Summary of Talk:
The DOHaD concept described how early life (conception, pregnancy, infancy and childhood) exposures interplay with fetal and child growth and development that have long-term consequences on later health. A preconception cohort study was launched in Jiading District of Shanghai in 2016 and Leping of Jiangxi Province in 2017. The aim of the study is to explore the influence of early stage environmental, lifestyle and psychological factors, health status of couples as well as health care policy and service on reproductive health outcomes including fertility, pregnant and birth outcomes and other health outcomes such as childhood physical development, cognitive impairment, allergies et al.
Hong Jiang, PhD, Associate Professor, Deputy Director of Department of Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health, School of Public Health, Fudan University, China. She got her Ph.D through the jointly training by School of Public Health, Fudan University, China and Tropical Medical School of Liverpool University, UK. Her research interest is the maternal and child health (MCH) care and the effective MCH service for women and children. As PI, she has completed several programs on preconception care, maternal and infant care supported by national/provincial government and international agencies including UNICEF, Nestle Foundation and UBS Optimal Foundation. As a major researcher, she also joined in several EU projects on health policy research and China UK Global Health Support Programme to explore and disseminate Chinese experience on maternal and child health care. Dr. Jiang has 18 publications on international peer reviewed journals and nearly 30 on Chinese journals.