Professor Cande V. Ananth, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey, USA
Cande Ananth, PhD, MPH, is a professor and the vice chair of faculty affairs in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ. He also serves on the faculty in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Rutgers School of Public Health, NJ. His research interests fall into three broad areas: (i) perinatal and reproductive epidemiology; (ii) understanding the causal and non-causal underpinnings of ischemic placental disease and preterm delivery; and (iii) development and applications of innovative analytic approaches to studies in human reproduction.
As editor-in-chief of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Dr. Ananth oversees the overall administration and functioning of the journal, and handles submissions in perinatal epidemiology and epidemiologic methods.
Jennifer Zeitlin INSERM (National Institute for Health and Medical Research), France
Jennifer Zeitlin, MA, DSc, is a perinatal epidemiologist and a tenured Research Director at the Obstetrical, Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology Research Team which is part of the CRESS (Center for Epidemiology and Statistics Sorbonne Paris Cité) at INSERM. Dr. Zeitlin received her doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health and the HDR, Habilitation to supervise research, in Epidemiology from the University Pierre and Marie Curie. She holds an adjunct faculty position at Department of Population Health Science and Policy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Her research focuses on assessing the impact of organization and quality of care on the health and development of babies born very preterm (<32 weeks of gestational age) using multi-national prospective cohort studies. She also leads the EU Euro-Peristat project to develop perinatal health surveillance in Europe. Her third research interest is management and consequences of fetal growth restriction for preterm and term births.
As deputy editor of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology dr Zeitlin handles submissions and coordinates invited editorials.
Peter J. Anderson, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health and School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Peter Anderson, PhD, is a research neuropsychologist and a tenured Professor is the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University. Dr Anderson completed his doctoral training at the University of Melbourne, and post-doctoral training at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne. His primary research interest includes the cognitive development of children following early brain insults, with a specific focus on understanding the mechanisms underlying cognitive and learning problems in children born very preterm. His research involves observational outcome studies, longitudinal neuroimaging studies, and numerous randomised controlled trials assessing the long-term benefits and consequences of a range of obstetric, perinatal, and developmental interventions.
As an associate editor of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Dr Anderson handles submissions in Pediatric and childhood outcomes, including neurodevelopmental outcomes in children.
Sarah A. Keim, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine, USA
Sarah Keim, PhD, is a pediatric and perinatal epidemiologist and a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Keim completed her doctoral training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC. Her primary research interests are in early nutritional influences on child development and behavior including breastfeeding and special populations like children born preterm.
As an associate editor of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Dr. Keim handles submissions in pediatric and child health epidemiology.
Courtney D. Lynch, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, USA
Courtney Lynch, PhD is a reproductive epidemiologist by training and a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Lynch completed her doctoral training from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, and completed pre- and postdoctoral training at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health. Her primary research interests include the role of lifestyle in fecundity impairment and the use of technology to advance field-based methods in epidemiology.
As an associate editor of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Dr. Lynch handles submissions in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology.
Lauren Wise, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
Dr. Wise is Professor of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH). She received her doctorate in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2004. She has interests in reproductive, perinatal, and environmental epidemiology. She is principal investigator of NIH-supported studies, including Pregnancy Study Online (PRESTO) and the Study of Environment, Lifestyle, and Fibroids SELF), which seek to identify environmental determinants fertility, miscarriage, and gynecologic disorders.
As an associate editor of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Dr. Wise handles submissions in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology.
Editorial Board Members
Fernando Althabe, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Argentina
Fernando Althabe, MD, MSc, is adjunct professor of public health at the University of Buenos Aires, adjunct associate professor in the Tulane Department of Epidemiology, and Director of the Department of Mother and Child Research at the Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS) in Buenos Aires. Trained as obstetrician, he was a staff perinatal researcher at the Latin American Center for Perinatology (Pan American Health Organization, WHO) from 1997 to 2004. He has experience in the design and conduction of multicenter, multinational randomized controlled trials in maternal and child health. He has conducted cluster randomized trials to evaluate complex interventions to reduce unnecessary cesarean sections (34 clusters, 5 countries), increase the use AMTSL and reduce episiotomy (19 clusters, 2 countries); increase the use of brief counselling for tobacco cessation (20 clusters, 2 countries); and to increase the use of antenatal steroids and evaluate their effectiveness in 102 clusters in 6 countries, within the NICHD's Global Network for Women´s and Children's Health Research.
Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen
Anne-Marie Nybo-Anderson is Professor of Social Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Her primary fields of research are perinatal, obstetric, and pediatric epidemiology, including etiological studies of fetal death, congenital anomalies, preterm birth, and social and demographic conditions in relation to child health. She studies associations between early life conditions and disease outcomes in later life in a life-course perspective. She is PI of the 11-year and the 18-year follow-up of the Danish National Birth Cohort and of the DanCHASE (Danish Child Health and Social Equity) project. She is founder and coordinator of www.birthcohorts.net, a website that collects data about birth cohorts worldwide and aims to facilitate research collaboration between birth cohort researchers
Nathalie Auger, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Nathalie Auger, MD, MSc, FRCPC is an epidemiologist at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre and Institut national de santé publique du Québec, Canada. She is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Montreal School of Public Health. Her research focuses on perinatal and environmental epidemiology, maternal health outcomes, social inequalities, and minority populations.
Rupa Basu, California Environmental Protection Agency, USA
Rupa Basu, PhD, MPH is currently the Chief of the Air and Climate Epidemiology Section at the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) of the California Environmental Protection Agency. She has extensive experience relating to the associations between temperature and air pollution on health outcomes, including mortality, morbidity, and adverse birth outcomes, with a focus on identifying vulnerable subgroups. Prior to joining OEHHA, she worked at the US Environmental Protection Agency, after obtaining her doctoral degree in epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, and her MPH degree from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA. She serves on several statewide and national climate change committees and has been an invited guest speaker on many occasions. She was featured in the Emmy award-winning climate change documentary, Years of Living Dangerously, “Mercury Rising” episode with Matt Damon.
Ruth Gilbert Institute of Child Health, University College of London, UK
Ruth Gilbert is acknowledged for her innovative contributions to the science of evidence-based child health. Her seminal work regarding cot death and sleeping position demonstrated a 20-year lag between evidence of harms of the advice given to parents and the introduction of policies to reverse this advice. Her research has led to significant advances in knowledge of the epidemiology, natural history and treatment of infections in pregnancy and early childhood. Her work has informed policy decisions on whether to stop, start or not introduce antenatal and newborn screening programmes and strategic priorities for research. Her meticulous studies of child maltreatment published in the Lancet are influencing WHO child maltreatment prevention policies. As deputy director of the Administrative Data Research Centre in England and her related role in the Farr Institute, she is at the forefront internationally in the use of clinical and administrative data for patient and public benefit and to accelerate translation of research into practice.
Maribel Casas, Barcelona Institute of Global Health, Spain
Maribel Casas, PhD has a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Barcelona Autonomous University and a doctoral degree in Medicine and Animal Health. In 2009 she joined the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL – now Barcelona Institute of Global Health, ISGlobal) as postdoctoral fellow and in 2016 obtained an Assistant Research Professor position at ISGlobal. She is an environmental epidemiologist specializing in early-life risk factors and child health. Her research is focused on the effects of common environmental pollutants, particularly endocrine-disrupting chemicals, on child health. She has vast experience in coordinating birth cohorts in Europe.
Jennifer Hutcheon , University of British Columbia, Canada
Jennifer Hutcheon, PhD, is a perinatal epidemiologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She completed doctoral training in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University, Canada. Her research interests include the assessment of fetal growth, hypertension in pregnancy, and perinatal research methods. She holds a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator award and a Career Scholar award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.
K.S. Joseph, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
K.S. Joseph, MD, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. His research interests include maternal, fetal and infant health services and health status and his work is supported by the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Russell S. Kirby, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
Russell Kirby, PhD, MS is a pediatric and perinatal epidemiologist focused mostly on surveillance, epidemiology and prevention of birth defects and developmental disabilities, as well as pregnancy outcomes. Trained in human geography and epidemiology, Dr. Kirby also works in population health data integration and incorporation of spatial analytic methods in population-based health research.
Marian Knight, University of Oxford, UK
Marian Knight, MA, MBChB, MPH, DPhil, is a Public Health Physician and Professor of Maternal and Child Population Health at the University of Oxford. She trained initially in obstetrics and neonatology before becoming interested in population health and health services research. Her current research focuses on using national and international observational studies to address clinical questions concerning uncommon and severe complications of pregnancy and early life.
Rüdiger von Kries, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
Rüdiger von Kries is head of the department of pediatric epidemiology at the Institute for the Institute Social Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany. He is pediatrician by training converted to epidemiology after a stint at the CDC in Atlanta and formal training (MSc) at the LSTHM in London. His department runs studies on vaccine preventable diseases, evaluation of preventive pediatrics, psycho-social determinants of child health and perinatal programming. In the field of perinatal programming he obtained several national grants to assess determinants of obesity and mental development. A lot of this work was dedicated to the role of maternal smoking in pregnancy, excessive weight gain in pregnancy and the metabolites mediating the intrauterine priming effects of maternal obesity.
Dawn P. Misra,Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
Dawn P. Misra, PhD, is Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Misra received her BA and MHS (Maternal and Child Health) from the Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in Epidemiology from Columbia University. Her research focuses on social and biomedical factors which may explain the increased risks of infants born to poor and minority women. This includes examining the intersection between women’s health prior to pregnancy and outcomes of pregnancy.
Sunni Mumford, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA
Sunni Mumford, PhD, is an Earl Stadtman Investigator in the DIPHR Epidemiology Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, specializing in nutritional and reproductive epidemiology. The focus of her research is to understand the dietary and lifestyle factors that affect fertility and reproduction for women, men, couples, and across generations
Natasha Nassar, University of Sydney, Australia
Natasha Nassar, PhD, is a perinatal and paediatric epidemiologist at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney, Australia. She completed doctoral training in perinatal epidemiology from the University of Sydney, and postdoctoral training at the Telethon Kids Institute in Western Australia. She has also worked in various counties conducting trials in Brazil, Philippines, South Africa, and UK; AusAid project in the Maldives and, nationally for the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare National Perinatal Statistics Unit. Her research focuses on three broad areas; investigating the impact of early life events such as maternal conditions, obstetric interventions and infant health on long-term child health, development and school performance. She also has a particular interest in infants born with birth defects, both in understanding the aetiology, as well as the health and developmental outcomes of these children.
Ken Ong, University of Cambridge, UK
Ken Ong leads the Growth and Development programme at the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, UK. His research has identified trajectories of childhood growth, weight gain and pubertal timing as determinants of obesity and related disease, and aims to understand the genetic, epigenetic and endocrine mechanisms that underlie these links. As well as his research work, Ken is a consultant paediatric endocrinologist and the clinical lead for childhood obesity at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Kenneth C. Schoendorf, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, USA
Ken Schoendorf, MD, MPH, is a pediatrician at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Prior to that, he spent 24 years as an officer in the US Public Health Service, primarily working at CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. His interests include disparities in infant mortality and perinatal outcomes and the translation of epidemiologic research to clinical utility. Dr. Schoendorf previously was an associate editor of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. His work focuses on disparities in infant mortality and perinatal outcomes as well as disparities in general pediatric health and disease. He is also interested in the translation of epidemiologic findings to the clinical arena.
Eyal Sheiner, Soroka University Medical Center, Israel
Eyal Sheiner MD, PhD, is Professor and Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology B at the Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel. His doctoral study was supported by a grant from the Fulbright Visiting Scholar program of the USA. He has published extensively in the area of perinatal medicine and specifically regarding obesity in pregnancy, and pregnancy as a window of opportunity to detect long-term complications. He is the editor of 10 text-books.
Martha M’Liss Werler, Boston University, Boston, USA
Martha Werler, DSc, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, MA. Her research focus is birth defects. She has conducted numerous studies of risk factors for specific congenital anomalies, including medical, infectious, and environmental factors. She also studies neurodevelopmental outcomes in individuals born with craniofacial anomalies.
Jun Zhang,Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China
Jun (Jim) Zhang, MD, PhD, is an obstetrical and perinatal epidemiologist at Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China. His research interests include miscarriage, pregnancy complications, labor and delivery, and early life exposure and long-term health.