Spotlight on FPQC and Bill Sappenfield


USF Health at the University of South Florida recently spotlighted the work of FPQC Co-Director Dr. Bill Sappenfield.

Dr. Sappenfield, a pediatrician and epidemiologist, is professor and chair of Community and Family Health at the USF College of Public Health, director of the Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, and co-director of the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative.   He works at the macro level – joining a variety of stakeholders to distill population data about diseases and their risk factors, treatment patterns and socioeconomic conditions into meaningful policies and practices to improve the health of mothers and babies.

The article also featured Maureen Groer, RN, PhD, FAAN and her work studying how DNA extracted from the gut microbiome of preterm infants may influence their growth development. To read the full original article on USF Health News, click here.