The Center for Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Research (CRPPR)

CRPPR Research:

  • Perinatal epidemiology and birth outcomes research
  • Best practices for clinical care in pregnancy and the newborn period, including medications, tests, procedures, and provider visits
  • Comparative effectiveness of methods for labor induction 
  • Examining childhood health exposures, health care access and outcomes. Using national surveillance databases to understand child health
  • Examining multi-level contributors of pediatric health disparities in asthma, obesity, and sleep in urban children, including biological, clinical and sociocultural factors
  • Developing tailored interventions to improve asthma, obesity or sleep in urban children.
  •  Interventions to improve nutrition, diet and breastfeeding, physical activity, decrease smoking and tobacco smoke exposure and early detection of melanoma
  • Program evaluation and the design and conduct of survey measures
  • Influences on pregnancy outcome, including maternal and infant health determinants
  • Pregnancy complications and preterm birth


Cynthia Battle Tina Boisseau Joe Braun Steve Buka
Michael Carey Valery Danilack Phyllis Dennery Alison Field - Center Director
Jennifer Friedman Annie Gjelsvik Elissa Jelalian Akilah Kieta
Caroline Kuo Daphne Koinis Mitchell Barry Lester Eric Loucks
Maureen Phipps Steven Rasmussen Patti Risica David Savitz
Ronald Seifer Stephen Sheinkopf Laura Stroud Patrick Vivier
Greg Wellenius Erika Werner Rena Wing Tongzhang Zheng