Nancy S. Weinfield, PhD

Research Scientist

301-816-6848
Nancy.S.Weinfield@kp.org

Education:

PhD, University of Minnesota, Institute of Child Development, Minneapolis, MN 1996
MA, Columbia University Teachers College, New York, NY 1991

Dr. Nancy Weinfield joined MAPRI as research scientist in February 2019. She is a developmental psychologist with expertise in family relationships, mental and behavioral health, and child wellness. Her research has focused on parenting and its influence on child behavior. Her recent research has also included feeding choices and health outcomes of children in low income families receiving WIC benefits.

Prior to joining MAPRI, Dr. Weinfield was a Senior Study Director at Westat, in Rockville, MD. She was previously on the faculty at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA. Her research interests include postpartum parental depression, adverse childhood experiences, and childhood depression, anxiety, and behavior problems.

Research Interests:

Postpartum parental depression, adverse childhood experiences, and childhood depression, anxiety, and behavior problems

For a full list of publications, please see Dr. Weinfield’s Curriculum Vitae.

  1. Weinfield, N.S., Borger, C., Zimmerman, T., DeMatteis, J., MacAllum, C., Whaley, S., Ritchie, L., Au, L., Sallack, L., and May, L. (in press). WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study – 2: Third year report (for USDA FNS). Alexandria, VA.
  2. Au, L.E., Paolicelli, C., Gurzo, K., Ritchie, L.D., Weinfield, N.S., Plank, K.R., & Whaley, S.E. (2019). Contribution of WIC-Eligible Foods to the Overall Diet of 13-and 24-Month-Old Toddlers in the WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study-2. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 119(3), 435-448.
  3. Au, L.E., Gurzo, K., Paolicelli, C., Whaley, S.E., Weinfield, N.S., & Ritchie, L.D. (2018). Diet quality of US infants and toddlers 7–24 months old in the WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study-2. The Journal of Nutrition, 148(11), 1786-1793.
  4. Borger, C., Weinfield, N.S., Zimmerman, T., MacAllum, C., DeMatteis, J., Whaley, S., Ritchie, L., Sallack, L., Au, L., Jenkins, F., and May, L. (2018). WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study – 2: Second Year Report (for USDA FNS). Alexandria, VA.
  5. May, L., Borger, C., Weinfield, N.S., MacAllum, C., DeMatteis, J., McNutt, S., Whaley, S., Ritchie, L., and Sallack, L. (2017). WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study – 2: Infant Year Report (for USDA FNS). Alexandria, VA.
  1. Paper (presenter): Now We Are Three! WIC Program Retention and other Important Findings from the WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study (WIC ITFPS-2). National WIC Association Annual Education and Training Conference & Exhibits, 2019. Baltimore, MD.
  2. Paper (presenter): New Perspectives on WIC: An Evidence-Based Examination of Early Childhood Dietary Behaviors. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, 2018. Washington, DC.
  3. Paper (presenter): Results from the WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study – 2 (ITFPS-2): Findings through age 2. National WIC Association 2018 Annual Education and Training Conference & Exhibits, 2018. Chicago, IL.
  4. Poster: Breastfeeding among women on WIC: A public health success story. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, 2017. Atlanta, GA.
  5. Paper: Mom knows best: How do mothers perceive WIC breastfeeding support and other program benefits? Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, 2017. Atlanta, GA.
  6. Workshop: A guide to de-identifying qualitative data. Social, Behavioral, Educational Research Conference, 2017. San Antonio, TX.
  7. Paper: Hospital breastfeeding experiences of women receiving WIC benefits: findings from the WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study – 2. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, 2017. Chicago, IL.
  8. Paper (presenter): Feeding trends in the first year of life: Results from the WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study. National WIC Association Annual Education and Training Conference & Exhibits, 2017. Philadelphia, PA.