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Geeta Krishna Swamy, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: Box 3967 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 681-5220
Email: swamy002@mc.duke.edu

Dr. Geeta Swamy, MD, became Vice Chair for Research and Faculty Development in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology on March 1, 2018. In this dual role, Dr. Swamy oversees strategic development and administration of the Department’s basic, translational and clinical research programs, as well as implements and oversees programs to support development and mentorship for all faculty at all levels.

Dr. Swamy has dedicated her career to advancing research in women’s health and to mentoring faculty and trainees. She is an internationally recognized clinician-researcher, and an expert and nationally-recognized leader in the field of maternal immunization and vaccination in pregnancy. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and others. She currently serves as the Co-Principal Investigator for the NIH-NIAID Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation (VTEU) and CDC-funded Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment, and has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Dr. Swamy has been the Director of the Duke Perinatal Research Center since 2010.

Dr. Swamy has also been instrumental in developing and leading the School of Medicine’s Research Regulatory and Compliance initiatives, first as Chair of the IRB and then as Associate Dean for Clinical Research for Regulatory Oversight and Research Initiatives. This past fall, she was promoted to Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research in the School of Medicine.

Dr. Swamy's focused area of interests are perinatal infection, maternal immunization and preterm birth.

Education and Training

  • Resident, Obstetrics And Gynecology, University of Pittsburgh, 1997 - 2001
  • M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997

Publications

Chin, JR, Swamy, GK, Floyd, SE, and Bastian, LA. "Hormonal contraceptives and adherence." (December 1, 2010): 151-177. (Chapter)

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Østbye, T, Krause, KM, Swamy, GK, and Lovelady, CA. "Effect of breastfeeding on weight retention from one pregnancy to the next: results from the North Carolina WIC program." Preventive Medicine 51, no. 5 (November 2010): 368-372.

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Walter, EB, Allred, NJ, Swamy, GK, Hellkamp, AS, and Dolor, RJ. "Influenza vaccination of household contacts of newborns: a hospital-based strategy to increase vaccination rates." Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 31, no. 10 (October 2010): 1070-1073.

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Chin, JR, Krause, KM, Ostbye, T, Chowdhury, N, Lovelady, CA, and Swamy, GK. "Gestational weight gain in consecutive pregnancies." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 203, no. 3 (September 2010): 279.e1-279.e6.

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Miranda, ML, Swamy, GK, Edwards, S, Maxson, P, Gelfand, A, and James, S. "Disparities in maternal hypertension and pregnancy outcomes: evidence from North Carolina, 1994-2003." Public Health Reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974) 125, no. 4 (July 2010): 579-587.

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Miranda, ML, Edwards, SE, Swamy, GK, Paul, CJ, and Neelon, B. "Blood lead levels among pregnant women: historical versus contemporaneous exposures." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 7, no. 4 (April 2010): 1508-1519.

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Swamy, GK. "Reliance on self-reporting underestimates pregnancy smoking rates in Scotland, with more than 2400 pregnant smokers estimated to be missed annually." Evidence Based Nursing 13, no. 2 (April 2010): 60-61.

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Bastian, LA, Pathiraja, VC, Krause, K, Namenek Brouwer, RJ, Swamy, GK, Lovelady, CA, and Østbye, T. "Multiparity is associated with high motivation to change diet among overweight and obese postpartum women." Women'S Health Issues : Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women'S Health 20, no. 2 (March 2010): 133-138.

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Swamy, GK, Garrett, ME, Ashley-Koch, AE, and Miranda, ML. "743: Genetic variation in G-protein coupled receptor kinase-5 and preeclampsia." December 2009.

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Chin, JR, Swamy, GK, Østbye, T, and Bastian, LA. "Contraceptive use by obese women 1 year postpartum." Contraception 80, no. 5 (November 2009): 463-468.

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