Mechanistic Research

Baker BH, Lugo-Candelas C, Wu H, Laue HE, Boivin A, Gillet V, Rahman R, Aw N, Lepage J, Whittingstall K, Bellenger, J, Posner J, Takser L, Baccarelli A. Association of Prenatal Acetaminophen Measured in Meconium with Risk of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Mediation by Frontal Parietal Network Brain Connectivity. JAMA Pediatrics, in press

Conradt, E, Flannery, T, Aschner, J.L. Annett, R.D., Croen, L.A., Duarte, C.S., Friedman, A.M., Guille, C. Hedderson, M. M., Jones, M. R.; Ladd-Acosta, C., McGrath, M., Moreland, A., Neiderhiser, J.M., Nguyen, R. H., Posner, J., Ross, J., Savitz, D. A., Ondersma, S. & Lester, B. Prenatal opioid exposure: neurodevelopmental consequences and future research priorities. Pediatrics (2019) 144(3). PMID: 31462446

Gustafsson, H. C., Grieve, P., Werner, E. A., Desai, P., & Monk, C. Newborn electroencephalographic correlates of maternal prenatal depressive symptoms. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. 2018 Mar 6:1-5. DOI: 10.1017/S2040174418000089. PMID: 29508679.

Okuda, M., Martins, S., Wall, M. M., Chen, C., Santaella-Tenorio, J., Ramos-Olazagasti, M., Wei, C., Canino, G., Bird, H., & Duarte, C. S. (2019) Do Parenting Behaviors Modify the way Sensation Seeking Influences Antisocial Behaviors? Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 60(2): 169-177. PMID: 30052268.

Lugo-Candelas, C., Cha, J., Hinds, W., Silva, I., Parente, C., Foerster, B.U., Manin, M. G., Hoffmann, E. V., Feijo de Mello, A., Abdala, N., Duarte, C. S., Posner, J., Coelho Milani, A. C., & Jackowski, A. Maternal Childhood Adversity and Infant White Matter Connectivity: A Pilot Study of Prenatal Maternal Cortisol Effects. (2019, December). Presented at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology’s Annual Meeting.

Lugo-Candelas, C., Monk, C., Duarte, C., Lee, S., & Posner, P. (2018). Shared genetic factors, fetal programing, and the transmission of depression. The Lancet Psychiatry, 5(10), 771-773. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(18)30356-0

Lugo-Candelas, C., McColl, A., Nile, C., Delaney, C., Skipper, J. Talati, A. Cavanagh, J., Posner, J., Myrna Weissman, M. Cortical Thinning and Peripheral Inflammation in Persons at High and Low Familial Risk for Depression. (2020, May). Accepted to be presented at the Society for Biological Psychiatry’s Annual Meeting, NY, NY

Monk, C., Lugo-Candelas, C., & Trumpff, C. (2019). Prenatal Developmental Origins of Future Psychopathology: Mechanisms and Pathways. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 15, 317-344. doi: 10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-050718-095539

Monk, C., Newport, D. J., Korotkin, J.H., Long, Q., Knight, K. & Stowe, Z.N. Uterine blood flow in a psychiatric population: Impact of maternal depression, anxiety, and psychotropic medication. Biological Psychiatry, 2012: 72(6), 483-490. PMCID: PMC3424380.

Monk, C., Sloan, R.P., Myers, M.M., Ellman, L., Werner, E., Jeon, J., Tager, F., & Fifer, W.P. Fetal heart rate reactivity differs by women’s psychiatric status: An early marker for developmental risk? Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2004: 43, 283–290. PMID: 15076261.

Posner J, Cha J, Roy AK, Peterson BS, Bansal R, Gustaffson H, Raffanello E, Gingrich J, Monk C. Alterations in amygdala-prefrontal circuits in infants exposed to prenatal depression. Translational Psychiatry, 2016 Nov 1; PMCID: PMC5314110

Santesteban-Echarri, O., Ramos-Olazagasti, M. A., Eisenberg, R. E., Wei, C., Bird, H. R., Canino, G. J., Duarte, C. S. Parental Warmth and Psychiatric Disorders among Puerto Rican Children in Two Different Socio-cultural Contexts. Journal of Psychiatric Research. (2017) 87, 30-36. PMID: 27988331

Santesteban-Echarri, O., Eisenberg, R. E., Bird, H. R., Canino, G. J., Duarte, C. S., Family Structure, Transitions and Psychiatric Disorders among Puerto Rican Children. Journal of Child and Family Studies. (2016), 25, 3417. PMID: 28713212

Scorza, P., Duarte, C. S., Hipwell, A., Posner, J., Ortin-Peralta, A., Canino, G., Monk, C., (2018) Intergenerational Transmission of Disadvantage in Humans: Epigenetics and Parents’ Childhoods as the First Exposure. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 60(2): 119-132. PMID: 29473646.

Shields AE, Wise LA, Ruiz-Narvaez EA, Seddighzadeh B, Byun HM, Cozier YC, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Baccarelli AA. Childhood abuse, promoter methylation of leukocyte NR3C1 and the potential modifying effect of emotional support. Epigenomics. 2016;8(11):1507‐1517. PMCID: PMC5116751.

Talati, A, Bao, Y., Kaufman, J., Shen, L, Schaefer, C., Brown, A.S. Maternal Smoking during Pregnancy and Bipolar Disorder in Offspring (2013). American Journal of Psychiatry 170 (10): 1178- 85. [PMCID: PMC4086419]

Talati, A., Odgerel, Wickramaratne, PJ, Weissman, M.M. Brain derived neurotrophic factor moderates associations between maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring behavioral disorders. Psychiatric Research 245:387-391 doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.08.061. [PMCID: PMC5067210]

Wang S, Zheng T, Chanock S, Jedrychowski W, Perera FP (2010) “Methods for Detecting Interactions Between Genetic Polymorphisms and Prenatal Environment Exposure with a Mother-Child Design”, Genetic Epidemiology 34:125-132. PMCID: PMC2811760

Wang S, Yu ZX, Miller R, Tang DL, Perera FP (2011) “Methods for Detecting Interactions Between Imprinted Genes and Environmental Exposures with Mother-Offspring Pairs” Human Heredity, 71:196- 208. PMCID: PMC3153344

Wei, C., Eisenberg, R., Ramos-Olazagasti, M., Wall, M., Chen, C., … Duarte, C. S. (2017). Developmental Psychopathology in a Racial/Ethnic Minority Group: Are Cultural Risks Relevant? Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 56(12), 1081-1088. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2017.10.011

Weissman MM, Pilowsky DJ, Wickramaratne P, Talati A, Wisniewski SR, Fava M, Hughes CW, Garber J, Malloy E, King C, Cerda G, Sood B, Alpert JE, Trivedi MH, Rush J. Remission of Maternal Depression is Associated with Reductions in Psychopathology in their Children: A Star*D- Child Report. JAMA 295 (12): 1389-1398, 2006.

Bergner, S., Monk, C., & Werner, E. Dyadic intervention during pregnancy? Treating pregnant women & possibly reaching the future baby, Infant Mental Health Journal, 2008; 29 (5), 319–419.

Oquendo M, McGrath P, Weissman MM. Biomarker studies and the future of personalized treatment for depression. Depress Anxiety. 2014 Nov; 31(11):902-5.

Wei. C. & Kendall, P. C. (2014). Parental involvement: Contribution to youth anxiety and its treatment. Clinical Family & Child Psychology Review. 17(4), 319-339. doi:10.1007/s10567-014-0170-6.

Wei, C., Cummings, C., Herres, J., Read, K., Carper, M., Swan, A., …Kendall, P. C. (2014). Dissemination and Implementation of evidence-based treatments for anxious youth: A discussion on effectiveness in school and community settings. In R. Beidas & P. C. Kendall (Eds.), Child and adolescent therapy: Dissemination and implementation of empirically supported treatments (pp. 223-242). New York: Oxford University Press.

Weissman MM, Markowitz JC, Klerman GL. The Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Oxford University Press, New York, NY: 2018

Weissman MM, Wickramaratne P, Pilowsky DJ, Poh E, Batten LA, Hernandez M, Flament MF, Stewart JA, McGrath P, Blier P, Stewart JW. Treatment of Maternal Depression in a Medication Clinical Trial and Its Effect on Children. Am J Psychiatry. 2015 Jan 23:appiajp201413121679.


Duarte CS, Monk C, Weissman MM, Posner J. Intergenerational psychiatry: a new look at a powerful perspective. World Psychiatry. 2020 Jun;19(2):175-176. doi: 10.1002/wps.20733. PMID: 32394546; PMCID: PMC7214952.

Hankerson SH, Moise N, Wilson D, Waller BY, Arnold KT, Duarte C, Lugo-Candelas C, Weissman MM, Wainberg M, Yehuda R, Shin R. The Intergenerational Impact of Structural Racism and Cumulative Trauma on Depression. Am J Psychiatry. 2022 Jun; 179(6): 434-440. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.21101000. PMID: 35599541; PMCID: PMC9373857.

Hoffmann EV, Duarte CS, Matsuzaka CT, Milani ACC, Fossaluza V, Mello AF, Mello MF. The positive impact of maternal depression intervention on children's emotional and behavioral symptoms in a low-resource setting. Braz J Psychiatry. 2022 Jul 11. doi: 10.47626/1516-4446-2022-2498. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35816635.

Lugo-Candelas C, Polanco-Roman L, Duarte CS. Intergenerational Effects of Racism: Can Psychiatry and Psychology Make a Difference for Future Generations? JAMA Psychiatry. 2021 Oct 1;78(10):1065-1066. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.1852. PMID: 34319368; PMCID: PMC8802140.

Other Papers

Breton CV, Landon R, Kahn LG, Enlow MB, Peterson AK, Bastain T, Braun J, Comstock SS, Duarte CS, Hipwell A, Ji H, LaSalle JM, Miller RL, Musci R, Posner J, Schmidt R, Suglia SF, Tung I, Weisenberger D, Zhu Y, Fry R. Exploring the evidence for epigenetic regulation of environmental influences on child health across generations. Commun Biol. 2021 Jun 22;4(1):769. doi: 10.1038/s42003-021-02316-6. PMID: 34158610; PMCID: PMC8219763.

Hoffmann EV, Duarte CS, Matsuzaka CT, Milani ACC, Fossaluza V, Mello AF, Mello MF. The positive impact of maternal depression intervention on children's emotional and behavioral symptoms in a low-resource setting. Braz J Psychiatry. 2022 Jul 11. doi: 10.47626/1516-4446-2022-2498. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35816635.

Wang Y, Haghpanah FS, Zhang X, Santamaria K, da Costa Aguiar Alves GK, Bruno E, Aw N, Maddocks A, Duarte CS, Monk C, Laine A, Posner J; program collaborators for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes. ID-Seg: an infant deep learning-based segmentation framework to improve limbic structure estimates. Brain Inform. 2022 May 28;9(1):12. doi: 10.1186/s40708-022-00161-9. PMID: 35633447; PMCID: PMC9148335.