Karen L Lindsay

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Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
College of Health Sciences
Early Career Chair in Integrative Health, Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine
B.S., Trinity College Dublin, 2011, Nutrition & Dietetics
Ph.D., University College Dublin, 2014, Maternal Nutrition in Pregnancy
Phone: (949)824-0148
Email: kllindsa@uci.edu
University of California, Irvine
5141 California Avenue, Suite 200B
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Human Nutrition; Nutritional Biochemistry; Public Health Nutrition; Pregnancy; Behavioral Psychology; Developmental Programming; Childhood Obesity
Development, Health and Disease Research Program, UCI Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine. Mentor: Dr. Pathik Wadhwa. January 2015 - June 2020.
BC1. Vesco K, Lindsay KL, Johnson M. Maternal Nutrition in Pregnancy. In: Marriott B, Birt D, Stallings V, Yates A, Present Knowledge in Nutrition, 11th Ed, 2020. Elsevier.

J1. Lindsay KL, Buss C, Wadhwa PD, Entringer S. Intergenerational transmission of the effects of maternal exposure to childhood maltreatment on offspring obesity risk: a fetal programming perspective; Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2020. 116 [Epub ahead of print] (2018 impact factor: 4.013)

J2. Lindsay KL, Buss C, Wadhwa PD, Entringer S. The effect of a maternal Mediterranean diet in pregnancy on insulin resistance is moderated by maternal negative affect. Nutrients, 2020. Feb 6;12(2). doi: 10.3390/nu12020420. PubMed PMID: 32041106. (2018 Impact Factor: 4.171)

J3. Donnelly JM, Lindsay K, Walsh JM, Horan MK, O'Shea D, Molloy EJ, McAuliffe FM. Perinatal inflammation and childhood adiposity - a gender effect? J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2020 Apr; 33(7):1203-1210. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2018.1517315. PubMed PMID: 30261783. (2018 Impact Factor: 1.493)

J4. Lindsay KL, Buss C, Wadhwa PD, Entringer S. The Interplay Between Nutrition and Stress in Pregnancy: Implications for Fetal Programming of Brain Development. Biol Psychiatry. 2019 Jan 15;85(2):135-149. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2018.06.021. PubMed PMID: 30057177; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6389360. (2018 Impact Factor: 11.501)

J5. Hellmuth C, Lindsay KL, Uhl O, Buss C, Wadhwa PD, Koletzko B, Entringer S. Maternal Metabolomic Profile and Fetal Programming of Offspring Adiposity: Identification of Potentially Protective Lipid Metabolites. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2019 Jan;63(1):e1700889. doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201700889. Epub 2018 May 28. PubMed PMID: 29714050. (2018 Impact Factor: 5.581)

J6. Ainscough KM, Kennelly MA, Lindsay KL, O'Brien EC, O'Sullivan EJ, Mehegan J, Gibney ER, McAuliffe FM. An observational analysis of meal patterns in overweight and obese pregnancy: exploring meal pattern behaviours and the association with maternal and fetal health measures. Ir J Med Sci. 2019 Nov 26;. doi: 10.1007/s11845-019-02099-0. PubMed PMID: 31732868. (2018 Impact Factor: 1.074)

J7. Ainscough KM, O'Brien EC, Lindsay KL, Kennelly MA, O'Sullivan EJ, O'Brien OA, McCarthy M, De Vito G, McAuliffe FM. Nutrition, Behavior Change and Physical Activity Outcomes From the PEARS RCT-An mHealth-Supported, Lifestyle Intervention Among Pregnant Women With Overweight and Obesity. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019;10:938. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2019.00938. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 32117047; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7010810.

J8. Lindsay KL, Buss C, Wadhwa PD, Entringer S. Maternal Stress Potentiates the Effect of an Inflammatory Diet in Pregnancy on Maternal Concentrations of Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha. Nutrients. 2018 Sep 6;10(9). doi: 10.3390/nu10091252. PubMed PMID: 30200631; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6163870. (2018 Impact Factor: 4.171)

J9. Lindsay KL, Brennan L, Kennelly MA, Curran S, Coffey M, Smith TP, Foley ME, Hatunic M, McAuliffe FM. Maternal metabolic response to dietary treatment for impaired glucose tolerance and gestational diabetes mellitus. Ir J Med Sci, 2018 Aug; 187(3):701-708. doi: 10.1007/s11845-018-1744-y. PubMed PMID: 29353417. (2018 Impact Factor: 1.074)

J10. Kennelly MA, Ainscough K, Lindsay KL, O'Sullivan E, Gibney ER, McCarthy M, Segurado R, DeVito G, Maguire O, Smith T, Hatunic M, McAuliffe FM. Pregnancy Exercise and Nutrition With Smartphone Application Support: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstet Gynecol, 2018 May; 131(5):818-826. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002582. PubMed PMID: 29630009. (2017 Impact Factor: 4.982)

J11. Lindsay KL, Brennan L, Rath A, Maguire OC, Smith T, McAuliffe FM. Gestational weight gain in obese pregnancy: impact on maternal and foetal metabolic parameters and birthweight. J Obstet Gynaecol, 2018 Jan; 38(1):60-65. doi: 10.1080/01443615.2017.1328670. PubMed PMID: 28782412. (2018 Impact Factor: 0.588)

J12. Ainscough KM, Lindsay KL, O'Sullivan EJ, Gibney ER, McAuliffe FM. Behaviour change in overweight and obese pregnancy: a decision tree to support the development of antenatal lifestyle interventions. Public Health Nutr, 2017 Oct; 20(14):2642-2648. doi: 10.1017/S136898001700129X. Epub 2017 Jul 10. Review. PubMed PMID: 28691650. (2018 Impact Factor: 2.483)

J13. Scully H, Alberdi G, Segurado R, McNamara A, Lindsay K, Horan M, Hennessy E, Gibney E, McAuliffe F. Child Care Exposure Influences Childhood Adiposity at 2 Years: Analysis from the ROLO Study. Child Obes, 2017 Apr; 13(2):93-101. doi: 10.1089/chi.2016.0127. Epub 2016 Nov 17. PubMed PMID: 27854513. (2017 Impact Factor: 2.532)

J14. O'Brien OA, Lindsay KL, McCarthy M, McGloin AF, Kennelly M, Scully HA, McAuliffe FM. Influences on the food choices and physical activity behaviours of overweight and obese pregnant women: A qualitative study. Midwifery, 2017 Apr; 47:28- 35. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2017.02.003. Epub 2017 Feb 7. PubMed PMID: 28236733. (2017 Impact Factor: 1.787)

J15. Lindsay KL, Buss C, Wadhwa PD, Entringer S. Interplay of prenatal nutrition and psychosocial stress: Issues and considerations. Ann Nutr Metab, 2017; 70(3):191-200. doi: 10.1159/000457136. Epub 2017 Mar 17. Review. PubMed PMID: 28301838; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6358211. (2018 Impact Factor: 3.051)

J16. Entringer S, Buss C, Rasmussen JM, Lindsay K, Gillen DL, Cooper DM, Wadhwa PD. Maternal Cortisol During Pregnancy and Infant Adiposity: A Prospective Investigation. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2017 Apr 1; 102(4):1366-1374. doi: 10.1210/jc.2016-3025. PubMed PMID: 28009530; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5460728. (2017 Impact Factor: 5.789)

J17. Hellmuth C*, Lindsay KL*, Uhl O, Buss C, Wadhwa PD, Koletzko B, Entringer S. Association of maternal pre- pregnancy BMI with metabolomic profile across gestation. Int J Obes (Lond), 2017 Jan; 41(1), 159-169. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2016.153. Epub 2016 Aug 29. PubMed PMID: 27569686; NIHMSID:NIHMS827536. (2018 Impact Factor: 5.159) *contributed equally

J18. Alberdi G, McNamara AE, Lindsay KL, Scully HA, Horan MH, Gibney ER, McAuliffe FM. The association between childcare and risk of childhood overweight and obesity in children aged 5 years and under: a systematic review. Eur J Pediatr, 2016 Oct; 175(10):1277-94. doi: 10.1007/s00431-016-2768-9. Epub 2016 Sep 8. Review. PubMed PMID: 27631590. (2017 Impact Factor: 2.242)

J19. Geraghty AA, Lindsay KL, Alberdi G, McAuliffe FM, Gibney ER. Nutrition During Pregnancy Impacts Offspring's Epigenetic Status-Evidence from Human and Animal Studies. Nutr Metab Insights, 2015; 8(Suppl 1):41-7. doi: 10.4137/NMI.S29527. eCollection 2015. Review. PubMed PMID: 26917970; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4758803.

J20. Kennelly MA, Ainscough K, Lindsay K, Gibney ER, McCarthy M, McAuliffe FM. Pregnancy, Exercise and Nutrition Research Study with smartphone app support (PEARS): Study protocol of a randomized controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials, 2016 Jan; 46, 92-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2015.11.018. Epub 2015 Nov 25. PubMed PMID: 26625980. (2017 Impact Factor: 2.658)

J21. Lindsay KL, Hellmuth C, Uhl O, Buss C, Wadhwa PD, Koletzko B, Entringer S. Longitudinal metabolomic profiling of amino acids and lipids across healthy pregnancy. PLoS One, 2015; 10(12), e0145794. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145794. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26716698; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4699222. (2017 Impact Factor: 2.766)

J22. Donnelly JM, Lindsay KL, Walsh JM, Horan M, Molloy EJ, McAuliffe FM. Fetal metabolic influences of neonatal anthropometry and adiposity. BMC Pediatrics, 2015 Nov 10; 15(1): 175. DOI: 10.1186/s12887-015-0499-0. PubMed PMID: 26555879; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4641416. (2017 Impact Factor: 2.042)

J23. Lindsay KL, Brennan L, Kennelly MA, Maguire OC, Smith T, Curran S, Coffey M, Foley ME, Hatunic M, Shanahan F, McAuliffe FM. Impact of Probiotics in Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on Metabolic Health: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2015 Apr; 212:296e1-11. Doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.02.008. Epub 2015 Feb 14. PubMed PMID: 25687568. (2017 Impact Factor: 5.732)

J24. Lindsay KL, Heneghan C, McNulty B, Brennan L & McAuliffe FM. Lifestyle and dietary habits of an obese pregnant cohort. Mat Child Health J, 2015 Jan; 19(1), 35-22. Doi: 10.1007/s10995-014-1491-2. PubMed PMID: 24740724. (2017 Impact Factor: 1.821)

J25. Lindsay KL, Kennelly M, Culliton M, Maguire OC, Smith T, Shanahan F, Brennan L & McAuliffe FM. Probiotics in obese pregnancy do not reduce maternal fasting glucose: A randomised controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr, 2014 Jun; 99(6), 1432-1439. Doi: 10.3945/ajcn.113.079723. Epub 2014 Mar 19. PubMed PMID: 24646819. (2017 Impact Factor: 6.549)

J26. Lindsay KL, Brennan L, McAuliffe FM. Reply to C Griffin. Am J Clin Nutr, 2014 Oct; 100(4), 1209-1210. Doi: 10.3945/ajcn.114.094425. PubMed PMID: 25240086. (2017 Impact Factor: 6.549)

J27. Lindsay KL, Brennan L & McAuliffe FM. Acceptability of and compliance with a probiotic capsule intervention in pregnancy. Int J Gynaecol Obstet, 2014 Jun; 25(3), 179-180. Doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2014.01.004. Epub 2014 Feb 19. PubMed PMID: 24636629. (2017 Impact Factor: 2.072)

J28. Lindsay KL, McNulty B, Gibney ER & McAuliffe FM. Pregnant immigrant Nigerian women: An exploration of dietary intakes. Public Health, 2014 Jul; 128, 647-653. Doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2014.05.001. PubMed PMID: 25065518. (2017 Impact Factor: 1.441)

J29. Lindsay KL, Walsh CA, Brennan L & McAuliffe FM. Probiotics in pregnancy and maternal outcomes: a systematic review. J Matern Fetal Neonat Med, 2013 May; 26(8), 772-778. Doi: 10.3109/14767058.2012.755166. Epub 2013 Jan 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 23205866. (2018 Impact Factor: 1.493)

J30. Toher C, Lindsay K, McKenna M, Kilbane M, Curran S, Harrington L & McAuliffe FM. Relationship between vitamin D knowledge and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels amongst pregnant women. J Hum Nutr Diet, 2014 Jun; 27(3), 261-269. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12150. Epub 2013 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 24033613. (2018 Impact Factor: 2.681)

J31. Lindsay KL, Gibney ER & McAuliffe FM. Maternal nutrition among women from Sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on Nigeria, and potential implications for pregnancy outcomes among immigrant populations in developed countries. J Hum Nutr Diet, 2012 Dec; 25(6), 534-546. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-277X.2012.01253.x Epub 2012 May 18. Review. PubMed PMID: 22594552. (2018 Impact Factor: 2.681)

J32. Hunsberger ML, Donatelle RJ, Lindsay K, Rosenberg KD. Physician care patterns and adherence to postpartum glucose testing after gestational diabetes mellitus. PLoS One, 2012; 7, e47052. PubMed PMID: 23071709. Epub 2012 Oct 11. PubMed PMID: 23071709; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3469538. (2017 Impact Factor: 2.766)
NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) K99/R00 Pathway to Independence award: HD-096109, July 2018 - June 2020; $965,338; “Prenatal diet-stress interaction and the maternal metabolic response in human pregnancy”.
Professional Societies
American Society for Nutrition
California Academy of Nutrition and Dieetics
Research Centers
Institute for Future Health
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