Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2017 Perioperative behavioral therapy and pelvic muscle strengthening do not enhance quality of life after pelvic surgery: Secondary report of a randomized controlled trial 2017
2015 Pain Scores and Exposure Rates after Polypropylene Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse 2015
2015 Impact of fecal incontinence and its treatment on quality of life in women 2015
2011 Menstrual blood as a potential source of endometrial derived CD3+ T cells 2011
2011 Changes in urodynamic measures two years after burch colposuspension or autologous sling surgery 2011
2011 Impact of obesity and weight loss on urinary and bowel incontinence symptoms in women 2011
2009 Pharmacologic management of the older woman undergoing surgery 2009
2008 Reproducibility of dynamic MR imaging pelvic measurements: A multi-institutional study 2008
2008 UIJ - Non-surgical management of stress urinary incontinence: Ambulatory treatments for leakage associated with stress (ATLAS) trial 2008
2008 UIJ - Two-year outcomes following sacrocolpopexy with and without burch to prevent stress urinary incontinence 2008
2008 UIJ - Weight loss improves urinary incontinence in overweight/obese women through 18 months 2008
2008 Chlamydia antibodies, chlamydia heat shock protein, and adverse sequelae after pelvic inflammatory disease: The PID Evaluation and Clinical Health (PEACH) Study 2008
2007 Impact of Urinary Incontinence in Morbidly Obese Women Versus Women Seeking Urogynecologic Care 2007
2007 Process for Development of Multicenter Urodynamic Studies 2007
2006 Cesarean Delivery on Maternal Request Versus Planned Vaginal Delivery: Impact on Development of Pelvic Organ Prolapse 2006
2005 Bacterial vaginosis (BV) and the risk of incident gonococcal or chlamydial genital infection in a predominantly black population 2005
2004 A Randomized, Double-Blind Clinical Trial of Vaginal Acidification versus Placebo for the Treatment of Symptomatic Bacterial Vaginosis 2004
2003 Why women douche and why they may or may not stop 2003
1999 Neurologic disease presenting as chronic pelvic pain 1999
1998 A psychophysical study of discomfort produced by repeated filling of the urinary bladder 1998
Diminished CD103 (αEβ7) Expression on Resident T Cells from the Female Genital Tract of HIV-Positive Women.

Chapter

Year Title Altmetric
2016 Special evidence-based considerations in geriatric gynecologic care: Pelvic floor disorders.  137-158. 2016
2015 Outcomes of Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence in the Older Woman.  487-505. 2015
2015 Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Nonsurgical Management.  241-252. 2015
2014 Acute and Chronic Pain Management.  599-605. 2014
2014 Chronic Gynecologic Pain.  623-629. 2014
2014 Female Genital Cutting.  493-498. 2014
2014 Gynecologic Care.  565-565. 2014
2014 Pediatric Gynecology.  421-433. 2014
2014 Pelvic Organ Prolapse.  683-687. 2014
2014 Urinary Incontinence.  689-695. 2014
2014 Vulvar Skin Disorders.  629-634. 2014
2013 Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Surgical Atlas.  455-473. 2013
2012 Operative management of pelvic organ prolapse.  839-865. 2012
2012 Pelvic Organ Prolapse.  906-939. 2012
2007 Obliterative Procedures.  511-523. 2007
2006 Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Non-Surgical Management.  172-186. 2006
2006 Pelvic Organ Prolapse.  897-934. 2006
2004 Geriatric Gynecolog.  225-267. 2004
2003 Pelvic Pressure, Urinary Incontinence.  107-121. 2003
2002 Surgical Management of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.  1103-1108. 2002
2000 Female Genital Disorders.  1190-1208. 2000
1998 Diagnosis of Endometrial Cancer - Current Techniques in Gynecologic Surgery.  12-20. 1998
1989 Regulation of Myofibrillar Protein Gene Expression.  103-122. 1989

Research Overview

  • I perform research in helping to improve treatments and our understanding of the mechanisms involved in pelvic floor disorders including urinary and bowel incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
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  • University of Alabama at Birmingham: Pelvic Floor Disorders Network  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by RENOVIA INC. 2019 - 2021
  • IMPROVE - Investigation to Minimize Recurrent Prolapse of the Vagina Using Estrogen  awarded by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas 2015 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by ALLERGAN, INC. 2019 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by ALLERGAN SALES, LLC 2018 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by RENOVIA INC. 2018 - 2019
  • NICHD Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN) Capitation Funding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  awarded by RTI INTERNATIONAL 2016 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by PELVALON, INC. 2015 - 2019
  • Development of a Patient-Centered Pelvic Floor Complication Scale  awarded by MEDSTAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2014 - 2018
  • NICHD Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN) Capitation Funding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  awarded by RESEARCH TRIANGLE INSTITUTE 2011 - 2016
  • Mid Career Award in Patient Oriented Pelvic Floor Research  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2010 - 2016
  • Perioperative Pelvic Floor Rehab: A Randomized Trial  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2011 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by PELVALON, INC. 2012 - 2015
  • Plasma NTx and Vitamin D Levels as Prognostic Factors for Surgical Outcomes after Midurethral Slings  awarded by Yale University 2014
  • Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network (UITN)  awarded by NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2010 - 2014
  • UAB Continence Treatment Center (UITN Specimen Repository Protocol)  awarded by NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2009 - 2013
  • UAB Continence Treatment Center (UITN E-TOMUS Extended Trial of Mild-Urethral Slings)  awarded by NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2009 - 2013
  • Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network - Value of Urodynamic Evaluation  awarded by NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2008 - 2013
  • Urinary Markers after Continence Surgery (UMACS) UITN Biosample Analysis  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND (BALTIMORE) 2010 - 2012
  • Private Grant  awarded by ASTELLAS PHARMA US, INC. 2010 - 2012
  • Private Grant  awarded by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals 2006 - 2012
  • Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy Versus Ovarian Conservation: A Pilot, Randomized, Controlled Trial (F080807015) - The Brachial Artery Flow Mediated Dilation Portion of the Protocol  awarded by University of California, San Francisco 2008 - 2011
  • UAB Continence Treatment Center  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2006 - 2011
  • Perioperative Pelvic Floor Rehab: A Randomized Trial  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2006 - 2011
  • Periperative Pelvic Floor Rehab: A Randomized Trial  awarded by University of Michigan 2006 - 2011
  • Bringing Simple Urge Incontinence DiaGnosis & Treatment to Provider (BRIDGES STUDY)  awarded by University of California, San Francisco 2008 - 2011
  • Mid-Career Award Patient Oriented Pelvic Floor Research  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2005 - 2010
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    Full Name

  • Holly Richter