Institutes, Divisions & Centers
Perinatal Institute

Ongoing Advancements in Perinatal Research

Research is an integral component of the Perinatal Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Our collaborative programs encompass a broad array of clinical and basic science research areas, making Cincinnati Children’s an unusually rich environment for healthcare research.

We are constantly striving to remove the barriers between basic research and clinical care and to encourage multidisciplinary collaboration that advances care for all newborns, including infants born prematurely or with birth defects. The goal of research within the Perinatal Institute is to understand the entire reproductive process – from the time before conception to the time after birth – to improve maternal and infant outcomes.

Basic Science

The depth and breadth of the basic science research within the Perinatal Institute is vast. Our faculty members are nationally and internationally known, and they are respected as leaders in their individual areas of research.

Clinical and Translational

The Perinatal Institute recognizes that clinical and translational research initiatives are vital components of our progressive model of care.

Epidemiology, Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes

Researchers in the Perinatal Institute share a common goal – to improve the health and quality of life for newborn infants and to transform the way care is delivered to newborns through the application of research into practice and policy. Our collaborative efforts bring researchers together with clinical teams and healthcare leaders to understand the causes of disorders in the newborn infant and to deliver optimal evidence-based care to improve the long-term outcomes of neonates.

Statistics at a Glance

Research and Training

  • Faculty: 63
  • Joint Appointment Faculty: 2
  • Research Graduate Students: 17
  • Research Fellows and Post Docs: 6

Clinical Activities and Training

  • Staff Physicians: 35
  • Clinical Fellows: 17
  • Inpatient Encounters: 857
  • Outpatient Encounters: 5,397