Jennifer Felder, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

Jennifer N. Felder, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow in the UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative, and an affiliate of Health Psychology. Her research interests focus on improving the mental health and well-being of pregnant and postpartum women by targeting barriers to treatment, developing effective psychosocial interventions, and disseminating evidence based therapies in innovative ways. As a post-doctoral fellow, she is examining the relationships between stress, depression, sleep, and maternal and offspring health outcomes, including preterm birth, with the ultimate goal of developing more targeted and parsimonious interventions for both maternal and offspring health.

Jennifer completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at University of Colorado Boulder, and her clinical internship at the Cognitive Behavioral Research and Treatment Program at Duke University. Her previous research has examined the feasibility and preliminary outcomes of a web-based version of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (Mindful Mood Balance; developed by Dr. Zindel Segal and Dr. Sona Dimidjian) for pregnant women at risk for depressive relapse.