Professor of Psychological Science
Ph.D. University of Trier, Germany
4562 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
stress, pregnancy and postpartum depression, biopsychology of stress, developmental psychobiology
I am interested in biopsychological processes in health and disease, specifically as they relate to human stress. My research focuses on (a) stress during pregnancy and its effects on postpartum depression, and (b) individual differences in stress reactivity (hormonal, immune, genetic).