Darius Tandon

Director, Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) - Center for Community Health; Associate Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Darius Tandon is an Associate Professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where he is also the Associate Director of the Center for Community Health within the newly created Institute for Public Health and Medicine. Much of his recent work has focused on the development of mental health interventions aimed at preventing the onset and worsening of depression among low-income mothers in home visitation programs.

Stories featuring Darius Tandon

A commitment to rigorous learning and evaluation is fundamental to the implementation of a two-generation (2Gen) approach so that we’re measuring how well programs and policies serve the whole family. This is reflected in research being the first principle of a 2Gen approach, and it’s embedded in the day-to-day work of Ascend’s 450+ nationwide Network Partners. These visionary practitioners and systems …

From Proof Points to Building Evidence: Creating A Two-Generation (2Gen) Research Agenda Read More »

Ascend NetworkMarch 10, 2022
While the perinatal period can be an exciting time for families, Black mothers are more likely to experience perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) but are less likely to receive treatment. PMADs include depression during pregnancy, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and postpartum depression. Almost 40 percent of Black mothers experience postpartum depression compared to roughly …

Culturally Rooted and Responsive Ways to Bridge Gaps in Maternal Mental Health Read More »

BlogApril 15, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has made more evident than ever the need to transform policies, practice, and systems to build upon the inherent resilience of families – especially those with low incomes and from BIPOC communities. In 2018 – 677,529 children experienced maltreatment in the US. 51 percent of those children were Black, Indigenous, or children …

Investing in Futures Means Investing in Families: Announcing the Two-Generation Prenatal to Three Learning and Action Community Read More »

BlogDecember 9, 2020