Department of Reproductive Medicine
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Department of Reproductive Medicine

Heidi Cook-Andersen, MD

Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

 

Assistant Professor of Reproductive Medicine

 

  • MD - Yale University School of Medicine, 2005
  • PhD - Yale University Graduate School of Arts, 2005
  • Residency - University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 2005-2009
  • Fellowship - University of California, San Diego, 2010-2013
  • Board Certification - Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2013

 

Link to Dr Cook-Andersen's lab

Contact Information:

 

 

Email: hcookandersen@ucsd.edu

 

Clinic

 

Administrative Assistant:

  • Andi Hartgrove - 858.534.8930
  • ahargrove@ucsd.edu

 

Clinical Expertise

 

 

Research Interests

  • Molecular basis of ovarian aging
  • Early embryo development
  • Post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression
  • Nuclear reprogramming

 

 

Honors/Awards

  • Prize presentation, WRHR Scholar Conference, 2013
  • Women's Reproductive Health Research Scholar grant recipient, 2012
  • Excellence in Humanism and Teaching Award, final nominee, University of Colorado Health Science Center, 2007
  • MD/PhD Award for Excellence in Research and Medicine; Yale University, 2005
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowship, Yale University, 1999-2003
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Yale Medical School, 2005
  • Honors Scholarship (full-tuition), Southern Methodist University,1989-1991
  • Summa Cum Laude, Southern Methodist University, 1991
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Southern Methodist University, 1991
  • Departmental Distinction, Southern Methodist University, 1991

 

Recent Publications

  • Shayya RF, Rosencrantz MA, Chuan SS, Cook-Andersen H, Haggan A, Roudebush WE, Shimasaki S, and Chang RJ. (2013). Inhibin B Responses Following Intravenous hCG Administration are Decreased in Normal Women but not in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Fertility and Sterility, in press.
  • Chang, RJ, Cook-Andersen, H. (2013). Disordered Follicle Development in PCOS. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 373(1-2):51-60.
  • H Cook-Andersen, MC Howe, E Shum, DJ Stumpo, PJ Blackshear, and MF Wilkinson. Poster presentation. "Post-transcriptional Regulation of Maternal mRNA during Early Embryogenesis." Women's Reproductive Health Research Symposium; Denver, Colorado, 2013.
  • AM Rosen, MC Hermoso, H Cook-Andersen, D de Ziegler, and DR Meldrum, H Cook-Andersen, and D Meldrum. "Purification of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) for Intrauterine Injection." Poster Presentation. Pacific Coast Reproductive Society; Indian Wells, California, 2013.
  • H Cook-Andersen, SS Chuan, HI Su, and RJ Chang. "The effect of Luteinizing Hormone on Anti-Mullerian Hormone Levels in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome." Poster presentation. American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual meeting; San Diego, California 2012.
  • H Cook-Andersen, DJ Stumpo, PJ Blackshear, and MF Wilkinson. Poster presentation. "Maternal mRNA Stability during the Oocyte to Embryo Transition." Poster presentation. Women's Reproductive Health Research Symposium; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2012.
  • K Mass, SS Chuan, H Cook-Andersen, HI Su, and RJ Chang. "Phenotypically Distinct Theca Cell Responses to Gonadotropin Administration in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome." Poster presentation. American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual meeting; Boston, Massachusetts, 2012.
  • H Cook-Andersen, S Komrokian, A DeMichele, and HI Su. "Breast Cancer Patients Have Lower Rates of Contraception Use." Poster presentation. American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual meeting; Orlando, Florida, 2011.
  • H Cook-Andersen, RJ Chang and S Shimasaki. "The Role of GDF-9 in Primary Follicle Growth." Poster presentation. Oncofertility Consortium Conference; Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, 2010

 

For a full list of publications in PubMed click HERE