University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Bio for Brian W. Nielsen, M.D., M.S.
Brian W. Nielsen, M.D., M.S.

Brian W. Nielsen, M.D., M.S.

Instructor, WRHR Scholar
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Contact Information
Office Location:
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Given Room D-201, 89 Beaumont Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405


2009     M.S. - University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis
2005     Fellowship - Wayne State University, Perinatology Research Branch, Detroit, MI
2005     Residency - Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center, Dearborn, MI
2001     M.D. - Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
1997     B.S. - Alma College, Alma, MI, Chemistry

Research Interests

Dr. Nielsen works with obesity and pregnancy outcomes, including labor dystocia and prolonged gestation.  Hormonal changes in adipose tissue impact coordinated myometrial contractility.  His current research interests are the etiology of decreased contractility when myometrium is exposed to adipose tissue hormones, and developing a program to help patients control weight gain during pregnancy.

Awards and Honors

2008, 2011     APGO/CREOG National Faculty Award
2003     Oakwood Hospital, Medical Student Teacher of the Year Award
2000     Wayne State University School of Medicine, Year III Honors


Brown LY, Bonney EA, Raj RS, Nielsen B, Brown S. Generalized disturbance of DNA methylation in the uterine decidua in the CBA/J x DBA/2 mouse model of pregnancy failure. Biol Reprod. 2013 Nov 21;89(5):120. doi: 10.1095/biolreprod.113.113142. Print 2013 Nov. PubMed PMID: 24108302.

See PubMed listing here.