Primary Research Focus
The Strahm Lab focuses on the interactions between stress and health to discern the pathways by which stress affects health, with emphasis on reproductive health and health disparities.
Our current projects are designed to assess the associations between maternal psychosocial experiences and blood glucose metabolization during pregnancy and how these factors influence pregnancy and postpartum health, as well as the developmental outcomes of their children.
About the Strahm Lab
Lab Projects and News
Maternal Stress and Blood Sugar Metabolization During Pregnancy Study
Through the research study, we are examining how women’s emotions and nutrition during pregnancy are associated with their blood sugar and overall pregnancy health. This study will help us better understand how pregnant women respond to stress, which may enable us to help women in the future.
Meet the Team
Valentina Ayala Catalan
Valentina earned a Psychology degree from Santo Tomas University, Santiago-Chile in 2016. The same year, she moved to Scotland-UK where she was trained in English as a second Language. She is using her skills and knowledge to assist Dr. Strahm with the Maternal Stress and Blood Sugar Metabolization During Pregnancy Study, developing protocols and managing lab experiments.