Research & Publications
Dr. Pettker’s research interests relate to clinical and outcomes–based research, particularly in labor and delivery. His work continues to focus on patient safety and quality improvement in obstetrics and hospital care.
He is the site Principal Investigator for the NIH/NICHD sponsored Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit (MFMU) Network.
Extensive Research Description
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Unit Network (MFMU)
COVID-19 in obstetrics; COVID-19 testing
Shoulder dystocia documentation and outcomes
Impact of patient safety on medical liability claims and payment
Maternal early warning systems
Ultrasound at periviability
Surgical site infection reduction
Cesarean Section; Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture; Labor, Obstetric; Labor, Induced; Obstetrics; Outcome and Process Assessment, Health Care; Quality Assurance, Health Care; Quality of Health Care; Safety; Epidemiologic Research Design; Randomized Controlled Trial; Evidence-Based Medicine; Delivery, Obstetric; Premature Birth
Public Health Interests
Health Care Quality, Efficiency; Health Care Management