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Kristina Adams Waldorf, M.D.

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability
adamsk@uw.edu
206-667-7002
University of Washington
Box 356460
Seattle, WA 98195-6460

Kristina M. Adams, M.D.

Dr. Adam's focuses on the prevention of premature births. Because prenatal inflammation and infection can trigger preterm labor, Dr. Adams studies interactions between the immune systems of mothers and of their unborn children. She is especially interested in ways a mother’s cells might inappropriately activate her unborn child’s immune response, which begins to mature during the third trimester of pregnancy (24-28 weeks). A better understanding of these interactions could lead to methods to prevent or treat prenatal inflammation and so reduce the risk of premature birth. Dr. Adams is also involved in studying new drugs that might stop or prevent preterm labor.


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