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Dr. Veronique Mead, MD, MA

  • Speaker Type: Perinatal Care Through a Trauma Informed Lens Lecture Pack
  • Country: USA

Dr. Veronique Mead has developed Adverse Babyhood Experiences (ABEs) as a subset of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to identify a separate set of risk factors for maternal and infant mortality and morbidity, chronic illness and other effects. ABEs focus on risk from preconception to a child’s 3rd birthday and emphasize the role of epigenetics and other nonpsychological mechanisms that shape long-term health.
Her work draws from her background as a family physician and assistant professor with an obstetrical practice, a somatic trauma therapist, and two decades integrating the large bodies of evidence revealing how trauma influences health. ABEs science highlights the underrecognized effects of trauma and the potential for prevention and repair. ABEs are further informed by personal experience as a patient applying these principles to improvement from a disabling chronic disease. She writes about the science on her blog, Chronic Illness Trauma Studies.

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