Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at UMass Amherst

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Can a woman’s health during pregnancy reveal a risk for cardiovascular disease and depression later in life?

UMass Amherst epidemiologist Lisa Chasan-Taber, along with neuroscientist collaborators Rebecca Spencer and Jerrold Meyer, will research how physical and mental health during pregnancy may help predict cardiovascular and mental health disorders in middle age.

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