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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

2021
Wu Y, Andescavage N, Lopez C, Quistorff JL, Donofrio MT, du Plessis AJ, Limperopoulos C.
Maternal mental distress and cortisol levels in pregnancies with congenital heart disease. Cardiol Young. 2021 Aug 31:1-5. doi: 10.1017/S1047951121003504. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34462025. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34462025/
2021
De Asis-Cruz J, Andersen N, Kapse K, Khrisnamurthy D, Quistorff J, Lopez C, Vezina G, Limperopoulos C
Global Network Organization of the Fetal Functional Connectome.
Cereb Cortex. 2021 May 10;31(6):3034-3046. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhaa410. PMID: 33558873; PMCID: PMC8107792. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33558873/
2021
Gold S, Kapse K, Lopez C, Quistorff J, Downs S, Iqbal S, Limperopoulos C, Andescavage N. In vivo placental function in pregnancies complicated by maternal diabetes mellitus. Poster presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting, May 4, 2021.
2021
Andescavage N, Kushal K, Lu Y-C, Barnett S, Saeed H, Quistorff J, Lopez C, Limperopoulos C In-vivo changes of placental development during the COVID19 pandemic. Platform presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting, May 4, 2021.
2021
De Asis-Cruz J, Lopez C, Kapse K, Quistorff J, Vezina G, Donofrio M, Limperopoulos C In-utero MRI identifies altered resting state networks in fetuses with complex congenital heart disease. Platform presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting, May 4, 2021.
2021
Lu Y-C, Andescavage N, Saeed H, Quistorff J, Lopez C, Henderson D, Kapse K, Vezina G, du Plessis AJ, Limperopoulos C Structural changes of the human fetal brain during the COVID-19 pandemic. Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) Plenary Series: Best of SPR Featured Abstracts. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting, May 4, 2021.
2021
Ahmadzia HK, Lu Y-C, Barak S, Quistorff J, Lopez C, Kapse K, Limperopoulos C, Andescavage N Optimizing abnormal placentation detection prenatally using quantitative MRI. Platform presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting, May 4, 2021.
2021
Cook KM, De Asis-Cruz J, Lopez C, Quistorff J, Kapse K, Andresen N, Vezina G, Limperopoulos C In utero MRI differentiates male and female human fetal brain functional connectivity. Platform presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting, May 3, 2021.
2021
Andescavage N, Bullen T, Liggett M, Barnett S, Espinosa K, Kapse A, Kapse K, Ahmadzia H, Quistorff J, Lopez C, Limperopoulos C Relating fetal brain development and neonatal neurobehavior in pregnancies complicated by fetal growth restriction. Platform presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting, May 3, 2021.
2021
Pradhan S, Niforatos-Andescavage N, Saeed H, Barnett S, Kapse K, Andersen N, Quistorff J, Lopez C, Vezina G, Limperopoulos C Impaired fetal brain metabolism in pregnancies complicated by elevated maternal stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Poster presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting, May 2, 2021.
2021
Lu Y-C, Andescavage N, Kapse K, Andersen N, Lopez C, Quistorff J, Henderson D, Bulas D, Krishnan A, Donofrio MT, du Plessis AJ, Limperopoulos C Maternal anxiety alters in vivo placental morphology and texture in pregnancies complicated by fetal congenital heart disease. Platform presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting, May 1, 2021.
2021
Pradhan S, Kapse K, Niforatos-Andescavage N, Quistorff J, Lopez C, Limperopoulos C. Increased brain lactate in fetuses of pregnant women with diabetes. Poster presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting, April 30, 2021.
2021
Andescavage N, Liggett M, Barnett S, Espinosa K, Kapse A, Kapse K, Ahmadzia H, Quistorff J, Lopez C, Limperopoulos C. Impaired prenatal cerebellar growth predicts neurodevelopmental outcomes in growth restricted fetuses. Poster presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting, April 30, 2021.
2021
Axel Largent PhD, Kushal Kapse MS, Scott D. Barnett PhD, Josepheen De Asis‐Cruz MD, PhD, Matthew Whitehead MD, Jonathan Murnick MD, PhD, Li Zhao PhD, Nicole Andersen BA, Jessica Quistorff MPH, Catherine Lopez MS, Catherine Limperopoulos PhD
Image Quality Assessment of Fetal Brain MRI Using Multi‐Instance Deep Learning Methods
[published online ahead of print, 2021 Apr 23]. J Magn Reson Imaging 2021 Apr 23. doi: 10.1002/jmri.27649. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com
2021
Lu YC, Kapse K, Andersen N, Quistorff J, Lopez C, Fry A, Cheng J, Andescavage N, Wu Y, Espinosa K, Vezina G, du Plessis A, Limperopoulos C.
Association between socioeconomic status and in utero fetal brain development. JAMA Network Open. Published 2021, Mar 1;4(3):e213526. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.3526. PMID: 33779746. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33779746/
2020
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/
2020
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/
2020
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/