Landing Image

HOPE Consortium
Healthy Outcomes of Pregnancy for Everyone through Science, Partnership and Equity

Hope logo

The HOPE Consortium brings together academic, public health and community partners to look at risk and resiliency for adverse pregnancy and infant outcomes. Our efforts consider the contribution of molecular, family, community and societal factors to these outcomes.

We are particularly focused on research that might lead to interventions to help those most in need - especially women, birthing persons and infants of color, living in poverty, or living with mental illness or other disability who are often at higher risk for adverse pregnancy and infant outcomes.

Learn More About HOPE Consortium Partners >


Outcomes We Study

The work of the HOPE Consortium focuses on pregnancy and infant outcomes that are associated with short-term and long-term risk for death, disease and disability.

Pregnancy outcomes of focus include, for example, preterm birth, preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction which increase the risk for short-term and long- term death and disability in women and infants. Longer- term outcomes in infants include conditions like cerebral palsy and breathing difficulties.  


About Us >

pregnant Black woman with face mask

Data and the "HOPE Accelerator"

Data produced by the HOPE Consortium is collected into a common data platform. No identifying information like name, address, email, or phone number for participants is included in this platform.

Within this platform data on molecular, family, community and societal factors can be combined and analyses focused on risk and resiliency can be carried out. This platform helps us identity potential interventions more quickly.

More About the HOPE Accelerator >

Woman in wheel chair looking at sunset

Studies: HOPE COVID-19

A number of studies are being carried out by the consortium. These studies always include at least two consortium partners and often many more.

Our most recent study to be launched is the HOPE COVID-19 study. This study aims to find out how the virus that causes COVID-19 is affecting pregnancy and infant outcomes. We are also looking at how stress related to pandemic may be affecting mother and infant health and well-being.

Consortium Studies >

light design

image of toddler's feet running on pavement in sunset

Recent Partner Publications

Migraines During Pregnancy and the Risk of Maternal Stroke. JAMA Neurology, June 1st, 2020.

Environmental and socioeconomic factors influence the live-born incidence of congenital heart disease: a population-based study in California. Journal of the American Heart Association, April 21st, 2020.                               Publications >

Studies and work done by the HOPE Consortium are funded by grants and donations.

Help Us Find Answers. 

Make a Donation

white mother and baby kissing

logo block