I am an epidemiologist and OB/GYN with experitise in large cohorts, behavioral interventions, clinical trials, assessment of medical tests, and teaching quantitative methods. Much of my primary research focuses on getting answers that matter to women and their care providers related to adverse pregnancy outcomes, uterine fibroids, pelvic floor disorders, and thyroid disease. I also study ketogenic diet, strength training, and physical activity as  pathways to prevention and management of chronic conditions. Within content areas I serve in cross-cutting roles in policy-relevant areas including health services, health outcomes, evidence-based practice, systematic reviews, cost analysis, informed medical decision-making, and comparative effectiveness.


The following timeline graph is generated from all co-authored publications.

Featured publications are shown below:

  1. Association of uterine fibroids with birthweight and gestational age. Zhao SK, Wu P, Jones SH, Torstenson ES, Hartmann KE, Velez Edwards DR (2020) Ann Epidemiol : 35-40.e2
    › Primary publication · 32741603 (PubMed) · PMC8009686 (PubMed Central)
  2. Week-by-week alcohol consumption in early pregnancy and spontaneous abortion risk: a prospective cohort study. Sundermann AC, Velez Edwards DR, Slaughter JC, Wu P, Jones SH, Torstenson ES, Hartmann KE (2021) Am J Obstet Gynecol 224(1): 97.e1-97.e16
    › Primary publication · 32673615 (PubMed) · PMC7807528 (PubMed Central)
  3. From Stigma to Validation: A Qualitative Assessment of a Novel National Program to Improve Retention of Physician-Scientists with Caregiving Responsibilities. Jones RD, Miller J, Vitous CA, Krenz C, Brady KT, Brown AJ, Daumit GL, Drake AF, Fraser VJ, Hartmann KE, Hochman JS, Girdler S, Kalet AL, Libby AM, Mangurian C, Regensteiner JG, Yonkers K, Jagsi R (2020) J Womens Health (Larchmt) 29(12): 1547-1558
    › Primary publication · 32286931 (PubMed) · PMC7864110 (PubMed Central)
  4. Addressing the physician-scientist pipeline: strategies to integrate research into clinical training programs. Permar SR, Ward RA, Barrett KJ, Freel SA, Gbadegesin RA, Kontos CD, Hu PJ, Hartmann KE, Williams CS, Vyas JM (2020) J Clin Invest 130(3): 1058-1061
    › Primary publication · 32039914 (PubMed) · PMC7269558 (PubMed Central)
  5. The Most Valuable Resource Is Time: Insights From a Novel National Program to Improve Retention of Physician-Scientists With Caregiving Responsibilities. Jones RD, Miller J, Vitous CA, Krenz C, Brady KT, Brown AJ, Daumit GL, Drake AF, Fraser VJ, Hartmann KE, Hochman JS, Girdler S, Libby AM, Mangurian C, Regensteiner JG, Yonkers K, Jagsi R (2019) Acad Med 94(11): 1746-1756
    › Primary publication · 31348060 (PubMed)
  6. Association between First Trimester Antidepressant Use and Risk of Spontaneous Abortion. Wu P, Velez Edwards DR, Gorrindo P, Sundermann AC, Torstenson ES, Jones SH, Chan RL, Hartmann KE (2019) Pharmacotherapy 39(9): 889-898
    › Primary publication · 31278762 (PubMed) · PMC6736709 (PubMed Central)
  7. A -Ethnic Genome-Wide Association Study of Uterine Fibroids. Edwards TL, Giri A, Hellwege JN, Hartmann KE, Stewart EA, Jeff JM, Bray MJ, Pendergrass SA, Torstenson ES, Keaton JM, Jones SH, Gogoi RP, Kuivaniemi H, Jackson KL, Kho AN, Kullo IJ, McCarty CA, Im HK, Pacheco JA, Pathak J, Williams MS, Tromp G, Kenny EE, Peissig PL, Denny JC, Roden DM, Velez Edwards DR (2019) Front Genet : 511
    › Primary publication · 31249589 (PubMed) · PMC6582231 (PubMed Central)
  8. Alcohol Use in Pregnancy and Miscarriage: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Sundermann AC, Zhao S, Young CL, Lam L, Jones SH, Velez Edwards DR, Hartmann KE (2019) Alcohol Clin Exp Res 43(8): 1606-1616
    › Primary publication · 31194258 (PubMed) · PMC6677630 (PubMed Central)
  9. Gestational Age at Arrest of Development: An Alternative Approach for Assigning Time at Risk in Studies of Time-Varying Exposures and Miscarriage. Sundermann AC, Mukherjee S, Wu P, Velez Edwards DR, Hartmann KE (2019) Am J Epidemiol 188(3): 570-578
    › Primary publication · 30521025 (PubMed) · PMC6395168 (PubMed Central)
  10. The Scope of Extraprofessional Caregiving Challenges Among Early Career Faculty: Findings From a University Medical Center. Hartmann KE, Sundermann AC, Helton R, Bird H, Wood A (2018) Acad Med 93(11): 1707-1712
    › Primary publication · 29596083 (PubMed) · PMC6211778 (PubMed Central)
  11. An Innovative Program to Support Gender Equity and Success in Academic Medicine: Early Experiences From the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists. Jagsi R, Jones RD, Griffith KA, Brady KT, Brown AJ, Davis RD, Drake AF, Ford D, Fraser VJ, Hartmann KE, Hochman JS, Girdler S, Libby AM, Mangurian C, Regensteiner JG, Yonkers K, Escobar-Alvarez S, Myers ER (2018) Ann Intern Med 169(2): 128-130
    › Primary publication · 29554690 (PubMed)
  12. Differentiating Research, Quality Improvement, and Case Studies to Ethically Incorporate Pregnant Women. Phillippi JC, Hartmann KE (2018) J Midwifery Womens Health 63(1): 104-114
    › Primary publication · 29283211 (PubMed) · PMC7608624 (PubMed Central)
  13. Admixture mapping of uterine fibroid size and number in African American women. Bray MJ, Edwards TL, Wellons MF, Jones SH, Hartmann KE, Velez Edwards DR (2017) Fertil Steril 108(6): 1034-1042.e26
    › Primary publication · 29202956 (PubMed) · PMC5728674 (PubMed Central)
  14. Interpregnancy Interval After Pregnancy Loss and Risk of Repeat Miscarriage. Sundermann AC, Hartmann KE, Jones SH, Torstenson ES, Velez Edwards DR (2017) Obstet Gynecol 130(6): 1312-1318
    › Primary publication · 29112656 (PubMed) · PMC5709156 (PubMed Central)
  15. Leiomyomas in Pregnancy and Spontaneous Abortion: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Sundermann AC, Velez Edwards DR, Bray MJ, Jones SH, Latham SM, Hartmann KE (2017) Obstet Gynecol 130(5): 1065-1072
    › Primary publication · 29016496 (PubMed) · PMC5656535 (PubMed Central)
  16. Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug Interaction with Prostacyclin Synthase Protects from Miscarriage. Velez Edwards DR, Edwards TL, Bray MJ, Torstenson E, Jones S, Shrubsole MJ, Muff HJ, Hartmann KE (2017) Sci Rep 7(1): 9874
    › Primary publication · 28852049 (PubMed) · PMC5575303 (PubMed Central)
  17. A multi-stage genome-wide association study of uterine fibroids in African Americans. Hellwege JN, Jeff JM, Wise LA, Gallagher CS, Wellons M, Hartmann KE, Jones SF, Torstenson ES, Dickinson S, Ruiz-Narváez EA, Rohland N, Allen A, Reich D, Tandon A, Pasaniuc B, Mancuso N, Im HK, Hinds DA, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Denny JC, Roden DM, Stewart EA, Morton CC, Kenny EE, Edwards TL, Velez Edwards DR (2017) Hum Genet 136(10): 1363-1373
    › Primary publication · 28836065 (PubMed) · PMC5628188 (PubMed Central)
  18. African genetic ancestry interacts with body mass index to modify risk for uterine fibroids. Giri A, Edwards TL, Hartmann KE, Torstenson ES, Wellons M, Schreiner PJ, Velez Edwards DR (2017) PLoS Genet 13(7): e1006871
    › Primary publication · 28715450 (PubMed) · PMC5536439 (PubMed Central)
  19. Prospective Cohort Study of Uterine Fibroids and Miscarriage Risk. Hartmann KE, Velez Edwards DR, Savitz DA, Jonsson-Funk ML, Wu P, Sundermann AC, Baird DD (2017) Am J Epidemiol 186(10): 1140-1148
    › Primary publication · 28591761 (PubMed) · PMC5860279 (PubMed Central)
  20. Admixture mapping of pelvic organ prolapse in African Americans from the Women's Health Initiative Hormone Therapy trial. Giri A, Hartmann KE, Aldrich MC, Ward RM, Wu JM, Park AJ, Graff M, Qi L, Nassir R, Wallace RB, O'Sullivan MJ, North KE, Velez Edwards DR, Edwards TL (2017) PLoS One 12(6): e0178839
    › Primary publication · 28582460 (PubMed) · PMC5459562 (PubMed Central)
  21. Evaluating the role of race and medication in protection of uterine fibroids by type 2 diabetes exposure. Velez Edwards DR, Hartmann KE, Wellons M, Shah A, Xu H, Edwards TL (2017) BMC Womens Health 17(1): 28
    › Primary publication · 28399866 (PubMed) · PMC5387248 (PubMed Central)
  22. Pregnancy Intention and Maternal Alcohol Consumption. Pryor J, Patrick SW, Sundermann AC, Wu P, Hartmann KE (2017) Obstet Gynecol 129(4): 727-733
    › Primary publication · 28277356 (PubMed) · PMC5679257 (PubMed Central)
  23. Obesity and pelvic organ prolapse: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Giri A, Hartmann KE, Hellwege JN, Velez Edwards DR, Edwards TL (2017) Am J Obstet Gynecol 217(1): 11-26.e3
    › Primary publication · 28188775 (PubMed)
  24. Validation of maternal recall of early pregnancy medication exposure using prospective diary data. Sundermann AC, Hartmann KE, Jones SH, Torstenson ES, Velez Edwards DR (2017) Ann Epidemiol 27(2): 135-139.e2
    › Primary publication · 28012836 (PubMed) · PMC5685497 (PubMed Central)
  25. Expression Quantitative Trait Locus Mapping Studies in Mid-secretory Phase Endometrial Cells Identifies HLA-F and TAP2 as Fecundability-Associated Genes. Burrows CK, Kosova G, Herman C, Patterson K, Hartmann KE, Velez Edwards DR, Stephenson MD, Lynch VJ, Ober C (2016) PLoS Genet 12(7): e1005858
    › Primary publication · 27447835 (PubMed) · PMC4957750 (PubMed Central)
  26. Genetic Determinants of Pelvic Organ Prolapse among African American and Hispanic Women in the Women's Health Initiative. Giri A, Wu JM, Ward RM, Hartmann KE, Park AJ, North KE, Graff M, Wallace RB, Bareh G, Qi L, O'Sullivan MJ, Reiner AP, Edwards TL, Velez Edwards DR (2015) PLoS One 10(11): e0141647
    › Primary publication · 26545240 (PubMed) · PMC4636147 (PubMed Central)
  27. The Relationship between Total Fibroid Burden and First Trimester Bleeding and Pain. Michels KA, Hartmann KE, Archer KR, Ye F, Edwards DR (2016) Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 30(2): 115-23
    › Primary publication · 26525634 (PubMed) · PMC4749406 (PubMed Central)
  28. Prescription opioid epidemic and infant outcomes. Patrick SW, Dudley J, Martin PR, Harrell FE, Warren MD, Hartmann KE, Ely EW, Grijalva CG, Cooper WO (2015) Pediatrics 135(5): 842-50
    › Primary publication · 25869370 (PubMed) · PMC4411781 (PubMed Central)
  29. Enhancing uterine fibroid research through utilization of biorepositories linked to electronic medical record data. Feingold-Link L, Edwards TL, Jones S, Hartmann KE, Velez Edwards DR (2014) J Womens Health (Larchmt) 23(12): 1027-32
    › Primary publication · 25495367 (PubMed) · PMC4267124 (PubMed Central)
  30. Effectiveness of blinding: sham suprapubic incisions in a randomized trial of retropubic midurethral sling in women undergoing vaginal prolapse surgery. Brubaker L, Nager CW, Richter HE, Weidner AC, Hsu Y, Wai CY, Paraiso M, Nolen TL, Wallace D, Meikle S, NICHD Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (2014) Am J Obstet Gynecol 211(5): 554.e1-7
    › Primary publication · 25019487 (PubMed) · PMC4346086 (PubMed Central)
  31. Timing of HAART initiation and clinical outcomes in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 seroconverters. Writing Committee for the CASCADE Collaboration (2011) Arch Intern Med 171(17): 1560-9
    › Primary publication · 21949165 (PubMed) · PMC3960856 (PubMed Central)