Vikki M Abrahams, PhD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Departments & Organizations


Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Maternal-Fetal Medicine | Perinatal Research | Reproductive Sciences: Abrahams Lab; Discovery to Cure Internship

Office of Student Research



Dr Vikki Abrahams received her B.Sc. (hons) in Immunology 1996, and was awarded a Ph.D. in Immunology in 2000, both from University College London in Immunology. She continued her studies as a postdoctoral associate at Dartmouth Medical School, NH, and then at Yale University in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive sciences in the field of Reproductive Immunology. In 2004 she joined the faculty in the Department. Since 2006 she has also been an Honorary Lecturer in the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Center at The University of Manchester, UK.

Dr Abrahams is a member of the British Society for Immunology, American Association of Immunologists, International Society for Immunology of Reproduction, Society for Reproductive Investigation, and is a highly active member of the American Society of Reproductive Immunology. Dr Abrahams is the Associate Editor for Reviews of the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology and also serves on the editorial boards for a number of other journals within the Reproductive Sciences field. Within the department she coordinates the Division of Reproductive Sciences faculty meetings and mentors Ob/Gyn residents, MFM fellows, as well as medical, graduate and undergraduate students.

Education & Training

PhD University College, London (2000)

Honors & Recognition

  • J. Christian Herr Award for Excellence in Reproductive Immunology ResearchAmerican Society for Reproductive Immunology

  • The Harold Behrman Award for mentoring students, residents and fellowsDepartment of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Yale University

Professional Service

  • NIH Scientific Review Group: Pregnancy & Neonatology [PN] (2015)

  • Editorial Board for Biology of Reproduction (2013)

  • Society for Reproductive Investigation (2013)

  • Editorial Board for Reproductive Sciences (2012)

  • The International Society for Immunology of Reproduction (2011)

  • Associate Editor for Reviews for the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology (2010)

  • Editorial Board for Placenta (2009)

  • American Association of Immunologists (2009)

  • Editorial Board for The Open Immunology Journal (2007)

  • Editorial Board for the Journal of Reproductive Immunology (2006)

  • American Society for Reproductive Immunology (2000)

  • The British Society for Immunology (1996)

International Activity

  • Maternal and Fetal Health Research Center Manchester, United Kingdom (2006)

    Honorary Lecturer

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Contact Info

Vikki M Abrahams, PhD
Mailing Address
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510-

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