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Dr. Kathleen Pajer

Dr. Kathleen Pajer

The Ohio State University, USA

 

Email: kathleen.pajer@iwk.nshealth.ca

 

Qualifications

 

1988 M.P.H., in Chronic Disease, Yale University Laboratory

1982 M.D., in Medicine, University of South Alabama

1973 B.S., in Special Education, University of Connecticut

 

Publications (Selected)

1.     Gardner W, Pajer KA, Kelleher KJ, Scholle SH, Wasserman RC:  “Child Gender Differences in Primary Care Clinicians' Mental Health Care of Children and Adolescents.”  Presented at the American Psychological Association's Conference on Women's Health Services, Washington, D.C., 2/22/2002.

2.     Gardner W, Jernigan J, Pajer K: “Adolescent Substance Abuse Data: IRT Measures of Usage.” Presented at SAMHSA Adolescent Managed Care Network Meeting: Washington, D.C., 5/7/2002.

3.     Pajer KA, Rabin B, Gardner W: "Increased IgG 3:4 Ratios in Adolescent Antisocial Females: Evidence of a Th1/Th2 Imbalance?" Poster presented at the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society meeting, Madison, WI, 5/8-5/11/2002.

4.     Pajer KA, Gardner W:  "Long-Term Health Outcomes in Adolescent Girls with Conduct Disorder." Poster presented at the Tenth Annual Congress on Women's Health, 5/18-5/21/2002, Hilton Head, NC.

5.     Pajer KA:  "HPA Axis Function in Female Antisocial Adolescent Behavior."  Invited paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, 8/2-8/6/2002, Quebec, Canada.

6.     Pajer KA:  “An Historical and Theoretical Integration of Biological Rhythms, Behavior Problems and Sleep.” Paper presented at the 10th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD 4/11-4/14/2004.

7.     Pajer KA:  “Adolescent Antisocial Behavior in Girls: What Is the Role of the HPA Axis?”  Presentation at the Columbus Children's Research Institute 2004 Annual Research Conference, Newark, Ohio, 4/15 – 4/16/2004. (Not peer-reviewed).

8.     Pajer KA, Gardner W: “Adolescent Antisocial Girls: Do They Have More Health Problems?” Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies, 2004 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA 5/1-5/4/2004.

9.     Pajer KA, Kelleher KJ, Gupta A, Rolls J: “Antisocial Youth: Mental Health Care in the Juvenile Justice System.” Poster presented at the 51st Annual Meeting on the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Washington, D. C. 10/19-10/24/2004.

10.   Pajer KA:  “Chronic Trauma in Childhood: Conduct Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 12/15/2004. (not peer-reviewed).

11.   Gupta RA, Stevens J, Kelleher KJ, Pajer KA: “Aftercare Mental Health Services for Juvenile Parolees.” Poster presentation at the Columbus Children's Research Institute 2004 Annual Research Conference, Newark, Ohio 4/14 – 4/15/2005. (not peer-reviewed).

12.   Pajer KA: “HPA Axis Function in Adolescent Antisocial Females.” Presented at Research Training Series at Columbus Children's Research Institute, 5/3/2005. (Not peer-reviewed).

13.   Pajer KA: “Antisocial Behavior in Mothers: Dysregulation and the Developing Brain” Paper presentation at 2005 Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. 5/14-5/17/2005.

14.   Pajer KA, Gardner W, Tabbah R, Ruben R: “Gonadal and Adrenal Steroid Levels in Adolescent Girls with Conduct Disorder.”  Poster presentation at the Society for Neuroscience 2005 35th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. 11/12-11/16/2005.

15.   Penfold R, Pajer KA, Gardner W, Kelleher KJ: “Analysis of Drug Abuse/Misuse Patterns in Rural Areas Using a Geographic Information Systems Approach.” Poster presentation at the 2006 Annual Meeting for the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL 3/8/06.

16.   Pajer KA: “Adolescent Behavior and Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) Axis Function: Methodologic Issues in Using Salivary Cortisol.”  Poster presentation at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, Boston, MA 3/22-3/25/2006.

17.   Cooper-Fenske C, Gardner W, Pajer K: “Adolescent Girls with Conduct Disorder:  HPA Axis Reactivity in Response to Psychological Stress.”  Poster presentation at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, Boston, MA, 3/22-3/25/2006.*

18.   Cooper-Fenske C, Gardner W, Pajer K: “Adolescent Girls with Conduct Disorder:  HPA Axis Reactivity in Response to Psychological Stress.”  Poster presentation at OSUMC 5th Annual Research Day, Columbus, Ohio 3/30/06. (Not Peer Reviewed) .*

19.   Guttikonda R, Pajer K: “Conduct Disorder in Adolescent Girls: Effect on Health Risk Behaviors.” Poster presentation at OSUMC 5th Annual Research Day, Columbus, Ohio 3/30/06. (Not Peer Reviewed). *

20.   Schloss B, Pajer K: “Child Abuse Potential in Adolescent Girls with Conduct Disorders.” Poster presentation at OSUMC 5th Annual Research Day, Columbus, Ohio 3/30/06.(Not Peer Reviewed).*

21.   Chung J, Pajer K: “Health Risk Behaviors in Adolescent Girls Effects of Childhood Maltreatment and Psychopathology.”  Poster presentation at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, Boston, MA, 3/22-3/25/2006.*

22.   Karaman R, Pajer K: “Conduct Disorder and Decision-Making in Adolescent Girls.”  Poster presentation at the OSU 11th Annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, Columbus, Ohio 5/06. (Not Peer-Reviewed) .*

23.   Pajer K, Gardner W, Wang Y, Tabbah R, Brindley S:  “Measuring Circadian Rhythm of Cortisol:  Will Teens Cooperate?”  Poster presentation at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, San Diego, CA, 10/24-10/29/2006.

24.   Pajer K, Gardner W, Rubin R: “HPA Axis Function, Psychopathology and Health in Adolescent Girls” Paper presented at Hot Topics Conference: Understanding Girls’ Problem Behavior, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden, 2/14 – 2/17/07 (Invited presentation).

25.   Duhigg D, Pajer K: “Girls with Conduct Disorder: How is Their Health?” Poster presentation at OSUMC 6th Annual Research Day, Columbus, OH 3/29/07. (Not Peer-Reviewed). *