As the mother of two, and a faculty member at the Mercer University School of Medicine, personal experience with air pollution, allergies and health led Dr. Jennifer Barkin to launch a new, but related, line of investigation.  She broadened her research program, originally focused on postpartum maternal functioning and mood, to include a line of inquiry centered on the effects of climate change on maternal and child mental health.  Her lab recently conducted an examination of the effects of Extreme Weather Events (EWEs) on child mental health and behavior.  Read more to see what they found.