Alexis Deavenport-Saman, DrPH, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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  • Similar early intervention referral rates following in-person administration of the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, 4th Edition versus Telehealth Administration of the Developmental Assessment in Young Children, 2nd Edition in the high-risk infant population Early Hum Dev. 2024 Mar; 190:105971. . View in PubMed
  • Mediation of Parental Aggravation in the Association Between ADHD Severity and Electronic Media Use: A National Survey of Children’s Health Study J Atten Disord. 2024 Jan; 28(2):127-138. . View in PubMed
  • Hyperactivity and Impulsivity Symptoms Mediate the Association Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Reading Achievement: A LONGSCAN Cohort Study Child Psychiatry Hum Dev. 2023 Dec 23. . View in PubMed
  • Exploring Racial and Ethnic Differences in Parent-Reported Strengths in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2023 Jun 01. . View in PubMed
  • Adverse Effects of a-2 Adrenergic Agonists and Stimulants in Preschool-age Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network Study J Pediatr. 2023 06; 257:113325. . View in PubMed
  • Receipt of Behavioral Therapy in Preschool-Age Children with ADHD and Coexisting Conditions: A DBPNet Study J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2023 12 01; 44(9):e651-e656. . View in PubMed
  • “She Is Stand-Offish Like That”: Black Adults’ Recognition of Child Behaviors Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2023 09 01; 44(7):e486-e492. . View in PubMed
  • J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2023 09 01; 44(7):e447-e454. . View in PubMed
  • Effects of Sex, Race, and Ethnicity on Primary and Subspecialty Healthcare Use by Autistic Children in Florida: A Longitudinal Retrospective Cohort Study (2012-2018) Res Autism Spectr Disord. 2022 Jun; 94. . View in PubMed
  • Association of Coexisting Conditions, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Medication Choice, and Likelihood of Improvement in Preschool-Age Children: A Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network Study J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2022 08; 32(6):328-336. . View in PubMed
  • Health Equity and Enrollment in Preventive Parenting Programs: A Qualitative Study of Filipino Parents Evid Based Pract Child Adolesc Ment Health. 2022; 7(2):245-259. . View in PubMed
  • Sex Differences in Co-occurring Conditions Among Autistic Children and Youth in Florida: A Retrospective Cohort Study (2012-2019) J Autism Dev Disord. 2021 Oct; 51(10):3759-3765. . View in PubMed
  • A pilot project: handwashing educational intervention decreases incidence of respiratory and diarrheal illnesses in a rural Malawi orphanage Glob Health Promot. 2021 09; 28(3):14-22. . View in PubMed
  • Risk Factors for Parenting Stress in Parents of Children Treated with Laser Surgery for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome 2 Years Postpartum Am J Perinatol. 2021 07; 38(9):944-951. . View in PubMed
  • Not just at school: Inclusion of children with autism spectrum disorder in a weight management program in a community pediatric setting Autism. 2021 04; 25(3):642-655. . View in PubMed
  • Effect of home environment on academic achievement in child protective service-involved children: Results from the second national survey of child and adolescent well-being study Child Abuse Negl. 2021 01; 111:104806. . View in PubMed
  • Navigating School-Based Special Education Services: A Self-Paced Virtual Learning Module MedEdPORTAL. 2021 02 24; 17:11108. . View in PubMed
  • a2-Adrenergic Agonists or Stimulants for Preschool-Age Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder JAMA. 2021 05 25; 325(20):2067-2075. . View in PubMed
  • Preschool Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Telephone Medication Management at Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Network Sites J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2021 08 01; 42(6):481-484. . View in PubMed
  • Maternal Depressive Symptoms and Developmental Delay at Age 2: A Diverse Population-Based Longitudinal Study Matern Child Health J. 2020 Oct; 24(10):1267-1277. . View in PubMed
  • Racial/ethnic minority children recently placed in the child welfare system: the impact of sociodemographic, medical and mental health factors on overweight /obesity Soc Work Health Care. 2020 08; 59(7):499-512. . View in PubMed
  • Assessing the Quality of the Systems of Care for Children with Congenital Zika Virus Infection and Other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities in the United States Pacific Island Territories Hawaii J Health Soc Welf. 2020 09 01; 79(9):279-284. . View in PubMed
  • Rapid Response and Code Events in Hospitalized Children on Home Mechanical Ventilation Respir Care. 2019 Dec; 64(12):1461-1468. . View in PubMed
  • Safely surrendered infants in Los Angeles County: A medically vulnerable population Child Care Health Dev. 2019 11; 45(6):861-866. . View in PubMed
  • Early Childhood Obesity Among Underserved Families: A Multilevel Community-Academic Partnership Am J Public Health. 2019 04; 109(4):593-596. . View in PubMed
  • Effect of personal activity trackers on weight loss in families enrolled in a comprehensive behavioral family-lifestyle intervention program in the Federally Qualified Health Center setting: a randomized controlled trial Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2017 Sep; 7:86-94. . View in PubMed
  • Parent-Reported Strengths in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Time of an Interdisciplinary Diagnostic Evaluation J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Apr; 38(3):181-186. . View in PubMed
  • Milestones and controversies in maternal and child health: examining a brief history of micronutrient fortification in the US J Perinatol. 2017 11; 37(11):1180-1184. . View in PubMed
  • Matern Child Health J. 2016 Feb; 20(2):306-14. . View in PubMed
  • In: Rubin L, Merrick M, Greydanus DE, Patel DR, edsHealth Care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the lifespan. Spina bifida. 2016; 847-872. . View in PubMed
  • Retrospective study of cumulative diagnostic radiation exposure during childhood in patients with spina bifida Disabil Health J. 2015 Oct; 8(4):642-5. . View in PubMed
  • J Acad Nutr Diet Developing Healthy Habits Through Exploration: Preschoolers and a trip to the supermarket. 2015; 115:A-68. . View in PubMed
  • Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice Pediatric Weight Management: An interprofessional team makes a difference. 2015; 1:53-54. . View in PubMed
  • J Pediatr Rehabil Med Preliminary Findings: Descriptive Analysis of HCT Services Provided to Adolescents and Emerging Adults with Spina Bifida. 2015; 8:260-261. . View in PubMed
  • Testing the Transition Preparation Training Program: Well-being of relationships outcomes J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2015; 8(3):235-46. . View in PubMed
  • In Rio LM: The hormone factor in mental health: Bridging the mind-body gap Child and adolescent hormonal health. 2014. . View in PubMed
  • Early identification of young children with hearing loss in federally qualified health centers J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2013 Jan; 34(1):15-21. . View in PubMed
  • Closing the gap in mammogram screening: an experimental intervention among low-income Hispanic women in community health clinics Health Educ Behav. 2011 Oct; 38(5):452-61. . View in PubMed
  • Health Beliefs of Low- income Hispanic Women: A Disparity in Mammogram Screening Am J Health Stud. 2010; 25:92-101. . View in PubMed