Women's Health


Sonya Borrero, MD, MS

Director, Center for Women's Health Research and Innovation 

Dr. Borrero’s work strives to advance reproductive health equity. Her research has specifically focused on understanding multilevel influences on contraceptive and pregnancy decision making in vulnerable populations in order to identify targets for interventions that will decrease women’s risk for undesired pregnancy.

Esa M. Davis, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Dr. Davis is an NIH-funded clinical researcher with a patient-oriented research program focused on obesity-related maternal and child health outcomes and in comparative effectiveness research in obesity and tobacco. Much of her work has focused on investigating the perinatal, cultural, and behavioral factors associated with the racial and socioeconomic disparities in obesity among women.

Tamar Krishnamurti, PhD

Dr. Krishnamurti’s research interests include risk perception and communication, medical decision making, mHealth, and the design of effective communications, decision aids, and interventions for both domestic and international populations. She is particularly interested in research that focuses on vulnerable and high-risk social groups. Her work uses quantitative and qualitative methods to conduct both basic and applied research.

Melissa McNeil, MD, MPH

Dr. McNeil’s research interests revolve around the development and evaluation of innovations in medical education and in the care of women. She is the director of the joint VA/University of Pittsburgh Women’s Health Fellowship and also serves as the Program Director for the NIH-sponsored Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health grant, an institutional career development award for faculty members interested in developing research careers in women’s health.

Holly Thomas, MD, MS

Dr. Thomas seeks to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary, patient-centered clinical research that will improve the health and quality of life of women as they age. In particular, she is interested in understanding the physical and psychosocial factors that contribute to sexual dysfunction in midlife and older women and using this understanding to develop behavioral treatment options for this population.