Pediatric Newborn Medicine Investigators and Laboratories
Mandy Brown Belfort, MD, MPH Dr. Belfort’s research focuses on the impact of fetal and neonatal growth and nutrition on later health and development outcomes.
Helen Christou, MD Dr. Christou studies the mechanisms contributing to long-term cardiopulmonary morbidities among surviving premature infants, including pulmonary hypertension and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and interventions to ameliorate them.
Richard Parad, MD, MPH Dr. Parad’s work focuses on translational research relating to bronchopulmonary dysplasia as well as to newborn screening for heritable disorders.
Sarbattama Sen, MD Dr. Sen’s research focus is on the impact of maternal health conditions, such as obesity, and the relationship(s) to later childhood health.
Lianne Woodward, PhD Dr. Woodward’s multidisciplinary research is aimed at understanding the developmental processes that place children at risk of adverse cognitive, educational, motor and mental health outcomes. These processes include the effects of adverse pregnancy and birth exposures, brain injury, parenting and psychosocial factors.
The Cataltepe Laboratory focus is on molecular mechanisms that are involved in the development of chronic lung disease (CLD) in premature infants. She is particularly interested in mechanisms that govern vascular growth in the lung in CLD as well as in other pathologies.
The Christou Laboratory investigates mechanisms contributing to long-term cardiopulmonary morbidities in surviving premature infants and developing interventions to ameliorate them. Dr. Christou’s research is focused on mechanisms regulating pulmonary hypertension and bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
The Perrella Laboratory studies the regulation and biology of genes important for the modulation of inflammation and oxidative stress in systemic disease processes, the regulation and biology of genes selectively expressed in muscle cells (smooth or striated), and the commitment and differentiation of progenitor cells during the evolution of disease processes.