Biosketch of Acting Director for Intramural Population Health Research

Una Grewal, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Una Grewal headshot.Dr. Una Grewal was named acting director of the Division of Intramural Population Health Research (DIPHR) in February 2020. Previously, she had served as DIPHR’s deputy director since 2013. In this role, she was responsible for the division’s scientific administration and managerial leadership. She also supported the previous DIPHR director while continuing to formulate and advance her own initiatives. She joined NICHD in 2007 as a staff scientist.

Dr. Grewal’s primary research focuses on fetal growth and pregnancy outcomes (e.g., labor and delivery, gravid disorders, intrauterine growth restriction, birth defects), especially in relation to maternal nutrition. She is a co-investigator for the NICHD Fetal Growth Study and heads up the nutrient and supplement intake component for the study, which she developed with extramural funding from the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements. In addition, she serves as co-principal investigator for the Consortium on Safe Labor and as an associate investigator on the Fetal 3D Study.

Dr. Grewal received her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Smith College and earned both her master’s degree in public health and her doctorate in epidemiological sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

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