Gould appointed to endowed chair

Jeffrey Gould

Jeffrey B. Gould, MD, professor of pediatrics and a leading public health researcher in population-based studies related to neonatal and perinatal diseases, has been named the Robert L. Hess Professor in Pediatrics.

Gould is director of the perinatal epidemiology and health outcomes research unit in the Division of Neonatology at the School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. He also directs the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative, a network of 100 California hospitals that provide intensive care to newborns and have volunteered to compare uniform care processes and outcome data as well as conduct quality improvement initiatives for mothers and their newborn children.

Gould's research is focused on developing strategies to assess the quality of perinatal care based on risk-adjusted indicators of neonatal morbidity. He had previously been at the UC-Berkeley School of Public Health from 1982 through 2002.

The professorship was established with a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hess, who have a longstanding interest in neonatology, and with matching funds earned during the Campaign for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, led by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The professorship is intended to advance the field of perinatal epidemiology through research, teaching and/or clinical practice.