A central focus of our research program is racial disparities in preterm birth. We are also examining maternal factors such as stress and obesity during pregnancy and postpartum, which in turn affect health in infants and toddlers. Our research program is currently accepting applications for the research studies listed below.
Stress and Health in Pregnancy and Postpartum (SHIPP3)
The purpose of this study is to look at links among life stressors, mood, social support and physical health in women from late pregnancy through the first year postpartum.