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.

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.


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.

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 

Works Submitted

Hicks, L. M., Dayton, C.J. (invited resubmission) Mindfulness and Trauma Symptoms Predict Child Abuse Potential in Risk-Exposed, Men and Women during Pregnancy.

Day, A., Curtis, A., Paul, R., Rajib, P., Chenyang, S., Quist, L, Jianrattanasawat, L, Hicks, L. M. (invited resubmission). Access to Timely and Adequate Prenatal Care and Delivery Services among Female Youth in Foster Care: An Analysis of Medicaid Claims Data.

Works in Preparation

Hicks, L. M., Anderson, A., Peterson, G., Glynn, L., Sandman, C., Davis, E.P. Prenatal Maternal Cortisol Programs the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis in Infants at 6 and 12 Months.

Hicks, L. M., Garcia, S.G., Swales, D., Davis, E.P. (Invited Review). Sex differences and early life stress exposure. Current Psychiatric Reports.

Hicks, L. M., Dayton, C. Connections between Mindfulness and Expectant Parents’ Physiological Stress Response to a Baby’s Cry.

Wong, K., Hicks, L. M., Trentacosta, C., van den Heuvel, M.I.The Role of Mindful Parenting in Individual and Prosocial Decision-making in Children. Frontiers in Psychology.

Hicks, L. M., Dayton, C., Muzik, M. (Invited Review) Mind-body Interventions in Trauma Exposed Populations. Integrative Medicine Insights.

Dayton, C., Hicks, L. M.,Martinez-Torteya, C., Basu, A., Muzik, M., Brown, S.  Cortisol response to a parenting stress stimulus in violence-exposed expectant mothers and fathers.

Brown, S., Dayton, C. J., Hicks, L. M.,MacWilliams, M. J., Junquist, A. Making It Real: Prenatal, Relationship-Based Interviews with Pregnant Women Exposed to Environmental Risk.

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.

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