Division of Integrated Care & Public Health Research Meetings

As a global leader in innovation and research in integrated care, we actively foster new ideas and treatments and encourage collaboration.

Research Networking Group
Our monthly networking group is for researchers in integrated behavioral health care. Our group is designed to explore ideas, provide feedback on research-in-progress, discuss grant proposals, and make connections. Meetings are routinely held on the fourth Monday of each month. For more information about the meeting or to sign up for email announcements, contact Lindsay Baldwin at baldwl@uw.edu.

Meetings are routinely held on the fourth Monday of each month from 3:30-5:00 PM in the UW Health Sciences Building, Room BB1640.

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, November 24

Maternal and Child Mental Health

Interpersonal Therapy Groups for NICU Moms/Dads
Presenter:Amritha Bhat, MBBS, MD

Amritha Bhat will discuss a proposed study examining the effectiveness of interpersonal therapy (IPT) groups for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) moms. Psychological distress, anxiety and depression are all highly prevalent in mothers of babies admitted to the NICU. NICU mothers are transitioning to being a parent, while simultaneously grieving the loss of their parental role due to baby’s admission to the NICU. Maternal psychological distress adversely affects mother-child interactions, especially with preterm babies. This has implications for attachment and child development. Given its focus on role transition and grief, and its established effectiveness in the treatment of postpartum depression, IPT is an appropriate intervention for NICU mothers with psychological distress.

New Ways of Measuring Brain Development
Presenter:Cecilia Breinbauer, MD, MPH

Cecilia Breinbauer will describe a proposal submitted to the Grand Challenges Exploration funding to explore new ways of measuring brain development. Current measures capture neither the positive impact of nurturing interactions nor the negative impact of adverse experiences in shaping brain functions. In addition, traditional developmental assessments are based on norms that might further perpetuate the stigma of children with disabilities who might never catch up with those norms because of lack of specialized services or significant biological differences. Moreover, traditional assessments do not link screening with inclusive services that can be mainstreamed within health systems to help all infants develop to their fullest potential and later access inclusive education.

Global Mental Health Research Meeting
Join other researchers interested in global mental health issues in an informal meeting focused on discussion and problem solving. We typically meet monthly and send out an agenda the week before via our listserv. To join the listserv visit this link.

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