Pregnancy health, the genome, & child development: re-evaluating the fetal origins hypothesis
About Kieran O'Donnell, PhD
Dr. O’Donnell is an Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center and the Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale School of Medicine, where he leads the Health-Omics & Perinatal Epidemiology Research Group.
Dr. O'Donnell's research integrates information on complex biological systems (e.g., genome, DNA methylation, transcriptome) with detailed phenotyping of the social environment to better understand the fetal origins of mental health. Dr. O'Donnell completed his PhD in Clinical Medicine at the Imperial College London in 2011 followed by Post-Doctoral training in Social Epigenetics at McGill University.
Recent awards: In 2019 Kieran was elected as a Fellow to the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (Child and Brain Development Program), awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator award and named a Jacobs Foundation Young Scholar.