Barbara Medoff-Cooper

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Professor of Nursing in Pediatrics
Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
3535 Market St. room 1585
483 Claire Fagin Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3382
Office: 267 426 0692
Fax: 215 590 0604
BSN (Nursing)
The College of New Jersey, 1970.
MS (Nursing)
University of Maryland, 1972.
PhD (Educational Pyschology: Infant Development)
Temple University, 1984.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Medoff-Cooper's clinical research interests include neonatal intensive care, pediatric primary care and high risk follow-up programs.

Description of Research Expertise

high risk infancy, neurobehavioral development, sucking behaviors, temperament, infant feeding behaviors

Selected Publications

Zisk, Rachel Yaffa. Grey, Margaret. Medoff-Cooper, Barbara. MacLaren, Jill E. Kain, Zeev N.: The squeaky wheel gets the grease: parental pain management of children treated for bone fractures. Pediatric Emergency Care 24(2): 89-96, Feb 2008.

Lorch, Scott A. Wade, Kelly C. Bakewell-Sachs, Susan. Medoff-Cooper, Barbara. Escobar, Gabriel J. Silber, Jeffrey H.: Racial differences in the use of respiratory medications in premature infants after discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of Pediatrics 151(6): 604-10, 610.e1, Dec 2007.

Zisk, Rachel Yaffa. Grey, Margaret. Medoff-Cooper, Barbara. Kain, Zeev N.: Accuracy of parental-global-impression of children's acute pain. Pain Management Nursing 8(2): 72-6, Jun 2007.

Medoff-Cooper, Barbara. Tulman, Lorraine.: Using a focus group to determine car seat use among mothers of children aged 3 to 7 years. MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing 32(3): 165-9, May-Jun 2007.

Medoff-Cooper, Barbara. Bakewell-Sachs, Susan. Buus-Frank, Madge E. Santa-Donato, Anne. Near-Term Infant Advisory Panel.: The AWHONN Near-Term Infant Initiative: a conceptual framework for optimizing health for near-term infants. JOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing 34(6): 666-71, Nov-Dec 2005.

Medoff-Cooper, Barbara. Ratcliffe, Sarah J.: Development of preterm infants: feeding behaviors and brazelton neonatal behavioral assessment scale at 40 and 44 weeks' postconceptional age. Advances in Nursing Science 28(4): 356-63, Oct-Dec 2005.

Medoff-Cooper, Barbara.: Advancing nursing through mentoring. Reflections on Nursing Leadership 29(2): 30-2, 2003.

Hughes, Mary B. Shults, Justine. McGrath, Jacqueline. Medoff-Cooper, Barbara.: Temperament characteristics of premature infants in the first year of life. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics 23(6): 430-5, Dec 2002.

Medoff-Cooper, Barbara. McGrath, Jacqueline M. Shults, Justine.: Feeding patterns of full-term and preterm infants at forty weeks postconceptional age. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics 23(4): 231-6, Aug 2002.

Medoff-Cooper, B.: Multi-system approach to the assessment of successful feeding.[comment]. Acta Paediatrica 89(4): 393-4, Apr 2000.

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Last updated: 10/23/2008
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