Dr. Tim Oberlander's research at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre bridges developmental neurosciences and community child health. This research focuses on studies of how early life experience related to maternal mood disturbances during pregnancy shapes how infants and children deal with stress.
Dr. Oberlander's research questions extend from genetic studies to population-level studies that seek to understand early life pathways reflecting developmental risk and resiliency during early childhood. His research shows that the developing brain has a remarkable capacity for change, such that even in the face of adversity, some children do very well.
Emerging findings are now beginning to shape the ways clinicians and families understand critical issues that influence a child’s emotional well-being and success later in school. After almost 20 yrs of work his group is now studying behavioral and developmental outcomes (stress regulation) at 15 to 18 years of age.
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