Projects

 

Brain and Behavior Infant Experiences (BABIES)

The goal of this project is to better understand how the perinatal environment, including the hormonal milieu in utero and postnatal interactions with caregivers, influences neurodevelopment in infancy. Findings from this study will advance scientific knowledge concerning the impact of early experiences on risk for mental health difficulties.


Role: Project design, management, grant writing, data analysis, dissemination. Funding: NIMH and NICHD

Prenatal Predictors of

Preschool Temperament

A collaboration between the departments of Psychology and Pediatrics at Stanford University, the goal of this project is to investigate the contribution of prenatal markers of inflammation to temperament in early childhood. Findings from this study will increase understanding of the etiology of risk for psychopathology.


Role: Project design, management, grant writing, data analysis, dissemination. Funding:  March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center

The Stanford Early Life Stress Project

In this project, we are examining how experiences of stress in childhood contribute to neurodevelopment and socioemotional functioning across the transition from earlier to later adolescence. 


Role: Data analysis and dissemination. Funding: NIMH