Race Disparities in Preterm Birth
Dr. Sarahn M. Wheeler is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Wheeler was born and raised in Mt. Laurel, NJ. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. She completed medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Wheeler went on to residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and she completed her Maternal-Fetal Medicine sup-specialty training at Duke University School of Medicine.
Dr. Wheeler currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Wheeler is an active researcher focused on eliminating race disparities in preterm birth. She has received generous funding via a Duke REACH Equity Center career development award and she is a current KL2 scholar. Dr. Wheeler's current research projects focus on examining the barriers to preterm birth prevention treatments in black women. Dr. Wheeler is also a practicing clinician and the Director of the Duke Prematurity Prevention Program, a multidisciplinary clinical program providing care to women at risk for preterm delivery. Dr. Wheeler also serves as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In this role, she leads multiple projects geared toward maintaining an inclusive environment where the diverse talent in the Duke OB/GYN department can thrive.