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Emily DeFranco

Division Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Associate Professor

Education/Credentials
  • Bachelor of Science: Missouri Southern State University
  • Doctor of Osteophathic Medicine: Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
  • Resident: University of Kentucky
  • Fellow: Washington University School of Medicine
  • M.S.: University of Cincinnati

Board Certifications & Licenses
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2014
  • Ohio State Medical License, 2017
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2004
Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • P. O. Box 670526
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0526
  • Office (513) 558-6983
  • Fax (513) 558-3558
  • Email emily.defranco@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Fixler J, DeFranco EA 2019. Gestational Weight Gain nd Pregnancy Outcomes: Where Does Delivery Timing Fit In? Women's Health, 2 , 1

Gertz B, DeFranco E 2019. Predictors of breastfeeding non-initiation in the NICU Maternal & Child Nutrition, ,

Lee M, Hall E, DeFranco E 2019. Contribution of Previable Births to Infant Mortality Rate Racial Disparity in the United States J Perinatol, ,

Parrish LK, Muglia LJ, DeFranco EA 2019. Bleeding during pregnancy is associated with familial preterm birth J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med, 32 1, 73-9

Percy Z, DeFranco E, Xu F, Hall E, Haynes E, Jones D, Muglia L, Chn A 2019. Trimester Specific PM Exposure nd Fetal Growth in Ohio, 2007-2010. Environmental Research, 171 , 111-8

Perry M, Mulcahey H, DeFranco E 2019. Influence of periconception smoking behavior on birth defect risk Am J Obstet Gynecol, ,

Perry, Madeline F; Mulcahy, Helen; DeFranco, Emily A 2019. Influence of periconception smoking behavior on birth defect risk. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, ,

Rossi R, Hall E, DeFranco EA 2019. Contemporary Trends in Cesarean Delivery Utilization for Live Births Between 22 0/7 and 23 6/7 weeks of Gestation Obstet Gynecol, 133 3451-8,

Rossi R, Hall E, DeFranco EA 2019. Mode of Delivery in antepartum stillbirths Am J Obstet Gynecol, ,

Rossi R, Hall E, Dufendach K, DeFranco E 2019. Predictive model of factors associated with maternal ICU admision Obstet Gynecol, ,

Rossi R, Requarth E, Warshak C, Hall E, Dufendach K, DeFranco E 2019. Predictive model for failed induction of labor among obese women Obstet Gynecol, ,

Rossi, Robert M; DeFranco, Emily A 2019. Mode of Delivery in Previable Births. American journal of perinatology, 36 1, 53-61

Rossi, Robert M; Hall, Eric; DeFranco, Emily A 2019. Contemporary Trends in Cesarean Delivery Utilization for Live Births Between 22 0/7 and 23 6/7 Weeks of Gestation. Obstetrics and gynecology, 133 3, 451-458

Copp, Kathleen; DeFranco, Emily A; Kleiman, Jeanne; Rogers, Lynette K; Morrow, Ardythe L; Valentine, Christina J 2018. Nutrition Support Team Guide to Maternal Diet for the Human-Milk-Fed Infant. Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 33 5, 687-693

Goyal NK, DeFranco E, Kamath-Rayne BD, Beck AF, Hall ES 2018. Reporting of Infant Mortality and Birth Outcomes Prior to Viability Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol, 321 6, 130

Habli M, Clifford C, Brady T, Rodriquez Z, Echenbacher, Wu M, DeFranco E, Gresh J, Kamath-Rayne B. 2018. Antenatal exposure to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk of neonatal hypertension. J Clin Hypertens, 20 9, 1334-41

Hall, E S; Lee, M; DeFranco, E A 2018. Contribution of previable live births to disparity in infant mortality of US-born Puerto Ricans compared with infants of other Hispanic origins. Public health, 160 , 77-80

Masters H, Housely E, Van Hook J, DeFranco E. 2018. Maternal obesity is an independent risk factor for intensive are unit admission during delivery hospitalization. Am J Perinaol, 35 14, 1423-28

Presicce P, Senthamaraikannan P, Bhattacharya S, Park C, Jfkson C. Kong F, Rueda C, DeFranco E, Miller L, Hildeman D, Salomonis N, Chougnet C, Jobe A, Kallapur S. 2018. IL-1 signaling mediates chorio-decidua neutrophil recruitment, activation and intrauterine inflammation. JCI Insight, 3 6,

Rossi, Robert M; DeFranco, Emily A 2018. Maternal Complications Associated With Periviable Birth. Obstetrics and gynecology, 132 1, 107-114

Rossi, Robert M; Divanovic, Allison; DeFranco, Emily A 2018. Obstetric Outcomes Associated with Fetal Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease. American journal of perinatology, ,

Visconti K, DeFranco E, Kamath-Rayne B 2018. Contemporary Practice Patterns in the use of Amniocentesis for Fetal Lung Maturity. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med, 31 20, 2729-36

Atreya, Mihir R; Muglia, Louis J; Greenberg, James M; DeFranco, Emily A 2017. Racial Differences in the Influence of Interpregnancy Interval on Fetal Growth. Maternal and child health journal, 21 3, 562-570

Carlson, Susan E; Gajewski, Byron J; Valentine, Christina J; Rogers, Lynette K; Weiner, Carl P; DeFranco, Emily A; Buhimschi, Catalin S 2017. Assessment of DHA on reducing early preterm birth: the ADORE randomized controlled trial protocol. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 17 1, 62

Chen, A; Xie, C; Vuong, A M; Wu, T; DeFranco, E A 2017. Optimal gestational weight gain: prepregnancy BMI specific influences on adverse pregnancy and infant health outcomes. Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association, 37 4, 369-374

Goyal N, DeFranco E,Kamath-Rayne B, Beck A, Hall E 2017. County-level variation in infant mortality reporting at early previable gestational ages. Epidemiol, 31 5, 385

Hurley, Emily G; DeFranco, Emily A 2017. Influence of paternal age on perinatal outcomes. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, ,

Lengyel, Candice S; Ehrlich, Shelley; Iams, Jay D; Muglia, Louis J; DeFranco, Emily A 2017. Effect of Modifiable Risk Factors on Preterm Birth: A Population Based-Cohort. Maternal and child health journal, 21 4, 777-785

Mlynarczyk M, Chauhan S, Baydoun H, Wilkes C, Earhart K, Zhao Y, Goodier C, Chang E, Plenty NM Mize EK, Owens M, Babbar S, et. al, 2017. The Clinical Significance of an Estimated Fetal Weight Below the 10th percentile: A Comparison of outcomes Am J Obstet Gynecol, 217 2, 198

Parrish, Lindsay Kennedy; Muglia, Louis J; DeFranco, Emily A 2017. Bleeding during pregnancy is associated with familial preterm birth. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, , 1-14

Ren S, Hall E, Hossain MD, Haynes E, Chen A, Lu J, Muglia LJ, DeFranco EA 2017. Periconception Exposure to Air Pollution and Risk of Congenital Malformations J Pediatr., 193 , 76-84.e6

Roland, C; Warshak, C R; DeFranco, E A 2017. Success of labor induction for pre-eclampsia at preterm and term gestational ages. Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association, ,

VAlent AM, DeArmond C, Houston JM, Reddy S, Masters H, Gold A, Boldt M, DeFranco E, Evans AT, Warshak CR 2017. Effect of Post-Cesarean delivery oral cephalexin and metronidazole on surgical site infection among obese women. JAMA, 318 11, 1026

Valent AM, DeArmond C, Houston JM, Reddy S,Masters H, Gold A, Boldt M, DeFranco E, Evans AT, Warshak CR. 2017. Effect of Post-Cesarean delivery oral cephalexin and metronidazole on surgical site infection among obese women. JAMA, 318 11, 1026-34

Wallace, Jessica L; Aland, Kristen L; Blatt, Kaitlin; Moore, Elizabeth; DeFranco, Emily A 2017. Modifying the risk of recurrent preterm birth: influence of trimester-specific changes in smoking behaviors. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 216 3, 310.e1-310.e8

Beaudrot, M E; Elchert, J A; DeFranco, E A 2016. Influence of gestational weight gain and BMI on cesarean delivery risk in adolescent pregnancies. Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association, ,

DeFranco, Emily A; Hall, Eric S; Muglia, Louis J 2016. Racial disparity in previable birth. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 214 3, 394.e1-7

Moore, Elizabeth; Blatt, Kaitlin; Chen, Aimin; Van Hook, James; DeFranco, Emily A 2016. Relationship of trimester-specific smoking patterns and risk of preterm birth. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, ,

Valent, Amy M; Hall, Eric S; DeFranco, Emily A 2016. The influence of obesity on perinatal outcomes in pregnancies achieved with assisted reproductive technology: A population-based retrospective cohort study. Obstetric medicine, 9 1, 34-9

Blatt, Kaitlin; Moore, Elizabeth; Chen, Aimin; Van Hook, James; DeFranco, Emily A 2015. Association of reported trimester-specific smoking cessation with fetal growth restriction. Obstetrics and gynecology, 125 6, 1452-9

Chen, Aimin; Xu, Fan; Xie, Changchun; Wu, Tianying; Vuong, Ann M; Miao, Maohua; Yuan, Wei; DeFranco, Emily A 2015. Gestational Weight Gain Trend and Population Attributable Risks of Adverse Fetal Growth Outcomes in Ohio. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 29 4, 346-50

DeFranco E, Ehrlich S. Muglia L 2015. Influence of interpregnancy interval on birth timing BJOG, 121 13, 1633-40

DeFranco E, Hall E, Hossain M, Chen A,Haynes E, Jones D, Ren S, Lu L, Muglia L 2015. Air Pollution and Stillbirth Risk: Exposure to Airborne Particulate Matter during Pregnancy is Associated with Fetal Death PLoS One, 10 3, e0120594

DeFranco, Emily A; Seske, Laura M; Greenberg, James M; Muglia, Louis J 2015. Influence of interpregnancy interval on neonatal morbidity. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 212 3, 386.e1-9

Elchert J, Beaudrot M, DeFranco EA 2015. Gestational weight gain in adolescent compared with adult pregnancies: An age-specific body mass index approach. Journal of Pediatrics, 167 3, 579-585.e2.

Endres L, DeFranco E, Conyac T, et al for teh CAOG FAR Research Network 2015. Association of Fetal Abdominal-Head Circumference Size Difference with Shoulder Dystocia: A Multi-Center Study American Journal of Perinatology Reports, 2, e099-104

Hall ES, Connolly N, Jones DE, DeFranco EA 2015. Integrating public data sets for analysis of maternal airborne environmental exposures and stillbirth AMIA Annual Symposium Proc., 2014 , 599-605

Kamath-Rayne, Beena D; Du, Yina; Hughes, Maria; Wagner, Erin A; Muglia, Louis J; DeFranco, Emily A; Whitsett, Jeffrey A; Salomonis, Nathan; Xu, Yan 2015. Systems biology evaluation of cell-free amniotic fluid transcriptome of term and preterm infants to detect fetal maturity. BMC medical genomics, 8 1, 67

Kamath-Rayne, Beena D; Habli, Mounira; Rodriguez, Zahidee; Wu, Malcolm; Gresh, James; DeFranco, Emily A 2015. Antenatal exposure to sulindac and risk of necrotizing enterocolitis. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 212 1, 96.e1-7

Moore, Elizabeth; Blatt, Kaitlin; Chen, Aimin; Van Hook, James; DeFranco, Emily A 2015. Factors Associated with Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy. American journal of perinatology, ,

Nassar F, DeFranco E 2015. Turner Syndrome Presenting with Echogenic Fetal Lungs on First Trimester Ultrasound Journal of Ultrasound Medicine, 34 2, 356-7.

Regan J, Keup C, Wolfe K, Snyder C, DeFranco E 2015. Vaginal Birthy after Cesarean Success in High-Risk Women: A Population Based Study Journal of Perinatology, 35 4, 252-7

Smith, J; DeFranco, E A 2015. Tocolytics used as adjunctive therapy at the time of cerclage placement: a systematic review. Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association, 35 8, 561-5

Valent AM, Newman T, Chen A, Thompson A, DeFranco EA. 2015. Gestional age-specific neonatal morbidity among pregnancies complicated by advanced maternal age: a popultion-based retrospecive cohort study Journal of Maternal Fetal Neonatal Medicine, June 9 , 1-6

Valent, Amy M; DeFranco, Emily A; Allison, Allessa; Salem, Ahmed; Klarquist, Lori; Gonzales, Kyle; Habli, Mounira; Adair, C David; Armistead, Casey; Wang, Yuping; Lewis, David; Sibai, Baha 2015. Expectant management of mild preeclampsia versus superimposed preeclampsia up to 37 weeks. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 212 4, 515.e1-8

Valent, Amy M; DeFranco, Emily A; Sibai, Baha M 2015. Reply. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 213 5, 750-1

Warshak CR, Masters H, Regan J, DeFranco E 2015. Doppler for growth restriction: The association between the cerebroplacental ratio and a reduced interval to delivery Journal of Perinatology, 35 5, 332-7

DeFranco, Ea; Ehrlich, S; Muglia, Lj 2014. Influence of interpregnancy interval on birth timing. BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, ,

Kamath-Rayne BD, Habli M, Rodriquez Z, Wu M, Gresh J, DeFranco, E 2014. Antenatal exposure to sulindac and risk of necrotizing enterocolitis AJOG, ,

Kamath-Rayne, Beena D; DeFranco, Emily A 2014. Amniocentesis for fetal lung maturity testing. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 210 6, 588-9

Nassar R, DeFranco E 2014. Turner Syndrome Presenting with Echogenic Fetal lungs on First Trimester J Ultrasound Med, ,

Apostolakis-Kyrus K, Valentine C, DeFranco E 2013. Factors Associated with Breastfeeding Initiation in Adolescent Mothers J Pediatrics, ,

Chen, Aimin; Park, June-Soo; Linderholm, Linda; Rhee, Alexandra; Petreas, Myrto; Defranco, Emily A; Dietrich, Kim N; Ho, Shuk-Mei 2013. Hydroxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers in paired maternal and cord sera. Environmental science & technology, 47 8, 3902-8

DeFranco, Emily A; Lewis, David F; Odibo, Anthony O 2013. Improving the screening accuracy for preterm labor: is the combination of fetal fibronectin and cervical length in symptomatic patients a useful predictor of preterm birth? A systematic review. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 208 3, 233.e1-6

Defranco, Emily A; Valent, Amy Miyoshi; Newman, Tondra; Regan, Jodi; Smith, Jessica; Muglia, Louis J 2013. Adjunctive therapies to cerclage for the prevention of preterm birth: a systematic review. Obstetrics and gynecology international, 2013 , 528158

Kamath-Rayne, Beena D; Defranco, Emily A 2013. Cohort study finds newborn respiratory complications less common when mothers of babies with fetal lung immaturity at 34-37 weeks' gestation given antenatal steroids. Evidence-based nursing, ,

Regan J, Thompson A, DeFranco E 2013. The influence of mode of delivery on breastfeeding initiation in women with a prior cesarean delivery: A population based study. Breastfeeding Med, , 181-6

Warshak, Carri R; Wolfe, Katherine B; Russell, Kimberly A; Habli, Mounira; Lewis, David F; Defranco, Emily A 2013. Influence of adolescence and obesity on the rate of stillbirth. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 27 4, 346-52

Wolfe K, Tabangin M, Meinzen-Derr J. Snyder C. Lewis D, DeFranco E 2013. Neonatal morbidity by week gestational age for twin gestations compared to singletons: a population-based cohort study. Am J Perinatol, ,

Kamath-Rayne, BD, DeFranbco, EA, Chung, E, Chen, A 2012. Subtypes of Preterm Birth and the Risk of Postneonatal Death Journal of Pediatrics, ,

Kamath-Rayne, Beena D; Defranco, Emily A; Chung, Ethan; Chen, Aimin 2012. Subtypes of Preterm Birth and the Risk of Postneonatal Death. The Journal of pediatrics, ,

Kamath-Rayne, Beena D; DeFranco, Emily A; Marcotte, Michael P 2012. Antenatal steroids for treatment of fetal lung immaturity after 34 weeks of gestation: an evaluation of neonatal outcomes. Obstetrics and gynecology, 119 5, 909-16

Loftin, Ryan; Chen, Aimin; Evans, Arthur; DeFranco, Emily 2012. Racial differences in gestational age-specific neonatal morbidity: further evidence for different gestational lengths. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 206 3, 259.e1-6

Pakrashi, Tarita; Defranco, Emily A 2012. The Relative Proportion of Preterm Births Complicated by Premature Rupture of Membranes in Multifetal Gestations: A Population-Based Study. American journal of perinatology, ,

Chen, Aimin; Chung, Ethan; Defranco, Emily A; Pinney, Susan M; Dietrich, Kim N 2011. Serum PBDEs and age at menarche in adolescent girls: Analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2004. Environmental research, ,

Defranco, E A; Jacobs, T S; Plunkett, J; Chaudhari, B P; Huettner, P C; Muglia, L J 2011. Placental pathologic aberrations in cases of familial idiopathic spontaneous preterm birth. Placenta, 32 5, 386-90

Kamath, Beena D; Marcotte, Michael P; Defranco, Emily A 2011. Neonatal morbidity after documented fetal lung maturity in late preterm and early term infants American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 204 6, 518.e1-518.e8

Plunkett, Jevon; Doniger, Scott; Orabona, Guilherme; Morgan, Thomas; Haataja, Ritva; Hallman, Mikko; Puttonen, Hilkka; Menon, Ramkumar; Kuczynski, Edward; Norwitz, Errol; Snegovskikh, Victoria; Palotie, Aarno; Peltonen, Leena; Fellman, Vineta; DeFranco, Emily A; Chaudhari, Bimal P; McGregor, Tracy L; McElroy, Jude J; Oetjens, Matthew T; Teramo, Kari; Borecki, Ingrid; Fay, Justin; Muglia, Louis 2011. An evolutionary genomic approach to identify genes involved in human birth timing. PLoS genetics, 7 4, e1001365

Snyder, Candice C; Wolfe, Katherine B; Loftin, Ryan W; Tabbah, Sammy; Lewis, David F; Defranco, Emily A 2011. The influence of hospital type on induction of labor and mode of delivery. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 205 4, 346.e1-346.e4

Loftin, Ryan W; Habli, Mounira; Snyder, Candice C; Cormier, Clint M; Lewis, David F; Defranco, Emily A 2010. Late preterm birth. Reviews in obstetrics and gynecology, 3 1, 10-9

Plunkett, Jevon; Doniger, Scott; Morgan, Thomas; Haataja, Ritva; Hallman, Mikko; Puttonen, Hilkka; Menon, Ramkumar; Kuczynski, Edward; Norwitz, Errol; Snegovskikh, Victoria; Palotie, Aarno; Peltonen, Leena; Fellman, Vineta; DeFranco, Emily A; Chaudhari, Bimal P; Oates, John; Boutaud, Olivier; McGregor, Tracy L; McElroy, Jude J; Teramo, Kari; Borecki, Ingrid; Fay, Justin C; Muglia, Louis J 2010. Primate-specific evolution of noncoding element insertion into PLA2G4C and human preterm birth. BMC medical genomics, 3 , 62

Defranco, Emily A; Chang, Jen Jen; Macones, George A; Muglia, Louis J 2009. The correlation in birth timing between singleton and twin gestations in the same mother. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 22 2, 106-10

O'Brien, J M; Defranco, E A; Adair, C D; Lewis, D F; Hall, D R; How, H; Bsharat, M; Creasy, G W 2009. Effect of progesterone on cervical shortening in women at risk for preterm birth: secondary analysis from a multinational, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 34 6, 653-9

Plunkett, Jevon; Feitosa, Mary F; Trusgnich, Michelle; Wangler, Michael F; Palomar, Lisanne; Kistka, Zachary A-F; DeFranco, Emily A; Shen, Tammy T; Stormo, Adrienne E D; Puttonen, Hilkka; Hallman, Mikko; Haataja, Ritva; Luukkonen, Aino; Fellman, Vineta; Peltonen, Leena; Palotie, Aarno; Daw, E Warwick; An, Ping; Teramo, Kari; Borecki, Ingrid; Muglia, Louis J 2009. Mother's genome or maternally-inherited genes acting in the fetus influence gestational age in familial preterm birth. Human heredity, 68 3, 209-19

Chaudhari, B P; Plunkett, J; Ratajczak, C K; Shen, T T; DeFranco, E A; Muglia, L J 2008. The genetics of birth timing: insights into a fundamental component of human development. Clinical genetics, 74 6, 493-501

DeFranco, Emily A; Lian, Min; Muglia, Louis A; Schootman, Mario 2008. Area-level poverty and preterm birth risk: a population-based multilevel analysis. BMC public health, 8 , 316

DeFranco, Emily; Gross, Gilad; Shanks, Anthony; Johnson, Traci; Shen, Tammy 2008. Prenatal exposure to anti-D immune globulin and autism risk: Croen et al. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 199 3, 322-3

DeFranco, Emily; Gross, Gilad; Shanks, Anthony; Johnson, Traci; Shen, Tammy 2008. Discussion: Prenatal exposure to anti-D immune globulin and autism risk by Croen et al. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 199 3, e1-4

Kistka, Zachary A-F; DeFranco, Emily A; Ligthart, Lannie; Willemsen, Gonneke; Plunkett, Jevon; Muglia, Louis J; Boomsma, Dorret I 2008. Heritability of parturition timing: an extended twin design analysis. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 199 1, 43.e1-5

Odibo, Anthony; DeFranco, Emily; Krings, Katherine; Hoff, John; Stout, Molly 2008. Predicting congenital cytomegalovirus infection: Guerra et al. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 198 4, 480-1; discussion e1

Purisch, Stephanie E; DeFranco, Emily A; Muglia, Louis J; Odibo, Anthony O; Stamilio, David M 2008. Preterm birth in pregnancies complicated by major congenital malformations: a population-based study. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 199 3, 287.e1-8

Shen, Tammy T; DeFranco, Emily A; Stamilio, David M; Chang, Jen Jen; Muglia, Louis J 2008. A population-based study of race-specific risk for preterm premature rupture of membranes. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 199 4, 373.e1-7

Shen, Tammy T; DeFranco, Emily A; Stamilio, David M; Chang, Jen Jen; Muglia, Louis J 2008. A population-based study of race-specific risk for placental abruption. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 8 , 43

DeFranco, E A; O'Brien, J M; Adair, C D; Lewis, D F; Hall, D R; Fusey, S; Soma-Pillay, P; Porter, K; How, H; Schakis, R; Eller, D; Trivedi, Y; Vanburen, G; Khandelwal, M; Trofatter, K; Vidyadhari, D; Vijayaraghavan, J; Weeks, J; Dattel, B; Newton, E; Chazotte, C; Valenzuela, G; Calda, P; Bsharat, M; Creasy, G W 2007. Vaginal progesterone is associated with a decrease in risk for early preterm birth and improved neonatal outcome in women with a short cervix: a secondary analysis from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 30 5, 697-705

DeFranco, Emily A; Rampersad, Roxane; Atkins, Kristin L; Odibo, Anthony O; Stevens, Erika J; Peipert, Jeffrey F; Stamilio, David M; Macones, George A 2007. Do vaginal birth after cesarean outcomes differ based on hospital setting? American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 197 4, 400.e1-6

DeFranco, Emily A; Stamilio, David M; Boslaugh, Sarah E; Gross, Gilad A; Muglia, Louis J 2007. A short interpregnancy interval is a risk factor for preterm birth and its recurrence. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 197 3, 264.e1-6

DeFranco, Emily; Teramo, Kari; Muglia, Louis 2007. Genetic influences on preterm birth. Seminars in reproductive medicine, 25 1, 40-51

Kistka, Zachary A-F; Palomar, Lisanne; Boslaugh, Sarah E; DeBaun, Michael R; DeFranco, Emily A; Muglia, Louis J 2007. Risk for postterm delivery after previous postterm delivery. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 196 3, 241.e1-6

O'Brien, J M; Adair, C D; Lewis, D F; Hall, D R; Defranco, E A; Fusey, S; Soma-Pillay, P; Porter, K; How, H; Schackis, R; Eller, D; Trivedi, Y; Vanburen, G; Khandelwal, M; Trofatter, K; Vidyadhari, D; Vijayaraghavan, J; Weeks, J; Dattel, B; Newton, E; Chazotte, C; Valenzuela, G; Calda, P; Bsharat, M; Creasy, G W 2007. Progesterone vaginal gel for the reduction of recurrent preterm birth: primary results from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 30 5, 687-96

Palomar, Lisanne; DeFranco, Emily A; Lee, Kirstin A; Allsworth, Jenifer E; Muglia, Louis J 2007. Paternal race is a risk factor for preterm birth. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 197 2, 152.e1-7

Stamilio, David M; DeFranco, Emily; Paré, Emmanuelle; Odibo, Anthony O; Peipert, Jeffrey F; Allsworth, Jenifer E; Stevens, Erika; Macones, George A 2007. Short interpregnancy interval: risk of uterine rupture and complications of vaginal birth after cesarean delivery. Obstetrics and gynecology, 110 5, 1075-82

Stamilio, David M; Gross, Gilad A; Shanks, Anthony; DeFranco, Emily; Chang, Jen Jen 2007. Discussion: 'racial disparity in preterm birth' by Kistka et Al. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 196 2, e1-5; discussion 189

Fontenot, M Todd; Lewis, David F; Frederick, J Brian; Wang, Yuping; DeFranco, Emily A; Groome, Lynn J; Evans, Arthur T 2005. A prospective randomized trial of magnesium sulfate in severe preeclampsia: use of diuresis as a clinical parameter to determine the duration of postpartum therapy. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 192 6, 1788-93; discussion

Regan J, Thompson A, DeFranco E 11-27-2012. The Influence of Mode of Delivery on Breastfeeding Initiation in Women with a Prior Cesarean Delivery: A Population-Based Study. Breastfeed Med, [Epub ahead of print] ,

Mlynarczyk M, Chauhan S, Baydoun H, Wilkes C, Earhart K, Zhao Y, Goodier C, Chang E, Plenty NM Mize EK, Owens M, Babbar S, Maulik . , ,