Drs. Paul Nagy and Khyzer Aziz are among the leaders of two recent patient data grants awarded to Johns Hopkins. With this funding support, clinical, research, and IT teams will work to improve maternal health through data innovation, collection, and infrastructure.

NIH Maternal Health Research Data Innovation and Coordination Hub
The National Institutes of Health awarded $24 million in first-year funding to establish Maternal Health Research Centers of Excellence as part of the Implementing a Maternal Health and Pregnancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone (IMPROVE) initiative. These centers’ goal is to develop and evaluate innovative approaches for reducing pregnancy-related complications and deaths and promoting maternal health equity. The grants are expected to last seven years and total an estimated $168 million. Read more about this award.

CDC Longitudinal Surveillance Grant for Pregnant People and Infants
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) awarded its Pregnant People-Infant Linked Longitudinal Surveillance grant to a multidisciplinary group of data scientists, computer scientists, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, informaticians, physicians, and patient advocates and aims to build a robust data infrastructure to capture information on key exposures and outcomes for pregnant people and their infants. Johns Hopkins was awarded $1.8 million/year for up to $8 million over four years to build this important surveillance network. Read more about this award.