Public Health Relevance

The Mexican-American population is the most rapidly growing group in the US and young children are at risk for developing emotional and behavioral problems which may be driven by prenatal exposure to elevated levels of stress and depression that Mexican-American women experience during pregnancy. The proposed supplement will expand on parent grant examined the association between prenatal exposure to stress and resilience related to cultural factors and depressive symptoms during pregnancy on risk and presence of mood dysregulation via measures of physiological stress vulnerability, emotional reactivity and depressive symptoms in preschool children aged 3-5 years old. The supplement will investigate the role of cultural risk and resilience factors and built environmental variables on maternal depressive symptoms. The information obtained from the proposed research will aid in identifying modifiable factors aimed at treatment of those at risk for mental health disorders among the Mexican-American population.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Type
Academic Research Enhancement Awards (AREA) (R15)
Project #
3R15MH112091-01S1
Application #
9687602
Study Section
Program Officer
Zehr, Julia L
Project Start
2018-12-01
Project End
2020-11-30
Budget Start
2018-12-01
Budget End
2020-11-30
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2018
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
California State University San Marcos
Department
Psychology
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
176262681
City
San Marcos
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
92096