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Jennifer Armstrong, MD, MPH, FAHA

Director, Perinatal and Hemorrhagic Stroke Programs | Newborn Brain Injury Clinic

Jennifer Armstrong, MD, MPHDirector, Perinatal & Neonatal Neurology Programs

Associate Professor of Pediatrics- Neurology & OB/GYN

"While in medical school, I discovered that working with brain-injured children was a rewarding privilege. Children’s disabilities not only affected themselves but the entire family unit. The more I worked with these children, the more I felt that if we were able to prevent brain injury before birth, the personal, familial, and societal benefits would be substantial. I have been able to combine my research interests in pregnancy with my passion for caring for disabled children and their families."

-Dr. Armstrong


Resident, Child Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, 2005-2008
Resident, Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, 2002-2004
M.D., University of California, San Francisco, 2002
M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley, 2001
B.A., Biological Anthropology and Archaeology, University of California, San Diego, 1996

Research Interests

Perinatal stroke and brain injury
Preterm birth, preeclampsia, placenta
Hemorrhagic stroke in all ages
Quality of life in children with stroke

Memberships and Affiliations

American Heart Association
American Stroke Association
Child Neurology Society
American Academy of Neurology
International Pediatric Stroke Study
National Institutes of Health
Stroke Common Data Elements Subcommittee of Biospecimens and Biomarkers
International Pediatric Stroke Study
Neonatal Arterial Ischemic Stroke Writing Group

Publications in PubMed

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