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A Humphries, K Simcox, B Howell - Developmental Psychobiology, 2023. A review of the literature: How does prenatal opioid exposure impact placental health and fetal brain development? [PDF]

Angeliki Pollatoua, Courtney A. Filippibc, Ezra Aydinad, Kelly Vaughne, Deanne Thompson, Marta Koromg, Alexander J. Dufford, Brittany Howell, Lilla Zöllei, Adriana Di Martinok, Alice Graham, FIT’NG Group, Dustin Scheinostgm, Marisa Spannam. An ode to Fetal, Infant, and Toddler Neuroimaging: Chronicling early clinical to research applications with MRI, and an introduction to an academic society connecting the field. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 7 Feb 2022. 

Audrey Humphries, Nneoma Edokobi, Catherine Lavallee, and Brittany Howell Ph.D. How Human Milk Helps Build Baby Brains. La Leche League Leader Today, Jan. 10, 2022. 

Ahmed S, Travis SD, Díaz-Bahamonde FV, Porter DDL, Henry SN, Mykins J, Ravipati A, Booker A, Ju J, Ding H, Ramesh AK, Pickrell AM, Wang M, LaConte S, Howell BR, Yuan L, Morton PD. Early Influences of Microbiota on White Matter Development in Germ-Free Piglets. Front Cell Neurosci. 2021 Dec 27;15:807170. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2021.807170. PMID: 35027884; PMCID: PMC8751630.

Morin EL, Garza KM, Aoued H, Sannigrahi S, Siebert ER, Howell BR, Walum H, Sanchez MM, Dias BG. Profiling nonhuman primate germline RNA to understand the legacy of early life stress. J Exp Zool A Ecol Integr Physiol. 2021 Sep 9. doi: 10.1002/jez.2501. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34498433.

Seoyoon Cho, Ziliang Zhu, Tengfei Li, Kristine Baluyot, Brittany R Howell, Heather C Hazlett, Jed T Elison, Jonas Hauser, Norbert Sprenger, Di Wu, Weili Lin. (2021) Human milk 3’-Sialyllactose is positively associated with language development during infancy. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Jeffrey T Young, Roza M Vlasova, Brittany R Howell, Rebecca C Knickmeyer, Elyse Morin, Kaela I Kuitchoua, Gabriele R Lubach, Jean Noel, Xiaoping Hu, Yundi Shi, Gibson Caudill, Andrew L Alexander, Marc Niethammer, Merle G Paule, Christopher L Coe, Mar Sanchez, Martin Styner. (2021) General anaesthesia during infancy reduces white matter micro-organisation in developing rhesus monkeys. British Journal of Anaesthesia.

Denise Werchan, Cassandra Hendrix, Jennifer Ablow, Ananda Amstadter, Autumn Austin, Vanessa Babineau, G Bogat, Leigh Cioffredi, Elizabeth Conradt, Sheila Crowell, Dani Dumitriu, William Fifer, Morgan Firestein, Wei Gao, Ian Gotlib, Alice Graham, Kimberly Gregory, Hanna Gustafsson, Kathryn Havens, Brittany Howell, Kathryn Humphreys, Lucy King, Patricia Kinser, Elizabeth Krans, Carly Lenniger, Alytia Levendosky, Joseph Lonstein, Rachel Marcus, Catherine Monk, Sara Moyer, Maria Muzik, Amy Nuttall, Alexandra Potter, Amy Salisbury, Beth Smith, Lynne Smith, Elinor Sullivan, Judy Zhou, Moriah Thomason, Natalie Brito. (2021). Behavioral coping phenotypes and psychosocial outcomes in a national US sample of pregnant and postpartum women during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Research Square.

Elyse L Morin, Brittany R Howell, Eric Feczko, Eric Earl, Melanie Pincus, Katherine Reding, Zsofia A Kovacs-Balint, Jerrold S Meyer, Martin Styner, Damien Fair, Mar M Sanchez. (2020) Developmental outcomes of early adverse care on amygdala functional connectivity in nonhuman primates. Development and psychopathology.

Alison GP Wakeford, Elyse L Morin, Sara N Bramlett, Brittany R Howell, Kai M McCormack, Jerrold S Meyer, Michael A Nader, Mar M Sanchez, Leonard L Howell. (2019) Effects of early life stress on cocaine self-administration in post-pubertal male and female rhesus macaques. Psychopharmacology.

B.R. Howell, M. Ahn, Y. Shi, J. Godfrey, X. Hu, H, Zhu, M.A. Styner, M. Sanchez. (2019) Disentangling the effects of early caregiving experience and heritable factors on brain white matter development in rhesus monkeys. NeuroImage.

E.L. Morin, B.R. Howell, J.S. Meyer, M.M. Sanchez. (2019) Effects of early maternal care on adolescent attention bias to threat in nonhuman primates. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

A.G.P. Wakeford, E.L. Morin, S.N. Bramlett, B.R. Howell, K.M. McCormack, J.S. Meyer, M.A. Nader, M.M. Sanchez, L.L. Howell. (2019) Effects of early life stress on cocaine selfadministration in post-pubertal male and female rhesus macaques. Psychopharmacology.

B.R. Howell*, M.A. Styner*, W. Gao*, P.T. Yap*, L. Wang*, K. Baluyot*, E. Yacoub*, G. Chen, T. Potts, A. Salzwedel, G. Li, J.H. Gilmore, J. Piven, J.K. Smith, D. Shen, K. Ugurbil, 6 Howell CV H. Zhu, W. Lin, J.T. Elison. (2018) The UNC/UMN Baby Connectome Project (BCP): An overview of the study design and protocol development. NeuroImage. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.03.049

S. Zhang*, X. Jiang*, W. Zhang*, T. Zhang, H. Cheng, Y. Zhao, Y. Lv, L. Li, Z. Li, L. Guo, B.R. Howell, M.M. Sanchez*, X. Hu*, T. Liu*. (2018) Joint Representation of Connectomescale Structural and Functional Profiles for Identification of Consistent Cortical landmarks in Macaque Brain. Brain Mapping and Behavior.

Z. Kovacs-Balint, E. Feczko, M.J. Pincus, B.R. Howell, E. Morin, E. Earl, L. Li, J. Steele, M. Styner, J. Bachevalier, D. Fair, M.M. Sanchez. (2018) Early developmental trajectories of functional connectivity along the visual pathways in rhesus monkeys. Cerebral Cortex.

W. Zhang*, X. Jiang*, S. Zhang*, B.R. Howell*, Y. Zhao, T. Zhang, L. Guo, M. Sanchez, X. Hu (2017) Connectome-scale functional intrinsic connectivity networks in macaques. Neuroscience. 364:1-14. Doi:

Y. Shi, F. Budin, E. Yapuncich, A. Rumple, J.T. Young, C. Payne, X. Zhang, X.P. Hu, J. Godfrey, B.R. Howell, M.M. Sanchez, M.A. Styner (2017) UNC-Emory infant atlases for macaque brain image analysis: postnatal brain development through 12 months. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 10(617): 1-12. Doi: 10.3389/fnins.2016.00617

S. Drury, B.R. Howell, C. Jones, K. Esteves, R. Schlesinger, K. Baker, M. Sanchez (2017) Shaping long-term trajectories: early maternal maltreatment predicts telomere length trajectory across the first two years of life in rhesus macaques. Development and Psychopathology.

B.R. Howell, M. McMurray, D. Guzman, G. Nair, Y. Shi, K. McMormack, X. Hu, M. Styner, M. Sanchez (2016) Maternal buffering beyond glucocorticoids: impact of early life stress on corticolimbic circuits that control infant responses to novelty. Social Neuroscience. 12(1): 50- 64. doi: 10.1080/17470919.2016.1200481

M.M. Sanchez, K.M. McCormack, B.R. Howell (2015) Social buffering of stress responses in nonhuman primates: maternal regulation of the development of emotional regulatory brain circuits. Social Neuroscience, 10(5), 512-526. doi: 10.1080/17470919.2015.1087426

K.M. McCormack, B.R. Howell, D.B. Guzman, C. Villongco, K. Pears, H. Kim, M.R. Gunnar, M.M. Sanchez (2015). The development of an instrument to measure global dimensions of maternal care in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). American journal of primatology, 77(1), 20-33.

B.R. Howell, A.P. Grand, K.M. McCormack, Y. Shi, J.L. LaPrarie, D. Maestripieri, M.A. Styner, M.M. Sanchez (2014). Early adverse experience increases emotional reactivity in juvenile rhesus macaques: Relation to amygdala volume. Developmental psychobiology, 56(8), 1735-1746.

B.L. Callaghan, R.M. Sullivan, B.R. Howell, N. Tottenham (2014). The international society for developmental psychobiology Sackler symposium: Early adversity and the maturation of emotion circuits – A cross-species analysis. Developmental Psychogiology, 56(8), 1635- 1650.

B.R. Howell, J.R. Godfrey, D.A. Gutman, V. Michopoulos, X. Zhang, G. Nair, X. Hu, M.E. Wilson, M.M. Sanchez (2013) Social subordination stress and serotonin transporter polymorphisms: associations with brain white matter tract integrity and behavior in juvenile female macaques. Cerebral Cortex. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bht187 

B.R. Howell, K.M. McCormack, A.P. Grand, X. Zhang, D. Maestripieri, X. Hu, M.M. Sanchez (2013) Long-term alterations in brain white matter microstructure detected with diffusion tensor imaging in adolescent rhesus monkeys exposed to early life stress: associations with high cortisol during infancy. Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders. 3:21. doi:10.1186/2045- 5380-3-21

B.R. Howell, M.M. Sanchez (2011) Understanding Behavioral Effects of Early Life Stress Using the Reactive Scope and Allostatic Load Models. Special issue of Development and Psychopathology, Invited contribution, 23: 1001–1016.