Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit
Taking a closer look
The Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit (PERU) at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax is dedicated to promoting women’s and children’s health and well-being through research and through teaching the next generation of physicians and investigators.
With a team of leading researchers and access to one of the world’s longest running, most extensive perinatal databases and other comprehensive data sets, the unit provides insight into pressing issues in women’s and children’s health. These include the growing problems of obesity and exposures to environmental toxins.
Through its findings, the PERU research team influences public policy and clinical practice to protect and improve the health of women and children in the Maritimes and beyond.