Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science and this year’s theme is “Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.” A Carleton expert is available to comment on related topics.

Kim Hellemans
Department Chair, Department of Neuroscience


Hellemans is available to discuss her ongoing work exploring how COVID-19 is impacting student mental health and substance use.

Hellemans’ research interest lies in the study of vulnerability to mental illness. Her current research examines how prenatal exposure to alcohol influences later life susceptibility to mental illness. In the past, her research explored the role of adverse environmental experiences in susceptibility to drug addiction.

Hellmans is also interested in sex differences in mental illnesses; depression is twice as common among women. She is a co-host of the Minding the Brain podcast.

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