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FUTURES Study - Publications

Representative manuscripts are listed below. For a complete list of publications from the Mother-Infant Study and FUTURES project, please contact the FUTURES Project coordinator, Stacy Howes, at

Peer-reviewed publications

Buckingham-Howes, S., Bento, S., Scaletti, L. A., Koenig, J. I., Granger, D. A., & Black, M. M. (in press). Prenatal drug exposure moderates the association between stress reactivity and cognitive functioning in adolescence. Special Issue--Teenage Brains: Think Different? inDevelopmental Neuroscience.

Robey, A., Buckingham-Howes, S., Salmeron, B. J., Black, M. M., & Riggins, T. (in press). Relations between prospective memory, cognitive abilities, and brain structure: Findings from a longitudinal study examining effects of prenatal drug exposure during adolescence. Special Issue: The Development of Children’s Prospective Memory in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.     

Wang, Y., Buckingham-Howes, S., Nair, P., Zhu, S., Magder, L., & Black, M.M. (in press). Prenatal drug exposure, behavioral problems, and drug experimentation among African American, urban youth. Journal of Adolescent Health.   

Buckingham-Howes, S., Berger, S.S., Scaletti, L.A., & Black, M.M. (2013). Systematic review of  prenatal cocaine exposure and adolescent development. Pediatrics, 131(6), 1917-1936. doi:10.1542/peds.2012-0945

Buckingham-Howes, S., Oberlander, S.E., Kim, E., & Black, M. M. (2012). Prenatal drug exposure and peer victimization in early adolescence: Testing childhood anxiety/depression and aggression as possible mediators. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 33, 416-422. 

Riggins, T., Cacic, K., Buckingham-Howes, S., Scaletti, L.A., Salmeron, B.J., & Black, M.M. (2012). Memory ability and hippocampal volume in adolescents with prenatal drug exposure. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 34, 434-441.

Ackerman, J. P., Riggins, T, & Black, M. M. (2010). A review of the effects of prenatal cocaine exposure among school-age children. Pediatrics,125,554-565. 

Ackerman, J. P., Llorente, A. M., Black, M. M., Ackerman, C. S., Mayes, L. A., & Nair, P. (2008). The effect of prenatal drug exposure and caregiving context on children’s performance on a task of sustained visual attention. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 29, 467-474. 

Nair, P., Black, M. M., Ackerman, J. P., Schuler, M. E., & Keane, V. A. (2008). Children’s cognitive behavioral functioning at age 6 and 7: Prenatal drug exposure and caregiving environment. Ambulatory Pediatrics, 8, 154-162.

Nair, P., Schuler, M., Black, M., Kettinger, L. & Harrington, D. (2003) Cumulative environmental risk in substance abusing women: Early intervention, parenting stress, child abuse potential and child development. Child Abuse & Neglect, 27, 997-1017. 

Schuler, M., Nair, P. & Kettinger, L. (2003) Drug-exposed infants and developmental outcome: Effects of a home intervention and ongoing maternal drug use. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 157, 133-138. 

Schuler, M., Nair, P. & Harrington, D. (2003) Developmental outcome of drug-exposed children through 30-months: A comparison of Bayley and Bayley-II. Psychological Assessment, 15, 435-438. 

Schuler, M., Nair, P. & Black, M. (2002) Ongoing maternal drug use, parenting attitudes, and home intervention: Effects on mother-child interactions at 18 months. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 23, 87-94.

Schuler, M. & Nair, P. (2001) Witnessing violence among inner-city children of substance-abusing and non-substance-abusing women. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 155, 342-346. 

Schuler, M., Nair, P., Black, M. & Kettinger, L. (2000) Mother-infant interaction: Effects of a home intervention and ongoing maternal drug use. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 29, 424-431.

Kettinger, L., Nair, P. & Schuler, M. (2000) Exposure to environmental risk factors and parenting attitudes among substance-abusing women. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 26, 1-11. 

Schuler, M. & Nair, P. (1999) Brief report: Frequency of maternal cocaine use during pregnancy and infant neurobehavioral outcome. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 24, 511-514. 

Nair, P., Black, M., Schuler, M., Keane, V., Snow, L. & Rigney, B. (1997) Risk factors for disruption in primary caregiving among infants of substance abusing women. Child Abuse & Neglect, 21, 1039-1051.

Black, M., Nair, P., Kight, C., Wachtel, R., Roby, P. & Schuler, M. (1994) Parenting and early development among children of drug-abusing women: Effects of home intervention. Pediatrics, 94, 440-448.

Black, M., Schuler, M. & Nair, P.  (1993) Prenatal drug exposure: Neurodevelopmental outcome and parenting environment.Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 18, 605-620.