Dr Francine H Einstein
Current Affiliation: Albert Einstein Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York
Research Area: Effects of the intrauterine environment on long-term susceptibility to metabolic diseases such as diabetes
Dr. Einstein is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health (Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine) and Medicine (Endocrinology) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. She earned her medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She then completed a residency in OB/GYN at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey and a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Einstein.
As a practicing physician, she cares for pregnant women at high-risk for maternal and fetal complications. She is particularly interested in using ultrasound to diagnose congenital malformations, genetic abnormalities and fetal growth problems. In addition, she is dedicated to epigenetic research – understanding the effects of the environment on the performance of human genes. Medical scientists believe that epigenetics is on the frontier of our understanding of health and disease. Dr Einstein’s epigenetic research is aimed at learning how conditions in the womb can lead to increased risk of disease for the unborn child later in life.
eLS article by Francine H Einstein: Epigenetics of Obesity and Diabetes