The following is a selection of our recent peer-reviewed publications:

  1. Johnson MB, Boriack ED, McConnell CM, Williams SR, Naiditch JA, Lawson KA. Predictors of Swimming Pool Supervision for Caregivers of Toddlers. J Inj Violence Res. 2021 July; 13(2): 141-150.
  2. Johnson MB, Boriack ED, McConnell CM, Lawson KA.  Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Toddler Swimming RoutinesJournal of Physical Activity Research.  2021; 6(2): 107-111.
  3. Wilson AK, Ragsdale CE, Sehgal I, Vaughn M, Padilla-Tolentino E, Barczyk AN, Lawson KA. Exposure-based Methadone and Lorazepam Weaning Protocol Reduces Wean Length in Children. The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2021 January; 26(1) : 42-49.
  4. Notrica DM, Sussman BL, Sayrs LW, St Peter SD, Maxson RT, Alder AC, Eubanks JW 3rd, Johnson JJ, Ostlie DJ, Ponsky T, Naiditch JA, Leys CM, Lawson KA, Greenwell C, Bhatia A, Garcia NM.  Early Vasopressor Administration in Pediatric Blunt Liver and Spleen Injury: An ATOMAC+ study. J Pediatr Surg. 2021 March; 56(3): 500-505.
  5. Hughes Garza H, Perez A, Piper K, Barczyk AN, Lawson KA. Accuracy of ICD-10 coding for physical child abuse in a Pediatric Level I Trauma Center. Injury Prevention. 2021 March; 27(S1):i71-i74.
  6. Barczyk AN, Gillon JT, Piper K, Christie L, Lawson KA.  Predictors of traumatic suicide attempts in youth presenting to hospitals with level I trauma centers, Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2020 Aug; 59(2): 178-185.
  7. Barczyk AN, Jones K, Duzinski SV, Lawson KA. Predictors of childhood injury in children reported to child protective services. Journal of Trauma Nursing. 2020 Sept/OCt; 27(5):283-291.
  8. Apelt N, Greenwell C, Tweed J, Notrica DM, Maxson RT, Garcia NM, Lawson K, Eubanks JW 3rd, Letton RW Jr, Scindel D. Air Guns: A Contemporary Review of Injuries at Six Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Centers. J Surg Res, 2020 Apr; 248:1-6.
  9. Pollok, L.J., Barczyk, A.N., Piper, K., Burg, B., & Garcia, N.M. Evaluation of an after-hours child passenger safety resource guide. Journal of Trauma Nursing. J Trauma Nurs. 2019 Nov/Dec; 26(6):272-280
  10. Barczyk, A.N., Piper, K., Duzinski, S.V., & Lawson, K.A. Suicide attempt trends in central Texas youth. Community Mental Health Journal, 2019; 55(5), 798-803.
  11. Notrica DM, Sussman BL, Garcia NM, Leys CM, Maxson RT, Bhatia A, Letton RW, Ponsky T, Lawson KA, Eubanks JW 3rd, Alder AC, Greenwell C, Ostlie DJ, Tuggle DW, St Peter SD.  Reimaging in Pediatric Blunt Spleen and Liver Injury.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2019 Feb; 54(2): 340-344 (2019).
  12. McGaha P, Motghare P, Sarwar, Z, Garcia NM, Lawson KA, Bhatia A, Langlais CS; Linnaus ME, Maxson RT, Eubanks JW III, Alder AC, Tuggle D, Ponsky TA, Leys CW, Ostlie DJ, St. Peter SD, Notrica DM, Letton RW. Negative Focused Abdominal Sonography for Trauma examination predicts successful non-operative management in pediatric solid organ injury: A prospective ATOMAC+ study.  Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2019 Jan; 86(1): 86-91.
  13. Cosgrove P, Modi S, Lawson K, Hancock-Friesen C, Johnson G.  Early Survival Following in Utero Myocardial Infarction.  Cardiol Young.  2018 Oct; 28(10): 1079-1087.
  14. Barczyk, A.N., Piper, K., Duzinski, S.V., Klingensmith, M., & Lawson, K.A. Youth suicide attempt nomenclature used in two central Texas hospitals: Insight for surveillance and research. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. 2018 May 31; epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000521
  15. Duzinski, S.V., Guevara, L.M., Barczyk, A., Garcia, N.M., Cassel, J.L., Lawson, K.A. Effectiveness of a pediatric abusive head trauma prevention program among Spanish-speaking mothers. Hispanic Health Care International. 2018 Mar; 16(1); 5-10. DOI: 10.1177/1540415318756859
  16. Ruttan T, Lawson KA, Piper K, Wilkinson M. Risk Factors Associated with Emergency Department Return Visits Following Trauma System Discharge. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2018 Mar; 34(3): 202-207. DOI: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001182
  17. Notrica DM, Sayrs LW, Bhatia A, Letton RW, Alder A, St Peter S, Ponsky TA, Eubanks JW 3rd, Lawson KA, Ostlie DJ, Tuggle DW, Garcia NM, Maxson RT, Leys C, Greenwell C. The incidence of delayed splenic bleeding in pediatric blunt trauma. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Feb; 53(2); 339-343. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.10.005
  18. Young, C., Simonton, A.J., Key, S.M., Barczyk, A.N., Lawson, K.A. Closing in on crisis: Informing clinical practice regarding non-suicidal self-injury in youth. Journal of Pediatric Health Care 2017 May – Jun;31(3):334-341. DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2016.10.005
  19. Linnaus ME, Langlais CS, Garcia NM, Alder AC, Eubanks JW 3rd, Maxson RT, Letton RW, Ponsky TA, St Peter SD, Leys C, Bhatia A, Ostlie DJ, Tuggle DW, Lawson KA, Raines AR, Notrica DM. Failure of nonoperative management of pediatric blunt liver and spleen injuries: A prospective Arizona-Texas-Oklahoma-Memphis-Arkansas Consortium study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Apr;82(4):672-679. DOI: 1097/TA.0000000000001375
  20. Recicar J, Barczyk A, Duzinski S, Lawson KA, Garcia NM, Letton R, Raines AR, Eubanks JW, Azarakhsh N, Grimes S, Notrica DM, Garcia-Filion P, Alder A, Greenwell C, Megison S, Rettiganti M, Luo C, Maxson RT. Does Restraint Status in Motor Vehicle Crash with Rollover Predict the Need for Trauma Team Presence on Arrival? An ATOMAC Study. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2016, 51(2):319-322. DOI:
  21. Arzeno N, Lawson KA, Duzinski SV, Vikalo H. Designing Optimal Mortality Risk Prediction Scores that Preserve Clinical Knowledge. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 2015, 56:145-56. DOI: 1016/j.jbi.2015.05.021
  22. Gettig K, Lawson KA, Garcia NM, Fox KA. Penetrating Knitting Needle through the Mediastinum in a Child. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 2015, 22:132-135. DOI: 1097/JTN.0000000000000123
  23. Barczyk AN, Duzinski SV, Brown JM, Lawson KA. Perceptions of Injury Prevention and Familial Adjustment Among Mothers of Teen Parents. Journal of Safety Research, 2015, 52:15-21. DOI: 1016/j.jsr.2014.12.002
  24. Higginbotham N, Lawson KA, Gettig K, Roth J, Hopper E, Higginbotham E, George TM, Maxson T, Edwards G, Garcia NM. Utility of a Child Abuse Screening Guideline in an Urban Pediatric Emergency Department. The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2014, 76(3):871-877. DOI: 1097/TA.0000000000000135
  25. Johnson JJ, Tuggle DW, Garcia NM, Eubanks JW 3rd, Notrica DM, Brahmamdam P, Megison S, Maxson RT, Piper K, Lawson KA, Garcia-Filion P, Recicar J. The Utility of a Computer-Based Internal Education Program for Pediatric Trauma Centers – an ATOMAC Study. The American Surgeon, 2014, 80(4):419-421 PMID: 24887680
  26. Duzinski SV, Yum-Guerrero PJ, Fung A, Brown JM, Wheeler T, Barczyk AN, Lawson KA. Sleep Behaviors of Infants and Young Children: Associated Demographic and Acculturation Characteristics among Hispanic Teen Mothers. The Journal of Trauma Nursing, 2013, 20(4):189-198. DOI: 1097/JTN.0000000000000011
  27. Azarakhsh N, Grimes S, Notrica DM, Tuggle DW, Raines A, Garcia NM, Maxson TR, Adler AC, Recicar J, Garcia-Filion PG, Greenwell C, Lawson KA, Wan JY, Eubanks JW. Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury in Children: Under Reported or Under Recognized? The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2013, 75(6):1006-1012. DOI: 1097/TA.0b013e31829d3526