The mission of EB is to:
- Design and conduct investigator-initiated and collaborative epidemiologic research focusing on reproductive, perinatal, and pediatric health endpoints to identify etiologic mechanisms, at risk subgroups, and interventions aimed at maximizing health and preventing, diagnosing and/or treating disease.
- Provide service to the division, institute, NIH, HHS, and the profession via consultation, collaboration, and assistance to advance the scientific discipline of epidemiology and the goals of the institute.
- Recruit highly qualified students and trainees at various stages of their careers to position them for professional careers in reproductive, perinatal and pediatric epidemiologic research.
EB is seeking applicants for a new chief and senior investigator (PDF 192 KB) to expand and direct the branch’s next phase of research, mentorship, and professional service.
EB Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities (PDF 183 KB)
A recent publication from EB researchers, Release: Postpartum depression may persist three years after giving birth, was featured on National Public Radio. Listen to the Morning Edition audio summary of the research.
NICHD Milestones Podcast : Research links air pollution and extreme temperature to stillbirth risk