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Emily S. Barrett, Ph.D.

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BA | Amherst College
Biology; English

MA | Harvard University
Biological Anthropology

PhD | Harvard University
Biological Anthropology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

2007 - 2007
Post-doctoral Research Fellow- Obstetrics & Gynecology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

2007 - 2009
Post-doctoral fellow- Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities- University of California- Los Angeles


2011 - 2015
BIRCWH Scholar
Sponsor: NIH- Office for Research on Women's Health

2010 - 2011
Science Communication Fellow
Sponsor: Environmental Health Sciences

2007 - 2009
Post-doctoral Fellow
Sponsor: Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ)

2004 - 2006
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Award
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Location: Cambridge, MA

2004 - 2005
Advanced Studies Award
Sponsor: Harvard University Department of Anthropology
Location: Cambridge, MA

2003 - 2005
Certificate in Distinction of Teaching
Sponsor: Harvard University- Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Location: Cambridge, MA

2003 - 2004
Early Training and Research Award
Sponsor: Harvard University Department of Anthropology
Location: Cambridge, MA

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Journal Articles

Barrett ES, Mbowe O, Thurston SW, Butts S, Wang C, Nguyen R, Bush N, Redmon JB, Sheshu S, Swan SH, Sathyanarayana S. "Predictors of Steroid Hormone Concentrations in Early Pregnancy: Results from a Multi-Center Cohort." Maternal and child health journal.. 2019 Jan 18; Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Barrett ES, Vitek W, Mbowe O, Thurston SW, Legro RS, Alvero R, Baker V, Bates GW, Casson P, Coutifaris C, Eisenberg E, Hansen K, Krawetz S, Robinson R, Rosen M, Usadi R, Zhang H, Santoro N, Diamond M. "Allostatic load, a measure of chronic physiological stress, is associated with pregnancy outcomes, but not fertility, among women with unexplained infertility." Human reproduction.. 2018 Sep 1; 33(9):1757-1766.

Eick SM, Barrett ES, van 't Erve TJ, Nguyen RHN, Bush NR, Milne G, Swan SH, Ferguson KK. "Association between prenatal psychological stress and oxidative stress during pregnancy." Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology.. 2018 Jul; 32(4):318-326. Epub 2018 Mar 30.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Translations from Human Development to Public Policy
Book Title: Formative Experiences
Author List: Halfon, N; Barrett, E; Kuo, A
Edited By: Worthman, C, Cummings, C
Published By: Cambridge University Press 2009 in Cambridge, UK

Chapter Title: Life history perspectives on human disease
Book Title: The Changing Face of Disease
Author List: Ellison, PT, Barrett, ES
Edited By: Mascie-Taylor, CGN, Peters, J, McGarvey, S
Published By: Taylor & Francis 2004 in London