Current Research Opportunities

The Women’s Mental Health Program is conducting investigations of the effects of maternal stress and trauma on the development of her child. Currently, only the Stress in Pregnancy study is recruiting participants, and updates regarding the other studies are coming soon. Please click on any of the links to learn more about the studies being conducted.


Aimed to examine the potential impact of maternal stress on infants throughout pregnancy and the first years of life.

Aimed to investigate the efficacy of therapeutic interventions for psychological stress and depression during pregnancy.

Aimed to understand the brain function of women with or without posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and of their daughters.