Division News

A compilation of professional and academic accomplishments and recognition in the popular press. 

In Brief

Notable Publications

Suzan Carmichael, PhD and several other division faculty members including Jeffrey Gould, MD, MPH, David Stevenson, MD, Gary Shaw, DrPH, and Henry Lee, MD, MS Epi, recently co-authored a paper published in Pediatric Research and selected to be highlighted in the Editor’s Focus section. The article examines the relationship between women’s prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) and their infants’ development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), hypothesizing that obesity-associated inflammation may increase risk.  The study used data from California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC) and focused on infants with birthweight <1500 grams or gestational age at birth 22-29 weeks, because these babies are vulnerable to developing BPD.  Both high and low maternal BMI were associated with modestly increased BPD risk. These findings support the notion that BPD is a multi-factorial disease that may sometimes have its origins in utero and be influenced by maternal inflammation.


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