A photo of Katherine Bowers.

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Biography & Affiliation

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics




PhD: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.

Post-doctoral Fellowship: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Bethesda MD.


Bowers K, Ding L, Gregory S, Yolton K, Ji H, Meyer J, Ammerman RT, Van Ginkel J, Folger A. Maternal distress and hair cortisol in pregnancy among women with elevated adverse childhood experiences. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2018;95:145-148.

Bowers K, Folger AT, Zhang N, Sa T, Ehrhardt J, Meinzen-Derr J, Goyal NK, Van Ginkel JB, Ammerman RT. Participation in home visitation is associated with higher utilization of Early Intervention. Matern Child Health J. 2018 Apr;22(4):494-500.

Kawakita T, Bowers K. Maternal and neonatal outcomes of induction of labor compared with planned cesarean delivery in women with preeclampsia. Am J Perinatol. 2018 Jan;35(1):95-102.

Bowers KA, Olsen SF, Bao W, Halldorsson TI, Strøm M, Zhang C. Plasma concentrations of ferritin in early pregnancy are associated with risk of gestational diabetes mellitus in women in the Danish National Birth Cohort. J Nutr. 2016 Sep;146(9):1756-61.

Connolly N, Anixt J, Manning P, Ping-I Lin D, Marsolo KA, Bowers K. Maternal metabolic risk factors for autism spectrum disorder—An analysis of electronic medical records and linked birth data. Autism Res. 2016 Aug;9(8):829-37.

Bowers K, Wink LK, Pottenger A, McDougle CJ, Erickson C. Brief Report: Phenotypic Differences in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder Born Preterm and at Term Gestation. Autism. 2015 Aug;19(6):758-63.

Bowers K, Laughon SK, Kim S, Mumford SL, Brite J, Kiely M, Zhang C. Association between a medical history of depression and gestational diabetes in the Consortium for Safe Labor. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2013 Jul;27(4):323-8.

Bowers K, Li Q, Bressler J, Avramopoulos D, Newschaffer C, Fallin MD. Glutathione pathway gene variation and risk of autism spectrum disorders. J Neurodev Disord. 2011 Jun; 3(2):132-43.

Bowers K, Zhang C. The association between obesity and diabetes in pregnancy and neurodevelopmental outcomes in the offspring. North American Journal of Medicine and Science. 2011;4(4):217-221.

Schisterman E, Whitcomb B, Bowers K. Causation or Noitasuac? Invited Commentary. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 May 1;173(9):984-7.