Who We Are

The PRIORITY Study is a joint initiative between researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to collect data on pregnant and recently pregnant women under investigation for or recently diagnosed with COVID-19.

Dr. Vanessa Jacoby, Dr. Stephanie Gaw, and Dr. Valerie Flaherman, from UCSF, and Dr. Yalda Afshar, from UCLA, are the Co-Principal Investigators of the PRIORITY Study.

The PRIORITY Study

PRIORITY Steering Committee 

  • Yalda Afshar, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor In-Residence, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Grace Aldrovandi, MD, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Pediatrics
  • Natalie Aziz, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Stanford University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Vincenzo Berghella, MDProfessor, Jefferson University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Adeline Boatin, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • John Boscardin, PhDProfessor, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Brittany Chambers, PhD, Assitant Professor, Univeristy of California, San Francisco, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Joia Crear-Perry, MD, FACOG, Founder and President of the National Birth Equity Collaborative
  • Valerie Flaherman, MD, Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Pediatrics
  • Stephanie Gaw, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
  • Andrea L. Greiner, MD, Associate Professor, University of Iowa, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Vanessa Jacoby, MD, MAS, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Research, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
  • Denise J. Jamieson, MD, MPH, James Robert McCord Professor & Chair, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Deborah Krakow, MD, Professor and Chair, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Amy Murtha, MD, Professor and Chair, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
  • Mary E. Norton, MD, University of California, San Francisco, Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
  • Laura E. Riley, MD, Professor and Chair, Weill Cornell Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Sharon Ryan, CNM, DNP, Director of Midwifery Practice, Education, and Global Outreach (MPEGO)
  • Alireza A. Shamshirsaz, MD, FACOG, Baylor College of Medicine, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology/Department of Surgery
  • Jorge E. Tolosa, MD, MSCE, Professor, Oregon Health Sciences University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

Coordinating Center Study Team