During the Senate confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh on September 27, 2018, Senator Feinstein said in her introduction, to, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford:

You are a professor affiliated with both Stanford University and Palo Alto University. You have published over 65 peer-reviewed articles and have received numerous awards for your work and research.

"Kavanaugh hearing: Transcript", The Washington Post (2018-09-27)

But by my count, there is only one peer-reviewed article by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford: Use of the Pediatric Symptom Checklist in a Low-Income, Mexican American Population, Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003;157(12):1169-1176. doi:10.1001/archpedi.157.12.1169

Why doesn't Google Scholar reveal more articles by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford?

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    The question about research interests is off topic here. You could try the politics or biological science sites. Oct 2, 2018 at 17:06
  • @DJClayworth, noted. Thanks for providing the corrective edit already. Oct 2, 2018 at 18:01
  • @elliotsvensson if you want to address the question on a SE site, you're going to have to do it in an on topic manner on some site, not use comments to ask the question or attempt to generate discussion.
    – De Novo
    Oct 2, 2018 at 18:35

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Yes! In fact, in the front matter for a recent article, she was listed as having 81 publications.

81 Publications

Most of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's articles are under the name Christine Blasey. That's why they weren't showing up in the Google Scholar search.

EDIT: In case of any concern that another person called Christine Blasey is the author of many of these articles, please read the following "about the author" paragraph which was written for the 2012 edition of "How Many Subjects? Statistical Power Analysis in Research" by Helena Chmura Kraemer and Christine Blasey:

Christine Blasey is a Professor of Psychology at Palo Alto University and a Research Psychologist at Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Christine received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Southern California and an M.S. in Epidemiology from Stanford University. Christine provides statistical consultation in academic settings (e.g., Departments of Psychiatry, Cardiovascular Medicine, Education) and in the private sector for pharmaceutical companies testing new medicines and medical devices. Christine's consultation area of expertise is the interaction between pharmaceutical companies and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She has co-authored over fifty peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and serves as a statistical reviewer for several psychology and psychiatry journals. Christine teaches statistics, research methods, and psychometrics in the PGSP-Stanford University Consortium for Clinical Psychology. Her primary interest is mentoring future psychologists.

link to book

In addition, one work which was not associated with Dr. Helena Chmura Kraemer is "Mifepristone versus Placebo in the Treatment of Psychosis in Patients with Psychotic Major Depression", a 2006 article in the journal Biological Psychiatry. Christine Blasey is listed as a co-author with affiliations with Corcept Therapeutics, Menlo Park, California and also the Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

Another work by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is "Anxiety and Related Disorders and Concealment in Sexual Minority Young Adults", co-authored in 2016 with Jeffrey Cohen, C. Barr Taylor, Brandon Weiss, and Michelle Newman, which begins as follows:

Sexual minorities face greater exposure to discrimination and rejection than heterosexuals. Given these threats, sexual minorities may engage in sexual orientation concealment in order to avoid danger. This social stigma and minority stress places sexual minorities at risk for anxiety and related disorders.

That paper's conclusion includes the following statement:

...worries related to discrimination, such as loss of employment due to sexual orientation, may at first appear to be a cognitive distortion, but in fact it is possible to be legally fired for being gay in most of the 50 states (Human Rights Campaign, 2015).

link to article

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    – Sklivvz
    Oct 2, 2018 at 20:18
  • Co-authorship is one of the biggest jokes in the scientific community. People who didn't contribute a bit are just put on the list and it's no problem. You could even put a fictional person and nobody would notice. Also, being listed as having so-and-so many publications is a worthless piece of information im itself and easily fabricated. Sep 28, 2020 at 1:59

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