The Mothers and Babies: Mood and Health Research Program

The mission of the Mothers and Babies: Mood and Health Research Program is to develop research aimed at preventing the onset of perinatal depression and improving the mental health of families. Its intent is to focus on underserved populations in the US and internationally.

The Mothers and Babies: Mood and Health Research Program fulfills this mission by:

  • Developing, evaluating, and implementing evidence-based interventions to prevent the onset of major depression during pregnancy and postpartum;
  • Conducting research relevant to improving the mood and health of families;
  • Conducting research with ethnically diverse and underserved populations, as a means to reduce health disparities;
  • Training and supporting graduate and undergraduate students with interest in clinical psychology and related areas, and collaborating with other researchers nationally and internationally.

Dr. Huynh-Nhu (Mimi) Le is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at The George Washington University and directs the Latino Health Research Center

Listen to a podcast by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau about the Mothers and Babies Project.

Also see an interview with Dr. Le, conducted by Michael O'Hara, on the prevention of Postpartum Depression, along with two other leading researchers in the field: Dr. Terry Brugha and Dr. Cindy Lee Dennis.