Baylor College of Medicine Cohort

Baylor College of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
1 Baylor Plaza
Houston, Texas 77030
Contacts: Kjersti Aagaard & Melissa Suter
E-mail: aagaardt@bcm.edu, masuter@bcm.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Kjersti Aagaard M.D., Ph.D. is the Henry & Emma Meyer Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, and Vice Chair of Research. As a practicing Maternal-Fetal Medicine physician she is dedicated to studying the impacts of exposures in pregnancy on perinatal health and disease. Her research areas include discovering the genomic, epigenomic, and metagenomic mechanisms underlying perinatal health and disease, executing clinical trials to bring these discoveries to the bedside of pregnant women and their infants, studying the effect of in utero exposures on the fetal epigenome and identifying the interplay of environmental exposures with genomic and epigenomic mechanisms involved in perinatal disorders. Dr. Aagaard is currently funded by, or has recently completed funded work with the National Institutes of Health, the Burroughs Welcome Fund Preterm Birth Initiative, the Gates Foundation/USAIDS (Malawi), the Thrasher Foundation, and the March of Dimes.

Melissa Suter, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, and currently funded by the NIH. Dr. Suter is responsible for management and supervision of accumulated data collection for the study.

Ervin Adam, M.D. has served as professor of the Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology and in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Adam has been a faculty member for over 40 years. As an Epidemiologist, he has been instrumental in establishing the procedures for data analysis and data storage for the original DESAD project and the current DES Follow-up Study.

Melissa Nohemi Munoz Beilis is a Research Coordinator for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine. She is primarily responsible for the review and abstraction of medical records received for participants.