Emily M. Godfrey, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Associate Professor (Clinician-Scientist), Family Medicine

Phone: (206) 685-4895
e-mail: godfreye@uw.edu

Biographical Profile

Emily M. Godfrey, MD MPH is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington (UW). She is a family physician, with a clinical focus on family planning and outpatient women's healthcare. She is a core faculty member of the University of Washington Family Medicine Research Section whose research efforts include improving sexual and reproductive health for women living with chronic and complex medical conditions. Dr. Godfrey is a patient-centered outcomes-based researcher whose current work focuses on reproductive health for women with cystic fibrosis and developing new modalities to improve the quality of patient-informed contraceptive care delivered in the clinical setting. She is the Co-founder and current Lead of the Cystic Fibrosis Reproductive and Sexual Health Collaborative (CFReSHC). Dr. Godfrey earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a Medical Degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed a family medicine residency at the West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Illinois. She is a graduate of the Fellowship in Family Planning and holds a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Rochester. She is a member of the expert committee on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Reproductive Health U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive use, and a member of the World Health Organization guideline development group for sexuality-related communication. Dr. Godfrey has published dozens of articles related to family planning and is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and of the Society of Family Planning.

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Education & Training



Degree or Credential



University of Rochester MPH 2003
Medical College of Wisconsin MD 1997

Published Articles





Pregnancy among cystic fibrosis women in the era of CFTR modulators. Heltshe SL, Godfrey EM, Josephy T, Aitken ML, Taylor-Cousar JL J. Cyst. Fibros. 2017
2016 Updates to US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use and Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use: Highlights for Adolescent Patients. Hoopes AJ, Simmons KB, Godfrey EM, Sucato GS J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2017
Unintended pregnancy risk and contraceptive use among women 45-50 years old: Massachusetts, 2006, 2008, and 2010. Godfrey EM, Zapata LB, Cox CM, Curtis KM, Marchbanks PA Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 2016
Developing Federal Clinical Care Recommendations for Women. Godfrey EM, Tepper NK, Curtis KM, Moskosky SB, Gavin LE Am J Prev Med 2015
Helping Clinicians Prevent Pregnancy among Sexually Active Adolescents: U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use and U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use. Godfrey EM J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2015
Women's satisfaction with abortion care in academic family medicine centers. Wu JP, Godfrey EM, Prine L, Andersen KL, MacNaughton H, Gold M Fam Med 2015
Providing quality family planning services: Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs. Gavin L, Moskosky S, Carter M, Curtis K, Glass E, Godfrey E, Marcell A, Mautone-Smith N, Pazol K, Tepper N, Zapata L, MMWR Recomm Rep 2014
Evidence-based selection of candidates for the levonorgestrel intrauterine device (IUD). Callegari LS, Darney BG, Godfrey EM, Sementi O, Dunsmoor-Su R, Prager SW J Am Board Fam Med
Likelihood of emergency contraception use among African-American women at risk of adverse birth outcomes. Lind CE, Godfrey EM, Rankin KM, Handler AS Matern Child Health J 2014
Copper T380 intrauterine device for emergency contraception: highly effective at any time in the menstrual cycle. Turok DK, Godfrey EM, Wojdyla D, Dermish A, Torres L, Wu SC Hum. Reprod. 2013
Treatment of bleeding irregularities in women with copper-containing IUDs: a systematic review. Godfrey EM, Folger SG, Jeng G, Jamieson DJ, Curtis KM Contraception 2013
Prevention and management of nausea and vomiting with emergency contraception: a systematic review. Rodriguez MI, Godfrey EM, Warden M, Curtis KM Contraception 2013
Evidence-based guidance on Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use: identification of research gaps. Folger SG, Jamieson DJ, Godfrey EM, Zapata LB, Curtis KM Contraception 2013
Treatment of unscheduled bleeding in women using extended- or continuous-use combined hormonal contraception: a systematic review. Godfrey EM, Whiteman MK, Curtis KM Contraception 2013
Medication abortion within a student health care clinic: a review of the first 46 consecutive cases. Godfrey EM, Bordoloi A, Moorthie M, Pela E J Am Coll Health 2012
Strategies to expand contraception coverage: another tool in the box. Godfrey EM Contraception 2011
Contraceptive methods and use by women aged 35 and over: A qualitative study of perspectives. Godfrey EM, Chin NP, Fielding SL, Fiscella K, Dozier A BMC Womens Health 2011
Women's preferences for the location of abortion services: a pilot study in two Chicago clinics. Logsdon MB, Handler A, Godfrey EM Matern Child Health J 2012
Contraceptive needs of women seeking care from a publicly funded sexually transmitted infection clinic. Godfrey EM, Wheat SG, Cyrier R, Wong W, Trussell J, Schwarz EB Contraception 2010
A randomized, double-blind, noninferiority study to compare two regimens of levonorgestrel for emergency contraception in Nigeria. Dada OA, Godfrey EM, Piaggio G, von Hertzen H, Contraception 2010
Improving patient care and reducing unintended pregnancy: translating new guidelines into effective practice. Jordan B, Espey E, Godfrey EM Contraception 2010
Copper T380A intrauterine device for emergency contraception: a prospective, multicentre, cohort clinical trial. Wu S, Godfrey EM, Wojdyla D, Dong J, Cong J, Wang C, von Hertzen H BJOG 2010
Gestrinone compared with mifepristone for emergency contraception: a randomized controlled trial. Wu S, Dong J, Cong J, Wang C, VonHertzen H, Godfrey EM Obstet Gynecol 2010
Adherence and acceptability of the contraceptive ring compared with the pill among students: a randomized controlled trial. Gilliam ML, Neustadt A, Kozloski M, Mistretta S, Tilmon S, Godfrey E Obstet Gynecol 2010
Women's preference for receiving abortion in primary care settings. Godfrey EM, Rubin SE, Smith EJ, Khare MM, Gold M J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2010
Buccal misoprostol for cervical ripening prior to first trimester abortion. Panchal HB, Godfrey EM, Patel A Contraception 2010
Intrauterine contraception for adolescents aged 14-18 years: a multicenter randomized pilot study of levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system compared to the Copper T 380A. Godfrey EM, Memmel LM, Neustadt A, Shah M, Nicosia A, Moorthie M, Gilliam M Contraception 2010
Early pregnancy loss needn't require a trip to the hospital. Godfrey EM, Leeman L, Lossy P J Fam Pract 2009
Urban female patients' perceptions of the family medicine clinic as a site for abortion care. Rubin SE, Godfrey EM, Shapiro M, Gold M Contraception 2009
Emergency contraception: the state of the art. von Hertzen H, Godfrey EM Reprod. Biomed. Online 2009
Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae genital infections in a publicly funded pregnancy termination clinic: empiric vs. indicated treatment? Patel A, Rashid S, Godfrey EM, Panchal H Contraception 2008
Patient attitudes toward early abortion services in the family medicine clinic. Rubin SE, Godfrey E, Gold M J Am Board Fam Med
Clinical utility of urine pregnancy assays to determine medical abortion outcome is limited. Godfrey EM, Anderson A, Fielding SL, Meyn L, Creinin MD Contraception 2007
Surrogate markers, emboldened and boxed warnings, and an expanding culture of misinformation: evidence-based clinical science should guide FDA decision making about product labeling. Shulman LP, Bateman LH, Creinin MD, Cullins VE, Doyle LL, Godfrey E, Murphy P, Rodriguez P, Spear SJ, Stewart FH, Thomas MA, Westhoff CL, Worthington S Contraception 2006
Low-dose mifepristone for contraception: a weekly versus planned postcoital randomized pilot study. Godfrey EM, Mawson JT, Stanwood NL, Fielding SL, Schaff EA Contraception 2004