Click on the (+) below for a short summary of each Investigators area of research interest and expertise:

OBGYN Researchers

  • Ahmed, Mahmoud S.

    MAhmedMahmoud S. Ahmed, PhD 
    Professor
    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    The goal of our research program is to make more of the current medications available for treatment of the pregnant patient. This goal is achieved by two major projects namely, clinical and translational. The clinical is to determine the pharmacokinetics of the medication during pregnancy. The translational is to understand the role of human placenta in regulating fetal exposure to the medication throughout gestation.   Research

  • Berenson, Abbey
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    Abbey Berenson MD, PhD
    Professor
    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Our research has focused over the past 25 years on a variety of issues related to women’s health across the lifespan. Currently, we are focusing on issues related to cancer prevention and family planning.  Research
  • Clark, Shannon
    Clark

    Shannon M. Clark MD
    Professor
    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    I am the primary investigator for The Obstetric-Fetal Pharmacology Research Center (OPRC) Network, sponsored by the NICHD and focuses on pharmacologic outcomes in pregnant women. I am interested in maternal disease, fetal abnormalities and pharmacology in pregnancy.   Research
  • Guillot-Wright, Shannon
    Guillot-Wright

    SHANNON Guillot-Wright PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Our research focuses on adolescent health and interpersonal relationships, with a particular emphasis on adolescent relationship abuse.  
    Research
  • Guo, Fangjian

    Fangjian Guo MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    RESEARCH
  • Kammala, Ananth


    Ananth Kumar Kammala PHD
    Assistant Professor
    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    My interest in research began as an undergraduate student in Pharmaceutical sciences while in the pharmacology lab recording smooth muscle contractions. However, it was not until I started my master’s in pharmacology that the desire to understand the basic mechanisms of drug actions and different phases of drug development took off. My passion was to establish pharmacokinetic parameters of ayurvedic formulations of the Indian system of medicine. Later, I had an opportunity with Traditional Chinese medicine at Hong Kong Baptist University. I have worked in Immunology to understand the mechanism of mast cells responses in Anaphylaxis and Allergic asthma at Michigan State University. Dr. Menon's Lab provided me with an amazing opportunity to establish the pharmacokinetic parameters for the exosomes which is a novel drug delivery system to treat preterm birth delivery. This research will allow for a better understanding of novel drug therapeutics which crosses the blood-brain barrier or blood-placenta barrier and provide the foundation for the development of novel therapies for preterm birth.

    BIO  |  RESEARCH

  • Menon, Ramkumar
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    Ramkumar Menon, PhD
    Professor
    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Various projects in my lab are designed to understand the pathobiology of preterm birth. We study mechanism of fetal tissue aging, feto-maternal cell signaling using state of the art organ-on-chip technology and intercellular communication by extracellular vesicles (EVs). We are also conducting preclinical trials to reduce preterm birth risk using drugs delivered using EVs.  Research
  • Nanovskaya, Tatiana
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    Tatiana Nanovskaya PhD
    Associate Professor
    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Our goals for the investigation is to examine preliminary safety and efficacy of bupropion sustained release (SR) to help pregnant women stop smoking. We are determining whether bupropion SR reduces cigarette craving and withdrawal symptoms during pregnancy. This research is necessary for development of medications to treat pregnant smokers. Research
  • Olson, Gayle
    Olson

    Gayle Olson MD
    Professor
    Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Pacheco, Luis D.

    Luis D. Pacheco Md
    Professor
    Obstetrics and Gynecology



    CLINICAL RESEARCH

  • Patel, Pooja

    Pooja Patel Md, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    CLINICAL  | RESEARCH

  • Richardson, Lauren
    Lauren Richardson

    Lauren Richardson, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    My research focuses on bridging the gap between bench-to-bedside research by merging advanced engineering and biology concepts. The goal of my research is twofold. One, to utilize microfluidic devices to collect underutilized biological fluids for biomarker screening, and two, to develop novel organ-on-chip devices that physiologically recreate in utero organs and organ systems. These devices are primed to replace traditional research approaches, limit animal models for research, and speed up preclinical experiments to get the drugs to clinical trials at a much faster pace.
      Research

  • Rodriguez, Ana M.
    Rodriquez

    Ana M. Rodriguez MD, MPH
    Associate Professor
    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Dr. Rodriguez is a physician-scientist and public health practitioner focusing on treating women with Human papillomavirus (HPV) related pre-cancerous lesions and supporting public health interventions for increasing HPV vaccination among minority and low-income populations located along the Texas-Mexico border in the United States. To improve access to cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination in this area, she has been awarded multiple grants from state agencies and local nonprofit organizations.   Research

  • Rytting, Erik
    Dr Rytting

    Erik Rytting PhD
    Associate Professor
    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Our research seeks to improve therapeutic options when medication must be administered during pregnancy.  This includes understanding drug transfer across the placenta, pharmacokinetic studies to predict appropriate doses, and the development of nanomedicine for targeted drug delivery.  Research
  • Saad, Tony
    Saad

    Tony Saad Md
    Associate professor
    Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Saade, George
    Saade

    George Saade, MD PhD
    Professor
    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Our research focus is on how pregnancy affects long-term health for the mother and the child. I am also involved in multi-center clinical trials that test various interventions to improve pregnancy outcomes.   Research
  • Taylor, Brandie DePaoli

    Brandie DePaoli Taylor PHD
    Associate Professor

    Our research is focused on understanding the interplay between placental microvesicles, the maternal immune system and preeclampsia.  Our goal is to incorporate biomarker data in epidemiologic investigations to improve preeclampsia subtype discrimination. In addition, we conduct research focused on the impact of common sexually transmitted infections such as Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma genitalium on pregnancy loss and adverse pregnancy outcomes.  RESEARCH

  • Temple, Jeff
    Temple

    Jeffrey Temple PhD
    Professor
    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Our research focuses on adolescent health and interpersonal relationships, with a particular emphasis on adolescent relationship abuse. He is the PI on Dating It Safe, which is one of the longest-running studies to explicitly investigate the development and risk and protective factors of teen dating violence. Using data from his ongoing study, Dr. Temple is also developing, adapting, and testing school-based healthy relationship curriculum.   Research
  • Vincent, Kathleen
    Vincent

    Kathleen Vincent, MD
    Professor
    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Our research focuses on application of biomedical engineering technologies to women’s health research.  I utilize imaging from the cellular level to whole body imaging for the study of maternal-fetal health, obesity, benign gynecologic disorders, bacterial vaginosis, and vaginal drug delivery.  Additionally, I collaborate with women’s health researchers to bring novel technologies into their field of research.   Research
  • Wang, Xiao-Ming
    Dr Wang

    Xiao-ming wang PhD, MS
    Assistant Professor
    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Our research seeks to improve therapeutic options when medication must be administered during pregnancy. This includes understanding drug transfer across the placenta, pharmacokinetic studies to predict appropriate doses, and the development of nanomedicine for targeted drug delivery.  Research
  • Wood, Leila
    Wood

    Leila Wood PhD 
    Associate Professor
    Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Our research focuses on adolescent health and interpersonal relationships, with a particular emphasis on adolescent relationship abuse.
    RESEARCH

Research

NCT Number Reference Table Lookup

In July 2005, the  National Library of Medicine began to include the ClinicalTrials.gov registry number in the MEDLINE record when the number is published as part of the original paper. The format for the ClinicalTrials.gov registry number is “NCT” followed by an 8-digit number, e.g: NCT00000419”. The NCT Number is the ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier Number.

ClinicalTrials.gov provides patients, their family members, and the public with easy and free access to information on clinical studies for a wide range of diseases and conditions. A clinical trial is a research study using human volunteers to answer specific health questions. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) has required that all clinical trials be publicly registered before papers reporting the results of the clinical trial are submitted and accepted for publication. See the ICMJE Web site for their editorial and updates on clinical trial registration.

Click on any record below to see the NCT details
NCT NumberStudy TitleTitle Acronym
NCT02901626A Randomized Trial of Pessary in Singleton Pregnancies With a Short CervixTOPS
NCT02518594A Trial of Pessary and Progesterone for Preterm Prevention in Twin Gestation With a Short Cervix(PROSPECT)PROSPECT
NCT03386240Antibacterial-coated Sutures at Time of CesareanASTC
NCT03887299Antimicrobial Dressing Versus Standard Dressing in Obese Women Undergoing Cesarean DeliveryELOQUEST DRESSING
NCT02299414Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy (CHAP) ProjectCHAP
NCT03665688Comparing Outpatient to Inpatient Cervical Ripening Using DilapanHOMECARE
NCT03487185Continuous Positive Airway Pressure(CPAP) for Sleep Apnea in PregnancySLEEP
NCT03510260Electronic Confirmed Versus Conventional Consenting Process: A Randomized Controlled TrialECCCO
NCT03450408Foley Bulb Insertion Method: Blind vs. DirectFrIENDly
NCT02932475Medical Optimization of Management of Type 2 Diabetes Complicating Pregnancy (MOMPOD)MOMPOD
NCT02519790Optimizing Medication Management for Mothers With DepressionOPTI-MOM
NCT03511118Pharmacokinetics and Safety of Commonly Used Drugs in Lactating Women and Breastfed InfantsCUDDLE
NCT03298802Postpartum Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy With HydrochlorothiazideHCTZ
NCT01717586Pravastatin for Prevention of PreeclampsiaStatin
NCT03187106Prophylactic Antibiotics After CesareanPACT
NCT03865901Protocol to Validate the Performance of the Mellitus Glycated CD59 ELISA for Gestational Diabetes ScreeningMELLITUS VALIDATION
NCT03292731Relationship Between Plasma Concentration of Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate (17-OHPC) and Preterm BirthCAPROATE
NCT02883673Safety and Effectiveness of the Jada System in Treating Primary Postpartum HemorrhagePEARLE
NCT03008616Study of the Efficacy and Safety of AMAG-423 (Digoxin Immune Fab) in Antepartum Subjects With Severe PreeclampsiaAMAG DigiFab
NCT03364491Tranexamic Acid for the Prevention of Obstetrical Hemorrhage After CesareanTXA
NCT03060473Treatment of ppROM With Erythromycin vs. Azithromycin TrialTREAT
NCT03388697Validation of a Novel Screening Test for Maternal Insulin ResistanceQUANTOSE
NCT03944512A Randomized Controlled Trial of Pravastatin to Prevent Preeclampsia in High-Risk WomenMFMU PRAVASTATIN

NCT04296396

Opioid Prescription After Cesarean Trial (MFMU PACT)MFMU PACT