Kristin D. Gerson, M.D., Ph.D.

faculty photo
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact information
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 2 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
B.A.
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 2004.
MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 2014.
Ph.D. (Cancer Biology)
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 2014.
Permanent link
 
> Perelman School of Medicine   > Faculty   > Details

Selected Publications

McCabe M, Srinivas SK, Gerson KD, Hirshberg A: Remote monitoring of pregnant and postpartum women with COVID-19. Oral presentation at the 41st Annual Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Jan 2021 *held virtually due to COVID-19.

Gerson KD, Gimie Y, Anton L, Elovitz MA: Microbial metabolites compromise epithelial barrier integrity: potential mechanisms by which non-optimal cervicovaginal microbiota lead to preterm birth. Oral presentation at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting for the Society for Reproductive Investigation. Vancouver, BC, Mar 2020 *Conference canceled due to COVID-19.

Gerson KD, McCarthy C, Burris HH, Elovitz MA: Gardnerella vaginalis is associated with increased tryptophan metabolism in the cervicovaginal space: a potential role for microbial metabolites in spontaneous preterm birth. Poster presentation at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting for the Society for Reproductive Investigation, Vancouver, BC, Mar 2020 *Conference canceled due to COVID-19.

Anton L, Saylany A, Brown A, Gerson KD, Elovitz MA: Gardnerella vaginalis and Mobiluncus mulieris alter vaginal epithelial cell function through immune-mediated mechanisms. Poster presentation at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting for the Society for Reproductive Investigation, Vancouver, BC, Mar 2020 *Conference canceled due to COVID-19.

Gerson KD, Gimie Y, Anton L, Elovitz MA: Gardnerella Vaginalis promotes features of epithelial-mesenchymal transition in the cervicovaginal space: novel pathways underlying premature cervical remodeling in spontaneous preterm birth. Poster presentation at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting for the Society for Reproductive Investigation, Vancouver, BC, Mar 2020 *Conference canceled due to COVID-19.

Gerson KD, McCarthy C, Burris HH, Elovitz MA: Cervicovaginal microbiota and immune output: potential determinants of spontaneous preterm birth in black women. Poster presentation at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting for the Society for Reproductive Investigation, Vancouver, BC, Mar 2020 * Conference canceled due to COVID-19.

Gerson KD, McCarthy C, Burris HH, Elovitz MA: Cervicovaginal microbiota and immune output: potential determinants of spontaneous preterm birth in black women. Poster presentation at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting for the Society for Reproductive Investigation, Vancouver, BC, Mar 2020 * Conference canceled due to COVID-19.

Anton L, Gimie Y, Brown A, Gerson KD, Elovitz MA: Gardnerella vaginalis but not Lactobacillus crispatus disrupts cervical and vaginal epithelial cell function: elucidating cervicovaginal host-microbiome interactions. Poster presentation at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting for the Society for Reproductive Investigation, Vancouver, BC, Mar 2020 *Conference canceled due to COVID-19.

Zhu KH, Young BC, Shamshirsaz AA, Espinoza J, Sanz Cortes M, Donepudi RV, Modest AM, Gerson KD, Belfort MA, Nassr AA: Outcomes of Prenatally Diagnosed Spontaneous Chorioamniotic Membrane Separation in Singleton Pregnancies: A Systematic Review of Case Series and Case Reports. Prenat Diagn 40(11):1366-1374, Oct 2020.

Gerson KD*, Haviland MJ*, Neo D, Hecht JL, Baccarelli AA, Brennan KJM, Dereix AE, Ralston SJ, Hacker MR, Burris HH. *Authors contributed equally to this work : Pregnancy-associated changes in cervical non-coding RNA expression. Epigenomics 12(12):1013-1025, Jun 2020.

back to top
Last updated: 12/28/2021
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania