Catherine J. Vladutiu, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Dr. Vladutiu received a PhD in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she also completed a pre-doctoral fellowship in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology and a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular epidemiology.  She earned an MPH in maternal and child health epidemiology from the University of Rochester.

Dr. Vladutiu is a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine where she aims to bridge public health and clinical medicine to improve maternal outcomes.  In this role, she provides analytic support, consultation, and expertise in perinatal epidemiology.  She also co-facilitates the Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship research curriculum.  Dr. Vladutiu conducts epidemiologic research in maternal and perinatal health, with a particular focus on cardiovascular health and pregnancy.  She holds additional positions, including as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at UNC Chapel Hill and as a Senior Epidemiologist with the Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Areas of Research:

  • Pregnancy-associated mortality
  • Severe maternal morbidity
  • Cardiovascular health of women
  • Emergency care utilization
  • Pregnancy as a window to future health