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Dr. Courtney Townsel Research

Townsel, Courtney

Courtney Townsel, MD, MS
Faculty Profile


Summary of Townsel Research

Dr. Townsel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology with specialty training in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Additionally, with a Master’s in Clinical and Translational Research, she has a foundational knowledge and expertise in conducting retrospective and prospective studies as well as multi-site studies exploring maternal and neonatal health outcomes. Her primary research focuses on perinatal placental biology in opioid exposed pregnancies. Over the past 6 years she has been caring for patients with substance use disorders and engaging this community in various research projects. 

Research Interests

  • Perinatal Placental Biology in Opiod Exposed Pregnancies
  • Substance use disorders in pregnancy
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine

About Dr. Townsel

Courtney Townsel, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences