Early childhood environments impact development of children’s stress response system development

Harvard Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars program alumnae Kate McLaughlin, PhD, and Margaret Sheridan, PhD, have published a study that shows a link between early caregiving environments and how children’s stress response systems develop. The negative effects of early deprivation can be mitigated if environment is improved before the age of two. The … Continue reading “Early childhood environments impact development of children’s stress response system development”

Prenatal social adversity associated with high-risk levels of inflammation in adulthood

According to a study co-authored by Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty members Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD, and Laura Kubzansky, PhD, Harvard RWJF HSS Alumna Amy Non, PhD, and colleagues, prenatal social adversity was associated with a 3-fold risk for elevated levels of  C-reactive protein (CRP) in adulthood, which indicates high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

New link between child maltreatment and dysregulated stress reactivity patterns

Former Harvard Pop Center RWJF Alums Kate McLaughlin, PhD, and Margaret Sheridan, PhD, have co-authored a new study that looks at the connection between child maltreatment and dysregulated stress reactivity patterns in a new way.