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Washington State University COVID-19 Infant, Maternal, and Family Health Collaborative

Researchers

ResearcherAffiliationExpertiseCOVID-19 research link
Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, PhDCollege of NursingPregnancy and parenthood in women with substance use disorderStress and coping during COVID-19 pandemic during pregnancy and parenthood
Masha Gartstein, PhDCollege of Arts and Sciences; Department of Psychology
Infant reactivity and regulation; Biological and contextual determinants of infant temperamentCOVID-19-related stress during pregnancy; Effects on maternal well-being and infant behavioral outcomes
Courtney Meehan, PhDCollege of Arts and Sciences; Department of AnthropologyHuman milk composition, maternal-infant microbiomes, and cross-cultural perspectives on maternal care giving and infant/child developmentIdentifying whether SARS-CoV-2 is present and viable in human milk and transmissible from mother to infant or infant to mother via breastfeeding
Beatrice Caffe, B.A. (graduate student) College of Arts and Sciences; Department of AnthropologyHuman milk composition and milk immune factorsIdentifying whether SARS-CoV-2 is present and viable in human milk and transmissible from mother to infant or infant to mother via breastfeeding
Erica Crespi, PhDCollege of Arts and Sciences; School of Biological SciencesStress physiology and endocrinology; Endocrine mechanisms of developmental programmingStress and coping during COVID-19 pandemic during pregnancy and parenthood, and on infant/child stress and behavior
Jennifer Madigan, B.S. (graduate student)College of Arts and Sciences; School of Biological SciencesStress physiology and endocrinology; Endocrine mechanisms of developmental programmingStress and coping during COVID19 pandemic during pregnancy and parenthood, and on infant/child stress and behavior
Sara Waters, PhDCollege of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS); Department of Human DevelopmentBiological and relational determinants of infant self-regulation development; Parent-child biological stress transmissionImpacts of COVID-19 pandemic on parenting, family stress, infant self-regulation, and maternal and infant health
Ekaterina Burduli, PhDCollege of NursingMaternal and newborn birth outcomes; Perinatal women with substance use disordersMaternal birth-satisfaction, maternal drug use/drug relapse, maternal postpartum depression and stress, and maternal-newborn attachment, during COVID-19 pandemic during pregnancy and postpartum
Luciana Hebert, PhDElson S. Floyd College of Medicine; Medical Education and Clinical SciencesReproductive, and women’s health; Maternal and child health; Quantitative data analysisFinancial hardship, stress and coping among pregnant and parenting women during the COVID-19 pandemic
Cara Carty, PhDElson S. Floyd College of Medicine; Medical Education and Clinical SciencesMaternal and child health; Study design and data analysisSubstance use and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic; COVID-19 health disparities
Olivia Brooks, MSCollege of NursingResearch coordination /management; Substance use in high-risk populations, including substance use during pregnancySubstance use and pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic; Qualitative interviews
Crystal Lederhos Smith, PhDElson S. Floyd College of Medicine; Health Policy AdministrationSubstance use and co-use in high risk populationsSubstance use, stress and coping in pregnant and parenting women during the COVID-19 pandemic
Anna Zamora-Kapoor, PhDElson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Departments of Sociology and Medical Education and Clinical Sciences Health disparities, social determinants of health, breastfeeding and obesity prevention.Interest in examining health disparities in maternal and child health outcomes.
Janessa Graves, PhD, MPHCollege of NursingRural health, access to care, injury research, disparities, health services research, survey research methodsImpact of COVID-19 on stress, loneliness, well-being across rurality; use of telemedicine in context of COVID-19; impact of COVID-19 on well-being/work-life balance of academics
Ally Avery, MSElson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Nutrition and Exercise PhysiologyResearch study design and coordination, survey research methods Impact of COVID-19 on mental health and general wellbeing. Data collection ongoing in adult twins and parents of twins under 13.