Valerie J. Flaherman, MD, MPH

Pediatrician

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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, Narayan NR, Hartigan-O'Connor D, Cabana MD, McCulloch CE, Paul IM. The Effect of Early Limited Formula on Breastfeeding, Readmission, and Intestinal Microbiota: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Pediatr. 2018 Mar 13.
  2. Flaherman V, Schaefer EW, Kuzniewicz MW, Li SX, Walsh EM, Paul IM. Health Care Utilization in the First Month After Birth and Its Relationship to Newborn Weight Loss and Method of Feeding. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Dec 02.
  3. Flaherman VJ, Burgos AE, Taylor JA, Phillipi CA. Beyond the Nursery: Postnatal Care in the 21st Century. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Dec; 7(12):763-764.
  4. Garber MD, Schroeder AR, Flaherman V. Re: Balancing Breastfeeding Promotion. Pediatrics. 2017 11; 140(5).
  5. McKean M, Caughey AB, Yuracko McKean MA, Cabana MD, Flaherman VJ. Postpartum Depression: When Should Health Care Providers Identify Those at Risk? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 Sep 01; 9922817733696.
  6. Kair LR, Flaherman VJ. Donor Milk or Formula: A Qualitative Study of Postpartum Mothers of Healthy Newborns. J Hum Lact. 2017 Nov; 33(4):710-716.
  7. 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.
  8. Flaherman VJ, Epstein J, Amendola L, Inge R, Featherstone JD, Okumura M. Preventive Dental Care at 6-Month Intervals Is Associated With Reduced Caries Risk. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 Feb; 57(2):222-226.
  9. Flaherman V, Von Kohorn I. Evidence for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative to Support Breastfeeding-Reply. JAMA. 2017 02 21; 317(7):771.
  10. 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).
  11. 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.
  12. 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).
  13. Flaherman V, Von Kohorn I. Interventions Intended to Support Breastfeeding: Updated Assessment of Benefits and Harms. JAMA. 2016 Oct 25; 316(16):1685-1687.
  14. 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).
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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 07; 12(3):463-72.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.

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