Judette Louis, MD, MPH
Board of Trustees
Dr. Louis is the Department Chair for the Department of OB/GYN at University of South Florida. She is a specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine and is a former President of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. Louis has a joint faculty appointment in both the College of Public Health and the College of Medicine at USF. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors for March of Dimes and the Society for Women’s Health Research.
After completing a Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship at Wayne State University/NIH Perinatology Research Branch, Dr. Louis embarked on a career studying obstructive sleep apnea in pregnancy. At the time, little was known about the disease and its implications for maternal and infant health. She collaborated with sleep medicine experts and anesthesiologists to define the outcomes associated with sleep apnea in pregnancy.
Her research portfolio has expanded to include research on maternal morbidity and mortality and cardiometabolic consequences of sleep disorders. She has authored more than 80 scientific articles and book chapters. NIH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, other private foundations and industry, have funded her research. Dr. Louis has focused her most recent advocacy work in research and has been a champion of studying health inequity and inclusion of pregnant people in clinical trials.