Join the Life Experiences After Pregnancy (LEAP) Study

Help us to better understand well-being after giving birth

Have you recently given birth? Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital are conducting a study on well-being after pregnancy. We are enrolling participants with and without a history of mental health challenges to complete 1) a 20-minute online survey and 2) up to 2 interviews about your experiences. We particularly welcome people of color to participate in this study. You may earn up to $35 in compensation based on how much of the study you complete.

Am I Eligible?

Eligible individuals include:

  • Those who gave birth within the past 6 months

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Currently living in Massachusetts

Email for a screening form to see if you're eligible!

Our Team

Cindy Liu, PhD

Cindy H. Liu, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Developmental Risk and Cultural Resilience Program within the Departments of Pediatric Newborn Medicine and Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a licensed clinical psychologist. Her research focuses on psychosocial stress and mental health disparities during the perinatal period.

Natalie Feldman, MD

Natalie Feldman, MD is a Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Associate Psychiatrist in the Division of Women’s Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry, and a Clinical Fellow in the Division of Women’s Mental Health in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her research focuses on postpartum experiences including anxiety and trauma.

Daniela Carusi, MD MSc

Daniela Carusi, MD, MSc is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and director of the Surgical Obstetrics and Abnormal Placentation program at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. As an Obstetrician Gynecologist, Dr. Carusi cares for patients at high risk for complicated deliveries and provides them with long-term and interpregnancy care. Her research has focused on placenta accreta spectrum, postpartum hemorrhage, and traumatic birth experiences.