NICHD OD provides overall leadership, planning, direction, coordination, and evaluation of the institute's research programs and activities. OD also develops internal policies and procedures and monitors their implementation and maintenance.
In addition, NICHD OD leads the institute's efforts in the assessment and dissemination of information to the scientific community, clinical practitioners, and the public.
The NICHD Director is Diana W. Bianchi, M.D.
The NICHD Deputy Director is Alison Cernich, Ph.D.
Decoding Maternal Morbidity Data Challenge (on Challenge.gov). NICHD invites innovative approaches to analyzing the Nulliparous Pregnancy Outcomes Study: Monitoring Mothers-to-Be (nuMoM2b) dataset for up to $400,000 in prizes. Winning submissions will identify new research avenues on adverse outcomes, such as hypertensive disorders, diabetes, and infection, and address disparities in these outcomes. Solutions can use computational analysis, data mining, artificial intelligence, and other methods to advance research in maternal health. Submissions are due by 10/15/21.
2020 NICHD International Catalog (PDF 1.4 MB)
NICHD Strategic Plan 2020: This plan supports NICHD's new vision and mission statements, and lays out the institute's research themes, goals, and objectives for the next five years. Explore these elements and track and share our progress.
When is the next meeting of the Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant and Lactating Women? Find out.