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The Women's Medicine Collaborative announced that Margaret Bublitz, PhD, has joined the Women's Behavioral Medicine team as a clinical psychologist. She began seeing patients on June 10.
A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Bublitz conducts research at the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital, and has extensive experience in behavioral medicine, psychoneuroendocrinology, and perinatal health.
“It’s exciting to have Dr. Bublitz join the Women’s Medicine Collaborative staff as part of Women’s Behavioral Health,” says Teri Pearlstein, MD, director of Women’s Behavioral Medicine at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. “With the research she is doing on potential connections between psychological stress and dysregulation of biological systems and poor health, Dr. Bublitz has a real passion for women’s behavioral health that is evident in her expert, compassionate approach to patient-centered care.”
Bublitz’s past grant work examined the etiology of preterm birth in victims of child sexual abuse. She is currently co-investigator on two National Institutes of Health Research Project (R01) grants: Fetal Behavior; Brain & Stress Response: Ultrasound Markers of Maternal Smoking and Neural Response to Peer Rejection. Bublitz completed her clinical psychology internship and NIH T32 post-doctoral fellowship in cardiovascular behavioral medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where she is also an assistant professor in the Centers for Preventive and Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior.
“I have a particular interest in exploring the link between maternal history of early-life stress and preterm birth,” says Bublitz, “and my hope is to identify changes that at-risk patients can make during pregnancy to reduce rates of preterm birth.”
Bublitz’s office is located at 146 West River Street (third floor) in Providence. She sees behavioral medicine patients, as well as primary care patients in an integrated model of care. In primary care, Bublitz can help patients cope with medical conditions, follow medical recommendations, manage psychological distress, and improve self care. She welcomes new patients and can be reached at 401-793-7020.