Obstetrics and Gynecology

YOU ARE EXPLORING

Research

Faculty Research

Faculty investigators in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology conduct collaborative research across a broad spectrum of women’s health issues. Investigators have been awarded numerous highly competitive grants from a variety of funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, and have published results from these various projects in several high impact peer-reviewed journals. In addition, some of the research findings here have contributed to practice changes worldwide in women’s health.

General Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology is a leader in clinical research. Research efforts include studies of genetics and pharmacology, personalized medicine in pregnancy, prevention of pre-term birth, reversible contraceptive methods, patient-physician communication and shared decision-making and health care delivery and teaching methods. Research performed by members of this division has garnered several prestigious national awards.

Maternal Fetal Medicine

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Division has a strong record of production of basic science, clinical/translational and epidemiologic research. This includes membership in the Consortium on Safe Labor, Obstetric-Fetal Pharmacology Research Units Network and Nulliparous Network of the NICHD (nuMoM2b). Learn more about maternal fetal medicine research at IU School of Medicine.

Gynecologic Oncology

In association with NRG Oncology and the Gynecologic Oncology Group Foundation, the Gynecologic Oncology Division actively participates in many different clinical trials protocols. Pre-clinical and animal studies of gynecologic malignancies focus primarily on the development and progression of gynecologic cancers at the molecular level. Discovering new and effective diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers remains the main goal of cancer-based laboratory research. Explore the list of current trials.

Building Block of Pregnancy Biobank

The Building Blocks of Pregnancy Biobank is an internally funded local pregnancy biobank. Thus far, BBPB has recruited more than 2500 subjects with more than 54,000 samples banked. This is an observational, longitudinal pregnancy biobank. The goal is to provide a resource at IU School of Medicine for investigators to look for novel biomarkers and clinical variables associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Caitlin Bernard, MD

Caitlin Bernard, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
David M. Haas, MD

David M. Haas, MD

Robert A. Munsick Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Shannon M. Hawkins, PhD,  MD

Shannon M. Hawkins, PhD, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Sumegha Mitra, PhD

Sumegha Mitra, PhD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jeffrey F. Peipert, MD, PhD

Jeffrey F. Peipert, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Sara K. Quinney, PhD

Sara K. Quinney, PhD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Christina M. Scifres, MD

Christina M. Scifres, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, MD,  MPH,  MS

Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, MD, MPH, MS

Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs
Method Tuuli, MD,  MPH

Method Tuuli, MD, MPH

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jeanne M. Schilder, MD

Jeanne M. Schilder, MD

Mary Fendrich Hulman Professor of Gynecologic Oncology