Current Research and Scholarly Interests
I am a clinician investigator with primary research interests in optimizing strategies to better prevent and treat postpartum hemorrhage, a condition which is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. Integrating a background in clinical epidemiology and clinical research, the overarching goal of my current research is to develop and validate clinical prediction rules which will ultimately aid health-care providers in identifying patients at risk of obstetric morbidity secondary to postpartum hemorrhage. I have also led investigations investigating the clinical utility of point-of-care devices for the assessment of the maternal hematologic and hemostatic profiles. These devices offer the potential to provide real-time and continuous data to assist physicians who manage patients with life-threatening obstetric hemorrhage. For prior and ongoing work, I have received institutional and industry funding for clinical trials in obstetrics, and I am previously been a recipient of federal funding (K23) from the National Institute of Health.