Find a Doctor
Margaret Bublitz, PhD, is a psychologist in Women’s Behavioral Medicine at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative; and a research scientist in its research department. An assistant professor (research) in the department of psychiatry and human behavior and department of medicine at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Bublitz earned her doctor of philosophy degree in clinical psychology from the University of British Columbia. She then completed her clinical psychology internship and NIH T32 post-doctoral fellowship in cardiovascular behavioral medicine at The Alpert Medical School.
Dr. Bublitz's research aims to understand the biological and psychosocial mechanisms linking psychological stress to poor health, with a specific focus on the impact of stress during pregnancy on adverse neonatal outcomes. She was one of the first researchers to demonstrate a relationship between maternal history of childhood abuse and dysregulated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal activity over pregnancy. She is principal investigator of the Mindfulness and Pregnancy Study, which tests the effectiveness of a phone-delivered mindfulness intervention for reducing risk for preterm birth among at-risk pregnant women. She is also conducting a study to test a unique biological phenotype of preterm birth among pregnant women who experienced maltreatment as children.