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Constance Helen Keefer, M.D.

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  1. Karl DJ, Keefer CH. Use of the Behavioral Observation of the Newborn Educational Trainer for teaching newborn behavior. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2011 Jan-Feb; 40(1):75-83. PMID: 21121948.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Keefer CH, Minear S, Johnson LC. Application of the NBAS in the newborn nursery. The Newborn as a Person: Enabling Healthy Infant Development Worldwide. 2008; in press.
  3. Nugent JK, Keefer CH, Minear S, Johnson LC, Blanchard Y. Understanding newborn behavior and early relationships: the newborn behavioral observation system (NBO). 2007.
  4. Rider EA, Keefer CH. Communication skills competencies: definitions and a teaching toolbox. Med Educ. 2006 Jul; 40(7):624-9. PMID: 16836534.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    
  5. Keefer CH, Hafler JP. An innovative curriculum for primary care neonatology. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2003 Aug; 24(4):251-60. PMID: 12915797.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Keefer CH . Separation difficulties: clinging behaviors to school refusal. Rudolph A, Hoffman JI, Rudolph CD, editors. Rudolph's Pediatrics. 2003.
  7. Peitsch WK, Keefer CH, LaBrie RA, Mulliken JB. Incidence of cranial asymmetry in healthy newborns. Pediatrics. 2002 Dec; 110(6):e72. PMID: 12456939.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Stein MT, Keefer CH, Kessler DB. Challenging case: selective affective response to a parent in a 6-month-old infant. J dev behav pediatr ;22(5):316-22. 2001; 22(5):316-322.
  9. Stein MT, Keefer CH, Kessler DB. Selective affective response to a parent in a 6-month-old infant. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2001 Oct; 22(5):316-22. PMID: 11718235.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Harkness S, Keefer CH. Contributions of cross-cultural psychology to research and interventions in education and health. J cross-cultural psychol. 2000; 31(1):92-109.
  11. Harkness S, Super CM, Keefer CH . Culture, ethnicity, and the pediatrician. Levine MD, Carey WB, Crocker AC, editors. Developmental and behavioral pediatrics. 1998.
  12. Keefer CH . Integrating neonatal behavioral assessment into discharge planning. Optimizing infant development. 1998.
  13. Harkness SH, Super CM, Keefer CH, Rahgavan C, Kipp EH . Ask the doctor: the negotiation of cultural models in American parent pediatrician discourse. Harkness SH, Super CM, editors. Parent's cultural belief systems: their origins, expressions, and consequences. 1995.
  14. Keefer CH. . Nursery care of the newborn. Cloherty J, Stark A, editors. Manual of neonatal care. 1995.
  15. Keefer CH . The combined physical and behavioral neonatal examination: a parent centered approach to pediatric care. Brazelton TB, Nugent JK, editors. Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale. 1995; 3rd.
  16. LeVine RA, Dixon S, LeVine S, Richmond A, Leiderman PH, Keefer CH, Brazelton TBB . Child care and culture: lessons from Africa. 1994.
  17. Super CM, Keefer CH, Harkness S. Child care and infectious respiratory disease during the first two years of life in a rural Kenyan community. Soc Sci Med. 1994 Jan; 38(2):227-9. PMID: 8140449.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Keefer CH. Normal growth and development: an overview. Dershowitz R, editor, The practice of office based pediatrics. 1992; 36-39 .
  19. Harkness S, Super CH, Keefer CH . Learning to be an American parent: how cultural models gain directive force. D’Andrade RG, Strauss C, editors. Human, motives and cultural models. 1992.
  20. Keefer CH, Dixon S, Tronick E, Brazelton TB. Cultural mediation between newborn behavior and later development: implications for methodology in cross cultural research. Nugent JK, Lester BL, Brazelton TBB, editors. Cultural context of infancy. 1991; 2:39 - 61.
  21. Keefer CH, Tronick E, Dixon S, Brazelton TB. Specific differences in motor performance between Gusii and American newborns and a modification of the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale. Child Dev. 1982 Jun; 53(3):754-9. PMID: 7094678.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Dixon S, Keefer CH, Tronick E, Brazelton TB . Perinatal circumstances and newborn outcome among the Gusii of Kenya: assessment of risk. Infant behav dev. 1982; 5:111-32.
  23. Dixon S, Tronick E, Keefer CH, Brazelton TB. Mother infant interaction among the Gusii of Kenya. Field T, editor. Culture and early interaction. 1981.
  24. Keefer CH . In: . The medical care of an infant. Bloom K, editor. Prospective issues in infant research. 1981; 49 60.
  25. Brazelton TB, Keefer CH. The early mother child relationship: a developmental view of women as mothers. Notman M, Nadelson C, editors. Women in context: development and stress. 1980; 2:95 - 109.
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Funded by the NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grant number UL1TR001102, and through institutional support from Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.