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Aisha Khizar Yousafzai, Ph.D.

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Dr. Yousafzai's work focuses on:

Developing new interventions and approaches to promote early child development with a particular interest in how to strengthen child and caregiving related outcomes through existing health, nutrition and education systems.
Understanding the implementation structures and processes for early childhood interventions to achieve sustainable impact at-scale.
Promoting capacity development in local communities, services and systems for the effective delivery of interventions to promote early child development.

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  1. Vieira-Meyer APGF, Morais APP, Santos HPGD, Yousafzai AK, Campelo ILB, Guimarães JMX. Violence in the neighborhood and mental health of community health workers in a Brazilian metropolis. Cad Saude Publica. 2023; 38(12):e00022122. PMID: 36651416.
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  2. Jeong J, Sullivan EF, McCann JK, McCoy DC, Yousafzai AK. Implementation characteristics of father-inclusive interventions in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2022 Dec 08. PMID: 36482863.
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  3. Ramos de Oliveira CV, Sudfeld CR, Muhihi A, McCoy DC, Fawzi WW, Masanja H, Yousafzai AK. Association of Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence With Maternal Depressive Symptoms and Early Childhood Socioemotional Development Among Mothers and Children in Rural Tanzania. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 12 01; 5(12):e2248836. PMID: 36580331.
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  4. Benipal PK, Ho B, Kaukab T, Rashid M, Bowry A, Yousafzai AK, Minhas RS. For the Parent, by the Parent: Creating a Program to Empower Parents of Refugee Background in Canada Using Novel Participatory Approaches. Children (Basel). 2022 Nov 24; 9(12). PMID: 36553260; PMCID: PMC9777196.
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  5. Draper CE, Klingberg S, Wrottesley SV, Milner K, Fisher J, Lakes KD, Yousafzai AK. Interventions to promote development in the next 1000?days: A mapping review. Child Care Health Dev. 2022 Nov 23. PMID: 36418186.
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  6. Rathore MA, Armstrong-Carter E, Siyal S, Yousafzai AK, Obradovic J. Pakistani preschoolers' number of older siblings and cognitive skills: Moderations by home stimulation and gender. J Fam Psychol. 2023 Feb; 37(1):132-142. PMID: 35913843.
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  7. Lewis TP, Aryal A, Mehata S, Thapa A, Yousafzai AK, Kruk ME. Best and worst performing health facilities: A positive deviance analysis of perceived drivers of primary care performance in Nepal. Soc Sci Med. 2022 09; 309:115251. PMID: 35961216; PMCID: PMC9458868.
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  8. Bliznashka L, Ahun MN, Velthausz D, Donco R, Karuskina-Drivdale S, Pinto J, Yousafzai AK, Jeong J. Effects of COVID-19 on child health services utilization and delivery in rural Mozambique: a qualitative study. Health Policy Plan. 2022 Jun 13; 37(6):737-746. PMID: 35077547; PMCID: PMC8807260.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  9. Verguet S, Bolongaita S, Morgan A, Perumal N, Sudfeld CR, Yousafzai AK, Fink G. Priority setting in early childhood development: an analytical framework for economic evaluation of interventions. BMJ Glob Health. 2022 06; 7(6). PMID: 35725241; PMCID: PMC9214350.
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  10. Obradovic J, Finch JE, Connolly C, Siyal S, Yousafzai AK. The unique relevance of executive functions and self-regulation behaviors for understanding early childhood experiences and preschoolers' outcomes in rural Pakistan. Dev Sci. 2022 11; 25(6):e13271. PMID: 35561073.
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  11. Kruk ME, Lewis TP, Arsenault C, Bhutta ZA, Irimu G, Jeong J, Lassi ZS, Sawyer SM, Vaivada T, Waiswa P, Yousafzai AK. Improving health and social systems for all children in LMICs: structural innovations to deliver high-quality services. Lancet. 2022 05 07; 399(10337):1830-1844. PMID: 35489361; PMCID: PMC9077444.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Bliznashka L, Perumal N, Yousafzai A, Sudfeld C. Diet and development among children aged 36-59 months in low-income countries. Arch Dis Child. 2022 08; 107(8):719-725. PMID: 34952837; PMCID: PMC9304107.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Bliznashka L, McCoy DC, Siyal S, Sudfeld CR, Fawzi WW, Yousafzai AK. Child diet and mother-child interactions mediate intervention effects on child growth and development. Matern Child Nutr. 2022 04; 18(2):e13308. PMID: 34905648; PMCID: PMC8932723.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Rochat TJ, Dube S, Herbst K, Hoegfeldt CA, Redinger S, Khoza T, Bland RM, Richter L, Linsell L, Desmond C, Yousafzai AK, Craske M, Juszczak E, Abas M, Edwards T, Ekers D, Stein A. An evaluation of a combined psychological and parenting intervention for HIV-positive women depressed in the perinatal period, to enhance child development and reduce maternal depression: study protocol for the Insika Yomama cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2021 Dec 13; 22(1):914. PMID: 34903257; PMCID: PMC8666837.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  15. Jeong J, Bliznashka L, Ahun MN, Karuskina-Drivdale S, Picolo M, Lalwani T, Pinto J, Frey M, Velthauz D, Donco R, Yousafzai AK. A pilot to promote early child development within health systems in Mozambique: a qualitative evaluation. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2022 03; 1509(1):161-183. PMID: 34859451; PMCID: PMC8978755.
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  16. Ho FK, Rao N, Tung KTS, Wong RS, Wong WHS, Tung JYL, Chua GT, Tso WWY, Bacon-Shone J, Wong ICK, Yousafzai A, Wright C, Ip P. Association of Early Nutritional Status With Child Development in the Asia Pacific Region. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 12 01; 4(12):e2139543. PMID: 34913975; PMCID: PMC8678697.
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  17. Bliznashka L, Udo IE, Sudfeld CR, Fawzi WW, Yousafzai AK. Associations between women's empowerment and child development, growth, and nurturing care practices in sub-Saharan Africa: A cross-sectional analysis of demographic and health survey data. PLoS Med. 2021 09; 18(9):e1003781. PMID: 34529666.
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  18. Jeong J, Ahun MN, Bliznashka L, Velthausz D, Donco R, Yousafzai AK. Barriers and facilitators to father involvement in early child health services: A qualitative study in rural Mozambique. Soc Sci Med. 2021 10; 287:114363. PMID: 34500322.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Yousafzai AK, Sudfeld CR, Franchett EE, Siyal S, Rehmani K, Bhamani S, Dai Q, Reyes CR, Fink G, Ponguta LA. Evaluating implementation of LEAPS, a youth-led early childhood care and education intervention in rural Pakistan: protocol for a stepped wedge cluster-randomized trial. Trials. 2021 Aug 17; 22(1):542. PMID: 34404454; PMCID: PMC8371849.
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  20. Armstrong-Carter E, Sulik MJ, Siyal S, Yousafzai AK, Obradovic J. Early and concurrent home stimulation: Unique and indirect links with fine motor skills among 4-year-old children in rural Pakistan. Dev Psychol. 2021 Jun; 57(6):888-899. PMID: 34424007.
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  21. Hasan ZH, Shaheen F, Rizvi A, Obradovic J, Yousafzai AK. Evaluating motor performance with the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of motor proficiency in impoverished Pakistani children. J Pak Med Assoc. 2021 Jun; 71(6):1556-1560. PMID: 34111071.
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  22. Bliznashka L, Yousafzai AK, Asheri G, Masanja H, Sudfeld CR. Effects of a community health worker delivered intervention on maternal depressive symptoms in rural Tanzania. Health Policy Plan. 2021 May 17; 36(4):473-483. PMID: 33313814; PMCID: PMC8128007.
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  23. Jeong J, Franchett EE, Ramos de Oliveira CV, Rehmani K, Yousafzai AK. Parenting interventions to promote early child development in the first three years of life: A global systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS Med. 2021 05; 18(5):e1003602. PMID: 33970913.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Sudfeld CR, Bliznashka L, Ashery G, Yousafzai AK, Masanja H. Effect of a home-based health, nutrition and responsive stimulation intervention and conditional cash transfers on child development and growth: a cluster-randomised controlled trial in Tanzania. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 04; 6(4). PMID: 33906847; PMCID: PMC8088247.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Regan M, Muhihi A, Nagu T, Aboud S, Ulenga N, Kaaya S, Fawzi MCS, Yousafzai AK, Mugusi F, Fawzi WW, Saxena S, Koenen K, Sudfeld CR. Depression and Viral Suppression Among Adults Living with HIV in Tanzania. AIDS Behav. 2021 Oct; 25(10):3097-3105. PMID: 33598866; PMCID: PMC8368084.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Jensen SK, Placencio-Castro M, Murray SM, Brennan RT, Goshev S, Farrar J, Yousafzai A, Rawlings LB, Wilson B, Habyarimana E, Sezibera V, Betancourt TS. Effect of a home-visiting parenting program to promote early childhood development and prevent violence: a cluster-randomized trial in Rwanda. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 01; 6(1). PMID: 33514591; PMCID: PMC7849888.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Barbot B, Hein S, Trentacosta C, Beckmann JF, Bick J, Crocetti E, Liu Y, Rao SF, Liew J, Overbeek G, Ponguta LA, Scheithauer H, Super C, Arnett J, Bukowski W, Cook TD, Côté J, Eccles JS, Eid M, Hiraki K, Johnson M, Juang L, Landi N, Leckman J, McCardle P, Mulvey KL, Piquero AR, Preiss DD, Siegler R, Soenens B, Yousafzai AK, Bornstein MH, Cooper CR, Goossens L, Harkness S, van IJzendoorn MH. Manifesto for new directions in developmental science. New Dir Child Adolesc Dev. 2020 Jul; 2020(172):135-149. PMID: 32960503.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Yousafzai AK. If not now, then when? The importance of intervening early to provide family-based environments for all children. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2020 08; 4(8):565-566. PMID: 32589872.
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  29. Armstrong-Carter E, Finch JE, Siyal S, Yousafzai AK, Obradovic J. Biological sensitivity to context in Pakistani preschoolers: Hair cortisol and family wealth are interactively associated with girls' cognitive skills. Dev Psychobiol. 2020 12; 62(8):1046-1061. PMID: 32458442.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Jeong J, Adhia A, Bhatia A, McCoy DC, Yousafzai AK. Intimate Partner Violence, Maternal and Paternal Parenting, and Early Child Development. Pediatrics. 2020 06; 145(6). PMID: 32424076.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Betancourt TS, Jensen SKG, Barnhart DA, Brennan RT, Murray SM, Yousafzai AK, Farrar J, Godfroid K, Bazubagira SM, Rawlings LB, Wilson B, Sezibera V, Kamurase A. Promoting parent-child relationships and preventing violence via home-visiting: a pre-post cluster randomised trial among Rwandan families linked to social protection programmes. BMC Public Health. 2020 May 06; 20(1):621. PMID: 32375840; PMCID: PMC7201751.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Tomlinson M, Darmstadt GL, Yousafzai AK, Daelmans B, Britto P, Gordon SL, Tablante E, Dua T. Global research priorities to accelerate programming to improve early childhood development in the sustainable development era: a CHNRI exercise. J Glob Health. 2019 Dec; 9(3):020703. PMID: 31673352; PMCID: PMC6815874.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. De Oliveira CVR, Rasheed M, Yousafzai AK. Chronic Maternal Depressive Symptoms Are Associated With Reduced Socio-Emotional Development in Children at 2 Years of Age: Analysis of Data From an Intervention Cohort in Rural Pakistan. Front Psychiatry. 2019; 10:859. PMID: 31824356; PMCID: PMC6880608.
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  34. Fink G, McCoy DC, Yousafzai A. Contextual and socioeconomic variation in early motor and language development. Arch Dis Child. 2020 05; 105(5):421-427. PMID: 31666245.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Jeong J, Siyal S, Yousafzai AK. Agreement between Fathers' and Mothers' Reported Stimulation and Associations with Observed Responsive Parenting in Pakistan. Children (Basel). 2019 Oct 15; 6(10). PMID: 31618843; PMCID: PMC6827084.
    Citations: 1     
  36. Sania A, Sudfeld CR, Danaei G, Fink G, McCoy DC, Zhu Z, Fawzi MCS, Akman M, Arifeen SE, Barros AJD, Bellinger D, Black MM, Bogale A, Braun JM, van den Broek N, Carrara V, Duazo P, Duggan C, Fernald LCH, Gladstone M, Hamadani J, Handal AJ, Harlow S, Hidrobo M, Kuzawa C, Kvestad I, Locks L, Manji K, Masanja H, Matijasevich A, McDonald C, McGready R, Rizvi A, Santos D, Santos L, Save D, Shapiro R, Stoecker B, Strand TA, Taneja S, Tellez-Rojo MM, Tofail F, Yousafzai AK, Ezzati M, Fawzi W. Early life risk factors of motor, cognitive and language development: a pooled analysis of studies from low/middle-income countries. BMJ Open. 2019 10 03; 9(10):e026449. PMID: 31585969.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Boncyk M, Ambikapathi R, Mosha D, Matangi E, Galvin L, Jeong J, Sultan R, Kumalija E, Kajuna D, Kieffer MP, Sando MM, Yousafzai A, Gunaratna N. Big Sister, Big Brother: A Mixed Methods Study on Older Siblings' Role in Infant and Young Child Feeding and Care in Rural Tanzania (P10-020-19). Curr Dev Nutr. 2019 Jun; 3(Suppl 1). PMID: 31224172.
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  38. Sudfeld CR, Bliznashka L, Ashery G, Yousafzai AK, Masanja H. Effect of a community health worker delivered health, nutrition and responsive stimulation package and conditional cash transfers on child development and growth in rural Tanzania: protocol for a cluster-randomized trial. BMC Public Health. 2019 May 27; 19(1):641. PMID: 31132997; PMCID: PMC6537191.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Dalton L, Rapa E, Ziebland S, Rochat T, Kelly B, Hanington L, Bland R, Yousafzai A, Stein A. Communication with children and adolescents about the diagnosis of a life-threatening condition in their parent. Lancet. 2019 Mar 16; 393(10176):1164-1176. PMID: 30894272.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Aboud FE, Yousafzai AK. Scaling up child psychosocial stimulation programmes for young children. Lancet Glob Health. 2019 03; 7(3):e294-e295. PMID: 30784624.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Obradovic J, Finch JE, Portilla XA, Rasheed MA, Tirado-Strayer N, Yousafzai AK. Early executive functioning in a global context: Developmental continuity and family protective factors. Dev Sci. 2019 09; 22(5):e12795. PMID: 30585683.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Yousafzai AK, Rasheed MA, Rizvi A, Shaheen F, Ponguta LA, Reyes CR. Effectiveness of a youth-led early childhood care and education programme in rural Pakistan: A cluster-randomised controlled trial. PLoS One. 2018; 13(12):e0208335. PMID: 30566498; PMCID: PMC6300208.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Jeong J, Siyal S, Fink G, McCoy DC, Yousafzai AK. Correction to: "His mind will work better with both of us": a qualitative study on fathers' roles and coparenting of young children in rural Pakistan. BMC Public Health. 2018 12 06; 18(1):1350. PMID: 30522475.
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  44. Richter LM, Desmond C, Behrman J, Britto P, Daelmans B, Devercelli AE, Gertler P, Hoddinott J, Fawzi W, Fink G, Lombardi J, Boo FL, Lu C, Lye S, Nores M, Yousafzai A. G20's Initiative for Early Childhood Development. Lancet. 2018 Dec 22 -Jan 4 2019; 392(10165):2695-2696. PMID: 30587366.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Pendergast LL, Schaefer BA, Murray-Kolb LE, Svensen E, Shrestha R, Rasheed MA, Scharf RJ, Kosek M, Vasquez AO, Maphula A, Costa H, Rasmussen ZA, Yousafzai A, Tofail F, Seidman JC. Assessing development across cultures: Invariance of the Bayley-III Scales Across Seven International MAL-ED sites. Sch Psychol Q. 2018 Dec; 33(4):604-614. PMID: 30507236.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Finch JE, Yousafzai AK, Rasheed M, Obradovic J. Measuring and understanding social-emotional behaviors in preschoolers from rural Pakistan. PLoS One. 2018; 13(11):e0207807. PMID: 30481197.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Jeong J, Siyal S, Fink G, McCoy DC, Yousafzai AK. "His mind will work better with both of us": a qualitative study on fathers' roles and coparenting of young children in rural Pakistan. BMC Public Health. 2018 Nov 20; 18(1):1274. PMID: 30453979.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Maul KM, Naeem R, Rahim Khan U, Mian AI, Yousafzai AK, Brown N. Child abuse in Pakistan: A qualitative study of knowledge, attitudes and practice amongst health professionals. Child Abuse Negl. 2019 02; 88:51-57. PMID: 30447502.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Britto PR, Singh M, Dua T, Kaur R, Yousafzai AK. What implementation evidence matters: scaling-up nurturing interventions that promote early childhood development. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2018 05; 1419(1):5-16. PMID: 29791739.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. Yousafzai AK, Aboud FE, Nores M, Kaur R. Reporting guidelines for implementation research on nurturing care interventions designed to promote early childhood development. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2018 05; 1419(1):26-37. PMID: 29791737.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Yousafzai AK, Rasheed MA, Siyal S. Integration of parenting and nutrition interventions in a community health program in Pakistan: an implementation evaluation. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2018 05; 1419(1):160-178. PMID: 29791730.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  52. Aboud FE, Yousafzai AK, Nores M. State of the science on implementation research in early child development and future directions. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2018 05; 1419(1):264-271. PMID: 29791728.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Jeong J, Pitchik HO, Yousafzai AK. Stimulation Interventions and Parenting in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Meta-analysis. Pediatrics. 2018 04; 141(4). PMID: 29500293.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  54. Goldfeld S, Yousafzai A. Monitoring tools for child development: an opportunity for action. Lancet Glob Health. 2018 03; 6(3):e232-e233. PMID: 29433654.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  55. Ponguta LA, Rasheed MA, Reyes CR, Yousafzai AK. A Conceptual Model for Youth-Led Programs as a Promising Approach to Early Childhood Care and Education. New Dir Child Adolesc Dev. 2018 Mar; 2018(159):71-89. PMID: 29537185.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Aboud FE, Yousafzai AK. Health and nutrition interventions for infant development. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2018 04; 2(4):231-233. PMID: 30169292.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  57. Yousafzai AK. Women's participatory groups and nurturing child care. Lancet Glob Health. 2017 10; 5(10):e955-e956. PMID: 28911755.
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  58. Brown N, Finch JE, Obradovic J, Yousafzai AK. Maternal care mediates the effects of nutrition and responsive stimulation interventions on young children's growth. Child Care Health Dev. 2017 07; 43(4):577-587. PMID: 28480514.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  59. Tarullo AR, Obradovic J, Keehn B, Rasheed MA, Siyal S, Nelson CA, Yousafzai AK. Gamma power in rural Pakistani children: Links to executive function and verbal ability. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2017 08; 26:1-8. PMID: 28436831; PMCID: PMC6987759.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  60. Rasheed MA, Tabussum G, Habib ZH, Yousafzai AK. Adaptation of MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory in rural Pakistan - useful tool for early childhood studies. Child Care Health Dev. 2017 05; 43(3):427-434. PMID: 28256009.
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  61. Obradovic J, Portilla XA, Tirado-Strayer N, Siyal S, Rasheed MA, Yousafzai AK. Maternal scaffolding in a disadvantaged global context: The influence of working memory and cognitive capacities. J Fam Psychol. 2017 Mar; 31(2):139-149. PMID: 28068110.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  62. Britto PR, Lye SJ, Proulx K, Yousafzai AK, Matthews SG, Vaivada T, Perez-Escamilla R, Rao N, Ip P, Fernald LCH, MacMillan H, Hanson M, Wachs TD, Yao H, Yoshikawa H, Cerezo A, Leckman JF, Bhutta ZA. Nurturing care: promoting early childhood development. Lancet. 2017 01 07; 389(10064):91-102. PMID: 27717615.
    Citations: 276     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  63. Jeong J, McCoy DC, Yousafzai AK, Salhi C, Fink G. Paternal Stimulation and Early Child Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Pediatrics. 2016 10; 138(4). PMID: 27600319.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  64. Obradovic J, Yousafzai AK, Finch JE, Rasheed MA. Maternal scaffolding and home stimulation: Key mediators of early intervention effects on children's cognitive development. Dev Psychol. 2016 09; 52(9):1409-21. PMID: 27505702.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  65. Yousafzai AK, Obradovic J, Rasheed MA, Rizvi A, Portilla XA, Tirado-Strayer N, Siyal S, Memon U. Effects of responsive stimulation and nutrition interventions on children's development and growth at age 4 years in a disadvantaged population in Pakistan: a longitudinal follow-up of a cluster-randomised factorial effectiveness trial. Lancet Glob Health. 2016 08; 4(8):e548-58. PMID: 27342433.
    Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  66. Hurley KM, Yousafzai AK, Lopez-Boo F. Early Child Development and Nutrition: A Review of the Benefits and Challenges of Implementing Integrated Interventions. Adv Nutr. 2016 Mar; 7(2):357-63. PMID: 26980819.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  67. Filteau S, Rehman AM, Yousafzai A, Chugh R, Kaur M, Sachdev HP, Trilok-Kumar G. Associations of vitamin D status, bone health and anthropometry, with gross motor development and performance of school-aged Indian children who were born at term with low birth weight. BMJ Open. 2016 Jan 08; 6(1):e009268. PMID: 26747034.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  68. Larson LM, Yousafzai AK. A meta-analysis of nutrition interventions on mental development of children under-two in low- and middle-income countries. Matern Child Nutr. 2017 01; 13(1). PMID: 26607403.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  69. Rasheed MA, Yousafzai AK. The development and reliability of an observational tool for assessing mother-child interactions in field studies- experience from Pakistan. Child Care Health Dev. 2015 Nov; 41(6):1161-71. PMID: 26350208.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  70. Yousafzai AK, Rasheed MA, Rizvi A, Armstrong R, Bhutta ZA. Parenting Skills and Emotional Availability: An RCT. Pediatrics. 2015 May; 135(5):e1247-57. PMID: 25869369.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  71. Murray-Kolb LE, Rasmussen ZA, Scharf RJ, Rasheed MA, Svensen E, Seidman JC, Tofail F, Koshy B, Shrestha R, Maphula A, Vasquez AO, da Costa HP, Yousafzai AK, Oria RB, Roshan R, Bayyo EB, Kosek M, Shrestha S, Schaefer BA, Bessong P, Ahmed T, Lang D. The MAL-ED cohort study: methods and lessons learned when assessing early child development and caregiving mediators in infants and young children in 8 low- and middle-income countries. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Nov 01; 59 Suppl 4:S261-72. PMID: 25305296.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  72. Aboud FE, Yousafzai AK. Global health and development in early childhood. Annu Rev Psychol. 2015 Jan 03; 66:433-57. PMID: 25196276.
    Citations: 95     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  73. Yousafzai AK, Rasheed MA, Rizvi A, Armstrong R, Bhutta ZA. Effect of integrated responsive stimulation and nutrition interventions in the Lady Health Worker programme in Pakistan on child development, growth, and health outcomes: a cluster-randomised factorial effectiveness trial. Lancet. 2014 Oct 04; 384(9950):1282-93. PMID: 24947106.
    Citations: 103     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  74. Yousafzai AK, Lynch P, Gladstone M. Moving beyond prevalence studies: screening and interventions for children with disabilities in low-income and middle-income countries. Arch Dis Child. 2014 Sep; 99(9):840-8. PMID: 24647995.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  75. Lingam R, Gupta P, Zafar S, Hill Z, Yousafzai A, Iyengar S, Sikander S, Haq ZU, Mehta S, Skordis-Worrel J, Rahman A, Kirkwood B. Understanding care and feeding practices: building blocks for a sustainable intervention in India and Pakistan. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2014 Jan; 1308:204-217. PMID: 24392960.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  76. Gowani S, Yousafzai AK, Armstrong R, Bhutta ZA. Cost effectiveness of responsive stimulation and nutrition interventions on early child development outcomes in Pakistan. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2014 Jan; 1308:149-161. PMID: 24571216.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  77. Yousafzai AK, Rasheed MA, Daelmans B, Manji S, Arnold C, Lingam R, Muskin J, Lucas JE. Capacity building in the health sector to improve care for child nutrition and development. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2014 Jan; 1308:172-182. PMID: 24571217.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  78. Yousafzai AK, Aboud F. Review of implementation processes for integrated nutrition and psychosocial stimulation interventions. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2014 Jan; 1308:33-45. PMID: 24372510.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  79. Lakhani A, Gavino I, Yousafzai A. The impact of caring for children with mental retardation on families as perceived by mothers in Karachi, Pakistan. J Pak Med Assoc. 2013 Dec; 63(12):1468-71. PMID: 24397086.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  80. Pach A, Tabbusam G, Khan MI, Suhag Z, Hussain I, Hussain E, Mumtaz U, Haq IU, Tahir R, Mirani A, Yousafzai A, Sahastrabuddhe S, Ochiai RL, Soofi S, Clemens JD, Favorov MO, Bhutta ZA. Formative research and development of an evidence-based communication strategy: the introduction of Vi typhoid fever vaccine among school-aged children in Karachi, Pakistan. J Health Commun. 2013; 18(3):306-24. PMID: 23330632.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  81. Yousafzai AK, Rasheed MA, Bhutta ZA. Annual Research Review: Improved nutrition--pathway to resilience. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2013 Apr; 54(4):367-77. PMID: 23240891.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  82. Engle PL, Fernald LC, Alderman H, Behrman J, O'Gara C, Yousafzai A, de Mello MC, Hidrobo M, Ulkuer N, Ertem I, Iltus S. Strategies for reducing inequalities and improving developmental outcomes for young children in low-income and middle-income countries. Lancet. 2011 Oct 08; 378(9799):1339-53. PMID: 21944378.
    Citations: 149     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  83. Akhund S, Yousafzai AK. How successful are women's groups in health promotion and disease prevention? A synthesis of the literature and recommendations for developing countries. East Mediterr Health J. 2011 May; 17(5):446-52. PMID: 21796959.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  84. Yousafzai AK, Farrukh Z, Khan K. A source of strength and empowerment? An exploration of the influence of disabled children on the lives of their mothers in Karachi, Pakistan. Disabil Rehabil. 2011; 33(12):989-98. PMID: 20874447.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  85. Bhutta ZA, Yousafzai AK, Zipursky A. Pediatrics, war, and children. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2010 Feb; 40(2):20-35. PMID: 20152786.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  86. Groce NE, Yousafzai AK, van der Maas F. HIV/AIDS and disability: differences in HIV/AIDS knowledge between deaf and hearing people in Nigeria. Disabil Rehabil. 2007 Mar 15; 29(5):367-71. PMID: 17364788.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  87. Groce N, Yousafzai A, Dlamini P, Zalud S, Wirz S. HIV/AIDS and disability: a pilot survey of HIV/AIDS knowledge among a deaf population in Swaziland. Int J Rehabil Res. 2006 Dec; 29(4):319-24. PMID: 17106349.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  88. Wirz S, Edwards K, Flower J, Yousafzai A. Field testing of the ACCESS materials: a portfolio of materials to assist health workers to identify children with disabilities and offer simple advice to mothers. Int J Rehabil Res. 2005 Dec; 28(4):293-302. PMID: 16319554.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  89. Yousafzai AK, Edwards K, D'Allesandro C, Lindström L. HIV/AIDS information and services: the situation experienced by adolescents with disabilities in Rwanda and Uganda. Disabil Rehabil. 2005 Nov 30; 27(22):1357-63. PMID: 16372430.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  90. Yousafzai AK, Dlamini PJ, Groce N, Wirz S. Knowledge, personal risk and experiences of HIV/AIDS among people with disabilities in Swaziland. Int J Rehabil Res. 2004 Sep; 27(3):247-51. PMID: 15319697.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  91. Wayse V, Yousafzai A, Mogale K, Filteau S. Association of subclinical vitamin D deficiency with severe acute lower respiratory infection in Indian children under 5 y. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2004 Apr; 58(4):563-7. PMID: 15042122.
    Citations: 154     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  92. Smith E, Murray SF, Yousafzai AK, Kasonka L. Barriers to accessing safe motherhood and reproductive health services: the situation of women with disabilities in Lusaka, Zambia. Disabil Rehabil. 2004 Jan 21; 26(2):121-7. PMID: 14668150.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  93. Yousafzai AK, Filteau S, Wirz S. Feeding difficulties in disabled children leads to malnutrition: experience in an Indian slum. Br J Nutr. 2003 Dec; 90(6):1097-106. PMID: 14641969.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  94. Yousafzai AK, Filteau SM, Wirz SL, Cole TJ. Comparison of armspan, arm length and tibia length as predictors of actual height of disabled and nondisabled children in Dharavi, Mumbai, India. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2003 Oct; 57(10):1230-4. PMID: 14506482.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  95. Yousafzai AK, Pagedar S, Wirz S, Filteau S. Beliefs about feeding practices and nutrition for children with disabilities among families in Dharavi, Mumbai. Int J Rehabil Res. 2003 Mar; 26(1):33-41. PMID: 12601265.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  96. Freeman AC, Yousafzai AK, Filteau SM, Pai M. Serum leptin in disabled and non-disabled children in an Indian slum population. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2002 Oct; 56(10):967-72. PMID: 12373617.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  97. Pai M, Alur M, Wirz S, Filteau S, Pagedar S, Yousafzai A. A pilot study of the nutritional status of disabled and non-disabled children living in Dharavi, Mumbai. Indian Pediatr. 2001 Jan; 38(1):60-5. PMID: 11175934.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  98. Tompsett J, Yousafzai AK, Filteau SM. The nutritional status of disabled children in Nigeria: a cross-sectional survey. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1999 Dec; 53(12):915-9. PMID: 10602347.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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