Kieran J. O’Donnell, PhD

Advisory Council

Dr. O’Donnell is an Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center and the Department of
Obstetrics Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at the Yale School of Medicine, where he Directs
the Health-Omics & Perinatal Epidemiology Research Group.

Dr. O’Donnell’s research combines epidemiological research methods with epigenomics to better
understand the causes, and the consequences, of maternal distress in pregnancy, for both mother
and child. Dr. O’Donnell is a CIFAR Fellow (Child and Brain Development Program) and the Pfeil
Foundation Investigator (Brain and Behavior Research Foundation).

  • 2005 BSc Psychology (1st Class Hons), University of Westminster, London, UK
  • 2006 MSc Neuroscience (Distinction), Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, UK
  • 2011 PhD Clinical Medicine, Imperial College London, UK