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Meet some of the NICHD's researchers and learn about their work on a broad range of topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations. Select a link below to learn more.

Renee A. Reijo Pera
Stuart B. Moss, Ph.D., and Susan Taymans, Ph.D.: Dispelling Infertility Myths (4/17/2014)
Misperceptions about infertility abound—starting with how many couples experience it. In observation of National Infertility Awareness Week, NICHD Program Officers Drs. Stuart B. Moss and Susan Taymans sit down to discuss the facts.
 
Renee A. Reijo Pera
Renee A. Reijo Pera, Ph.D.: Basic Research Translates into Help for Those Facing Infertility (12/18/2013)
NICHD grantee Renee A. Reijo Pera, Ph.D., has made important discoveries that have advanced our understanding of infertility—one of which Time magazine named a "top medical breakthrough of 2010." Her work is a great example of "Bench to Bedside"—how basic science research can translate to the clinic to help treat infertility.
 
James Mills
James Mills, M.D.: Making His Mark on Preventing Birth Defects (9/3/2013)
When James Mills, M.D., was a boy, he imagined having an impact on people's lives as a doctor in the developing world. Instead, he found his unique place as an NICHD researcher, where he has affected the lives of an untold number of people he has never met.
 
Alan H. DeCherney
Dr. Alan H. DeCherney: Bringing Science to Life (4/30/2013)
Alan DeCherney, M.D., helped bring about the fifth in vitro fertilization birth in the United States. He discusses the many ways the field has changed in the 30 years since.
 
Dr. Esther Duflo
Dr. Esther Duflo: Using Science to Alleviate Poverty, Promote Health (2/8/2013)
What works and what doesn't when it comes to health improvement programs in developing nations? Economist Esther Duflo, Ph.D., uses randomized controlled trials to find out.
 
Dr. Simons-Morton: Research into Teen Driving (11/30/2012)
Dr. Bruce Simons-Morton serves as branch chief and senior investigator for the NICHD's Prevention Research Branch within the Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research.
Last Updated Date: 04/17/2014
Last Reviewed Date: 04/17/2014
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