Ehrenthal receives NIH funding for opioid research project

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Congratulations to UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive and Population Health Director and UW-Madison Prevention Research Center Director Deborah Ehrenthal, MD! She received five years of funding from the NIH - Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for the project “Prenatal Opioid Exposure: Birth, health, socioeconomic, and educational outcomes of mothers and their children." 

This study will evaluate the relationships between maternal opioid use and use disorder during the prenatal and postnatal periods with mother, child and family health and well-being and resource utilization using the existing, state-level “large data” from numerous sources, linked together on an individual-client level.

Ehrenthal is principal investigator on the study, along with Lawrence Berger, PhD, director of the UW-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty.

Incredible work, Dr. Ehrenthal!