Jonathan M. Slaughter, MD
Center for Perinatal Research
Dr. Slaughter's main research goal is to improve neonatal outcomes through comparative effectiveness research. His current work focuses on the use of inpatient databases to determine the association of various neonatal intensive care unit interventions with infant outcomes including mortality, morbidity, length of stay, and cost of care. His lab is also examining nationwide variation in neonatal care practices and the impact of that variation on patient-centered outcomes.
Dr. Slaughter is developing a cross-design synthesis and using Bayesian hierarchical methods and risk adjustment techniques to study the comparative effectiveness of laparotomy versus drain placement in extremely low birth weight infants with necrotizing enterocolitis.