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Gould is director of the Perinatal Epidemiology and Health Outcomes Research Unit in the division of Neonatology at the School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital. He also directs the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative, a network of 104 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. 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.