Dr. Pinney investigates the molecular mechanisms that link an adverse intrauterine milieu to the development of diabetes and obesity later in life. Specifically, she is researching how intrauterine growth restriction, gestational diabetes and in utero exposure to environmental toxicants contribute to the development of diabetes and obesity in offspring.
Dr. Gregory's overall career goal is to develop clinical programs to decrease rates of preterm birth. As a pediatric primary care physician-researcher, she seeks to leverage existing pediatric systems and opportunities for care to achieve this goal.
CHOP scientists took part in the largest known study to focus on how genes from both mothers and babies affect a child’s birth weight. Improving newborn birth weights may yield lifelong health benefits.