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Caron Zlotnick, PHD

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Title: Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Department: Psychiatry & Human Behavior

Caron_Zlotnick@Brown.EDU
+1 401 455 6529

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Caron Zlotnick's current research interests focus on interventions for financially disadvantaged women with depression or posttraumatic stress disorder. Currently, she is involved in several major projects including: a preventive intervention for pregnant women on public assistance at risk for postpartum depression; a cognitive-behavioral intervention for women prisoners with substance use and posttraumatic stress disorder; and an intervention for pregnant women with recent partner abuse.

Institutions

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Research Description

Caron Zlotnick's current research interests focus on interventions for financially disadvantaged women with depression or posttraumatic stress disorder. Currently, she is involved in several major projects including: a preventive intervention for pregnant women on public assistance at risk for postpartum depression; an intervention for pregnant women with recent partner abuse, and preventive intervention . She has also recently co-authored published articles on the rates of posttraumatic stress disorder in Chile, a cognitive -behavioral intervention for battered women in shelters, and a pilot study of an interpersonally-oriented intervention to reduce postpartum depression in pregnant women on public assistance.

Awards

Honors

Chaim Danieli Young Professional Award, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, 1997
Imperial Award of Japan for Foreign Scientists to Japanese Institutes, Japanese Government, 2005

Affiliations

American Psychological Association (APA)

Funded Research

NIMH (K24MH070769) Role: PI
2/05-1/10 $104,111
Interventions for Financially Disadvantaged Mothers
The broad objective is to increase my experience, knowledge, and skills in several areas relevant to my future patient-oriented research, and to develop, evaluate, and disseminate new information on interventions for financially disadvantaged mothers who suffer from or are at risk for the debilitating disorders of PTSD and major depression.

NIMH (MH075013-01) Role: PI
11/01/05-10/30/08 $135,000
Intervention for Poor Pregnant Women with Partner Abuse
The aim of this project is to compare the efficacy of an intervention based on interpersonal therapy to an enhanced care as usual condition in pregnant women on public assistance who had recent partner abuse in reducing the risk of postpartum depression and posttraumatic stress disorder.

NIMH MH6021602 Role: PI
4/1/2005-30/3/2006 $26,301
Treatment of Women with Depression and Sexual Abuse
The aims of this project are to explore the initial efficacy and feasibility of schema-focused therapy in a sample of women with major depressive disorder and histories of sexual abuse.

Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Role: PI
11/05-10/06 $15,000
A Depression Prevention Program for Rural Pregnant African-American Women
The aims of this project are to develop a depression prevention intervention based on interpersonal therapy for poor rural pregnant African-American women and to collect preliminary data on the efficacy of this intervention in reducing the risk of postpartum depression.

NIDA DA20930 (Ramsey) Agency Role: Co-PI
9/30/05-8/31/08 2/1/06-8/31/08 $250,000
Reducing HIV Risk Among Pregnant Women in Drug Treatment
The goal of this project is to develop and conduct pilot testing of an intervention to reduce HIV risk behavior among pregnant women in drug abuse treatment.

NIMH MH071766-01 Role: PI
04/01/06-03/31/10 $322,768
Depression Prevention for Poor Pregnant Women
The aim of this project is to compare the efficacy of an intervention to an enhanced care as usual condition in pregnant women on public assistance in reducing the risk of postpartum depression.

NIMH R34 (Phipps) Role: Co-PI
07/01/06-06/30/09 $145,000
Intervention for Pregnant Teens
The aim of this project is to compare the efficacy of an intervention to an enhanced care as usual condition in pregnant teens in reducing the risk of postpartum depression.

NIMH MH74919-01 Role: PI
07/01/06-06/30/11 $1,982,165
Placebo Controlled Trial of Sertraline and IPT for PPD
The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy of interpersonal therapy and sertraline plus clinical management to a placebo plus clinical management condition in women with postpartum depression.

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Selected Publications

  • Zlotnick, C., Miller, I.W., Pearlstein, T., Howard, M., Sweeney, P. (in press). A Preventive Intervention for Pregnant Women on Public Assistance at Risk for Postpartum Depression. American Journal of Psychiatry.(IN PRESS)
  • Zlotnick, C., Johnson, D., Kohn, R. (2006). Intimate Partner Violence and Long-term Psychosocial Functioning in a National Sample of American Women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21. 262-275.(2006)
  • Zlotnick, C., Najavits, L.N., Rohsenow, D., Johnson, D. (2003). A cognitive-behavioral treatment for incarcerated women with substance use disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 25: 99-105.(2003)
  • Zlotnick, C., Johnson, S.L., Miller, I.W., Pearlstein, T. & Howard, M. (2001). Postpartum depression in women receiving public assistance: Pilot study of an interpersonal-therapy-oriented group intervention. American Journal of Psychiatry, 158, 638-640.(2001)