top of page

Peer-reviewed publications:


Abraham, E., Hendler, T., Shapira-Lichter, I., Kanat-Maymon, Y., Zagoory-Sharon, O., & Feldman, R. (2014). Father's brain is sensitive to childcare experiences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 111(27):9792-7.

Abraham, E., Hendler, T., Zagoory-Sharon, O., & Feldman, R. (2016). Network integrity of the parental brain in infancy supports the development of children's social competencies. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 1707-1718.

Abraham, E., Gilam, G., Kanat-Maymon, Y., Jacob, Y., Zagoory-Sharon, O., Hendler, T., & Feldman, R. (2017). The human coparental bond implicates distinct corticostriatal pathways: longitudinal impact on family formation and child well-being. Neuropsychopharmacology, 42(12), 2301-2313.

Abraham, E., Raz, G., Zagoory-Sharon, O., & Feldman, R. (2018). Empathy networks in the parental brain and their long-term effects on children's stress reactivity and behavior adaptation. Neuropsychologia, 116, 75-85.

Abraham, E., & Feldman, R. (2018). The neurobiology of human allomaternal care; implications for fathering, coparenting, and children's social development. Physiology & Behavior, 193, 25-34.

Abraham, E., Hendler, T., Zagoory-Sharon, O., & Feldman, R. (2019). Interoception sensitivity in the parental brain during the first months of parenting modulates children's somatic symptoms six years later: The role of oxytocin. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 136, 39-48.

Abraham, E., Scott, M. A., & Blair, C. (2020). Catechol-O-methyltransferase Val158Met Genotype and Early-Life Family Adversity Interactively Affect Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Symptoms Across Childhood. Frontiers in Genetics, 11, 72 4.

van Dijk, M. T., Cha, J., Semanek, D., Aw, N., Gameroff, M. J., Abraham, E., ... & Talati, A. (2020). Altered dentate gyrus microstructure in individuals at high familial risk for depression predicts future symptoms. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.

Abraham, E., Posner, J., Wickramaratne, P. J., Aw, N., van Dijk, M. T., Cha, J., ... Weissman, M & Talati, A. (2020). Concordance in parent and offspring cortico-basal ganglia white matter connectivity varies by parental history of major depressive disorder and early parental care. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 15(8), 889-903.

Saunders, D., Svob, C., Pan, L., Abraham, E., Posner, J., Weissman, M. M., & Wickramaratne, P. (2020). Differential Association of Spirituality and Religiosity with Rumination: Implications for the Treatment of Depression. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 209(5):370-377.

Abraham, E., Zagoory-Sharon, O., & Feldman, R. (2021) Early maternal and paternal caregiving moderates the links between preschoolers' reactivity and regulation and maturation of the HPA-immune axis. Developmental Psychobiology, 63(5):1482-1498.

Abraham E., Letkiewicz A.M., Wickramaratne P.J., Bunyan M., van Dijk M.T., Gameroff M.J., Posner J., Talati A., Weissman M.M. (2021). Major depression, temperament, and social support as psychosocial mechanisms of the intergenerational transmission of parenting styles. Development and Psychopathology, 1–15.

Abraham, E.*, Wang, Y.*, Svob, C., Semanek, D., Gameroff, M.J., Shankman, S.A., Weissman, M. M., Talati, A., Posner, J. (2021) Organization of the social cognition network predicts future depression and interpersonal impairment: A prospective family-based study. Neuropsychopharmacology, 47(2), 531-542.

Murphy, E., Svob, C., Weissman, M. M., Van Dijk M.T., Gameroff, M.C., Skipper, J., Abraham, E., Yangchen, T. Posner, J., Shankman, S.A., Wickramaratne, P.J. & Talati, A. (2021) The effects of the pandemic on mental health in persons with and without a psychiatric history. Psychological Medicine, 1-9.

Abraham, E., & Feldman, R. (2022) The neural basis of human fatherhood; A unique Biosocial perspective on plasticity of parental brain and its implications for child social development. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 1-17.

Sands, A., van Dijk, M.T., Abraham, E., Yangchen, T., Talati, A. & Weissman M.M. (2022) The long-term outcomes of prepubertal depression: a scoping review. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 30(3), 163-180.

Sara B. VanBronkhorst, S. B., Abraham, E., Dambreville, R., Ramos-Olazagasti, M.A., Dworkin, J.D., Saunders, D. C., Monk, C., Alegría, M., Canino, J.G., Bird, H., & Duarte, C.S. Developmental Pathways from Adverse Childhood Experiences to Mental Disorders in Young Adulthood: Sociocultural Risk and Resilience. The Lancet Psychiatry (Under Review).

van Dijk, M.T., Talati, A., Kashyap, P., Desai, K., Kelsall, N., Gameroff, M., Aw, N., Abraham, E., Cullen, B., Cha, J., Anacker, C., Weissman, M.M., & Posner, J. Dentate Gyrus Microstructure Predicts Resilience after Exposure to Maternal Parenting Stress: Translating Rodent Findings in Two Human Cohorts. Nature (Under Review).

Chapters & books:

Abraham, E., & Feldman, R.  (2018). The many faces of human caregiving: perspective on flexibility of the parental brain, hormonal systems, and parenting behaviors and their long-term implications for child development. In Schultheiss O.C. & Mehta, P.H. (Eds.). International Handbook of Social Neuroendocrinology (298-317). Routledge/Psychology Press.

Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography:

bottom of page