General Obstetrics & Gynecology Research

Faculty and Fellow Research

Cavanaugh, Erin, MD

  • Current Surgical Practices and Surgical Site Infection at Ayder Referral Hospital in Mekelle, Ethiopia
  • Characteristics of and Barriers to Blood Transfusion in the Tigray Region of Northern Ethiopia

Ford, Catherine, MD, MPH

  • Professionalism Training in the Global Setting: Program at Ayder Hospital and Mekelle University in Ethiopia
  • Evaluation of Current Practices in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Mekelle, Ethiopia

Goba, Gelila, MD, MPH

  • Evaluation and Cost Comparison of Cervical Cancer Screening Options in Ethiopia
  • Exploring the Impact of Structural Violence on HPV clearance, Progression to Cervical Cancer among Minority Populations in Chicago

Kobak, William, MD

  • Use of Quantitative Ultrasound in Evaluation of Pelvic Floor Defects
  • Ultrasonic Attenuation Estimation of the Uterosacral Ligament in Pregnancy

Litwiller, Abigail, MD

  • Multi-Institutional Longitudinal Educational (MILEstone) Sites for Fourth Year Ob/Gyn Boot Camp

Ramanathan, Aparna, MD, MPH

  • Exploring Reproductive Health Service Needs of Muslim Women in the United States
  • Validation of a Reusable, Low-Cost Syringe extension Device for the Provision of Paracervical Analgesia During Gynecologic Procedures.

Resident  Research

Sarah Atkinson, MD

  • Provider Attitudes and Current Practice Regarding the Prescription of Opioid Containing Pain Medication for Vaginal Delivery
    • Faculty Sponsor, Abigail Litwiller, MD

Nicole Betenia, MD, MPH

  • The Effect on Empathy and Burnout of a Mindfulness Curriculum in Ob/Gyn Residents
    • Faculty Sponsor, Abigail Litwiller, MD

Rebecca Commito, MD

  • The Effect of Illinois Medicaid Coverage of Induced Abortion on Patient Access
  • Gynecologic and Family Planning Care Needs Assessment for Female Clients who Access Outreach Van-based Safe Injection Supplies in Chicago
    • Faculty Sponsor, Erica Hinz, MD, MPH

Debra Elubaju, MD

  • Women Centered Care: Investigating the Childbirth Preferences of Women in Benin City Nigeria
    • Faculty Sponsor, Gelila Goba, MD, MPH

Caitlin Fujisawa, MD

  • Urine Protein in Laboring Patients
    • Faculty Sponsor, Catherine Ford, MD

Arielle Grand, MD

  • Patient Satisfaction with the Birth Process
    • Faculty Sponsor, Quetzal Class, PhD

Yue Cameron Guan, MD

  • Diagnostic Utility of Routine Endocervical Curettage at Time of Colposcopy
    • Faculty Sponsor, Catherine Ford, MD

Joanna Izewski, MD

  • Subsequent Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with a History of Idiopathic Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss (REPL)
    • Faculty Sponsor, Mary Stephenson, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACOG, RSOG (Fellow Ad Eundem)

Jessica Morgan, MD

  • The Incidence of Hospital Admission During Pregnancy in Women with a History of Liver or Kidney Transplant: A Retrospective Chart Review in a University Hospital System.
    • Faculty Sponsor, Catalin Buhimsci, MD, MMS, MBA

James Morong, MBBS, MPhil

  • Measurement of the LH surge in women with RPL
    • Faculty Sponsor, Mary Stephenson, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACOG, RSOG (Fellow Ad Eundem)
  • Fertility Preservation in Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Adults
    • Faculty Sponsor, Erica Hinz, MD, MPH

Anna Whelan, MD

  • Case Review of Uterine Leiomyosarcoma
    • Faculty Sponsor, Abigail Litwiller, MD.
  • Non-Reassuring Fetal Heart Tracing as an Indication for Primary Cesarean Delivery at UIH: A Retrospective Analysis of inter-provider variability.
    • Faculty Sponsor, Catherine Ford, MD