Department of Reproductive Medicine

Yvette LaCoursiere

Assistant Clinical Professor

Patient Appointments:
(858)657-8745
Administrative Office:
(619)543-6777
Fax:
(619)543-3703


Education and Degrees:

University of California, San Diego
B.A., Psychology & Minor Biochemistry, 9/1988 - 6/1993

San Diego State University
M.P.H., Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 8/1993 - 5/1995, 5/1999

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
M.D. Degree, 9/1995 - 6/1999

University of California, San Diego, Department of Reproductive Medicine
Internship and Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 6/1999 - 6/2003

Professional Experience:

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor 8/2003-3/2008
Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholar 8/2003-9/2005
University of Utah
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 8/2003-3/2008

Assistant Adjunct Professor, 3/2008-present
Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholar, 3/2008 to present
University of California, San Diego
Department of Reproductive Medicine

Editorial Experience

Cochrane, Ad hoc Reviewer, 2003-present

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ad hoc Reviewer, 2003-present

Annals of Epidemiology, Ad hoc Reviewer, 2004-present

Elsevier, FirstConsult, Gynecology Section Editor and Editorial Board, 2005-06

Journal of Women’s Health, Ad hoc Reviewer, 2005-present

British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ad hoc Reviewer 2008-

Research Awards, Contracts and Grants.

Women’s Reproductive Health Research Award (NIH K12)
8/2003-9/2005, Mentor Michael Varner

Association of Obesity and Postpartum Depression (NIH R03)
9/2005-8/2007, Principal Investigator

National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health,
Region VIII Demonstration Project, (DHHS Contract),
9/2005-8/2007, Deputy Director

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists,
Issue of the Year, 2005, Recipient

Utah’s State Office of Primary Care and Rural Health,
South Main Clinic Gynecology Services, 2007-8

Dr. Ekekiel R. & Edna R. Wattis Dumke Foundation,
South Main Clinic Ultrasound, 2007

Advancing System Improvements to Support Targets for Healthy People 2010 (OWH),
Utah Women’s health Information Network (ASIST2010 UWIN), 9/2007-8 Principal Investigator

Medical Licensure

California - 2000-2006, 2008-present
Utah - 2003 – 1/2010
DEA - exp. 3/2010
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diplomate 1/2006
Written Boards Passed 6/2003, Oral Boards Passed 12/2005

Scholastic Honors & Awards :

UCSD Department of Psychology, Degree with Distinction, 6/1993

UCSD Undergraduate Research Scholar, 1993

US Public Health Service Traineeships, 1993-5

Sharp Perinatal Epidemiology Research Fellowship,
San Diego Birth Center Study, 1993-5

Weiss Preventive Medicine Scholarship, 1995-6

PEO Sisterhood, Ruth G. White Scholarship, 1997 (national award)

Dean of Students, CIBA Award for Outstanding Community Service, 1997

UCSD Medical Alumni Association,
Carlene Harper Memorial Scholarship, 6/1998
(humanitarian award given to one 4th year medical student)

Kaiser Permanente Award for “Excellence in Teaching”,
Housestaff Category, 6/2001
(two residents elected from 500 housestaff by 3rd & 4th year medical students)

Berlex Best Teaching Resident, 6/2001 (elected by 2nd year residents)

Organon Inc. Resident Research Award for Outstanding Research in Women’s Health, 6/2002

Ortho Pharmaceutical Resident Research Award, 6/2002

Administrative Chief Resident, 2002-3

American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Resident for Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures, 6/2003

UCSD Midwives Resident Consultant Award, 6/2003
Wyeth Nursing Award for Housestaff
Leadership in Women’s Services, 6/2003

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists &
Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology National Faculty Award, 6/2004

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Issue of the Year – Successful Interventions for Achieving and Maintaining Weight Loss,
The Role of the Obstetrician-Gynecologist
Selected Author/Award Recipient, 2005

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists &
Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology National Faculty Award, 6/2005

Berlex Faculty Development Course, Selected Participant, 2006

NCLAM Program, Selected Participant, 2/09-present

 

Administrative Experience :

UCSD Graduate Medical Education Committee
Resident Representative, 1999-2001

ACOG District IX, Junior Fellow Vice Chair, 2001-2

UCSD Department of Reproductive Medicine
Education Improvement Committee, 2000-2

UCSD Administrative Chief Resident, 2002-3

South Main Clinic Planning Committee, 2005-8

University of Utah, Perinatal Epidemiology Research Consortium, 2005-8

University of Utah, Obstetrics & Gynecology Education Committee, 2005-8

University of Utah, National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health,
Region VIII Demonstration Project, Deputy Director & Community Outreach and Public Education Director, 2005-8

South Main Clinic, Director of Obstetric and Gynecologic Services, 2006-8

Professional Community Activities :

UCSD Graduate Medical Education Committee
Resident Representative, 1999-2001

ACOG District IX, Junior Fellow Vice Chair, 2001-2

UCSD Department of Reproductive Medicine
Education Improvement Committee, 2000-2

UCSD Administrative Chief Resident, 2002-3

South Main Clinic Planning Committee, 2005-8

University of Utah, Perinatal Epidemiology Research Consortium, 2005-8

University of Utah, Obstetrics & Gynecology Education Committee, 2005-8

University of Utah, National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health,
Region VIII Demonstration Project, Deputy Director & Community Outreach and Public Education Director, 2005-8

South Main Clinic, Director of Obstetric and Gynecologic Services, 2006-8

 

University Community Activities:

National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Demonstration Project Community Outreach Coordinator, 2005

Women in Medicine, Parental Leave, Working Group Member, 2006

University of Utah, Academic Senate Nominating Committee, 2007

University of Utah, Ask the Expert Series, Preconceptional Care, Presenter, 2006
University of Utah College of Nursing, Clinical Consultant to St. John’s Wort and Oral Contraceptive Study, 2006-8

University of Utah, Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Demonstration Project, Women’s Health Fair Participant, 2007

National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Demonstration Project, Utah’s Health: An Annual Review, Special Supplement: Women’s Health in Utah, Reviewer and Contributor, 2006-7

University of Utah, Ask the Expert Series, Preconceptional Care, Presenter, 2008

University of California, San Diego, Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women and Academic Subcommittee, 2008-

Membership in Professional Societies :

ACOG, 1999-present

Utah ACOG Section, 2004-present

Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, 2004-7

Society of Epidemiologic Research, 2004-present

Utah Medical Association, 2005-8

Research Publications & Presentations :

Original Publications

1. Y LaCoursiere
Prevalence and Predictors of Chlamydia Infection in Women Seeking Care at Pregnancy Termination Clinic. STD Examiner 1999.

2. DY LaCoursiere, CW Nager
A Comparison of Two Models of Gynecology Service Consultation to the Emergency Department in an Academic Medical Center.
Am J Obstet Gynecol 2003;188(5)1166-1168.
3. AE Sullivan, RM Silver, DY LaCoursiere, TF Porter, DW Branch
Recurrent Fetal Aneuploidy and Recurrent Miscarriage?
Obstet Gynecol 2004;104(4)784-8.

4. EA Adashi, MN Ekins, Y LaCoursiere
On the Discharge of Hippocratic Obligations: Challenges and Opportunities.
Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004;190, 885-93.

5. DY LaCoursiere, L Bloebaum, JD Duncan, MW Varner
Population-based Trends and Correlates of Maternal Overweight and Obesity, Utah 1991-2001. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2005;192, 832-9.

6. A Fischer, DY LaCoursiere, P Barnard, L Bloebaum, MW Varner
Differences in Cesarean Rates and Indications Between Hospitals for Term Primigravidas with Vertex Presentation. Obstet Gynecol 2005;105(4)816-21.

7. DY LaCoursiere, J Kennedy, CP Hoffman
Retained Fragments after Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy.
Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgery 2005;12, 67-69.

8. DY LaCoursiere, HG Chin
Atypical Leiomyoma Presenting as a Hemoperitoneum.
Journal of Gynecologic Surgery 2005; 21(1)21-24.

9. KM Aagaard-Tillery, C Holmgren, Y LaCoursiere, S Houssain S, L Bloebaum, R Satterfield, DW Branch, MW Varner. Factors Associated with Anomalous Stillbirths: the Utah Stillbirth Database 1992-2002. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006;194(3):849-54.

10. TF Porter, DY LaCoursiere, JR Scott
Immunotherapy for Recurrent Miscarriage. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Apr 19;2:CD000112.

11. DY LaCoursiere, L Baksh, L Bloebaum, MW Varner
Maternal Body Mass Index and Postpartum Depressive Symptoms.
Maternal Child Health Journal. 2006; 10(4)385-90.

12. KM Aagaard-Tillery, TF Porter, RH Lane, MW Varner, DY LaCoursiere. In Utero Tobacco Exposure is Associated with Modified Effects of Maternal Factors on Fetal Growth. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Jan;198(1):66.e1-6.

13. CB Fuhrman, J Kilgore, YD LaCoursiere, CM Lee, BA Milash, AP Soisson, KA Zempolich. Radiosensitization of Cervical Cancer Cells via Double Strand Break Repair Inhibition. Gynecol Oncol. 2008 Jul; 110(1):93-8.

14. EAS Clark, DY LaCoursiere, JLB Byrne, R Ponder, RM Silver, MS Esplin. Reliability of Fetal MCA Velocity, a Randomized Controlled Trial of Sonographer Training. J Ultrasound Med. 2009 Jan;28(1):19-25.

Reviews

1. C Holmgren, DY LaCoursiere. The Use of Prenatal Ultrasound for the Detection of Fetal Aneuploidy. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Mar;51(1):48-61.

Books & Chapters

1. DY LaCoursiere, MW Varner
Cardiac Disease. (Chapter) Requisites in Obstetrics and Gynecology, High Risk Obstetrics, Editors Lockwood & Funai – In press.

Abstracts

1. DY LaCoursiere, D Jackson, M Besser. Predictors and Outcomes Associated with Term Prolonged Membrane Rupture in a Low-risk Birth Center. NACC Conference, 1999.

2. DY LaCoursiere, CW Nager. A Comparison of Two Models of Gynecology Service Consultation to the Emergency Department in an Academic Medical Center. APGO – CREOG 2003.

3. DY LaCoursiere, L Bloebaum, JD Duncan, MW Varner.
Statewide Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Associated with Obesity.
J Soc Gynecol Investig 2004;11(2) Supplement 88a.

4. A Fischer, DY LaCoursiere, P Barnard, L Bloebaum, MW Varner.
Differences In Cesarean Rates And Indications Between Hospitals For Term Primigravidas With Vertex Presentation. Soc Gynecol Investig 2004;11(2) Supplement 164a.

5. DY LaCoursiere, L Bloebaum, JD Duncan, MW Varner. Population-Based Trends in Maternal Obesity, Utah 1991-2001. J Soc Gynecol Investig Feb. 2004;11(2) Supplement 191a.

6. DY LaCoursiere, L Baksh, L Bloebaum, MW Varner. Maternal Body Mass Index and Postpartum Depressive Symptoms. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research 2004.

7. J Warren, Y LaCoursiere, M Varner, R Silver, J Anthony, M Belfort. First Interim Report on the Labetalol versus Magnesium Sulfate for the Prevention of Eclampsia Trial. (LAMPET) International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy. Hypertension in Pregnancy 2004, 2(51):9.

8. Y LaCoursiere, L Blosebaum, J Duncan, M Varner. The Rise of Preeclampsia Rates: the Contribution of Increasing Maternal Obesity. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004, 191(6):S74.

9. Y LaCoursiere, L Blosebaum, J Duncan, M Varner. The Association of Weight Gain with Pregnancy Outcomes in Severe Obesity. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004, 191(6):S74.

10. Y LaCoursiere, L Blosebaum, J Duncan, M Varner. Prepregnancy Body Mass Index Increases Singleton Fetal Death (FD) Rates. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004, 191(6):S122.

11. M Belfort, S Riskin-Mashiah, Y LaCoursiere, M Varner. Low Second Trimester Maternal Middle Cerebral Artery Resistance Index and Subsequent Preeclampsia. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004, 191(6):S32.

12. C Holmgren, K Aagaard, R Satterfield, S Hossain, Y LaCoursiere, T Porter, M Varner. Cesarean Section and Risk of Unexplained Stillbirth in Subsequent Pregnancy: the Utah Stillbirth Database 1992-2002. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004, 191(6):S74.

13. K Aagaard, C Holmgren, Y LaCoursiere, W Branch, M Varner. Risk of Stilbirth with Advancing Gestational Age among Pregnancies Complicated by Chronic Hypertension. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004, 191(6):S74.

14. K Aagaard, C Holmgren, R Satterfield, S Hossain, Y LaCoursiere, M Varner. Modes of Delivery and Factors Associated with Non-Anomalous Stillbirths. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004, 191(6):S74.

15. R Ponder, M Esplin, R Silver, Y LaCoursiere, J Byrne. Middle Cerebral Artery Peak Velocity: Accuracy and Reliability. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004, 191(6):S149.

16. DY LaCoursiere, L Bloebaum, J Duncan, M Varner. Pregnancy Weight Gain Recommendations for the Overweight and Obese: A Reappraisal of the I.O.M. Recommendations. J Soc Gynecol Investig Feb 2005;12(2) Supplement 222a.

17. DY LaCoursiere, L Blosebaum, J Duncan, M Varner. Maternal Weight or Body Mass Index: What is More Predictive of Adverse Maternal Outcomes?
J Soc Gynecol Investig Feb 2005;12(2) Supplement 223a.

18. AJ Hebert, DY LaCoursiere, S Hamblin, MS Esplin, R Silver. MCP-1 Potentiates the Effects of Low Doses of LPS in a Murine Model of Preterm Birth. J Soc Gynecol Investig Feb 2005;12(2) Supplement 253a.

19. J Hunn, RM Silver, MW Varner, DY LaCoursiere, P Bernard. Stillbirth: Discrepancies between the Death Certificate and Medical Record. J Soc Gynecol Investig Feb 2005;12(2) Supplement 98a.

20. DY LaCoursiere, EA Joy, M Draper, MW Varner. Resident Training in Obesity Nutrition and Weight Management. ACOG May 2005.

21. SM Rose, AP Soisson, DY LaCoursiere
The Evaluation of a Vaginal Self-Test Device for the Collection of Cervical and Endocervical Cells. Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists. June 2005.

22. K McMahon, DY LaCoursiere, JR Scott. Reliability of Three Research Methodologies in Obstetrics. Peer Review Congress. September 2005.

23. AD Bradshaw, DY LaCoursiere, JP Barker, C Wahlquist, PR Summers, HT Sharp. Conservative Management versus Surgical Intervention for Post Operative Anemia after Hysterectomy. Central Association of Obstetrician Gynecologists. October 2007 oral presentation.

24. DY LaCoursiere, MW Varner, A Hutton. The Association of Obesity, Body Image and Postpartum Depression, Society Maternal Fetal Medicine. January 2008 –accepted.

Oral Presentations

1. A Comparison of Two Models of Gynecology Service Consultation to the Emergency Department in an Academic Medical Center.
APGO-CREOG 2003, Oral Presentation.

2. The Effect of Obesity on Women’s Health.
Utah Section A.C.O.G. Annual Holiday Meeting, Invited Speaker, 12/2003.

3. Population-Based Trends in Maternal Obesity, Utah 1991-2001. Society Gynecologic Investigation 3/2004, Oral Presentation.

4. Maternal Body Mass Index and Postpartum Depressive Symptoms.
DY LaCoursiere, L Baksh, L Bloebaum, MW Varner.
PRAMS National Meeting, 12/2004. Presented by L Baksh.

5. Postpartum Depression: It’s Not Just the Blues.
University of Utah, Grand Rounds, 4/2005.

6. Postpartum Depression: Evaluation & Treatment.
McKay-Dee Hospital, Ogden, Utah Grand Rounds, 4/2005.

7. Successful Interventions for Achieving and Maintaining Weight Loss, The Role of the Obstetrician-Gynecologist. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Executive Board Dinner, Invited Speaker, 2/2006.

8. Trends in Obesity and the Effect on Women’s Health, Obesity and Women’s Reproductive Health, & Weight Loss: the Provider’s Role. (3 lectures)
Asbury Memorial Lectureship, 22nd annual. Oregon State University, Invited Speaker, 11/2006.

9. Updates in Postpartum Depression. University of Utah, Park City Graduate Course, 2/2007

10. Weight in Pregnancy, Should You be Eating for Two?, University of Utah, Grand Rounds, 4/2007.

11. Physician Training in Obesity and Weight Management. Obesity and Women’s Health Symposium, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Invited Speaker, 6/2007.

12. Maternal Obesity: Obstetric and Psychological Consequences. Iowa Depression and Clinical Research Center. Invited Speaker, 8/2007.

13. Utah Women’s Health Information Network. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health, 11/2007.

14. Reproductive Impact of Obesity in Women. March of Dimes Prematurity Summit. Invited Speaker, 11/2007.

15. Maternal Obesity: Obstetric and Psychological Consequences. UCSD Epidemiology Noon Conference Series, Invited Speaker, 11/2008.

Faculty