Visiting Professor Lecture Series: Maternal Depression & Development – Jon Posner, MD
Effects of prenatal maternal depression and antidepressant exposures on offspring neurodevelopment
- To review the prevalence of prenatal maternal depression and gestational antidepressant exposure
- To review current evidence regarding the influence of prenatal maternal depression and antidepressant exposure on early brain development
- To understand novel approaches to disentangling prenatal effects of maternal depression from those of antidepressant exposure.
About the Professor
Jon Posner, MD
- Suzanne Crosby Murphy Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Jonathan Posner, MD graduated from Wesleyan University in 1996 and then received his medical degree from the State University of New York where he graduated with honors. After medical school, Dr. Posner completed a residency in adult psychiatry at Columbia University and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Oregon Health and Science University.
In 2010, Dr. Posner joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University as an Assistant Professor. Working in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Posner directs a pediatric neuroimaging research laboratory that studies brain mechanisms underlying psychiatric disorders in children. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Posner also teaches and supervises psychiatric residents.
The Child Mind Institute Visiting Professor Lecture Series invites leaders in the field of child and adolescent mental health to talk about the latest research and treatment protocols. These lectures are open to the public and are available live via webinar, but are not available for viewing after the event. Continuing medical education credits (CME) are offered for medical professionals through our partnership with Northwell Health.