Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN–MADISON
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

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As members of a prestigious research community at UW-Madison, it is our mission to foster a passion for obstetric and gynecological research through mentorship and training, as well as to educate future scientists and physicians in the integration of ideas through interdisciplinary and collaborative biomedical research.

Such a strong foundation incorporates every facet of the research process: from the laboratory bench where fundamental science is developed and conducted, to the doctors applying cutting-edge research and developed technology in the field.

As such, research conducted in a state-of-the-art clinical department are translated to real-world results and are instrumental in cultivating a higher quality of patient care for a healthy and bright future for all women, infants and children.

Research Faculty

 Williams’ research earns DFMCH Small Grant

Williams’ research earns DFMCH Small Grant

UW Ob-Gyn Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn Director Makeba Williams, MD, is a co-investigator on a study that recently earned a UW SMPH Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Small Grant!Williams is co-PI on “African American Women’s Experiences of Menopause: A Focus Group Study” with WREN Medical Direct... more
 HDRS scholar Huynh earns Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment seed grant

HDRS scholar Huynh earns Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment seed grant

Congratulations to Tuyen Huynh, PhD, postdoctoral trainee in the Health Disparities Research Scholar program! Huynh recently earned a Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment Seed Grant.Huynh’s seed grant will support the project “Promoting Family Resilience: Examining Racial/Ethnic Minoritized Parents' Reflective Capacities”, in col... more
 Study from CORE investigator Nobles published in PNAS

Study from CORE investigator Nobles published in PNAS

A new study by UW Collaborative for Reproductive Equity investigator Jenna Nobles, PhD found that 22% of menstrual cycle tracking apps users had irregular cycles. Cycle irregularities may mean delays in learning about pregnancies and challenges accessing abortion, depending on state-level restrictions. Nobles is a professor i... more
 Abbott published in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology

Abbott published in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology

A new article by David Abbott, PhD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive Sciences, examines historical evidence that polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may have originated as an evolutionary adaptation for reproduction during food scarcity.“Polycystic ovary syndrome as a plausible evolutionary outcome of metabolic adaptati... more
 Higgins and Jacques publish in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Higgins and Jacques publish in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

A recent article published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health by UW Collaborative for Reproductive Equity Director Jenny Higgins, PhD, MPH, Laura Jacques, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, and co-authors, used anonymized data from an online forum to examine ... more