Dr. Jodi Pawluski, Nunavut

Dr. Jodi Pawluski is a Neuroscientist and Therapist supporting peripartum mental health. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from The University of British Columbia in 2007 after completing a Master of Arts in Psychology at the University of Toronto in 2003. Recently she has completed a certificate in the practice of psychotherapy. She is currently a researcher at the University of Rennes 1 in France and a therapist offering online therapy to those in need. For over a decade her research has focused on the neuroscience of motherhood and the role of maternal mental illness and antidepressant medications on the brain and behavior of the mother and developing offspring. One key theme that has come from her research is that effective treatment to maintain maternal mental health is necessary. She regularly speaks nationally and internationally about her research findings and publishes her work in scientific journals. She is on the editorial board of journals such as Archives of Women’s Mental Health (Springer) and is an advocate for increasing awareness on how the brain is affected by pregnancy and motherhood during health and disease. She is thrilled to be part of CPMHC to ensure that a national perinatal mental health strategy is put in place. No mother should be without the support that she needs. (twitter: @JodiPawluski / insta: @jodi.pawluski /