Theresa Powell, M.D., Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Theresa Powell completed her graduate training in Comparative Physiology at the University of Kentucky. She was a post doctoral fellow first in the Department of Reproductive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego then moved to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California San Francisco. She was Assistant then Associate Professor at the Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Gothenburg Sweden until returning to the USA to assume a position of Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati.
Dr Powell’s main focus of study is pathological fetal growth, its causes and the lifelong consequences of being born too small or too large. Using clinical materials Dr Powell has characterized a number of functional changes in the human placenta that likely contribute to pathological fetal growth. Currently her interests lie in determining the maternal parameters that may be involved in altering placental function and to finding meaningful clinical interventions that help women to have healthier pregnancies. She is currently leading a study of omega 3 fatty acid supplementation in pregnancies complicated by obesity and gestational diabetes. Dr Powell joined the department in July 2009.