Methodius Tuuli, MD, MPH
Dr. Tuuli has several years of teaching experience, including teaching mathematics and physics at the secondary school level in Ghana. Currently, Dr. Tuuli is a co-instructor for the Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis elective course with Dr. Graham Colditz. He has been recognized with teaching awards including Golden Apple Awards, Berlex Laboratory Best Resident Teaching Award and the Fellow Teacher of the Year Award.
Dr. Tuuli joined the OB/GYN faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in August 2011 following fellowship training in maternal fetal medicine. He is also an NIH-sponsored Women Reproductive Health Research Scholar. Earlier, he earned a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, with a concentration in maternal and child health. His research interest is broadly characterized as perinatal epidemiology. Dr. Tuuli uses various research designs including randomized clinical trials, cohort and case-control studies to generate primary data on common perinatal questions. He further critically appraises and synthesizes existing data using systematic reviews, meta-analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis to yield quality evidence for clinical practice and health policy. His specific areas of current research endeavors include evidence-based techniques for cesarean delivery, optimizing the management of labor and delivery, prediction and prevention of placenta-related syndromes (preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction), prevention of preterm birth, reproductive health in developing countries and sickle cell disease in pregnancy. He has 18 peer-reviewed publications and several invited reviews related to clinical research in obstetrics. He serves as an editorial consultant for several obstetric journals.
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