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Research Interests

My research focuses on the prevention of mental disorders and promotion of positive well-being among vulnerable populations. Much of my mental health research is with perinatal populations, including intervention studies aimed at the prevention of postpartum depression. Our Mothers and Babies stress management and postpartum depression preventive intervention is an evidence-based intervention that is being implemented by home visiting programs and other early childhood providers across the United States. Our research studies are currently examining various aspects of the Mothers and Babies intervention, including 1) a comparative effectiveness study examining delivery by mental health clinicians vs. paraprofessional home visitors; 2) an effectiveness-implementation hybrid trial examining the rollout of Mothers and Babies across the entire state of Florida; 3) the use of text messages to enhance engagement with core intervention components; and 4) the development of an ancillary Fathers and Babies curriculum aimed at supporting the partners of women receiving the Mothers and Babies intervention. I also have considerable expertise in the science and practice of community-engaged research. I am currently the Co-Director of Northwestern's Center for Community Health, which aims to promote patient and stakeholder engagement among clinical and translational research across the institution. From 2011-2018 I was the editor-in-chief of the only peer-reviewed journal solely focused on publishing community-engaged research: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, & Action. I also served as co-chair of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute's (PCORI) Patient Engagement Advisory Panel from 2013-2017. I was recently an Aspen Ascend fellow, allowing me to work alongside other national leaders in promoting two-generation strategies that support children and parents together to create an intergenerational cycle of opportunity.

Maternal depression, community-engaged research, preventive interventions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

… → 2000

Research interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • Depression
  • Maternal-Child Health
  • Mental Health
  • Public Health

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    Acceptability and appropriateness of a perinatal depression preventive group intervention: A qualitative analysis

    Diebold, A., Segovia, M., Johnson, J. K., Degillio, A., Zakieh, D., Park, H. J., Lim, K. & Tandon, S. D., Mar 7 2020, In : BMC health services research. 20, 1, 189.

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    Open Access
  • Addressing maternal depression in home visiting: Findings from the home visiting collaborative improvement and innovation network

    Tandon, D., MacKrain, M., Beeber, L., Topping-Tailby, N., Raska, M. & Arbour, M. C., Apr 2020, In : PloS one. 15, 4, e0230211.

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    Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    A randomized controlled trial of a trauma-informed school prevention program for urban youth: Rationale, design, and methods

    Mendelson, T., Clary, L. K., Sibinga, E., Tandon, D., Musci, R., Mmari, K., Salkever, D., Stuart, E. A. & Ialongo, N., Mar 2020, In : Contemporary Clinical Trials. 90, 105895.

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  • 1 Scopus citations
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  • Developing a Model to Address Mental Health, Substance Use, and Intimate Partner Violence Among Home Visiting Clients

    The SCRIPT Advisory Panel, Mar 1 2020, In : Health Promotion Practice. 21, 2, p. 156-159 4 p.

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