The United States Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease was founded in 2016 and is an affiliate of the International DOHaD Society.  Our organization is focused on all facets of the study of the fetal origins and early life programming of health and disease.  While our primary focus is to promote the research principles of DOHaD, we also strive to support trainees and early career investigators in their scientific and professional development.


Membership benefits include the following:
– Automatic membership to the International DOHaD Society
– Discounted registration for the US DOHaD Annual Meeting
– Voting rights in the US DOHaD Society
​- Free access to journal (J DOHaD)
– Voting privileges for bylaws and elections
– Opportunity to serve on council or elected office

Membership to the US DOHaD Society is for the calendar year.  Membership types include full and trainee membership.  Trainee members are those currently enrolled in an educational program or have not completed their terminal degree. Click here to Join or Renew:


Annual Meeting

September 8-10, 2019

The 2019 meeting will again be at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill, NC.  A full day for “Trainee Train-up” will be held on Sunday September 8, 2019 followed by the full meeting on Monday and Tuesday September 9-10, 2019.  Trainee session and program details will be shared in the Spring.


Abstract submission is open NOW.  Abstract submissions are due by July 15, 2019 (5:00 EST).  Here is the link:


Book your hotel room now:


Executive Members

PresidentDr Cheryl Rosenfeld
TreasurerDr Ganesa Wegienka

News Items

2018 Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2018 conference.  Please followthis link to submit an abstract.  The deadline for submission is August 1, 2018.  For more information, please review the Call for Abstracts.

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