Mount Sinai Hospital
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Dr. Ariel Dalfen is Head, Perinatal Mental Health Program and Head,
Perinatal Mental Health Telemedicine Program at Mount Sinai Hospital
and an Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, University of Toronto.
Her research focuses on the use of modern technologies and community
collaboration to improve access to care for women with perinatal mental
health concerns. She has been recently funded to start a telemedicine
program and for a project using text messaging technology for mental
health screening in new mothers. Other research interests include the
impact of sleep deprivation/disruption in new mothers and anxiety and
depression in the perinatal population.
She was recognized by the American Psychiatric Association with the
Janssen Institute on Psychiatric Services Award as well as the
GlaxoWellcome Fellowship Award. She has consulted provincially,
nationally and internationally on issues relating to mental health
needs in pregnancy and postpartum.