Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Bachelor of Arts in History, Northern Illinois University
MPA, School of Public, Administration and Policy, University of Arizona.
PhD, Department of Management and Policy, College of Business and Public Administration, University of Arizona
Stacie Geller, PhD is the Associate Head for Research in the Department and Director of the UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender/Center of Excellence in Women's Health. Dr. Geller is a health services researcher and epidemiologist with expertise in women's health issues, complementary and alternative medicine, maternal mortality and morbidity, and has published extensively in these areas. She has a well established national and international research career, has published over 75 peer-reviewed manuscripts, has been awarded numerous research grants and has conducted several NIH funded clinical trials.
Dr. Geller’s work in maternal health has focused on investigating factors associated with maternal mortality and morbidity. She was the Principal Investigator of a CDC/ASPH cooperative agreement "Investigation of factors associated with maternal mortality." She developed an innovative model for early identification of high-risk women that has garnered national attention. Her international research in maternal mortality and morbidity began with a 5-year NICHD randomized clinical trial comparing the use of oral misoprostol to placebo for the reduction postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) in women delivering at home or in rudimentary health facilities in rural India. This has led to working with several other international agencies including the Gates and MacArthur Foundations, non-profit organizations and foreign governments to promote implementation of misoprostol into community based settings in the developing world.
Dr. Geller is currently conducting a study of two dosing strategies for the use of misoprostol in community level births in rural India. She is also currently working to implement a continuum of care model to reduce PPH in Ghana and Nigeria. Dr. Geller has also conducted research on menopause and aging. She was the Principal Investigator of a Phase II clinical trial evaluating the use of black cohosh and red clover for the management of menopausal symptoms in collaboration with the UIC/NIH Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research.
Dr. Geller is the PI of the NIH funded BIRCWH program, a K12 institutional career development grant for women’s health researchers, and has personally mentored many faculty members and fellows, particularly in the areas of research and career development.
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