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Pregnancy and Fetal Research

The physician-scientists in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine are finding new ways to prevent preterm birth and improve the health of mothers and their babies. Our pregnancy and fetal research includes everything from lab studies aimed at understanding fetal brain development to clinical studies that improve health outcomes for high-risk pregnant women.

The strength of our research program lies in the expertise and diverse interests of our faculty. We benefit from the collaborations with other disciplines throughout the school of medicine, the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. The strong research infrastructure of The Johns Hopkins University forms a solid foundation for the success of our cohesive research program.

Researchers

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. 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
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education/DIO
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, Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Treatment, In Utero Hematopoietic Stem Cell 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, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship
Director, Fetal Neurosonology Program
Research Interests: fetal brain development
 
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: intrapartum fetal monitoring, perinatal brain injury
 
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. Svena Delina Julien, M.D.

Julien, Svena Delina, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
 
Photo of Dr. Shari Martin Lawson, M.D.

Lawson, Shari Martin, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Division Director, General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Assistant Dean of Medical Student Affairs
Research Interests: Health Disparities
 
Photo of Dr. Andrew Jay Satin, M.D.

Satin, Andrew Jay, M.D.

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Director of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Dorothy Edwards Professor of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics