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Maternal Fetal Medicine Research

Our Program

The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine is engaged in clinical, basic bench, and epidemiological research as one of its primary missions.  Our strength lies in the expertise and diverse interests of our faculty, as well as in the collaborations with multiple other disciplines and departments throughout the School of Medicine, The Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the School of Biomedical Engineering. The strong research infrastructure of the Johns Hopkins University forms a solid foundation for the success of our integrated research program for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

We have established the Integrated Research Center for Fetal Medicine , Obesity in Pregnancy Research Program , JH Womb (Johns Hopkins Well-being of Mothers and Babies) Program and Physiology In Pregnancy Program.

Our research faculty participate in The Johns Hopkins Women’s Health Research Group, a collaborative network of researchers from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health.

Our research program now provides semi-monthly meetings (“Work in Progress/laboratory data” and “Research concepts”) to foster multi-disciplinary research through pilot programs and retreats.

Our Research Director

Photo of Dr. Irina Burd, M.D., Ph.D.

Burd, Irina, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: fetal brain development
 


Faculty Research

Select a faculty member to learn more about his/her research and to view recent publications.

Photo of Dr. Abimbola Aina, M.D.

Aina, Abimbola, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Research Interests: Preterm labor, Thrombophilia in pregnancy, Cervical incompetence
 
Photo of Dr. Janyne Edith Althaus, M.D.

Althaus, Janyne Edith, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Perinatal Outreach and Maternal Transport
Research Interests: Nutrition, Alloimmunization
 
Photo of Dr. Cynthia Holcroft Argani, M.D.

Argani, Cynthia Holcroft, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Labor and Delivery at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Research Interests: placental histopathology, perinatal disease
 
Photo of Dr. Jessica Linda Bienstock, M.D., M.P.H.

Bienstock, Jessica Linda, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Division of Education, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director of Residency Program for Gynecology and Obstetrics
Research Interests: fetal ultrasound abnormalities, fetal genetic disorders, medical education in obstetrics and gynecology
 
Photo of Dr. Karin J Blakemore, M.D.

Blakemore, Karin J, M.D.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Professor of Oncology
Director, Prenatal Genetics, Prenatal Diagnostic Center
Research Interests: Fetal genetic disorders, Fetal imaging, In Utero Bone Marrow Transplantation, Hemoglobinopathies, Red cell and platelet alloimmunization, Intrapartum physiology and outcomes, Placental development and abnormalities
 
Photo of Dr. Irina Burd, M.D., Ph.D.

Burd, Irina, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Integrated Research Center for Fetal Medicine
Director of Research, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Research Interests: fetal brain development
 
Photo of Dr. Jude Crino, M.D.

Crino, Jude, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Co-director, Multiple Gestation Clinic
Director, First Trimester Screening Program
Director, Perinatal Ultrasound
Research Interests: Perinatal ultrasound, Perinatal infection
 
Photo of Dr. Ernest Marshall Graham, M.D.

Graham, Ernest Marshall, M.D.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program
Research Interests: fetal heart rate, perinatal disease, perinatal brain injury
 
Photo of Dr. Edith D Gurewitsch Allen, M.D.

Gurewitsch Allen, Edith D, M.D.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: shoulder dystocia, obstetric brachial plexus injury, simulation training
 
Photo of Dr. Janice Lynn Henderson, M.D.

Henderson, Janice Lynn, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Coordinator, Nutrition in Pregnancy Clinic
Director, Fetal Assessment Center
Research Interests: obesity in pregnancy
 
Photo of Dr. Nancy Hueppchen, M.D., M.S.

Hueppchen, Nancy, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Associate Dean for Curriculum, School of Medicine
Director of Medical Student Education, GYN/OB
Research Interests: fetal ultrasound abnormalities, fetal genetic disorders, abnormal maternal serum screening, resident and medical student education
 
Photo of Dr. Linda Marie Szymanski, M.D., Ph.D.

Szymanski, Linda Marie, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Medical Director, Labor & Delivery and Inpatient Obstetric Services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Co-director, Multiple Gestation Clinic
Research Interests: exercise in pregnancy