Coordinating Center

Duke Clinical Research Institute

The ECHO Coordinating Center is the central site responsible for organizing and managing activities and logistics for all collaborative components of the initiative, including oversight and coordination of the multi-cohort study design, evaluation of progress, and tissue sample storage. The Coordinating Center is responsible for developing standard operating procedures for how each cohort collects core elements, including demographics, typical early health and development data, genetic influences, environmental exposures, and person-reported outcomes. The ECHO Coordinating Center includes an Opportunities and Infrastructure Fund to support pilot projects, encourage junior investigators, and introduce new tools and technologies for the ECHO program.

Principal Investigators: Daniel Benjamin (Duke); Brian Smith (Duke); Kristin Newby (Duke)