The Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences obtains, curates, and shares high-value data for studying both social policy and clinical impacts on child health and development. In this presentation, Drs. David Rehkopf and Stephanie Leonard will give a brief overview of the data sources currently available and highlight examples of work on child health and development using the types of data sources they support analysis on.
First, Dr. Rehkopf will discuss data linkage approaches that facilitate the study of childhood environmental exposures with long-term development. Next, Dr. Leonard will go over recent work using large claims databases in California and the U.S. to improve epidemiologic research on severe complications of pregnancy and childbirth that have been increasing in the U.S. over the past two decades. She will also describe a recently funded project to use national claims data from the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences to identify clinical opportunities to advance health equity for birthing patients.