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Division of Intramural Population Health Research (DIPHR)

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Five premises underlie the mission and vision of the Division, formerly known as the Division of Epidemiology Statistics, and Prevention Research. Specifically, Division activities recognize that:

  • Population health encompasses research focusing on both healthy and disease outcomes in populations rather than individuals.
  • A lifecourse approach, from gametes through adulthood, is important to studying health and disease.
  • Hierarchical data are required for measuring environmental (non-genetic) exposures affecting individuals, couples, or triads.
  • There is a critical need for trans-disciplinary teams and partnerships to promote research success.
  • Serving populations, including targeted subgroups, through the timely translation of findings is vital to improving health.
  • The Division’s renaming, which followed a reorganization of the NICHD in 2012 emphasizes the mission of its collective work while fostering an integrative collaborative environment.

To accomplish this mission, the Division designs and conducts innovative etiologic and interventional research from preconception through adulthood, translates research findings into clinical practice or public policy to maximize health and eliminate health disparities, and builds capacity through mentoring and serving our professions.

The Division aims to be a leader in population health research by focusing on successful reproduction, the health and well-being of pregnant women and their infants, and the optimal growth and development of children and adolescents across the lifespan. With the population as its observational laboratory, the Division uses collaboration, discovery, ethics, innovation, interdisciplinary teamwork, and mentoring to fulfill its mission and vision. 

Division Annual Report 2013 (PDF - 1.1 MB)

Health Behavior Branch Chief and Senior Investigator Position (PDF - 459 KB)

Epidemiology Branch Staff Scientist Position (PDF - 52 KB)

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Last Updated Date: 04/09/2014
Last Reviewed Date: 04/09/2014

Contact Information

Name: Dr Germaine M Louis
Director and Senior Investigator
Division of Intramural Population Health Research
Phone: 301-496-6155
Fax: 301-402-2084
E-mail: louisg@mail.nih.gov

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