Global reproductive epidemiology is the primary research activity of the Center for Emerging Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology (CERPE), which is directed by Dr. Pierre Buekens. The CERPE has research and academic activities spanning several of the SPHTM's departments and the School of Medicine.
The CERPE's goals are to have a broad approach to research, with a focus on:
- Emerging issues (e.g., congenital Chagas disease, dengue and pregnancy, disasters and pregnancy);
- Emerging methods (e.g., novel indicators of chronic stress and weathering, implementation research, mHealth);
- Emerging countries: CERPE is open to collaborations with colleagues from any country but values the close links established with Centers of Excellence from emerging economies (e.g., Argentina, China, and Mexico).