Department of Family Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
1018 Fuller St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104-1213
Department of Family Medicine
Dr. Katherine J. Gold is a family physician, obstetrics and mental health researcher, and an associate professor in the University of Michigan Departments of Family Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology. As a family physician, she sees patients at Domino’s Farms Family Medicine and delivers babies and cares for newborns at the University of Michigan Hospitals.
Dr. Gold researches the impact of poor obstetrical outcomes on parents, families, and providers with particular interest in mental and physical health outcomes and health behaviors in subsequent pregnancies. She is interested in racial disparities in perinatal loss, risk factors stillbirth and neonatal death, physician communication training in death and bereavement, reduction of tobacco use during pregnancy, and mental health in the perinatal period. She has a special interest in stillbirth prevention in Africa and other low-income countries. She also researches physician wellness, mental health, and suicide. Her research has been featured recently in the Washington Post, STAT, and the White House.
Dr. Gold completed a two-year research training program for physicians through the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and an NIH research fellowship: BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women's Health). She has several completed and on-going research projects related to perinatal death (stillbirth and infant death) and publishes and speaks nationally on this topic. She recently completed the James C. Puffer/American Board of Family Medicine Fellow at the National Academy of Medicine.
She sees patients at Family Medicine at Domino's Farms →
Areas of Interest
- Impact of pregnancy loss (including stillbirth and infant death) on maternal mental, physical and reproductive health
- Stillbirth prevention in developing countries
- Pregnancy and postpartum mental health for women in the U.S. and Africa
- Physician wellness and mental health
- Women's health
- Mental health
- Care for underserved populations
- Grief and bereavement
- Death and dying
- Behavioral Health in Primary Care
- Reproductive and Women's Health
- Global Primary Care
- Clinical Informatics and Technology
- M.D., University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2001
- University of Michigan Health System, Department of Family Medicine, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2005
- M.S.W., Social Work, Interpersonal Practice, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1995
- M.S., Health and Health Care Research, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2006
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
- Family Medicine
Maternal Mental and Physical Health Outcomes after Stillbirth and Infant Death
Funded by The National Institutes of Health, The National Institute of Mental Health
Little is known about the long-term impact of perinatal loss on surviving mothers, its effect on subsequent prenatal health behaviors and its impact on outcomes of their subsequent pregnancies. Findings may potentially help to identify populations of women at highest risk for mental illness after such a loss, measure the impact of hospital care on maternal psychiatric morbidity, quantify the economic costs of maternal health care in the years following such a loss, and improve fetal outcomes in subsequent pregnancies.
Published Articles or Reviews
- Gold KJ. A piece of my mind. In the still of the night. JAMA, 2011; 306(12):1303-4.
- Gold KJ, Singh V, Marcus SM, Palladino CL. Mental health, substance use, and intimate partner problems among pregnant and postpartum suicide victims in the National Violent Death Reporting System. Gen Hosp Psych, 2012;34(2):139-45.
- Gold KJ, Sen A, Schwenk TL. Details on suicide among US physicians: data from the National Violent Death Reporting System. Gen Hosp Psychiatry, 2013;35(1):45-9
- Gold KJ, Spangenberg K, Wobil P, Schwenk TL. Depression and risk factors for depression among mothers of sick infants in Kumasi, Ghana. Int J Gyn Obstet, 2013;120(3):228-31.
- Gold KJ, Sen A, Xu X. Hospital Costs Associated with Stillbirth Delivery. Mat Child Health J, 2013;17(10):1835-41.
Published Articles via PubMed
My work is inspired by…
The experiences of families who have had a baby die, including my own experience of losing my son. I am also inspired by the resilience of the families I care for in underserved areas.