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. She is the 2018 Robert A. Burt Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience. Clare joined the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health in 2022 as a research scientist. 

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
C Trumpff, G Sturm, M Picard, S Foss, S Lee, T Feng, A Cardenas, ...
Developmental Psychobiology, 2021

Maternal Childhood Adversity and Inflammation During Pregnancy: Interactions with Diet Quality and Depressive Symptoms
C McCormack, V Lauriola, T Feng, S Lee, M Spann, A Mitchell, ...
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 2021

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

Neurobiology of Maternal Mental Illness
J Maguire, C McCormack, A Mitchell, C Monk
In Neurology and Pregnancy: Pathophysiology and Patient Care, Elsevier, 2020

Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Infant Gross Motor Development: A Prospective Cohort Study
D Hutchinson, GJ Youssef, C McCormack, J Wilson, S Allsop, J Najman, ...
BMC Pediatrics, 2019

Maternal Prenatal Stress Phenotypes Associate with Fetal Neurodevelopment and Birth Outcome
K Walsh, C McCormack, R Webster, A Pinto, S Lee, T Feng, ...
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
S Rees, L Simpson, C McCormack, B Moussa, S Amanatidis
BMJ Open, 2019

Mother–infant and Partner–infant Emotional Availability at 12 Months of Age: Findings from an Australian Longitudinal Study
L Rossen, RP Mattick, J Wilson, L Burns, JA Macdonald, C Olsson, ...
Infancy, 2018

Parental Perceptions of Prenatal Whole Exome Sequencing (PPPWES) Study
K Wou, T Weitz, C McCormack, J Wynn, E Spiegel, J Giordano, ...
Prenatal Diagnosis, 2018

Maternal and Partner Prenatal Alcohol Use and Infant Cognitive Development
C McCormack, D Hutchinson, L Burns, G Youssef, J Wilson, E Elliott, ...
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2018

Adherence to the Caffeine Intake Guideline during Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes: A Prospective Cohort Study
A Peacock, D Hutchinson, J Wilson, C McCormack, R Bruno, C Olsson, ...
Nutrients, 2018

Neuropsychological and Social Cognitive Function in Young People at Genetic Risk of Bipolar Disorder
G Roberts, C Sinbandhit, A Stuart, V Leung, C McCormack, MJ Green, ...
Bipolar Disorder Vulnerability, 2018