Abbey Alkon, RN, PhD, FAAN

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Interests

Publications

Bush NR, Caron ZK, Blackburn KS, Alkon A. Measuring Cardiac Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) Activity in Toddlers - Resting and Developmental Challenges. J Vis Exp. 2016; (108).
Waters SF, Boyce WT, Eskenazi B, Alkon A. The impact of maternal depression and overcrowded housing on associations between autonomic nervous system reactivity and externalizing behavior problems in vulnerable Latino children. Psychophysiology. 2016 Jan; 53(1):97-104.
Alkon A, Rose R, Wolff M, Kotch JB, Aronson SS. Health and Safety Checklist for Early Care and Education Programs to Assess Key National Health and Safety Standards. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Jan; 20(1):114-27.
Alkon A, Harley KG, Neilands TB, Tambellini K, Lustig RH, Boyce WT, Eskenazi B. Latino children's body mass index at 2-3.5 years predicts sympathetic nervous system activity at 5 years. Child Obes. 2014 Jun; 10(3):214-24.
Alkon A, Crowley AA, Neelon SE, Hill S, Pan Y, Nguyen V, Rose R, Savage E, Forestieri N, Shipman L, Kotch JB. Nutrition and physical activity randomized control trial in child care centers improves knowledge, policies, and children's body mass index. BMC Public Health. 2014; 14:215.
Alkon A, Boyce WT, Tran L, Harley KG, Neuhaus J, Eskenazi B. Prenatal adversities and Latino children's autonomic nervous system reactivity trajectories from 6 months to 5 years of age. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e86283.
Golinveaux J, Gerbert B, Cheng J, Duderstadt K, Alkon A, Mullen S, Lin B, Miller A, Zhan L. Oral health education for pediatric nurse practitioner students. J Dent Educ. 2013 May; 77(5):581-90.
Camarano L, Alkon A, Nachtigall RD, Schembri M, Weiss S, Croughan MS. Preterm delivery and low birth weight in singleton pregnancies conceived by women with and without a history of infertility. Fertil Steril. 2012 Sep; 98(3):681-686.e1.
Alkon A, Cole PS. Assessing Indiana's Health and Safety in early care and education programs: identifying areas for improvement. Matern Child Health J. 2012 Apr; 16(3):555-63.
Alkon A, Wolff B, Boyce WT; Maholmes, V. & King, R.B, Book Editors. Chapter 12: Poverty, Stress and Autonomic Reactivity in The Oxford Handbook of Poverty and Child Development. 2012.
Alkon A, Boyce WT, Davis NV, Eskenazi B. Developmental changes in autonomic nervous system resting and reactivity measures in Latino children from 6 to 60 months of age. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2011 Nov; 32(9):668-77.
Quirós-Alcalá L, Alkon AD, Boyce WT, Lippert S, Davis NV, Bradman A, Barr DB, Eskenazi B. Maternal prenatal and child organophosphate pesticide exposures and children's autonomic function. Neurotoxicology. 2011 Oct; 32(5):646-55.
Treadwell MJ, Alkon A, Styles L, Boyce WT. Autonomic nervous system reactivity: children with and without sickle cell disease. Nurs Res. 2011 May-Jun; 60(3):197-207.
Bush NR, Alkon A, Obradovic J, Stamperdahl J, Boyce WT. Differentiating challenge reactivity from psychomotor activity in studies of children's psychophysiology: considerations for theory and measurement. J Exp Child Psychol. 2011 Sep; 110(1):62-79.
Treadwell MJ, Alkon A, Quirolo KC, Boyce WT. Stress reactivity as a moderator of family stress, physical and mental health, and functional impairment for children with sickle cell disease. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2010 Jul-Aug; 31(6):491-7.
Alkon A, To K, Mackie JF, Wolff M, Bernzweig J. Health and safety needs in early care and education programs: what do directors, child health records, and national standards tell us? Public Health Nurs. 2010 Jan-Feb; 27(1):3-16.
Alkon A, Bernzweig J, To K, Wolff M, Mackie JF. Child care health consultation improves health and safety policies and practices. Acad Pediatr. 2009 Sep-Oct; 9(5):366-70.
Alkon A, To K, Wolff M, Mackie JF, Bernzweig J. Assessing health and safety in early care and education programs: development of the CCHP health and safety checklist. J Pediatr Health Care. 2008 Nov-Dec; 22(6):368-77.
Alkon A, Bernzweig J, To K, Mackie JF, Wolff M, Elman J. Child care health consultation programs in California: models, services, and facilitators. Public Health Nurs. 2008 Mar-Apr; 25(2):126-39.
Ward TM, Gay C, Alkon A, Anders TF, Lee KA. Nocturnal sleep and daytime nap behaviors in relation to salivary cortisol levels and temperament in preschool-age children attending child care. Biol Res Nurs. 2008 Jan; 9(3):244-53.
Ward TM, Gay C, Anders TF, Alkon A, Lee KA. Sleep and napping patterns in 3-to-5-year old children attending full-day childcare centers. J Pediatr Psychol. 2008 Jul; 33(6):666-72.
Wayne W, Alkon A, Buchanan E. Creating a state strategic plan for integrating services for children using multiple qualitative methods. Matern Child Health J. 2008 Jan; 12(1):15-23.
Lee SY, Lee KA, Rankin SH, Weiss SJ, Alkon A. Sleep disturbance, fatigue, and stress among Chinese-American parents with ICU hospitalized infants. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2007 Jun; 28(6):593-605.
Sligar K, Savitz M, Schapiro NA, Alkon A, Martin H, Humphreys J. Development of the Child Health Indicator Assessment (CHIA) in a community-based nurse-managed center. Pediatr Nurs. 2007 Mar-Apr; 33(2):129-34.
Boyce WT, Essex MJ, Alkon A, Goldsmith HH, Kraemer HC, Kupfer DJ. Early father involvement moderates biobehavioral susceptibility to mental health problems in middle childhood. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2006 Dec; 45(12):1510-20.
Quas JA, Carrick N, Alkon A, Goldstein L, Boyce WT. Children's memory for a mild stressor: the role of sympathetic activation and parasympathetic withdrawal. Dev Psychobiol. 2006 Dec; 48(8):686-702.
Farrer J, Alkon A, To K. Child care health consultation programs: barriers and recommendations. Matern Child Health J. 2007 Mar; 11(2):111-8.
Alkon A, Lippert S, Vujan N, Rodriquez ME, Boyce WT, Eskenazi B. The ontogeny of autonomic measures in 6- and 12-month-old infants. Dev Psychobiol. 2006 Apr; 48(3):197-208.
Pearson SR, Alkon A, Treadwell M, Wolff B, Quirolo K, Boyce WT. Autonomic reactivity and clinical severity in children with sickle cell disease. Clin Auton Res. 2005 Dec; 15(6):400-7.
Lee SY, Lee KA, Rankin SH, Alkon A, Weiss SJ. Acculturation and stress in Chinese-American parents of infants cared for in the intensive care unit. Adv Neonatal Care. 2005 Dec; 5(6):315-28.
Dietrich KN, Eskenazi B, Schantz S, Yolton K, Rauh VA, Johnson CB, Alkon A, Canfield RL, Pessah IN, Berman RF. Principles and practices of neurodevelopmental assessment in children: lessons learned from the Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research. Environ Health Perspect. 2005 Oct; 113(10):1437-46.
Alkon A, Farrer J, Bernzweig J. Child care health consultants' roles and responsibilities: focus group findings. Pediatr Nurs. 2004 Jul-Aug; 30(4):315-21.
Alkon A, Goldstein LH, Smider N, Essex MJ, Kupfer DJ, Boyce WT. Developmental and contextual influences on autonomic reactivity in young children. Dev Psychobiol. 2003 Jan; 42(1):64-78.
Boyce WT, Essex MJ, Alkon A, Smider NA, Pickrell T, Kagan J. Temperament, tympanum, and temperature: four provisional studies of the biobehavioral correlates of tympanic membrane temperature asymmetries. Child Dev. 2002 May-Jun; 73(3):718-33.
Boyce WT, Quas J, Alkon A, Smider NA, Essex MJ, Kupfer DJ. Autonomic reactivity and psychopathology in middle childhood. Br J Psychiatry. 2001 Aug; 179:144-50.
Alkon A, Tschann JM, Ruane SH, Wolff M, Hittner A. A violence-prevention and evaluation project with ethnically diverse populations. Am J Prev Med. 2001 Jan; 20(1 Suppl):48-55.
Quas JA, Hong M, Alkon A, Boyce WT. Dissociations between psychobiologic reactivity and emotional expression in children. Dev Psychobiol. 2000 Nov; 37(3):153-75.
Alkon A, Ragland DR, Tschann JM, Genevro JL, Kaiser P, Boyce WT. Injuries in child care centers: gender-environment interactions. Inj Prev. 2000 Sep; 6(3):214-8.
Alkon A, Genevro JL, Tschann JM, Kaiser P, Ragland DR, Boyce WT. The epidemiology of injuries in 4 child care centers. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999 Dec; 153(12):1248-54.
Alkon A, Boyce JC. Health assessment in child care centers: parent and staff perceptions. Pediatr Nurs. 1999 Jul-Aug; 25(4):439-42.
Tschann JM, Kaiser P, Chesney MA, Alkon A, Boyce WT. Resilience and vulnerability among preschool children: family functioning, temperament, and behavior problems. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1996 Feb; 35(2):184-92.
Boyce WT, Alkon A, Tschann JM, Chesney MA, Alpert BS. Dimensions of psychobiologic reactivity: Cardiovascular responses to laboratory stressors in preschool children. Ann Behav Med. 1995 Dec; 17(4):315-23.
Boyce WT, Chesney M, Alkon A, Tschann JM, Adams S, Chesterman B, Cohen F, Kaiser P, Folkman S, Wara D. Psychobiologic reactivity to stress and childhood respiratory illnesses: results of two prospective studies. Psychosom Med. 1995 Sep-Oct; 57(5):411-22.
Alkon A, Genevro JL, Kaiser PJ, Tschann JM, Chesney M, Boyce WT. Injuries in child-care centers: rates, severity, and etiology. Pediatrics. 1994 Dec; 94(6 Pt 2):1043-6.
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