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Sunah Hwang

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM-PEDS

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    1. Hannan KE, Bourque SL, Passarella M, Radack J, Formanowski B, Lorch SA, Hwang SS. The association of maternal country/region of origin and nativity with infant mortality rate among Hispanic preterm infants. J Perinatol. 2024 Feb; 44(2):179-186. PMID: 38233581.
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    2. Bourque SL, Weikel BW, Hwang SS. Prevalence and Predictors of Early Intervention Referral Among Substance-Exposed Newborns. Hosp Pediatr. 2023 10 01; 13(10):945-953. PMID: 37750209.
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    3. Bourque SL, Williams VN, Scott J, Hwang SS. The Role of Distance from Home to Hospital on Parental Experience in the NICU: A Qualitative Study. Children (Basel). 2023 Sep 20; 10(9). PMID: 37761537.
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    4. Klawetter S, Weikel B, Roybal K, Cetin N, Uretsky MC, Bourque SL, Hall A, Hwang SS, Neu M, Palau MA, Scott J, Shah P, Greenfield JC. Social Determinants of Health and Parenting Self-Efficacy Among Mothers of Preterm Infants. J Soc Social Work Res. 2023; 14(2):411-429. PMID: 37441191.
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    5. Hwang SS, Bourque SL, Hannan KE, Passarella M, Radack J, Formanowski B, Lorch SA. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Among US Infants Born Preterm. J Pediatr. 2023 09; 260:113498. PMID: 37211205.
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    6. Hwang SS, Weikel BW, Palau MA, Greenfield JC, Klawetter S, Neu M, Roybal KL, Scott J, Shah P, Bourque SL. NICU Visitation Time and Adherence to Safe Sleep Practices Among Mothers of Very Preterm Infants. Adv Neonatal Care. 2023 Aug 01; 23(4):365-376. PMID: 37036938.
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    7. Weikel BW, Klawetter S, Bourque SL, Hannan KE, Roybal K, Soondarotok M, St Pierre M, Fraiman YS, Hwang SS. Defining an Infant's Race and Ethnicity: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics. 2023 01 01; 151(1). PMID: 36575917.
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    8. Moon RY, Moon RY, Abu Jawdeh EG, Carlin RF, Colvin JD, Goodstein MH, Hand I, Hauck FR, Hwang SS. Author Response: Reply to: Re: Technical Report for Updated 2022 Recommendations for Reducing Infant Deaths in the Sleep Environment. Pediatrics. 2022 12 01; 150(6). PMID: 36443224.
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    9. Moon RY, Abu Jawdeh EG, Carlin RF, Colvin J, Goodstein MH, Hand I, Hauck FR, Hwang SS. Author Response: Reply to: Wrong Assignment of Strength of Recommendations in AAP Policy Statement. Pediatrics. 2022 11 01; 150(5). PMID: 36316273.
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    10. Hannan KE, Hwang SS, Bourque SL. Birth Outcomes of Infants Born to Mothers With Disability: A Population at Risk. Pediatrics. 2022 09 01; 150(3). PMID: 35934719.
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    11. Stern JE, Farland LV, Hwang SS, Dukhovny D, Coddington CC, Cabral HJ, Missmer SA, Declercq E, Diop H. Assisted Reproductive Technology or Infertility: What underlies adverse outcomes? Lessons from the Massachusetts Outcome Study of Assisted Reproductive Technology. F S Rev. 2022 Oct; 3(4):242-255. PMID: 36505962.
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    12. Hwang SS. Assisted reproductive technology and childhood morbidity: How should we measure the risk and what amount of risk is meaningful? Fertil Steril. 2022 08; 118(2):369-370. PMID: 35786306.
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    13. Bourque SL, Weikel BW, Palmer C, Cataldi JR, Blackwell S, Hwang SS. Prevalence and Predictors of Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance. Am J Perinatol. 2023 01; 40(1):106-114. PMID: 35554887.
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    14. Greenfield JC, Weikel BW, Bourque SL, Hwang SS, Klawetter S, Roybal KL, Palau MA, Scott J, Shah P, Brown K, Neu M. Comparisons of Three Measures of Maternal Engagement Activities in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Nurs Res. 2022 May-Jun 01; 71(3):241-249. PMID: 35149629.
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    15. Hannan KE, Bourque SL, Palmer C, Tong S, Hwang SS. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Medical Complexity and In-Hospital Death Among US-Born VLBW Infants. Hosp Pediatr. 2022 05 01; 12(5):463-474. PMID: 35466354.
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    16. Farland LV, Liu CL, Diop H, Cabral HJ, Missmer SA, Coddington CC, Hwang SS, Stern JE. Hospitalizations up to 8 years following delivery in assisted reproductive technology-treated and subfertile women. Fertil Steril. 2022 03; 117(3):593-602. PMID: 35058044.
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    17. Farland LV, Stern JE, Hwang SS, Liu CL, Cabral H, Knowlton R, Gershman ST, Coddington CC, Missmer SA. History of cancer and fertility treatment outcomes: a registry linkage study in Massachusetts. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2022 Feb; 39(2):517-526. PMID: 35037166.
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    18. Hwang SS. The Limitations of Race/Ethnicity Categories in Reporting and Addressing (Disparities in Perinatal Health Outcomes. J Pediatr. 2022 01; 240:9-10. PMID: 34752808.
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    19. Hwang SS, Weikel BW, Hannan KE, Bourque SL. Impact of Coronavirus Disease-19 "Stay-At-Home" Orders on Preterm Birth in Colorado. J Pediatr. 2022 Mar; 242:238-241.e1. PMID: 34717961.
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    20. Witt RE, Colvin BN, Lenze SN, Forbes ES, Parker MGK, Hwang SS, Rogers CE, Colson ER. Lived experiences of stress of Black and Hispanic mothers during hospitalization of preterm infants in neonatal intensive care units. J Perinatol. 2022 02; 42(2):195-201. PMID: 34663902.
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    21. Weikel BW, Palau MA, Hwang SS. Ethnic Disparities in the Care of Opioid-Exposed Newborns in Colorado Birthing Hospitals. Hosp Pediatr. 2021 11; 11(11):1190-1198. PMID: 34649934.
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    22. Hwang SS, Tong S, Pyle L, Battaglia C, McManus B, Niermeyer S, Sauaia A. Impact of State Prioritization of Safe Infant Sleep Programs on Supine Sleep Positioning for Non-Hispanic White and Non-Hispanic Black Infants. Am J Perinatol. 2023 09; 40(12):1279-1285. PMID: 34544194.
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    23. Bourque SL, Weikel BW, Palau MA, Greenfield JC, Hall A, Klawetter S, Neu M, Scott J, Shah P, Roybal KL, Hwang SS. The Association of Social Factors and Time Spent in the NICU for Mothers of Very Preterm Infants. Hosp Pediatr. 2021 09; 11(9):988-996. PMID: 34426486.
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    24. Colvin BN, Parker MG, Hwang SS, Forbes ES, Brown K, Colson ER. Perspectives about Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure from Mothers of Premature Infants. Am J Perinatol. 2023 06; 40(8):906-911. PMID: 34396497.
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    25. Truong C, Juhl A, Hwang SS. Risk factors for postpartum depressive symptoms among mothers of Colorado-born preterm infants. J Perinatol. 2021 08; 41(8):2028-2037. PMID: 34035446.
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    26. Hwang SS. Commentary on Shi et al: Prenatal cannabis use and infant health - the search for clarity and consistency. Addiction. 2021 11; 116(11):3080-3081. PMID: 33945197.
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    27. Hwang SS. The Call to Translate Data Into Action to Prevent Infant Death. Pediatrics. 2021 05; 147(5). PMID: 33906931.
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    28. Hannan KE, Bourque SL, Palmer C, Tong S, Hwang SS. Prevalence and Predictors of Medical Complexity in a National Sample of VLBW Infants. Hosp Pediatr. 2021 05; 11(5):525-535. PMID: 33906959.
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    29. Bourque SL, Weikel BW, Crispe K, Hwang SS. Association of Rural and Frontier Residence with Very Preterm and Very Low Birth Weight Delivery in Nonlevel III NICUs. Am J Perinatol. 2023 01; 40(1):35-41. PMID: 33878765.
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    30. Stern JE, Liu CL, Hwang SS, Dukhovny D, Farland LV, Diop H, Coddington CC, Cabral H. Influence of Placental Abnormalities and Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension in Prematurity Associated with Various Assisted Reproductive Technology Techniques. J Clin Med. 2021 Apr 14; 10(8). PMID: 33919833.
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    31. Parker MG, Hwang SS. Quality improvement approaches to reduce racial/ethnic disparities in the neonatal intensive care unit. Semin Perinatol. 2021 06; 45(4):151412. PMID: 33865628.
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    32. Hwang SS, Tong S, Smith RA, Barfield WD, Pyle L, Battaglia C, McManus B, Niermeyer S, Sauaia A. Persistent Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Supine Sleep Positioning among US Preterm Infants, 2000-2015. J Pediatr. 2021 06; 233:51-57.e3. PMID: 33676934.
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    33. Dukhovny D, Hwang SS, Gopal D, Cabral HJ, Diop H, Stern JE. Association of maternal fertility status and receipt of fertility treatment with healthcare utilization in infants up to age four. J Perinatol. 2021 10; 41(10):2408-2416. PMID: 33649443.
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    34. Stern JE, Liu CL, Cui X, Gopal D, Cabral HJ, Coddington CC, Missmer SA, Hwang SS, Farland LV, Dukhovny D, Diop H. Optimizing the control group for evaluating ART outcomes: can outpatient claims data yield a better control group? J Assist Reprod Genet. 2021 May; 38(5):1089-1100. PMID: 33606146.
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    35. Townsend SF, Hodapp CD, Weikel B, Hwang SS. Shifting the care paradigm for opioid-exposed newborns in Southern Colorado. J Perinatol. 2021 06; 41(6):1372-1380. PMID: 33288868.
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    36. Hwang SS, Parker MG, Colvin BN, Forbes ES, Brown K, Colson ER. Understanding the barriers and facilitators to safe infant sleep for mothers of preterm infants. J Perinatol. 2021 08; 41(8):1992-1999. PMID: 33288866.
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    37. Farland LV, Stern JE, Hwang SS, Liu CL, Cabral H, Knowlton R, Gershman ST, Coddington CC, Missmer SA. Early-life cancer, infertility, and risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes: a registry linkage study in Massachusetts. Cancer Causes Control. 2021 Feb; 32(2):169-180. PMID: 33247354.
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    38. Hwang SS, Dukhovny D, Gopal D, Cabral H, Farland LV, Stern JE. Sex differences in infant health following ART-treated, subfertile, and fertile deliveries. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2021 Jan; 38(1):211-218. PMID: 33185819.
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    39. Shah PV, Tong S, Hwang SS, Bourque SL. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Prenatal and Postnatal Counseling About Maternal and Infant Health-Promoting Practices Among Teen Mothers. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2021 Feb; 34(1):40-46. PMID: 33069872.
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    40. Hwang SS, Liu CL, Yu Q, Cui X, Diop H. Risk factors for emergency room use and rehospitalization among opioid-exposed newborns in Massachusetts. Birth. 2021 03; 48(1):26-35. PMID: 32888362.
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    41. Hwang SS, Weikel B, Adams J, Bourque SL, Cabrera J, Griffith N, Hall AM, Scott J, Smith D, Wheeler C, Woodard J, Wymore E. The Colorado Hospitals Substance Exposed Newborn Quality Improvement Collaborative: Standardization of Care for Opioid-Exposed Newborns Shortens Length of Stay and Reduces Number of Infants Requiring Opiate Therapy. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 09; 10(9):783-791. PMID: 32769086.
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    42. Hannan KE, Smith RA, Barfield WD, Hwang SS. Association between Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Admission and Supine Sleep Positioning, Breastfeeding, and Postnatal Smoking among Mothers of Late Preterm Infants. J Pediatr. 2020 12; 227:114-120.e1. PMID: 32698029.
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    43. Parker MG, Hwang SS, Forbes ES, Colvin BN, Brown KR, Colson ER. Use of the Theory of Planned Behavior Framework to Understand Breastfeeding Decision-Making Among Mothers of Preterm Infants. Breastfeed Med. 2020 10; 15(10):608-615. PMID: 32678988.
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    44. Stern JE, Liu CL, Hwang SS, Dukhovny D, Diop H, Cabral H. Contributions to prematurity of maternal health conditions, subfertility, and assisted reproductive technology. Fertil Steril. 2020 10; 114(4):828-836. PMID: 32624216.
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    45. Hannan KE, Hwang SS, Bourque SL. Readmissions among NICU graduates: Who, when and why? Semin Perinatol. 2020 Jun; 44(4):151245. PMID: 32253024.
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    46. Neu M, Klawetter S, Greenfield JC, Roybal K, Scott JL, Hwang SS. Mothers' Experiences in the NICU Before Family-Centered Care and in NICUs Where It Is the Standard of Care. Adv Neonatal Care. 2020 Feb; 20(1):68-79. PMID: 31567314.
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    47. Stein Y, Hwang S, Liu CL, Diop H, Wymore E. The Association of Concomitant Maternal Marijuana Use on Health Outcomes for Opioid Exposed Newborns in Massachusetts, 2003-2009. J Pediatr. 2020 03; 218:238-242. PMID: 31843217.
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    48. Hwang SS, Dukhovny D, Gopal D, Cabral H, Diop H, Coddington CC, Stern JE. Health outcomes for Massachusetts infants after fresh versus frozen embryo transfer. Fertil Steril. 2019 11; 112(5):900-907. PMID: 31466699.
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    49. Beard L, Levek C, Hwang S, Grover T. Prediction of Nonelective Central Venous Catheter Removal in Medically Complex Neonates. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2019 Jul-Aug; 4(4):e179. PMID: 31572882.
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    50. Burris HH, Wright CJ, Kirpalani H, Collins JW, Lorch SA, Elovitz MA, Hwang SS. The promise and pitfalls of precision medicine to resolve black-white racial disparities in preterm birth. Pediatr Res. 2020 01; 87(2):221-226. PMID: 31382269.
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    51. Klawetter S, Greenfield JC, Speer SR, Brown K, Hwang SS. An integrative review: maternal engagement in the neonatal intensive care unit and health outcomes for U.S.-born preterm infants and their parents. AIMS Public Health. 2019; 6(2):160-183. PMID: 31297402.
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    52. Burris HH, Hwang SS, Collins JW, Kirpalani H, Wright CJ. Re-conceptualizing Associations between Race and Morbidities of Extreme Prematurity. J Pediatr. 2019 04; 207:10-14.e1. PMID: 30723017.
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    53. Bourque SL, Levek C, Melara DL, Grover TR, Hwang SS. Prevalence and Predictors of Back-Transport Closer to Maternal Residence After Acute Neonatal Care in a Regional NICU. Matern Child Health J. 2019 Feb; 23(2):212-219. PMID: 30255218.
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    54. Palau MA, Meier MR, Brinton JT, Hwang SS, Roosevelt GE, Parker TA. The impact of parental primary language on communication in the neonatal intensive care unit. J Perinatol. 2019 02; 39(2):307-313. PMID: 30531932.
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    55. Dukhovny D, Hwang SS, Gopal D, Cabral H, Missmer S, Diop H, Declercq E, Stern JE. Length of stay and cost of birth hospitalization: effects of subfertility and ART. J Perinatol. 2018 11; 38(11):1457-1465. PMID: 30166621.
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    56. Hwang SS, Burris HH, Collins JW, Kirpalani H, Wright CJ. Moving beyond race and ethnicity to understand the effect of inhaled nitric oxide on bronchopulmonary dysplasia prevention. J Pediatr. 2018 10; 201:298-300. PMID: 30029858.
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    57. Hwang SS, Dukhovny D, Gopal D, Cabral H, Missmer S, Diop H, Declercq E, Stern JE. Health of Infants After ART-Treated, Subfertile, and Fertile Deliveries. Pediatrics. 2018 08; 142(2). PMID: 29970386.
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    58. Stern JE, Liu CL, Cabral HJ, Richards EG, Coddington CC, Hwang S, Dukhovny D, Diop H, Missmer SA. Birth outcomes of singleton vaginal deliveries to ART-treated, subfertile, and fertile primiparous women. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2018 Sep; 35(9):1585-1593. PMID: 29926374.
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    59. Hwang SS, Melvin P, Diop H, Settle M, Mourad J, Gupta M. Implementation of safe sleep practices in Massachusetts NICUs: a state-wide QI collaborative. J Perinatol. 2018 05; 38(5):593-599. PMID: 29410541.
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    60. Hannan KE, Juhl AL, Hwang SS. Impact of NICU admission on Colorado-born late preterm infants: breastfeeding initiation, continuation and in-hospital breastfeeding practices. J Perinatol. 2018 05; 38(5):557-566. PMID: 29371628.
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    61. Bourque SL, Hwang SS. Underuse Versus Overuse of Neonatal Intensive Care: What Is the Right Amount? J Pediatr. 2018 01; 192:5-6. PMID: 29126596.
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    62. Hwang SS, Diop H, Liu CL, Yu Q, Babakhanlou-Chase H, Cui X, Kotelchuck M. Maternal Substance Use Disorders and Infant Outcomes in the First Year of Life among Massachusetts Singletons, 2003-2010. J Pediatr. 2017 12; 191:69-75. PMID: 29050752.
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    63. Hwang SS, Corwin MJ. Safe Infant Sleep Practices: Parental Engagement, Education, and Behavior Change. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Aug 01; 46(8):e291-e296. PMID: 28806465.
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    64. Kirkley MJ, Hwang SS. Is high-flow nasal cannula noninferior to nasal CPAP for the initial management of preterm infants? Acta Paediatr. 2017 09; 106(9):1537. PMID: 28419601.
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    65. Hwang SS, Rybin DV, Kerr SM, Heeren TC, Colson ER, Corwin MJ. Predictors of Maternal Trust in Doctors About Advice on Infant Care Practices: The SAFE Study. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Sep - Oct; 17(7):762-769. PMID: 28315416.
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    66. Hwang SS, Rybin DV, Heeren TC, Colson ER, Corwin MJ. Trust in Sources of Advice about Infant Care Practices: The SAFE Study. Matern Child Health J. 2016 09; 20(9):1956-64. PMID: 27129949.
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    67. Hwang SS, Lu E, Cui X, Diop H, Barfield WD, Manning SE. Home care practices for preterm and term infants after hospital discharge in Massachusetts, 2007 to 2010. J Perinatol. 2015 Oct; 35(10):880-4. PMID: 26248131.
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    68. Hwang SS, O'Sullivan A, Fitzgerald E, Melvin P, Gorman T, Fiascone JM. Implementation of safe sleep practices in the neonatal intensive care unit. J Perinatol. 2015 Oct; 35(10):862-6. PMID: 26156063.
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    69. Hwang SS, Barfield WD, Smith RA, Morrow B, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Prince CB, Smith VC, McCormick MC. Discharge timing, outpatient follow-up, and home care of late-preterm and early-term infants. Pediatrics. 2013 Jul; 132(1):101-8. PMID: 23733794.
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    70. Smith VC, Hwang SS, Dukhovny D, Young S, Pursley DM. Neonatal intensive care unit discharge preparation, family readiness and infant outcomes: connecting the dots. J Perinatol. 2013 Jun; 33(6):415-21. PMID: 23492936.
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    71. Hwang SS, Smith VC, McCormick MC, Barfield WD. The association between maternal oral health experiences and risk of preterm birth in 10 states, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, 2004-2006. Matern Child Health J. 2012 Nov; 16(8):1688-95. PMID: 21847677.
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    72. Hwang SS, Smith VC, McCormick MC, Barfield WD. Racial/ethnic disparities in maternal oral health experiences in 10 states, pregnancy risk assessment monitoring system, 2004-2006. Matern Child Health J. 2011 Aug; 15(6):722-9. PMID: 20652385.
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