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Obesity and Adolescent Pregnancy Research Summary

Investigator: Jonathan Tobin, PhD, CDN

Purpose:

This proposed “Big Data” study addresses the disproportionate health burdens experienced by obese adolescents and their infants up to the age of 24 months. This community-academic partnership involves the creation of a multisite de-identified Electronic Health Record (EHR) database that will demonstrate the feasibility of using available clinical measures to explore associations and identify targets for future interventions to address adolescent nutritional and pregnancy outcomes. Partnering New York City Health Centers (n= 4) and Hospitals (n= 4) are working with The Rockefeller University, The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science and Clinical Directors Network (CDN) to build a de-identified database extracted from EHR data from all female adolescents, aged 12-21 years and their offspring through 24 months, who received their primary care at these eight (8) sites between 2011-2015. This time period covers all preconception, prenatal, postnatal and pediatric visits.