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O'Connor Mary

TitleDirector
InstitutionUniversity of California Los Angeles
DepartmentUCLA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic
Address760 Westwood Plaza 68-265A Semel Institute
Los Angeles CA 90095
Phone310 206-6528
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    Neurochemical Correlates of Brain Abnormalities in Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
    NIH/NIAAA R01AA025066Aug 15, 2016 - Jun 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Intervention to Reduce Alcohol Consumption in Youth Exposed to Alcohol Prenatally
    CDC/NCBDD U84DD000504Sep 30, 2009 - Sep 29, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Intervention for Individuals w/FAS--Community Projects
    CDC/NCBDD U01DD000041Sep 30, 2005 - Sep 29, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    PREVENTING ALCOHOL USE IN PREGNANT WOMEN UTILIZING WIC
    NIH/NIAAA R01AA012480Sep 24, 1999 - Jun 30, 2004
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Tomlinson M, Rotheram-Borus MJ, le Roux IM, Youssef M, Nelson SH, Scheffler A, Weiss RE, O'Connor M, Worthman CM. Thirty-Six-Month Outcomes of a Generalist Paraprofessional Perinatal Home Visiting Intervention in South Africa on Maternal Health and Child Health and Development. Prev Sci. 2016 11; 17(8):937-948. PMID: 27438294.
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    2. O'Connor M, Quattlebaum J, CastaƱeda M, Dipple KM. Alcohol Intervention for Adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Project Step Up, a Treatment Development Study. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016 Aug; 40(8):1744-51. PMID: 27219498.
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    3. Kable JA, O'Connor M, Olson HC, Paley B, Mattson SN, Anderson SM, Riley EP. Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE): Proposed DSM-5 Diagnosis. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev. 2016 Apr; 47(2):335-46. PMID: 26202432.
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    4. Tomlinson M, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Harwood J, le Roux IM, O'Connor M, Worthman C. Community health workers can improve child growth of antenatally-depressed, South African mothers: a cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry. 2015 Sep 23; 15:225. PMID: 26400691; PMCID: PMC4581418.
    5. O'Connor M, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Tomlinson M, Bill C, LeRoux IM, Stewart J. Screening for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders by nonmedical community workers. J Popul Ther Clin Pharmacol. 2014; 21(3):e442-52. PMID: 25658901; PMCID: PMC4526235.
    6. Rotheram-Borus MJ, Tomlinson M, le Roux IM, Harwood JM, Comulada S, O'Connor M, Weiss RE, Worthman CM. A cluster randomised controlled effectiveness trial evaluating perinatal home visiting among South African mothers/infants. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e105934. PMID: 25340337; PMCID: PMC4207699.
    7. Tomlinson M, O'Connor M, le Roux IM, Stewart J, Mbewu N, Harwood J, Rotheram-Borus MJ. Multiple risk factors during pregnancy in South Africa: the need for a horizontal approach to perinatal care. Prev Sci. 2014 Jun; 15(3):277-82. PMID: 23475562; PMCID: PMC3718865.
    8. le Roux IM, Tomlinson M, Harwood JM, O'Connor M, Worthman CM, Mbewu N, Stewart J, Hartley M, Swendeman D, Comulada WS, Weiss RE, Rotheram-Borus MJ. Outcomes of home visits for pregnant mothers and their infants: a cluster randomized controlled trial. AIDS. 2013 Jun 01; 27(9):1461-71. PMID: 23435303; PMCID: PMC3904359.
    9. Colby JB, Smith L, O'Connor M, Bookheimer SY, Van Horn JD, Sowell ER. White matter microstructural alterations in children with prenatal methamphetamine/polydrug exposure. Psychiatry Res. 2012 Nov 30; 204(2-3):140-8. PMID: 23149028; PMCID: PMC3634917.
    10. Lebel C, Mattson SN, Riley EP, Jones KL, Adnams CM, May PA, Bookheimer SY, O'Connor M, Narr KL, Kan E, Abaryan Z, Sowell ER. A longitudinal study of the long-term consequences of drinking during pregnancy: heavy in utero alcohol exposure disrupts the normal processes of brain development. J Neurosci. 2012 Oct 31; 32(44):15243-51. PMID: 23115162; PMCID: PMC3515671.
    11. Quattlebaum JL, O'Connor M. Higher functioning children with prenatal alcohol exposure: is there a specific neurocognitive profile? Child Neuropsychol. 2013; 19(6):561-78. PMID: 22905880.
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    12. Roussotte FF, Rudie JD, Smith L, O'Connor M, Bookheimer SY, Narr KL, Sowell ER. Frontostriatal connectivity in children during working memory and the effects of prenatal methamphetamine, alcohol, and polydrug exposure. Dev Neurosci. 2012; 34(1):43-57. PMID: 22472800.
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    13. Yang Y, Phillips OR, Kan E, Sulik KK, Mattson SN, Riley EP, Jones KL, Adnams CM, May PA, O'Connor M, Narr KL, Sowell ER. Callosal thickness reductions relate to facial dysmorphology in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012 May; 36(5):798-806. PMID: 22150665; PMCID: PMC3309126.
    14. Rotheram-Borus MJ, le Roux IM, Tomlinson M, Mbewu N, Comulada WS, le Roux K, Stewart J, O'Connor M, Hartley M, Desmond K, Greco E, Worthman CM, Idemundia F, Swendeman D. Philani Plus (+): a Mentor Mother community health worker home visiting program to improve maternal and infants' outcomes. Prev Sci. 2011 Dec; 12(4):372-88. PMID: 21850488; PMCID: PMC3907085.
    15. Yang Y, Roussotte F, Kan E, Sulik KK, Mattson SN, Riley EP, Jones KL, Adnams CM, May PA, O'Connor M, Narr KL, Sowell ER. Abnormal cortical thickness alterations in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and their relationships with facial dysmorphology. Cereb Cortex. 2012 May; 22(5):1170-9. PMID: 21799209; PMCID: PMC3328347.
    16. O'Connor M, Laugeson EA, Mogil C, Lowe E, Welch-Torres K, Keil V, Paley B. Translation of an evidence-based social skills intervention for children with prenatal alcohol exposure in a community mental health setting. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012 Jan; 36(1):141-52. PMID: 21797888.
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    17. Eyal R, O'Connor M. Psychiatry trainees' training and experience in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Acad Psychiatry. 2011 Jul-Aug; 35(4):238-240. PMID: 21804042.
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    18. Roussotte FF, Sulik KK, Mattson SN, Riley EP, Jones KL, Adnams CM, May PA, O'Connor M, Narr KL, Sowell ER. Regional brain volume reductions relate to facial dysmorphology and neurocognitive function in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Hum Brain Mapp. 2012 Apr; 33(4):920-37. PMID: 21416562; PMCID: PMC3812802.
    19. Paley B, O'Connor M. Behavioral interventions for children and adolescents with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Alcohol Res Health. 2011; 34(1):64-75. PMID: 23580043; PMCID: PMC3860556.
    20. Roussotte FF, Bramen JE, Nunez SC, Quandt LC, Smith L, O'Connor M, Bookheimer SY, Sowell ER. Abnormal brain activation during working memory in children with prenatal exposure to drugs of abuse: the effects of methamphetamine, alcohol, and polydrug exposure. Neuroimage. 2011 Feb 14; 54(4):3067-75. PMID: 21040792; PMCID: PMC4405109.
    21. O'Connor M, Tomlinson M, Leroux IM, Stewart J, Greco E, Rotheram-Borus MJ. Predictors of alcohol use prior to pregnancy recognition among township women in Cape Town, South Africa. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Jan; 72(1):83-90. PMID: 21084142; PMCID: PMC3023822.
    22. Sowell ER, Leow AD, Bookheimer SY, Smith LM, O'Connor M, Kan E, Rosso C, Houston S, Dinov ID, Thompson PM. Differentiating prenatal exposure to methamphetamine and alcohol versus alcohol and not methamphetamine using tensor-based brain morphometry and discriminant analysis. J Neurosci. 2010 Mar 17; 30(11):3876-85. PMID: 20237258; PMCID: PMC2847574.
    23. Keil V, Paley B, Frankel F, O'Connor M. Impact of a social skills intervention on the hostile attributions of children with prenatal alcohol exposure. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Feb; 34(2):231-41. PMID: 19930237.
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    24. O'Hare ED, Lu LH, Houston SM, Bookheimer SY, Mattson SN, O'Connor M, Sowell ER. Altered frontal-parietal functioning during verbal working memory in children and adolescents with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure. Hum Brain Mapp. 2009 Oct; 30(10):3200-8. PMID: 19263420; PMCID: PMC2748151.
    25. Lu LH, Johnson A, O'Hare ED, Bookheimer SY, Smith LM, O'Connor M, Sowell ER. Effects of prenatal methamphetamine exposure on verbal memory revealed with functional magnetic resonance imaging. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2009 Jun; 30(3):185-92. PMID: 19525715; PMCID: PMC2745202.
    26. Paley B, O'Connor M, Baillie SJ, Guiton G, Stuber ML. Integrating case topics in medical school curriculum to enhance multiple skill learning: using fetal alcohol spectrum disorders as an exemplary case. Acad Psychiatry. 2009 Mar-Apr; 33(2):143-8. PMID: 19398629; PMCID: PMC4380512.
    27. Paley B, O'Connor M. Intervention for individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: treatment approaches and case management. Dev Disabil Res Rev. 2009; 15(3):258-67. PMID: 19731383.
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    28. Floyd RL, Weber MK, Denny C, O'Connor M. Prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Dev Disabil Res Rev. 2009; 15(3):193-9. PMID: 19731392.
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    29. O'Connor M, Paley B. Psychiatric conditions associated with prenatal alcohol exposure. Dev Disabil Res Rev. 2009; 15(3):225-34. PMID: 19731386.
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    30. Schonfeld AM, Paley B, Frankel F, O'Connor M. Behavioral regulation as a predictor of response to Children's Friendship Training in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Clin Neuropsychol. 2009 Apr; 23(3):428-45. PMID: 18815943.
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    31. Tsai J, Floyd RL, O'Connor M, Velasquez MM. Alcohol use and serious psychological distress among women of childbearing age. Addict Behav. 2009 Feb; 34(2):146-53. PMID: 18930354.
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    32. Sowell ER, Johnson A, Kan E, Lu LH, Van Horn JD, Toga AW, O'Connor M, Bookheimer SY. Mapping white matter integrity and neurobehavioral correlates in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. J Neurosci. 2008 Feb 06; 28(6):1313-9. PMID: 18256251; PMCID: PMC3567846.
    33. Sowell ER, Lu LH, O'Hare ED, McCourt ST, Mattson SN, O'Connor M, Bookheimer SY. Functional magnetic resonance imaging of verbal learning in children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure. Neuroreport. 2007 May 07; 18(7):635-9. PMID: 17426589.
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    34. O'Connor M, Whaley SE. Brief intervention for alcohol use by pregnant women. Am J Public Health. 2007 Feb; 97(2):252-8. PMID: 17194863; PMCID: PMC1781394.
    35. Frankel F, Paley B, Marquardt R, O'Connor M. Stimulants, neuroleptics, and children's friendship training for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2006 Dec; 16(6):777-89. PMID: 17201621.
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    36. Schonfeld AM, Paley B, Frankel F, O'Connor M. Executive functioning predicts social skills following prenatal alcohol exposure. Child Neuropsychol. 2006 Dec; 12(6):439-52. PMID: 16952889.
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    37. Paley B, O'connor MJ, Frankel F, Marquardt R. Predictors of stress in parents of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2006 Oct; 27(5):396-404. PMID: 17041276.
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    38. Gahagan S, Sharpe TT, Brimacombe M, Fry-Johnson Y, Levine R, Mengel M, O'Connor M, Paley B, Adubato S, Brenneman G. Pediatricians' knowledge, training, and experience in the care of children with fetal alcohol syndrome. Pediatrics. 2006 Sep; 118(3):e657-68. PMID: 16950957.
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    39. Floyd RL, Ebrahim S, Tsai J, O'Connor M, Sokol R. Strategies to reduce alcohol-exposed pregnancies. Matern Child Health J. 2006 Sep; 10(5 Suppl):S149-51. PMID: 16865537.
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    40. Floyd RL, O'Connor M, Bertrand J, Sokol R. Reducing adverse outcomes from prenatal alcohol exposure: a clinical plan of action. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006 Aug; 30(8):1271-5. PMID: 16899029.
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    41. O'Connor M, Frankel F, Paley B, Schonfeld AM, Carpenter E, Laugeson EA, Marquardt R. A controlled social skills training for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2006 Aug; 74(4):639-48. PMID: 16881771.
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    42. O'Connor M, Whaley SE. Health care provider advice and risk factors associated with alcohol consumption following pregnancy recognition. J Stud Alcohol. 2006 Jan; 67(1):22-31. PMID: 16536126.
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    43. Floyd RL, O'Connor M, Sokol RJ, Bertrand J, Cordero JF. Recognition and prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome. Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Nov; 106(5 Pt 1):1059-64. PMID: 16260526.
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    44. Baillie S, Paley B, Guiton G, O'Connor M, Stuber M. Using Fetal Alcohol Syndrome as an integrating curricular theme. Med Educ. 2005 May; 39(5):508. PMID: 15842688.
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    45. O'Connor M, Paley B. The relationship of prenatal alcohol exposure and the postnatal environment to child depressive symptoms. J Pediatr Psychol. 2006 Jan-Feb; 31(1):50-64. PMID: 15802607.
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    46. O'Connor M, Whaley SE. Alcohol use in pregnant low-income women. J Stud Alcohol. 2003 Nov; 64(6):773-83. PMID: 14743939.
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    47. Whaley SE, O'Connor M. Increasing the report of alcohol use among low-income pregnant women. Am J Health Promot. 2003 Jul-Aug; 17(6):369-72. PMID: 12858616.
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    48. Thorp JA, O'Connor M, Belden B, Etzenhouser J, Hoffman EL, Jones PG. Effects of phenobarbital and multiple-dose corticosteroids on developmental outcome at age 7 years. Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Feb; 101(2):363-73. PMID: 12576262.
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    49. O'Connor M, Shah B, Whaley S, Cronin P, Gunderson B, Graham J. Psychiatric illness in a clinical sample of children with prenatal alcohol exposure. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2002 Nov; 28(4):743-54. PMID: 12492268.
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    50. O'Connor M, Kogan N, Findlay R. Prenatal alcohol exposure and attachment behavior in children. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2002 Oct; 26(10):1592-602. PMID: 12394294.
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    51. O'Connor M, Kasari C. Prenatal alcohol exposure and depressive features in children. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2000 Jul; 24(7):1084-92. PMID: 10924014.
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