I am Chair emeritus, Department of Reproductive Biology at Case Western Reserve University/MetroHealth Medical Center. I am currently a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the Mother Infant and Research Institute of Tufts University School of Medicine. My research interests include obesity, diabetes and metabolism in pregnancy. My research includes the longitudinal evaluation of women before and during and after pregnancy to determine the short and long term effects maternal obesity and diabetes on both the mother and her offspring. I am a member of several professional organizations including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Society for Reproductive Investigation, American Diabetes Association and the Perinatal Research Society among others. I was the previous Chair of the American Diabetes Association Council on Pregnancy and Women’s Health. I have served as a Co-Chair of the NICHD Scientific Vision Group on Pregnancy. I was on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee to review the weight gain in pregnancy guidelines. Awards include the Norbert Freinkel award from the American Diabetes Association, the Jorgen Pedersen award from the Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, the Agnes Higgins award for contributions to maternal-fetal nutrition from the March of Dimes and the Charles Best lecture form the University of Toronto. Receiving my M.D. from the University of Vermont College Medical College, I am certified in general Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. I have over 200 peer reviewed publications and continuous National Institute of Health funding since 1987.