Research is a primary focus for the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

We are committed to using new knowledge to advance women's health and improve lives. We are engaged in accelerating translation of scientific research into proven clinical practices.

All of our clinical divisions engage in research, and our research portfolio includes basic, translational, and clinical investigation, therapeutic clinical trials, and programs centered on understanding the social and behavioral determinants of reproductive health. Our clinical and research programs interface bi-directionally and provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration with a variety of disciplines. This work forms a foundation that supports our vision of a comprehensive program for excellence in women's health.

Research is also an integral part of our teaching mission. Students, residents, and fellows training in our specialty and subspecialties have an opportunity to partner with experienced research mentors and to choose from a diverse portfolio of research opportunities.  

The Department has a long history of integrating research investigation into the residency and fellowship education experience with the leadership of Dr. John D. Thompson

An objective of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics is to continue to expand the scope and depth of the research mission. All proposals being submitted that have a primary assignment in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics undergo internal administrative and fiscal review.

On this page, you'll find recent publications by our faculty members. To see a faculty member's entire body of work, please visit the faculty biographies.

Lab of Alicia Smith, PhD

Research in this lab focuses on the role of genetic and epigenetic variation in predicting behavioral and psychiatric traits.

Emory Prospective Opportunity for Women's health Research (EmPOWR) Initiative

The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine is committed to providing cutting edge care through women's health research. The EmPOWR Registry & Repository will support prospective research programs by providing access to clinical data and biological samples.

Current lines of investigation include: