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Dr. Jeffrey Petrozzino



Dr. Christopher Jones

Research at the CSMB

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Jeffrey Petrozzino, M.D., Ph.D., is a physician-researcher who has demonstrated a track record of competency in the design, implementation, and analysis of biomedical research. He has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics since 2004, and is now Board-Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, recently completing his fellowship at the UCSD School of Medicine. During his fellowship, he was a scholar in the UCSD Clinical Research Enhancement through Supplemental Training Program, receiving formal training in medical epidemiology, patient-oriented research, health services research, health outcomes measurement, data management, informatics, and biostatistics.

As an Associate Member of the American Federation for Medical Research, he was recipient to the Carmel Scholar Award for designing a novel method of newborn heart rate monitoring. He is a member of the California Association of Neonatologists, and is an honorary senior researcher at The Center for Study of Multiple Birth, where he is involved in studying the long-term costs of prematurity.

Dr. Petrozzino completed his Pediatrics Residency at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn in 2004, and received his M.D. from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2001. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the neurosciences at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology in 1995, and received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from UMDNJ-Rutgers University in 1991. Dr. Petrozzino holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, which he received from Rutgers University in 1986, and is an inducted member of Eta Kappa Nu. Throughout his career, Dr. Petrozzino has published 19 peer-reviewed articles, numerous abstracts, and a book chapter in the fields of neuroscience, neurophysiology, and biomedical engineering.

Christopher Jones, D.Phil., is a leading authority on the cost of multiple births resulting from in-vitro fertilization (IVF). He is also widely recognized for his research insights in the fields of health economic and outcomes research. Educated at the University of Oxford (D.Phil., Medical Sciences; M.Sc., Human Biology) and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (B.Sc., Hons.), his diverse experience in studying the UK IVF population from an economic vantage point leverages a unique and integrative foundation as a health economist. Working as a scholar within the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), he wrote health economic sections of several UK NICE guidelines. The work that comprises his doctoral dissertation created health economic models that have shaped national policies and provided guidance in terms of appropriate treatments using no more than two embryos per IVF cycle.

Dr. Jones has authored and co-authored scholarly articles that have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, British Medical Journal and the International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (Elsevier). His awards include the Bertarelli Foundation Research Award and the Overseas Research Studentship from the British Government. He has twice spoken in British Parliament and has made media headlines and appearances. A fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Dr. Jones contributes to several not-for-profit enterprises as well as international journals and review boards. At the CSMB, Dr. Jones, Director of Health Economic Research and Bilateral Collaborations, promotes our mission and oversees international research and collaborations.

SELECT RESEARCH

CSMB's research and scholarship have contributed immeasurably to understanding multifetal pregnancy. Some of the many professional contributions that the CSMB has contributed are:

  • Multiple Pregnancy: Epidemiology, Gestation & Perinatal Outcome—A landmark, 700-page, illustrated volume published in New York and London in 1996 by the Parthenon Publishing Group; received an unprecedented 17 reviews, universally highly laudatory.

  • "The Northwestern University Multihospital Twin Study"—Launched and maintained the longest series of studies looking at a sample from 13 Chicago-area hospitals; 18 research papers published since 1980; study continues today.

  • "The Twinsburg Archives"—A compiled, photographic record of more than 6,000 images of identical twins.

  • Gynecology and Obstetrics—Wrote the definitive chapters on prenatal care and delivery for this six-volume, international textbook published by J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, PA; now in its third revision since the original material was published in the 1985 edition.

  • "Multiple Pregnancy: New Insights"—Edited a special issue with 14 articles in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, November 1997.

  • "Preterm Birth: Etiology, Mechanisms and Prevention"—Presented paper at an invited conference sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (October 1997).

  • International Seminars—Created and chaired workshops on multiple pregnancy at seminars held in collaboration with the International Society for Twin Studies in Amsterdam (1986); Chicago (1988); Rome (1989); Berlin (1991); Helsingborg, Sweden (1993); Tel Aviv (1994) and Zakopane, Poland (1996).


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