Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Decreasing risk for cardiometabolic disorders in pregnancy with a focus on preeclampsia

The prevalence of cardiometabolic disorders of pregnancy are increasing rapidly in women in the United States, particularly in black women. These disorders have a significant impact on the development of CVD in women as they age and on their offspring. The science to answer these questions are both mechanistic(understanding underlying mecanism of disease, esp preeclampsia) and behavioral. New methods of gathering data on lifestyle and interventions might be considered.

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Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? : Compelling Question (CQ)

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By addressing cardiometabolic disease in pregnancy, we have the ability to improve long-term maternal and child health. The global implications for focusing on this problem are also profound. The potential for research that spans basic, translational, outcomes and lifestyle interventions is potentially great. There is opportunity for NHLBI to partner with NICHD, and Fogarty to undertake a broad and wide initiative that has the ability to save lives in the US and globally.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea : Paula Johnson

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