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Understanding Mental Health and Disease across Generations

The Personal Relationships, Interpersonal Stress, and Mindfulness (PRISM) lab is a research group headed by Dr. Heidemarie Laurent, Assistant Professor in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Clinical-Community Psychology program. We study the development of stress regulation and dysregulation within families from a biopsychosocial perspective that involves attention to the brain and peripheral physiology, as well as individual and dyadic behavior. Our ultimate goal is to understand links in the chain by which stress-related mental disorders (e.g. depression, anxiety) are transmitted across generations, and to guide early screening and intervention to prevent such transmission.

Ongoing Studies

Learn more about the research happening in the PRISM Lab

Women and Infants' Stress and Health (WISH) Study

Seeking women less than 32 weeks pregnant.

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Coping with it All from Labor to Maternity

Seeking women less than 28 weeks pregnant.

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Early Parenthood in COVID-19 (EPiC)

Seeking pregnant women and new mothers.

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Our Team

Meet the amazing folks keeping the PRISM Lab running.

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