Commission on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes (CPIPO)

CPIPO’s purpose is to improve paternal involvement in pregnancy and family health by reframing debates and informing research, policy and practice to support greater  involvement of fathers in pregnancy.  The objectives of CPIPO are to: 1) identify programmatic barriers to improving men’s preconception health and paternal involvement in pregnancy and suggest options for overcoming barriers; 2) develop standardized research, policy, educational and practice guidelines for improving paternal involvement in pregnancy outcomes and; 3) develop a national media strategy intended to shift the men’s health focus to a more positive, direct, active and constructive role in the reproductive health agenda.

Allen Herman, M.D., Ph.D, Co-Chair

Foundation Dean
National School of Public Health,
Medical University of Southern Africa of the Republic of South Africa

Willie J. Parker, M.D., MPH, Co-Chair

Medical Director
Planned Parenthood, Washington DC

P. Amina Alio, Ph.D

Assistant Professor
Department of Community & Preventive Medicine
Univeristy of Rochester

Audra Robertson, M.D., MPH

Clinical Director, Birth Equity Initiative
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Community Health and Health Equity

Jermane Bond, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Director, Commission on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Roland Warren, MBA

National Fatherhood Initiative

Joel John Heidelbaugh, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.

Associate Professor (Clinical Track)
Departments of Family Medicine and Urology
University of Michigan Medical School

Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, M.D., MPH

Director, Bureau of Family, Youth and Infant Health
Metro Nashville Davidson County Public Health Department

Bryant Marks, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Director, Morehouse Male Initiative
Morehouse College

Pete Thomas, M.D.

Medical Director
Project Brotherhood

Yolanda C. Padilla, MSSW, Ph.D

Professor of Social Work and Women’s & Gender Studies
University of Texas at Austin

David L. Bell, M.D., MPH

Assistant Clinical Professor of Population and Family Health
Assistant Clinical Professor Pediatrics
College of Physicians adn Surgeons
Columbia Mailman School of Public Health