Department of OBGYN

James M. Roberts, MD

  • Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Research, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California at San Francisco, 1975
  • Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, 1971
  • MD, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, 1966

Representative Publications

  • Roberts JM, Taylor RN, Musci TJ, Rodgers GM, Hubel CA, McLaughlin MK: Preeclampsia: An endothelial cell disorder? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1989;161(5):1200-1204.
  • Roberts JM, Myatt L, Spong C, Thom E, Hauth J, Leveno K, Pearson G, Wapner R, Varner M, Thorp J, Mercer B, Peaceman A, Ramin S, Carpenter M, Samuels P, Sciscione A, Harper M, Smith W, Saade G, Sorokin Y, Anderson G, for the Eunice Kennedy ShriverNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network. Vitamins C and E to prevent adverse outcomes with pregnancy-associated hypertension. N Engl J Med. 2010; 362(14):1282-91.
  • Myatt L, Redman CW, Staff AC, Hansson S, Wilson ML, Laivuori H, Poston L, Roberts JM, Global Pregnancy C. Strategy for standardization of preeclampsia research study design. Hypertension. 2014;63(6):1293-301.
  • Myatt L, Roberts JM. Preeclampsia: Syndrome or Disease? Curr Hypertens Rep. 2015;17(11):83.
  • Roberts JM, Mascalzoni D, Ness RB, Poston L, Global Pregnancy C. Collaboration to Understand Complex Diseases: Preeclampsia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes. Hypertension 2016;67:681-7.

For additional publications, please see PubMed Page.

Clinical Interests/Research Interests

Dr. Roberts' research is interdisciplinary and involves fundamental, clinical, behavioral, global and epidemiological studies. He has been involved in several seminal studies of preeclampsia including the recognition of preeclampsia as involving endothelial dysfunction and being more than hypertension in pregnancy. He was protocol chair of the NIH trial (10,000 women) of vitamins C and E given to prevent preeclampsia. He currently heads the Global Pregnancy Collaboration, a consortium of 36 centers worldwide to facilitate collaborative research and research in low resource settings.