Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI)
Academic, Research & Training Institutes
Dr Peter von Dadelszen
Associate Professor (Obstetrics & Gynecology), University of British Columbia (UBC)
Senior Clinician Scientist and Co-Director, Reproduction & Healthy Pregnancy Cluster, Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI)
Consultant in Maternal Fetal Medicine, BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre
- Health Systems Strengthening
- Maternal/Reproductive Health
- Newborn Health
- Child Health
Priority action area(s)
- MNCH Core Package of Interventions
- Strengthening Human Resources
Investigators at the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) engage in various projects - from molecular and cell biology to health services and policy research - that involve collaborations with maternity, newborn, and child health partners in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Asia, South America, and regions in the South Pacific.
CFRI’s main areas of research are reproductive health, innovations in health care and technology, child immunology, childhood cancer and blood, children’s nutrition, childhood diabetes, developmental neuroscience, and genetics. Projects range from developing community interventions for women with pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, management of pediatric infectious diseases in the Cape Flats, vaccinology, and cell phone-based technologies to support community-level case findings and interventions.