Welcome to the PHAB Lab



Welcome to the Perinatal Health and Behavior (PHAB) lab. The perinatal period, from pregnancy through the first postpartum year, has important implications for health and well-being of women, infants, children and families. Our goal is to improve the psychological, physical and emotional health and wellness of perinatal people through research, education and training. We are particularly interested in understanding relationships among mood, eating, weight, smoking and other health behaviors prior to, during and after pregnancy and in developing, adapting, testing and providing interventions to address the needs of women and families from all backgrounds during this perinatal period. The PHAB Lab also is dedicated to training the next generation of clinical scientists interested in perinatal health, behavioral medicine, obesity and eating and weight-related behaviors and clinical trials. We are committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusivity in our work and seek opportunities to increase representation in science, engage in health equity research, and grow our cultural humility.

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Principal Investigator
Dr. Michele D. Levine, PhD.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.