Valerie J. Flaherman, MD, MPH



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


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

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kair LR, Flaherman VJ. Donor Milk or Formula: A Qualitative Study of Postpartum Mothers of Healthy Newborns. J Hum Lact. 2017 Jul 01; 890334417716417.
  2. Fisher-Owens SA, Amendola L, Featherstone JDB, Inge RE, Flaherman VJ. Increased public reimbursement for prophylactic visits with dentists associated with increased receipt of preventive dental services in children. J Public Health Dent. 2017 Jun; 77(3):183-187.
  3. Flaherman V, Von Kohorn I. Evidence for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative to Support Breastfeeding-Reply. JAMA. 2017 02 21; 317(7):771.
  4. Mukhopadhyay S, Taylor JA, Von Kohorn I, Flaherman V, Burgos AE, Phillipi CA, Dhepyasuwan N, King E, Dhudasia M, Puopolo KM. Variation in Sepsis Evaluation Across a National Network of Nurseries. Pediatrics. 2017 Mar; 139(3).
  5. Flaherman VJ, Schaefer EW, Kuzniewicz MK, Li S, Walsh E, Paul IM. Newborn Weight Loss During Birth Hospitalization and Breastfeeding Outcomes Through Age 1 Month. J Hum Lact. 2017 Feb; 33(1):225-230.
  6. Paul IM, Schaefer EW, Miller JR, Kuzniewicz MW, Li SX, Walsh EM, Flaherman VJ. Weight Change Nomograms for the First Month After Birth. Pediatrics. 2016 Dec; 138(6).
  7. Flaherman V, Von Kohorn I. Interventions Intended to Support Breastfeeding: Updated Assessment of Benefits and Harms. JAMA. 2016 Oct 25; 316(16):1685-1687.
  8. Taylor JA, Burgos AE, Flaherman V, Chung EK, Simpson EA, Goyal NK, Von Kohorn I, Dhepyasuwan N. Utility of Decision Rules for Transcutaneous Bilirubin Measurements. Pediatrics. 2016 May; 137(5).
  9. Schaefer EW, Flaherman VJ, Kuzniewicz MW, Li SX, Walsh EM, Paul IM. External Validation of Early Weight Loss Nomograms for Exclusively Breastfed Newborns. Breastfeed Med. 2015 Dec; 10(10):458-63.
  10. Miller JR, Flaherman VJ, Schaefer EW, Kuzniewicz MW, Li SX, Walsh EM, Paul IM. Early weight loss nomograms for formula fed newborns. Hosp Pediatr. 2015 May; 5(5):263-8.
  11. Flaherman VJ, Beiler JS, Cabana MD, Paul IM. Relationship of newborn weight loss to milk supply concern and anxiety: the impact on breastfeeding duration. Matern Child Nutr. 2016 Jul; 12(3):463-72.
  12. Kair LR, Flaherman VJ, Newby KA, Colaizy TT. The experience of breastfeeding the late preterm infant: a qualitative study. Breastfeed Med. 2015 Mar; 10(2):102-6.
  13. Taylor JA, Burgos AE, Flaherman V, Chung EK, Simpson EA, Goyal NK, Von Kohorn I, Dhepyasuwan N. Discrepancies between transcutaneous and serum bilirubin measurements. Pediatrics. 2015 Feb; 135(2):224-31.
  14. Kair LR, Colaizy TT, Hubbard D, Flaherman VJ. Donor milk in the newborn nursery at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. Breastfeed Med. 2014 Dec; 9(10):547-50.
  15. Flaherman VJ, Schaefer EW, Kuzniewicz MW, Li SX, Walsh EM, Paul IM. Early weight loss nomograms for exclusively breastfed newborns. Pediatrics. 2015 Jan; 135(1):e16-23.
  16. Flaherman VJ, Fuentes-Afflick E. Social and public health perspectives of promotion of breastfeeding. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Oct; 168(10):877-8.
  17. Flaherman VJ, Hicks KG, Huynh J, Cabana MD, Lee KA. Positive and negative experiences of breast pumping during the first 6 months. Matern Child Nutr. 2016 Apr; 12(2):291-8.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.

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