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Darios Getahun, MD, PhD, MPH

Research Scientist II
Research & Evaluation
100 S. Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101-2453
Phone: 626-564-5658
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Other Affiliation

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Obstetrics and Gynecology, New Brunswick, New Jersey


  • MD, Medical Science, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany

  • MPH, Epidemiology/Biostatistics School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey

  • Fellowship, Fellowship in Primary Care Research, Health Services Research, Department of Family Medicine UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscatway, New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • PhD, Epidemiology, Rutgers School of Public Health, Piscataway, New Jersey

Research Interests

Dr. Darios Getahun's current research interests include studies related to perinatal and child health issues, successive pregnancy outcomes, fetal origin of childhood diseases, asthma morbidity and mortality, and health disparities. He studies the heritability of adverse perinatal outcomes to examine the contribution of genetic and shared intrauterine factors. He is principal investigator on two NIH-funded grants which examine the impact of 1) elective induction of labor on perinatal outcomes, and 2) PBDEs (commonly used in flame retardants) on preterm birth.

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