Bio for Brian W. Nielsen, M.D., M.S. Brian W. Nielsen, M.D., M.S.Instructor, WRHR ScholarDepartment of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Contact Information E-mail: Brian.Nielsen@uvm.eduPhone: 802-656-2226Office Location: Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Given Room D-201, 89 Beaumont Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405 Education2009 M.S. - University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis2005 Fellowship - Wayne State University, Perinatology Research Branch, Detroit, MI2005 Residency - Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center, Dearborn, MI2001 M.D. - Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI1997 B.S. - Alma College, Alma, MI, ChemistryResearch InterestsDr. 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 Honors2008, 2011 APGO/CREOG National Faculty Award2003 Oakwood Hospital, Medical Student Teacher of the Year Award2000 Wayne State University School of Medicine, Year III HonorsPublicationsBrown 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.