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Janet DiPietro, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Research and Faculty, Johns Hopkins
April 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CHGD 2017 Winter Seminar Series “The First 1,000 Days” features Dr. Janet DiPietro, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Dr. DiPietro’s presentation is entitled “Studies in Fetal Development: Renewed, Revisited and Reimagined.”
As a developmental psychologist, Dr. DiPietro’s research centers on understanding the origins of human development, the interface between individual differences in development and physiology, and the implications of the prenatal period for postnatal life. Her current research program, which has been ongoing for over 20 years, extends this interest to the human fetus. She uses digitized assessment methods of measuring fetal neurobehavioral functioning to investigate the ontogeny of development with the ultimate goal of predicting clinical and developmental outcome from the fetal period. Within this context, she is further exploring the role of maternal factors, including substance exposure, maternal emotions, and physiological changes during pregnancy in mediating fetal development.
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