Jeffrey B. Gould

Robert L. Hess Professor in Pediatrics
Stanford University

Jeff Gould, MD, MPH, is director of the Perinatal Epidemiology and Health Outcomes Research Unit in the division of Neonatology at the Stanford University, School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Dr. Gould received his medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1965. He completed his residency at Yale University School of Medicine in 1968, and a fellowship in Neonatal/Perinatal medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in 1972. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty in 2003, he served on the faculty of the UC-Berkeley School of Public Health from 1982 through 2002, after earning a Master of Public Health degree from there.  Dr. Gould also directs the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC), a network of 127 California hospitals that provide intensive care to newborns that have volunteered to submit and compare uniform care processes and outcome data and conduct quality improvement initiatives for their mothers and newborns. He has also developed an all California Neonatal Transport database and is in the process of developing an all California High Risk Infant Follow-up database till age 3 that will both be linked to the CPQCC dataset. Dr. Gould is a leading public health researcher in population-based studies related to neonatal and perinatal diseases. Much of his research is focused on developing strategies to assess the quality of perinatal care based on risk-adjusted indicators of neonatal morbidity. In 2006 he received the National MCH Epidemiology Leadership award.

Maternal Quality Improvement is essential not only for the health of pregnant women but also for the health of their infants.