Veronica Barcelona

Veronica Barcelona, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University School of Nursing, a public health nurse, and a reproductive epidemiologist. Her program of research is focused on understanding preterm birth through the study of epigenomics, stressors such as racism and discrimination, and cardiovascular risk factors. Barcelona assesses electronic health records to examine the use of stigmatizing language and how it affects maternal morbidity outcomes. Through the utilization of multi-omic methods, she hopes to reduce inequities in pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes for women and families of color.

Research Interests

Health Inequities
Inequality and Disparity
Reproductive Justice


National Survey of Family Growth
Nulliparous Pregnancy Outcomes Study: Monitoring Mothers-to-Be (nuMoM2b)