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  • Margaret Bublitz, PhD

  • Margaret H. Bublitz, PhD, is a research associate in the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine and an instructor (research) in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown Medical School. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of British Columbia and was then awarded an NIH T32 postdoctoral fellowship in the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine. 

    During her graduate and postgraduate training, she has been very interested in the mechanisms linking psychological stress to poor health, with a specific focus on early life stress. Her long-term career goal is to make significant contributions to the research field on the biopsychosocial mechanisms linking poor early life environments to preterm birth.

    Selected Publications:

    Bublitz, M.H. & Stroud, L.R. (in press). Maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring brain structure and function: Review and agenda for future research. Nicotine and Tobacco Research.

    Hanson, M.D. & Chen, E. (2010). Daily Stress, Cortisol, and Sleep: The Moderating Role of Childhood Psychosocial Environments. Health Psychology, 29, 394-402.

    Hanson, M.D., & Chen, E. (2007). Socioeconomic status and health behaviors in adolescence: A review of the literature. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 30, 263-285.

    Hanson, M.D., & Chen, E. (2007). Socioeconomic status and substance use behaviors in adolescents: The role of family resources versus family social status. Journal of Health Psychology, 12, 32-35.

    Hanson, M.D., & Chen, E. (2007). Socioeconomic status, race, and body mass index: The mediating role of physical activity and sedentary behaviors during adolescence. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 3, 250-259.

    Current Research Projects:

    Bublitz recently submitted a K23 grant to examine the biological and behavioral mechanisms linking child sexual abuse histories in pregnant women to preterm birth.