Michal A. Elovitz

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Hilarie L. Morgan and Mitchell L. Morgan President's Distinguished Professor in Women's Health
Attending, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Member, Center for Research in Reproduction and Women's Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Maternal and Child Health Research Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Maternal and Child Heath Research Center, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Research Director, Women's Reproductive Health Research Career Development Award (K12), University of Pennsylvania
Creator & Lead Mentor, Women for Women’s Health (W4W) Mentoring group, University of Pennsylvania
Member, Executive Research Group, University of Pennsylvania, Department of OBGYN
Vice Chair, Translational Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Member, Human Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee, University of Pennsylvania
Member, COVID Clinical Trials Group, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Center for Research in Reproduction and Women's Health
421 Curie Blvd., 1354 BRB II/III
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-573-0859
Fax: 215-573-5408
BA (History/Pre-med)
University of Texas at Austin, Texas (with honors), 1990.
MD (Medicine)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York, 1994.
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Description of Research Expertise

Perinatal biology, reproductive immunology, translational research, microbiome, host-immune interactions, cervical remodeling

Description of Clinical Expertise

High-risk obstetrics; medical complications of pregnancy (maternal cardiac disease);

Description of Other Expertise

Mentor, advocate, leader

Selected Publications

Gerson KD, Liao J, McCarthy C, Burris HH, Korem T, Levy M, Ravel J, Elovitz MA.: A non-optimal cervicovaginal microbiota in pregnancy is associated with a distinct metabolomic signature among non-Hispanic Black individuals. Sci Rep 23;11(1):22794, Nov 2021.

Kennedy KM, Bellissimo CJ, Breznik JA, Barrett J, Braun T, Bushman FD, De Goffau M, Elovitz MA, Heimesaat MM, Konnikova L, Koren O, Parry S, Rossi L, Segata N, Simmons RA, Surette MG, Walter J, Sloboda DM: Over-celling fetal microbial exposure. Cell 24;184(24):5839-5841, Nov 2021.

Montoya-Williams D, Mullin AM, Handley SC, Flannery DD, Lorch SA, Elovitz MA, Burris HH.: Disparities in SARS-CoV-2 positivity among pregnant patients with limited English proficiency. J Perinatol 41(10):2564-2565., Oct 2021.

Kornfield SL, Riis VM, McCarthy C, Elovitz MA, Burris HH: Maternal perceived stress and the increased risk of preterm birth in a majority non-Hispanic Black pregnancy cohort. J Perinatol Epub ahead of print, Aug 2021.

Tiako MJN, McCarthy C, Meisel ZF, Elovitz MA, Burris HH, South E: Association between Low Urban Neighborhood Greenness and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy. Am J Perinatol Epub ahead of print, Aug 2021.

Bender W, McCarthy C, Elovitz M, Parry S, Durnwald C: Universal HbA1c screening and gestational diabetes: a comparison with clinical risk factors J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med Epub ahead of print, May 2021.

Lewis A, McKeon TP, De Roos AJ, Ravel J, Elovitz MA, Burris HH.: Associations of public water system trihalomethane exposure during pregnancy with spontaneous preterm birth and the cervicovaginal microbial-immune state. Environ Res May 2021.

Lopes Perdigao J, Lewey J, Hirshberg A, Koelper N, Srinivas SK, Elovitz MA, Levine LD.: Furosemide for Accelerated Recovery of Blood Pressure Postpartum in women with a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Hypertension. Hypertension 5;77(5):1517-1524, May 2021.

Gershuni V, Li Y, Elovitz M, Li H, Wu GD, Compher CW: Maternal gut microbiota reflecting poor diet quality is associated with spontaneous preterm birth in a prospective cohort study. Am J Clin Nutr 113(3), March 2021.

Gershuni V, Li Y, Li H, Elovitz M, Wu GD, Compher C: Maternal Gut Microbiota Reflecting Poor Diet Quality is Associated with Spontaneous Preterm Birth in a Prospective Cohort Study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 11;113(3):602-611, Mar 2021.

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Last updated: 12/16/2021
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