Aaron B. Caughey, M.D., M.P.P., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Member, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Aaron B. Caughey, M.D., M.P.P., M.P.H., Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and associate dean for Women’s Health Research and Policy at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. He is the founder and chair of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–funded Oregon Perinatal Collaborative, which aims to improve outcomes for women and infants through guidelines and policies working with all the health systems in the state.
Dr. Caughey’s research focuses on using epidemiology, biostatistics, decision analysis, and clinical trials to examine the complications of term and preterm pregnancy, the timing of delivery, labor management, mode of delivery, gestational diabetes, and prenatal diagnosis, resulting in more than 400 peer-reviewed publications. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Health Resources and Services Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Dr. Caughey earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at the University of Washington, where he also studied music. He received his M.D. at Harvard Medical School, where he also earned an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology in a combined program at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar. Dr. Caughey also earned an M.P.H. in epidemiology and a Ph.D. in health economics at the University of California, Berkeley.
He has previously served as director of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Program, director of the fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine, and director of perinatal research at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Caughey joined the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in January 2018.
Internet Citation: Biography. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. August 2018.