Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinical Research Programs

This page lists the various clinical research operations within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology by faculty and program area. Visit the individual pages for more details on each lab.

FacultyClinical Research Interests & Program Area
Bulun, Serdar E., MDTreatment of endometriosis and uterine fibroids with antiprogestins and aromatase inhibitors
Grobman, William, MD/MBAMarch of Dimes (MOD); Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit (MFMU) Network; MoM2b Heart Health Study Network; asthma in pregnancy; vaginal birth after cesarean
Hammond, Cassing, MDFamily planning; contraception; dilatation; inflammatory bowel diseases; human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; antiretroviral drugs (ARV)
Kominiarek, Michelle, MDMeeting Gestational Weight Gain Guidelines: Development of a Group Intervention During Pregnancy for Low-Income Racial/Ethnic Minority Obese Women and Their Providers; study of pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes including fetal growth abnormalities, labor abnormalities, postpartum hemorrhage as well as pregnancies complicated by diabetes, hypertension, thrombophilias, and prior bariatric surgery. Study of nutrition and gestational weight gain during pregnancy especially in the context of pregnancies complicated by obesity
Matei, Daniela, MD

Epigenetic defects and tumor progenitor cells in ovarian cancer

Miller, Emily, MDPerinatal mental health with a focus on mechanisms that lead to perinatal depression; study of biomarkers of inflammation in perinatal depression and the effect of magnesium on maternal mood; NICHD Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Development Program at Northwestern
Peaceman, Alan, MDMaternal-Fetal Medicine Unit (MFMU) Network; MOM-FIT; Clinical trials and secondary analyses of data examining day to day issues in Obstetric practice, including management of labor, preeclampsia, and preterm birth
Robins, Jared, MDReproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI); access to care; IVF safety
Simon, Melissa, MD/MPHChicagoCHEC; Coursera; health promotion; health care equity; patient navigation; diversity in clinical trials, healthy aging; education and training; chorionic villi sampling
Shahabi, Shohreh, MDEarly detection, screening and prevention of ovarian cancer
Shulman, Lee, MDClinical Genetics; Center for Genetic Medicine; pregnancy; fetal chromosomal aneuploidy; trisomy 21; amniocentesis; reproductive genetics; prenatal diagnosis
Yee, Lynn, MD/MPHDiabetes during pregnancy; health literacy; health disparities; health behavior and decision making; patient navigation; perinatal HIV; obesity/weight gain; NICHD Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Development Program at Northwestern