Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2018 Leading by Example: Role Modeling Resilience Helps Our Learners and OurselvesAcademic Medicine.  93:157-158. 2018
2016 Impact of Optimized Breastfeeding on the Costs of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Extremely Low Birthweight InfantsJournal of Pediatrics.  175:100-105.e2. 2016
2015 Antenatal Magnesium and Cerebral Palsy in Preterm InfantsJournal of Pediatrics.  167:834-839.e3. 2015
2015 Enhancing the Voice of Faculty in the Association of American Medical Colleges: The Evolution of Faculty in U.S. Medical Schools and the Transformation of the Council of Academic Societies Into the Council of Faculty and Academic SocietiesAcademic Medicine.  90:1298-1301. 2015
2014 Interprofessional academic health center leadership development: The case of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's healthcare leadership academyApplied Nursing Research.  27:104-108. 2014
2013 Evolution of faculty affairs and faculty development offices in U.S. medical schools: A 10-year follow-up surveyAcademic Medicine.  88:1368-1375. 2013
2011 Media use by children younger than 2 yearsPediatrics.  128:1040-1045. 2011
2011 Clinical report - The impact of social media on children, adolescents, and familiesPediatrics.  127:800-804. 2011
2011 Policy statement - Children, adolescents, obesity, and the mediaPediatrics.  128:201-208. 2011
2010 Policy statement - Media educationPediatrics.  126:1012-1017. 2010
2010 Policy statement - Children, adolescents, substance abuse, and the mediaPediatrics.  126:791-799. 2010
2010 Policy statement - Sexuality, contraception, and the mediaPediatrics.  126:576-582. 2010
2009 Policy statement - Impact of music, music lyrics, and music videos on children and youthPediatrics.  124:1488-1494. 2009
2009 Policy statement - Media violencePediatrics.  124:1495-1503. 2009
2007 The importance of play in promoting healthy child development and maintaining strong parent-child bondsPediatrics.  119:182-191. 2007
2006 Children, adolescents, and advertisingPediatrics.  118:2563-2569. 2006
2005 Folate status of mothers during pregnancy and mental and psychomotor development of their children at five years of agePediatrics.  116:703-708. 2005
2005 Securing a faculty position: A practical guide for residents, fellows, junior faculty, and their mentorsAcademic Pediatrics.  5:235-239. 2005
2004 Saturday-morning television: Do sponsors promote high-risk behavior for burn injury?Journal of Burn Care and Research.  25:381-385. 2004
2004 The Circle of Safety: A Campfire Burn Prevention Campaign Expanding NationwideJournal of Burn Care and Research.  25:124-127. 2004
2003 Effect of zinc supplementation of pregnant women on the mental and psychomotor development of their children at 5 y of ageAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  77:1512-1516. 2003
2002 Cord serum ferritin concentrations and mental and psychomotor development of children at five years of ageJournal of Pediatrics.  140:165-170. 2002
2001 Muscle glycogen supercompensation: Absence of a gender-relatd differenceEuropean Journal of Applied Physiology.  85:533-538. 2001
2001 Pediatric generalists and subspecialists: determinants of career satisfaction.Pediatrics.  108. 2001
2000 The work lives of women physicians: Results from the physician work life studyJournal of General Internal Medicine.  15:372-380. 2000
2000 Cost of neonatal care according to gestational age at birth and survival statusAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  182:170-175. 2000
2000 Enhancing the racial and ethnic diversity of the pediatric workforcePediatrics.  105:129-131. 2000
2000 Estimation of neonatal outcome and perinatal therapy usePediatrics.  105:1046-1050. 2000
2000 Growth of adolescents who were born at extremely low birth weight without major disabilityJournal of Pediatrics.  136:633-640. 2000
2000 Prediction of neurologic morbidity in extremely low birth weight infantsJournal of Perinatology.  20:496-503. 2000
1999 Culturally effective pediatric care: Education and training issuesPediatrics.  103:167-170. 1999
1998 Cefpruzil treatment of persistent and recurrent acute otites mediaFolha medica.  116:49-56. 1998
1998 Tocolytic magnesium sulphate and paediatric mortality [2] 1998
1998 Estimation of outcome and restriction of interventions in neonates.Pediatrics.  102. 1998
1998 Tocolytic magnesium sulphate and paediatric mortality. 1998
1997 Hearing loss associated with neonatal ECMO: A clinical investigationInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology.  41:339-345. 1997
1997 Growth and development during the first year in a cohort of low income term-born American childrenActa obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica. Supplement.  76:87-92. 1997
1997 Cefprozil treatment of persistent and recurrent acute otitis media 1997
1997 Career satisfaction and clinician-educators: The rewards and challenges of teachingJournal of General Internal Medicine.  12. 1997
1996 Physician Opinions of Preterm Infant Outcome and Their Effect on Antenatal Corticosteroid UseJournal of Perinatology.  16:431-434. 1996
1996 Committee report: Population-to-pediatrician ratio estimates: A subject reviewPediatrics.  97:597-600. 1996
1996 24-hour mother-infant discharge with a follow-up home health visit: Results in a selected medicaid populationObstetrics and Gynecology.  88:544-548. 1996
1996 Influence of acid-base status at birth and apgar scores on survival in 500–1000-g infantsObstetrics and Gynecology.  87:175-180. 1996
1996 Is passive smoking a counseling priority for pediatric residents?Journal of Investigative Medicine.  44. 1996
1996 Nondiscrimination in the delivery of pediatric health carePediatrics.  97:596. 1996
1996 Population costs for newborn infants by survival and gestational ageJournal of Investigative Medicine.  44. 1996
1996 Pregnancy outcome and intelligence at age five yearsAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  175:1511-1515. 1996
1996 Staging pediatric residents' counseling behaviors for passive smoking within a health behavior frameworkJournal of Investigative Medicine.  44. 1996
1996 The feasibility of a randomized clinical perinatal trial: Maternal magnesium sulfate for the prevention of cerebral palsyAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  175:701-705. 1996
1995 Maternal corticosteroid and tocolytic treatment and morbidity and mortality in very low birth weight infantsAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  173:299-305. 1995
1995 Predicting low apgar scores of infants weighing less than 1000 grams: The effect of corticosteroidsObstetrics and Gynecology.  85:170-174. 1995
1995 The Effect of Cigarette Smoking on Neonatal Anthropometric MeasurementsObstetrics and Gynecology.  85:625-630. 1995
1995 The origin and outcome of preterm twin pregnanciesObstetrics and Gynecology.  85:553-557. 1995
1994 Acid-base status at birth and subsequent neurosensory impairment in surviving 500 to 1000 gm infantsAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  170:48-53. 1994
1994 Comparison of perceived and actual rates of survival and freedom from handicap in premature infantsAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  171:432-439. 1994
1993 Comparative evaluation of cefadroxil and cephalexin in children and adolescents with pyodermas 1993
1993 Resolved: The Proliferation of Subspecialties Is Not in the Best Interests of General Pediatrics: Ambulatory Pediatric Association DebateJAMA Pediatrics.  147:672-679. 1993
1992 The influence of previous low birth weight on birth weight, gestational age, and anthropometric measurements in the current pregnancyObstetrics and Gynecology.  79:276-280. 1992
1991 Black-white differences in newborn anthropometric measurementsObstetrics and Gynecology.  78:782-788. 1991
1991 The association of teachers of preventive medicine's recommendations for postgraduate education in preventionAcademic Medicine.  66:317-320. 1991
1990 A comparison of prone and sitting on heart rates, respiration rates, and arterial oxygen saturation levels of premature infantsPediatric Physical Therapy.  2:196-201. 1990
1990 Intrauterine growth retardation is not the same as small for gestational age (I: Reply)American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  162:1643. 1990
1990 Mycoplasmal infections of cerebrospinal fluid in newborn infants from a community hospital population 1990
1990 ReplyAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  162:1643. 1990
1989 Effects of very low birth weights on fetal and neonatal mortality rates in AlabamaPublic Health Reports.  104:488-492. 1989
1989 Intrauterine growth retardation: Standards for diagnosisAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  161:271-277. 1989
1989 Once daily cefadroxil therapy for pyoderma 1989
1989 Preliminary Results From The Collaborative Alabama And Scandinavian Study Of Successive Small‐For‐Gestational Age Births: Report From a Symposium In Trondheim 9th June 1988Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.  68:19-25. 1989
1988 CHRONIC UREAPLASMA UREALYTICUM AND MYCOPLASMA HOMINIS INFECTIONS OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM IN PRETERM INFANTS 1988
1988 A Survey of Undergraduate Pediatric Education: Progress in the 1980s?JAMA Pediatrics.  142:519-523. 1988
1987 Fetal deaths in Alabama, 1974-1983: A birth weight-specific analysisObstetrics and Gynecology.  70:831-835. 1987
1985 Low birth weight, intrauterine growth retardation, and preterm deliveryAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  152:980-984. 1985
1985 Neonatal mortality in infants born weighing 501 to 1000 grams. The influence of changes in birth weight distribution and birth weight-specific mortality rates on neonatal survivalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  151:608-611. 1985
1985 Gestational Age and the Management of Preterm Labor in Obstetric ProgramsAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  2:25-29. 1985
1985 Infant mortality: Relationship between neonatal and postneonatal mortality during a period of increasing perinatal center utilizationJournal of Pediatrics.  106:301-303. 1985
1984 Apgar scores and umbilical arterial pH in preterm newborn infantsAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  149:651-654. 1984
1984 Survival of infants with low birth weight and early gestational age, 1979 to 1981American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  149:508-511. 1984
1984 Delay in delivery: Influence of gestational age and the duration of delay on perinatal outcomeObstetrics and Gynecology.  64:480-484. 1984
1984 ReplyJournal of Pediatrics.  105:171. 1984
1984 The innocent bystander: The child as unintended victim of domestic violence involving deadly weaponsPediatrics.  73:251-252. 1984
1984 The unanticipated breech presentation in laborClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology.  27:95-105. 1984
1983 Premature thelarche in children born prematurelyJournal of Pediatrics.  103:756-758. 1983
1982 Prognosis for Alabama infants with birthweights less than or equal to 1000 grams.Journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  52:15-17. 1982
1982 The variability of viability: The effect of physicians' perceptions of viability on the survival of very low-birth weight infantsAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  143:678-684. 1982
1982 The teen-Tot clinic. An alternative to traditional care for infants of teenaged mothersJournal of Adolescent Health.  3:19-23. 1982
1980 False labor and repeat cesarean section.Journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  49:38-39. 1980
1980 An index of severity for acute pediatric illnessAmerican Journal of Public Health.  70:804-807. 1980
1978 VIABILITY OF THE PREMATURE FETUS IN DISTRESS 1978
1978 Reply to Dr. CrulkshankAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  130:500-501. 1978
1977 Sex hormones and congenital malformations: A reviewJournal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  46:31. 1977
1977 The premature breechAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  127:240-244. 1977
1975 Dermatitis from neutral red therapy of herpes genitalisObstetrics and Gynecology.  46:359-360. 1975
1975 Iatrogenic respiratory distress syndrome. An analysis of obstetric events preceding delivery of infants who develop respiratory distress syndromeAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  123:617-620. 1975

Education And Training

  • Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Internship
  • Yale - New Haven Hospital, Residency
  • Yale - New Haven Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, New York Medical College 1971
  • Full Name

  • Kathleen Nelson