Oxford Collaboration

We collaborate on various international birth cohort studies with Dr. Jose Villar, Dr. Stephen Kennedy and Dr. Aris Papageorghiou from the University of Oxford Maternal and Perinatal Health Institute (https://www.wrh.ox.ac.uk/research/omphi). Our role at CERCH is to develop analysis plans, conduct statistical analyses and provide epidemiological and statistical expertise to answer important questions regarding infant growth and development.

Our collaborations include:

  • INTERGROWTH-21st Project
    • The International Fetal and Newborn Growth Consortium for the 21st Century, or INTERGROWTH-21st, is a global, multidisciplinary network of more than 300 researchers and clinicians from 27 institutions in 18 countries worldwide and coordinated from the University of Oxford. We are dedicated to improving perinatal health globally and committed to reducing the millions of preventable newborn deaths that occur as a result of preterm birth or poor intrauterine growth.
    • For more information see: https://intergrowth21.tghn.org/I
  • INTERBIO-21st Project
    • The INTERBIO-21st Study is an extension to the INTERGROWTH-21st Project. The study aims to improve the phenotypic characterization of the fetal growth restriction/small for gestational age (FGR/SGA)  and preterm birth syndromes at molecular, biochemical and clinical levels so as to develop better strategies to correct the effects of an adverse intrauterine environment.
    • Related Publications
    • For more information see: https://www.wrh.ox.ac.uk/research/omphi/interbio-21st-project-overview-collaborators
  • INTERCOVID-21st Project
    • This project has conducted two rounds of data collection on pregnant women with and without Covid-19. The first round was conducted in 2020 during the initial Covid outbreak and the second round was conducted in 2022 during the Omicron surge.
    • Related Publications
    • For more information see: https://intergrowth21.tghn.org/intercovid/
  • INTERPRACTICE-21st Project
    • This project aims to promote optimal postnatal growth in preterm infants by implementing evidence-based breast feeding recommendations.
    • We are currently analyzing data on preterm phenotypes, breast feeding practices and infant growth.
    • For more information see: https://intergrowth21.tghn.org/interpractice-21st/