Sharon Dekel, Ph.D., M.S, M.Phil

Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
PhD Investigator Clinical
Psychiatry, Mass General Research Institute
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD Columbia University 2009
birth outcomes; child development; depression postpartum; holocaust; maternal behavior; maternal health; mental illness; object attachment; parturition; post traumatic stress disorder; preterm delivery; psychological resilience; september 11 terrorist attacks; trauma; treatment
I study the psycholoical and biological mechanisms involved in optimal adaptation of mothers following the landmark event of childbirth. My research is focused on defining and characterizing posttraumatic stress syndrome induced by childbirth and its effect on mother's health and the offspring.