As an accomplished maternal fetal medicine physician, Dr. Goodman’s research interests are in diabetes, infectious disease and epidemiology as they relate to pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes. She has successfully collaborated with other researchers in a multidisciplinary fashion as both a principal and co-investigator and has contributed to multiple national and international presentations and peer-reviewed publications.

Education & Training

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine


Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital


Maternal and Fetal Medicine

  • University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital


American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology-Maternal & Fetal Medicine


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Academic Information

Women's Services Medical Director, Women's and Children's Hospital
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
William T. and Roberta Ann Griffin Endowed Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Research Interests

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology in Pregnancy
  • Infectious Disease in Pregnancy
  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology

Areas of Expertise

  • Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Reproductive Investigation

Awards & Honors

  • 2020 Wolf and Kettle Teacher Award, Stritch School of Medicine
  • 2021 Wolf and Kettle Teacher Award, Stritch School of Medicine
  • 2021 Jack Pritchard Award, Central Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • 2021 Central Poster Award, Central Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • 2022 President’s Presentation Award, Society of Reproductive Investigation


  • Dhillon N, Nashif S, Holthaus E, Alrahmani L, Ricci Goodman J.
    A Quantitative Investigation of Intrapartum Parenteral Magnesium Sulfate as an Independent Risk factor for Postpartum Hemorrhage.
    Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. April 4, 2023 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajogmf.2023.100951.
  • Ricci Goodman J, Peck JD, Landmann A, Williams M, Elimian A.
    An Evaluation of Nutritional and Vasoactive Stimulants as Risk Factors for Gastroschisis: A Pilot Study.
    J Mat Fet Neo Med. 2019 Jul;32(14):2346-2353. PMID: 29415587
  • McKenna MM, Frenn RL, Ricci Goodman J.
    Brain Abscess in Pregnancy as a Result of Dental Caries with Sinusitis.
    Annals Inf Dis Epid. 2019;4(1):140.
  • McAlarnen L, Ricci Goodman J, Sarwark A, Winder A, Potkul R, Liotta M.
    Pelvic Floor Myofascial Pain in Gynecology Oncology Patients: A Pilot Study.
    J Endometr Pelvic Pain. 2021;13(2):142-148.
  • Wei-Jen, C, Davis EM, Stoner JA, Robledo C, Ricci Goodman J, Peck JD.
    Urinary total arsenic and arsenic methylation capacity in pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus: A case-control study.
    Chemosphere. 2021; 271: 129828. PMID: 33736216
  • Lal A, Sprawka N, Darji H, Waters T, Ricci Goodman J.
    MRSA Screening: Incidence and Maternal Outcomes in an Obstetric Population at a Tertiary Care Center.
    Arch Gynecol Obstet Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2022 Apr 9. doi: 10.1007/s00404-022-0655 PMID: 35396975.
  • Ricci Goodman J, Durazo-Arvizu R, Nashif S, McAlarnen LA, Wagner SA, Lal AK.
    The Role of Silver-Impregnated Antimicrobial Occlusive Dressing in Prevention of Cesarean Section Wound Complications.
    J Wound Care. 2022 Jul 1;31(Sup7): S5-S14. PMID: 35797250
  • Carson BN, Schaeffer A, Burnam M, Brooks A, McCowan K, Johnson T, Debbink M, Ricci Goodman J, Hsu AL.
    “A Summary of Maternal Mortality in Missouri: A Historical Perspective (1999-2018).
    Mo Med. 2022 Sep-Oct;119(5):474-478. PMID: 36338005
  • Chen W-J, Robledo C, Davis EM, Ricci Goodman J, Xu C, Hwang J, Janitz AE, Garwe T, Calafat AM, Peck JD.
    Assessing Urinary Phenol and Paraben Mixtures in Pregnant Women With and Without Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: a Case-Control Study.
    Environ Res. 2022 Nov;214(Pt 2):113897 PMID: 35839910
  • Ricci Goodman J.
    Diabetes in pregnancy.
    Neoreviews. 2023 Mar 1;24(3):e144-e157. doi: 10.1542/neo.24-3-e144.PMID: 36854843

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