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Janet M. Catov, PhD, MS

University of Pittsburgh
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences (School of Medicine &CTSI) / Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Graduate School of Public Health)
Janet M. Catov, PhD, MS is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine & CTSI and an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Catov has extensive training and experience in designing and conducting epidemiologic studies of large, population-based and clinical cohorts to understand determinants and consequences of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Her research is in the forefront of identifying common predisposing factors to adverse pregnancy outcomes, preterm birth and later-life maternal cardiovascular disease (CVD). She has collected evidence over the past decade to suggest that this relationship has roots in pre-clinical vascular disease, lipid metabolism, and inflammation, with a particular focus on the effects of obesity in pregnancy. Her current research is focused on incorporating placental features into studies of pregnancy and later-life maternal sequelae. She leads a project in the American Heart Association Go Red for Women Strategically Focused Research Network at the Magee-Womens Research Institute. Her team has enrolled more than 5,000 women in studies during and after pregnancy to understand women’s health across the lifespan. She has over 120 published papers and has worked with large cohorts of women in the U.S., Denmark, and the United Kingdom. She is also spearheading efforts to disseminate research findings about pregnancy health and women’s heart health in the community. Dr. Catov also oversees the Magee Obstetric Maternal and Infant Database (MOMI), a perinatal registry of maternal, fetal, and infant variables assembled from over 200,000 births at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital since 1995. She guided the launch of a biobank tissue collection protocol linked to MOMI in 2016.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, May 14

4:00pm EDT