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Medical Director, West Chester Hopsital Special Care Nursery

Medical Director, University of Cincinnati Newborn Nursery

Medical Director, Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS) Follow-Up Clinic

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-517-0601

Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Biography

I am a pediatrician with special interests in newborn care, breastfeeding and follow-up care for infants with prenatal opioid exposure. I enjoy working with new parents and their infants as they start their journey into parenthood. It's a time of significant change as families experience the challenges that come with having a new baby.

In my practice, I approach patients as if I'm speaking to my own family and friends. I enjoy discussing shared experiences while also providing evidenced-based practices. Often, I see my role as an educator. I strive to be approachable as I want parents to feel comfortable bringing forth any questions and concerns.

As an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), I love helping families with the successes and sometimes difficulties that come with breastfeeding. I also direct the Cincinnati Children’s Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS) Follow-Up Clinic, which provides care for infants and children exposed to opioids prenatally. In my clinical research, I focus on the short- and long-term medical and developmental outcomes of prenatal opioid exposure.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors with my family and participating in triathlons.

Clinical Interests

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome; newborn care; breastfeeding

Research Interests

Follow up care of infants treated for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Neonatology, Perinatal

Research Divisions

Neonatology



Blog Posts

Follow-Up Crucial After Fetal Opioid Exposure

Perinatal

Follow-Up Crucial After Fetal Opioid Exposure

Jennifer McAllister, MD, IBCLC6/30/2019

My Locations

My Education

MD: University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH, 2007.

Residency: Pediatrics, University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, 2010.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2010.

My Publications

Hospital Care of Opioid-Exposed Newborns: Clinical and Psychosocial Challenges. Goyal, NK; McAllister, J. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2020; 15:613-618.

Subclinical and Overt Newborn Opioid Exposure: Prevalence and First-Year Healthcare Utilization. Percy, Z; Brokamp, C; McAllister, JM; Ryan, P; Wexelblatt, SL; Hall, ES. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 222:52-58.e1.

Reported Prevalence of Maternal Hepatitis C Virus Infection in the United States. Rossi, RM; Wolfe, C; Brokamp, R; McAllister, JM; Wexelblatt, S; Warshak, CR; Hall, ES. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2020; Publish Ahead of Print:387-395.

126.2 Maternal Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Neonatal Behavior Syndromes. McAllister, J. In: Kliegman R, Ed. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics E-Book 2-Volume Set. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Health Sciences; 2019.

Developmental Disorders and Medical Complications Among Infants with Subclinical Intrauterine Opioid Exposures. Hall, ES; McAllister, JM; Wexelblatt, SL. Population Health Management. 2019; 22:19-24.

Opioid Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: An Overview. Wexelblatt, SL; McAllister, JM; Nathan, AT; Hall, ES. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2018; 103:979-981.

Torticollis in Infants with a History of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. McAllister, JM; Hall, ES; Hertenstein, GE R; Merhar, SL; Uebel, PL; Wexelblatt, SL. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2018; 196:305-308.

Retrospective review of neurodevelopmental outcomes in infants treated for neonatal abstinence syndrome. Merhar, SL; McAllister, JM; Wedig-Stevie, KE; Klein, AC; Meinzen-Derr, J; Poindexter, BB. Journal of Perinatology. 2018; 38:587-592.