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Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


My Biography & Research

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions


Research Divisions

Human Genetics, Prevention of Preterm Birth

Blog Posts

My Education

MD: West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu, China, 1997.

PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2007.

My Publications

Association of maternal prenatal selenium concentration and preterm birth: a multicountry meta-analysis. Monangi, N; Xu, H; Khanam, R; Khan, W; Deb, S; Pervin, J; Price, JT; Kennedy, SH; Al Mahmud, A; Fan, Y; et al. BMJ Global Health. 2021; 6.

Autozygosity mapping and time-to-spontaneous delivery in Norwegian parent-offspring trios. Sole-Navais, P; Bacelis, J; Helgeland, Ø; Modzelewska, D; Vaudel, M; Flatley, C; Andreassen, O; Njølstad, PR; Muglia, LJ; Johansson, S; et al. Human Molecular Genetics. 2021; 29:3845-3858.

Maternal Dietary Selenium Intake during Pregnancy Is Associated with Higher Birth Weight and Lower Risk of Small for Gestational Age Births in the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study. Solé-Navais, P; Brantsæter, AL; Caspersen, IH; Lundh, T; Muglia, LJ; Meltzer, HM; Zhang, G; Jacobsson, B; Sengpiel, V; Barman, M. Nutrients. 2021; 13.

Developing a theoretical evolutionary framework to solve the mystery of parturition initiation. Rokas, A; Mesiano, S; Tamam, O; Labella, A; Zhang, G; Muglia, L. eLife. 2020; 9.

Transcriptome and regulatory maps of decidua-derived stromal cells inform gene discovery in preterm birth. Sakabe, NJ; Aneas, I; Knoblauch, N; Sobreira, DR; Clark, N; Paz, C; Horth, C; Ziffra, R; Kaur, H; Liu, X; et al. Science advances. 2020; 6.

Accounting for diverse evolutionary forces reveals mosaic patterns of selection on human preterm birth loci. LaBella, AL; Abraham, A; Pichkar, Y; Fong, SL; Zhang, G; Muglia, LJ; Abbot, P; Rokas, A; Capra, JA. Nature Communications. 2020; 11.

Changes in data management contribute to temporal variation in gestational duration distribution in the Swedish Medical Birth Registry. Modzelewska, D; Sole-Navais, P; Sandstrom, A; Zhang, G; Muglia, LJ; Flatley, C; Nilsson, S; Jacobsson, B. PLoS ONE. 2020; 15.

Dissecting maternal and fetal genetic effects underlying the associations between maternal phenotypes, birth outcomes, and adult phenotypes: A mendelian-randomization and haplotype-based genetic score analysis in 10,734 mother-infant pairs. Chen, J; Bacelis, J; Sole-Navais, P; Srivastava, A; Juodakis, J; Rouse, A; Hallman, M; Teramo, K; Melbye, M; Feenstra, B; et al. PLoS Medicine. 2020; 17.

Importance of the environment for gestational duration variability and correlation between relatives - results from the Medical Swedish Birth Registry, 1973-2012. Modzelewska, D; Sole-Navais, P; Zhang, G; Muglia, LJ; Nilsson, S; Jacobsson, B. PLoS ONE. 2020; 15.

Maternal dietary selenium intake is associated with increased gestational length and decreased risk of preterm delivery. Barman, M; Brantsaerer, AL; Nilsson, S; Haugen, M; Lundh, T; Jr, CG F; Zhang, G; Muglia, LJ; Meltzer, HM; Jacobsson, B; et al. British Journal of Nutrition. 2020; 123:209-219.