Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Tita is UAB John C. Hauth, MD Endowed Professor of Ob/Gyn, Vice-Chair for Research, Director of the Center for Women’s Reproductive Health and PI of the NICHD Maternal Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) network center. His background is in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Epidemiology. Dr. Tita has led and continues to lead the design and conduct of collaborative multi-site and single-site clinical trials and observational studies that influence practice and policy globally such as the optimal timing of cesarean delivery at term and use of adjunctive azithromycin for cesarean delivery prophylaxis. He also leads the Cameroon Health Initiative at UAB a multidisciplinary venture to improve health care in collaboration with Cameroon partners. Dr. Tita serves or has served as consultant editor for the Green Journal, consultant for the World Health Organization and is on the MFM Division of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Cesarean Delivery among Alabama ProvidersSouthern Medical Journal.  112:170-173. 2019
    2019 Effect of immediate vs delayed pushing on rates of spontaneous vaginal delivery among nulliparous women receiving neuraxial analgesia: A randomized clinical trialObstetrical and Gynecological Survey.  74:131-133. 2019
    2019 Association of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus With Neonatal Respiratory MorbidityObstetrics and Gynecology.  133:349-353. 2019
    2019 Neonatal Outcomes of Elective Early-term Births After Demonstrated Fetal Lung MaturityObstetrical and Gynecological Survey.  74:66-67. 2019
    2019 Cost-effectiveness of Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy vs No Therapy in Women at Risk of Late Preterm Delivery: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical TrialJAMA Pediatrics2019
    2019 Daytime Compared With Nighttime Differences in Management and Outcomes of Postpartum HemorrhageObstetrics and Gynecology.  133:155-162. 2019
    2019 HIV Status and Contraceptive Utilization among Women in CameroonJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care.  18. 2019
    2018 Association between antenatal corticosteroids and neonatal hypoglycemia in indicated early preterm births*Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.  31:3095-3101. 2018
    2018 Cervical funneling or intra-amniotic debris and preterm birth in nulliparous women with midtrimester cervical length less than 30 mmUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  52:757-762. 2018
    2018 Child Neurodevelopmental Outcomes by Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and Gestational Weight GainObstetrics and Gynecology.  132:1386-1393. 2018
    2018 Out of Office Blood Pressure Measurement in Pregnancy and the Postpartum PeriodCurrent Hypertension Reports.  20. 2018
    2018 Thyroid function in neonates of women with subclinical hypothyroidism or hypothyroxinemiaJournal of Perinatology.  38:1490-1495. 2018
    2018 Incidence of early-onset sepsis in infants born to women with clinical chorioamnionitisJournal of Perinatal Medicine.  46:926-933. 2018
    2018 Effect of Immediate vs Delayed Pushing on Rates of Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery among Nulliparous Women Receiving Neuraxial Analgesia: A Randomized Clinical TrialJournal of the American Medical Association.  320:1444-1454. 2018
    2018 Association Between Gestational Weight Gain and Perinatal OutcomesObstetrics and Gynecology.  132:875-881. 2018
    2018 Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Tracing Among Small-for-Gestational Age Compared With Appropriate-for-Gestational-Age NeonatesObstetrics and Gynecology.  132:1019-1025. 2018
    2018 Neonatal outcomes of elective early-term births after demonstrated fetal lung maturityAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  219:296.e1-296.e8. 2018
    2018 Labor induction versus expectant management in low-risk nulliparous womenNew England Journal of Medicine.  379:513-523. 2018
    2018 Elimination of Vertical Transmission of Hepatitis B in Africa: A Review of Available Tools and New OpportunitiesClinical Therapeutics.  40:1255-1267. 2018
    2018 Does Early Artificial Rupture of Membranes Speed Labor in Preterm Inductions?American Journal of Perinatology.  35:716-720. 2018
    2018 Outcomes of Medically Indicated Preterm Births Differ by IndicationAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  35:758-763. 2018
    2018 Outpatient Foley Catheter for Induction of Labor in Parous Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial.Obstetrics and Gynecology.  132:94-101. 2018
    2018 ReplyAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  219:121. 2018
    2018 Validation of the SunTech Medical Advantage Model 2 Series Automated Blood Pressure Module in PregnancyAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  36:67-73. 2018
    2018 Adverse Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Indicated Compared with Spontaneous Preterm Birth in Healthy Nulliparas: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized TrialAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  35:624-631. 2018
    2018 Hypertensive Disorders in PregnancyObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America.  45:333-347. 2018
    2018 Neonatal Outcomes Based on Duration of Exposure to Antenatal Corticosteroids in Indicated Preterm DeliveriesAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  36:39-44. 2018
    2018 A decision analytic model for prevention of hepatitis B virus infection in Sub-Saharan Africa using birth-dose vaccinationJournal of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics.  141:126-132. 2018
    2018 Relationship between infertility and digital cervicography findings in Cameroonian womenInternational Journal of Women's Health and Reproduction Sciences.  6:134-139. 2018
    2018 Accuracy of blood pressure measurement devices in pregnancy: A systematic review of validation studiesHypertension.  71:326-335. 2018
    2018 Pregnancy-associated hypertension and offspring cardiometabolic healthObstetrics and Gynecology.  131:313-321. 2018
    2018 SMFM Special Report: Putting the “M” back in MFM: Reducing racial and ethnic disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality: A call to actionAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  218:B9-B17. 2018
    2018 The Association of Decision-to-Incision Time for Cesarean Delivery with Maternal and Neonatal OutcomesAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  35:247-253. 2018
    2018 Defining failed induction of laborAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  218:122.e1-122.e8. 2018
    2018 Institutional protocols for vaginal preparation with antiseptic solution and surgical site infection rate in women undergoing cesarean delivery during laborObstetrics and Gynecology.  132:371-376. 2018
    2018 Predictors of Infant Hepatitis B Immunization in Cameroon: Data to Inform Implementation of a Hepatitis B Birth DosePediatric Infectious Disease Journal.  37:103-107. 2018
    2018 The relationship of maternal glycemia to childhood obesity and metabolic dysfunction Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine2018
    2017 Predictive Characteristics of Elevated 1-Hour Glucose Challenge Test Results for Gestational DiabetesAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  34:1464-1469. 2017
    2017 The effect of omega-3 supplementation on pregnancy outcomes by smoking statusAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  217:476.e1-476.e6. 2017
    2017 Neonatal Morbidity of Small- and Large-for-Gestational-Age Neonates Born at Term in Uncomplicated PregnanciesObstetrics and Gynecology.  130:511-519. 2017
    2017 Economic Evaluation of Adjunctive Azithromycin Prophylaxis for Cesarean DeliveryObstetrics and Gynecology.  130:328-334. 2017
    2017 Treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism or hypothyroxinemia in pregnancyObstetrical and Gynecological Survey.  72:464-465. 2017
    2017 Evaluation of Institute of Medicine Guidelines for Gestational Weight Gain in Women with Chronic HypertensionAmerican Journal of Perinatology Reports.  7:e145-e150. 2017
    2017 Obesity and Neonatal Cord Blood Gas Results at Cesarean: Effect of Intraoperative Blood PressureAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  34:716-721. 2017
    2017 Impact of Interval between Screening and Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes on Pregnancy OutcomesAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  34:557-562. 2017
    2017 Is use of multiple antihypertensive agents to achieve blood pressure control associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes?Journal of Perinatology.  37:340-344. 2017
    2017 Predictors of the use of interventions to prevent malaria in pregnancy in CameroonMalaria Journal.  16. 2017
    2017 Treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism or hypothyroxinemia in pregnancyNew England Journal of Medicine.  376:815-825. 2017
    2017 Class III Obese Women's Preferences and Concerns for Cesarean Skin Incision: A Multicenter SurveyAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  34:289-294. 2017
    2017 The authors replyNew England Journal of Medicine.  376:182. 2017
    2017 Maternal and neonatal outcomes in indicated preterm births based on the intended mode of deliveryObstetrics and Gynecology.  130:1143-1151. 2017
    2017 Pregnancies after the diagnosis of mild gestational diabetes mellitus and risk of cardiometabolic disordersObstetrics and Gynecology.  129:273-280. 2017
    2017 Racial and ethnic differences in utilization of labor management strategies intended to reduce cesarean delivery ratesObstetrics and Gynecology.  130:1285-1294. 2017
    2017 Risk factors for postcesarean maternal infection in a trial of extended-spectrum antibiotic prophylaxisObstetrics and Gynecology.  129:481-485. 2017
    2016 Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes with Early Compared with Delayed Pushing among Nulliparous WomenObstetrics and Gynecology.  128:1039-1047. 2016
    2016 Adjunctive azithromycin prophylaxis for cesarean deliveryNew England Journal of Medicine.  375:1231-1241. 2016
    2016 Association of Recorded Estimated Fetal Weight and Cesarean Delivery in Attempted Vaginal Delivery at TermObstetrics and Gynecology.  128:487-494. 2016
    2016 Influenza vaccination and antiviral therapy in pregnant womenJournal of Infectious Diseases.  214:505-506. 2016
    2016 Antenatal betamethasone for women at risk for late preterm deliveryObstetrical and Gynecological Survey.  71:453-455. 2016
    2016 What we have learned about scheduling elective repeat cesarean delivery at termSeminars in Perinatology.  40:287-290. 2016
    2016 Baseline renal function tests and adverse outcomes in pregnant patients with chronic hypertensionObstetrics and Gynecology.  128:93-103. 2016
    2016 Impact of Early Screening for Gestational Diabetes on Perinatal Outcomes in High-Risk WomenAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  33:758-764. 2016
    2016 Impact of Gestational Weight Gain on Perinatal Outcomes in Obese WomenAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  33:849-855. 2016
    2016 Preterm neonatal morbidity and mortality by gestational age: A contemporary cohortAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  215:103.e1-103.e14. 2016
    2016 Preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM): Outcomes of delivery at 32°/7 -336/7 weeks after confirmed fetal lung maturity (FLM) versus expectant management until 34°/7 weeksJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.  29:1895-1899. 2016
    2016 Gestational age of delivery in pregnancies complicated by chronic hypertensionObstetrics and Gynecology.  127:1101-1109. 2016
    2016 Prediction of spontaneous preterm birth among nulliparous women with a short cervixJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  35:1293-1297. 2016
    2016 Predicting failure of glyburide therapy in gestational diabetesJournal of Perinatology.  36:347-351. 2016
    2016 Antenatal betamethasone for women at risk for late preterm deliveryNew England Journal of Medicine.  374:1311-1320. 2016
    2016 17-Hydroxyprogesterone caproate in triplet pregnancy: An individual patient data meta-analysisBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  123:682-690. 2016
    2016 Association of the duration of active pushing with obstetric outcomesObstetrics and Gynecology.  127:667-673. 2016
    2016 Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with 1-Hour Glucose Challenge Test ≥ 200 mg/dLAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  33:490-494. 2016
    2016 Wound morbidity with staples compared with suture for cesarean skin closure by diabetic statusJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.  29:279-282. 2016
    2016 #38: Hepatitis B in pregnancy screening, treatment, and prevention of vertical transmissionAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  214:6-14. 2016
    2016 Factors associated with PMTCT cascade completion in four african countriesAIDS Research and Treatment.  2016. 2016
    2016 Hepatitis B, HIV, and Syphilis Seroprevalence in Pregnant Women and Blood Donors in CameroonInfectious Diseases in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  2016. 2016
    2015 A Randomized Trial of Intrapartum Fetal ECG ST-Segment AnalysisObstetrical and Gynecological Survey.  70:735-737. 2015
    2015 Evaluating gestational weight gain recommendations in pregestational diabetesAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  213:563.e1-563.e5. 2015
    2015 Serious maternal complications after early preterm delivery (24-33 weeks' gestation)American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  213. 2015
    2015 Examining the Starting Dose of Glyburide in Gestational DiabetesAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  33:214-219. 2015
    2015 Pharmacokinetics of tenofovir during pregnancy and postpartumHIV Medicine.  16:502-511. 2015
    2015 Use and attitudes of obstetricians toward 3 high-risk interventions in MFMU Network hospitalsAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  213:398.e1-398.e11. 2015
    2015 A randomized trial of intrapartum fetal ECG ST-segment analysisNew England Journal of Medicine.  373:632-641. 2015
    2015 Does the presence of a condition-specific obstetric protocol lead to detectable improvements in pregnancy outcomes?American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  213. 2015
    2015 Less-tight versus tight control of hypertension in pregnancyNew England Journal of Medicine.  372:2366-2367. 2015
    2015 Less-tight versus tight control of hypertension in pregnancyNew England Journal of Medicine.  372:2366-2368. 2015
    2015 Perinatal pharmacokinetics of azithromycin for cesarean prophylaxisAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  212:812.e1-812.e6. 2015
    2015 Low-dose aspirin, smoking status, and the risk of spontaneous preterm birthAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  32:445-450. 2015
    2015 Assessing white's classification of pregestational diabetes in a contemporary diabetic populationObstetrics and Gynecology.  125:1217-1223. 2015
    2015 Is low-dose aspirin therapy to prevent preeclampsia more efficacious in non-obese women or when initiated early in pregnancy?Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.  28:1128-1132. 2015
    2015 Morbidly adherent placenta treatments and outcomesObstetrics and Gynecology.  125:683-689. 2015
    2015 Nonmedically indicated induction vs expectant treatment in term nulliparous womenAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  212:103.e1-103.e7. 2015
    2015 Preventing vertical transmission of hepatitis B: Guidance on management of pregnant patients with acute and chronic infectionContemporary OB/GYN.  60:44-50. 2015
    2015 Racial and ethnic disparities in maternal morbidity and obstetric careObstetrics and Gynecology.  125:1460-1467. 2015
    2015 Review of multicenter studies by multiple institutional review boards: Characteristics and outcomes for perinatal studies implemented by a multicenter networkAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  212:110.e1-110.e6. 2015
    2015 Second-Trimester Cervical Length Screening Among Asymptomatic WomenObstetrics and Gynecology.  126:61-66. 2015
    2015 The association of beta-2 adrenoceptor genotype with short-cervix mediated preterm birth: A case-control studyBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  122:1387-1394. 2015
    2015 The institute of medicine guidelines for gestational weight gain after a diagnosis of gestational diabetes and pregnancy outcomesAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  32:239-246. 2015
    2014 Interaction between Maternal Obesity and 1-Hour Glucose Challenge Test Results on Maternal and Perinatal OutcomesAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  32:771-778. 2014
    2014 Frequency of and factors associated with severe maternal morbidityObstetrics and Gynecology.  123:804-810. 2014
    2014 Can differences in obstetric outcomes be explained by differences in the care provided? the MFMU Network APEX studyAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  211:147.e1-147.e16. 2014
    2014 Epidural Use and Clinical Chorioamnionitis among Women Who Delivered VaginallyAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  31:1009-1014. 2014
    2014 Higher-Dose Oxytocin to Prevent Obstetric Hemorrhage at Vaginal Delivery-Does Duration of Infusion Matter?American Journal of Perinatology.  31:1003-1007. 2014
    2014 Impact of sickle hemoglobinopathies on pregnancy-related venous thromboembolismAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  31:805-809. 2014
    2014 Is midtrimester vitamin D status associated with spontaneous preterm birth and preeclampsia?American Journal of Perinatology.  31:541-546. 2014
    2014 Predicting fetal acidemia using umbilical venous cord gas parametersObstetrics and Gynecology.  124:926-932. 2014
    2014 Prevention and management of cesarean wound infectionObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America.  41:671-689. 2014
    2014 Risk factors for wound disruption following cesarean deliveryJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.  27:1237-1240. 2014
    2014 Risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with mild chronic hypertension before 20 weeks of gestationObstetrics and Gynecology.  123:966-972. 2014
    2013 Activity restriction among women with a short cervixObstetrical and Gynecological Survey.  68:727-728. 2013
    2013 Decreasing prematurity in twin gestations: predicaments and possibilities.Obstetrics and Gynecology.  122:375-379. 2013
    2013 Selective uptake of influenza vaccine and pregnancy outcomesJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.  26:1207-1211. 2013
    2013 Activity restriction among women with a short cervixObstetrics and Gynecology.  121:1181-1186. 2013
    2013 Adherence to criteria for transvaginal ultrasound imaging and measurement of cervical lengthAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  209:365.e1-365.e5. 2013
    2013 Dose and duration of oxytocin to prevent postpartum hemorrhage: A reviewAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  30:523-528. 2013
    2013 Management of influenza in pregnancyAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  30:99-104. 2013
    2013 NIH consensus development conference: diagnosing gestational diabetes mellitus.NIH consensus and state-of-the-science statements.  29:1-31. 2013
    2013 Risk factors for uterine atony/postpartum hemorrhage requiring treatment after vaginal deliveryAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  209:51.e1-51.e6. 2013
    2013 Risk-adjusted models for adverse obstetric outcomes and variation in risk-adjusted outcomes across hospitalsAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  209:446.e1-446.e30. 2013
    2013 Surgical staples compared with subcuticular suture for skin closure after cesarean delivery: A randomized controlled trialObstetrics and Gynecology.  121:33-38. 2013
    2013 The association of maternal obesity with fetal pH and base deficit at cesarean delivery.Obstetrics and Gynecology.  122:262-267. 2013
    2012 Artifactual severe thrombocytopenia in a pregnant patientArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics.  286:1335-1336. 2012
    2012 When Is Primary Cesarean Appropriate: Maternal and Obstetrical IndicationsSeminars in Perinatology.  36:324-327. 2012
    2012 Antibiotic prophylaxis for cesarean delivery: Survey of maternal-fetal medicine physicians in the U.S.Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.  25:1264-1266. 2012
    2012 Neonatal outcomes after implementation of guidelines limiting elective delivery before 39 weeks of gestationObstetrics and Gynecology.  119:870. 2012
    2012 Antimicrobials for preterm birth prevention: An overviewInfectious Diseases in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  2012. 2012
    2012 Early Term Births: Considerations in ManagementObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America.  39:89-97. 2012
    2012 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate to prevent prematurity in nulliparas with cervical length less than 30 mmAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  207:390.e1-390.e8. 2012
    2012 Higher-dose oxytocin and hemorrhage after vaginal delivery: A randomized controlled trialObstetrics and Gynecology.  119:293-300. 2012
    2012 Timing of delivery and pregnancy outcomes among laboring nulliparous womenAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  206:239.e1-239.e8. 2012
    2011 Influenza-like illness in hospitalized pregnant and postpartum women during the 2009-2010 H1N1 pandemicObstetrics and Gynecology.  118:593-600. 2011
    2011 In replyObstetrics and Gynecology.  117:1437-1438. 2011
    2011 Neonatal outcomes after demonstrated fetal lung maturity before 39 weeks of gestationObstetrics and Gynecology.  117:1229. 2011
    2011 Timing of elective repeat cesarean delivery at term and maternal perioperative outcomesObstetrics and Gynecology.  117:280-286. 2011
    2010 Neonatal outcomes after demonstrated fetal lung maturity before 39 weeks of gestationObstetrics and Gynecology.  116:1288-1295. 2010
    2010 Infant death among Ohio residents: Donovan et alAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  203:86-87. 2010
    2010 Diagnosis and management of clinical chorioamnionitisClinics in Perinatology.  37:339-354. 2010
    2010 Discussion: 'Infant death among Ohio residents' by Donovan et alAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  203:e8. 2010
    2010 Non-cigarette tobacco use among women and adverse pregnancy outcomes.Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.  89:454-464. 2010
    2009 Timing of elective repeat cesarean delivery at term and neonatal outcomesObstetrical and Gynecological Survey.  64:293-295. 2009
    2009 The authors replyNew England Journal of Medicine.  360:1570-1571. 2009
    2009 Emerging concepts in antibiotic prophylaxis for cesarean delivery: A systematic reviewObstetrics and Gynecology.  113:675-682. 2009
    2009 Progesterone for preterm birth prevention: an evolving interventionAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  200:219-224. 2009
    2009 Timing of elective repeat cesarean delivery at term and neonatal outcomesNew England Journal of Medicine.  360:111-120. 2009
    2008 Two decades of the safe motherhood initiativeObstetrics and Gynecology.  111:995. 2008
    2008 Pregnancy and active Huntington disease: A rare combinationJournal of Perinatology.  28:156-157. 2008
    2008 Decreasing incidence of postcesarean endometritis with extended-spectrum antibiotic prophylaxisObstetrics and Gynecology.  111:51-56. 2008
    2008 Impact of extended-spectrum antibiotic prophylaxis on incidence of postcesarean surgical wound infectionAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  199:303.e1-303.e3. 2008
    2007 Perinatal and maternal outcomes in women with sickle or hemoglobin C traitObstetrics and Gynecology.  110:1113-1119. 2007
    2007 Two decades of the safe motherhood initiative: Time for another Wooden Spoon Award?Obstetrics and Gynecology.  110:972-976. 2007
    2007 Fetal loss and sickle cell trait: a valid associationAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  196. 2007
    2007 Clinical trial of interconceptional antibiotics to prevent preterm birth: subgroup analyses and possible adverse antibiotic-microbial interactionAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  197:367.e1-367.e6. 2007
    2007 Impact of interconception antibiotics on the endometrial microbial floraAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  196:226.e1-226.e6. 2007
    2006 Corticosteroids and HELLPAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  195. 2006
    2006 Antenatal herpes serologic screening: An appraisal of the evidenceObstetrics and Gynecology.  108:1247-1253. 2006
    2006 Factors associated with the awareness and practice of evidence-based obstetric care in an African settingBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  113:1060-1066. 2006
    2006 Impact of anomalous triplets on morbidity outcomes of normal in utero siblingsObstetrics and Gynecology.  107:1352-1356. 2006
    2005 Evidence-based reproductive health care in Cameroon: Population-based study of awareness, use and barriersBulletin of the World Health Organization.  83:895-903. 2005
    2005 Seasonality and immediate antecedents of sexual intercourse in adolescentsJournal of Reproductive Medicine.  50:193-197. 2005
    2004 Prophylactic progesterone to prevent preterm birth [3]American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  190:1799-1800. 2004
    2003 Rates of twinning before and after fortification of foods in the US with folic acid, Texas, 1996 to 1998Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.  17:378-383. 2003
    2003 Association between prepregnancy maternal body mass index and the risk of having an infant with a congenital diaphragmatic herniaTeratology -Philadelphia-.  67:73-76. 2003
    2002 Do women prefer female obstetricians?Obstetrics and Gynecology.  100:827-828. 2002
    2002 Do women prefer female obstetricians? [2] (multiple letters)Obstetrics and Gynecology.  100:827-828. 2002
    2002 Defending the rationale for the two-tailed test in clinical researchCirculation.  105:3062-3065. 2002
    2002 Hypothesis testing complexity in the name of ethics: response to commentary.Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.  55:209-211. 2002
    2002 Hypothesis testing complexity in the name of ethics: Response to commentary - (multiple letters) [1]Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.  55:209-210. 2002
    2001 Seasonality in conception of births and influence on late initiation of prenatal careObstetrics and Gynecology.  97:976-981. 2001
    2000 The role of emergency obstetric care in the safe motherhood initiative [2]American Journal of Public Health.  90:810. 2000

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2009 Evidence-based maternal and child health.  361-373. 2009

    Research Overview

  • -Medical and obstetric complications of pregnancy
    -Perinatal infections and preterm labor
    -Reproductive epidemiology and global health.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology, University of Texas System : Health Science Center-Houston 2004
  • Master of Public Health in International Public Health / International Health, 1998
  • Doctor of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program, 1996
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Internship 2002
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Residency 2005
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2008
  • Full Name

  • Alan Tita