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Alex Peahl

Assistant Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology

BA, Washington University in St. Louis
MD, Northwestern University
Residency, Brown University
MSc, Health and Health Policy, University of Michigan

Dr. Peahl is an Obstetrician Gynecologist and physician-investigator in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on how to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of reproductive health care through developing, studying, and disseminating high-quality maternity care interventions. She is a nationally recognized expert on prenatal care redesign and innovation and has completed seminal studies and thought pieces on how to best incorporate patients’ preferences and needs into rightsized prenatal care plans: plans that match patients’ needs to services delivered. She is the research lead for prenatal care redesign at the University of Michigan. New guidelines driven by her team were recognized by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as the example for nationwide practice during the COVID-19 pandemic, and she is currently leading the development of new tailored national guidelines for beyond the public health crisis.



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Health services research


  • Principal investigator of: The Michigan Plan for Appropriate Tailored Healthcare in Pregnancy
  • Co-investigator of: Prenatal Care Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Trends in Maternity Service Utilization, Health Outcomes, the Patient Experience, and Disparities
  • Principal investigator of: Policy changes and telehealth to optimize postpartum care in the United States
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