Mary Ellen Lynch, Ph.D.
Projects: Dr. Lynch has been a co-investigator on federally-funded longitudinal projects on effects of prenatal alcohol, cocaine and tobacco on development. She is currently involved in prevention and education efforts for the project.
Brown, J.V., Bakeman, R., Coles, C.D., Platzman, K.A., & Lynch, M.E. (2004). Prenatal cocaine exposure: A comparison of 2-year-old children in parental and nonparental care. Child Development, 75 (4), 1282-1295.
Ma, X., Coles, C.D., Lynch, M.E., LaConte, S., Zurkiya, O. Wang, D., & Hu, X. (2005). Evaluation of corpus callosum anisotropy in young adults with fetal alcohol syndrome according to diffusion tensor imaging. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 29, 1214-1222.
Howell, K.K., Lynch, M.E., Platzman, K.A., Smith, G.H., & Coles, C.D. (2006). Prenatal alcohol exposure and ability, academic achievement, and school functioning in adolescence: A longitudinal follow-up. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31, 116-126.
Kable, J.A., Coles, C.D., Lynch, M.E., & Platzman, K. (2008). Physiological responses to social and cognitive challenges in 8-year-olds with a history of prenatal cocaine exposure. Developmental Psychobiology, 50, 251-265.
Berg, J.P., Lynch, M.E., & Coles, C.D. (2008). Increased mortality among women who drank alcohol during pregnancy. Alcohol, 42, 603-610.
Li, L., Coles, C.D., Lynch, M.E., & Hu, X. (2009). Voxelwise and skeleton-based region of interest analysis of fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in young adults. Human Brain Mapping, 30 (10), 3265-3274.
Kable, J.A., Coles, C.D., Lynch, M.E., & Carroll, J.A. (2009). The impact of maternal smoking on fast auditory brain stem responses. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 31, 216-224.
Li, Z., Coles, C.D., Lynch, M.E., Hamann, S., Peltier, S., LaConte, S., Hu, X. (2009). Prenatal cocaine exposure alters emotional arousal regulation and its effects on working memory. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 31 (6), 342-348.
Li, Z., Santhanam, P., Coles, C.D., Lynch, M.E., Hamann, S., Peltier, S., & Hu, X (2011, in press). Increased “default mode” activity in adolescents prenatally exposed to cocaine. Human Brain Mapping.
Lynch, M.E., Johnson, K.J., Kable, J.A., Carroll, & Coles, C.D. (2011, in press). Smoking in pregnancy and parenting stress: Maternal psychological symptoms and socioeconomic status as potential mediating variables. Nicotine and Tobacco Research