MIRI is pleased to welcome and introduce our newest Associate MIRI Investigator, Erika Werner, MD, MS , who joined Tufts Medical Center this September as Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts Medical Center and the Louis E. Phaneuf Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine with a joint appointment in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Epidemiology at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Brown School of Public Health.
Dr. Werner’s research expertise in obesity and diabetes in pregnancy and health disparities is a wonderful complement to ongoing research in the MIRI, and we look forward to working with her!
Dr. Werner received her undergraduate degree in biology and a graduate degree in environmental engineering at the University of Virginia, where she also completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed her fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Yale University. She continued her academic career as an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine prior to transitioning to Brown University almost a decade ago where she most recently was Division Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
Dr. Werner is a national expert on diabetes in pregnancy, preeclampsia and cost-effective practices in obstetrics. She has received funding from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD,) the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK,) and the American Diabetes Association. She has nearly 100 peer reviewed publications, is the associate editor of several obstetric journals, and the Diabetes section editor for UpToDate.
Dr. Werner has won numerous teaching awards, been recognized by the March of Dimes for her research in prematurity and was voted Distinguished Physician of Year by the Care New England Medical Staff for her service to the Rhode Island community. She is also on the board of the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and is national advocate for improvements in health care to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality.