Annual Report Highlights Population Health Research Findings


The NICHD’s Division of Intramural Population Health Research (DIPHR) provides research updates in its newly released annual report (PDF - 991 KB) for 2014.

The report covers several long-term research efforts, such as the Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment (LIFE) Study; the Endometriosis: Natural History, Diagnosis, and Outcomes (ENDO) Study; the Upstate New York Infant Development Screening Program (Update KIDS); the Cultivating Healthful Eating in Families of Youth with Type 1 Diabetes (CHEF) Study; and the Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction (EAGeR) Study.

Other studies include the following:

  • Folic Acid and Zinc Supplementation Trial (FAZST), which studies the effectiveness of folic acid and zinc supplements on sperm quality and fertility treatment outcomes
  • Breathe—Wellbeing, Environment, Lifestyle, and Lung Function (B-WELL-Mom) Study, which investigates pregnancy and asthma
  • NICHD Fetal Growth Study, which aims to develop standards of fetal growth in four racial/ethnic groups of U.S. women
  • Pregnancy Eating Attributes Study (PEAS) External Web Site Policy, which examines what women eat and the reasons for their food choices during pregnancy and after their babies are born

Among the notable findings highlighted in the report:

Read the full annual report (PDF - 991 KB) to learn more about DIPHR and its research.


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Originally Posted: April 24, 2015


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  1. Liu, D., & Albert, P. S. (2014). Combination of longitudinal biomarkers in predicting binary events. Biostatistics, 15, 706–718. PMID: 24831103
  2. Schisterman, E. F., Silver, R. M., Lesher, L. L., Faraggi, D., Wactawski-Wende, J., Townsend, J. M., Lynch, A. M., Perkins, N. J., Mumford, S. L., & Galai, N. (2014). Preconception low-dose aspirin and pregnancy outcomes: Results from the EAGeR randomised trial. Lancet, 384, 29–36. PMID: 24702835
  3. Nansel, T., Haynie, D., Lipsky, L., Mehta, S., & Laffel, L. (2015). Little variation in diet cost across wide ranges of overall dietary quality among youth with type 1 diabetes. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 115(3), 433–439.e1. PMID: 25266245
  4. Buck Louis, G. M., Kannan, K., Sapra K. J., Maisog, J., & Sundaram R. (2014). Urinary concentrations of benzophenone-type ultraviolet radiation filters and couples’ fecundity. American Journal of Epidemiology, 180(12), 1168–1175. PMID: 25395025
  5. Buck Louis, G. M., Sundaram, R., Sweeney, A. M., Schisterman, E. F., Maisog, J., & Kannan, K. (2014). Urinary bisphenol A, phthalates, and couple fecundity: The Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment (LIFE) Study. Fertility and Sterility, 101(5), 1359–1366. PMID: 24534276

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