Dr. Mimi Le




GWIPP Research: Mimi Le

This page features research funded through GWIPP and performed by Mimi Le.

Title: Linking MCH and WIC: Integrating Perinatal Depression Screening and Prevention for High Risk Women

Funding: Department of Health and Human Services/ Health Resources and Services Administration/Maternal and Child Health Bureau (R40MC17179)

Researcher(s): Huynh-Nhu Le, Deborah Perry, Joan Yengo

Start Date: February 2010

Status: Current

Category: Social Policy

Summary: Perinatal depression is a significant public health problem, and its negative effects extend beyond women to their children, families, and society at large.  The purpose of this project is to embed routine perinatal depression screening for pregnant and postpartum women with infants <1 year old and evaluate a preventive intervention for low-income, ethnically diverse, high risk perinatal women receiving Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) services in a community-based public health center in the Washington DC area.