Research is a primary focus for the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. We are committed to using new knowledge to advance women's health and improve lives. We are engaged in accelerating translation of scientific research into proven clinical practices.

All of our clinical divisions engage in research, and our research portfolio includes basic, translational, and clinical investigation, therapeutic clinical trials, and programs centered on understanding the social and behavioral determinants of reproductive health. Our clinical and research programs interface bi-directionally and provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration with a variety disciplines. This work forms a foundation that supports our vision of a comprehensive program for excellence in women's health.

Research is also an integral part of our teaching mission. Students, residents, and fellows training in our specialty and subspecialties have an opportunity to partner with experienced research mentors and to choose from a diverse portfolio of research opportunities.  

Current lines of investigation include: 

  • Endometriosis
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Implantation biology
  • Fetal neurobehavioral development
  • Steroid hormone action
  • Incontinence/overactive bladder
  • Proteomics of cancer
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Developmental genetics
  • Menopause
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Contraception
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Oncofertility
  • Preeclampsia
  • Botanical drug development
  • Preterm birth
  • Biology of sex differences
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Postpartum depression
  • Infectious disease
  • Reproduction, metabolism, and stress