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PERINATAL EPIDEMIOLOGY - ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Perinatal Epidemiology Unit serves as a nexus of epidemiologic and biostatistical expertise at WSU in support of the PRB. The Unit is designed and staffed specifically to lead/assist in investigations of the causes, distributions and consequences of disparities in perinatal health and to provide training on the appropriate conduct of perinatal epidemiologic research.

The Unit Director, Dr. Steven Korzeniewski, leads a team including a full-time epidemiologist, Ms. Alyse Schwartz, and is currently seeking applications for a vacant biostatistician position in the unit. This core team housed within the PRB is further supported by adjunct faculty collaborators with demonstrated excellence in perinatal epidemiology and biostatistics including Drs. Nigel Paneth, Kimberly Dukes and Lisa Sullivan.

Together, this Unit provides on-site constantly available direction, collaboration and training on topics including study design, sampling, data analysis and interpretation in perinatal epidemiology with particular emphasis on longitudinal studies involving repeated measures (e.g., those designed to identify developmentally regulated biomarkers of poor pregnancy outcomes).