Theresa Duello, PhD

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Obstetrics & Gynecology
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BS 1973 University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
PhD 1978 University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1st Postdoctoral Position: Yale University, New Haven, CT

Research Focus

Reproductive health disparities with a focus on low birth weight/infant mortality. Phenotype segregation network analysis is used to simultaneously analyze both social and biological determinants of low birth weight to identify clusters of traits common to subpopulations of patients. These subpopulations can then be studied to identify biomarkers (candidate genes, behaviors, and/or non-genetic biological factors) that contribute to obstetrical risk and adverse outcomes.  Dr. Duello also directs the UW’s participation in the Consortium on the Inclusion and Care of the Underrepresented in Clinical Research, a nine-institution consortium which addresses culturally responsive curricula, community outreach tools and strategies for addressing health disparities in clinical research, and recruitment/retention strategies for the underrepresented populations in clinical research.

Program Activities

  • Joined ERP Program: 1986
  • 1st Year advisor for incoming graduate students

Research Funding


Current Trainees Degree Goal
No current ERP students
Past Trainees Degree Completed