MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health
What we do
We teach and carry out research to improve children's health and wellbeing and to
prevent, diagnose and treat conditions that might affect them in
childhood or in later life.
We develop and apply statistical methods to complex research data and train researchers to use these methods.
We work with researchers from other disciplines and those who use our work to ensure that our research gives children the best possible start in life.
Dr Pat Tookey sits on the Steering Group for Positively UK’s From Pregnancy to Baby
and Beyond project, which trains women living with HIV as mentor
mothers to provide peer support for pregnant women newly diagnosed with HIV,
or planning pregnancy.
Published: Dec 9, 2013 1:52:38 PM
This is the website for the Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Institute of Child Health and the MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health.
How our research is having an impact
Several different studies carried out within this centre informed the NICE guidelines on antenatal care (2008), including research by Professor Ruth Gilbert on toxoplasmosis, Dr Elina Hyppönen on vitamin D and Professor Carol Dezateux on neonatal screening, and findings by Dr Pat Tookey, Professor Catherine Peckham and Dr Mario Cortina Borja on HIV, rubella and cytomegalovirus.
Surveillance of congenital hypothyroidism (UKCS-CHT)
Around 300 babies are born with congenital hypothyroidism each year. Treatment as soon after birth as possible is important in avoiding growth and developmental problems.
This national study will provide information on how many children in the UK have hypothyroidism, how many are diagnosed by newborn screening and if they are getting the appropriate treatment.
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