Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Sarah Haskell, DO


Assistant Professor of Pediatrics  - Critical Care

Contact Information

Primary Office: 7770 JPP
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242


BS, Exercise Science, University of Nebraska
DO, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Residency, Pediatrics, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa
Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa

Licensure and Certifications

Board-certified in Pediatrics Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics
Board-certified in Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Research Summary

Laboratory work is focused on how the fetal environment impacts cardiovascular development and disease. In the United States, currently 10% of pregnant women are treated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Because SSRIs cross the placenta, the safety of these medications is of concern to the developing fetus. We are currently using an exposure model to investigate the effects of the antidepressant sertraline on cardiac development. My clinical research interest is in optimizing pediatric cardiopulmonary arrest care in both in-patient and out-patient settings. We are currently part of a multi-center study investigating the quality of pediatric resuscitation.

Selected Publications

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Engelstad H, Roghair R, Calarge C, Colaizy T, Stuart S, Haskell S.  Perinatal outcomes of pregnancies complicated by maternal depression with or without SSRI therapy.  Neonatology.  2014. 105(2):149-154.

Haskell S, Peotta V, Reinking B, Herman G, Roghair R.  Impact of neonatal sertraline exposure on the post-myocardial infarction outcomes of adult male mice.  Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology.  2013 November. 62(5):479-484.

Haskell S, Hermann G, Reinking B, Volk K, Peotta V, Zhu V, Roghair R.  Sertraline exposure leads to a small left heart syndrome in adult male mice.  Pediatric Research.  2013 March. 73(3):286-293.

Kummet G, Haskell S, Hermann G, Ni C, Volk K, Younes A, Miller A, Roghair R.  Neonatal SSRI exposure programs a hypermetabolic state in adult mice.  Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism.  2012. 

Haskell S, Zhang R, Hermann G, Kummet G, Ni C, Cushman T, Roghair R.  Neonatal SSRI exposure increases sympathetic tone in adult mice.  2011 May. 

Haskell S, Hermann G, Zhang R, Reinking B, Roghair R.  Neonatal sertraline exposure impairs cardiac development and increases sympathetic tone in mice.  Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.  2011. 2(1).

Haskell S, Zhang Z, Hermann G, Ni C, Cushman T, Roghair R.  Neonatal Sertraline exposure increases adult sympathetic tone.  2010 October. 

Haskell S, Hermann G, Roghair R.  Sertraline exposure and the programming of adult cardiovascular disease.  2010 May. 

Haskell S, Atkins D.  Defibrillation in children.  Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock.  2010. 3:261-6.

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