Project Role: Consultant, Clinical Team

Robert L. Goldenberg, M.D. is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Department of OBGYN at the Columbia University School of Medicine and was previously chair of the OBGYN Department at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB). He has served as Director of the Department of Maternal and Child Health within the Alabama State Department of Public Health from 1977 to 1981. As a member of the Institute of Medicine since 1995, Dr. Goldenberg served as chairman of the IOM Pediatrics/Ob-Gyn section from 1998-2002 and has been a member of the IOM Committee on Improving Birth Outcomes in Developing Countries since 1999. He has published over 500 journal articles. He was the first chair of the US – India collaborative research program in Maternal and Child Health. With Dr. Goldenberg as P.I., UAB participated in the March of Dimes Prematurity Prevention Study, the NICHD-funded study of risk factors for growth retardation, the NICHD Preterm Prediction Study, and the AHCPR Low Birthweight Patient Outcomes Research Team. He was co-P.I. for the UAB site of the NICHD MFMU Network for over 8 years, and was the P.I. for the NIAID HIVNET 024 study (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Lilongwe and Blantyre, Malawi; and Lusaka, Zambia) of antibiotics to prevent chorioamnionitis – related maternal to child transmission of HIV. He is P.I. for the Drexel/Aga Khan University site (Karachi, Pakistan) for the Gates/NICHD Global Network. He also chairs the NICHD Stillbirth Network and chairs the Section on HIV Perinatal Transmission for the NIAD-funded IMPAACT Network. He was a founder of CIDRZ, the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia that in addition to undertaking substantial research on maternal and neonatal health and HIV MTCT, now has more than 200,000 HIV infected people under care. He is currently chairing a NICHD Global Network multi-country study on Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care. He has consulted on pregnancy outcomes in Armenia, Colombia, Egypt, India, and Zambia. Dr. Goldenberg has a B.S. from Columbia University and an M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine.