Dr. Katherine J. Gold is a family physician, obstetrics and mental health researcher, and an associate professor at the U-M Departments of Family Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology. As a family physician, she sees patients at Domino’s Farms Family Medicine and delivers babies and cares for newborns at U-M hospitals.
Gold researches the impact of poor obstetrical outcomes on parents, families, and providers with particular interest in mental and physical health outcomes and health behaviors in subsequent pregnancies. She is interested in racial disparities in perinatal loss, risk factors stillbirth and neonatal death, physician communication training in death and bereavement, reduction of tobacco use during pregnancy, and mental health in the perinatal period. She has a special interest in stillbirth prevention in Africa and other low-income countries. She also researches physician wellness, mental health, and suicide. Her research has been featured in the Washington Post, STAT, and the White House.
Gold completed a two-year research training program for physicians through the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and an NIH research fellowship: Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health. She has several completed and ongoing research projects related to perinatal death (stillbirth and infant death) and publishes and speaks nationally on this topic. She was the James C. Puffer/American Board of Family Medicine Fellow at the National Academy of Medicine.
MD University of Michigan Medical School; MSW University of Michigan; MS University of Michigan.