The Johns Hopkins Division of Reproductive Science and Women’s Health Research is devoted to advancing the health of women at every stage of their lives. Our multidisciplinary team draws strength from the expertise across Johns Hopkins to examine every facet of women's health. Our goal is to find better ways to treat illnesses and conditions that effect the lives of our patients, to contribute to the scientific community at large and to improve the health of all people.
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GYN/OB Specialized Research Projects
Featuring specialty projects and studies currently active under the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Specialized Ovarian Cancer Research (SPORE)
For ovarian cancer patients seeking innovative clinical trials and new diagnostic tools for early detection of ovarian cancer in women at increased risk.
Intercepting Ovarian Cancer - Break Through Cancer
A collaborative project between Johns Hopkins physicians and doctors from other prestigious hospitals to research the early detection and prevention of ovarian cancer.
Mother's Outcomes After Delivery (MOAD) Study
A completed study under the Women's Center for Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgery to determine how childbirth affects women's health. Read more about their conclusions here.
The Fertility Preservation and Innovation Center
Advanced fertility preservation options backed by the latest scientific research, this center supports patients through every stage of their journey to parenthood.
Sexual Activity Study
An active study being run by our Complex Family Planning Services division. See our flyer (linked here) for more information on participating.
Research Career Development Program
Learn more about our efforts to fund junior faculty research through our research career development program and view current and former scholars.
Research Career Development Program
The department of Gynecology and Obstetrics is dedicated to training exceptional physician scientists to conduct innovative research. The following programs allow us to provide funding to research conducted by our junior faculty.
The Johns Hopkins BIRCWH program (JH-BIRCWH) was established to develop highly qualified, independent investigators to conduct women’s health and sex and gender differences research. These independent investigators will be leaders now and in the future, developing innovative, interdisciplinary programs of research that will improve health and social outcomes for diverse women, and also men, across the lifespan.
Program Director: Andrew Satin, M.D.
Former Scholars: Angie Jelin, M.D., Jason Vaught, M.D., Carolyn Sufrin, M.D., Ph.D., A.M.
The Johns Hopkins WRHR program (JH-WRHR) recruits junior Ob/Gyn faculty who demonstrate strong potential to become productive and independent physician scientists to conduct innovative and significant women's health research. Leveraging the abundant resources of Johns Hopkins University, the growing capabilities and research resources of the Department of Gyn/Ob at Johns Hopkins, and the critically important milieu provided by the national NIH-supported WRHR program, we hope to help address the critical shortage of Ob/Gyn researchers.
Principal Investigator: Andrew Satin, M.D.
Current Scholars: Kamaria Cayton-Vaught, M.D., Katherine Cameron, M.D.
Former Scholars: Ahizechukwu Eke, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., M.P.H.
The Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional research career development program for Gyn/Ob physicians studying cell and molecular biology and related fundamental sciences. The RSDP is a consortium involving the current host institution, its sponsors and the many institutions around the country that train RSDP scholars.
Current Scholars: Tiffany Jones, M.D.
Former Scholars: James Segars, M.D.
The following faculty members are leading our research efforts in their respective fields. For a full listing of faculty on our research teams please visit our featured lab pages.