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Mothers and Babies Research

Multiple research studies have examined the effectiveness and implementation of MB with different populations, in different settings. Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications describing Mothers and Babies research.  

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List of Peer-Reviewed Publications

Barrera, A. Z., Morris, S. Y., & Ruiz, A. (2022). Mothers and Babies Online Course: Participant Characteristics and Behaviors in a Web-Based Prevention of Postpartum Depression Intervention. Frontiers in global women’s health3, 846611.

Tandon, S. D., McGown, M., Campbell, L., Smith, J. D., Yeh, C., & Brady, C. (2022). Results from an effectiveness-implementation evaluation of a postpartum depression prevention intervention delivered in home visiting programs. Journal of affective disorders315, 113–120.

Ward, E. A., Iron Cloud-Two Dogs, E., Gier, E. E., Littlefield, L., & Tandon, S. D. (2022). Cultural Adaptation of the Mothers and Babies Intervention for Use in Tribal Communities. Frontiers in psychiatry13, 807432.

Alhusen, J. L., Hayat, M. J., & Borg, L. (2021). A pilot study of a group-based perinatal depression intervention on reducing depressive symptoms and improving maternal-fetal attachment and maternal sensitivity. Archives of women’s mental health24(1), 145–154.

Barrera, A. Z., Hamil, J., & Tandon, SD. (2021). Integrating SMS Text Messages Into a Preventive Intervention for Postpartum Depression Delivered via In-Home Visitation Programs: Feasibility and Acceptability Study.JMIR formative research, 5(11), e30995.

Diebold, A., Johnson, J. K., Brennan, M., Ciolino, J. D., Petitclerc, A., Wakschalg, L. S., Garfield, C. F., Yeh, C., Lovejoy, A., Zakieh, D., & Tandon, S. D. (2021). Testing the effects of a prenatal depression preventive intervention on parenting and young children’s self-regulation and functioning (EPIC): protocol for longitudinal observational study. BMC public health, 21(1), 1368.

Gewali, A., Lopez, A., Dachelet, K., Healy, E., Jean-Baptiste, M., Harridan, H., Evans, Y., Unger, J. A., Bhat, A., Tandon, SD., & Ronen, K. (2021). A Social Media Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Intervention to Prevent Depression in Perinatal Youth: Stakeholder Interviews and Intervention Design. JMIR mental health, 8(9), e26188.  

Hamil, J., Gier, E., Garfield, C. F., & Tandon, SD. (2021). The Development and Pilot of a Technology-Based Intervention in the United States for Father’s Mental Health in the Perinatal Period. American journal of men’s health, 15(5), 15579883211044306. 

Le, H. N., Perry, D. F., Villamil Grest, C., Genovez, M., Lieberman, K., Ortiz-Hernandez, S., & Serafini, C. (2021). A mixed methods evaluation of an intervention to prevent perinatal depression among Latina immigrants.Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, 39(4), 382–394.  

Tandon, S. D., Hamil, J., Gier, E. E., & Garfield, C. F. (2021). Examining the Effectiveness of the Fathers and Babies Intervention: A Pilot Study. Frontiers in psychology12, 668284.

Tandon, S. D., Johnson, J. K., Diebold, A., Segovia, M., Gollan, J. K., Degillio, A., Zakieh, D., Yeh, C., Solano-Martinez, J., & Ciolino, J. D. (2021). Comparing the effectiveness of home visiting paraprofessionals and mental health professionals delivering a postpartum depression preventive intervention: a cluster-randomized non-inferiority clinical trial. Archives of women’s mental health24(4), 629–640.

Barrera, A. Z., Aguilera, A., Inlow, N., & Servin, J. (2020). A preliminary study on the acceptability of a brief SMS program for perinatal women. Health informatics journal, 26(2), 1079–1087.  

Diebold, A., Ciolino, J. D., Johnson, J. K., Yeh, C., Gollan, J. K., & Tandon, S. D. (2020). Comparing Fidelity Outcomes of Paraprofessional and Professional Delivery of a Perinatal Depression Preventive Intervention. Administration and policy in mental health47(4), 597–605.

Diebold, A., Segovia, M., Johnson, J. K., Degillio, A., Zakieh, D., Park, H. J., … & Tandon, S. D. (2020). Acceptability and appropriateness of a perinatal depression preventive group intervention: a qualitative analysis. BMC health services research20(1), 1-12.

Le, H. N., Rodríguez-Muñoz, M. F., Soto-Balbuena, C., Olivares Crespo, M. E., Izquierdo Méndez, N., & Marcos-Nájera, R. (2020). Preventing perinatal depression in Spain: a pilot evaluation of Mamás y Bebés. Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, 38(5), 546–559. 

Darius Tandon, S., Leis, J. A., Ward, E. A., Snyder, H., Mendelson, T., Perry, D. F., Carter, M., Hamil, J., & Le, H. N. (2018). Adaptation of an evidence-based postpartum depression intervention: feasibility and acceptability of mothers and babies 1-on-1. BMC pregnancy and childbirth18(1), 93.

McFarlane, E., Burrell, L., Duggan, A., & Tandon, D. (2017). Outcomes of a Randomized Trial of a Cognitive Behavioral Enhancement to Address Maternal Distress in Home Visited Mothers. Maternal and child health journal21(3), 475–484.

Barrera, A. Z., Wickham, R. E., & Muñoz, R. F. (2015). Online prevention of postpartum depression for Spanish- and English-speaking pregnant women: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Internet interventions, 2(3), 257–265. 

Le, H. N., Perry, D. F., Mendelson, T., Tandon, S. D., & Muñoz, R. F. (2015). Preventing Perinatal Depression in High Risk Women: Moving the Mothers and Babies Course from Clinical Trials to Community Implementation. Maternal and child health journal19(10), 2102–2110.

Tandon, S. D., Leis, J. A., Mendelson, T., Perry, D. F., & Kemp, K. (2014). Six-month outcomes from a randomized controlled trial to prevent perinatal depression in low-income home visiting clients. Maternal and child health journal18(4), 873–881.

Mendelson, T., Leis, J. A., Perry, D. F., Stuart, E. A., & Tandon, S. D. (2013). Impact of a preventive intervention for perinatal depression on mood regulation, social support, and coping. Archives of women’s mental health16(3), 211–218.

Le, H. N., Perry, D. F., & Stuart, E. A. (2011). Randomized controlled trial of a preventive intervention for perinatal depression in high-risk Latinas.Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 79(2), 135–141. 

Urizar, G. G., Jr, & Muñoz, R. F. (2011). Impact of a prenatal cognitive-behavioral stress management intervention on salivary cortisol levels in low-income mothers and their infants.Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36(10), 1480–1494.  

Muñoz, R. F., Le, H. N., Ippen, C. G., Diaz, M. A., Urizar Jr, G. G., Soto, J., … & Lieberman, A. F. (2007). Prevention of postpartum depression in low-income women: Development of the Mamás y Bebés/Mothers and Babies CourseCognitive and Behavioral Practice14(1), 70-83.











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