Dr. Matthew Gillman named director of revamped NIH program focused on child health & development

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Matthew Gillman, MD, has been selected by National Institutes of Health (NIH) to be the program director of ECHO (Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes), a revamped approach to achieving the same goals as the retired National Children’s Study, an NIH initiative ordered by Congress that was halted in 2014.

Hawkins and Gillman link 3 decades of clinical and public health data to examine disparities in childhood obesity

Former RWJF Health & Society Scholar Summer Hawkins and faculty member Matthew Gillman are co-authors on a BMC Medicine article on the establishment of the Linked CENTURY database. Hawkins, Gillman and their colleagues linked the existing CENTURY ((Collecting Electronic Nutrition Trajectory Data Using Records of Youth) Study, a database of 269,959 children from birth to age 18 years with measured heights and weights, with each child’s Massachusetts birth certificate, which captures…