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Research project

Effects of intra-uterine exposure to the Zika virus on development during early and middle childhood

Project overview

Examination of the effects of Zika virus exposure vs infection during intra-uterine and postnatal life on multiple aspects of brain development and function in children aged 0 to 5 years in Grenada, West Indies.
Funding Source: USAID, NIH
Study Location: Grenada, West Indies
Role: Co-principal Investigator


Lead researcher

Dr Dr Michelle Fernandes

Clinical Lecturer in Child Health

Research interests

  • Understanding the interplay between factors affecting brain development during the first 1000 days of life
  • Developing tools to better measure neurodevelopmental outcomes in young children
  • Evaluating scalable, family-centred interventions to promote/rescue development in young children
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