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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Delia M. Vazquez, M.D.

Delia M. Vazquez, M.D.

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Primary Programs/Services:


  • Doctorate in Medicine
  • B.S., Biology and Chemistry

Clinical Interest:

  • Growth and Development
  • Risk for Affective Disorders in children
  • Effect of steroid treatment in children
  • Effect of prenatal stress and depression in infants

Research Interest:

  • Molecular mechanisms of stress-induced growth stunting, neuro development of the hypathalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, development of mood systems and seratonin brain system

Academic Appointment:

  • Professor, Pediatrics
  • Professor, Psychiatry
  • Associate Research Scientist, Center of Human Growth and Development
  • Research Investigator, Molecular and Behavoiral Neuroscience Institute

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Lattimore KA, Donn SM, Kaciroti N, Kemper AR, Neal CR, Vazquez DM. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Use during Pregnancy and Effects on the Fetus and Newborn: A Meta-Analysis. J Perinatol. 2005 Jul 14; [Epub ahead of print]
  • Neal CR Jr, Weidemann G, Kabbaj M, Vazquez DM.Effect of neonatal dexamethasone exposure on growth and neurological development in the adult rat. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2004 Aug;287(2):R375-85. Epub 2004 Apr 29.
  • Lopez NL, Vazquez DM, Olson SL. An integrative approach to the neurophysiological substrates of social withdrawal and aggression.Dev Psychopathol. 2004 Winter;16(1):69-93.
  • Flagel SB, Vazquez DM, Robinson TE. ulations during the second, but not the first, week of life increase susceptibility to cocaine self-administration in female rats. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2003 Oct;28(10):1741-51.