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Kathleen Gustafson

  • PhD
  • Research Associate Professor
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
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Our research is focused on the developmental origins of health and disease. To accomplish these studies, we use a dedicated fetal biomagnetometer to measure naturally occurring magnetic fields that surround bioelectric currents in the maternal and fetal bodies. Of principle importance to our research is the magnetocardiogram (MCG). Development and maturation of fetal cardiac autonomic control not only gives us insight into cardiac regulation, but also brain development.

Recent publications

  • Growth and development of premature infants fed predominantly human milk, predominantly premature infant formula, or a combination of human milk and premature formula

    • O'Connor D
    • Jacobs J
    • Hall R
    • et al.
  • Growth and development in preterm infants fed long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids: A prospective, randomized controlled trial

    • O'Connor D
    • Hall R
    • Adamkin D
    • et al.

Professional experience

Research Associate Professor

University of Kansas Medical Center

May 2003 - Present

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