- Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Departments / Divisions
- Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
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My research interests lie in developmental psychobiology, with a focus on the organizing role of the maternal endocrine milieu on early human development spanning the prenatal to early childhood periods. With receipt of a NICHD K99 award, I’m evaluating the prediction of self-regulation capacity and executive functions at age 5 by maternal hormones during pregnancy. An upcoming study will extend this work to examine the functional significance of the hormonal transition associated with birth on infant reactivity and regulatory capacity, with a particular focus on the postnatal sex steroid surge observed in early infancy. ...read more
Fetal development; Infant development; Child development; Pregnancy; Hormones; Testosterone; Cortisol; Temperament; Self-Regulation; Executive Functions; Parent-child interaction