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Research Innovation of
Dr. Gyamfi-Bannerman, Chair

Dr. Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD, MS

  • Samuel SC Yen Endowed Chair | Department Chair, Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences
  • Chair, Culture & Justice Quorum at UC San Diego
  • Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • President-Elect of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD, MS

About the Research

Cornerstone of Dr. Gyamfi-Bannerman's international research probes understanding of preterm birth prevention mechanisms and root causes. Studies assess epidemiologic data to discover evidence-backed state-of-art translational practices and identify prevalent risk factors to improve maternal and infant health long-term outcomes. Delivery of antenatal steroids to prevent neonatal respiratory complications is an integral focus. Goals are to investigate strategies for preventative maternal-fetal healthcare in chorus with reducing disparities and morbidity rates afflicted by racism and socioeconomic factors.

Research Publications

Explore Dr. Gyamfi-Bannerman's latest publications and research innovation on the cusp of perinatal science.


Research Spotlights

Awarded grant by NIH/NHLBI "Early Intervention to Promote Cardiovascular Health of Mothers and Children (ENRICH) Multisite Resource and Coordinating Center." This study will generate rigorous, innovative, timely and actionable new knowledge to promote cardiovascular health and reduce cardiovascular health disparities in mothers and young children.

Awarded grant by HealthCore/SERA Prognostics "Prematurity Risk Assessment combined with clinical Interventions for improving neonatal OutcoMEs (PRIME)" to conduct a trial to evaluate "impact of a preterm birth prevention protocol utilizing the PreTRM® test and a multimodal intervention protocol of well-established high-risk pregnancy interventions."

Dr. Gyamfi-Bannerman is inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) medical honor society and is Steering Committee Chair for ENRICH.

Awarded grant by UNITED WOMEN OF EAST AFRICAN SUPPORT TEAM for “Local Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access” project.

Research Contact

Evalina Monreal
Executive Assistant for Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman MD, MS | Samuel SC Endowed Chair
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences at UC San Diego