Professor Yoko Nomura in the News for Hurricane Sandy Study

September 29, 2022

Her study on the effects of Sandy on pregnant women and their children has received widespread coverage.

Professor Yoko Nomura (GC/Queens College, Psychology) has been doing excellent research on the epigenetics of psychopathology and other symptoms during development. In this research, a decade ago, Nomura incorporated the effects of a potent stressor, Hurricane Sandy, into her study, which has been extensively funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The latest and perhaps most provocative longer-term findings indicate powerful increases in anxiety and depression (among other symptoms) in young children who were in utero during Superstorm Sandy.

Nomura's findings have been covered by top media, including The Washington PostThe Boston Globe, and Newsweek

Nomura is a member of the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology at Queens College training areas of the Ph.D. Program in Psychology.