Perinatal Pathways of Columbia University


Welcome to the Perinatal Pathways lab


We investigate pregnant women’s experiences — depression, stress, medication use, and nutrition — as they shape fetal and infant development, with implications for the future child’s mental health trajectory.
Our projects involve fetal assessment, newborn neuroimaging, genetics, epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, mother–child interaction, and ecological momentary assessment to characterize maternal experiences and the effects on children’s brain and behavior development. We also run intervention studies to promote maternal well–being during the perinatal period, for her, and her future child.