Darby Saxbe

Expert on stress and coping within families, marital attitudes toward housework, and adolescent behavior

Associate Professor of Psychology, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Expertise

  • How transition to parenthood affects couples
  • Mental and physical health during pregnancy and the postpartum period (for both mothers and fathers)
  • The parenting brain and biology
  • Stress, health, and close relationships, particularly within the family
  • The division of housework within couples
  • How stress gets under the skin and how stress hormones (like cortisol) link up within close relationships
  • The effects of early adversity on child health and development
  • Family leave and other family-focused policies, and their impact on public health

Additional Information

  • Principal Investigator, NeuroEndocrinology of Social Ties lab

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