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Professor, OBGYN, Urogynecology, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs for UNC School of Medicine

Jennifer Wu, MD, MPH is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has served as the Division Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery from 2018-2019 and 2020-2021. She has also held a number of leadership roles including interim Chair of the Department of OB/GYN (07/19-04/20), Senior Vice Chair of OB/GYN (04/20-02/21), and Associate Clinical Service Chief, Women’s Health at UNC Hospital. She now serves as the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs for UNC School of Medicine, a role which entails overseeing faculty affairs and leadership development and the educational enterprise. While a majority of her time is dedicated to her Vice Dean role, she maintains a clinical and surgical Urogynecology practice and remains involved in research.

She earned her B.A. in Biology from Harvard University and her M.D. from the University of California at San Francisco. She trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA and then completed a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Concurrently, she completed the NIH T32 Triangle Clinical Research Fellowship in Reproductive Health and received her Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology at the UNC School of Public Health. After graduating from fellowship in 2007, she served on the faculty at Duke University until 2013, when she decided to rejoin the UNC- Chapel Hill Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Wu is a former Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 scholar and NICHD K23 career development award recipient. She remains actively involved with NIH-funded studies, industry-sponsored trials and investigator-initiated studies. She has been very engaged in the American Urogynecologic Society and is currently the Vice President of AUGS.


Clinical Profile

Jennifer Wu, MD, MPH – UNC Health Care

Research Interests:
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Surgical outcomes
  • Epidemiology of pelvic floor disorders
  • Clinical trials