David Savitz, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Professor of Pediatrics


Advance-CTR Grant Resubmission Awards (2017)

"Prenatal Opioid Exposure and Neonatal Health Impairment"

While we know that use of opioids during pregnancy can cause health problems for the baby, we do not know the full range of health problems that may occur. In this study, we are trying to find out if exposure to opioids that are prescribed or used without prescriptions are related to infant health problems with breathing, digestion, or infections.