Effects of Opioids on Brain and Caregiving Behaviors of New Moms

James Swain, MD, PhD, a clinician-scientist of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and the Department of Psychology at Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University has received a $3.5 million federal grant to study how the brain governs maternal caregiving/behaviors for mothers undergoing buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder.

The grant, which began on September 30, 2019, is for five years and was awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The research is titled, “Opioids and maternal brain-behavior adaptation during the early postpartum”  (1R01 DA-047336-01).  

The study will compare a group of postpartum women with opioid use disorder to a group of women who suffer matching levels of depression without opioid use disorder.

Recent grants:

Opioids and Maternal Brain-Behavior Adaptation During the Early Postpartum

Supplement award:

Violence Across the Lifespan - Opioids Maternal Brain

Clinical Trial:

Postpartum Intervention for Mothers with Opioid Use Disorders - Brain-Behavior Mechanisms