Michael O'Hara

Professor Emeritus
Starch Faculty Fellow

Research Interests
Postpartum and pregnancy depression; Psychotherapy for depression particularly in the postpartum period; Impact of maternal depression on children; Mental health services research; Women's reproductive health

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Representative Publications
Duffecy, J., Grekin, R., Hinkel, H., Gallivan, N., Nelson, G., & O’Hara, M. W. (2019). Development and feasibility of a group-based online intervention to prevent postpartum depression, JMIR Mental Health. 6(5):e10778) doi:10.2196/10778

O’Hara, M. W. & Engeldinger, J. (2018). Treatment of postpartum depression: Recommendations for the clinician. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, 61, 604-614.

O’Hara, M. W., Pearlstein, T., Stuart, S., Long, J. D., Mills, J. A., & Zlotnick, C. (2019). A placebo controlled treatment trial os sertraline and interpersonal psychotherapy for postpartum depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 245, 524-532.

Watson, D. & O’Hara, M. W. (2017). Understanding the emotional disorders: A symptom-level approach based on the IDAS-II.  New York; Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780199301096 (352 pages)

Michael O'Hara
Contact Information

472 Psychological and Brain Sciences Building (PBSB)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States