Current & Past Research Studies

Mindful Moms Study” (2021-2026): Biobehavioral perspectives on social connectedness and the “Mindful Moms” intervention for marginalized pregnant women with depression 

  • Funded by R01NR020220, National Institute for Nursing Research (co-PIs: Kinser & Bodnar-Deren)
  • Recruiting participants starting in fall 2021

Mamma Mia Study” (2020-2025): A multisite randomized controlled trial of an internet-based program for preventing and reducing perinatal depressive symptoms

  • Funded by R01HD100395, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (PI: Kinser) and 3R01HD100395-02S1 (Administrative Supplement), National Institute of Mental Health (PI: Kinser)
  • Recruiting participants now! Go to mammamiastudy.org

 


VCU “COPE” Study: COVID-19 and Perinatal Experiences(2020-2021)

  • Funded by the Sarah P. Farrell Endowment Fund, VCU School of Nursing (PI: Kinser)
  • see our collaborative partners at Covgen.org

“Mindful Moms Pilot Study” (2016-2018): Self-Management of Chronic Depressive Symptoms in Pregnancy
  • Funded by R15HD086835-01A1, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (PI: Kinser)
  • Looking for publications about this study? Click here.

“CPC+Y Study” (2015-2016): Centering Pregnancy Care plus Yoga for Diverse Pregnant Women
  • Funded by STTI/SNRS Research Grant (PI: Kinser) and VCU School of Nursing Internal Grant Funding (PI: Kinser)
  • Looking for publications about this study? Click here.

“PREG+PPD Study” (2014-2018): Social, environmental, and epigenetic mechanisms underlying postpartum depression 
Funded by:
  • VCU CCTR Endowment Fund, UL1TR000058;  National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences; Virginia Commonwealth University  (PI: Kinser)
  • American Nurses Foundation, Research Grant 5232 (PI: Kinser)
  • NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (PI: York)
  • Looking for publications about this study? Click here.

Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals and Healthcare Professionals in Training (2015-2016)
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Exploring non-pharmacologic strategies for managing prenatal depression and stress in underserved women via focus groups (2013; PIs: Kinser & Masho)
  • Funded by the VCU School of Nursing Internal Grant Funding, P30 NR011403 (Grap, PI), Center of Excellence for Biobehavioral Approaches to Symptom Management; National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH.
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Feasibility, Acceptability, and Effects of a Complementary Therapy for Women with Depression: A One-Year Follow-Up Study (2012; PI: Kinser)
Funded by:
  • VCU School of Nursing Internal Grant Funding, P30 NR011403 (Grap, PI), Center of Excellence for Biobehavioral Approaches to Symptom Management; National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH.
  • Looking for publications about this study? Click here.

Feasibility, Acceptability, and Effects of Yoga for Women with Depression (2009-2011; PI: Kinser)
  • Funded by the Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies, University of Virginia School of Nursing, 5T32AT000052 (Ann Gill Taylor, PI), CAM Clinical Research Training Program, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NIH
  • Looking for publications about this study? Click here.

 

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