Karen Bruder

Karen Bruder, MD, FACOG

Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Assoc Professor, College of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
6th floor
Tampa FL 33606

Academic Email: kbruder@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone:(813) 259-8542

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  • MD, Pennsylvania State University, 1988
  • MD, Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1988

Academic Philosophy

"See attached CV"

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Women & Children's Health

Research Interests

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Recent Publications

  • Yusuf KK, Salihu HM, Wilson R, Mbah A, Sappenfield W, Bruder K, Wudil UJ, Aliyu MH. Folic Acid Intake, Fetal Brain Growth, and Maternal Smoking in Pregnancy: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Current developments in nutrition. 3(6) : nzz025, 2019. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31139766
  • Mbah A He W, Wilson R Lynch O Bruder K Salihu H. Transitions in Depressive Symptoms Among Pregnant Women Exposed to Environmental Tobacco Smoke: An Application of Latent Transition Analysis. Advances and Applications in Statistics Advances and Applications in Statistics. 55(1) : 19.34, 2019.
  • Yusuf KK, Salihu HM, Wilson R, Mbah A, Sappenfield W, King LM, Bruder K. Comparing Folic Acid Dosage Strengths to Prevent Reduction in Fetal Size Among Pregnant Women Who Smoked Cigarettes: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA pediatrics. 173(5) : 493-494, 2019. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30882856
  • Sebastião YV, Womack LS, López Castillo H, Balakrishnan M, Bruder K, Alitz P, Detman LA, Bronson EA, Curran JS, Sappenfield WM. Hospital Variations in Unexpected Complications Among Term Newborns. Pediatrics. 139(3) , 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28188301
  • Holdt- Somer S Bruder K Louis J. Tdap in Pregnancy: A Quality Improvement Project. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 129(30S3) , 2017.
  • Jao J, Kacanek D, Williams PL, Geffner ME, Livingston EG, Sperling RS, Patel K, Bardeguez AD, Burchett SK, Chakhtoura N, Scott GB, Van Dyke RB, Abrams EJ. Birth Weight and Preterm Delivery Outcomes of Perinatally vs Nonperinatally Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Pregnant Women in the United States: Results From the PHACS SMARTT Study and IMPAACT P1025 Protocol. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 65(6) : 982-989, 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28575201
  • Sinkey RG, Salihu HM, King LM, Paothong A, Louis-Jacques A, Pradhan A, Bruder KL, Zoorob R, Siegel E, Riggs B, Whiteman VE. Homocysteine Levels Are not Related to Telomere Length in Cord Blood Leukocytes of Newborns. American journal of perinatology. 33(6) : 552-9, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26692203
  • Sinkey R Louis-Jacques A King L Paothoung A Pradham A Whiteman V Bruder K Zoorob R Salihu H. Fetal homocysteine levels and shortened telomere length: in-utero programming with potential consequences for fetal health. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology,. 212(1) : S411., 2015.
  • Vadaparampil ST, Malo TL, Kahn JA, Salmon DA, Lee JH, Quinn GP, Roetzheim RG, Bruder KL, Proveaux TM, Zhao X, Halsey NA, Giuliano AR. Physicians' human papillomavirus vaccine recommendations, 2009 and 2011. American journal of preventive medicine. 46(1) : 80-4, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24355675
  • Mbah AK, Salihu HM, Dagne G, Wilson RE, Bruder K. Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and risk of antenatal depression: application of latent variable modeling. Archives of Women's Mental Health. 16(4) : 293-302, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23615931
  • August EM, Salihu HM, Biroscak BJ, Rahman S, Bruder K, Whiteman VE. Systematic review on sleep disorders and obstetric outcomes: scope of current knowledge. American journal of perinatology. 30(4) : 323-34, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22893551
  • Mbah AK, Sharma PP, Alio AP, Fombo DW, Bruder K, Salihu HM. Previous cesarean section, gestational age at first delivery and subsequent risk of pre-eclampsia in obese mothers. Archives of gynecology and obstetrics. 285(5) : 1375-81, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22159827
  • Bruder KL, Downes KL, Malo TL, Giuliano AR, Salmon DA, Vadaparampil ST. Physicians' intentions to change pap smear frequency following human papillomavirus vaccination. Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology. 25(6) : 384-9, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23089570
  • Mbah AK, Alio AP, Fombo DW, Bruder K, Dagne G, Salihu HM. Association between cocaine abuse in pregnancy and placenta-associated syndromes using propensity score matching approach. Early human development. 88(6) : 333-7, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21975278
  • Vadaparampil ST, Kahn JA, Salmon D, Lee JH, Quinn GP, Roetzheim R, Bruder K, Malo TL, Proveaux T, Zhao X, Halsey N, Giuliano AR. Missed clinical opportunities: provider recommendations for HPV vaccination for 11-12 year old girls are limited. Vaccine. 29(47) : 8634-41, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21924315
  • McGowan I, Gomez K, Bruder K, Febo I, Chen BA, Richardson BA, Husnik M, Livant E, Price C, Jacobson C. Phase 1 randomized trial of the vaginal safety and acceptability of SPL7013 gel (VivaGel) in sexually active young women (MTN-004). AIDS (London, England). 25(8) : 1057-64, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21505316
  • Mbah AK, Alio AP, Marty PJ, Bruder K, Wilson R, Salihu HM. Recurrent versus isolated pre-eclampsia and risk of feto-infant morbidity outcomes: racial/ethnic disparity. European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology. 156(1) : 23-8, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21316142
  • Salihu HM, Alio AP, Belogolovkin V, Aliyu MH, Wilson RE, Reddy UM, Bruder K, Whiteman VE. Prepregnancy obesity and risk of stillbirth in viable twin gestations. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 18(9) : 1795-800, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20057375
  • Mbah AK, Kornosky JL, Kristensen S, August EM, Alio AP, Marty PJ, Belogolovkin V, Bruder K, Salihu HM. Super-obesity and risk for early and late pre-eclampsia. BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology. 117(8) : 997-1004, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20482533
  • Mbah AK, Alio AP, Marty PJ, Bruder K, Whiteman VE, Salihu HM. Pre-eclampsia in the first pregnancy and subsequent risk of stillbirth in black and white gravidas. European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology. 149(2) : 165-9, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20080330
  • Salihu HM, Mbah AK, Alio AP, Kornosky JL, Bruder K, Belogolovkin V. Success of programming fetal growth phenotypes among obese women. Obstetrics and gynecology. 114(2 Pt 1) : 333-9, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19622995
  • Bruder K , Gambone J. Patient Safety Series: Understanding and Implementing the Regulatory Requirements Obstetrics and Gynecology. 8(2) , 2003.
  • Mann WJ, Bruder K, Frazier C, Evans P. A 5-year residency curriculum in obstetrics, gynecology, and family medicine. Obstetrics and gynecology. 94(2) : 317-20, 1999. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10432150

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor (Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida 2001 - 2012)