Welcome to the Connecticut Study Center at Yale of the National Children’s Study. The goal of the Study is to learn how to improve the health and well-being of children. To do this, the National Children’s Study will examine the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of 100,000 children across the United States, following them from before birth until age 21 years.
The Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology (CPPEE) is the administrative and research home for the New Haven County, Connecticut Study location.
The CPPEE has built a consortium of collaborators from the Yale Medical School, School of Public Health and affiliated hospitals, and from the State Department of Health and various community organizations to implement the National Children’s Study in Connecticut.
The CPPEE has almost 30 years of experience in conducting pregnancy and birth studies with long term follow-up. We have a long established network of contacts with private and clinic obstetrical services throughout Connecticut, with Newborn nurseries throughout the State, and with Pediatric services. The Principal Investigator, Michael B. Bracken, Ph.D., is the founding Director of the CPPEE and has spent his career directing studies that reflect the methodology of the National Children’s Study. The mission of the Center is to promote the health of women and children through epidemiologic research investigating the impact of environmental, genetic, and clinical factors on pregnancy, birth, and childhood.