Melissa Joy Chen

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address4860 Y Street, Suite 2500
CA 95817
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    Understanding the Lactational Amenorrhea Method of Contraception for Mothers of Preterm and Term Infants
    NIH K23HD090323Sep 1, 2017 - May 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Awareness of the Maternal Health Benefits of Lactation Among U.S. Pregnant Individuals. Womens Health Issues. 2024 Jan 31. Iwuagwu C, Chen MJ, Hoyt-Austin AE, Kair L, Fix M, Schwarz EB. PMID: 38302344.
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    2. Prenatal Counseling on the Maternal Health Benefits of Lactation: A Randomized Trial. Breastfeed Med. 2024 01; 19(1):52-58. Schwarz EB, Hoyt-Austin A, Fix M, Kair LR, Iwuagwu C, Chen MJ. PMID: 38190278.
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    3. Understanding of Lactational Amenorrhea As a Contraceptive Method Among U.S. Pregnant Women. Breastfeed Med. 2023 08; 18(8):621-625. Hoyt-Austin A, Chen MJ, Iwuagwu C, Brown SD, Fix M, Kair LR, Schwarz EB. PMID: 37578450; PMCID: PMC10460681.
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    4. Beyond the AJR: Evaluation and Management Payment Policy Changes Redistributed Money From Radiologists to Primary Care Practitioners. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2024 01; 222(1):e2329560. Chen MM, Nicola L. PMID: 37162039.
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    5. Combined Oral Contraceptive Adherence and Pregnancy Rates. Obstet Gynecol. 2023 05 01; 141(5):989-994. Creinin MD, Jensen JT, Chen MJ, Black A, Costescu D, Foidart JM. PMID: 37023457.
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    6. Vaccination and treatment options for SARS-CoV2 infection affecting lactation and breastfeeding. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2023 02; 28(1):101425. Chen MJ, Cheema R, Hoyt-Austin A, Agnoli A, Kuhn-Riordon K, Kair LR. PMID: 36804921; PMCID: PMC9924042.
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    7. Texas Senate Bill 8 and Abortion Experiences in Patients With Fetal Diagnoses: A Qualitative Analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2023 03 01; 141(3):602-607. Baker CC, Smith E, Creinin MD, Moayedi G, Chen MJ. PMID: 36735418.
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    8. Tolerability and safety of the estetrol/drospirenone combined oral contraceptive: Pooled analysis of two multicenter, open-label phase 3 trials. Contraception. 2022 Dec; 116:44-50. Chen MJ, Jensen JT, Kaunitz AM, Achilles SL, Zatik J, Weyers S, Piltonen T, Suturina L, Apolikhina I, Bouchard C, Archer DF, Jost M, Foidart JM, Creinin M. PMID: 36257374.
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    9. Racial Inequities in Breastfeeding Counseling Among Pregnant People Who Use Cannabis. Obstet Gynecol. 2022 11 01; 140(5):878-881. Nidey N, Hoyt-Austin A, Chen MJ, Bentley B, Tabb KM, Anyigbo C, Wilder C, Terplan M, McAllister JM, Wexelblatt SL, Murnan A, Kair LR. PMID: 36201781; PMCID: PMC9588485.
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    10. The effect of deliberate non-adherence to a norgestrel progestin-only pill: A randomized, crossover study. Contraception. 2023 01; 117:1-6. Glasier A, Edelman A, Creinin MD, Brache V, Westhoff CL, Han L, Chen MJ, Hemon A. PMID: 36130667.
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    11. Pooled analysis of two phase 3 trials evaluating the effects of a novel combined oral contraceptive containing estetrol/drospirenone on bleeding patterns in healthy women. Contraception. 2022 Dec; 116:29-36. Kaunitz AM, Achilles SL, Zatik J, Weyers S, Piltonen T, Suturina L, Apolikhina I, Bouchard C, Chen MJ, Jensen JT, Westhoff CL, Jost M, Foidart JM, Creinin MD. PMID: 35921872.
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    12. Pooled efficacy results of estetrol/drospirenone combined oral contraception phase 3 trials. Contraception. 2022 Dec; 116:37-43. Jensen JT, Kaunitz AM, Achilles SL, Zatik J, Weyers S, Piltonen T, Suturina L, Apolikhina I, Bouchard C, Chen MJ, Apter D, Jost M, Foidart JM, Creinin MD. PMID: 35921870.
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    13. Implementation of telemedicine preoperative visits for abortion procedures through 18 weeks gestation at a Northern California hospital-based center. Contraception. 2022 10; 114:74-78. Matulich MC, Hou MY, Chen MJ, Uhm S, Creinin MD. PMID: 35750146.
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    14. Future Pregnancy Considerations after Premature Birth of an Infant Requiring Intensive Care: A Qualitative Study. Womens Health Issues. 2022 Sep-Oct; 32(5):484-489. Chen MJ, Kair LR, Schwarz EB, Creinin MD, Chang JC. PMID: 35491347; PMCID: PMC9532354.
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    15. Mechanism of action of a 0.075 mg norgestrel progestogen-only pill 2. Effect on cervical mucus and theoretical risk of conception. Contraception. 2022 08; 112:43-47. Han L, Creinin MD, Hemon A, Glasier A, Chen MJ, Edelman A. PMID: 35367204.
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    16. Complex family planning and pediatric hematology oncology integrated clinic for young people with blood disorders and heavy or abnormal menstrual bleeding. Contraception. 2022 04; 108:69-72. Hou MY, Davis SL, Ponzini MD, Wilson MD, Pawar A, Melo J, Chen MJ. PMID: 35031306; PMCID: PMC8901554.
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    17. New Contraception Update - Annovera, Phexxi, Slynd, and Twirla. Curr Obstet Gynecol Rep. 2022 Mar; 11(1):21-27. Baker CC, Chen MJ. PMID: 35795653; PMCID: PMC9255890.
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    18. Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Selection of Obstetrician-Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol. 2021 11 01; 138(5):820. López CL, Chen MJ. PMID: 34673738.
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    19. Mifepristone prior to osmotic dilators for dilation and evacuation cervical preparation: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study. Contraception. 2022 03; 107:23-28. Uhm S, Mastey N, Baker CC, Chen MJ, Matulich MC, Hou MY, Melo J, Wilson SF, Creinin MD. PMID: 34464634.
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    20. Estetrol-drospirenone combination oral contraceptive: North American phase 3 efficacy and safety results. Contraception. 2021 09; 104(3):222-228. Creinin MD, Westhoff CL, Bouchard C, Chen MJ, Jensen JT, Kaunitz AM, Achilles SL, Foidart JM, Archer DF. PMID: 34000251.
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    21. Racial and Ethnic Diversity Among Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgical, and Nonsurgical Residents in the US From 2014 to 2019. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 05 03; 4(5):e219219. López CL, Wilson MD, Hou MY, Chen MJ. PMID: 34009352; PMCID: PMC8134986.
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    22. US referral center experience removing nonpalpable and difficult contraceptive implants with in-office ultrasonography: A case series. Contraception. 2021 06; 103(6):428-430. Mastey N, Matulich MC, Uhm S, Baker CC, Melo J, Chen MJ, Creinin MD. PMID: 33571492.
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    23. Twelve-month prescribing of contraceptive pill, patch, and ring before and after a standardized electronic medical record order change. Contraception. 2021 01; 103(1):60-63. Uhm S, Chen MJ, Cutler ED, Creinin MD. PMID: 33098853; PMCID: PMC7736567.
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    24. Progestin-only pill use over 6 months postpartum. Contraception. 2020 10; 102(4):251-253. Uhm S, Garcia-Ruiz N, Creinin MD, Blanton A, Chen MJ. PMID: 32544400; PMCID: PMC7572571.
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    25. Dose-finding study of a 90-day contraceptive vaginal ring releasing estradiol and segesterone acetate. Contraception. 2020 09; 102(3):168-173. Chen MJ, Creinin MD, Turok DK, Archer DF, Barnhart KT, Westhoff CL, Thomas MA, Jensen JT, Variano B, Sitruk-Ware R, Shanker A, Long J, Blithe DL. PMID: 32416145; PMCID: PMC7483386.
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    26. In Reply. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 04; 135(4):970-971. Creinin MD, Hou MY, Dalton L, Steward R, Chen MJ. PMID: 32217954.
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    27. Gabapentin for pain management after osmotic dilator insertion and prior to dilation and evacuation: A randomized controlled trial. Contraception. 2020 03; 101(3):167-173. Creinin MD, Schimmoeller NR, Matulich MC, Hou MY, Melo J, Chen MJ. PMID: 31927028.
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    28. Mifepristone Antagonization With Progesterone to Prevent Medical Abortion: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 01; 135(1):158-165. Creinin MD, Hou MY, Dalton L, Steward R, Chen MJ. PMID: 31809439.
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    29. Mifepristone antagonization requires real studies to evaluate safety and efficacy. Contraception. 2019 12; 100(6):427-429. Creinin MD, Chen MJ. PMID: 31734073.
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    30. Referral Center Experience With Nonpalpable Contraceptive Implant Removals. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 10; 134(4):801-806. Matulich MC, Chen MJ, Schimmoeller NR, Hsia JK, Uhm S, Wilson MD, Creinin MD. PMID: 31503148; PMCID: PMC6768758.
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    31. Persistent free-floating pelvic trophoblastic cysts following an interstitial ectopic pregnancy. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Aug 21; 12(8). Crawford KD, Chen MJ, Hou MY, Creinin MD. PMID: 31439571; PMCID: PMC6720628.
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    32. Comparing Postpartum Visit Attendance with a Scheduled 2- to 3-Week or 6-Week Visit after Delivery. Am J Perinatol. 2019 07; 36(9):936-942. Chen MJ, Hsia JK, Hou MY, Wilson MD, Creinin MD. PMID: 30414598.
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    33. Controversies in family planning: persistently elevated serum human chorionic gonadotropin levels after aspiration abortion. Contraception. 2018 12; 98(6):541-543. Chen MJ, Pymar H, Creinin MD. PMID: 30096290.
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    34. Successful completion of total and partial salpingectomy at the time of cesarean delivery. Contraception. 2018 09; 98(3):232-236. Lehn K, Gu L, Creinin MD, Chen MJ. PMID: 29935148; PMCID: PMC6129193.
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    35. Etonogestrel implant use in women primarily choosing a combined oral contraceptive pill: A proof-of-concept trial. Contraception. 2018 06; 97(6):533-537. Chen MJ, Hsia JK, Creinin MD. PMID: 29496473.
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    36. Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Initiation With a 2- to 3-Week Compared With a 6-Week Postpartum Visit. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 10; 130(4):788-794. Chen MJ, Hou MY, Hsia JK, Cansino CD, Melo J, Creinin MD. PMID: 28885429; PMCID: PMC5610104.
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    37. Case report of induced medical abortion following depot administration of medroxyprogesterone acetate. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2017 12; 139(3):371-372. Kendall PD, Chen MJ. PMID: 28833078.
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    38. Using a Patient Navigator to Improve Postpartum Care in an Urban Women's Health Clinic. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 05; 129(5):925-933. Yee LM, Martinez NG, Nguyen AT, Hajjar N, Chen MJ, Simon MA. PMID: 28383374; PMCID: PMC5400713.
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    39. Development, updates, and future directions of the World Health Organization Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2017 Feb; 136(2):113-119. Chen MJ, Kim CR, Whitehouse KC, Berry-Bibee E, Gaffield ME. PMID: 28099730; PMCID: PMC6546088.
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    40. Connect the Dots-November 2016. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 11; 128(5):1177-1178. Miller LA, Chen MJ, Eke AC, Chescheir NC. PMID: 27741187.
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    41. Abnormal placentation in caesarean scar ectopic pregnancy. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Oct 27; 2016. Chen MJ, Huang EC, Hou MY. PMID: 27789549; PMCID: PMC5093782.
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    42. Use of the World Health Organization's Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use Guidance in sub-Saharan African Countries: A Cross-Sectional Study. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2016 09 28; 4(3):506-10. Chen MJ, Gaffield ME, Kiarie J. PMID: 27688720; PMCID: PMC5042704.
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    43. Reply to "Why the Timing?". AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 May; 206(5):W89. Horowitz JM, Chen MJ, Gabriel H. PMID: 27105340.
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    44. Medical abortion reporting of efficacy: the MARE guidelines. Contraception. 2016 08; 94(2):97-103. Creinin MD, Chen MJ. PMID: 27129936.
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    45. Comparing office and telephone follow-up after medical abortion. Contraception. 2016 08; 94(2):122-6. Chen MJ, Rounds KM, Creinin MD, Cansino C, Hou MY. PMID: 27101901.
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    46. Removal of a Nonpalpable Etonogestrel Implant With Preprocedure Ultrasonography and Modified Vasectomy Clamp. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Nov; 126(5):935-938. Chen MJ, Creinin MD. PMID: 26444124.
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    47. In Reply. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Nov; 126(5):1107-1108. Chen MJ, Creinin MD. PMID: 26488504.
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    48. When Timing Is Everything: Are Placental MRI Examinations Performed Before 24 Weeks' Gestational Age Reliable? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Sep; 205(3):685-92. Horowitz JM, Berggruen S, McCarthy RJ, Chen MJ, Hammond C, Trinh A, Gabriel H. PMID: 26295658.
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    49. Mifepristone With Buccal Misoprostol for Medical Abortion: A Systematic Review. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jul; 126(1):12-21. Chen MJ, Creinin MD. PMID: 26241251.
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    50. Uterine Perforation During Dilation and Evacuation Prior to Fetal Extraction--Now What? A Case Report. J Reprod Med. 2015 May-Jun; 60(5-6):254-6. Chen MJ, York S, Hammond C, Gawron L. PMID: 26126312.
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    51. The use of psychosocial stress scales in preterm birth research. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Nov; 205(5):402-34. Chen MJ, Grobman WA, Gollan JK, Borders AE. PMID: 21816383; PMCID: PMC3205306.
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