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Holdsworth EA, Berim A, Gang DR, Williams JE, Smith CD, Caffé B, Brooks O, Barbosa-Leiker C, McGuire MA, McGuire MK, Meehan CL. (In press)  Human milk cannabinoid concentrations after cannabis use and associations with maternal factors. Breastfeeding Medicine.


Castro-Navarro I, McGuire MA, Williams JE, Holdsworth EA, Meehan CL, McGuire MK. (2024) Maternal cannabis use during lactation and potential effects on human milk composition and production: a narrative review. Advances in Nutrition, 1:100196.

Pace RM, King-Nakaoka EA, Morse AG, Pascoe KJ, Winquist A, Caffé B, Navarrete AD, Lackey KA, Pace CD, Fehrenkamp BD, Smith CB, Martin MA, Barbosa-Keiker C, Ley SH, McGuire MA, Meehan CL, Williams JE, McGuire MK. (2024) Prevalence and duration of SARS-CoV-2 fecal shedding in breastfeeding dyads following maternal COVID-19 diagnosis. Frontiers in Immunology,15:1329092.

Smith CB, Schmidt J, Holdsworth EA, Caffé B, Brooks O, Williams JE, Gang DR, McGuire MA, McGuire MK, Barbosa-Leiker C, Meehan CL. (2024) Cannabis use, decision making, and perceptions of risk among breastfeeding individuals: the Lactation and Cannabis (LAC) Study. J Cannabis Res, 16;6(1):6. doi: 10.1186/s42238-023-00212-w. PMID: 38365778; PMCID: PMC10870434.

Holdsworth EA, Williams JE, Pace RM, Lane AA, Gartstein M, McGuire MA, McGuire MK, Meehan CL. (2023) Breastfeeding patterns are associated with human milk microbiome composition: The Mother-Infant Microbiomes, Behavior, and Ecology Study (MIMBES). PloSOne, 18(8), e0287839.

Caffé B, Blackwell A, Fehrenkamp BD, Williams JE, Pace RM, Lackey KA, Ruiz L, Rodríguez JM, McGuire MA, Foster JA, Sellen DW, Kamau-Mbuthia EW, Kamundia EW, Mbugua S, Moore SE, Prentice AM, Kvist LJ, Otoo GE, Pareja RG, Bode L, Gebeyehu D, Gindola DK, Boothman S, Flores K, McGuire MK, Meehan CL. (2023)Human milk immune factors, maternal nutritional status, and infant sex: The INSPIRE study. American Journal of Human Biology, e23943.

Helfrecht C, Wang H, Dira SJ, DeAvila D, Meehan CL. (2023) DHEAS and nutritional status among Sidama, Ngandu, and Aka children: Effects of cortisol and implications for adrenarche. American Journal of Human Biology, e23881.

Martin MA, Keith M, Pace RM, Williams JE, Ley SH, Barbosa-Leiker C, Caffé B, Smith CB, Kunkle A, Lackey KA, Navarrete AD, Pace CDW, Gogel AC, Eisenberg DTA, Fehrenkamp BD, McGuire MA, McGuire MK, Meehan CL, Brindle E. SARS-CoV-2 specific antibody trajectories in mothers and infants over two months following maternal infection. Front Immunol. 2022 Oct 12;13:1015002. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2022.1015002. PMCID: PMC9596287.

Pace, R.M., Williams, J.E., Järvinen, K.M., Meehan, C.L., Martin, M.A., Ley, S.H., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Andres, A., Yeruva, L., Belfort, M.B. and Caffé, B.,Navarrete AD, Lackey KA, Pace CDW, Gogel AC, Fehrenkamp BD, Klein M, Young BE, Rosen-Carole C, Diaz N, Gaw SL, Flaherman V, McGuire MA, McGuire MK, Seppo AE. 2021. Milk from women diagnosed with COVID-19 does not contain SARS-CoV-2 RNA but has persistent levels of SARS-CoV-2-specific IgA antibodies. Frontiers in immunology, 12: 801797.

Pace RM, Williams JE, Järvinen KM, Belfort MB, Pace CDW, Lackey KA, Gogel AC, Nguyen-Contant P, Kanagaiah P, Fitzgerald T, Ferri R, Young B, Rosen-Carole C, Diaz N, Meehan CL, Caffé B, Sangster MY, Topham D, McGuire MA, Seppo A, McGuire MK. 2021. Characterization of SARS-CoV-2 RNA, antibodies, and neutralizing capacity in milk produced by women with COVID-19. mBio 12:e03192-20.

Ruiz L, Rubio CA, García Carral C, Jimenez Quintana E,  Lackey KA, McGuire MK, Meehan CL, Foster JA, Sellen DW, Kamau KW, Kamundia EW, Mbugua, S, Moore SE, Prentice AM, Gindola D, Otoo GE, Pareja RG, Bode L, McGuire MA, Williams J, Rodríguez JM.  (2021) Comparison of two approaches for the metataxonomic analysis of the human milk microbiome. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 11, 228. PDF

McGuire MK, Randall AZ, Seppo AE, Järvinen KM, Meehan CL, Gindola D, Williams JE, Sellen DW, Kamau-Mbuthia EW, Kamundia EW, Mbugua S, Moore SE, Prentice AM, Foster JA, Otoo GE, Rodríguez JM, Pareja RG, Bode L, McGuire MA and Campo JJ (2021) Multipathogen Analysis of IgA and IgG Antigen Specificity for Selected Pathogens in Milk Produced by Women From Diverse Geographical Regions: The INSPIRE Study. Front. Immunol. 11:614372. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.614372

Helfrecht C, Roulette JW, Lane A, Sintayehu B, Meehan CL (2020). Life history and socioecology of infancy. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.24145. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32955732.

Lackey KA, Pace RM, Williams JE, Bode L, Donovan SM, Järvinen KM, Seppo AE, Raiten DJ, Meehan CL, McGuire MA, McGuire MK. SARS‐CoV‐2 and human milk: What is the evidence?. (2020) Maternal & Child Nutrition. 11:e13032.

Ruiz L, García Carral C, Checa MA, Mínguez J, Legarra C, McGuire MK, Meehan CL, Bode L, Fernández L, Espinosa Martos I, Rodríguez JM.  (2020) Proyecto internacional INSPIRE. ¿Qué es normal en la leche humana (II). Compuestos inmunológicos solubles. Acta Pediátrica Española, ISSN 0001-6640, 78 (1-2): 38-46. PDF

McGuire MK, Meehan CL, Ruiz L, Mínguez J, Legarra K, Checa MA, Manzano S, Fernández L, Rodríguez JM, Bode L, Consorcio INSPIRE. (2019) Proyecto internacional INSPIRE. ¿Qué es normal en la leche humana? (I). Oligosacáridos de la leche humana. Acta Pediátrica Española, ISSN 0001-6640, 77(11-12): 188-195. PDF

Lane AA, Mcguire MK, McGuire MA, Williams JE, Lackey KA, Hagen EH, Kaul A, Gindola D, Gebeyehu D, Flores KE, Foster JA, Sellen DW, Kamau-Mbuthia EW, Kamundia EW, Mbugua S, Moore SE, Prentice AM, Kvist LJ, Otoo GE, Rodríguez JM, Ruiz L, Pareja RG, Bode L, Price WJ, & Meehan CL. (2019). Household composition and the infant fecal microbiome: The INSPIRE study. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

Lackey KA, Williams JE, Meehan CL, Zachek JA, Benda ED, Price WJ, Foster JA, Sellen DW, Kamau-Mbuthia EW, Kamundia EW, Mbugua S, Moore SE, Prentice AM, K DB, Kvist LJ, Otoo GE, García-Carral C, Jiménez E, Ruiz L, Rodríguez JM, Pareja RG, Bode L, McGuire MA, McGuire MK. (2019) What’s Normal? Microbiomes In Human Milk And Infant Feces Are Related To Each Other But Vary Geographically: The INSPIRE Study. Front Nutr, 6:45. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2019.00045.

Meehan CL, Lackey KA, Hagen EH, Williams JE,  Roulette J, Helfrecht C, McGuire MA, McGuire MK. (2018). Social networks, cooperative breeding, and the human milk microbiome. Am J Hum Biol. 2018;e23131. PDF

Helfrecht C, Hagen, EH, DeAvila D, Bernstein, RM, Dira SJ, Meehan, CL (2017). DHEAS production across childhood in three Sub-Saharan populations: A case study using hair hormone analysis. American Journal of Human Biology. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.23090.

Ruiz L, Espinosa-Martos I, García-Carral C, Manzano S, McGuire MK, Meehan CL, McGuire MA, Williams JE, Foster J, Sellen DW, Kamau-Mbuthia EW, Kamundia EW, Mbugua S, Moore SE, Kvist LJ, Otoo GE, Lackey KA, Flores K, Pareja RG, Bode L and Rodríguez JM (2017). What’s normal? Immune profiling of human milk from healthy women living in different geographical and socioeconomic settings. Front. Immunol.

McGuire MK, Meehan CL, McGuire MA, Williams JE, Foster J, Sellen DW, Kamau-Mbutia EW, Kamundia EW, Mbugua S, Moore SE, Kvist LJ, Otoo GE, Brooker SL, Price WJ, Shafii B, Placek C, Lackey KA, Robertson B, Manzano S, Ruiz L, Prentice, A, Rodriguez JM, Pareja R, Bode L.  (2017). What’s normal? Oligosaccharide concentrations and profiles in milk produced by healthy women vary geographically. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 105(5):1086-1100. PDF

Meehan, CL, Hagen, EH, Hewlett, BS. (2017). Persistence in infant care patterns among Aka foragers. In Victoria Reyes Garcia & Pyhälä, Aili A (eds.) Hunter-gatherers in a changing world, Pp. 213-232. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. PDF

McGuire, MK, Meehan, CL, Brooker, S, Williams, J, Foster, JA, McGuire, M.  (2017). An evolutionary, biosocial perspective on variation in human milk microbes and oligosaccharides: An example of eco-homeorhesis? In Michelle McGuire, Mark McGuire, and Lars Bode (Eds.), Prebiotics and Probiotics in Human Milk, Pp. 367-400. Boston: Academic Press.

Gartstein M, Wolayte Bogale Gessamo, Meehan, CL. (2016). Adaptation of the infant behavior questionnaire-revised for use in Ethiopia: Expanding cross-cultural investigation of temperament development. Infant Behavior and Development, 45:51-63.

Meehan, CL, Crittenden, AN (eds.) (2016). Childhood: Origin, Evolution, and Implications. Albuquerque: NM: University of New Mexico Press & Santa Fe, NM: School of Advanced Research Press.

Meehan, CL, Helfrecht, C, Malcom, C. (2016). Implications of lengthy development and maternal life history: Allomaternal investment, peer relationships, and social networks. In Courtney L. Meehan and Alyssa Crittenden (eds.) Childhood: Origin, Evolution, and Implications. Albuquerque: NM: University of New Mexico Press. Santa Fe, NM: School of Advanced Research Press.

Helfrecht, C, Meehan, CL. (2016). Sibling effects on nutritional status: intersections of cooperation and competition across development. American Journal of Human Biology, 28:159–170.

Meehan, CL, Helfrecht, C, Quinlan, R. (2014). Allomaternal networks and children’s nutritional status: Is flexibility key to cooperative breeding? American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 153:513-525.

Meehan, CL, Hawks, S. (2014). Maternal and allomaternal responsiveness: The significance of cooperative caregiving in attachment theory. In Hiltrud Otto and Heidi Keller (eds.) Different Faces of Attachment: Cultural Variations of a Universal Human Need. Cambridge University Press.

Meehan, CL, Hawks, S. (2013).  Cooperative child rearing and multiple attachments. In N Quinn & J Mageo (Eds.), Attachment Reconsidered: Cultural Perspectives on a Western Theory. New York, NY: Palgrave.

Meehan, CL. (2013).   Allomothers and child well-being. In Ben-Arieh, Asher, Casas, Ferran, Frones, Ivar. and Korbin, Jill E. (Eds.), Handbook of Child Well-Being. Theories, Methods and Policies in Global Perspective. Dorcrecht: Springer.

Meehan, CL & Roulette, JW. (2013). Early supplementary feeding among central african foragers and farmers: A biocultural approach. Social Science and Medicine, 96:112-120.

Meehan, CL, Quinlan, R, Malcom, C. (2013). Cooperative breeding and maternal energy expenditure among Aka foragers. American Journal of Human Biology, 25(1):42-57.

Meehan, CL. (2009). Maternal time allocation in two cooperative childrearing societies. Human Nature, 20(4): 375-393.

Meehan, CL. (2008). Allomaternal investment and relational uncertainty among the Ngandu farmers of the Central African Republic. Human Nature, 19:211-226.

Meehan, CL. (2005). The effects of residential locality on parental and alloparental care among the Aka foragers of the Central African Republic, Human Nature, 16 (1) 58-80.