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Research & Collaborations

The OB COAP data base is comprised of high quality, clinical data collected by our member sites. It currently contains information on over 200,000 births abstracted from the electronic health record and serves as the basis for quality improvement work as well as groundbreaking research and important collaborative projects. This data drives change, answers critical questions, and informs best practices – within the OB COAP collaborative and around the world. 

Several signficant collaborations are being conducted with some of the foremost thought leaders in OB. Visit our Collaborations Page  for more information!  

Papers are being published, abstracts presented, and ongoing research is being conducted. Opportunities exist to be involved in research initiated by the OB COAP research committee or to submit applications for use of the data. Visit the Research Page  to find out more.  


Several abstracts have been accepted for the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine 2021 Annual Meeting:

  • Length of Labor and Severe Maternal Morbidity in the NTSV Population (ORAL Presentation) – Ben Lengerich PhD(c); Rich Caruana PhD; Ian Painter, PhD; Bill Weeks, MD, PhD, MBA; Sydney Spencer; Kristin Sitcov; Vivienne Souter, MD
  • Cesarean Section Rates by Induction of Labor Indication in Diabetic Pregnancies (POSTER) – Kelsey Olerich, MD PhD; Emily Fay, MD; Joseph Hwang, MD
  • Excess Risk of Preterm Delivery in Monochorionic Diamniotic Twins: A Review of 1536 Twin Pregnancies (POSTER) – Bettina Paek, MD; Martin Walker, MD; Carolyn Kline, MD; Catherine Albright, MD; Robin DeRegt, MD, Kristin Sitcov; Vivienne Souter, MD
  • Pregnancy Complications and Risk of Post Partum Readmission (POSTER) – Ellen Kauffman, MD; Carolyn Kline, MD, MPH; Catherine Albright, MD, MS; Cameron Kline Sharpe; Erin R. Dwyer; Vivienne Souter, MD