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Maureen G. Phipps, M.D., M.P.H.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

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Maureen G. Phipps, M.D., M.P.H., is the department chair and Chace-Joukowsky professor of obstetrics and gynecology and assistant dean for teaching and research in women's health at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is also a professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health at Brown University. In addition, she is the chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and the executive chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Care New England.

Dr. Phipps' research focuses on improving health for vulnerable populations and her research interests include adolescent pregnancy, pregnancy outcomes, postpartum depression, prenatal care, contraception, and reducing disparities. She is an associate editor for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and past chair of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women.

Dr. Phipps previously directed the Brown/Women & Infants Hospital National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, led the Rhode Island Task Force on Preterm Birth, and was co-principal investigator for the Brown University National Children's Study Center. In addition, Dr. Phipps has been the principal investigator or co-investigator in numerous projects and programs, including the Women's Reproductive Health Research Scholars Program; the Children's Environmental Health Formative Center; Fit for Delivery; Project REACH (Relax, Encourage, Appreciate, Communicate, Help), a study to prevent postpartum depression in adolescent mothers; and several other projects related to women's health and obstetric outcomes.

Dr. Phipps received a B.S. in biology from Boston College. She earned her M.D. from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Brown University/Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. She completed her M.P.H. at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Program at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Phipps joined the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in January 2014.

Current as of: June 2019

Internet Citation: Biography. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. June 2019.

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