S. Katherine Laughon, M.D., M.S. is a tenure-track investigator in the DIPHR Epidemiology Branch. She received her M.D. at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She completed her fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and received her master's degree in clinical research from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a co-principal investigator on the Consortium on Safe Labor study, Dr. Laughon’s research explores how the changes in sociodemographic and body composition characteristics in the contemporary obstetric population have affected the rate of pregnancy complications as well as the implications for current clinical management, such as timing and route of delivery. Dr. Laughon is also a co-investigator on the NICHD Fetal Growth Study with interests in evaluating fetal growth patterns in pregnancies with medical and obstetrical complications and comparing them to the standard as well as determining how to best characterize discordance in twins.
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