The Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialty Research Group is a collaboration of research-oriented physicians who seek evidence-based strategies to improve clinical care. Our group seeks to raise awareness for current research in women's health occurring in the organization, and helping to identify opportunities for research collaboration that can drive improvements in care. Some topics of interest include, ambulatory gyn care, cancer prevention/screening, intrapartum care, prenatal care, disparities in care/mental health, delivery of care, and surgical outcomes.

​Physicians Involved in Research

​Ongoing and Completed OB/Gyn Projects, All Funding Mechanisms

Evaluate “Centering Pregnancy”, a group prenatal care program, impact on health outcomes and health care utilization. 
Joanna Stark, Lyndsay Avalos | Ob/Gyn | DSGP | Ongoing

Development and testing of a mobile-health (m-health) intervention tool to help obese women achieve appropriate gestational weight gain
Tracy Flanagan, Sarah Mandel, Monique Hedderson | Ob/Gyn | DSGP | Completed

Effects of prenatal screening biochemical analyte levels on pregnancy outcomes
Leslie Manace Brenmann, Erica Gunderson | Ob/Gyn | DSGP | Completed

Evaluating Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Implementation in Cesarean Deliveries Within KPNC
Mengfei Huang, Monique Hedderson | Ob/Gyn | TAP | Completed

Glyburide vs insulin for the treatment of women with gestational diabetes
Yvonee Crites, Anne Regenstein, Monique Hedderson | Ob/Gyn | DSGP | Completed

Is nutritional management associated with improved outcomes in pregnancy post-bariatric surgery?
Mara Greenberg, Monique Hedderson | Ob/Gyn | TAP | Completed

Robotic hysterectomy for benign gynecologic disease - Phase 1 feasibility
Fred Ramos, Tina Raine-Bennett, Lisa Herrinton | Ob/Gyn | DSGP | Completed

The Impact of California Shelter-In-Place on Incidence of Gynecologic Emergencies in a Community-Based Population
Eve Zaritsky, Andy Avins | Ob/Gyn | RAU | Completed

The relationship of robotic approach and surgical volume with outcomes of hysterectomy for benign gynecologic disease (Phase 2)
Fred Ramos, Tracy Flanagan, Lisa Herrinton | Ob/Gyn | DSGP | Completed

The Timing of Adverse Events with Inpatient Misoprostol for Cervical Ripening: Implications for Outpatient Use
Vanitha Mohta, Tina Raine-Bennett | Ob/Gyn | TAP | Completed