Laura Vricella, MD

Saint Louis University (SLU)

My current research focused on blood volume expansion in pregnancy, both new methods of assessment as well as changes with body habits and medical diseases of pregnancy. The impact of obesity on anesthesia and other obstetric outcomes is a focus of my prior research and an area of ongoing interest. I am involved in several projects studying hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and novel methods for assessment in the obstetric population. I also am interested in premature birth in multiple gestations including studies of potential interventions to reduce preterm delivery risk in this population.