Individual Study / JPS

Jerusalem Perinatal Study (JPS)

Jerusalem Perinatal Study (JPS)

Initiatives -
The Jerusalem Perinatal Study recorded information on population-based cohorts of live- and stillbirths in 1964–76, and their parents, with active surveillance of infant deaths and birth defects. *Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.*
Start Year
End Year
Supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health: 1R01 CA080197 (S.H.); 1R01 MH059114 (D.M.); 2K24 MH001699 (D.M.); 1K07 CA090685 (MBT); and from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (S.H., D.M.).


Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Susan Harlap
    Mailman School of Public Health


Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Data in the Jerusalem Perinatal Study spanned 13 years

Marker Paper

Harlap, S., Davies, A. M., Deutsch, L., Calderon-Margalit, R., Manor, O., Paltiel, O., Tiram, E., Yanetz, R., Perrin, M. C., Terry, M. B., Malaspina, D., & Friedlander, Y. (2007). The Jerusalem Perinatal Study cohort, 1964-2005: methods and a review of the main results. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 21(3), 256–273.

PUBMED 17439536


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
The study included all births to Israeli residents of Jerusalem, regardless of place of birth. The legal definition of a birth at that time included pregnancies of 28 weeks or more, live births regardless of weight, and stillbirths weighing at least 1000 g.


Availability of data and biosamples