UW Research

Obstetric-Fetal Pharmacology Research Unit



The University of Washington Obstetric-fetal Pharmacology Research Unit is dedicated to the optimization of medications during pregnancy and lactation. Our goal is to understand how the body handles and responds to drugs during pregnancy.

Many medications commonly used during pregnancy and lactation are not well understood. Through enhancing the understanding of medications in these special populations, we hope to optimize medication selection and dosage and ultimately improve care for pregnant women, their fetuses, lactating mothers and their nursing infants.

Funding Information

FDA 2001-2008
NIH from 2006-present

Reporting Structure

Chair, Department of Pharmacy

Related UW Entities

School of Pharmacy: Department of Pharmaceutics,
School of Pharmacy: Department of Medicinal Chemistry
School of Medicine: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
School of Medicine: Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine: Department of Genome Sciences
School of Nursing: Department of Child, Family and Population Health Nursing
College of Arts and Sciences: Department of Applied Mathematics

External Partners

Duke University, University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of California, San Diego