Early Life Exposures Program

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The Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) Perinatal Research Advisory & Facilitation Committee (PRAFC) through the CTSA Early Life Exposures Research Program is committed to fostering coordinated multidisciplinary, integrative, and collaborative research strategies across perinatal research investigators on the AMC campus.

We will support this mission by:

Facilitating coordination and collaboration of team-based strategies among scientists in perinatal research.

Ensuring coordinated conduct of perinatal research within patient care units and clinics at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO)​


All pregnant women and families with a neonate receiving care through UCH and/or CHCO will have an opportunity to participate in research.

All pregnant women and families with a neonate will be approached about research in a way that is coordinated, respectful, and integrated into a high-quality care experience at UCH and/or CHCO. 

All perinatal investigators on the AMC will conduct high-caliber translational science in a collaborative, coordinated, and mutually respectful manner.

Contact Us

Teri Hernandez, PhD

Teri Hernandez, PhD
Director, Early Life Exposures Research Program

Phil Zietler, MD
Co-Director for Pediatric Research, Medical Director for Children's Hospital Colorado CTRC
John Kinsella, MD
Co-Director for Neonatology
Nancy Krebs, MD
Co-Director for Pediatric Research
Lisa Lewis, BSN, RN, CCRC
Pediatric and Perinatal Nursing Services
Allison Kempe, MD, MPH
Director, Children's Outcomes Research Program, PACT Council Member