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Andrea G. Edlow, MD, MSc


Programs + Specialties
Training + Education University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Board Certifications Obstetrics and Gynecology
NPI # 1679764799
Gender Female

Locations + Directions

Tufts Medical Center
South Building, 2nd Floor
800 Washington St.
Box 360
Boston, MA 02111
Fax #: 617-636-4202
Phone #: 617-636-4549

Honors + Awards

2014, CREOG & APGO National Faculty Award for Outstanding Resident Teacher

2014, Best presentation in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, New England Perinatal Society

2013, Best presentation in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, New England Perinatal Society

2013-2014, Award in Nutrition in Pregnancy, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/ Abbott Nutrition (one awarded nationally)

2012, Dru Carlson Memorial Award for Best Research in Ultrasound and Genetics for her abstract "Decreased apoptosis in fetuses of obese women: implications for neurodevelopment", Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Publications + National Presentations

1. Edlow AG, Hui L, Wick HC, Fried I, Bianchi DW. Assessing the fetal effects of maternal obesity via transcriptomic analysis of cord blood: a prospective case-control study. BJOG 123(2): 180-189, 2016. PMID: 26840378

2. Edlow AG, Guedj F, Pennings JLA, Sverdlov D, Neri C, Bianchi DW. Males are from Mars, females are from Venus: sex-specific fetal brain gene expression signatures in a mouse model of maternal diet-induced obesity. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2016 May;214(5):623.e1-623.e10. PMCID: PMC4851594

3. Neri CN, Edlow AG. Effects of maternal obesity on fetal programming: Molecular approaches. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med, 2015.

4. Edlow AG, Slonim DK, Wick HC, Hui L, Bianchi DW. The pathway not taken:understanding 'omics data in the perinatal context. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jul;213(1):59.e1-59.e172. PMCID: PMC4485545.

5. Noto K, Majidi S, Edlow AG, Wick HC, Bianchi DW, Slonim DK. CSAX: Characterizing systematic anomalies in eXpression data. J Comput Biol. 2015 May;22(5):402-13. PMCID: PMC4424968.

6. Edlow AG, Vora NL, Hui L, Wick HC, Cowan JM, Bianchi DW. Maternal obesity affects fetal neurodevelopmental and metabolic gene expression: a pilot study. PLoS One. 2014 Feb 18;9(2):e88661. PMCID: PMC3928248.

7. Hui L, Wick HC, Edlow AG, Cowan JM, Bianchi DW. Global gene expression analysis of term amniotic fluid cell-free fetal RNA. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jun;121(6):1248-54. PMCID: PMC3748378.

8. Little SE, Edlow AG, Thomas AM, Smith NA. Estimated fetal weight by ultrasound: a modifiable risk factor for cesarean delivery? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Oct;207(4):309.e1-6. PMID: 22902073.

9. Edlow AG, Bianchi DW. Tracking fetal development through molecular analysis of maternal biofluids. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012 PMCID: PMC4378902.

10. Edlow AG, Chen M, Smith NA, Lu C, McElrath TF. Fetal bisphenol A exposure: concentration of conjugated and unconjugated bisphenol A in amniotic fluid in the second and third trimesters. Reprod Toxicol. 2012 Aug;34(1):1-7. PMID: 22516041.

11. Edlow AG, Hou MY, Maurer R, Benson C, Delli-Bovi L, Goldberg AB. Uterine evacuation for second-trimester fetal death and maternal morbidity. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Feb;117(2 Pt 1):307-16. PMID: 21252744.

News, Media + Videos

Andrea G. Edlow, MD, MSc is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Physician at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.

The Edlow Laboratory's research on maternal obesity is critical in designing effective and targeted interventions.

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Research Grants

K-12 Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) Award
NICHD/Washington University
Additional annual funding provided by the March of Dimes via RSDP
Role: Principal Investigator

Burroughs Wellcome Fund via RSDP Seed Grant
Role: Principal Investigator

Russo Family Charitable Foundation Trust via the Russo Pilot Program at Tufts University School of Medicine
Role: Co-Principal Investigator (Andrea Edlow, Emmanuel Pothos)

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/Abbott Nutrition Award (only one awarded nationally)
Role: Principal Investigator

Natalie Zucker Award for Women Scholars
Role: Principal Investigator

The goal of these studies is to understand how maternal obesity affects fetal brain development and offspring behavior, and how fetal sex impacts these parameters.