Hudson Santos, PhD, RN
Family, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Qualitative & Mixed-Methods Research Methodology, Research, Women’s Health
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460
Hudson Santos, Ph.D, RN is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. He earned a Ph.D from the University of Sao Paulo and completed postdoctoral training in symptom science and bio-behavioral research at the Duke University.
Dr. Santos’ research program advances knowledge of the biological and behavioral basis of perinatal mental health conditions (e.g., postpartum depression, anxiety) and their related parental responses and infant outcomes in low-income families. His research program informs naturalistic and low-cost interventions that improve the management of perinatal and postpartum mood symptoms and parent-infant interactions. This work improves infant outcomes and family relationships to mitigate health disparities across generations.
Dr. Santos’ work concentrates in three areas:
- Configurations and variations of depressive and anxiety symptoms over the first years of postpartum
- The biobehavioral mechanisms of maternal and paternal depressive and anxiety symptoms, including oxytocin levels and parenting behavior
- Naturalistic and low-cost interventions to promote mental health wellness in low-income families
- 2018 Invited for NIH Strategic Workshop on Epigenetics and Genetics in the ECHO Program
- 2017 Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar, National Institute on Minority Healthy and Health Disparities
- 2016 Abstract of Distinction, State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, American Academy of Nursing
- 2015 Emerging Nurse Scholar, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Canada
- 2012 Honors Doctorate Scholarship-Research Internship Abroad, Sao Paulo Research Foundation
- 2010 Honors Doctorate Scholarship, Sao Paulo Research Foundation
- 2009 Excellence Research Honor. XVI Conference of Graduate Research at the State University of Paraiba
- 2008 Jane da Fonseca Proença Award. Research Excellence in Psychiatric Nursing, Mental Health and Interpersonal Relationships. Brazilian Association of Nursing.
- 2007 Jane da Fonseca Proença Award. Research Excellence in Psychiatric Nursing, Mental Health and Interpersonal Relationships. Brazilian Association of Nursing.
- Holditch-Davis, D., Santos, H, Levy, J., White-Traut, R., David, R., O’Shea, M., & Geraldo, V. (2015). Patterns of psychological distress in mothers of preterm infants. Infant Behavior and Development. 41. 154-63. doi:10.1016/j.infbeh.2015.10.004
- Santos Jr, H.P.O., Black, A.M., & Sandelowski, M. (2015). Timing of translation in cross-language qualitative research. Qualitative Health Research, 25(1), 134-44. PMID: 25189538. doi:10.1177/1049732314549603
- Santos Jr, H.P.O., Sandelowski, M., & Gualda, D.M.R. (2014). Bad thoughts: Early mothering by Brazilian women experiencing postpartum depression. Midwifery, 30(6), 788–94. PMID: 24315035. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2013.11.004.
- Santos Jr, H.P.O., Gualda, D.M.R., Silveira, M.F.A., & Hall, W. (2013). Postpartum depression: The (in) experience of Brazilian primary health care professionals. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(6), 1248-58. PMID: 22882356. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.06112.x
- For complete list of published: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/hudson.santos.1/bibliography/47777035/public/?sort=date&direction=descending
- Perinatal psychological distress symptoms in Latina mothers and fathers, and related infant outcomes
- Neuroendocrine basis of perinatal psychological distress symptoms and impaired parenting behavior
- Longitudinal mixed-methods studies, and non-invasive methods for assessing and analyzing biological data (specifically oxytocin and vasopressin) in home-based studies