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Catherine Bradley, MD, MSCE

Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Catherine Bradley, MD, MSCE, is a Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine with secondary appointments as Professor in Urology and Epidemiology (College of Public Health). She is Division Director of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery and Fellowship Program Director in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (FPMRS).  Dr. Bradley is a clinical and epidemiologic researcher in female pelvic floor disorders. She completed her clinical residency and fellowship as well as Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania before joining Iowa’s faculty in 2003. Dr. Bradley’s research interests focus on diagnostic and outcome measures for urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women and on risk factors and symptoms associated with pelvic floor disorders. Her past research funded by the NIH and VA has included developing and testing a new diagnostic questionnaire for female urinary incontinence and a nationwide longitudinal study of women veterans to better understand temporal associations between mental health disorders and overactive bladder/urgency urinary incontinence. She currently leads Iowa researchers in a NIH-funded network studying women and men with lower urinary tract dysfunction to develop an innovative symptom-based instrument and to collect detailed longitudinal data to better understand phenotypic subgroups of patients. In addition to her positions at the University of Iowa, Dr. Bradley currently serves as Research Council Chair for the American Urogynecologic Society and is an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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