Michal A. Elovitz

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Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
Vice Chair, Translational Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

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
Graduate Group Affiliations
Education:
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

Inflammation-induced preterm preterm; in vivo mouse model; mice survival surgery

Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Elovitz is working on preterm birth and preeclampsia, and therapeutic interventions to prevent adverse outcomes from preterm birth.

Selected Publications

Elovitz MA, Gajer P, Riis V, Brown AG, Humphrys MS, Holm JB, Ravel J.: Cervicovaginal microbiota and local immune response modulate the risk of spontaneous preterm delivery. Nat Commun 10(1):1305, Mar 2019.

Burris HH, Lorch SA, Kirpalani H, Pursley DM, Elovitz MA, Clougherty JE.: Racial disparities in preterm birth in USA: a biosensor of physical and social environmental exposures. Arch Dis Child. [Epub ahead of print], Mar 2019.

Elovitz, MA, Gajer P, Riis V, Brown A, Humphrys M, Holm J, Ravel J : Cervicovaginal microbiota and local immune response modulate the risk of spontaneous preterm delivery. Nature Communications 10:1305 , Mar 2019.

Monteagudo-Sánchez A, Sánchez-Delgado M, Mora JRH, Santamaría NT, Gratacós E, Esteller M, de Heredia ML, Nunes V, Choux C, Fauque P, de Nanclares GP, Anton L, Elovitz MA, Iglesias-Platas I, Monk D.: Differences in expression rather than methylation at placenta-specific imprinted loci is associated with intrauterine growth restriction. Clin Epigenetics 11(1):35, Feb 2019.

Kristin D. Gerson, Michal A. Elovitz, Jacques Ravel, Anna Modest, Heather H. Burris: Are cervicovaginal microbial communities early in pregnancy associated with a mid-trimester short cervix? Poster presentation, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Las Vegas, NV Feb 2019.

Joana Lopes Perdigao, Jennifer Lewey, Sindhu K. Srinivas, Michal A. Elovitz, Lisa D. Levine: Clinical factors to predict hypertension a decade after delivery differ by race. Poster presentation, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Las Vegas, NV Feb 2019.

Isabel C. Schmidt, Valerie Riis, Amy G. Brown, Michal A. Elovitz, Heather H. Burris: Stress, local immune responses, and spontaneous preterm birth risk in a majority African American cohort. Oral Presentation, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Las Vegas, NV Feb 2019.

Heather H. Burris, Amy G. Brown, Valerie Riis, Michal A. Elovitz: Spontaneous preterm birth risk and cervicovaginal immune response vary by residential neighborhood among African Americans. Poster presentation, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Las Vegas, NV Feb 2019.

Roy SM, Fields DA, Mitchell JA, Hawkes CP, Kelly A, Wu GD, DeRusso PA, Elovitz MA, Ford E, Drigo D, Zemel BS, McCormack SE: Body Mass Index Is a Better Indicator of Body Composition than Weight-for-Length at Age 1 Month. J Pediatr. 204:77-83.e1, Jan 2019.

Hantsoo L, Jašarević E, Criniti S, McGeehan B, Tanes C, Sammel MD, Elovitz MA, Compher C, Wu G, Epperson CN.: Childhood adversity impact on gut microbiota and inflammatory response to stress during pregnancy. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 75:240-250., Jan 2019.

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Last updated: 05/13/2019
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