Newborn Medicine Research Center

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The research interests of the Division of Newborn Medicine faculty can be grouped into three broad areas:
  • Basic Research
  • Translational Research
  • Clinical Investigation

Current topics of research include:

  • The biology of hypoxia in development and disease
  • Mechanisms of inflammation, injury, and repair of the developing lung
  • Cell and molecular biology of central nervous system development
  • Developmental brain injury of the preterm neonate
  • Developmental basis of childhood diseases
  • Molecular and cellular basis of pulmonary hypertension.

Featured researchers in the Division of Newborn Medicine hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School.

Pankaj B. Agrawal, MD, MMSC Orphan/Rare diseases, Congenital myopathies
Mandy Brown Belfort, MD, MPH Long term outcomes of infant growth and nutrition; Developmental origins of health and disease
Dara Brodsky, MD Educational research
Heather Burris MD, MPH Epigenetics of fetal growth and preterm birth disparities
Helen Christou, MD Vascular responses to acidosis
Elizabeth G. Doherty, MD Quality Improvement Initiatives;Medical Education Research
Dmitry Dukhovny, MD, MPH Resource Utilization and Cost-Effectiveness in Perinatal Health
Ivan D. Frantz III, MD Neonatal pulmonary disease including mechanisms of disease and new approaches to treatment
P. Ellen Grant, MD Newborn Medicine, Radiology
Mary Lucia Gregory, MD, MMSc Neonatal infection control; neonatal oxygenation; neonatal clinical trials
Munish Gupta, MD, MMSc Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Anne Hansen, MD, MPH Neurologic and pulmonary newborn conditions; global health
Sunah Susan Hwang, MD, MPH Racial/Ethnic disparities in maternal and infant health
Farhad Imam, MD, PhD Organogenesis, Cellular and Metabolic Stress, Hypoxia
Aimee Knorr, MD Outcomes/Development
Stella Kourembanas, MD Lung vascular biology
Paul H. Lerou, MD Pluripotent Stem Cell Biology
Bernadette M. Levesque, MD Lung development, mechanical respiratory support, early diagnosis and prevention of complications of prematurity
Marie C. McCormick, MD, ScD Outcomes of high-risk newborns
S. Alex Mitsialis, PhD Molecular basis of lung injury and repair
Deirdre O' Reilly, MD, MPH Neonatal neurology
Richard B. Parad, MD, MPH Neonatal Lung Disorders; Molecular genetics for the screening and diagnosis of diseases in the newborn; Reduction of radiation exposure during imaging of newborns and infants
Xianhua Piao, MD, PhD GPR56 in brain development
Karen M. Puopolo, MD, PhD Neonatal Infection
Lawrence Rhein, MD Determining predictors of long-term respiratory and nutritional outcomes in infants
Sadath Sayeed, JD, MD Medical Ethics and Global Health Delivery
Yang Shi, PhD Epigenetic mechanisms
Vincent C. Smith, MD, MPH NICU family discharge readiness
Emi Takahashi, PhD  
Linda Van Marter, MD, MPH Neonatal cardiopulmonary disorders
John Zupancic, MD, ScD Economic evaluation and technology assessment in neonatal-perinatal medicine
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