An Intersectoral Approach to Study Built Environment Factors Affecting Postpartum Depression and Children’s Health

This research aims to: (1) Examine the association between built environment and postpartum depression (PPD) and develop a PPD risk model. (2) Interview clinicians on the utility of the PPD risk model on maternal and children’s outcomes. (3) Identify mediating effects of built environment factors between PPD and children’s allergic diseases. Research outcomes in the form of a PPD risk prediction model are expected to be submitted as provisional patent through Cornell University’s Center for Technology Licensing. In addition, research outcomes will be published as journal publications, and communicated to clinicians at Weill Cornell Medicine’s clinics as patient and provider education pamphlets and flyers. The research team aims to identify built environment related factors that affect PPD, and indirectly, children’s health, that may facilitate strategies to better protect maternal and children’s health. By working with a local clinic, the team expects the study findings to be translated into patentable risk reduction algorithms that incorporate clinical and environmental factors to assist in routine maternal and children’s health care.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $149899
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:


    Washington DC,   United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health

    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY  United States  14853
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zhang, Yiye

  • Start Date: 20191001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210331
  • Actual Completion Date: 20210331
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01714347
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 20 2019 11:54AM