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Kathryn E. Gustafson, MS, PhD

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor in the Department of Pediatrics
Division: 
Child & Family Mental Health & Community Psychiatry
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Office: 402 Trent Drive, DUMC Box 3364, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC DUMC Box 3364, 402 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710

My scholarly interests and expertise are in pediatric neurodevelopmental outcomes assessment and research as well as child and parent coping with chronic childhood illness. I collaborated with Dr. Robert Thompson on a research program investigating the transactional biopsychosocial model of adaptation to pediatric conditions in children and families. Our research program was funded by the NIH and culminated in the publication of our book, Adaptation to Chronic Childhood Illness. In addition, because of my expertise in neurodevelopmental functioning, I collaborate with the Division of Neonatology and the Duke Neonatal-Perinatal Research Unit on neurodevelopmental outcomes research with high-risk infants, toddlers, and school-age children. I am a gold standard psychology consultant to the Neonatal Research Network (NRN) of the NIH/NICHD, train and certify psychologists around the country in infant and toddler developmental assessment, and serve as consultant for protocol development.  In addition, I collaborate with colleagues in Pediatric Ophthalmology to investigate preterm optic nerve anatomy assessed via optical coherence tomography imaging and the association with neurodevelopment. I am also involved in investigations of umbilical cord blood stem cell transplant for young children with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, and inborn errors of metabolism with colleagues in the Blood and Marrow Transplantation program.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, 0018
  • M.S., Ohio State University, 0018

Publications

Kajfez, R. L., K. M. Kecskemety, E. S. Miller, K. E. Gustafson, K. L. Meyers, G. W. Bucks, and K. Tanner. “First-year engineering students' perceptions of engineering disciplines: A qualitative investigation.” International Journal of Engineering Education 34, no. 1 (January 1, 2018): 88–96.

Scholars@Duke

Pappas, Athina, Ira Adams-Chapman, Seetha Shankaran, Scott A. McDonald, Barbara J. Stoll, Abbot R. Laptook, Waldemar A. Carlo, et al. “Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Outcomes in Extremely Premature Neonates With Ventriculomegaly in the Absence of Periventricular-Intraventricular Hemorrhage.” Jama Pediatr 172, no. 1 (January 1, 2018): 32–42. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.3545.

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Sun, Jessica M., Allen W. Song, Laura E. Case, Mohamad A. Mikati, Kathryn E. Gustafson, Ryan Simmons, Ricki Goldstein, et al. “Effect of Autologous Cord Blood Infusion on Motor Function and Brain Connectivity in Young Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial.” Stem Cells Transl Med 6, no. 12 (December 2017): 2071–78. https://doi.org/10.1002/sctm.17-0102.

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Carter, Judith, Noel Dwyer, Julie Roselund, Karen Cote, Phoebe Chase, Kathleen Martorana, Kathryn Gustafson, Emily Bergling, Radhika Kamalia, and Michele DeGrazia. “Systematic Changes to Help Parentsof Medically Complex Infants Manage Medical Expenses.” Adv Neonatal Care 17, no. 6 (December 2017): 461–69. https://doi.org/10.1097/ANC.0000000000000447.

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James, Jennifer, David Munson, Sara B. DeMauro, John C. Langer, April R. Dworetz, Girija Natarajan, Margarita Bidegain, et al. “Outcomes of Preterm Infants following Discussions about Withdrawal or Withholding of Life Support.” J Pediatr 190 (November 2017): 118-123.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.05.056.

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Tan, Queenie K-G, Allyn McConkie-Rosell, Jane Juusola, Kathryn E. Gustafson, Carolyn E. Pizoli, Anne F. Buckley, and Yong-Hui Jiang. “The importance of managing the patient and not the gene: expanded phenotype of GLE1-associated arthrogryposis.” Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud 3, no. 6 (November 2017). https://doi.org/10.1101/mcs.a002063.

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Peralta-Carcelen, Myriam, Waldemar A. Carlo, Athina Pappas, Yvonne E. Vaucher, Keith Owen Yeates, Vivien A. Phillips, Kathryn E. Gustafson, et al. “Behavioral Problems and Socioemotional Competence at 18 to 22 Months of Extremely Premature Children.” Pediatrics 139, no. 6 (June 2017). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-1043.

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Younge, Noelle, Ricki F. Goldstein, Carla M. Bann, Susan R. Hintz, Ravi M. Patel, P Brian Smith, Edward F. Bell, et al. “Survival and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes among Periviable Infants.” N Engl J Med 376, no. 7 (February 16, 2017): 617–28. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1605566.

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Navarrete, Cristina T., Lisa A. Wrage, Waldemar A. Carlo, Michele C. Walsh, Wade Rich, Marie G. Gantz, Abhik Das, et al. “Growth Outcomes of Preterm Infants Exposed to Different Oxygen Saturation Target Ranges from Birth.” J Pediatr 176 (September 2016): 62-68.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.05.070.

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Younge, Noelle, P Brian Smith, Kathryn E. Gustafson, William Malcolm, Patricia Ashley, C Michael Cotten, Ronald N. Goldberg, and Ricki F. Goldstein. “Improved survival and neurodevelopmental outcomes among extremely premature infants born near the limit of viability.” Early Hum Dev 95 (April 2016): 5–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2016.01.015.

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