Our world-recognized faculty drive a collaborative research enterprise that’s building knowledge and advancing care.

Vice Chair: Sarah K. England, PhD

Supported by the department’s Division of Clinical Research Division and Center for Reproductive Health Sciences, nearly 40 full-time faculty members are leading research focused on reproductive health. Our scientists and physicians are identifying factors as diverse as molecular contributors to preterm birth, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery procedures and public health measures that reduce unwanted pregnancy rates.

Explore ob/gyn research at Washington University

Clinical research division

The clinical research division supports the record of excellence in impactful clinical research by providing support to established investigators while grooming new investigators to independence.

Basic science division

The Center for Reproductive Health Sciences (CRepHS) comprises a team of outstanding investigators dedicated to targeting the most critical areas of basic and translational research in reproductive health.

Research strengths

Our basic and clinical research units intersect across sub-specialties to perform some of the most exciting translational work in obstetrics and gynecology.

Areas of research »

Training opportunities

Beyond residencies and fellowships, our department offers learning opportunities including postdoc research, seminars and more.

Research training opportunities »

Investigator resources

A rich support network includes funding opportunities and assistance, core research facilities, biobanks, and editing and graphic design services.

Resources, cores & funding opportunities »

Clinical trials

Dozens of clinical studies are honing our knowledge and treatment in reproductive health, including fertility, preterm birth, cancers, and unwanted pregnancy.

Clinical trials »

Basic science projects

Our scientists are pursuing discoveries that will fill critical gaps in knowledge and treatment of preterm brith, infections, MFM and more.

Basic science research projects »

Recent publications

Our faculty and trainees’ research ranges from obstetric and gynecologic basic science and sub-specialties to education and equity in our own fields and beyond.

Recent publications »

WashU Research Profiles

Profiles is your gateway to search and discover researchers, publications, collaborators and connections at Washington University School of Medicine. See our department profile for investigators, topics and papers.