- Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Director, Center for Research on Women and Gender
- Director, National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health
- sgeller [at] uic.edu
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Dr. Geller is a health services researcher and epidemiologist with expertise in women’s health, complementary and alternative medicine, and maternal mortality and morbidity. Dr. Geller has conducted research related to maternal mortality and morbidity since 1999. As PI of a CDC/ASPH cooperative agreement to investigate factors associated with maternal mortality, she developed an innovative model for early identification of high-risk women that has been used nationally and internationally. Dr. Geller is a founding and continuing member of the Illinois Maternal Mortality Review Committee, which is responsible for review of preventability issues for all maternal deaths in the state. Dr. Geller’s international work in maternal mortality and morbidity began with a 5-year NICHD-funded randomized clinical trial comparing the use of oral misoprostol for prevention of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) in rural India. She is currently funded by Gynuity Health Projects and the Gates Foundation to conduct another community-based trial in rural India to compare two dosing strategies for the use of misoprostol to prevent PPH. Dr. Geller is also collaborating with the MacArthur Foundation, the Millennium Villages Project and Pathfinder International to implement a continuum of care model to reduce PPH in India, Nigeria, and Ghana.
Kremer N, Zeeli T, Sprecher E, Geller S. Failure of initial disease control in bullous pemphigoid: a retrospective study of hospitalized patients in a single tertiary center. Int J Dermatol. 2017 Oct;56(10):1010-1016. doi: 10.1111/ijd.13736. Epub 2017 Aug 30. PubMed PMID: 28856675.
Yost G, Collofello B, Goba G, Koch A, Harrington A, Esmailbeigi H, Robinson N, Kutz-McClain P, Geller S, Dobiesz V. A novel obstetric medical device designed for autotransfusion of blood in life threatening postpartum haemorrhage. J Med Eng Technol. 2017 Aug 29:1-7. doi: 10.1080/03091902.2017.1364308. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28849957.
Geller S, Marghoob AA, Scope A, Braun RP, Myskowski PL. Dermoscopy and the diagnosis of primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2017 Aug 28. doi: 10.1111/jdv.14549. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28846171.
Koch AR, Geller SE. Addressing maternal deaths due to violence: the Illinois experience. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Aug 24. pii: S0002-9378(17)30940-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2017.08.005. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28844823.
Xu H, Fonseca M, Wolner Z, Chung E, Wu X, Geller S, Dusza SW, DeRosa AP, Marghoob AA, Busam KJ, Halpern AC, Marchetti MA. Reference values for skin microanatomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis of ex vivo studies. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Jul 14. pii: S0190-9622(17)31813-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.06.009. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28716435.