Jessica L. Quistorff, MPH

Clinical Research Program Manager

Jessica L. Quistorff, MPH, Clinical Research Program Manager, joined the Developing Brain Institute at the end of 2017. In her prior position, Clinical Research Program Lead, Jessica played an important role in overseeing the Institute’s prenatal clinical research studies at Children’s National and expanding our footprint within the D.C. obstetrical community. She has been instrumental in building our clinical-research partnership with the George Washington University OB department and has taken the lead on a number of engagement efforts in the broader OB/MFM community. Prior to Children’s National, she worked in women’s health research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and obtained her Master of Public Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her knowledge of patient-reported outcomes and how they inform access, care provision and policy in the context of women and children’s health, has been enriched while working for the Institute. She plays an essential leadership role in timely, groundbreaking research, like Project RESCUE, that is poised to transform the lives of pregnant women and their children.

Address: 111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
Email: fetalbrain@childrensnational.org
Department: MRI Lab

Recent Publications & Presentations

De Asis-Cruz J, Krishnamurthy D, Zhao L, Kapse K, Vezina G, Andescavage N, Quistorff J, Lopez C, Limperopoulos C.
Association of prenatal maternal anxiety with fetal regional brain connectivity JAMA Network Open. Published 2020, Dec. 7;3(12):e2022349. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.22349 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33284334/
Pradhan S, Kapse K, Jacobs M, Niforatos Andescavage N, Quistorff JL, Lopez C, Bannatine KL, Reinholdt Andersen N, Vezina G, Limperopoulos C.
Non-invasive measurement of biochemical profiles in the healthy fetal brain
[published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 8]. Neuroimage. 2020;219:117016. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117016 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32526384/
Andescavage N, You W, Jacobs M, Kapse K, Quistorff J, Bulas D, Ahmadzia H, Gimovsky A, Baschat A, Limperopoulos C.
Exploring in vivo placental microstructure in healthy and growthrestricted pregnancies through diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging.
Placenta. 2020 Apr;93:113-118. doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2020.03.004. Epub 2020 Mar 6. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32250735/