Alison E Hipwell, PhD, PsyD
Education & Training
- Hipwell, A.E., Stepp, S., Moses-Kolko, E., Xiong, S., Paul, E., Merrick, N. McClelland, S., Verble, D. & Keenan, K. (2016). Predicting adolescent postpartum caregiving from trajectories of depression and anxiety prior to childbirth: a 5-year prospective study. Arch Womens Ment Health, 19, 871-882. PMID: 26971266.
- Moses-Kolko, E. & Hipwell, A.E. (2016). First-onset postpartum psychiatric disorders portend high 1-year unnatural-cause mortality risk. Am J Psych, 173, 559-561. PMID: 27245187.
- Hipwell, A.E. Murray, J., Xiong, S., Stepp, S. & Keenan, K. (2016). Effects of Adolescent Childbearing on Maternal Psychopathology and Substance Use: A Prospective, Population-Based Study Using Risk-Set Propensity Scores. PLoS One, 11, e0155641. PMID:27176826
- Keenan, K. & Hipwell, A.E. (2015). Modulation of prenatal stress via fatty acid supplementation: Implications for child mental health. Nutr Rev, 73, 166-174. PMID: 26024539.
- Hipwell, A.E., Guo, C., Phillips, M., Swain, J. & Moses-Kolko, E. (2015). Right frontoinsular cortex and subcortical activity to infant cry is associated with maternal mental state talk. J Neurosci, 35, 12725-12732. PMID: 26377462.
University of Pittsburgh Awards Tenure to Alison Hipwell, PhD, PsyD
We are delighted to announce that Alison Hipwell, PhD, PsyD, has been appointed Tenured Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology by the University of Pittsburgh. A nationally and internationally recognized pioneer in the study of mental health of mothers and children, Dr. Hipwell’s research focuses on transgenerational influences on postpartum psychopathology and early parenting, as well as developmental origins and...
New Research on Parenting and Early Childhood Mental Health
Biological Psychiatry: Patterns of Infant Amygdala Connectivity Mediate the Impact of High Caregiver Affect on Reducing Infant Smiling: Discovery and Replication Research has shown that during a baby’s first months of life, mood disorders and emotional instability in caregivers are associated with lower positive emotionality (smiling, laughter, high pleasure) and higher negative emotionality (frequent crying...
Current Research: Perinatal Stress & Cardiovascular Disease in Black Women
“A common approach to health disparities research is to take a sample of Black women, and a sample of white women, and compare them,” said Alison Hipwell, PhD, of a recent National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-funded R01 focused on the association between perinatal stress and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Black women, which she co-leads with Michele Levine, PhD. “But the current crisis in maternal health and...
Now in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research: Risky Drinking During the Perinatal Period Among Adolescent & Young Adult Mothers
It is widely known that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that pregnant women refrain from drinking alcohol due to the risk of potential adverse outcomes for offspring. However, alcohol use trajectories among adolescent and young adult mothers have been understudied, leaving gaps in our ability to effectively address this important public health issue. In general, adolescence and young...