Mother-Child Wellness Clinical and Research Center

MCWCRC team

Snezana Milanovic, MD
Director, Mother-Child Wellness Clinical and Research Center

At the Mother-Child Wellness Clinical and Research Center, we engage women in research studies to expand current data on nutrition, environment, and medication in pregnancy as they correlate to bio-marker and neuroimaging outcomes in both moms and babies. Our research primarily focuses the interplay between newborn inheritance and the many environmental influences the mother had been exposed to during her pregnancy. Our current research projects include THRIVE, various Quality Improvement (QI) projects, Retrospect 12, Retrospect 13, and mHealth. R13 is a retrospective research study that investigates the association between access to care and improved outcomes in mothers and infants, focusing specifically on women at psychiatric risk and their newborns during the pregnancy and post-partum periods. R12 is a similar retrospective chart review of women who delivered at BMC that accounts for 12 months and allows us to focus on outcomes at birth. For more detailed information about the Mother-Child Wellness Clinical and Research Center, please visit the website.

The THRIVE (Transgenerational Health Research Initiative) study aims to identify the outcomes on “in utero” genome and epigenome interactions on brain development by focusing on downstream metabolic changes indicative of gene environment effects on in utero brain development. This study allows us to further understand how the interaction between genes and the environment impact the transmission of health between generations. Our QI Project focuses on identifying barriers to patients receiving and accessing care in the OB/GYN clinic while also collecting information on patient satisfaction and preferences on receiving appointment reminders and notifications. Our research also includes the exploration of mobile technology use in the field of reproductive health through the mHealth study.

For more information about the Mother-Child Wellness Clinical and Research Center, please contact:

Shayna Schor
Clinical Coordinator and Sr. Research Assistant
(617) 414-2281