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Lynne M Smith

Clinical Pediatrics
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
United States of America


The primary focus of Dr. Smith’s research efforts is on developmental outcomes of newborns born at high risk. She is an investigator for the Newborn Behavior and Outcomes in Very Preterm Infants (NOVI) study, a longitudinal study which aims to determine associations between NICU Network Neurobehavioral Scale (NNNS) score and the developmental outcome at 24 months of very preterm infants born. Dr. Smith is the co-founder of the Child Health Research Program, leading the Health Services and Outcomes Network. This network of investigators is dedicated to promoting and improving the health and well-being of children and their families by working on collaborative health studies, education outreach and community engagement. As an Investigator in the Clinical and Community Research Resources Program, UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute at LABioMed Harbor-UCLA, Dr. Smith assists investigators conducting research projects addressing issues of maternal-child health and serves as a liaison between the investigators and the CTSI research staff.

Research Interest

High Risk Infants, Newborn Behavior and Outcomes in Very Preterm Infants (NOVI) study,


  • Effects of prenatal methamphetamine exposure on behavioral and cognitive findings at 7.5 years from the Infant Development, Environment and Lifestyle (IDEAL) Study. J Pediatr. 2014

  • Prenatal methamphetamine exposure and neonatal and infant neurobehavioral outcome: Results from the IDEAL study. Subst Abus. 2014

  • Developmental and behavioral consequences of prenatal methamphetamine exposure: a review of the Infant Development, Environment, and Lifestyle (IDEAL) Study. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2015

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