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Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, MD, MS


Director, Women's Health Services Research Unit

Tenured Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Office: Center for Research on Health Care
230 McKee Place, Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-586-9836
Fax: 412-692-4838
E-mail: schwarzeb@upmc.edu

BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1993
MS, University of California, Berkeley, 1997
MD, University of California, San Francisco, 1999

Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency, University of California, San Francisco, 2002
Women's Health Clinical Research Fellow, University of California, San Francisco, 2005

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Health information technology
Preconception counseling
Reproductive health

Dr. Schwarz is an internationally recognized health services researcher who focuses on women's reproductive health and access to contraception and preconception counseling. Her work on the effects of lactation on maternal health was recognized by Obstetrics & Gynecology in 2009 as one of the journal's most highly rated manuscripts with a $5000 Pitkin Award. Recently, her translational research has focused on the use of information technology to improve provision of preconception counseling. Dr. Schwarz currently serves as Senior Medical Expert in Reproductive Health for the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Associate Editor of Journal Watch Womens Health, and as a member of the FDA's Advisory Committee on Reproductive Health Drugs. She is a Fellow of the Society of Family Planning, and past-chair of the Society of General Internal Medicine's Taskforce on Women's Health.

Recent Grants
Title: Improving the Safe Use of Isotretinoin
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount: $149,986
Funding Agency: US Food and Drug Agency
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2014
Title: Same Day Insertion of IUDs or Implants for Women Seeking EC or Pregnancy Testing
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount: $600,000
Funding Agency: Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2013

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