Portrait of Jacquelyn Adams
Jacquelyn Adams, MD
Perinatologist, Assistant Professor (CHS)
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Office Address

McConnell Hall, 4th Floor
1010 Mound St.
Madison, WI, 53715

Clinic Address

Center for Perinatal Care"
202 S Park St
Madison, WI, 53715
Phone: 608-417-6667

Administrative Assistant

B.S. Marshall University, Huntington, WV
M.D. Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV
Residency Summa Health System/Northeast Ohio Medical University, Akron, OH
Fellowship University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Louis M. Walker Award,
For resident achievement in both obstetrics and gynecology at Summa Health System.Academic Achievement Award,
Given to the resident with highest CREOG exam scores for four years

Women’s Health Service And Leadership Award,
Cleveland Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Maternal Fetal Medicine 2nd Place Award,
Cleveland Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology

First place in original research across Northeast Ohio Medical University teaching sites in
obstetrics and gynecology, Northeast Ohio Medical University Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Day

The Robert Flora and Linda Upp Award,
Given for outstanding research in women’s health at Summa Health System Post Graduate
Research Day

Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Blue carbon sinks in South Africa and the need for restoration to enhance carbon sequestration

J L Raw, L Van Niekerk, O Chauke, H Mbatha, T Riddin, J B Adams

Blue carbon ecosystems (mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrasses) contribute towards climate change mitigation because they are efficient at sequestering atmospheric CO(2) into long-term total ecosystem carbon stocks. Destruction or disturbance therefore reduces sink capacity and leads to significant CO(2) emissions. This study reports the first national estimates of: 1) total carbon storage, 2) CO(2) emissions from anthropogenic activities, 3) the potential for restoration to enhance carbon...

Published: 11/14/2022

The Science of the total environment pmid:36375557

Enhancing Care for Older Adults Living in Rural Areas Using an Evidence-Based Screening Tool to Recognize Geriatric Syndromes

Jacquelyn D Adams, Sue Anderson, K LuAnn Cook, Laura J Tivis

The objectives of the current process improvement project were to improve access to health care and enhance care for older adults living in rural areas and to decrease morbidity and mortality. This project implemented an evidence-based screening tool, the Rapid Geriatric Assessment (RGA), as a routine screening in a patient-centered medical home for older adults in rural areas. Z-testing was used to measure the change, defined as scoring positive for at least one of four geriatric syndromes, as...

Published: 08/25/2022

Journal of gerontological nursing pmid:36007211

Weight gain in pregnancy: can metformin steady the scales?

Jacquelyn H Adams, John Poehlmann, Jenna L Racine, J Igor Iruretagoyena, April Eddy, Kara K Hoppe, Katharina Stewart, Janine Rhoades, Kathleen M Antony

CONCLUSIONS: Metformin exposure in pregnancy was associated with less excess weight gain and a higher rate of weight loss. There was no difference in FGR or mean birth weight in metformin exposed neonates. This suggests that metformin may help avoid excess weight gain and its associated comorbidities.

Published: 03/11/2022

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 pmid:35272547

Terbutaline-triggered fetal arrhythmia prior to neonatal diagnosis of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: A case report

Maya Gross, J Igor Iruretagoyena, Shardha Srinivasan, Jennifer Karnowski, Jacquelyn Adams

CONCLUSION: Maternal administration of terbutaline may be associated with transient fetal tachyarrhythmia. In some fetuses, this cardiac arrhythmia may predate diagnosis of an underlying cardiac disorder, warranting close follow-up after delivery.

Published: 01/24/2022

Case reports in women's health pmid:35070730

Postoperative Respiratory Compromise following Cesarean Birth: The Impact of Obesity and Systemic Opioids

Jessica L Walker, Jacquelyn H Adams, Aimee T Broman, Peter G Pryde, Kathleen M Antony

Objective The aim of this study was to measure the effect of obesity and systemic opioids on respiratory events within the first 24 hours following cesarean. Methods Opioid-naive women undergoing cesarean between January 2016 and December 2017 were included in this retrospective cohort study. The primary outcome was the proportion of women experiencing at least one composite respiratory outcome (oxygen saturation less than 95% lasting 30+ seconds or need for respiratory support) within 24 hours...

Published: 01/17/2022

AJP reports pmid:35036046

Implementation and evaluation of a virtual learning advanced pharmacy practice experience

Jackie P Johnston, Liza Barbarello Andrews, Christopher D Adams, Maria Cardinale, Deepali Dixit, Muhammad K Effendi, Danielle M Tompkins, Jessica A Wilczynski, Yekaterina Opsha

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 restricted student involvement in direct patient care. Virtual learning is an effective education strategy in pharmacy curriculums. This study aimed to evaluate student perceptions of virtual learning advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE) utilizing an electronic 12-question survey.

Published: 06/02/2021

Currents in pharmacy teaching & learning pmid:34074519

Metformin Exposure and Risk of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Jenna L Racine, Jacquelyn H Adams, Kathleen M Antony, Kara K Hoppe, Jesus I Iruretagoyena, Katharina S Stewart, April Eddy, Janine S Rhoades

CONCLUSION: Metformin exposure was associated with a decreased risk of composite hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in patients with pregestational type 2 diabetes. These data suggest that there may be benefit to metformin administration beyond glycemic control in this patient population.

Published: 05/03/2021

American journal of perinatology pmid:33940652

Lidocaine patches for postcesarean pain control in obese women: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Kathleen M Antony, Jacquelyn H Adams, Laura Jacques, Scott Hetzel, Richard J Chappell, Sarah E Gnadt, Amye J Tevaarwerk

CONCLUSION: This pilot suggests that 5% lidocaine patches applied superior and lateral to the cesarean incision are not effective at reducing the average total dose of morphine milligram equivalents administered in the first 24 hours after cesarean delivery among women with obesity, and they did not seem to improve median pain scores. An appropriately powered randomized trial would not be expected to demonstrate reduction in opioid use or pain.

Published: 01/16/2021

American journal of obstetrics & gynecology MFM pmid:33451596

A Matter of Time: Does Gestational Age Affect the Duration of the Fetal Anatomic Survey?

John R Poehlmann, Ainsley Timmel, Jacquelyn H Adams, Vivek K Gupta, Janine S Rhoades, J Igor Iruretagoyena, Kara K Hoppe, Kathleen M Antony

CONCLUSIONS: The duration of detailed fetal anatomic examinations decreased with increasing GA in normal-weight and overweight gravidae but not in obese gravidae. Performing the anatomy scan earlier in class I and II obese gravidae (BMI, 30-40 kg/m² ) may enable improved pregnancy management options without increasing the examination duration or likelihood of a suboptimal evaluation.

Published: 11/06/2020

Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine pmid:33155692

Detailed Fetal Anatomic Ultrasound Examination Duration and Association With Body Mass Index

Vivek K Gupta, Jacquelyn H Adams, Timothy Heiser, J Igor Iruretagoyena, Kara K Hoppe, Kathleen M Antony

CONCLUSION: We found that the duration of detailed fetal anatomic examinations increased with BMI. Examinations for gravid patients with class III obesity lasted 8.9 minutes longer than those for gravid patients with normal BMIs; examinations for gravid patients with BMIs of 50 or higher lasted 13.5 minutes longer. This information may be useful for fetal ultrasound examination scheduling.

Published: 09/11/2019

Obstetrics and gynecology pmid:31503163

Management of Maternal Cardiac Arrest in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy: A Simulation-Based Pilot Study

Jacquelyn Adams, Jose R Cepeda Brito, Lauren Baker, Patrick G Hughes, M David Gothard, Michele L McCarroll, Jocelyn Davis, Angela Silber, Rami A Ahmed

Objective. To evaluate confidence, knowledge, and competence after a simulation-based curriculum on maternal cardiac arrest in an Obstetrics & Gynecologic (OBGYN) residency program. Methods. Four simulations with structured debriefing focusing on high yield causes and management of maternal cardiac arrest were executed. Pre- and post-individual knowledge tests (KT) and confidence surveys (CS) were collected along with group scores of critical performance steps evaluated by content experts for...

Published: 08/25/2016

Critical care research and practice pmid:27555967

Use of nonpathogenic, green fluorescent protein-marked Escherichia coli Biotype I cultures to evaluate the self-cleansing capabilities of a commercial beef grinding system after a contamination event

Jennifer A Wages, Jennifer Williams, Jacquelyn Adams, Bruce George, Eric Oxford, Dan Zelenka

Inoculated beef trim containing a cocktail of green fluorescent protein-marked Escherichia coli biotype I cultures as surrogates for E. coli O157:H7 was introduced into two large, commercial grinding facilities capable of producing 180,000 kg of ground product in 1 day. Three repetitions were performed over 3 days. Sampling occurred at three different points within the process: postprimary grind, postsecondary grind-blender, and postpackaging. Resulting data show that, as the inoculated meat...

Published: 11/04/2014

Journal of food protection pmid:25364922

Beliefs about preventive care, individual health, and lifestyle change among low-income African American women at risk for diabetes

Adam M Bernstein, Natalie Rudd, Gina Gendy, Kristie Moffett, Jacquelyn Adams, Scott Steele, Michelle Frietchen

Focus groups were held to better understand conceptions of disease prevention among low-income African American women at risk for diabetes. Mental calm was associated with health more than nutrition, exercise, or social connection. This finding suggests that prioritizing stress reduction will help with successful implementation of community holistic diabetes prevention programs.

Published: 12/06/2013

Holistic nursing practice pmid:24304627

Using autoethnography to reclaim the 'place of healing' in mental health care

J Liggins, R A Kearns, P J Adams

Geographies of mental health in the era of deinstitutionalisation have examined a range of places, policy processes and people's experiences associated with community care. However, such assessments have tended, given their community focus, to necessarily be silent on the character of inpatient spaces of care. There is silence too on the potential of such spaces to assist in the healing journey. While there have been a few investigations of hospital design, there has been little consideration of...

Published: 07/17/2012

Social science & medicine (1982) pmid:22795913

Analysis of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of toxicity: potential roles of toxicogenomics and proteomics in toxicology

S W Burchiel, C M Knall, J W Davis, R S Paules, S E Boggs, C A Afshari

The article highlighted in this issue is "An Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Independent Mechanism of JP-8 Jet Fuel Immunotoxicity in Ah-Responsive and Ah-Nonresponsive Mice" by Andrew C. Dudley, Margie M. Peden-Adams, Jackie EuDaly, Richard S. Pollenz, and Deborah E. Keil (pp. 251-259).

Published: 02/07/2001

Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology pmid:11158710

Operation, formulary decision-making activities of a P & T Committee in a managed care setting

J Adams, J Richardson

Managing drug benefits in a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) is perhaps best accomplished through a formulary, as demonstrated by Kaiser Permanente of Colorado. According to Dr. Jim Adams and Ms. Jackie Richardson, the Chairman and Secretary, respectively, of Kaiser Permanente's P & T Committee, since the advent of their formulary only a few years ago, the cost of drugs has been kept well under control, without jeopardizing the quality of care. Both physician and patient education are...

Published: 04/01/1991

Hospital formulary pmid:10109798

Grand Rounds: Sampene, Adams present “Optimizing Contraceptive Counseling”

On August 10, 2023, UW Ob-Gyn Associate Professor and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair Katherine Sampene, MD, presented the Grand Rounds lecture “Optimizing Contraceptive Counseling”. Jackie Adams, MD, MS, assistant professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Laura Berghahn, MD, private practice ob-gyn at Associated Physicians of Madison, co-presented the lecture.

During the presentation, Sampene and co-presenters explained the basic frameworks of person-centered care, cultural humility, and reproductive justice; outlined areas of identified need for improvement in contraceptive counseling; and shared department-developed resources for use in daily provision of contraceptive counseling.

Watch the whole presentation here!

Register now for UW Prevention Research Center Annual Meeting – October 24, 2023

Registration for the UW Prevention Research Center 2023 Annual Meeting is now open! The UWPRC 2023 Annual Meeting will be held October 24, 2023 from 8:30AM-4:30PM at the Goodman Community Center in Madison, WI. 

Jackie Adams, MD, MS, assistant professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, will give a keynote address during the PRC Annual meeting! The purpose of the UWPRC Annual Meeting is to bring together community partners, researchers, practitioners, and students to facilitate growth and collaboration in the areas of health promotion, prevention research, community engagement, and maternal and child health. 

RSVP today to hold your spot. 

Adams passes Maternal-Fetal Medicine board exam

Huge congratulations to Jacquelyn Adams, MD, MS, assistant professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine! Adams passed the ABOG subspecialty boards in maternal-fetal medicine in April 2023.

Adams joined the UW Department of Ob-Gyn faculty in 2020 after completing her maternal-fetal medicine fellowship here. Incredible work, Dr. Adams! 

UW Ob-Gyn brings research, developments to 2021 SMFM Conference

Faculty, residents, fellows, researchers and more brought numerous posters and presentations to the virtual 2021 Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting at the end of January! Learn more about the wealth of research shared by our colleagues at the conference:


Racial disparities in post-operative pain experience and treatment following cesarean birth

John Poehlmann; Tiffany Green, Katie Antony, Amy Godecker


Trouble with the curve: Is an ultrasound growth curve needed to predict SGA infants?

Bradley Bosse; Jacquelyn Adams, Melissa Meyer, John Poehlmann, Janine Rhoades, Igor Iruretagoyena

Obtaining accurate blood pressures: A quality improvement initiative to increase obstetric nursing knowledge and confidence

Matt Wagar; Jacquelyn Adams, Amy Godecker, Katie Antony

Prediction of vaginal delivery utilizing intrapartum transperineal ultrasound

Stephanie Peace; Melissa Meyer, Jacquelyn Adams, Katie Antony; Luther Gaston

Comparing 32-week vs 36-week growth ultrasound for prediction of LGA infants in obese gravidae

John Poehlmann; Jacquelyn Adams, Melissa Meyer, Jenna Racine, Janine Rhoades, Igor Iruretagoyena

Impact of a Standardized Post-Cesarean Analgesia Regimen on Postpartum Opioid Use

Melissa Meyer; Katie Antony

The impact of pre-existing maternal anxiety on pain and opioid use following cesarean birth

John Poehlmann; Amy Godecker, Katie Antony

Blood pressure pattern of women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy is highly affected by obesity

Narmin Mukhtarova (MFM research intern); Kara Hoppe co-authored

Postpartum blood pressure of Black women is significantly higher compared to non-Black women

Narmin Mukhtarova (MFM research intern); Kara Hoppe co-authored

Did institutional changes and patient behaviors surrounding COVID-19 affect perinatal outcomes?

Jenna Racine; Igor Iruretagoyena, Kara Hoppe

Distance matters. The effect of distance to the hospital on estimated blood loss.

Kara Hoppe; Alexa Lowry

Blood pressure pattern pre-pregnancy through 42-day postpartum of women with preeclampsia, gestational, and chronic hypertension

Narmin Mukhtarova (MFM research intern); Kara Hoppe

UW Ob-Gyn brings posters, presentations to 2022 SMFM Annual Pregnancy Meeting

Though the meeting was virtual this year, the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine brought an impressive raft of research to the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s 42nd Annual Pregnancy Meeting! Read about some of the incredible posters and presentations they shared at the conference:

Risk calculator for hypertension related postpartum readmission - Jinxin Tao, Yonatan Mintz, Ramsey Larson, Dakota Dalton, Kara Hoppe

(check out the risk calculator, recently published on Dr. Hoppe’s Staying Healthy After Childbirth site!)

A Spatial Approach to Examining Individual and Disparity-Level Factors and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy - Erin Bailey, Maria Kamenestky, Alexa Lowry, Ronald Gangnon, Kara Hoppe

Is isolated small head circumference at 20 weeks predictive of FGR or SGA at delivery? - Brad Bosse, Madeline Wetterhahn, Erin Bailey, Janine Rhoades, J. Igor Iruretagoyena, Jacquelyn Adams 

A Spatial Approach to Examining Individual and Disparity-Level Factors and Birth Outcomes - Alexa Lowry, Maria Kamenetsky, Erin Bailey, Ronald Gangnon, Kara Hoppe

Understanding endothelial dysfunction in preterm preeclampsia with severe features: utility of bedside brachial artery Doppler - Jenna Racine, Ryan Pewowaruk, Alejandro Roldan-Alzate, Ian Bird, Jason Austin, Dinesh Shah, J. Igor Iruretagoyena

Diabetes Distress Scores and Black race predicts poorer diabetes control in third trimester Jennifer Jacobson, Amy Godecker, Jennifer Janik, April Eddy, Jacquelyn Adams

Is an isolated short femur an indication for growth ultrasounds? - Erin Bailey, Brad Bosse, Madeline Wetterhahn, J. Igor Iruretagoyena, Janine Rhoades, Jacquelyn Adams

Predicting small for gestational age infants: is it time to update the Hadlock model? Joseph Chou, Brad Bosse, Madeline Wetterhahn, Jacquelyn Adams

Do obese women without comorbid conditions need a growth ultrasound during pregnancy? - Madeline Wetterhahn, Kathleen Antony, Brad Bosse, Jacquelyn Adams

Congratulations to all!

UW Ob-Gyn research and presentations at 2022 ACOG Annual Meeting

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists held the Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting in San Diego May 6-8, 2022. Faculty, fellows and residents in the UW Department of Ob-Gyn brought many exciting presentations and projects to the conference. Read more about some of their awesome accomplishments:

Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn Director Makeba Williams, MD gave the Morton and Diane Stenchever Lecture “The Women’s Health Initiative: Controversy, Confusion, Consensus” at the opening of the day on May 8: 

“In 2022, is hormone therapy safe? Have we reached a point of consensus? The Women’s Health Initiative hormone therapy trial preliminary results were released summer 2002, completely altering the practice of prescribing hormone therapy to midlife and menopausal women. Controversy and confusion immediately ensued. Attend this thought-provoking session to better understand current recommendations, management strategies and treatment options for menopausal patients.”

Division of Gynecologic Oncology Director Stephen Rose, MD, presented “A Revised Markov Model Evaluating Oophorectomy at the Time of Hysterectomy for Benign Indication”, co-authored by Gynecologic Oncology Fellow Shannon Rush, MD, during a late-breaking abstracts session on May 8.

More posters and presentations:

Black Women With Low Numeracy Fare Worse in Diabetic Pregnancies - Jennifer Jacobson, MD; Amy Godecker, PhD; Jennifer Janik, MD; April Eddy, MS; Jacquelyn Adams, MD

Assessment of In-Hospital Pain Control After Childbirth and Its Correlation With Anxiety in the Postpartum Period – Clara Olson, BS; John Poehlmann, MD; Zachary Stowe, MD; Kathleen Antony, MD

Clinical Application of a Previously Validated Pregnancy-Specific Screening Tool for Sleep Apnea – Kathleen Antony, MD

Operationalizing Aspirin to Reduce Preeclampsia Risk and Related Morbidity and Mortality – Maya Gross, MD; Katherine Sampene, MD

Leveraging Quality Improvement to Promote Health Equity: Prenatal Aspirin Recommendations by Race - Maya Gross, MD; Katherine Sampene, MD

In the Eye of the Beholder: Perspectives of Fellowship Applicants on Virtual Interviews - Christine Heisler, MD

Cost-Effectiveness of Opportunistic Salpingectomy Following Vaginal Delivery for Ovarian Cancer Prevention – Matthew Wagar, MD; Makeba Williams, MD

Incredible work, all!

Adams to co-chair Wisconsin Maternal Mortality Review Team

We are pleased to share that Jackie Adams, MD, MS, assistant professor in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, was recently named co-chair of the Wisconsin Maternal Mortality Review Team! Adams will co-chair alongside Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the UW SMPH Department of Pediatrics and Chief Medical Officer for Community Health in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The Wisconsin MMRT mission is to increase awareness of the issues surrounding pregnancy-associated deaths and make recommendations to promote change among individuals, communities, and health care systems in order to eliminate preventable maternal deaths among Wisconsin residents.

Congratulations, Dr. Adams!

UW Ob-Gyn brings impressive slate of research to 2023 SMFM meeting

​Faculty, residents, and fellows brought an exciting variety of posters and presentations to the 2023 Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Pregnancy Meeting February 6-11 in San Francisco! Just some of their incredible accomplishments:

Erin Bailey, MD, MS (MFM fellow) presented “Treatment for mild chronic hypertension during pregnancy: is tighter better?” during an oral plenary session to an audience of more than 3,000 people! The abstract won the Norman F. Gant Award for Best Research in Maternal Medicine.

Scott Infusino, MD (MFM fellow) gave an oral presentation during a Fellow Case session: “Mo' Baby, Mo' Problems” 

Kara Hoppe, DO, MS, presented during a Scientific Forum: “The CHAP trial: clinical implications and recommended practice changes”

The department and the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine were also well-represented during poster sessions throughout the conference: 

Poster: Does excess gestational weight gain increase the risk for neonatal hypoglycemia? (Erin Bailey, Carrie Sibbald, Janine Rhoades, Jacquelyn Adams)

Poster: Evaluation of a cesarean surgical site infection (SSI) prevention protocol on SSI and neonatal hypoglycemia (Gabrielle Avery, Daniel Shirley, Sarah Gnadt, Dolores Krickl, Kelly Parrette, Kathleen Antony)

Poster: Body mass index and persistent hypertension in patients with hypertension disorders of pregnancy one-year postpartum (Kara Hoppe and MCW co-authors)

Poster: Prediction modeling of postpartum blood pressure spikes and investigation of preventive management strategies (Jinxin Tao, Scott Infusino, Yonatan Mintz, Kara Hoppe)

Poster: Is interpreter use an independent risk factor for small for gestational age infants? (Carrie Sibbald, Amy Godecker, Erin Bailey, Janine Rhoades, Jacquelyn Adams)

Huge congratulations to all involved!

Adams accepted into Johns Hopkins Mixed Methods Research Training Program

Congratulations to Jackie Adams, MD, MS, assistant professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, who was recently accepted into the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences!

The Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences is funded by the National Institutes of Health through the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR), and is the only program of its kind in the United States. Only 14 scholars are selected to join each year. 

During the program, scholars participate in an interactive three-day summer course and online learning communities, connect with mentors who can support their research interests, and more.

Adams is the first ob-gyn selected to participate in this highly competitive program. Incredible work, Dr. Adams! 

Adams named Co-chair of UW Health/Meriter Maternal Child Health Steering Group

Jackie Adams, MD, MS, assistant professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, was recently named co-chair of the UW Health/UnityPoint Health-Meriter Maternal and Child Health Steering Group!

The Maternal and Child Health Steering Group is comprised of stakeholders from UW Health and UPH- Meriter in clinical/non-clinical areas such as OB, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Social Work, Population Health, Healthy Kids Collaborative (School-based initiatives), and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. The group was formed as a strategic initiative in response to the racial inequities in maternal and child health in Dane County identified in the 2019-2021 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The group’s primary objective is to improve health outcomes for babies born to African American birthing persons using a reproductive justice framework. 

Congratulations, Dr. Adams!

Adams earns Masters in Clinical Investigation from UW ICTR

Congratulations to Jackie Adams, MD, MS, assistant professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, who recently completed a master’s in clinical investigation through the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research!

Adams started the master’s program during her time as MFM fellow in our department and continued to work on it when she joined the MFM division faculty. Graduates of the program develop skills in conceptualizing and designing multidisciplinary patient-oriented research protocols, executing multidisciplinary therapeutic intervention studies, interpreting and reporting research findings, and more.

Incredible work, Dr. Adams!

Grand Rounds: Adams and Bhatanagar present “Pregnancy and Drug Use: Dispelling the Myths and Understanding Legal Implications”

Jacquelyn Adams, MD, assistant professor in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Ritu Bhatnagar, MD, MPH, of the UW SMPH Department of Psychiatry, presented the Ob-Gyn Grand Rounds lecture “Pregnancy and Drug Use: Dispelling the Myths and Understanding Legal Implications” on August 4, 2022.

In the lecture, they explained the benefits of medications for addiction treatment during pregnancy, outlined the importance of sensitive language when working with patients with substance use disorders, and examined the legal ramifications of substance use disorders in pregnancy and what that can mean for care. 

Watch the whole presentation here!

Antony’s OBLido study published in AJOG MFM

A study by Katie Antony, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Maternal-Fetal Medicine! Jackie Adams, MD, of the MFM Division, and Laura Jacques, MD, of the Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, co-authored the study.

Lidocaine patches for postcesarean pain control in obese women: a pilot randomized controlled trial” assessed the impact of using lidocaine patches around cesarean incisions in patients with obesity in their overall opioid use.

The pilot study included 61 participants, who were randomized into trial or placebo group. The study assessed cumulative opioid dose within 24 hours after cesarean delivery, as well as pain and patent satisfaction:

“This pilot suggests that 5% lidocaine patches applied superior and lateral to the cesarean incision are not effective at reducing the average total dose of morphine milligram equivalents administered in the first 24 hours after cesarean delivery among women with obesity, and they did not seem to improve median pain scores. An appropriately powered randomized trial would not be expected to demonstrate reduction in opioid use or pain." 

Read the whole study here!

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