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The Mother–Fetus Relationship
Janet DiPietro, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Janet DiPietroJanet DiPietro received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in Developmental Psychophysiology at the University of Illinois.  As a developmental psychologist, her research focuses on the neurological development of the human fetus and the role of maternal physiological and psychological in moderating fetal development.  The ultimate goal of this research is to understand the manner in which the fetal period provides the substrate for later clinical and developmental outcomes.  Dr. DiPietro joined the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 1988.  She has been a full professor in the department of Population, Family & Reproductive Health (originally the Department of Maternal and Child health) since 2003, and has a joint appointment in the Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  In July 2007 she was appointed to the position of Associate Dean for Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 
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