Pediatric Newborn Medicine Research Areas of Focus
Investigators in the Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine faculty have a broad range of research interests. There are, however, a few areas of concentrated research interest, including: cardiovascular, pulmonary, and integrated biology; developmental neuroscience; global newborn health; newborn genomic medicine; and nutrition for mothers and infants.
Neonatal Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Integrated Biology
Dr. Anne (CC) S. Lee leads efforts to study and improve health in under-resourced international settings. Currently, Dr. Lee and her team conduct study interventions intended to find ways to reduce preterm birth, predict complications such as fetal growth restriction, and improve outcomes of jaundiced infants. Learn more about the Global Newborn Health Lab.
Newborn Genomic Medicine
Dr. Richard Parad is site investigator for the multi-center BabySeq project led by Drs. Robert Green and Alan Beggs that sequences more than 500 genes associated with serious disorders in the newborn period on a few drops of blood from babies enrolled in the study. Plans are underway to expand this genomic research endeavor through collaborations with investigators at neighboring Harvard-affiliated hospitals. Learn more about Newborn Genomic Medicine.