Associate Investigator, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Our research seeks to understand the drivers of both mental illness and mental wellbeing across the lifespan. Much of our work has focused on the social and biological underpinnings of depression and anxiety among women, children, adolescents, and other vulnerable populations, including racial/ethnic minorities and people of low socioeconomic status.
We study a range of biological factors and processes contributing to mental health—including the role of genetic variation and epigenetic mechanisms—as well as biological markers of future risk, such as markers captured in children’s primary (or baby) teeth.
We study multiple social factors, including the role of early life environmental exposures and stressors such as childhood adversity, on mental health.