University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy


Parent-Infant Physiology Study (PIPS)

Principal Investigator: Helen Lee PhD
Faculty Mentor: Grace Baranek PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

November 2018 to March 2020 | Total funding $25,000

Funding source Date/s Amount

The USC Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar Research Grant Nov 2018 – Mar 2020 $25,000

This pilot study examines the relationship between biobehavioral synchrony during mother-infant interactions and early developmental outcomes. The study aims to understand individual differences in behavioral and physiological patterns of dyadic parent-infant interaction and their associations to infants’ social, cognitive, and emotional development.