The MA Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention has:
  • Established an active, population-based birth defects surveillance system for Massachusetts Surveillance
  • Participated in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study since 1998 NBDPS
  • Interviewed 70% of eligible cases and controls
  • Collected and processed biologic samples from families affected by birth defects so that in the future researchers will be able to investigate genetic factors that may play a role in the development of birth defects NBDPS
  • Provided financial support for local research and published 39 journal articles since 1996. Publications


This information is provided by the Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention within the Department of Public Health.