Laura M. Glynn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
University of California, Irvine
Psychiatry & Human Behavior
333 City Blvd. West, Suite 1200
Orange, CA
USA 92868

Biographical Sketch: Dr. Laura M. Glynn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine.  Her undergraduate degree (1993) is from the University of California, Davis and her graduate degree (1994) and Ph.D. (1998) are from the University of California, San Diego.  Her tenure at the University of California, Irvine has focused on biological and psychosocial effects during pregnancy and subsequent outcomes.  Selected publications:

Christenfeld N, Phillips DP & Glynn LM (1999). What's in a name: Mortality and the power of symbols. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 47:241-254.

Glynn LM, Wadhwa PD & Sandman CA (2000). The influence of corticotropin-releasing hormone on human fetal development and parturition.  Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health 14:243-256.

Glynn LM, Wadhwa PD, Dunkel-Schetter C, Chicz-DeMet A & Sandman CA (2001). When stress happens matters: Effects of earthquake timing on stress responsivity in pregnancy.  American Journal of Obstetrics and  Gynecology184: 637-642.

Glynn LM, Wadhwa P & Sandman CA (2001). The neurobiological and behavioral effects of pregnancy: a response to Friedman. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 185: 779-780.

Glynn LM, Christenfeld N & Gerin W (2002). The role of rumination in recovery from reactivity: Cardiovascular consequences of emotional states. Psychosomatic Medicine 64:714-726.

Wadhwa PD, Glynn L, Hobel CJ, Garite TJ, Porto M, Chicz-DeMet A, Wiglesworth A & Sandman CA (2002). Behavioral perinatology: Biobehavioral processes in human fetal development.  Regulatory Peptides, 108, 149-57.

Davis E, Glynn LM, Dunkel Schetter C, Hobel C & Sandman CA. (2005). Maternal plasma corticotropin-releasing hormone levels during pregnancy are associated with infant temperament. Developmental Neuroscience 27: 299-305. 

Sandman CA, Glynn LM, Dunkel Schetter C, Wadhwa PD, Garite TJ, Chicz-DeMet A & Hobel C. (2006). Elevated maternal cortisol early in pregnancy predicts third trimester levels of placental corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH): priming the placental clock. Peptides 27: 1457-1453.