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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

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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Ostbye, T, Krause, KM, Zucker, N, Swamy, GK, Bastian, LA, Brouwer, RN, and Lavelady, CA. "KAN-DO - Design, Rationale, and Baseline Characteristics of a Family-based Intervention to Prevent Childhood Obesity." 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Obesity-Society. Washington, DC. October 24, 2009 - October 28, 2009.: NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, November 1, 2009.

Scholars@Duke

Ostbye, T, Krause, KM, Zucker, N, Swamy, GK, Bastian, LA, Brouwer, RN, and Lavelady, CA. "KAN-DO - Design, Rationale, and Baseline Characteristics of a Family-based Intervention to Prevent Childhood Obesity." 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Obesity-Society. Washington, DC. October 24, 2009 - October 28, 2009.: NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, November 1, 2009.

Scholars@Duke

Krause, KM, Ostbye, T, and Swamy, GK. "Occurrence and correlates of postpartum depression in overweight and obese women: results from the active mothers postpartum (AMP) study." Maternal and Child Health Journal 13, no. 6 (November 2009): 832-838.

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Brouwer, RN, Krause, KM, Bastian, L, Swamy, GK, Zucker, N, and Ostbye, T. "The Postpartum Period: A Teachable Moment for Change in Overweight Moms?." 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Obesity-Society. Washington, DC. October 24, 2009 - October 28, 2009.: NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, November 1, 2009.

Scholars@Duke

Brouwer, RN, Krause, KM, Bastian, L, Swamy, GK, Zucker, N, and Ostbye, T. "The Postpartum Period: A Teachable Moment for Change in Overweight Moms?." 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Obesity-Society. Washington, DC. October 24, 2009 - October 28, 2009.: NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, November 1, 2009.

Scholars@Duke

Swamy, GK, Roelands, JJ, Peterson, BL, Fish, LJ, Oncken, CA, Pletsch, PK, Myers, ER, Whitecar, PW, and Pollak, KI. "Predictors of adverse events among pregnant smokers exposed in a nicotine replacement therapy trial." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 201, no. 4 (October 2009): 354.e1-354.e7.

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Østbye, T, Krause, KM, Lovelady, CA, Morey, MC, Bastian, LA, Peterson, BL, Swamy, GK, Brouwer, RJN, and McBride, CM. "Active Mothers Postpartum: a randomized controlled weight-loss intervention trial." American Journal of Preventive Medicine 37, no. 3 (September 2009): 173-180.

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Chin, JR, and Swamy, GK. "Long-term survival and reproduction in preterm infants." Pediatric Health 3, no. 4 (August 2009): 381-389.

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