Research Information

Sarah Osmundson is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Vanderbilt University. Originally from Chicago, she attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in anthropology and biology. After graduating, she taught high school biology at Juarez High School in Chicago with Teach for America. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed her residency in OB/Gyn at Northwestern. She did her fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Stanford and as well as a Master’s in Epidemiology and Clinical Research.

Dr. Osmundson’s research examines opioid prescribing and use after childbirth, electronic health record-embedded tools to support clinical decision making, prediction modeling, pharmacoepidemiology, and therapeutic inertia associated with diabetes management during pregnancy. Her research is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. Osmundson serves on the publications committee for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, collaborating with MFMs across the United States on guidelines for clinical practice. In August 2019 she was awarded a 5-year Career Development Award through the National Institutes of Health.