Jennifer Felder, PhD

Assistant Professor
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Jennifer Felder, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist dedicated to promoting mental health during pregnancy and early parenting. In her research, Dr. Felder evaluates treatments to improve sleep and prevent depression. She is committed to increasing access to evidence-based interventions, particularly among populations disproportionately affected by poor health outcomes. To this end, she investigates innovative formats for disseminating interventions, such as digital, co-located, and integrated services. In her clinical work, Dr. Felder provides cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia for adults with chronic insomnia.


Viewpoint: Challenges and strategies for engaging participants in videoconferencing appointments.

Contemporary clinical trials

McClelland B, Ponting C, Levy C, Mah R, Moran P, Sobhani NC, Felder J

Preventing Depression Relapse: A Qualitative Study on the Need for Additional Structured Support Following Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

Global advances in integrative medicine and health

Chelsea J. Siwik, Shelley R. Adler, Patricia J. Moran, Willem Kuyken, Zindel Segal, Jennifer Felder, Stuart Eisendrath, Frederick M. Hecht

Preventing Depression Relapse: A Qualitative Study on the Need for Additional Structured Support Following Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

Global advances in integrative medicine and health

Siwik CJ, Adler SR, Moran PJ, Kuyken W, Segal Z, Felder J, Eisendrath S, Hecht FM

Pregnancy-related COVID worry, depressive symptom severity, and mediation through sleep disturbance in a low-income, primarily Latinx population in California's Central valley.

Journal of psychiatric research

Felder JN, Afulani PA, Coleman-Phox K, Omowale SS, McCulloch CE, Lessard L, Kuppermann M

Adverse infant outcomes among women with sleep apnea or insomnia during pregnancy: A retrospective cohort study.

Sleep health

Felder JN, Baer RJ, Rand L, Ryckman KK, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L, Prather AA

Trajectories of depressive symptoms among mothers of preterm and full-term infants in a national sample.

Archives of women's mental health

Roubinov D, Musci RJ, Hipwell AE, Wu G, Santos H, Felder JN, Faleschini S, Conradt E, McEvoy CT, Lester BM, Buss C, Elliott AJ, Cordero JF, Stroustrup A, Bush NR

Lessons Learned Recruiting and Retaining Pregnant and Postpartum Individuals in Digital Trials: Viewpoint.

JMIR pediatrics and parenting

Parks AM, Duffecy J, McCabe JE, Blankstein Breman R, Milgrom J, Hirshler Y, Gemmill AW, Segre LS, Felder JN, Uscher-Pines L

Examining Experiences of Poor Sleep During Pregnancy: A Qualitative Study to Inform the Development of a Prenatal Sleep Intervention.

Global advances in health and medicine

Felder JN, Mirchandaney R, Harrison J, Manber R, Cuneo J, Krystal A, Epel E, Hecht F

The association of COVID-19 infection in pregnancy with preterm birth: A retrospective cohort study in California.

Lancet Regional Health. Americas

Karasek D, Baer RJ, McLemore MR, Bell AJ, Blebu BE, Casey JA, Coleman-Phox K, Costello JM, Felder JN, Flowers E, Fuchs JD, Gomez AM, Karvonen K, Kuppermann M, Liang L, McKenzie-Sampson S, McCulloch CE, Oltman SP, Pantell MS, Piao X, Prather AA, Schmidt RJ, Scott KA, Spellen S, Stookey JD, Tesfalul M, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL

Cannabis-related diagnosis in pregnancy and adverse maternal and infant outcomes.

Drug and alcohol dependence

Bandoli G, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L, Schumacher B, Baer RJ, Felder JN, Fuchs JD, Oltman SP, Steurer MA, Marienfeld C

Outcomes of Online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Patients With Residual Depressive Symptoms: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

JAMA psychiatry

Segal ZV, Dimidjian S, Beck A, Boggs JM, Vanderkruik R, Metcalf CA, Gallop R, Felder JN, Levy J

Prenatal Maternal Objective and Subjective Stress Exposures and Rapid Infant Weight Gain.

The Journal of pediatrics

Felder JN, Epel E, Coccia M, Cordeiro A, Laraia B, Adler N, Coleman-Phox K, Bush NR

855: Risk of adverse birth outcome among Black women with post-traumatic stress disorder.

American journal of obstetrics and gynecology

Brittany D. Chambers, Rebecca J. Baer, Gretchen Bandoli, Jennifer Felder, Sky K. Feuer, Elena Flowers, Linda Franck, Anu Manchikanti Gomez, Deborah Karasek, Nichole L. Nidey, Scott P. Oltman, Elizabeth Rogers, Karen Scott, Larry Rand, Kelli K. Ryckman, Laura L. Jelliffe-Pawlowski

Insomnia During Pregnancy.

Jennifer N. Felder, Kathryn A. Lee

Pregnant Patient Perceptions of Provider Detection and Treatment of Insomnia.

Behavioral sleep medicine

Felder JN, Hartman AR, Epel ES, Prather AA

Associations between unstable housing, obstetric outcomes, and perinatal health care utilization.

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM

Pantell MS, Baer RJ, Torres JM, Felder JN, Gomez AM, Chambers BD, Dunn J, Parikh NI, Pacheco-Werner T, Rogers EE, Feuer SK, Ryckman KK, Novak NL, Tabb KM, Fuchs J, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL

Effect of prenatal mindfulness training on depressive symptom severity through 18-months postpartum: A latent profile analysis.

Journal of clinical psychology

Felder JN, Roubinov D, Bush NR, Coleman-Phox K, Vieten C, Laraia B, Adler NE, Epel E

Maternal depressive symptoms and infant healthcare utilization: The moderating role of prenatal mindfulness.

General hospital psychiatry

Roubinov DS, Felder JN, Vieten C, Coleman-Phox K, Laraia B, Adler N, Wilson L, Epel E, Bush NR

Sleep Disorder Diagnosis During Pregnancy and Risk of Preterm Birth.

Obstetrics and gynecology

Felder JN, Baer RJ, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Prather AA

Public Attitudes and Feelings of Warmth Toward Women and Men Experiencing Depression During the Perinatal Period.

Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)

Felder JN, Banchefsky S, Park B, Dimidjian S

Effects of daily maladaptive coping on nightly sleep in mothers.

Psychology & health

Felder JN, Epel ES, Coccia M, Puterman E, Prather AA

Depressive symptoms and gestational length among pregnant adolescents: Cluster randomized control trial of CenteringPregnancy® plus group prenatal care.

Journal of consulting and clinical psychology

Felder JN, Epel E, Lewis JB, Cunningham SD, Tobin JN, Rising SS, Thomas M, Ickovics JR

Poor Sleep Quality, Psychological Distress, and the Buffering Effect of Mindfulness Training During Pregnancy.

Behavioral sleep medicine

Felder JN, Laraia B, Coleman-Phox K, Bush N, Suresh M, Thomas M, Adler N, Epel E, Prather AA

Role of self-compassion in psychological well-being among perinatal women.

Archives of women's mental health

Felder JN, Lemon E, Shea K, Kripke K, Dimidjian S

An Open Trial of Web-Based Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Perinatal Women at Risk for Depressive Relapse

Cognitive and Behavioral Practice

Felder J.N., Segal, Z., Beck, A., Sherwood, N.E., Goodman, S.H., Boggs, J., Lemon, E., Dimidjian, S.

An open trial of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for the prevention of perinatal depressive relapse/recurrence.

Archives of women's mental health

Dimidjian S, Goodman SH, Felder JN, Gallop R, Brown AP, Beck A

Mindful mood balance: a case report of Web-based treatment of residual depressive symptoms.

The Permanente journal

Felder J, Dimidjian S, Beck A, Boggs JM, Segal Z

Web-based intervention in mindfulness meditation for reducing residual depressive symptoms and relapse prophylaxis: a qualitative study.

Journal of medical Internet research

Boggs JM, Beck A, Felder JN, Dimidjian S, Metcalf CA, Segal ZV

Mindfulness Meditation and Relapse Prophylaxis in Unipolar Mood Disorder.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness

Jennifer N. Felder, Sona Dimidjian, Zindel Segal

Neural mechanisms of subclinical depressive symptoms in women: a pilot functional brain imaging study.

BMC psychiatry

Felder JN, Smoski MJ, Kozink RV, Froeliger B, McClernon J, Bizzell J, Petty C, Dichter GS

Collaboration in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.

Journal of clinical psychology

Felder JN, Dimidjian S, Segal Z

Reward circuitry function in autism spectrum disorders.

Social cognitive and affective neuroscience

Dichter GS, Felder JN, Green SR, Rittenberg AM, Sasson NJ, Bodfish JW

fMRI tracks reductions in repetitive behaviors in autism: two case studies.


Dichter GS, Sikich L, Mahorney S, Felder JN, Lam KS, Turner-Brown L, Bodfish J

The effects of psychotherapy on neural responses to rewards in major depression.

Biological psychiatry

Dichter GS, Felder JN, Petty C, Bizzell J, Ernst M, Smoski MJ

Autism is characterized by dorsal anterior cingulate hyperactivation during social target detection.

Social cognitive and affective neuroscience

Dichter GS, Felder JN, Bodfish JW

The effects of repeated opioid administration on locomotor activity: I. Opposing actions of mu and kappa receptors.

The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics

Smith MA, Greene-Naples JL, Lyle MA, Iordanou JC, Felder JN

The effects of repeated opioid administration on locomotor activity: II. Unidirectional cross-sensitization to cocaine.

The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics

Smith MA, Greene-Naples JL, Felder JN, Iordanou JC, Lyle MA, Walker KL

fMRI of alterations in reward selection, anticipation, and feedback in major depressive disorder.

Journal of affective disorders

Smoski MJ, Felder J, Bizzell J, Green SR, Ernst M, Lynch TR, Dichter GS

Mapping social target detection with functional magnetic resonance imaging.

Social cognitive and affective neuroscience

Dichter GS, Felder JN, Bodfish JW, Sikich L, Belger A