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Maureen Phipps Chace-Joukowsky Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor of Epidemiology, Assistant Dean for Teaching and Research on Women's Health, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Maureen Phipps, MD, MPH holds the Chace-Joukowsky professorship and is chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Phipps is the PI on an NIH grant to study an intervention to prevent postpartum depression in adolescent mothers and was the Co-PI for the Brown University National Children's Study Center. She has directed the Brown University / Women & Infants Hospital National Center of Excellence in Women's Health (CoE) since 2003 and was awarded the Alpert Medical School "Dean's Award for the Advancement of Women Faculty" in April 2008 for her work leading the CoE effort.
Nationally, Dr. Phipps has served as Associate Editor for the American Journal of Obstetrics and as chair of the ACOG Committee on Healthcare for Underserved Women. Dr. Phipps' broad interest in women's health has been geared toward improving the health of underserved women. Her research and academic activities involve collaborations across departments, hospitals and state agencies.

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Dr. Phipps' interest in women's health is focused on improving health for vulnerable populations. Her research includes adolescent pregnancy, pregnancy outcomes, postpartum depression, prenatal care, contraception, and reducing disparities. Dr. Phipps is committed to mentoring. As a research mentor, journal club advisor and lecturer, she works with trainees to foster skills in understanding clinical research, interpreting medical literature and practicing responsible evidence-based medicine.