Ann E.B. Borders, MD, MSc, MPH
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology NorthShore University Health System Clinical Associate Professor, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
Dr. Borders’ research focuses on investigating determinants of adverse pregnancy outcomes in vulnerable populations of women, with a focus on chronic maternal stress and preterm birth. Dr. Borders serves as Co-Principal Investigator for an NIMHD R01 study of 700 Chicago-area women exploring epigenetic mechanisms driving disparities in adverse birth outcomes. Recently Dr. Borders was funded as Principal Investigator of an NICHD R01 study exploring how group prenatal care might mitigate stress-induced disparities in birth outcomes by analyzing blood and placental biomarkers in an ongoing RCT in Greenville, SC.
Dr. Borders also serves as the Executive Director and Obstetric Lead for the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative, a collaborative focused on improving health outcomes for women and newborns through quality improvement with over 100 birthing hospitals in Illinois. Dr. Borders is a member of the ACOG Committee on Obstetrics Practice and ex-officio member of the Committee on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement.
Friday, February 14
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM