Perinatal Depression among Spanish-Speaking and Latin American Women - A Global Perspective on Detection and Treatment
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Unique resource for researchers in maternal health who work with Spanish-speaking women in the U.S., and in Spanish-speaking countries around the world
Draws from research conducted in Latin America, Spain, and the U.S.
Focuses on the need for culturally relevant and sustainable interventions for postpartum depression
Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, Ph.D., is currently a postdoctoral fellow at University North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill in the School of Medicine where she is learning about biomarkers associated with perinatal depression. Dr. Lara-Cinisomo’s research focuses on English and Spanish-speaking Latina mothers. Prior to joining UNC, Dr. Lara-Cinisomo was an assistant professor at the University North Carolina at Charlotte and a researcher at the RAND Corporation. Her research includes qualitative and quantitative methods.
Katherine L. Wisner MD, M.S., is the Norman and Helen Asher Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director, Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Wisner is board-certified in general and child and adolescent psychiatry. Her main focus is research related to the psychiatric treatment of women of childbearing age. She is internationally recognized as an expert in the treatment of mood disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period