Prenatal Exposures and Experiences: Impact on Children’s Early Brain Development and Risk for Disease

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Prenatal Exposures and Experiences: Impact on Children’s Early Brain Development and Risk for Disease

In the last decades, the idea that the exposures and experiences that take place during pregnancy might have long term impacts on the developing child has gained a lot of attention. Increasingly, we are understanding how maternal health in pregnancy could impact the developing fetus’ brain, potentially predicting risk for childhood developmental disorders, like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. In this talk, Dr. Lugo-Candelas will present her work on maternal health in pregnancy and its impact on children’s early brain development.

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Presented by 
Claudia Lugo-Candelas, Ph.D.
Claudia Lugo-Candelas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology

Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute

2019 Young Investigator Grant

Moderated by
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., serves as the President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the largest private funder of mental health research grants. Dr. Borenstein developed the Emmy-nominated public television program “Healthy Minds,” and serves as host and executive producer of the series. The program, broadcast nationwide, is available online, and focuses on topics in psychiatry in order to educate the public, reduce stigma and offer a message of hope. Dr. Borenstein served as Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association from 2012 - 2023.

Dr. Borenstein is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and serves as the Chair of the Section of Psychiatry at the Academy. He also has served as the President of the New York State Psychiatric Association. Dr. Borenstein earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard and his medical degree at New York University.