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Department of

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Research Activities

The Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology has been involved in several research projects.  The majority of our research has benefitted from our association with our subspecialty divisions (Maternal Fetal Medicine, Urogynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility).

Some of our recent publications include:

  • Mulla ZD, Nuwayhid BS, Garcia KM, Flood-Shaffer K, Van Hook JW, Hampton RM. Risk Factors for a Prolonged Length of Stay in Women Hospitalized for Preeclampsia in Texas. Hypertension in Pregnancy, Jan 29, 2010
  • Thompson, Amy M., Regan, Jodi, Wolfe, Katherine, Snyder, Candice, DeFranco, Emily: “VBAC Success in Low Risk Women." Accepted for presentation at SMFM 32nd Annual Meeting; February 6-11, 2012.
  • Regan J, Thompson AM, DeFranco E. The influence of mode of delivery on breastfeeding initiation in women with a prior cesarean delivery: A population based survey. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2013;8(2):181-186.
  • Thompson A, Gold A, Chapman K, Faroqui R, Shaeffer C, Warshak C. Successful initiation and continuation of breastfeeding: Does mode of delivery matter? American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Submitted for initial review August 2015.
  • Thompson A, Valent AM, Newman T, Chen A, DeFranco E. Gestational age-specific neonatal morbidity among pregnancies complicated by advanced maternal age. Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 2015; 5:1-6.
researcher looking into microscope

More Information

For more information on the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, please contact us at:

Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
Mail Location 0526
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0526

Key Contact:
Stephanie Powell
Executive Secretary to Dr. Van Hook