Welcome to the Albany Infant and Mother Study!
The Albany Infant and Mother Study (AIMS) is an ongoing study of pregnant women and their babies born at Albany Medical Center. This prospective study is examining how prenatal psychosocial stress and aspects of the physical environment may jointly influence the growth, health, and development of babies. Our team is also examining the biologic and epigenetic mechanisms that may link experiences like stress during pregnancy and exposure to environmental toxicants with infant health.
AIMS began in June 2015 and nearly 300 mother and infant pairs have enrolled. In the fall of 2017, we began an online survey with families to learn about how AIMS children are growing and developing at 2 years of age. Many thanks to the participants, families, and to our collaborators for supporting this important research.
AIMS is supported by a JPB Environmental Health Fellowship award granted by The JPB Foundation and managed by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
If you would like more information about the study please contact us.