Principal Investigator, Zika in Infancy & Pregnancy (ZIP) Study Site, Puerto Rico

  • Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health, University of Georgia (UGA)
  • Chair, Department of Epidemiology &  Biostatistics, College of Public Health, UGA
  • Co-Director, Puerto Rico Test site for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT)
  • Former Director,  National Center on Birth Defects & Developmental Disabilities
  • Dr. Cordero’s research focuses on the health of mothers and children, and preconception approaches to improve pregnancy outcomes. In PROTECT, he examines environmental factors for preterm births. He is advisor of the Americas Dengue Board, as well as a member of the International Data Monitoring Committee for the Sanofi Pasteur Dengue Vaccine. As PI of the Zika in Pregnancy Study site in Puerto Rico, Dr. Cordero provides a critical link between the ZIP study and the Zika Genetics Consortium. In addition, Dr. Cordero serves as a consultant on the research study, with specific focus on overseeing transfer of samples from ZIP sites to Children’s National in Washington, DC. Dr. Cordero will also contribute to interpretation of whole genome sequencing results.

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