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Study Team

Principal Investigator

  • Principal Investigator

    Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

    Dr. O. Adeyemo is committed to providing excellent obstetrics and gynecologic care to women. She is a graduate of Yale Medical School and completed her OB/GYN residency at Harvard (The integrated residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital). Dr Adeyemo was the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the prestigious outstanding resident recognition award. In 2020, she completed a Master of Public Health degree at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr Adeyemo is passionate about addressing women's health disparities in her immediate community and in global settings through research, education and provision of clinical care. She provides education and capacity building trainings to health workers in local and global settings. She is also passionate about engaging people at the community level in order to improve health outcomes through education which she believes promotes empowerment.

Team Members

  • Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; Medical Director Labor & Birth, Maternal Special Care Unit, Postpartum Units, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

    Dr. Campbell joined the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine after completing fellowships in Obstetrical Ultrasound and Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. Her current research interests include maternal cardiac disease and reduction of maternal morbidity and mortality. Additionally, she is interested in global health care, specifically finding ways to strengthen health care systems in order to decrease the incidence of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Dr. Campbell completed her residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and her medical training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She has been honored with several awards for her excellence in teaching medical students and residents. She is a graduate of Colby College.
  • Deputy Dean for Education and Harold W. Jockers Professor of Medical Education and Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

    Dr. Illuzzi is Deputy Dean for Education and Harold W. Jockers Professor of Medical Education and Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. Dr. Illuzzi is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed her OB/GYN residency here at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In 2004, she was named a Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholar supported by a career development grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Development. In 2006, she completed a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology at the Yale School of Graduate Studies. Dr. Illuzzi’s research examines the use of obstetric interventions and their impact on maternal and neonatal outcomes, especially among low-risk women. Topics include prophylaxis to prevent vertical transmission of group B streptococcus and innovative models of maternity care. Dr. Illuzzi served as Chief of the Obstetric Specialties and Midwifery division as well as the Medical Director of the Vidone Birthing Center at the St. Raphael Campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital until 2020. In the education domain, Dr. Illuzzi previously served as clerkship director and director of medical studies in OB/GYN and curriculum director for the Advanced Training Period for the MD program at YSM. She has played an active role in the YSM curriculum redesign, LCME reaccreditation cycles, and continues to be a strong advocate for students, trainees, and faculty in the educational mission of the Yale School of Medicine.
  • Assistant Professor

    Sascha James-Conterelli received her bachelor’s in nursing from Howard University and her masters in midwifery and doctorate from New York University. She has been practicing midwife since 2002.  Dr. James-Conterelli’s professional journey has been unique and broad reaching with practice settings in both the public and private sector. In 2005, she added political advocacy and policy to her clinical work opening the door to many exciting opportunities for advocacy of midwives to be recognized as invaluable stakeholders in perinatal care. These experiences cemented her idea of the importance of education which led to her transition to full-time professor in 2014 while maintaining clinical practice. Dr. James-Conterelli Is the president of ACNM’s New York State affiliate; New York Midwives (NYM/NYSALM). She is also honored to continue to have opportunities to provide my knowledge and expertise to many national and local policies such as the development of perinatal regionalization for New York State, serving as co-chair on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Maternal Mortality and Racial Disparities Task Force as well as a member of New York State’s Maternal Mortality Steering Committee and New York State Maternal Mortality Review Board. Most recently Dr. James-Conterelli served as a member of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 Maternity Task Force.  Dr. James-Conterelli recognizes the importance of global outreach and have dedicated efforts towards assisting the midwives and the perinatal community in her home of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.