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Charlotte Farewell PhD, MPH

Population Mental Health & Wellbeing Program, Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center
  • Department of Community & Behavioral Health

Dr. Farewell is a senior research instructor and the director of the MPH in Population Mental Health & Wellbeing (PMHW) program. Her PhD is in health and behavioral sciences from the University of Colorado. Her dissertation involved exploring associations between perinatal stress and childhood BMI in New Zealand. Her research is focused on using mixed-methods to analyze developmental research questions, with a specific focus on maternal mental health (depression, stress, and anxiety) during the perinatal period, the investigation of non-pharmaceutical methods that can be targeted and/or mobilized to promote maternal resilience in multi-ethnic and disadvantaged communities, and promoting mental and physical health among formal and informal caregivers and children in early childhood education settings.

Areas of Expertise

  • Maternal stress
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Resilience
  • Mind-body interventions
  • Early childhood development

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • PhD, Health and Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado, 2019
  • MPH, Community and Behavioral Health, Tulane University, 2012
  • BS, Biology, University of Richmond



  • Lorna Grindlay Moore Faculty Launch Award, University of Colorado, 2020