Katharine O'Connell White, MD, MPH, Chief

 
Obstetrics-Gynecology Department   Image  
General Obstetrics and Gynecology Division
Family Planning Section
  • Chief, Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Head, Family Planning Section
Address
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
413.794.5256
 
Education
  • Family Planning Fellowship
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    New York, NY
  • MPH, Epidemiology
    Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
    New York, NY
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
    Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine
    Springfield, MA
  • UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
    Newark, NJ

 

 
Honors and Awards
  • Best Poster Award (Third Place), North American Forum on Family Planning Annual Meeting, 2012
  • National Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Council for Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011
  • Accomplished Teaching Citation, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2011
  • Notable Teaching Citation, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2010
  • Sally Perlman Best Poster Award, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Annual Conference, 2010
 
Areas of Interest
  • Contraceptive continuation
  • Miscarriage management
 
Publications
  • Hall K, Reame N, O’Connell K, Rickert V, & Weshoff C. Influence of depressed mood and psychological stress symptoms on perceived oral contraceptive side effects and discontinuation in young minority women. Contraception. Published online ahead of print June 4, 2012. PMID: 22673038.
  • Hall K, Reame N, O’Connell K, Rickert V, & Weshoff C. An exploratory analysis of associations between eating disordered symptoms, perceived weight changes and oral contraceptive discontinuation among young minority women. J Ad Health. Published online ahead of print June 19, 2012. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth. 2012.04.015.
  • White KO and Westhoff C. “The effect of pack supply on oral contraceptive pill continuation: a randomized controlled trial.” Obstetrics and Gynecology 2011;118(3):615-622.
  • Hall KS, White KO, Reame N and Westhoff C. “Studying the use of oral contraception: a review of measurement approaches.” Journal of Women’s Health 2010;19(12):2203-2210.
  • O’Connell K, Jones H, Lichtenberg ES, Paul M.  “First trimester surgical abortion practices: a survey of National Abortion Federation Members.”  Contraception 2009;79(5):385-92.
  • O’Connell K, Jones H, Lichtenberg ES, Paul M.  “Second trimester surgical abortion practices: a survey of National Abortion Federation Members.“ Contraception 2008;78(6):492-9.
  • Wiegerinck MMJ, Jones HE, O’Connell K, Lichtenberg ES, Paul M,  Westhoff CL. ”Medical abortion practices: a survey of National Abortion Federation members in the United States.” Contraception 2008;78(6):486-91.
  • O’Connell K, Westhoff CL.  “Pharmacology of hormonal contraceptives and acne.” Cutis 2008;81(supp1):8-12.
  • Thiboutot DM, Harper JC, O'Connell K, Rich P, Sondheimer SJ. Improving outcomes through collaboration. Cutis 2008:81(1 Suppl):26-31.
 
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