Dr. Rosalind Wright Interviewed by Daily Mail

On September 18, 2018, Dr. Rosalind Wright was interviewed by Daily Mail to discuss how mothers who experienced trauma are more likely to have underweight baby boys. Researchers from our center at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York say that their new study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, found those exposed to serious trauma at some point and who secreted high levels of cortisol in late pregnancy were prone to low birthweight sons.  Dr. Rosalind Wright explains “given the disproportionate exposure to stressors among racial minorities and women of lower socioeconomic status, there are important implications for understanding intergenerational perpetuation of health disparities and for understanding how to intervene.” To read the full Daily Mail article click here