Megan Elizabeth Bowles Clowse, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Campus mail Baker House 07, Duke South, Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-2045
Email address megan.clowse@duke.edu

Dr. Megan Clowse is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology and Immunology.  Her clinical research focuses on the management of rheumatologic diseases in pregnancy. Her current studies include identification of causes for the high rate of infertility among women with rheumatoid arthritis and understanding how psoriatic arthritis impacts pregnancy.

She has conducted studies on vasculitis and ovarian function and pregnancy. She is the Director of the Vasculitis-Pregnancy Registry, an online pregnancy registry for women with these rare conditions.  Additionally, she has collected prospective pregnancies in women with rheumatic disease in the Duke Autoimmunity in Pregnancy Registry that includes clinical data, pregnancy outcomes, and a large sample repository.

In Their Words

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Rheumatology, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 2002 - 2005
  • Medical Residetn, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1999 - 2002
  • M.D., Vanderbilt University, 1999
  • M.P.H., University of California at Los Angeles, 1994

Publications

Leverenz, DL, Eudy, AM, Jayasundara, M, Haroun, T, McDaniel, G, Benjamin Nowell, W, Curtis, JR, Crow-Hercher, R, White, W, Ginsberg, S, and Clowse, MEB. "Contraception methods used by women with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis." Clinical Rheumatology (January 16, 2019).

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30649682
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Eudy, AM, Siega-Riz, AM, Engel, SM, Franceschini, N, Howard, AG, Clowse, MEB, and Petri, M. "Preconceptional Cardiovascular Health and Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus." The Journal of Rheumatology 46, no. 1 (January 2019): 70-77.

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30008449
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Balevic, SJ, Cohen-Wolkowiez, M, Eudy, AM, Green, TP, Schanberg, LE, and Clowse, MEB. "Hydroxychloroquine Levels throughout Pregnancies Complicated by Rheumatic Disease: Implications for Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes." The Journal of Rheumatology 46, no. 1 (January 2019): 57-63.

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30275257
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Clowse, MEB, Eudy, AM, Revels, J, Neil, L, and Sanders, GD. "Provider perceptions on the management of lupus during pregnancy: barriers to improved care." Lupus (December 6, 2018): 961203318815594-null.

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30522398
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Clowse, ME, Eudy, AM, Revels, J, Sanders, GD, and Criscione-Schreiber, L. "Rheumatologists' knowledge of contraception, teratogens, and pregnancy risks." Obstet Med 11, no. 4 (December 2018): 182-185.

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30574180
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Balevic, SJ, Green, TP, Clowse, MEB, Eudy, AM, Schanberg, LE, and Cohen-Wolkowiez, M. "Pharmacokinetics of Hydroxychloroquine in Pregnancies with Rheumatic Diseases." Clinical Pharmacokinetics (September 25, 2018).

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30255310
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Kimball, AB, Clowse, MEB, Scheuerle, AE, Chambers, C, Afzali, A, Cush, JJ, Cooney, M, Shauhnessy, L, Vanderkelen, M, and Forger, F. "Characteristics and outcomes of pregnancies exposed to certolizumab pegol prospectively reported to a safety database." Annual Meeting of the American-Academy-of-Dermatology (AAD). San Diego, CA. February 16, 2018 - February 20, 2018.: MOSBY-ELSEVIER, September 1, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Kimball, AB, Clowse, MEB, Scheuerle, AE, Chambers, C, Afzali, A, Cush, JJ, Cooney, M, Shauhnessy, L, Vanderkelen, M, and Forger, F. "Characteristics and outcomes of pregnancies exposed to certolizumab pegol prospectively reported to a safety database." Annual Meeting of the American-Academy-of-Dermatology (AAD). San Diego, CA. February 16, 2018 - February 20, 2018.: MOSBY-ELSEVIER, September 1, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Clowse, MEB, Scheuerle, AE, Chambers, C, Afzali, A, Kimball, AB, Cush, JJ, Cooney, M, Shaughnessy, L, Vanderkelen, M, and Förger, F. "Pregnancy Outcomes After Exposure to Certolizumab Pegol: Updated Results From a Pharmacovigilance Safety Database." Arthritis & Rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.) 70, no. 9 (September 2018): 1399-1407.

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29623679
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Birru Talabi, M, Clowse, MEB, Blalock, SJ, Moreland, L, Siripong, N, and Borrero, S. "Contraception Use Among Reproductive-Age Women with Rheumatic Diseases." Arthritis Care & Research (August 14, 2018).

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30106516
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