Theme 3

The Influence of Chronotype on Risk of Preterm Birth

Does the disruption of maternal sleep/wake patterns contribute to preterm birth?

Meet the investigators

Sarah K. England, PhDsetratiosize110110-s-england-2-135x135
Theme Leader
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Learn more about the England lab



Justin Fsetratiosize110110-j-fay-2-135x135ay, PhD
Theme Leader
Department of Biology, University of Rochester
Learn more about the Fay lab



Erik Hersetratiosize110110-e-herzog-2-135x135zog, PhD
Theme Leader
Department of Biology
Learn more about the Herzog lab




Emily Jungheim, MD, MSCI
Theme Leader
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Learn more about Dr. Jungheim and her research


Ron McCarthy, BS, ADN
Staff Scientist
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology



Carmel Martin-Fairey, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Biology

Time to Deliver Journal Club

Our research theme focuses on the influence of disruption of circadian rhythms on risk for preterm birth. This club discusses publications and data related to the genetics and social/environmental factors affecting the timing of birth, the signals and mechanics of uterine contractions, and the circadian regulation of these processes. This is a monthly meeting that typically occurs on the 3rd Friday of the month from 4:00-5:00 pm on the 10th floor of BJC Institute of Health.

Please email Ron McCarthy at, if you know of anyone who would like to be added to the email list and would be interested in becoming an active participant.