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Melissa Lee Wilson, MD, MPH

TitleAssistant Professor of Research Preventive Medicine
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentPreventive Medicine
AddressSSB 225N 2001 N. Soto Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 442 8296
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    Melissa L. Wilson, MPH, PhD, is Visiting Assistant Professor of Research in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Southern California. She received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh, her MPH degree in Epidemiology from the University of California at Los Angeles, and her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2004.

    After completing her postdoctoral research at USC, she joined the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at USC in 2006. Dr. Wilson's research interests include the molecular epidemiology of preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome, the genetics of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, subsequent effects of in utero exposure to nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, the effects of air pollution on obstetric outcomes and post-partum depression.


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    1. Gray KJ, Kovacheva VP, Mirzakhani H, Bjonnes AC, Almoguera B, DeWan AT, Triche EW, Saftlas AF, Hoh J, Bodian DL, Klein E, Huddleston KC, Ingles SA, Lockwood CJ, Hakonarson H, McElrath TF, Murray JC, Wilson M, Norwitz ER, Karumanchi SA, Bateman BT, Keating BJ, Saxena R. Gene-Centric Analysis of Preeclampsia Identifies Maternal Association at PLEKHG1. Hypertension. 2018 Jul 02. PMID: 29967039.
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    2. Matuszak MM, Paximadis P, Yudelev M, Grubb M, Wilson M, Fraser C, Dalmia P, Alkhatib A, Sieffert DE, Haywood JR, Tatro D, Parker J, Ettaher O, Grills I, Kestin L, Walker EM, Friedle C, Kim H, Radawski JD, Boike T, Moran JM, Pierce LJ, Hayman JA. Managing motion in conventionally fractionated lung cancer radiation therapy: Collaborative quality improvement from a statewide consortium of academic and community practices. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2017 Dec 08. PMID: 29452864.
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    3. Schmella MJ, Roberts JM, Conley YP, Ren D, Storvold GL, Ingles SA, Wilson M, Staff AC, Hubel CA. Endoglin pathway genetic variation in preeclampsia: A validation study in Norwegian and Latina cohorts. Pregnancy Hypertens. 2017 Nov 15. PMID: 29580923.
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    4. Leis A, Sharpe F, Hill JR, Pannell WC, Wilson M, Ebramzadeh E, Stevanovic M. So You Think You Don't Plunge? An Assessment of Far Cortex Drill Tip Plunging Based on Level of Training. Surg Technol Int. 2017 Jul 25; 30:490-495. PMID: 28693046.
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    5. Chon AH, Chavira ER, Wilson M, Ingles SA, Llanes A, Chmait RH. The impact of laser surgery on angiogenic and anti-angiogenic factors in twin-twin transfusion syndrome: a prospective study. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2018 Apr; 31(8):1085-1091. PMID: 28320252.
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    6. Reuter K, Ukpolo F, Ward E, Wilson M, Angyan P. Trial Promoter: A Web-Based Tool for Boosting the Promotion of Clinical Research Through Social Media. J Med Internet Res. 2016 06 29; 18(6):e144. PMID: 27357424; PMCID: PMC4945821.
    7. Aghajanian P, Spencer CA, Wilson M, Lee RH, Goodwin TM, Mestman JH. Evaluation of risk-factor-based screening for thyroid peroxidase antibody positivity in pregnancy. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2016 Mar; 84(3):417-22. PMID: 25823873.
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    8. Myatt L, Redman CW, Staff AC, Hansson S, Wilson M, Laivuori H, Poston L, Roberts JM. Strategy for standardization of preeclampsia research study design. Hypertension. 2014 Jun; 63(6):1293-301. PMID: 24688121.
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    9. Aghideh FK, Mullin PM, Ingles S, Ouzounian JG, Opper N, Wilson M, Miller DA, Lee RH. A comparison of obstetrical outcomes with labor induction agents used at term. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Apr; 27(6):592-6. PMID: 23919802.
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    10. Mobasher Z, Salam MT, Goodwin TM, Lurmann F, Ingles SA, Wilson M. Associations between ambient air pollution and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy. Environ Res. 2013 May; 123:9-16. PMID: 23522615; PMCID: PMC4539955.
    11. Shahabi A, Wilson M, Lewinger JP, Goodwin TM, Stern MC, Ingles SA. Genetic admixture and risk of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy among Latinas in Los Angeles County. Epidemiology. 2013 Mar; 24(2):285-94. PMID: 23344211.
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    12. Chelbi ST, Wilson M, Veillard AC, Ingles SA, Zhang J, Mondon F, Gascoin-Lachambre G, Doridot L, Mignot TM, Rebourcet R, Carbonne B, Concordet JP, Barbaux S, Vaiman D. Genetic and epigenetic mechanisms collaborate to control SERPINA3 expression and its association with placental diseases. Hum Mol Genet. 2012 May 01; 21(9):1968-78. PMID: 22246292.
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    13. Rubin LH, Cook JA, Grey DD, Weber K, Wells C, Golub ET, Wright RL, Schwartz RM, Goparaju L, Cohan D, Wilson M, Maki PM. Perinatal depressive symptoms in HIV-infected versus HIV-uninfected women: a prospective study from preconception to postpartum. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Sep; 20(9):1287-95. PMID: 21732738; PMCID: PMC3168970.
    14. Wilson M, Brueggmann D, Desmond DH, Mandeville JE, Goodwin TM, Ingles SA. A fetal variant in the GCM1 gene is associated with pregnancy induced hypertension in a predominantly hispanic population. Int J Mol Epidemiol Genet. 2011 Aug 30; 2(3):196-206. PMID: 21915358; PMCID: PMC3166147.
    15. Bonnin A, Goeden N, Chen K, Wilson M, King J, Shih JC, Blakely RD, Deneris ES, Levitt P. A transient placental source of serotonin for the fetal forebrain. Nature. 2011 Apr 21; 472(7343):347-50. PMID: 21512572; PMCID: PMC3084180.
    16. Wilson M, Rosen CJ, Moncrief JF. Effects of polymer-coated urea on nitrate leaching and nitrogen uptake by potato. J Environ Qual. 2010 Mar-Apr; 39(2):492-9. PMID: 20176822.
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    17. Chen J, Zheng H, Wilson M. Likelihood ratio tests for maternal and fetal genetic effects on obstetric complications. Genet Epidemiol. 2009 Sep; 33(6):526-38. PMID: 19217021.
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    18. Chen J, Zheng H, Wilson M, Kraft P. Testing Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium using mother-child case-control samples. Genet Epidemiol. 2009 Sep; 33(6):539-48. PMID: 19194980.
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    19. Wilson M, Desmond DH, Goodwin TM, Miller DA, Ingles SA. Maternal and fetal variants in the TGF-beta3 gene and risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension in a predominantly Latino population. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Sep; 201(3):295.e1-5. PMID: 19628198; PMCID: PMC2766002.
    20. Tilley IB, Shaaban OM, Wilson M, Glasier A, Mishell DR. Breastfeeding and contraception use among women with unplanned pregnancies less than 2 years after delivery. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2009 May; 105(2):127-30. PMID: 19232605.
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    21. Lee RH, Goodwin TM, Yang W, Li A, Wilson M, Mullin PM, Felix JC. Quantitative detection of EP3-II, III and VI messenger RNA in gravid and non-gravid human myometrium using real-time RT-PCR. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2009 Jan; 22(1):59-64. PMID: 19165680.
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    22. Rible RD, Taylor D, Wilson M, Stanczyk FZ, Mishell DR. Follicular development in a 7-day versus 4-day hormone-free interval with an oral contraceptive containing 20 mcg ethinyl estradiol and 1 mg norethindrone acetate. Contraception. 2009 Mar; 79(3):182-8. PMID: 19185670.
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    23. Fejzo MS, Ingles SA, Wilson M, Wang W, MacGibbon K, Romero R, Goodwin TM. High prevalence of severe nausea and vomiting of pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum among relatives of affected individuals. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2008 Nov; 141(1):13-7. PMID: 18752885; PMCID: PMC2660884.
    24. Lee RH, Kwok KM, Ingles S, Wilson M, Mullin P, Incerpi M, Pathak B, Goodwin TM. Pregnancy outcomes during an era of aggressive management for intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. Am J Perinatol. 2008 Jun; 25(6):341-5. PMID: 18509787.
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    25. Wilson M, Goodwin TM, Pan VL, Ingles SA. Molecular epidemiology of preeclampsia. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2003 Jan; 58(1):39-66. PMID: 12544785.
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    26. Kraft P, Wilson M. Family-based association tests incorporating parental genotypes. Am J Hum Genet. 2002 Nov; 71(5):1238-9; author reply 1240-2. PMID: 12452177; PMCID: PMC479326.
    27. Ursin G, Wilson M, Henderson BE, Kolonel LN, Monroe K, Lee HP, Seow A, Yu MC, Stanczyk FZ, Gentzschein E. Do urinary estrogen metabolites reflect the differences in breast cancer risk between Singapore Chinese and United States African-American and white women? Cancer Res. 2001 Apr 15; 61(8):3326-9. PMID: 11309288.
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