Shannon Gillespie

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First Name
Shannon
Last Name
Gillespie
Credentials
PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Address
358 Newton Hall
Address (Line 2)
1585 Neil Avenue
City
Columbus
State
OH
Zip Code
43210

 

Research Focus

Dr. Gillespie’s program of research employs a precision health approach to identify women at risk for complications of pregnancy, isolate the biological aberrations driving risk, and provide targeted preventive intervention. Her doctoral training, supported by a National Research Service Award and Summer Genetics traineeship through the National Institutes of Health, focused on delineating the biological pathways linking inherited and environmental exposures to early birth. Dissertation research included primary data collection among a prospective cohort of 96 African American women and focused on functional immunologic and endocrine pathways to early birth. Dr. Gillespie’s postdoctoral traineeship will expand her skillset to include assessment of epigenetic modifications of the genome, which are key upstream determinants of gene expression and therefore cellular function. By breaking down the pathways to early birth at the cellular and molecular level and focusing on upstream biological aberrations, Dr. Gillespie aims to uncover novel biomarkers of risk for early birth that can be assessed in early pregnancy and successfully direct preventive action among the clinical team.

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News

June 20, 2020

A team of researchers from Ohio State University’s College of Nursing recently received a $1.6 million federal grant to try to reduce the chances of young, Black adults getting heart disease.

June 18, 2020

Researchers from Vanderbilt University and The Ohio State University are teaming up to develop next-generation robotic technology that can help older adults living with forms of dementia through a grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).