Univ of CO Hlth Sci
Dept of Med/Endo
Biographical Sketch: Dr. Linda Barbour is a Professor in Endocrinology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine with special expertise and research interests in the medical problems of pregnancy. She has a Masters of Science in Public Health and holds dual faculty positions in Medicine and OB-Gyn. She is the Past President of the North American Society of Obstetric Medicine, chaired the Colorado Department of Health Guidelines for the Management of Gestational Diabetes, serves as the Medical Director for both the High Risk Obstetrics Clinic and Obstetric Diabetes Clinic, and is a national leader in developing clinical guidelines for medical complications in pregnancy as well as the co-editor of the textbook, Medical Care of the Pregnant Patient. She has been listed in Best Doctors in America for over 15 years and is also in Whos Who. Dr. Barbour has special research interests and expertise in maternal metabolism, particularly obesity, diabetes, and thyroid disease and is on the guidelines committee for the Endocrine Society on Management of Thyroid Dysfunction during Pregnancy and Postpartum. She has developed a strong national reputation in the field of maternal obesity and nutritional fetal metabolic programming having recently garnered an individual NIH RO1, an R21, and co-mentors several MD, Ph.D., and Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Pediatrics trainees. Her research is determining how the intrauterine metabolic environment programs offspring to be at risk for Pediatric obesity and metabolic syndrome. She is the Co-Director of the Colorado Program in Nutrition and Healthy, serves on the University of Colorado NIH Child & Maternal Health Clinical and Translational Science Institute Advisory board, the American Diabetes Association Council on Pregnancy and Reproductive Health, and several national guideline committees for medical problems of the pregnant patient. She has also serves as a peer reviewer for grant applications for the NIH and many medical and obstetric journals.
Endocrine Controversies in Pregnancy
Obesity and IOM Gestational Weight Gain Guidelines: Hardly Little but Too Late?