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Project Investigator Biography

Donald J. Dudley, M.D. Donald J. Dudley, M.D.

University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
phone: (210) 567-5035
fax: (210) 567-3013

Dr. Donald Dudley is Director of the National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, a program sponsored by the Office of Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services to address barriers to health care disparities, and is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). He completed a B.A. degree in microbiology at the University of Texas in 1976 and then received his medical degree at UTHSCSA in 1984. Afterwards, he completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Iowa in 1988, followed by a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Utah from 1988-1991. After completing his medical studies, he was a faculty member at the University of Utah until 1999, where he established expertise in the immunologic aspects of adverse pregnancy outcomes, including preterm birth, preeclampsia, and recurrent pregnancy loss. His most significant work is in the study of the role of cytokines in the pathophysiology of infection-associated preterm birth.

Dr. Dudley serves on the Advisory Board for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network; he was actively involved in the MFMU Network as an alternate Principal Investigator for the University of Utah from 1996-1999 and for the UTHSCSA from 1999-2001. He is a charter member of the Federal Advisory Committee for the National Children's Study and has been active in various activities for the FAC, serving on the Executive Committee and several ad hoc subcommittees.

Dr. Dudley is also Principal Investigator for the San Antonio Center Study of Stillbirth, an UTHSCSA component of the Stillbirth Research Collaborative Network recently established by NICHD. This Network is devoted to the study of the epidemiology and causes of stillbirth.

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Updated: 07/22/09