Dr. Weiss is the Robert C. and Delphine Wentland Eschbach Chair in Mental Health. Her program of research focuses on the interaction between biological and psychological factors as they impact the mental health of children and adults. She is currently examining precursors of emotion regulation and affective disorders in early childhood, including the ways in which genetic, neuroendocrine, and autonomic nervous system vulnerabilities interact with adverse events such as stress, trauma and parental depression during pregnancy and infancy. Her NIH-funded research is examining the effects of stress hormones, inflammatory markers, and maternal depression on development of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis and stress regulation of preterm and term infants. In addition, her research with the National Network of Depression Centers is characterizing context, symptoms and treatment of women who experience depression. Dr. Weiss is Co-Director of the UCSF Depression Center and is involved in collaborative research with faculty in the Department of Psychiatry, the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and the Division of Neonatology.
PhD, - Nursing Science, University of California, San Francisco
Association of differential symptoms of stress to hair cortisol and cortisone concentrations among pregnant women in Kenya
"Thoughts Can Kill You": Characterization of Mental Health Symptoms by Ugandan Grandparent-Caregivers in the HIV/AIDS Era.
A discrete choice experiment to determine facility-based delivery services desired by women and men in rural Ethiopia.
Tolerance for psychological pain and capability for suicide: Contributions to suicidal ideation and behavior.
A Collaborative, Network-Based Approach to Advance Women's Depression Research in the United States: Preliminary Findings.
Mental Health Among Parents of Children With Critical Congenital Heart Defects: A Systematic Review.
The impact of personality traits and acculturation on the mental health of Korean American adolescents
Adaptive behavior trajectories in children born prematurely: The influence of biologic and social risk factors over the first few years of life
Anxiety and physical health problems increase the odds of women having more severe symptoms of depression.
Resting-state EEG delta power is associated with psychological pain in adults with a history of depression.
Psychological pain and reduced resting-state heart rate variability in adults with a history of depression.
Brain regions associated with psychological pain: implications for a neural network and its relationship to physical pain.
Preterm delivery and low birth weight in singleton pregnancies conceived by women with and without a history of infertility.
The development and effectiveness of a violence prevention program for Thai high
A conceptual model of incarcerated adolescent fatherhood: adolescent identity development and the concept of intersectionality.
Risk factors for obesity and high blood pressure in Chinese American children: maternal acculturation and children's food choices.
The efficacy of the web-based childhood obesity prevention program in Chinese American adolescents (Web ABC study).
A conceptual model of incarcerated adolescent fatherhood: Adolescent identity development and intersectionality
Risk factors for obesity and high blood pressure in Chinese American children: Maternal acculturation and children's food choices
The Active Balance Childhood program for improving coping and quality of life in Chinese American children.
Efficacy of a child-centred and family-based program in promoting healthy weight and healthy behaviors in Chinese American children: a randomized controlled study.
A comparison of the practices of psychiatric clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners who are certified to provide mental health care for children and adolescents.
A comparison of the practices of psychiatric clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners who are certified to provide mental health care for children and adolescents
When East meets West: intensive care unit experiences among first-generation Chinese American parents.
Pilot study of an individually tailored educational program by mail to promote healthy weight in Chinese American children.
The contribution of fetal drug exposure to temperament: potential teratogenic effects on neuropsychiatric risk.
Sleep disturbance, fatigue, and stress among Chinese-American parents with ICU hospitalized infants.
Acculturation and stress in Chinese-American parents of infants cared for in the intensive care unit.
Sleep-wake cycles, social rhythms, and sleeping arrangement during Japanese childbearing family transition.
Maternal state of mind and expressed emotion: Impact of mothers' mental health status, stress and family satisfaction
Maternal expressed emotion as a predictor of emotional and behavioral problems in low birth weight children.
Factors influencing maternal mental health and family functioning during the low birthweight infant's first year of life.
Precursors of mental health problems for low birth weight children: the salience of family environment during the first year of life.
Early tactile experience of low birth weight children: Links to later mental health and social adaptation
The tactile context of a mother's caregiving: Implications for attachment of low birth weight infants
Predictors of neurobehavioral response during tactile stimulation of infants with congenital heart disease
Self-limiting patterns of nursing behavior within a tripartite context involving consumers and physicians