2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95617
M.A.S., UC Davis, Davis, California, 2008
B.A., Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1983
American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2008
Honors and Awards:
Karl G Maeser Scholar, 1982
National Merit Scholar, 1977
Brigham Young University Trustee Scholar, 1977
Select Recent Publications:
Dallas DC, Martin WF, Strum JS, Zivkovic AM, Smilowitz JT, Underwood MA, Affolter M, Lebrilla CB, German JB. N-linked glycan profiling of mature human milk by high-performance microfluidic chip liquid chromatography time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry. J Agric Food Chem. 2011 Apr 27;59(8):4255-63. Epub 2011 Mar 18.
Ellis CL, Rutledge JC, Underwood MA. Intestinal microbiota and blue baby syndrome: probiotic therapy for term neonates with cyanotic congenital heart disease. Gut Microbes. 2010 Nov-Dec;1(6):359-66.
Underwood MA, Bevins CL. Defensin-barbed innate immunity: clinical associations in the pediatric population. Pediatrics. 2010 Jun;125(6):1237-47. Epub 2010 May 17.
Underwood MA, Salzman NH, Bennett SH, Barman M, Mills DA, Marcobal A, Tancredi DJ, Bevins Cl, Sherman MP 2009 A randomized placebo-controlled comparison of two probiotic/prebiotic combinations in preterm infants; impact on weight gain, intestinal microbiota, and fecal short chain fatty acids. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 48:216-25.
Marcobal A, Underwood MA, Mills DA 2008 Rapid determination of the bacterial composition of commercial probiotic products by terminal restriction fragment polymorphism analysis. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 46:608-11.
Salzman NH, Underwood MA, Bevins Cl 2007 Paneth cells, defensins, and the commensal microbiota: A hypothesis on intimate interplay at the intestinal mucosa. Semin Immunol 19:70-83.
Underwood MA, Danielsen B, Gilbert WA 2007 Cost, causes and rates of rehospitalization of preterm infants. J Perinatol 27:614-9.
Underwood MA, Milstein JM, Sherman MP 2007 Near Infrared Spectroscopy as a screening tool for Patent Ductus Arteriosus in extremely low birth weight infants. Neonatology 91:134-9.
Underwood, MA, and MP Sherman. Nutritional characteristics of amniotic fluid. NeoReviews, 7(6):e310.
Underwood, MA, WM Gilbert and MP Sherman. Amniotic fluid, not just fetal urine anymore. J Perinatol, 25(5):341-8.