins and fetal death: a cohort study on multivitamins and folate. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2014 Feb; 43 (1):174-84. PMID: 24453235. PubMed.
  61. Bodnar LM, Klebanoff MA, Gernand AD, Platt RW, Parks WT, Catov JM, Simhan HN. Maternal vitamin D status and spontaneous preterm birth by placental histology in the U.S. Collaborative Perinatal Project. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2014 Jan; 179 (2):168-76. PMID: 24124195. PubMed.
  62. Tomedi LE, Simhan HN, Chang CC, McTigue KM, Bodnar LM. Gestational weight gain, early pregnancy maternal adiposity distribution, and maternal hyperglycemia. Maternal Child Health Journal. 2014 Jul; 18 (5):1265-70. PMID: 24101436. PubMed.
  63. McClure CK, Catov JM, Ness R, Bodnar LM. Associations between gestational weight gain and BMI, abdominal adiposity, and traditional measures of cardiometabolic risk in mothers 8 y postpartum. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2013 Nov; 98 (5):1218-25. PMID: 24047920. PubMed.
  64. Mendez DD, Doebler DA, Kim KH, Amutah NN, Fabio A, Bodnar LM. Neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage and gestational weight gain and loss. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2014 Jul; 18 (5):1095-103. PMID: 24026397. PubMed.
  65. Sauber-Schatz EK, Bodnar LM, Weiss HB, Wilson JW, Pearlman MD, Markovic N. Injury during pregnancy and nervous system birth defects: Texas, 1999 to 2003. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology. 2013 Oct; 97 (10):641-8. PMID: 23893941. PubMed.
  66. Gernand AD, Bodnar LM, Klebanoff MA, Parks WT, Simhan HN. Maternal serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and placental vascular pathology in a multicenter US cohort. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2013 Aug; 98 (2):383-8. PMID: 23803889. PubMed.
  67. Bodnar LM, Rouse DJ, Momirova V, Peaceman AM, Sciscione A, Spong CY, Varner MW, Malone FD, Iams JD, Mercer BM, Thorp JM Jr, Sorokin Y, Carpenter MW, Lo J, Ramin SM, Harper M; The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network. Maternal 25-hydroxyvitamin D and preterm birth in twin gestations. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2013 Jul; 122 (1):91-8. PMID: 23743453. PubMed.
  68. Tomedi LE, Simhan HN, Bodnar LM. Early-pregnancy maternal vitamin D status and maternal hyperglycemia. Diabetic Medicine. 2013 Sep; 30 (9):1033-9. PMID: 23668717. PubMed.    
  69. Blatter J, Han YY, Forno E, Brehm J, Bodnar L, Celedón JC. Folate and asthma. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2013 Jul; 188 (1):12-7. PMID: 23650899. PubMed.
  70. Davis EM, Babineau DC, Wang X, Zyzanski S, Abrams B, Bodnar LM, Horwitz RI. Short inter-pregnancy intervals, parity, excessive pregnancy weight gain and risk of maternal obesity. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2014 Apr; 18 (3):554-62. PMID: 23595566. PubMed.
  71. Tomedi LE, Chang CC, Newby PK, Evans RW, Luther JF, Wisner KL, Bodnar LM. Pre-pregnancy obesity and maternal nutritional biomarker status during pregnancy: a factor analysis. Public Health Nutrition. 2013 Aug; 16 (8):1414-8. PMID: 23522785. PubMed.    
  72. Hutcheon JA, Platt RW, Abrams B, Himes KP, Simhan HN, Bodnar LM. A weight-gain-for-gestational-age z-score chart for the assessment of maternal weight gain in pregnancy. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2013 May; 97 (5):1062-7. PMID: 23466397. PubMed.
  73. Reynolds SA, Roberts JM, Bodnar LM, Haggerty CL, Youk AO, Catov JM. Newborns of preeclamptic women show evidence of sex-specific disparity in fetal growth. Gender Medicine. 2012 Dec; 9 (6):424-35. PMID: 23217566. PubMed.
  74. Ness RB, Bodnar L, Holzman C, Platt RW, Savitz DA, Shaw GM, Klebanoff M. Thoughts on the future of reproductive and perinatal epidemiology. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2013 Jan; 27 (1):11-9. PMID: 23215705. PubMed.
  75. Gernand AD, Simhan HN, Klebanoff MA, Bodnar LM. Maternal serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and measures of newborn and placental weight in a U.S. multicenter cohort study. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 2013 Jan; 98 (1):398-404. PMID: 23162094. PubMed.
  76. Bodnar LM, Hutcheon JA, Abrams B. Biases in studying gestational weight gain and infant mortality in U.S. birth certificates. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2012 May; 16 (4):745-6; author reply 747-8. PMID: 22453329. PubMed.    
  77. Hutcheon JA, Bodnar LM, Joseph KS, Abrams B, Simhan HN, Platt RW. The bias in current measures of gestational weight gain. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2012 Mar; 26 (2):109-16. PMID: 22324496. PubMed.
  78. Tomedi LE, Bogen DL, Hanusa BH, Wisner KL, Bodnar LM. A pilot study of the nutritional status of opiate-using pregnant women on methadone maintenance therapy. Substance Use & Misuse. 2012 Feb; 47 (3):286-95. PMID: 22217127. PubMed.
  79. Bodnar LM, Wisner KL, Luther JF, Powers RW, Evans RW, Gallaher MJ, Newby PK. An exploratory factor analysis of nutritional biomarkers associated with major depression in pregnancy. Public Health Nutrition. 2012 Jun; 15 (6):1078-1086. PMID: 22152590. PubMed.
  80. Catov JM, Bodnar LM, Olsen J, Olsen S. Nohr EA. Periconceptional multivitamin use and risk of preterm or small for gestational age births in the Danish National Birth Cohort. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2011 Sep; 94 (3):906-12. PMID: 21795441. PubMed.
  81. Bodnar LM, Hutcheon JA, Platt RW, Himes KP, Simhan HN, Abrams B. Should gestational weight gain recommendations be tailored by maternal characteristics? American Journal of Epidemiology. 2011 Jul; 174 (2):136-46. PMID: 21633118. PubMed.
  82. Simhan HN, Himes KP, Venkataramanan R, Bodnar LM. Maternal serum folate species in early pregnancy and lower genital tract inflammatory milieu. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2011 Jul; 205 (1):61.e1-7. PMID: 21600548. PubMed.
  83. Roberts JM, Bodnar LM, Patrick TE, Powers RW. The Role of Obesity in Preeclampsia. Pregnancy Hypertension. 2011 Jan; 1 (1):6-16. PMID: 21532964. PubMed.
  84. Simhan HN, Bodnar LM, Kim KH. Lower genital tract inflammatory milieu and the risk of subsequent preterm birth: an exploratory factor analysis. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2011 May; 25 (3):277-82. PMID: 21470267. PubMed.
  85. Miljkovic I, Bodnar LM, Cauley JA, Bunker CH, Patrick AL, Wheeler VW, Kuller LH, Zmuda JM. Low Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Elderly Afro-Caribbean Men. Ethnicity & Disease. 2011; 21 (1):79-84. PMID: 21462735. PubMed.
  86. McClure CK, Bodnar LM, Ness RB, Catov JM. Accuracy of Maternal Recall of Gestational Weight Gain 4 to 12 Years after Delivery. Obesity. 2011 May; 19 (5):1047-53. PMID: 21164507. PubMed.
  87. Rasmussen KM, Abrams B, Bodnar LM, Butte NF, Catalano PM, Siega-Riz A. Recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy in the context of the obesity epidemic. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2010 Nov; 116 (5):1191-5. PMID: 20966705. PubMed.
  88. Bodnar LM, Himes KP, Venkataramanan R, Chen JY, Evans RW, Meyer JL, Simhan HN. Maternal serum folate species in early pregnancy and risk of preterm birth. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2010 Oct; 92 (4):864-71. PMID: 20739422. PubMed.
  89. Sauber-Schatz EK, Markovic N, Weiss HB, Bodnar LM, Wilson JW, Pearlman MD. Descriptive epidemiology of birth trauma in the United States in 2003. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2010 Mar; 24 (2):116-24. PMID: 20415766. PubMed.
  90. Bodnar LM, Simhan HN. Vitamin D may be a link to black-white disparities in adverse birth outcomes. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey. 2010 Apr; 65 (4):273-84. PMID: 20403218. PubMed.
  91. Bodnar LM, Siega-Riz AM, Simhan HN, Himes KP, Abrams B. Severe obesity, gestational weight gain, and adverse birth outcomes. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2010 Jun; 91 (6):1642-8. PMID: 20357043. PubMed.
  92. Bodnar LM, Catov JM, Zmuda JM, Cooper ME, Parrott MS, Roberts JM, Marazita ML, Simhan HN. Maternal serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations are associated with small-for-gestational age births in white women. The Journal of Nutrition. 2010 May; 140 (5):999-1006. PMID: 20200114. PubMed.
  93. Bodnar LM, Siega-Riz AM, Simhan HN, Diesel JC, Abrams B. The impact of exposure misclassification on associations between prepregnancy BMI and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Obesity. 2010 Nov; 18 (11):2184-90. PMID: 20168307. PubMed.
  94. Bodnar LM, Wisner KL, Moses-Kolko E, Sit DK, Hanusa BH. Prepregnancy body mass index, gestational weight gain and the likelihood of major depression during pregnancy. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 2009 Sep; 70 (9):1290-6. PMID: 19607761. PubMed.
  95. Catov JM, Nohr EA, Bodnar LM, Knudson VK, Olsen SF, Olsen J. Association of periconceptional multivitamin use is associated with reduced risk of preeclampsia among normal-weight women in the Danish National Birth Cohort. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2009 Jun; 169 (11):1304-11. PMID: 19372217. PubMed.
  96. Bodnar LM, Krohn MA, Simhan HN. Maternal vitamin D deficiency is associated with bacterial vaginosis in the first trimester of pregnancy. The Journal of Nutrition. 2009 Jun; 139 (6):1157-61. PMID: 19357214. PubMed.
  97. Wisner KL, Sit DK, Hanusa BH, Moses-Kolko E, Bogen DL, Perel J, Jones-Ivy S, Hunker D, Bodnar LM, Singer LT. Major depression and antidepressant treatment: impact on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes. The American Journal of Psychiatry. 2009 May; 166 (5):557-66. PMID: 19289451. PubMed.
  98. Bodnar LM, Simhan HN. The prevalence of preterm birth and season of conception. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2008 Nov; 22 (6):538-45. PMID: 19000291. PubMed.
  99. Snook Parrott M, Bodnar LM, Simhan HN, Harger G, Markovic N, Roberts JM. Maternal cereal consumption and adequacy of micronutrient intake in the periconceptional period. Public Health Nutrition. 2009 Aug; 12 (8):1276-83. PMID: 18992175. PubMed.
  100. Catov JM, Bodnar LM, Hackney D, Roberts JM, Simhan HN. Activation of the fibrinolytic cascade early in pregnancy among women with spontaneous preterm birth. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2008 Nov; 112 (5):1116-22. PMID: 18978114. PubMed.
  101. Bodnar LM, Catov JM, Wisner KL, Klebanoff MA. Racial and seasonal differences in 25-hydroxyvitamin D detected in maternal sera frozen for over 40 years. British Journal of Nutrition. 2009 Jan; 101 (2):278-84. PMID: 18430263. PubMed.           
  102. Millen AE, Bodnar LM. Vitamin D assessment in population-based studies: a review of the issues. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2008 Apr; 87 (4):1102S-5S. PMID: 18400742. PubMed.
  103. Millen AE, Bodnar LM. Assessment of vitamin D in population-based studies. Preface. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2008 Apr: 87 (4):1079S. PMID: 18400737. PubMed.
  104. Simhan HN, Bodnar LM, Krohn MJ. Paternal race and bacterial vaginosis during the first trimester of pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2008 Feb; 198 (2):196.e1-4. PMID: 18226622. PubMed.       
  105. Powers RW, Catov JM, Bodnar LM, Gallaher MJ, Lain KY, Roberts JM. Evidence of endothelial dysfunction in preeclampsia and risk of adverse pregnancy outcome. Reproductive Sciences. 2008 Apr; 15 (4):374-81. PMID: 18187406. PubMed.
  106. Catov JM, Bodnar LM, Kip KE, Hubel CA, Ness RB, Harger G, Roberts JM. Early pregnancy lipid concentrations and spontaneous preterm birth. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2007 Dec; 197 (6):610.e1-7. PMID: 18060950. PubMed.
  107. Bodnar LM, Catov JM, Roberts JM, Simhan HN. Prepregnancy obesity predicts poor vitamin D status in mothers and their neonates. The Journal of Nutrition. 2007 Nov; 137 (11):2437-42. PMID: 17951482. PubMed.
  108. Catov JM, Bodnar LM, Ness RB, Barron SJ, Roberts JM. Inflammation and dyslipidemia related to risk of spontaneous preterm birth. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2007 Dec; 166 (11):1312-9. PMID: 17906337. PubMed.
  109. Bodnar LM, Catov JM, Simhan HN, Holick MF, Powers RW, Roberts JM. Maternal vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of preeclampsia. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 2007 Sep; 92 (9):3517-22. PMID: 17535985. PubMed.
  110. Catov JM, Bodnar LM, Ness RB, Markovic N, Roberts JM. Association of periconceptional multivitamin use and risk of preterm or small-for-gestational-age births. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2007 Aug; 166 (3):296-303. PMID: 17496313. PubMed.
  111. Bodnar LM, Catov JM, Roberts JM. Racial/ethnic differences in the monthly variation of preeclampsia incidence. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2007 Apr; 196 (4):324.e1-e5. PMID: 17403406. PubMed.
  112. Laraia BA, Bodnar LM, Siega-Riz AM. Pregravid body mass index is negatively associated with diet quality during pregnancy. Public Health Nutrition. 2007 Sep; 10 (9):920-6. PMID: 17381955. PubMed.
  113. Bodnar LM, Catov JM, Klebanoff MA, Ness RB, Roberts JM. Prepregnancy body mass index and the occurrence of severe hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Epidemiology. 2007 Mar; 18 (2):234-9. PMID: 17237733. PubMed.
  114. Bodnar LM, Simhan HN, Powers RW, Frank MP, Cooperstein E, Roberts JM. High prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in black and white pregnant women residing in the northern United States and their neonates. The Journal of Nutrition. 2007 Feb; 137 (2):445-52. PMID: 17237325. PubMed.
  115. Bodnar LM, Daftary A, Markovic N, Schatzman CL, Roberts JM. Seasonal variation in gestational blood pressure. Hypertension in Pregnancy. 2006; 25 (3):271-83. PMID: 17065047. PubMed.
  116. Bodnar LM, Tang G, Ness RB, Harger G, Roberts JM. Periconceptional multivitamin use reduces the risk of preeclampsia. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2006 Sep; 164 (5):470-7. PMID: 16772374. PubMed.
  117. Bodnar LM, Sunder KR, Wisner KL. Treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors during pregnancy: deceleration of weight gain because of depression or drug? The American Journal of Psychiatry. 2006 Jun; 163 (6):986-91. PMID: 16741197. PubMed.
  118. Simhan HN, Bodnar LM. Prepregnancy body mass index, vaginal inflammation, and the racial disparity in preterm birth. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2006 Mar; 163 (5):459-66. PMID: 16394203. PubMed.
  119. Powers RW, Bodnar LM, Ness RB, Cooper KM, Gallaher MJ, Frank MP, Daftary AR, Roberts JM. Uric acid concentrations in early pregnancy among preeclamptic women with gestational hyperuricemia at delivery. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2006 Jan; 194 (1):160.e1-106.e8. PMID: 16389026. PubMed.
  120. Bodnar LM, Ness RB, Harger GF, Roberts JM. Inflammation and triglycerides partially mediate the effect of prepregnancy body mass index on the risk of preeclampsia. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2005 Dec; 162 (12):1198-206. PMID: 16269584. PubMed.
  121. Roberts JM, Bodnar LM, Lain KY, Hubel CA, Markovic N, Ness RB, Powers RW. Uric acid is as important as proteinuria in identifying fetal risk in women with gestational hypertension. Hypertension. 2005 Dec; 46 (6):1263-9. PMID: 16246973. PubMed.
  122. Bodnar LM, Wisner KL. Nutrition and depression: implications for improving mental health among childbearing-aged women. Biological Psychiatry. 2005 Nov; 58 (9):679-85. PMID: 16040007. PubMed.
  123. Bodnar LM, Ness RB, Markovic N, Roberts JM. The risk of preeclampsia rises with increasing prepregnancy body mass index. Annals of Epidemiology. 2005 Aug; 15 (7):475-82. PMID: 16029839. PubMed.
  124. Bodnar LM, Cogswell ME, McDonald T. Have we forgotten the significance of postpartum iron deficiency? American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2005 Jul; 193 (1):36-44. PMID: 16021056. PubMed.
  125. Shibata E, Rajakumar A, Powers RW, Larkin RW, Gilmour C, Bodnar LM, Crombleholme WR, Ness RB, Roberts JM, Hubel CA. Soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 is Increased in preeclampsia but not in normotensive pregnancies with small-for-gestational-age neonates: relationship to circulating placental growth factor. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 2005 Aug; 90 (8):4895-903. PMID: 15886253. PubMed.
  126. Bodnar LM, Siega-Riz AM, Cogswell ME. Response: Prepregnancy BMI and the Risk of Postpartum Anemia: What Does Information on Adverse Delivery Events Add? [letter]. Obesity Research. 2004 Nov; 12 (11):1904-1905. doi:10.1038/oby.2004.237. Link.
  127. Bodnar LM, Siega-Riz AM, Arab L, Chantala K, McDonald T. Predictors of pregnancy and postpartum hemoglobin concentration in low-income women. Public Health Nutrition. 2004 Sep; 7 (6):701-11. PMID: 15369607. PubMed.
  128. Bodnar LM, Nelson MC. Maternal nutrition and fetal growth: bias introduced because of an inappropriate statistical modeling strategy may explain null findings [letter]. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2004 Aug; 80 (2):525-6; author reply 526-7. PMID: 15277181. PubMed.
  129. Bodnar LM, Siega-Riz AM, Cogswell ME. High prepregnancy BMI increases the risk of postpartum anemia. Obesity Research. 2004 Jun; 12 (6):941-8. PMID: 15229333. PubMed.
  130. Bodnar LM, Davidian M, Siega-Riz AM, Tsiatis AA. Marginal structural models for analyzing causal effects of time-dependent treatments: an application in perinatal epidemiology. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2004 May; 159 (10);926-34. PMID: 15128604. PubMed.
  131. Bodnar LM, Kaufman JS. Body mass index and preeclampsia [letter]. Epidemiology. 2004 Mar; 15 (2):252-3. PMID: 15127921. PubMed.
  132. Hubel CA, Bodnar LM, Many A, Harger G, Ness RB, Roberts JM. Nonglycosylated ferritin predominates in the circulation of women with preeclampsia but not intrauterine growth restriction. Clinical Chemistry. 2004 May; 50 (5):948-51. PMID: 15105358. PubMed.
  133. Roberts JM, Balk J, Bodnar LM, Belizán JM, Bergel E, Martinez A. Nutrient involvement in preeclampsia. The Journal of Nutrition. 2003 May; 133 (5 Suppl 2):1684S-1692S. PMID: 12730485. PubMed.
  134. Bodnar LM, Siega-Riz AM. A Diet Quality Index for Pregnancy detects variation in diet and differences by sociodemographic factors. Public Health Nutrition. 2002 Dec; 5 (6):801-9. PMID: 12570888. PubMed.
  135. Bodnar LM, Siega-Riz AM, Miller WC, Cogswell ME, McDonald T. Who should be screened for postpartum anemia? An evaluation of current recommendations. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2002 Nov; 156 (10):903-912. PMID: 12419762. PubMed.
  136. Bodnar LM, Cogswell ME, Scanlon KS. Low income postpartum women are at risk of iron deficiency. The Journal of Nutrition. 2002 Aug; 132 (8):2298-302. PMID: 12163678. PubMed.
  137. Siega-Riz AM, Bodnar LM, Savitz DA. What are pregnant women eating? Nutrient and food group differences by race. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2002 Mar; 186 (3):480-6. PMID: 11904611. PubMed.
  138. Bodnar LM, Scanlon KS, Freedman DS, Siega-Riz AM, Cogswell ME. High prevalence of postpartum anemia among low-income women in the United States. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2001 Aug; 185 (2):438-43. PMID: 11518906. PubMed.

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