The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Neonatal Opiate Exposure and Maternal Opioid Use in Rural Communities in Massachusetts

Date Funded: 
Sep 3, 2018
Funding Organization: 
Center for Research on Families, UMass Amherst

Dr Mary Paterno has been selected as a 2018-19 Family Research Scholar by the Center for Research on Families at UMass Amherst. Dr Paterno's research will address the high rates of neonatal opiate exposure and maternal opioid use in rural communities in Massachusetts. She will develop and test a sustainable, community-based peer mentoring program for pregnant and postpartum women who are at high risk of relapse.

Dr. Mary Paterno
Assistant Professor