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Monica
McGrath

Research Professor

Monica McGrath, ScD, MHS '98, directs the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes data center and studies environmental influences on child health and development.

Contact Info

700 E. Pratt Street, Room 1014
Baltimore
Maryland
21231
US        

Research Interests

ECHO; epidemiology; child health; child behavior

Experiences & Accomplishments
Overview

Project Director

Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Data Analysis Center (DAC)

 

The goal of the Environmental influences on Child Health outcomes (ECHO) Program is to understand the effects of a broad range of early environmental influences on child health and development. ECHO is dedicated to both learning what factors affect child health and to finding ways to enhance it.

 

 

Select Publications

ECHO DAC-funded work.

  • McGowan EC, McGrath M, Law A, O'Shea TM, Aschner JL, Blackwell CK, Fry RC, Ganiban JM, Higgins R, Margolis A, Sathyanarayana S, Taylor G, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Spillane NT, Hudak ML, Camargo CA Jr, Dabelea D, Dunlop AL, Elliott AJ, Ferrara AM, Talavera-Barber M, Singh AM, Karagas MR, Karr C, O'Connor TG, Paneth N, Wright RJ, Wright RO, Cowell W, Stanford JB, Bendixsen C, Lester BM; program collaborators for Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO). Health Care Utilization During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Individuals Born Preterm. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Apr 3;6(4):e2310696. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.10696. PMID: 37115545; PMCID: PMC10148204.

  • Dunlop AL, Essalmi AG, Avalos L, Breton C, Camargo CA, Cowell WJ, Dabelea D, Dager SR, Duarte C, Elliott A, Fichorova R, Gern J, Hedderson MM, Thepaksorn EKH, Huddleston K, Karagas MR, Kleinman K, Leve L, Li X, Li Y, Litonjua A, Ludena-Rodriguez Y, Madan J, Mateus Nino J, McEvoy C, O’Connor TG, Padula AM, Paneth N, Perera F, Sathyanarayana S, Schmidt RJ, Schultz RT, Snowden J, Stanford JB, Trasande L, Volk HE, Wheaton W, Wright RJ, McGrath, M. Racial and Geographic Variation in Effects of Maternal Education and Neighborhood-level Measures of Socioeconomic Status on Gestational Age at Birth: Findings from The ECHO Cohorts. PLoS One . 2021 Jan 8;16(1):e0245064. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245064. eCollection 2021.

  • Hofheimer JA, McGrath M, Musci R, Wu G, Polk S, Blackwell CK, Stroustrup A, Annett RD, Aschner J, Carter BS, Check J, Conradt E, Croen LA, Dunlop AL, Elliott AJ, Law A, Leve LD, Neiderhiser JM, O'Shea TM, Salisbury AL, Sathyanarayana S, Singh R, Smith LM, Aguiar A, Angal J, Carliner H, McEvoy C, Ondersma SJ, Lester B; Program Collaborators for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes. Assessment of Psychosocial and Neonatal Risk Factors for Trajectories of Behavioral Dysregulation Among Young Children From 18 to 72 Months of Age. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Apr 3;6(4):e2310059. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.10059. PMID: 37099294; PMCID: PMC10134008.

  • Nguyen RHN, Knapp EA, Li X, Camargo CA, Conradt E, Cowell W, Derefinko KJ, Elliott AJ, Friedman AM, Khurana Hershey GK, Hofheimer JA, Lester BM, McEvoy CT, Neiderhiser JM, Oken E, Ondersma SJ, Sathyanarayana S, Stabler ME, Stroustrup A, Tung I, McGrath M. Characteristics of Individuals in the United States Who Used Opioids During Pregnancy. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2022 Nov 9. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2022.0118. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36350685.

Projects
Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO)