Sarah England, PhD

Sarah England, PhD

Professor of Ob & Gyn

Additional Titles

  • Vice Chair, Research 
  • Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Center for Reproductive Health Sciences

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  • BA: Carleton College (1988)
  • PhD: Medical College of Wisconsin (1993)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Vanderbilt School of Medicine



Society for Reproductive Investigation
Perinatal Research Society
American Physiological Society
Society for General Physiologists

Dr. England accepted the position of professor of OB/GYN at Washington University in St. Louis on July 15, 2011. Prior to that, she was on faculty for 14 years at the University of Iowa in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. Dr. England’s basic science research focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying uterine function during pregnancy. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, the March of Dimes and other federal agencies. Dr. England has written many research and review articles and has reviewed for multiple journals in both basic science and clinical fields. Dr. England serves on review committees for multiple funding agencies including the NIH, AHA and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. England was a 2005-06 Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow and worked in the office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for one year on policies related to maternal child health issues, women’s health and the healthcare workforce. Hear Dr. England talk about her experience in Washington D.C. in this video.