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Lorie M. Harper, MD

Lorie M. Harper, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Phone: (205)

Dr. Lorie Harper is an Associate Professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She obtained her MD degree from Washington University in 2005, and completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University in 2009. She went on to complete a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Washington University and obtained her Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation. She joined the faculty at UAB August 1, 2012.

Dr. Harper is involved in a number of clinical research projects investigating adverse outcomes in pregnancy. Her research focus is in mitigating the effects of obesity on pregnancy, including reducing the risk of surgical site infections after cesarean in obese women. She also has a significant interest in gestational diabetes and pregestational diabetes in pregnancy, complications frequently seen in obesity.

Research interests

  • Pregnancy complications associated with obesity
  • Reducing the risk of pregnancy complications associated with obesity
  • Gestational diabetes, diabetes, and chronic hypertension in pregnancy