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Charlotte Farewell MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Colorado School of Public Health, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Director, Population Mental Health Wellbeing (PMHW)
  • Department of Community & Behavioral Health


Charlotte Farewell, PhD, received her MPH from Tulane School of Public Health, PhD from the University of Colorado Denver Health & Behavioral Sciences Department and BS in biology from the University of Richmond. With her drive to better understand early childhood development, maternal stress and resilience, her dissertation involved exploring associations between perinatal stress and childhood BMI in New Zealand. In 2020, she received the Lorna Grindlay Moore Faculty Launch Award from the University of Colorado. 


Research + Funding 

Dr. Farewell received seed funding from the Ludeman Center in 2020 and began her project, “Mindful Moms to Be.” The objective of this project is to investigate the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of remote facilitation of a mindfulness-based intervention among a sample of low-income pregnant women living in Colorado. Her research is focused on using mixed methods to analyze developmental research questions, with a specific focus on maternal mental health (depression, stress, and anxiety) during the perinatal period. Her research also investigates non-pharmaceutical methods that can be targeted and/or mobilized to promote maternal resilience in multi-ethnic and disadvantaged communities and promote mental and physical health among formal and informal caregivers and children in early childhood education settings. She recognizes the significant support from the Ludeman Center whose professional development resources, including training and workshops, enhance her networking opportunities.  


Transforming Women’s Health 

Dr. Farewell’s current research is helping advance women’s health research by prioritizing perinatal mental health, fostering their resilience and promoting wellbeing.


Ludeman Family Center for Women's Health Research

CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

12348 East Montview Boulevard

Mail Stop C-263

Aurora, CO 80045


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