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Publications authored by or in cooperation with MCFH staff (by date within topic area):

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Adolescent Health

Gessner BD, Perham-Hester KA. Experience of violence among teenage mothers in Alaska. J Adol Health 1998; 22:383-388. (Summary digest "Nearly 10% of Teenage Mothers Experience Violence while Pregnant" printed in Family Planning Perspectives 1999; 31:106-107.) (Erratum to Table 1 printed in J Adol Health 1999; 24 (6):459.)

Gessner BD. Temporal trends and geographic patterns of teen suicide in Alaska, 1979-93. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 1997;27 (3):264-273.

Domestic Violence

Chamberlain L. Domestic violence: A primary care issue for rural women. Network News. National Women's Health Network. Jan/Feb 2002.

Chamberlain L, Perham-Hester KA. The impact of perceived barriers on primary physicians' screening practices for female partner abuse. Women & Health 2002; 35 (2/3):55-69.

Chamberlain L. Domestic violence and child abuse: Ten lessons learned in Alaska. Policy and Practice. 2001; 33-38.

Chamberlain L. Your words make a difference: Broader implications for screening. Health Alert. Family Violence Prevention Fund. 2000; 7 (1), 1-4.

Chamberlain L, Perham-Hester KA. Physicians' screening practices for female partner abuse during prenatal visits. Mat Child Health J 2000; 4 (2):141-148.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

Hymbaugh K, Miller LA, Druschel CM, Podvin DW, Meaney FJ, Boyle CA, The FASSNet Team. A multiple source methodology for the surveillance of fetal alcohol syndrome -The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Surveillance Network (FASSNet). Teratology 2002; 66 Suppl 1:S41-9.

Egeland GM, Perham-Hester KA, Gessner BD, Ingle D, Berner JE, Middaugh JP. Fetal alcohol syndrome in Alaska, 1977 through 1992: An administrative prevalence derived from multiple data sources. Am J Pub Health 1998; 88:781-786.

The Alaska FAS Prevention Steering Committee. The Alaska Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Project. Federal Practitioner 1996; 13:8:54-59.

Li C, Pearson K. A clinical intervention for children exposed to alcohol in utero. AK Med 1996; 38: 124-131, 147.

The Alaska FAS Prevention Steering Committee. Alcohol-related knowledge, attitude, belief, and behavior (KABB) surveys of Alaskan health professionals. AK Med 1995; 37:5-10.

Egeland GM, Perham-Hester KA, Hook EB. Use of capture-recapture analyses in fetal alcohol syndrome surveillance in Alaska. Am J Epidemiol 1995; 141:335-41.

CDC. Prevalence and characteristics of alcohol consumption and fetal alcohol syndrome awareness - Alaska, 1991 and 1993. MMWR 1994; 43:3-6. (Reprinted in JAMA 1994; 271(6):422-423).

CDC. Linking multiple data sources in fetal alcohol syndrome surveillance - Alaska. MMWR 1993; 42:312-314.

Infant Mortality

Gessner BD, Muth PT. Perinatal care regionalization and low birth weight infant mortality in Alaska. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2001;185:623-8.

Gessner BD, Ives GC, Perham-Hester KA. Association between sudden infant death syndrome and prone sleep position, bed sharing, and sleeping outside an infant crib in Alaska. Pediatrics 2001; 108 (4): 923-927.

Gessner BD, Wickizer TM. The contribution of infectious diseases to infant mortality in Alaska. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1997;16:773-779.

Newborn Screening

Gessner BD, Teutsch SM, Shaffer PA. A cost-effectiveness evaluation of newborn hemoglobinopathy screening from the perspective of state health care systems. Early Human Development. 1996;45:257-75.


Gessner BD, deSchweinitz E, Petersen KM, Lewandowski C. Nutritional rickets among breast-fed black and Alaska Native children. AK Med. 1997; 39:72-74, 87.

Purdy K, Holland M, Dwyer J, Goldberg DL. You are what you eat: healthy food choices, nutrition, and the child with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Pediatric Nursing 22(5): 391-398, 1996.


Perham-Hester KA, Gessner BD. Correlates of drinking during the third trimester of pregnancy in Alaska. Mat Child Health J. 1997; 1(3): 165-172.


Kaplan SD, Lanier AP, Merritt RK, Siegel PZ. Prevalence of tobacco use among Alaska Natives: A review. Prevent Med 1997; 26: 460-5.

Infectious diseases

Gessner BD. Incidence rates, clinical features, and case identification of pediatric tuberculosis in Alaska. Int J Tuber Lung Dis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 1998;2:378-83.

Gessner BD, Nolan C, Weiss N. Risk factors for pediatric tuberculosis infection and disease following household exposure to adult index cases in Alaska. J Pediatr 1998;132:509-13.

Gessner BD, Bell P, Doucette GJ, Moczydlowski E, Poli MA, Van Dolah F, Hall S. Hypertension and identification of toxin in human urine and serum following a cluster of mussel-associated paralytic shellfish poisoning outbreaks. Toxicon. 1997; 35 (5): 711-722.

Gessner BD, Hokama Y, Isto S. Scombrotoxicosis-like illness following the ingestion of smoked salmon with low histamine levels and high toxicity on mouse bioassay. Clin Inf Dis 1996;23:1316-8.

Gessner BD, Ussery XT, Parkinson AJ, Breiman RF. Risk factors for invasive disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae among Alaska Native children younger than two years of age. Ped Inf Dis J. 1995;14:123-128.

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