Clare McCormack

Clare McCormack is a researcher whose work focuses on women's psychological health in pregnancy and the peripartum, and how these experiences are affected by maternal stress and trauma. She received her PhD in public health in 2016 from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Center at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, where she studied alcohol use during pregnancy and infant cognitive development. Clare is the 2018 Robert A. Burt Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience.

Project Title

Becoming a Mother in the Context of Trauma: Neuroplasticity and the Lived Experience of Women

Rita Charon
Professor and Chair of Medical Humanities and Ethics, Professor of Medicine, Columbia University

Catherine Monk
Professor of Medical Psychology, Columbia University

Nim Tottenham
Professor of Psychology, Columbia University

Added Sugar Intake During Pregnancy: Fetal Behavior, Birth Outcomes, and Placental DNA Methylation
Developmental Psychobiology, 2021

Maternal Childhood Adversity and Inflammation During Pregnancy: Interactions with Diet Quality and Depressive Symptoms
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 2021

Considering Prenatal Alcohol Exposure in a Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Framework
The American Journal of Psychiatry, 2020

Maternal Childhood Adversity and Inflammation During Pregnancy: Interactions with Diet Quality and Depressive Symptoms
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 2020

Neurobiology of Maternal Mental Illness
Handbook of Clinical Neurology, 2020

Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Infant Gross Motor Development: A Prospective Cohort Study
BMC Pediatrics, 2019

Maternal Prenatal Stress Phenotypes Associate with Fetal Neurodevelopment and Birth Outcome
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2019

Believe# metoo: Sexual Violence and Interpersonal Disclosure Experiences Among Women Attending a Sexual Assault Service in Australia: a Mixed-methods Study
BMJ Open, 2019

Mother–infant and Partner–infant Emotional Availability at 12 Months of Age: Findings from an Australian Longitudinal Study
Infancy, 2018

Parental Perceptions of Prenatal Whole Exome Sequencing (PPPWES) Study
Prenatal Diagnosis, 2018

Maternal and Partner Prenatal Alcohol Use and Infant Cognitive Development
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2018

Adherence to the Caffeine Intake Guideline During Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes: A Prospective Cohort Study
Nutrients, 2018

Cohort Profile: The Triple B Pregnancy Cohort Study: A Longitudinal Study of the Relationship Between Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Substance Use During Pregnancy and the Health and Well-being of Australian Children and Families
International Journal of Epidemiology, 2018

Maternal and Partner Prenatal Alcohol Use and Infant Cognitive Development
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2018