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Dr. Una Grewal, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the DIPHR Acting Director. She joined the Epidemiology Branch as a staff scientist in September 2007 after completing both a master of public health degree and a doctorate degree in epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Her work at NICHD has focused on fetal growth and development, perinatal epidemiology, and birth defects. She is a key researcher for the multicenter prospective NICHD Fetal Growth Study and performs various management and implementation activities for the study. In addition, she has developed and implemented a longitudinal assessment of nutrient and supplement intake among pregnant women in the United States as a component of the Fetal Growth Study.
Dr. Grewal also serves as the principal investigator of the Consortium on Safe Labor, an observational study to describe contemporary labor progression in the U.S. population.