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

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    2019 Association of Labor With Neonatal Respiratory Outcomes at 36-40 Weeks of Gestation 2019
    2019 Elective Induction of Labor in the 39th Week of Gestation Compared With Expectant Management of Low-Risk Multiparous Women 2019
    2019 Prevalence of group B streptococcus anogenital colonization and feasibility of an intrapartum screening and antibiotic prophylaxis protocol in Cameroon, Africa 2019
    2019 Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Cesarean Delivery among Alabama Providers 2019
    2019 Effect of immediate vs delayed pushing on rates of spontaneous vaginal delivery among nulliparous women receiving neuraxial analgesia: A randomized clinical trial 2019
    2019 HIV Status and Contraceptive Utilization among Women in Cameroon 2019
    2019 Association of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus with Neonatal Respiratory Morbidity 2019
    2019 Neonatal Outcomes of Elective Early-term Births After Demonstrated Fetal Lung Maturity 2019
    2019 Azithromycin-based Extended-Spectrum Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Cesarean: Role of Placental Colonization with Genital Ureaplasmas and Mycoplasmas 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 Trial 2019
    2019 Daytime Compared with Nighttime Differences in Management and Outcomes of Postpartum Hemorrhage 2019
    2019 Does Time of Wound Complication after Cesarean Delivery Differ by Type of Skin Closure? 2019
    2019 HIV status and other risk factors for prevalent and incident sexually transmitted infection during pregnancy (2000-2014) 2019
    2019 Impact of Azithromycin-Based Extended-Spectrum Antibiotic Prophylaxis on Noninfectious Cesarean Wound Complications 2019
    2019 Incidence and Risk Factors for Hospital Readmission or Unexpected Visits in Women Undergoing Unscheduled Cesarean Delivery 2019
    2019 Incidence and Risk Factors for Postpartum Severe Hypertension in Women with Underlying Chronic Hypertension 2019
    2019 Pregnancy Outcomes of Exacerbated Chronic Hypertension Compared with Superimposed Preeclampsia 2019
    2019 Risk of Ischemic Placental Disease in Relation to Family History of Preeclampsia 2019
    2018 Association between antenatal corticosteroids and neonatal hypoglycemia in indicated early preterm births* 2018
    2018 Cervical funneling or intra-amniotic debris and preterm birth in nulliparous women with midtrimester cervical length less than 30 mm 2018
    2018 Child Neurodevelopmental Outcomes by Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and Gestational Weight Gain 2018
    2018 Out of Office Blood Pressure Measurement in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period 2018
    2018 Thyroid function in neonates of women with subclinical hypothyroidism or hypothyroxinemia 2018
    2018 Incidence of early-onset sepsis in infants born to women with clinical chorioamnionitis 2018
    2018 Effect of Immediate vs Delayed Pushing on Rates of Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery among Nulliparous Women Receiving Neuraxial Analgesia: A Randomized Clinical Trial 2018
    2018 Neonatal outcomes of elective early-term births after demonstrated fetal lung maturity 2018
    2018 Labor induction versus expectant management in low-risk nulliparous women 2018
    2018 Elimination of Vertical Transmission of Hepatitis B in Africa: A Review of Available Tools and New Opportunities 2018
    2018 Does Early Artificial Rupture of Membranes Speed Labor in Preterm Inductions? 2018
    2018 Outcomes of Medically Indicated Preterm Births Differ by Indication 2018
    2018 Reply 2018
    2018 Validation of the SunTech Medical Advantage Model 2 Series Automated Blood Pressure Module in Pregnancy 2018
    2018 Adverse Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Indicated Compared with Spontaneous Preterm Birth in Healthy Nulliparas: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Trial 2018
    2018 Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy 2018
    2018 Perinatal Outcomes in Women With a History of Chronic Hypertension but Normal Blood Pressures Before 20 Weeks of Gestation 2018
    2018 Neonatal Outcomes Based on Duration of Exposure to Antenatal Corticosteroids in Indicated Preterm Deliveries 2018
    2018 A decision analytic model for prevention of hepatitis B virus infection in Sub-Saharan Africa using birth-dose vaccination 2018
    2018 Relationship between infertility and digital cervicography findings in Cameroonian women 2018
    2018 Accuracy of blood pressure measurement devices in pregnancy: A systematic review of validation studies 2018
    2018 Pregnancy-associated hypertension and offspring cardiometabolic health 2018
    2018 SMFM Special Report: Putting the “M” back in MFM: Reducing racial and ethnic disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality: A call to action 2018
    2018 The Association of Decision-to-Incision Time for Cesarean Delivery with Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes 2018
    2018 Association between gestational weight gain and perinatal outcomes 2018
    2018 Defining failed induction of labor 2018
    2018 Institutional protocols for vaginal preparation with antiseptic solution and surgical site infection rate in women undergoing cesarean delivery during labor 2018
    2018 Intrapartum fetal heart rate tracing among small-for-gestational age compared with appropriate-for-gestational-Age neonates 2018
    2018 Outpatient foley catheter for induction of labor in parous women a randomized controlled trial 2018
    2018 Predictors of Infant Hepatitis B Immunization in Cameroon: Data to Inform Implementation of a Hepatitis B Birth Dose 2018
    2018 The relationship of maternal glycemia to childhood obesity and metabolic dysfunction 2018
    2017 Predictive Characteristics of Elevated 1-Hour Glucose Challenge Test Results for Gestational Diabetes 2017
    2017 The effect of omega-3 supplementation on pregnancy outcomes by smoking status 2017
    2017 Neonatal Morbidity of Small- and Large-for-Gestational-Age Neonates Born at Term in Uncomplicated Pregnancies 2017
    2017 Economic Evaluation of Adjunctive Azithromycin Prophylaxis for Cesarean Delivery 2017
    2017 Treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism or hypothyroxinemia in pregnancy 2017
    2017 Evaluation of Institute of Medicine Guidelines for Gestational Weight Gain in Women with Chronic Hypertension 2017
    2017 Obesity and Neonatal Cord Blood Gas Results at Cesarean: Effect of Intraoperative Blood Pressure 2017
    2017 Impact of Interval between Screening and Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes on Pregnancy Outcomes 2017
    2017 Is use of multiple antihypertensive agents to achieve blood pressure control associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes? 2017
    2017 Predictors of the use of interventions to prevent malaria in pregnancy in Cameroon 2017
    2017 Treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism or hypothyroxinemia in pregnancy 2017
    2017 Class III Obese Women's Preferences and Concerns for Cesarean Skin Incision: A Multicenter Survey 2017
    2017 The authors reply 2017
    2017 Maternal and neonatal outcomes in indicated preterm births based on the intended mode of delivery 2017
    2017 Pregnancies after the diagnosis of mild gestational diabetes mellitus and risk of cardiometabolic disorders 2017
    2017 Racial and ethnic differences in utilization of labor management strategies intended to reduce cesarean delivery rates 2017
    2017 Risk factors for postcesarean maternal infection in a trial of extended-spectrum antibiotic prophylaxis 2017
    2016 Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes with Early Compared with Delayed Pushing among Nulliparous Women 2016
    2016 Adjunctive azithromycin prophylaxis for cesarean delivery 2016
    2016 Association of Recorded Estimated Fetal Weight and Cesarean Delivery in Attempted Vaginal Delivery at Term 2016
    2016 Influenza vaccination and antiviral therapy in pregnant women 2016
    2016 Antenatal betamethasone for women at risk for late preterm delivery 2016
    2016 What we have learned about scheduling elective repeat cesarean delivery at term 2016
    2016 Baseline renal function tests and adverse outcomes in pregnant patients with chronic hypertension 2016
    2016 Impact of Early Screening for Gestational Diabetes on Perinatal Outcomes in High-Risk Women 2016
    2016 Impact of Gestational Weight Gain on Perinatal Outcomes in Obese Women 2016
    2016 Preterm neonatal morbidity and mortality by gestational age: A contemporary cohort 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 weeks 2016
    2016 Gestational age of delivery in pregnancies complicated by chronic hypertension 2016
    2016 Prediction of spontaneous preterm birth among nulliparous women with a short cervix 2016
    2016 Predicting failure of glyburide therapy in gestational diabetes 2016
    2016 Antenatal betamethasone for women at risk for late preterm delivery 2016
    2016 17-Hydroxyprogesterone caproate in triplet pregnancy: An individual patient data meta-analysis 2016
    2016 Association of the duration of active pushing with obstetric outcomes 2016
    2016 Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with 1-Hour Glucose Challenge Test ≥ 200 mg/dL 2016
    2016 Wound morbidity with staples compared with suture for cesarean skin closure by diabetic status 2016
    2016 #38: Hepatitis B in pregnancy screening, treatment, and prevention of vertical transmission 2016
    2016 Factors associated with PMTCT cascade completion in four african countries 2016
    2016 Hepatitis B, HIV, and Syphilis Seroprevalence in Pregnant Women and Blood Donors in Cameroon 2016
    2015 A Randomized Trial of Intrapartum Fetal ECG ST-Segment Analysis 2015
    2015 Evaluating gestational weight gain recommendations in pregestational diabetes 2015
    2015 Serious maternal complications after early preterm delivery (24-33 weeks' gestation) 2015
    2015 Examining the Starting Dose of Glyburide in Gestational Diabetes 2015
    2015 Pharmacokinetics of tenofovir during pregnancy and postpartum 2015
    2015 Use and attitudes of obstetricians toward 3 high-risk interventions in MFMU Network hospitals 2015
    2015 A randomized trial of intrapartum fetal ECG ST-segment analysis 2015
    2015 Does the presence of a condition-specific obstetric protocol lead to detectable improvements in pregnancy outcomes? 2015
    2015 Less-tight versus tight control of hypertension in pregnancy 2015
    2015 Less-tight versus tight control of hypertension in pregnancy 2015
    2015 Perinatal pharmacokinetics of azithromycin for cesarean prophylaxis 2015
    2015 Low-dose aspirin, smoking status, and the risk of spontaneous preterm birth 2015
    2015 Assessing white's classification of pregestational diabetes in a contemporary diabetic population 2015
    2015 Is low-dose aspirin therapy to prevent preeclampsia more efficacious in non-obese women or when initiated early in pregnancy? 2015
    2015 Morbidly adherent placenta treatments and outcomes 2015
    2015 Nonmedically indicated induction vs expectant treatment in term nulliparous women 2015
    2015 Preventing vertical transmission of hepatitis B: Guidance on management of pregnant patients with acute and chronic infection 2015
    2015 Racial and ethnic disparities in maternal morbidity and obstetric care 2015
    2015 Review of multicenter studies by multiple institutional review boards: Characteristics and outcomes for perinatal studies implemented by a multicenter network 2015
    2015 Second-Trimester Cervical Length Screening Among Asymptomatic Women 2015
    2015 The association of beta-2 adrenoceptor genotype with short-cervix mediated preterm birth: A case-control study 2015
    2015 The institute of medicine guidelines for gestational weight gain after a diagnosis of gestational diabetes and pregnancy outcomes 2015
    2014 Interaction between Maternal Obesity and 1-Hour Glucose Challenge Test Results on Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes 2014
    2014 Frequency of and factors associated with severe maternal morbidity 2014
    2014 Can differences in obstetric outcomes be explained by differences in the care provided? the MFMU Network APEX study 2014
    2014 Epidural Use and Clinical Chorioamnionitis among Women Who Delivered Vaginally 2014
    2014 Higher-Dose Oxytocin to Prevent Obstetric Hemorrhage at Vaginal Delivery-Does Duration of Infusion Matter? 2014
    2014 Impact of sickle hemoglobinopathies on pregnancy-related venous thromboembolism 2014
    2014 Is midtrimester vitamin D status associated with spontaneous preterm birth and preeclampsia? 2014
    2014 Predicting fetal acidemia using umbilical venous cord gas parameters 2014
    2014 Prevention and management of cesarean wound infection 2014
    2014 Risk factors for wound disruption following cesarean delivery 2014
    2014 Risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with mild chronic hypertension before 20 weeks of gestation 2014
    2013 Activity restriction among women with a short cervix 2013
    2013 Decreasing prematurity in twin gestations: predicaments and possibilities. 2013
    2013 Selective uptake of influenza vaccine and pregnancy outcomes 2013
    2013 Activity restriction among women with a short cervix 2013
    2013 Adherence to criteria for transvaginal ultrasound imaging and measurement of cervical length 2013
    2013 Dose and duration of oxytocin to prevent postpartum hemorrhage: A review 2013
    2013 Management of influenza in pregnancy 2013
    2013 NIH consensus development conference: diagnosing gestational diabetes mellitus. 2013
    2013 Risk factors for uterine atony/postpartum hemorrhage requiring treatment after vaginal delivery 2013
    2013 Risk-adjusted models for adverse obstetric outcomes and variation in risk-adjusted outcomes across hospitals 2013
    2013 Surgical staples compared with subcuticular suture for skin closure after cesarean delivery: A randomized controlled trial 2013
    2013 The association of maternal obesity with fetal pH and base deficit at cesarean delivery. 2013
    2012 Artifactual severe thrombocytopenia in a pregnant patient 2012
    2012 When Is Primary Cesarean Appropriate: Maternal and Obstetrical Indications 2012
    2012 Antibiotic prophylaxis for cesarean delivery: Survey of maternal-fetal medicine physicians in the U.S. 2012
    2012 Neonatal outcomes after implementation of guidelines limiting elective delivery before 39 weeks of gestation 2012
    2012 Antimicrobials for preterm birth prevention: An overview 2012
    2012 Early Term Births: Considerations in Management 2012
    2012 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate to prevent prematurity in nulliparas with cervical length less than 30 mm 2012
    2012 Higher-dose oxytocin and hemorrhage after vaginal delivery: A randomized controlled trial 2012
    2012 Timing of delivery and pregnancy outcomes among laboring nulliparous women 2012
    2011 Influenza-like illness in hospitalized pregnant and postpartum women during the 2009-2010 H1N1 pandemic 2011
    2011 In reply 2011
    2011 Neonatal outcomes after demonstrated fetal lung maturity before 39 weeks of gestation 2011
    2011 Timing of elective repeat cesarean delivery at term and maternal perioperative outcomes 2011
    2010 Neonatal outcomes after demonstrated fetal lung maturity before 39 weeks of gestation 2010
    2010 Diagnosis and management of clinical chorioamnionitis 2010
    2010 Discussion: 'Infant death among Ohio residents' by Donovan et al 2010
    2010 Infant death among Ohio residents: Donovan et al 2010
    2010 Non-cigarette tobacco use among women and adverse pregnancy outcomes. 2010
    2009 Timing of elective repeat cesarean delivery at term and neonatal outcomes 2009
    2009 The authors reply 2009
    2009 Emerging concepts in antibiotic prophylaxis for cesarean delivery: A systematic review 2009
    2009 Progesterone for preterm birth prevention: an evolving intervention 2009
    2009 Timing of elective repeat cesarean delivery at term and neonatal outcomes 2009
    2008 Two decades of the safe motherhood initiative 2008
    2008 Pregnancy and active Huntington disease: A rare combination 2008
    2008 Decreasing incidence of postcesarean endometritis with extended-spectrum antibiotic prophylaxis 2008
    2008 Impact of extended-spectrum antibiotic prophylaxis on incidence of postcesarean surgical wound infection 2008
    2007 Perinatal and maternal outcomes in women with sickle or hemoglobin C trait 2007
    2007 Two decades of the safe motherhood initiative: Time for another Wooden Spoon Award? 2007
    2007 Clinical trial of interconceptional antibiotics to prevent preterm birth: subgroup analyses and possible adverse antibiotic-microbial interaction 2007
    2007 Fetal loss and sickle cell trait: a valid association 2007
    2007 Impact of interconception antibiotics on the endometrial microbial flora 2007
    2006 Corticosteroids and HELLP 2006
    2006 Antenatal herpes serologic screening: An appraisal of the evidence 2006
    2006 Factors associated with the awareness and practice of evidence-based obstetric care in an African setting 2006
    2006 Impact of anomalous triplets on morbidity outcomes of normal in utero siblings 2006
    2005 Evidence-based reproductive health care in Cameroon: Population-based study of awareness, use and barriers 2005
    2005 Seasonality and immediate antecedents of sexual intercourse in adolescents 2005
    2004 Prophylactic progesterone to prevent preterm birth [3] 2004
    2003 Rates of twinning before and after fortification of foods in the US with folic acid, Texas, 1996 to 1998 2003
    2003 Association between prepregnancy maternal body mass index and the risk of having an infant with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia 2003
    2002 Do women prefer female obstetricians? 2002
    2002 Do women prefer female obstetricians? [2] (multiple letters) 2002
    2002 Defending the rationale for the two-tailed test in clinical research 2002
    2002 Hypothesis testing complexity in the name of ethics: response to commentary. 2002
    2002 Hypothesis testing complexity in the name of ethics: Response to commentary - (multiple letters) [1] 2002
    2001 Seasonality in conception of births and influence on late initiation of prenatal care 2001
    2000 The role of emergency obstetric care in the safe motherhood initiative [2] 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.
  • Principal Investigator On

  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Pravastatin for the Prevention of Preeclampsia in High Risk Women (“Pravastatin”).  awarded by George Washington University 2019 - 2024
  • Private Grant  awarded by NOVAVAX, INC. 2017 - 2022
  • Private Grant  awarded by Pfizer Inc., U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group 2019 - 2021
  • ALPS FSP Clinical Center Participation Terms and Conditions (CCPTC) - University of Alabama  awarded by George Washington University 2016 - 2021
  • Pulmonary Complications in a Birth Cohort after a Randomized Trial of Antenatal Corticosteroids: The ALPS Follow-Up Study (ALPS FS Pulmonary)  awarded by George Washington University 2016 - 2021
  • NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Network  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • MFMU Clinical Center Agreement GWU Project #21050  awarded by George Washington University 2013 - 2021
  • Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy-CHAP Clinical Coordinating Center  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by MERCK & COMPANY, INC. 2017 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by MELLITUS, LLC 2018 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by PROGENITY, INC. 2016 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by ABT ASSOCIATES, INC. 2018 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by ABT ASSOCIATES, INC. 2019
  • Exposome Contributors to Child Health Originating from National Fetal Growth Study (ECCHO-NFGS)  awarded by Medical University of South Carolina 2017 - 2019
  • Optimizing Management of the Second Stage of Labor: Multicenter Randomized Trial  awarded by Washington University 2014 - 2019
  • Exposome Contributors to Child Health Originating from the National Fetal Growth Study (ECCHO-NGS)  awarded by Medical University of South Carolina 2017 - 2019
  • Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacogenomics Approach to Indomethacin Therapy in Pregnancy  awarded by University of Texas Medical Branch 2018 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by GESTVISION, INC. 2018 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by ABT ASSOCIATES, INC. 2015 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by SUNTECH MEDICAL 2016 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by PRO-LAB DIAGNOSTICS 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by ABT ASSOCIATES, INC. 2017
  • Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacogenomics approach to Indomethacin Therapy in Pregnancy  awarded by University of Texas Medical Branch 2016 - 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by REVO DE 2014 - 2016
  • NICHD Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2011 - 2016
  • Cesarean Section Optimal Antibiotic Prophylaxis (C/SOAP) Trial  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2010 - 2015
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network - MORE ALPS  awarded by University of Utah 2014 - 2015
  • Glyburide and Metformin for Gestational Diabetes Mellitis (GDM)  awarded by University of Texas Medical Branch 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by REVO DE 2013 - 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals 2010 - 2014
  • MFMU Clinical Center Agreement GWU Project #21050  awarded by George Washington University 2009 - 2013
  • NICHD Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2011
  • Education And Training

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Internship 2002
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Residency 2005
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2008
  • Full Name

  • Alan Tita