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Valerie J. Flaherman, M.D., M.P.H.

Pediatrician

Education

Harvard School of Medicine 1992
UC Berkeley School of Public Health 2004

Residencies

Children's Hospital, Oakland, Pediatrics 1996
UCSF Medical Center, Preventive Medicine 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Flaherman VJ, Fuentes-Afflick E. Social and public health perspectives of promotion of breastfeeding. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Oct 1; 168(10):877-8.
  2. Simpson E, Goyal NK, Dhepyasuwan N, Flaherman VJ, Chung EK, Von Kohorn I, Burgos A, Taylor J. Prioritizing a Research Agenda: A Delphi Study of the Better Outcomes Through Research for Newborns (BORN) Network. Hosp Pediatr. 2014 Jul; 4(4):195-202.
  3. Flaherman VJ, Kuzniewicz MW, Li S, Walsh E, McCulloch CE, Newman TB. First-day weight loss predicts eventual weight nadir for breastfeeding newborns. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2013 Nov; 98(6):F488-92.
  4. Flaherman VJ, Aby J, Burgos AE, Lee KA, Cabana MD, Newman TB. Effect of early limited formula on duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding in at-risk infants: an RCT. Pediatrics. 2013 Jun; 131(6):1059-65.
  5. Flaherman VJ, Lee HC. "Breastfeeding" by feeding expressed mother's milk. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013 Feb; 60(1):227-46.
  6. Flaherman VJ, Ragins AI, Li SX, Kipnis P, Masaquel A, Escobar GJ. Frequency, duration and predictors of bronchiolitis episodes of care among infants =32?weeks gestation in a large integrated healthcare system: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012; 12:144.
  7. Flaherman VJ, Hicks KG, Cabana MD, Lee KA. Maternal experience of interactions with providers among mothers with milk supply concern. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Aug; 51(8):778-84.
  8. Flaherman VJ, Gay B, Scott C, Aby J, Stewart AL, Lee KA. Development of the breast milk expression experience measure. Matern Child Nutr. 2013 Jul; 9(3):425-30.
  9. Flaherman VJ, Kuzniewicz MW, Escobar GJ, Newman TB. Total serum bilirubin exceeding exchange transfusion thresholds in the setting of universal screening. J Pediatr. 2012 May; 160(5):796-800.e1.
  10. Flaherman VJ, Gay B, Scott C, Avins A, Lee KA, Newman TB. Randomised trial comparing hand expression with breast pumping for mothers of term newborns feeding poorly. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2012 Jan; 97(1):F18-23.
  11. Flaherman VJ, Newman TB. Regulatory monitoring of feeding during the birth hospitalization. Pediatrics. 2011 Jun; 127(6):1177-9.
  12. Burgos AE, Flaherman VJ, Newman TB. Screening and follow-up for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia: a review. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Jan; 51(1):7-16.
  13. Flaherman V, Li S, Ragins A, Masaquel A, Kipnis P, Escobar GJ. Respiratory syncytial virus testing during bronchiolitis episodes of care in an integrated health care delivery system: a retrospective cohort study. Clin Ther. 2010 Dec; 32(13):2220-9.
  14. Flaherman VJ, Chien AT, McCulloch CE, Dudley RA. Breastfeeding rates differ significantly by method used: a cause for concern for public health measurement. Breastfeed Med. 2011 Feb; 6(1):31-5.
  15. Flaherman VJ, Bokser S, Newman TB. First-day newborn weight loss predicts in-hospital weight nadir for breastfeeding infants. Breastfeed Med. 2010 Aug; 5(4):165-8.
  16. Flaherman VJ, Ferrara A, Newman TB. Predicting significant hyperbilirubinaemia using birth weight. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2008 Jul; 93(4):F307-9.
  17. Flaherman VJ, Porco TC, Marseille E, Royce SE. Cost-effectiveness of alternative strategies for tuberculosis screening before kindergarten entry. Pediatrics. 2007 Jul; 120(1):90-9.
  18. Flaherman VJ, Hector R, Rutherford GW. Estimating severe coccidioidomycosis in California. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Jul; 13(7):1087-90.
  19. Flaherman V, Rutherford GW. A meta-analysis of the effect of high weight on asthma. Arch Dis Child. 2006 Apr; 91(4):334-9.

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