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The mission of the Center for Wellbeing of Women and Mothers is to improve women's emotional wellbeing through education, services, and research.

To do that, we conduct innovative research on a variety of women’s mental health issues: premenstrual syndrome (PMS), a more severe form of PMS known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), postpartum depression and depression during pregnancy, substance abuse in pregnancy, as well as the public health significance of prevention of mental illness in women and children. The goal of the conducted research is to address critical unanswered questions which can inform clinical care, improve the lives of women and their families, and improve access to mental health care for women.

Center for Wellbeing of Women and Mothers Faculty

  • Kimberly Yonkers

    Professor of Psychiatry, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director, Division of Psychological Medicine; Director, Center for Wellbeing of Women and Mothers

  • Megan Smith

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center; Director, Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership; Director, Yale Child Study Center Parent and Family Development Program