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Clare Flannery, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Contact Information

Clare Flannery, MD

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

    PO Box 208020

    New Haven, CT 06520-8020

    United States

Research Summary

As an Endocrinologist, my research interests are focused on the effect of obesity and diabetes on reproductive pathology, specifically cancer and infertility. I have dual appointments in Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences and Internal Medicine. Through work with Dr. Hugh Taylor, I’ve developed a skill set examining uterine physiology and pathology. Over several years, my lab has pursued endometrial tissue and in vitro based experiments in addition to mouse models to understand whether high levels of insulin, as seen in type 2 diabetes and obesity, plays a role in endometrial adenocarcinoma development. We also have an ongoing clinical-translational study of women with endometrial hyperplasia and adenocarcinoma. The work is funded by the NIH-NICHD.


Research Interests

Adenocarcinoma; Diabetes Mellitus; Endometrial Hyperplasia; Obesity

Selected Publications

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
Diseases of the Endocrine System; Women's Health; Pregnancy, Childbirth and the PuerperiumThe effect of lactation on insulin sensitivity and lipolysis in women
Other Endocrine System; Other Female GenitalEndometrium and Metabolism
Children's Health; Diabetes Mellitus - Type 2; Diseases of the Cardiovascular System; Diseases of the Endocrine System; Genetics - Pediatric; Obesity & Weight ControlPrevalence of Carbohydrate Intolerance in Lean and Obese Children