Publications

Selected Publications

  • Le, H. N., Perry, D. F., Mendelson, T., Tandon, S. D., & Muñoz, R. F. (2015). Preventing perinatal depression in high risk women: Moving the Mothers and Babies Course from clinical trials to community implementation.  Maternal and Child Health Journal, 19, 2102-2110.
  • Perry, D. F., Le, H. N., Villamil, C., Yengo, J., & Boateng, A. O. (2015).  Policy and practice: integrating perinatal depression screening into WIC at federally qualified health center.  Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 9(2), 253-259.
  • Lara, M. A., Navarrete, L., Nieto, L., & Le, H. N. (2015 online).  Experiences of sexual, physical and verbal abuse and depressive and anxiety symptoms and history of suicide behavior in pregnant women in Mexico. Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria.  
  • Lieberman, K., Le, H. N., & Perry, D. F. (2014). A systematic review of perinatal depression interventions for adolescent mothers.  Journal of Adolescence, 37, 1227-1235.
  • Gonzales, F. A., Le, H. N., & Perry, D. F. (2014).  Using an optimality index to understand perinatal health disparities: A pilot study with Latina immigrants.  Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 25(3), 265-272.
  • Alexander, L. A., Rodriguez, M. F., Perry, D. F., & Le, H. N. (2013 epub).  The latent symptom structure of the Beck Depression Inventory: Second edition in Latina pregnant women.  Maternal and Child Health Journal. DOI: 10.1007/s10995-013-1343-5
  • Le, H. N., Perry, D. F., Genovez, M., & Cardeli, E. (2013). In their own voices: Latinas’ experiences with a randomized controlled trial to prevent perinatal depression. Qualitative Health Research, 23(6), 834-846.
  • Perry, D. F., Ettinger, A. K., Mendelson, T., & Le, H. N. (2011). Prenatal depression predicts postpartum maternal attachment in low-income Latina mothers with infants. Infant Behavior and Development, 34, 339-350.
  • Tandon, S. D., Cluxton-Keller, F. Leis, J., Le, H. N., & Perry, D. F. (2011).  Comparison of three screening tools to identify perinatal depression among low-income African American women.  Journal of Affective Disorders, 136(1), 155-162. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2011.07.014
  • Le, H. N., Perry, D. F., & Stuart, E. A. (2011). Evaluating a preventive intervention for perinatal depression in high-risk Latinas. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79(2), 135-141. DOI: 10.1037/a0022492
  • Christensen, A., Perry, D. F., Le, H. N., & Ahmed, S. (2011). Correlates of unintended birth among low-income Hispanic immigrants at high risk for depression. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 13(3), 478-486. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-011-9437
  • Christensen, Stuart, E. A., Perry, D. F., & Le, H. N. (2011). Unintended pregnancy and perinatal depression trajectories in low-income, high-risk Hispanic immigrants. Prevention Science. Online: DOI: 10.1007/s11121-011-0213
  • Lara, M. A., Navarro, C., Navarrete, L., & Le, H. N. (2010). Retention rates and potential predictors in a longitudinal randomized controlled trial of postpartum depression. Salud Mental, 33, 429-436.
  • Le, H. N., Zmuda, J., Perry, D. F., & Muñoz, R. F. (2010). Transforming an evidence-based intervention to prevent perinatal depression for low-income Latina immigrants. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80(1), 34-45.
  • Sheng, X., Le, H. N., & Perry, D. F. (2010). Perceived satisfaction with social support and depressive symptoms in perinatal Latinas. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 21(1), 35-44. Online: DOI 10.1177/1043659609348619
  • Le, H.N., Perry, D. F., & Ortiz, G. (2010). The Postpartum Depressive Screening Scale-Spanish Version: Examining the psychometric properties and prevalence of risk for postpartum depression. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 12, 249-258. DOI 10.1007/s10903-009-9260-9
  • Le, H. N., Sheng, X., & Perry, D. F. (2009). Using the Internet to screen for postpartum depression. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 13(2), 213-221. Online (2008): DOI 10.1007/s10995-008-0322-8.
  • Lara, M. A., Le, H. N., Letechipia, G., & Hochhausen, L. (2009). Depressive symptoms and risk factors in pregnancy in Latinas in the U.S. and Mexico. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 13(4):567-576. Online: doi.org/10.1007/s10995-008-0379-4.
  • Hochhausen, L., Perry, D. F., & Le, H. N. (2008). From the inside out: Understanding limited service use among Latina immigrants. The Community Psychologist, 42(3/4), 49-52.
  • Stuart, E. A., Perry, D. F., Le, H. N., & Ialongo, N. (2008). Estimating intervention effects of prevention programs: Accounting for noncompliance. Prevention Science, 9(4), 288-298.
  • Le, H. N., Lara, M. A., & Perry, D. F. (2008). Recruiting Hispanic Women in the U.S. and women in Mexico in postpartum depression prevention research. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 11(2), 159-169.
  • Diaz, M. A., Le, H. N., Cooper, B. A., & Muñoz, R. F. (2007). Interpersonal factors and perinatal depressive symptomatology in a low-income Latina sample. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 13(4), 328-328-336.
  • Le, H. N., Ramos, M., & Muñoz, R. F. (2007). The relationship between alexithymia and perinatal depression. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 62, 215-222.
  • Muñoz, R. F., Le, H. N., Ghosh Ippen, C., Diaz, M.A., Urizar, G., Soto, J., Mendelson, T., Delucchi, K., & Lieberman, A. F. (2007). Prevention of postpartum depression in low-income women: Development of the Mamás y Bebés/Mothers and Babies Course. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 14, 70-83.
  • Le, H. N., & Boyd, R.C. (2006). Prevention of Major Depression: Early detection and early intervention in the general population. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 3(1), 6-22.

Selected Presentations

  • Le, H. N. (November, 2014).  Prevention of perinatal depression in low-income Latinas in the United States. Paper presented at the symposium (chair) on the Prevention of perinatal depression: International perspectives. 3rd Iberoamerican Congress of Health Psychology.  Seville, Spain.  
  • Catanzarite, Z., Lyons, S., & Le, H. N. (March, 2015).  Postpartum depression mediates the impact of social support on father-child engagemetn for at risk Latino fathers.  Paper presented as part of a symposium (Le, chair) on the psychological well-being of fathers, at the annual meeting of the International Conference on Men and Masculinities.  New York, NY.
  • Lyons, S., Waters, D., & Le, H. N. (March, 2015).  Stress and resilience in low-income African-American and Latino adolescent fathers.  Paper presented as part of a symposium (Le, chair) on the psychological well-being of fathers, at the annual meeting of the International Conference on Men and Masculinities.  New York, NY.
  • Ortiz-Hernandez, S., & Le, H. N. (March, 2015).  Transition to parenthood: Mental health and masculinity among Latino men.  Paper presented as part of a symposium (Le, chair) on the psychological well-being of fathers, at the annual meeting of the International Conference on Men and Masculinities.  New York, NY.
  • Genovez, M., Le, H. N., & Zea, M. C. (September, 2014).  Sources of social support and prenatal depression in Salvadoran women in the United States and in El Salvador. Poster presented at the First Annual Latino Health Disparities Conference. Washington, DC.
  • Le, H. N., Perry, D. F., & Yengo, J. (September, 2014).  Preventing perinatal depression in low-income Latinas: Lessons learned from a decade of academic and community partnerships.  Symposium presented at the Avance Center's FIrst Annual Latino Health Disparities Conference. Washington, DC.
  • Lyons, S. H., Le, H. N., & Catanzarite, Z. (August, 2014). The relationship between postpartum depressive symptoms and family outcomes in Latino families. Poster presented at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Perry, D. F., & Le, H. N. (June, 2014).  Preventing perinatal depression: The Mothers and Babies Course.  Paper presented at the World Association of Infant Mental Health Association, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Aurora, M., Lieberman, K., & Le, H. N. (April, 2014).  A systematic literature review of cognitive-behavioral therapy group prevention interventions for depression in adolescence. Poster presented at the annual GWU Undergraduate Research Conference, Washington DC.
  • Lyons, S., Waters, D., & Le, H. N. (April, 2014). The psychological well-being of African American and Latino adolescent fathers.  Poster presented at the annual GWU Undergraduate Research Conference, Washington DC
  • Le, H. N., Perry, D. F., & Villamil, C. (May, 2013).  Embedding perinatal depression screening and prevention services for Latina immigrants into WIC.  Paper presented as part of a symposium at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.
  • Perry, D. F., Le, H. N., Yengo, J., & Lieberman, K. (2012, October).  Integrating screening of perinatal depression into the Women, Infants, and Children’s (WIC) Program: Lessons learned from a Federally Qualified Health Center. Paper presented as part of a symposium at the bi-annual meeting of the Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health, Paris, France.
  • Perry, D. F., Le, H. N., Alexander, L., Borowski, S., & Bertucci, A. (2012, May).  Barriers to integrating perinatal depression screening and referrals into the Women, Infants, and Children’s program.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.
  • Le, H. N., & Weiss, B. (2011, May). Development of a clinical science graduate program in at Vietnam National University. Paper presented as part of a symposium at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.
  • Le, H. N., & Perry, D. F. (2009, May). Relationships matter: The effects of a preventive intervention for perinatal depression from the “usual care” group’s perspective. Paper presented as part of symposium at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.
  • Perry, D. F., Le, H. N., & Ortiz, G. (2007, May). Preventing postpartum depression in high-risk Latinas. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.
  • Perry, D. F., Le, H. N., & Yengo, J. (2007, May). Listening and Learning: An Authentic Dialogue Between Researchers and Community Members. Paper presented as part of symposium at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

Selected Invited Special Issue, Applied Developmental Science

  • Pinderhughes, E.E., & Le, H.N., Guest Editors
  • Le, H. N. & Pinderhughes, E. E. (2008).  Introduction to Excavating Culture, Special issue of Applied Developmental Science.  Applied Developmental Science, 12(4), 161-162.
  • Le, H. N., Ceballo, R., Chao, R., Hill, N. E., Murry, V. M., & Pinderhughes, E. E.  Excavating culture: Disentangling ethnic differences from contextual influences in parenting.  Applied Developmental Science, 12(4),163-175.
  • Le, H. N., & Lambert, S. Culture, context, and maternal efficacy in Latina mothers.  Applied Developmental Science, 12(4), 198-201.
  • Ceballo, R., Chao, R., Hill, N. E., Le, H. N., Murry, V. M., & Pinderhughes, E. E.   Excavating culture: Summary of results. Applied Developmental Science, 12(4), 220-226.

Selected Published Book Chapters/Articles

  • Muñoz, R.F., Le, H.N., Clarke, G.N., Barrera, A.Z., & Torres, L.D. (2009). Preventing first onset and recurrence of major depressive episodes. In I.H. Gotlib and C.L. Hammen (Eds.). Handbook of Depression – Second Edition (pp. 533-553). New York: Guilford.

Selected Partner Publications

  • Tandon, D. S., Perry, D. F., Mendelson, T., Kemp, K., Leis, J. A. (2011). Preventing perinatal depression in low-income home visiting clients: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79(5), 707-712. http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/ccp/79/5/707/
  • Leis, J. A., Mendelson, T., Perry, D. F, Tandon, D. S. (2011) Perceptions of Mental Health Services among Low-Income, Perinatal African-American Women. Women's Health Issues, 21(4), 314-319.

Selected Student Presentations

  • Joseph, H. L., Le, H. N., & Perry, D. F. (April 2015).  The relationship between maternal weight pre-pregnancy, weight gain during pregnancy and risk for early childhood obesity in Latina immigrant women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Women's Health Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • Genovez, M. G., Le, H. N. & Zea, M. C. (September, 2014). Sources of social support and prenatal depression in Salvadoran women in the United States and in El Salvador.  Poster presented at the meeting of the First Annual Latino Health Disparities Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Genovez, M. G. & Le, H. N. (November, 2013). Prenatal depression in Salvadoran women in the United States and in El Salvador.  Paper presented at the First Perinatal Mental Health Conference, Chicago, IL.  
  • Ortiz-Hernandez, S., Pérez, C., Perry, D. F., & Le, H. N. (November, 2013).  Latina mothers’ perspectives about their partners’ emotional experiences during the perinatal period.  Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health, Chicago, IL.
  • Snyder, H., Lorente Molina, M. T., Perry, D. F., & Le, H. N. (November, 2013).  Fidelity evaluation of a cognitive-behavioral based course preventing perinatal depression.  Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health, Chicago, IL.
  • Alexander, L. A., Rodríguez, M. F., Perry, D. F., & Le, H. N.  (March, 2013).  Evaluating the symptom structure of the BDI-II among pregnant Latinas.  Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, N.Y.
  • Lieberman, K., Le, H. N., & Perry, D. F. (2012, October).  Systematic review of perinatal depression interventions for teen mothers. Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health, Paris, France.
  • Genovez MG,  Le HN. (2011, September). Identification of Salvadoran Pregnant Women at risk for Postpartum Depression. 25th Annual Postpartum Support International. Seattle, WA. Poster presentation.
  • Genovez MG,  Le HN. (2011, June). Screening for in Low-Income Women in El Salvador. Society for Prevention Research 19th Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. Poster presentation.
  • Snyder, H.M., Lieberman, K., Le, H.N., & Perry, D.F. (2011, March). Latina WIC Women’s Experiences with Perinatal Depression. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. Cambridge, MA.
  • Gonzales, F. A., Le, H. N., & Perry, D. F. (2010, December). Perinatal complications among Latina immigrants. In V. Bettegowda (Chair), Starting it out right: Birth outcomes and the life-course perspective. Symposium presented at the 16th annual Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Gonzales, F. A., Le, H. N., & Perry, D. F. (2010, November). The Latino/a paradox: A test of the healthy migrant and acculturation hypotheses. Poster presented at the 138th APHA Annual Meeting and Expo, Denver, CO.
  • Christensen, A., Stuart, E., Perry, D., & Le, H. N. (2010, November). An application of growth mixture modeling in MCH: Unintended pregnancy and perinatal depression trajectories among Hispanic immigrants. Paper presented at the 138th APHA Annual Meeting and Expo, Denver, CO.
  • Le, H. N., Hochhausen, L. & Perry, D. F. (2010, October). Retention of low-income Latinas in a perinatal depression prevention trial. Poster presented at the bi-annual Marcé conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Lieberman, K., Le, H.N., & Perry, D.F. (2010, October). Correlates of maternal interactive behavior in Latina immigrant mothers and their one year old infants. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Marce Society. Pittsburg, PA.
  • Christensen, A., Perry, D. F., Stuart, E., & Le, H. N. (2010, June). Social support among low-income Latina immigrants during the perinatal period: Resilience against perinatal depression. Paper presented at the meeting of the Head Start Research Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Riskie, C., Lieberman, K., Le, H. N., & Perry, D. F. (2010, March).  Understanding the strengths and stressors of Latina immigrant mothers.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.  New York, NY.
  • Perry, D. F., Le, H. N., & Perry, & Christensen, A. L., (2009, May). Impact of a Preventive Intervention for Postpartum Depression on Latina Infant Outcomes. In H. N. Le (Chair), Preventing and treating depression: Impact on child outcomes. Paper presented as part of symposium at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.
  • Genovez, M. G.,  Le, H. N., (2009, March). Prenatal Depression in Salvadoran Women in the U.S. and in El Salvador. 17th Annual Congress of Women’s Health Conference. Williamsburg, VA. Poster presentation.
  • Perry, D. F., Christensen, A. L., & Le, H. N. (2008, November). Changes in relationship quality across the transition to parenthood in Latina immigrant mothers: the impact of mental health, pregnancy intention, and partner type. Paper presented as part of symposium at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Little Rock, AR.