Professor Emerita of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Maureen Phipps, MD, MPH holds the Chace-Joukowsky professorship and is chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has led numerous initiatives at Brown, Women & Infants Hospital, and in Rhode Island including leading the effort for the Brown/Women & Infants Hospital National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health and the Rhode Island Task Force on Preterm Birth.  Her research and academic activities involve collaborations across departments, hospitals, and state agencies.  Phipps has been the principal investigator or co-investigator in numerous projects and programs funded through the National Institutes of Health and other agencies, including the Brown University National Children’s Study; Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholars Program; the Children’s Environmental Health Formative Center; ESCUCHE-a program to improve health and science literacy; FIT for Delivery; Project REACH, a study to prevent postpartum depression in adolescent mothers; and, several other projects related to women’s health in vulnerable population.  Nationally, Dr. Phipps has been chair of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women, associate editor for the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, a member of the US Preventive Services Task Force, and a member of the advisory panel for ACOG’s Women’s Preventive Service Initiative.  Dr. Phipps is president-elect for the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society (AGOS). 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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