Elisabeth Salisbury, PhD

Visiting Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Biological Psychology
Paralyzed Veterans of America Spinal Cord Research Foundation Fellowship, Harvard School of Public Health
Respiratory Biology, Harvard School of Public Health

Professional Affiliations

Member, Pediatric Academic Societies
Member, Eastern Society of Pediatric Research

Research Interests

Infant health; Children and adolescents; Biological psychology
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Bloch-Salisbury E, Bogen D, Vining M, Netherton D, Rodriguez N*, Burch T*, Burns C, Erceg E, Glidden B, Ayturk D, Aurora S, Yanowitz T, Barton B & Beers S.udy design and rationale for a randomized controlled trial to assess effectiveness of stochastic vibrotactile mattress stimulation versus standard non-oscillating crib mattress for treating hospitalized opioid-exposed newborns. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 21: 100737, 2021: DOI: 10.1016/j.conctc.2021.100737
  2. Derbin M*, McKenna L*, Chin D, Coffman B & Bloch-Salisbury E. Actigraphy: Metrics reveal it is not a valid tool for determining sleep in neonates. Journal of Sleep Research. 2021, e13444. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jsr.13444
  3. Rodriguez N, Vining M & Bloch-Salisbury E. Salivary cortisol levels as a biomarker for severity of withdrawal in opioid-exposed newborns. Pediatric Research. 87(6): 1033-1038, 2020. DOI: 10.1038/s41390-019-0601-7. Epu2019 Oct 2; PubMed PMID 31578040
  4. Zuzarte I, Indic P, Barto B, Paydarfa D, Bednarek F & Bloch-Salisbury E. Vibrotactile stimulation: A non-pharmacological intervention for opioid-exposed newborns. PlosOne, 12(4): e0175981, 2017. DOI: org/10.1371/journal.pone.0175981.
  5. Patent # PCT/US2015/021999: Methods and systems for reducing irritability in infants. Https://patents.google.com/patent/EP3119244A1/en

Clinical Interests

Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Balsan, M.J., Burns, J., Kimock, F., Hirsch, E., Unger, A., Telesco, R., and Bloch-Salisbury, E. A pilot study to assess the safety, efficacy and ease of use of a novel hearing protection device for hospitalized neonates. Early Human Development. 156: 015365, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2021.105365
  2. Timpson, W.*, Killoran, C., Maranda, L., Picarillo, A., and Bloch-Salisbury, E. A quality improvement initiative to improve scoring consistency and accuracy of the Finnegan Tool: Challenges in obtaining reliable assessments of drug withdrawal in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Advances in Neonatal Care. 2017. DOI: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000441.Video Abstract Link: Bloch-Salisbury, E. and Killoran, C. https://journals.lww.com/advancesinneonatalcare/Pages/videogallery.aspx?autoPlay=false&videoId=24