Huynh-Nhu (Mimi) Le

Professor, Clinical/Community Psychology
Room 211
Address: Building GG
2125 G St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
Phone: 202-994-6808
[email protected]


Current Research

The ultimate goal of my research program is to develop and evaluate interventions which will prevent perinatal depression among low-income Spanish- and English-speaking pregnant women and new mothers. My current work focuses on cultural adaptation and evaluation of perinatal depression preventive interventions for low-income ethnic minority populations; feasibility of integrating mental health screening and interventions in various primary care settings; US and international interests. For more information, visit the Mothers and Babies: Mood and Health Research Program webpage.


Ph.D. 1997, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Le, H. N., Perry, D. F., Genovez, M., & Cardeli, E. (2013). In their own voices: Latinas’ experiences with a randomized controlled trial to prevent perinatal depression. Qualitative Health Research, 23(6), 834-846. 

Le, H. N., Perry, D. F., & Stuart, E. A. (2011).  Evaluating a preventive intervention for perinatal depression in high-risk Latinas.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79(2), 135-141.

Le, H. N., Zmuda, J., Perry, D. F., & Muñoz, R. F. (2010).  Transforming an evidence-based intervention to prevent perinatal depression for low-income Latina immigrants.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80(1), 34-45.

Le, H. N., Sheng, X., & Perry, D. F. (2009).  Using the Internet to screen for postpartum depression.  Maternal and Child Health Journal, 13(2), 213-221. Online (2008): DOI 10.1007/s10995-008-0322-8.

Le, H. N., Lara, M. A., & Perry, D. F. (2008).  Recruiting Hispanic Women in the U.S. and women in Mexico in postpartum depression prevention research. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 11(2), 159-169.

Muñoz, R. F., Le, H. N., Ghosh Ippen, C., Diaz, M.A., Urizar, G., Soto, J., Mendelson, T., Delucchi, K., & Lieberman, A. F. (2007).  Prevention of postpartum depression in low-income women: Development of the Mamás y Bebés/Mothers and Babies Course. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice,14, 70-83.