» Dr. Laura M. Glynn
Professor, Chair, Department of Psychology

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Psychology
Dr. Laura M. Glynn
Office Location:
Crean Hall 101 ( 501 W. Palm Ave )
Phone:
(714) 289-2075
Email:
Education
University of California, Davis, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, San Diego, Master of Arts
University of California, San Diego, Ph.D.
Biography

Dr. Glynn research consists of interdisciplinary program examining the interplay between biological, psychosocial and behavioral processes in human pregnancy and the influences of these processes on fetal/child development. Her research in the realm of maternal-child health covers three main areas:  1. Understanding the underlying causes of premature birth, the most serious problem in maternal-child health and the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality in the United States. 2. Elucidating how pre- and postnatal hormone exposures influence the female brain and behavior, and also more specifically the quality of maternal behavior and postpartum depression.  3.  Determining the role of very early life influences in fetal, infant and child development.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Sandman CA, Glynn LM & Davis EP (in press). Neurobehavioral consequences of fetal exposure to gestational stress. In B Kisilevsky & N Reissland, Eds. Advancing Research in Fetal Development.
Hilmert CJ, Dominguez TP, Dunkel Schetter C, Srinivas SK, Glynn LM, Hobel CJ & Sandman CA (2014). Lifetime racism and blood pressure changes during pregnancy: implications for fetal growth. Health Psychology, 33, 43-51.
Kane HS, Glynn LM, Dunkel Schetter C, Hobel CJ & Sandman CA. (2014) Pregnancy anxiety and prenatal cortisol trajectories. Biological Psychology, 100, 13-19.
Glynn LM & Sandman CA. (2014) Evaluation of the association between placental corticotrophin-releasing hormone and postpartum depressive symptoms. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76, 355-62.
Grey KR, Davis EP, Sandman CA & Glynn LM (2013). Human milk cortisol is associated with infant temperament. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38, 1178-1185.
Hahn-Holbrook J, Dunkel Schetter C, Haselton MG & Glynn LM (2013). Does breastfeeding offer protection against maternal depressive symptomatology? A prospective study from pregnancy to 2 years after birth. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 16, 411-422.
Sandman CA, Glynn LM & Davis EP (2013). Is there a viability-vulnerability tradeoff? Sex differences in fetal programming. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 75, 327-335.
Glynn LM, Davis EP & Sandman CA (2013). New insights into the role of perinatal HPA-axis dysregulation in postpartum depression. Neuropeptides, 47, 363-370.
Glynn LM & Sandman CA (2012). Sex moderates associations between prenatal glucocorticoid exposure and human fetal neurological development. Developmental Science, 15, 601-610.
Stapleton LR, Schetter CD, Westling E, Rini C, Glynn LM, Hobel CJ & Sandman CA (2012). Perceived partner support in pregnancy predicts lower maternal and infant distress. Journal of Family Psychology, 26, 453-463.
Sandman CA, Davis EP & Glynn LM (2012). Prescient human fetuses thrive. Psychological Science, 23, 93-100.
Glynn LM (2012) Increasing parity is associated with impaired memory in human mothers. Journal of Women’s Health, 21, 1038-1048.
Dunkel Schetter C & Glynn LM (2011). Stress in pregnancy: empirical evidence and theoretical issues to guide interdisciplinary research. In R. Contrada & A. Baum, Eds., Handbook of Stress Science: Biology, Psychology and Health.
Davis EP, Glynn LM, Waffarn F & Sandman CA (2011). Prenatal maternal stress programs infant stress regulation. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52, 119-129.
Glynn LM & Sandman CA (2011). Prenatal origins of neurological development: A critical period for fetus and mother. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20,384-389.
Sandman CA, Davis EP, Buss C & Glynn LM (2011). Exposure to prenatal psychobiological stress exerts programming effects on the mother and her fetus. Neuroendocrinology.
Blair MM, Glynn LM, Sandman CA & Davis EP (2011). Prenatal maternal anxiety and early childhood temperament. Stress, 14, 644-651.
Sandman CA, Davis EP, Buss C & Glynn LM (2011). Prenatal programming of human neurological function. International Journal of Peptides, 2011:837596.
Okun ML, Dunkel Schetter C & Glynn LM (2011). Poor sleep quality is associated with preterm birth. Sleep, 34, 1493-1498.
Sandman CA, Davis EP, Buss C & Glynn LM (2011). Prenatal programming of human neurological function. International Journal of Peptides, 2011:837596.
Grant-Beuttler M, Glynn LM, Salisbury AL, Davis EP, Holliday C & Sandman CA (2011). Development of fetal movement between 26 and 36 weeks’ gestation in response to vibroacoustic stimulation. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 350.
Sandman CA, Cordova CJ, Davis EP, Glynn LM & Buss C (2011). Patterns of fetal heart rate response at ~30 weeks predicts size at birth. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 2, 212-217.