Leed Updates

  • August 2021

    Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student, Rebecca Lipschutz, received the Cullen Graduate Student Success Fellowship (CGSSF) help fund her dissertation research on prenatal stress and infant development!

  • May 2021

    LEED receives pilot funding from UH Division of Research to examine how prenatal stress and other risk and protective factors shapes brain development even before birth! This study is a collaboration with Dr. Magda Sanz-Cortez and Stephen Kralik at Baylor College of Medicine. 

  • April, 2021

    Brian Biekman was awarded the Clinical Case Presentation Award as part of UH’s clinical program’s Diversity Day.

  • Spring, 2021

    UH interviewed Dr. Bick and Rebecca Lipschutz about the Harvey Mom Study and how Hurricane Harvey impacts child development.
  • August 2021

    LEED having fun explaining how to measure brain function with EEG and FNIRS with kids at The Mayor’s Back to School Festival.

  • August, 2020

    LEED welcomes new DCBN program graduate student, Livia Merrill!

  • July 31, 2018

    Dr. Bick was quoted in the New York Times on the developmental impact of traumatic separation from parents in migrant families.


  • July 12, 2018

    LEED study featured on NPR’s “The Pulse: “Does a mom’s stress affect her offspring for generations?”


  • May 30, 2018

    LEED featured on Houston Public Media about New Hurricane Harvey Study on maternal stress and child development.


  • February 14, 2018

    LEED is interviewed about a new study on how Hurricane Harvey related stress may impact pregnant mothers and their babies.


  • Fall 2020

    LEED receives funding from NIH to collaboratively examine how a remotely delivered early parenting intervention can support healthy self regulation and brain development in toddlers born extremely preterm! This is a collaboration with Drs. Susan Landry and Dana DeMaster at UTHealth

  • Fall 2020

    LEED receives funding from NIH to collaboratively examine prenatal stress influences biomarkers of health and brain development. This is a collaboration with Drs. Kjersti Aagaard and Suter at Baylor College of Medicine. 

  • Fall 2019

    LEED welcomes two new graduate students: Shutian Shen (DCBN program) and Xinge Li (Child Clinical Psychology Program)! 

  • Fall 2017

    LEED launches the "Hurricane Harvey Mom Study" to examine how prenatal stress from a natural disaster influences maternal well being and infant outcomes. This study is a collaboration with Dr. Suzanne King at McGill and Douglas Mental Health Center. 

  • Fall 2017

    LEED welcomes graduate students Rebecca Lipschutz (Child Clinical Psychology Track) and Brian Biekman (Clinical Neuropsychology Track)! 

  • Fall 2017

    Laboratory of Early Experience and Development at UH is open for research!