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Speaker Biographies
Mark Appelbaum, Ph.D.
C. Hendricks Brown, Ph.D.
Duncan B. Clark, M.D., Ph.D.
E. Jane Costello, Ph.D.
Nancy Day, M.P.H.
Naihua Duan, Ph.D.
Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D.
Scott W. Henggeler, Ph.D.
Peter S. Jensen, M.D.
Peter Kalivas, Ph.D.
Philip C. Kendall, Ph.D.
David J. Kolko, Ph.D.
Robert J. Pandina, Ph.D.
Audrey Rogers, Ph.D.
Neal D. Ryan, M.D.
Ralph Tarter, Ph.D.
Timothy Wilens, M.D.
Ken Winters, Ph.D.
Commissioned Papers
Nancy Day, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology, Director, Maternal Health Practices and Child Development Program, Director, Training Programs in Psychiatric Epidemiology and Alcohol Research, Telephone: 412-681-3482; Fax: 412-681-1261.

Address: Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O’Hara Street, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Education: B.A., Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1967
M.P.H., Yale University School of Public Health, 1969
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1976


  • 1988-1989, Chair, Psychosocial Research Initial Review Group, NIAAA, Prevention and Epidemiology Subcommittee
  • 1990-1993, Chair, Psychosocial Institutional Review Board, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1991-1995, Member, National Advisory Council, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health

Selected Recent Publications:

  • Leech, S., Richardson, G., Goldschmidt, L., Day, N. Prenatal substance exposure: Effects on attention and impulsivity of six-year-olds. Neurotoxicology and Teratology 21:109-118, 1999.
  • Ness, R.B., Grisso, J.A., Hirschinger, N., Markovic, N., Day, N.L., Kline, J. Cocaine use and tobacco smoking and the risk of spontaneous abortion. New England Journal of Medicine 340:333-339, 1999.
  • Day, N.L., Zuo, Y., Richardson, G.A., Goldschmidt, L., Larkby, C.A., Cornelius, M.D. Prenatal alcohol use and offspring size at 10 years of age. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 23:863-869, 1999.
  • Scher, M.S., Richardson, G.A., Day, N.L. Effects of prenatal cocaine/crack and other drug exposure on EEG-sleep studies at birth and one year. Pediatrics 105:39-48, 2000.
  • Goldschmidt, L., Day, N.L., Richardson, G.A. Effects of prenatal marijuana exposure on child behavior problems at age 10. Neurotoxicology and Eratology (in press).
  • Day, N.L., Richardson, G.A., Goldschmidt, L., Cornelius, M. The effects of prenatal tobacco exposure on preschooler's behavior. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (in press).
  • Kelly, S.J., Day, N.L., Streissguth, A.P. Effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on social behavior in humans and other species. Neurotoxicology and Teratology 22:143-149, 2000.
  • Cornelius, M., Leech, S., Goldschmidt, L., Lebow, H., Day, N. Prenatal tobacco exposure: Is it a risk factor for early tobacco experimentation? Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2:45-52, 2000.

Current Research Funding:

An Epidemiological Study of Prenatal Marijuana Exposure. DA03874
Tobacco: Prenatal Effects and Adolescent Use. HD336890
Alcohol Use During Pregnancy–A Longitudinal Study. AA06666
Teenage Prenatal Tobacco/Marijuana Use: Follow-up Study. DA09275
Predicting Outcome–Alcoholic Liver Transplant Patients. AA00257
Effects of Prenatal Cocaine Use: 10-Year Follow Up. DA12401
Brief Intervention to Prevent Prenatal Alcohol Use. AA12495
Childhood Abuse as a Predictor of Adolescent Alcohol Abuse. AA00312

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