Safety Learning Laboratory for Neonatal and Maternal Care
While maternal admission for newborn birth is the most common reason for hospital admission, labor and delivery still comes with substantial risk to both mother and baby. In fact, the U.S. infant mortality rate is three times greater than that of other developed countries, and the U.S. maternal mortality ratio has increased in recent years.
The Safety Learning Laboratory for Neonatal and Maternal Care (SLLNMC) conducts research to improve the safety and quality of care provided to mothers and babies during labor and delivery.
- Develop an optimal neonatal data display
- Develop an optimal maternal data display
- Devise a toolkit for early recognition and prevention of maternal clinical deterioration
- Design the optimal physical layout of the labor and delivery suite
This project was funded under grant number 5 P30 HS023506 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The investigators are solely responsible for this webpage’s contents, findings, and conclusions, which do not necessarily represent the views of AHRQ. Readers should not interpret any statement on this webpage as an official position of AHRQ or of HHS. None of the investigators has any affiliation or financial involvement that conflicts with the material presented on this webpage.
Presentations & Publications
Rossol SL, Yan JK, Toney-Noland C, Bergin J, Basavaraju C, Kumar P, Lee HC. Non-Contact Video-Based Neonatal Respiratory Monitoring. Children (Basel). 2020 October. doi: 10.3390/children7100171
Ma AL, Cohen RS, Lee HC. Learning from Wildfire Disaster Experience in California NICUs. Children (Basel). 2020 Oct 1;7(10):E155. doi: 10.3390/children7100155.
Brodzinsky L, Crowe S, Lee HL, Goldhaber-Fiebert SN, Sie L, Padua KL, Daniels K. What’s in a Name? Enhancing Communication in the Operating Room with the Use of Names and Roles on Surgical Caps. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. Accepted, pending publication.
Tran L, Daniels K. The Patient Status Board: an Optimal Data Disiplay for Labor and Delivery. The Medical Checklist, Cognitive Aid, and Clinical Decision Support Systems Handbook. Accepted, pending publication.
Allison Cong, Student Research Assistant
Amy Ma, Student Research Assistant
Arun Gupta, Neonatologist
Brandon Lieu, Student Research Assistant
Caroline Toney-Noland, Research Coordinator
Chris Rothe, Machinist
Dan Nathan-Roberts, Human Factors and Ergonomics Expert
Doug Schwandt, Mechanical Engineer
Felicia Cleper-Borkovi, Architect
Henry Chong Lee, Neonatologist and Principal Investigator
Janene Fuerch, Neonatologist
Janine Bergin, Research Assistant
Jules Sherman, Designer
Kay Daniels, Obstetrician
Kenji Sotto, Nursing Student
Kimber Lee Padua, Research Assistant
Laura Hedli, Science Writer
Lillian Sie, Project Manager
Lou Halamek, Neonatologist and Principal Investigator
Marya Zlatnik, Obstetrician
Naola Austin, Anesthesiologist
Neha Chopra, Research Assistant
Neha Joshi, Neonatologist
Nicole Yamada, Neonatologist
Ritu Chitkara, Neonatologist
Susan Crowe, Obstetrician
For more information, please contact:
Lillian Sie, Project Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org, (650) 736-9936
Dr. Henry Lee, Associate Professor
email@example.com, (650) 725-8046
Learn more about our collaborator, the Center for Advanced Pediatric and Perinatal Education (CAPE).
Principal Investigator: Lou Halamek, MD, FAAP, Professor, Pediatrics & Director of CAPE (Stanford)
Co-Investigator: Henry Lee, MD, MS, FAAP, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Stanford)
Project 1 Leader: Janene Fuerch, MD, FAAP, Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics (Stanford)
Project 2 Leader: Kay Daniels, MD, Clinical Professor, Ob-gyn (Stanford)
Project 3 Leader: Audrey Lyndon, PhD, RN, FAAN, Assistant Dean for Clinical Research & Professor, Rory Meyers College of Nursing (NYU)
Project 4 Leader: Naola Shaneal Austin, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology (Stanford)
Project Manager: Lillian Sie, MPH (Stanford)
Engineer: Doug Schwandt, MS / MotionGenesis
Designer: Jules Sherman, MFA / JS Design Group, Inc. & Maternal Life, LLC
Architect: Felicia Cleper-Borkovi, AIA, MFA / Arup