BiographyBlair Wylie, MD MPH, is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, and her fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Columbia University in New York, New York. During fellowship, she also completed a masters degree in epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
Dr. Wylie joined the maternal-fetal medicine faculty of the Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MGH in the summer of 2007. She directs the Chorionic Villous Sampling program at MGH. Her clinical practice includes a mixture of prenatal diagnosis, obstetrical ultrasound, management of high-risk pregnancies, and attendance on the labor and delivery unit. Her research focuses on global maternal-fetal health and she serves on the Global Health Committee of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She is a member of the Perinatal Infectious Disease Prevention program, which is dedicated to providing high-quality, multidisciplinary care to patients who are planning pregnancy, currently pregnant, or have recently delivered a baby, and who are living with a variety of infectious disease conditions, including HIV, hepatitis, other bacterial, viral, and fungal infections, tuberculosis and positive TB skin tests, or recent exposures to these infections.
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ResearchDr. Wylie's research focuses upon global maternal-fetal health with an emphasis on infections and exposures in that can adversely impact the placenta and therefore fetal growth and well being. More specifically, her two primary interests are malaria and pregnancy and, more recently, exposure to pollutants from biomass cook smoke during pregnancy. She received an Award of Research Excellence at the 2009 Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting for work she presented entitled, "Impact of biomass cook smoke exposure on birth weight in Jharkhand, India." She collaborates with researchers at the Harvard School of Public health, Boston University's Center for Global Health and Development, The Blantyre Malaria Project, Columbia University, and the Kintampo Health Research Center in Ghana. She is currently involved in projects in India, Malawi, Tanzania and Ghana.
Inspired by Moms Helping Moms, an initiative of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Carolyn O’Gorman of Winchester, Mass., is helping to raise money for the maternity ward at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital in southern Uganda, Africa.
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