Under Review

Hicks, L.M., Ou, C., Charlebois, J., Tarasoff, L.A., Roos, L., Pawluski, J., Fairbrother, N., Hooykaas, A., Tomfohr-Madsen, L. (Submitted). Assessment of Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Services from the Perspective of Providers: Where Can we Improve? Submitted to Archives of Women’s Mental Health

Carbone, J., Hicks, L.M., Brown, S, Saini, E.K., Dayton, C. (submitted). Adverse Childhood Experiences: Associations with a Blunted Cortisol Stress Response during Pregnancy. Submitted to Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Fritzson, A.E., Dimidjian, S.A., Hicks, L.M., Law, G., Nytch, J., Park, B. (submitted). The Use of Lullaby to Support Social and Emotional Wellness among Parents during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Submitted to Psychology of Music.

Day, A., Curtis, A., Paul, R., Shi, C., Hicks, L.M., Quist, L., Jianrattanasawat, L. (revise and resubmit). Access to Adequate Prenatal Care and Delivery Services among Female Youth in Foster Care: Michigan Medicaid Claim Analysis. Submitted to Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal.


Irwin, J. L., Meyering, A. L., Peterson, G., Glynn, L. M., Sandman, C. A., Hicks, L. M., & Davis, E. P. (2021). Maternal prenatal cortisol programs the infant hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis. Psychoneuroendocrinology125, 105106.


Hicks, L. M., & Dayton, C. J. (2019). Mindfulness and trauma symptoms predict child abuse potential in risk-exposed, men and women during pregnancy. Child Abuse & Neglect, 90, 43-51. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.01.018 (IF: 2.9)

Wong, K., Hicks, L.M., Trentacosta, C., van den Heuvel, M.I. (2019) The Role of Mindful Parenting in Individual and Prosocial Decision-making in Children. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00550 (IF: 2.09)

Dayton, C. J., Brown, S., Goletz, J., Hicks, L.M., Barron, C., Sperlich, M., & Smith-Darden, J. (2019). Pathways to Parenting: Predictors of Prenatal Bonding in a Sample of Expectant Mothers and Fathers Exposed to Contextual Risk. Child & Family Studies. doi:10.1007/s10826-019-01343-6 (IF: 1.42)

Hicks, L. M., Swales, D. A., Garcia, S. E., Driver, C., & Davis, E. P. (2019). Does Prenatal Maternal Distress Contribute to Sex Differences in Child Psychopathology? Current Psychiatry Reports, 21(2), 7. doi:10.1007/s11920-019-0992-5 (IF: 3.86)


Dayton, C. J., Johnson, A., Hicks, L. M., Goletz, J., Green, K., Primuse, T. (in press). Sex Differences in the Social Ecology of Breastfeeding:  A Mixed Methods Analysis of Breastfeeding Views of Expectant Mothers and Fathers. Journal of Biosocial Science.

Hicks, L. M., Dayton, C. J. & Victor, B.G. (2018). Depressive Symptoms in Risk-Exposed, Expectant Mothers and Fathers: Is Mindfulness a Buffer? Journal of Affective Disorders. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2018.05.044 

Hicks, L. M., Dayton, C. J., Brown, S., Muzik, M., & Raveau, H. (2018). Mindfulness Moderates Depression and Quality of Prenatal Attachment in Expectant Parents. Mindfulness, 1-11.doi:10.1007/s12671-018-0907-2 


Dayton, C. J., Matthews, W. K., Hicks, L. M.,& Malone, J. C. (2017). The expression of music throughout the lives of expectant parents. Psychology of Music45(6), 839-854. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0305735617692165

Brown, S., Victor, B., Hicks, L. M., & Tracy, E. M. (2017). Recovery support mediates the relationship between parental warmth and quality of life among women with substance use disorders. Quality of Life Research26(5), 1327-1335. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11136-016-1453-9


Brown, S., Hicks, L. M., & Tracy, E. M. (2016). Parenting efficacy and support in mothers with dual disorders in a substance abuse treatment program. Journal of dual diagnosis12(3-4), 227-237. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15504263.2016.1247998

Dayton, C. J., Buczkowski, R., Muzik, M., Goletz, J., Hicks, L., Walsh, T. B., & Bocknek, E. L. (2016). Expectant fathers’ beliefs and expectations about fathering as they prepare to parent a new infant. Journal of Society of Social Work Research, 1-11. doi:10.1093/swr/svw017 

Book Chapters

Hicks, L. M., Brookens-Harvey, B., Muzik, M. Mindful yoga in pregnancy. In I. Ivtzan (Ed.), The Handbook of Mindfulness-Based Programs: Every Established Intervention, from Medicine to Education: Routledge Press, 2019.

Gonzalez-Prendes, A. A., & Hicks, L. M. (2018). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In E.J. Mullen (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Social Work. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gonzalez-Prendes, A. A., & Hicks, L. M. (2016). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In E.J. Mullen (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Social Work. New York: Oxford University Press.