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

I am a clinical researcher with a focus on the management of rheumatologic diseases in pregnancy.  Since 2007, I have collected prospective pregnancies in women with rheumatic disease in the Duke Autoimmunity in Pregnancy Registry, which currently includes over 300 pregnancies.  This registry includes clinical data, pregnancy outcomes, and a large sample repository.  In collaboration with Duke Pediatric Cardiology, we found that maternal use of hydroxychloroquine may be protective against congenital heart block from neonatal lupus.  I have also conducted studies on vasculitis and ovarian function and pregnancy and I am the director of the Vasculitis-Pregnancy Registry, through the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium, is an online pregnancy registry for women with these rare conditions.  I am starting a study to identify causes for the high rate of infertility among women with rheumatoid arthrits.  I am also working on several projects to better understand how psoriatic arthritis impacts pregnancy.  

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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

Eudy, AM, Siega-Riz, AM, Engel, SM, Franceschini, N, Howard, AG, Clowse, MEB, and Petri, M. "Effect of pregnancy on disease flares in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus." June 2018.

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29463519
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Clowse, ME, Eudy, AM, Revels, J, Sanders, GD, and Criscione-Schreiber, L. "Rheumatologists’ knowledge of contraception, teratogens, and pregnancy risks." Obstetric Medicine (May 4, 2018): 1753495X1877126-1753495X1877126.

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Vinet, E, Chakravarty, EF, Simard, JF, and Clowse, M. "Use of Administrative Databases to Assess Reproductive Health Issues in Rheumatic Diseases." Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America 44, no. 2 (May 2018): 327-336.

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Mollard, E, Pedro, S, Chakravarty, E, Clowse, M, Schumacher, R, and Michaud, K. "The impact of menopause on functional status in women with rheumatoid arthritis." Rheumatology (Oxford, England) 57, no. 5 (May 2018): 798-802.

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29385538
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Eudy, AM, Siega-Riz, AM, Engel, SM, Franceschini, N, Howard, AG, Clowse, MEB, and Petri, M. "Response to: 'Postpartum breastfeeding status' by Betzold." Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (April 11, 2018).

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29643109
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Eudy, AM, Jayasundara, M, Haroun, T, Neil, L, James, AH, and Clowse, MEB. "Reasons for cesarean and medically indicated deliveries in pregnancies in women with systemic lupus erythematosus." Lupus 27, no. 3 (March 2018): 351-356.

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28699378
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Eudy, AM, McDaniel, G, and Clowse, MEB. "Pregnancy in rheumatoid arthritis: a retrospective study." Clinical rheumatology 37, no. 3 (March 2018): 789-794.

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29222600
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Mohammad, S, Clowse, MEB, Eudy, AM, and Criscione-Schreiber, LG. "Examination of Hydroxychloroquine Use and Hemolytic Anemia in G6PDH-Deficient Patients." Arthritis care & research 70, no. 3 (March 2018): 481-485.

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28556555
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Palmsten, K, Rolland, M, Hebert, MF, Clowse, MEB, Schatz, M, Xu, R, and Chambers, CD. "Patterns of prednisone use during pregnancy in women with rheumatoid arthritis: Daily and cumulative dose." Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety (February 28, 2018).

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29488292
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Birru Talabi, M, Clowse, MEB, Schwarz, EB, Callegari, LS, Moreland, L, and Borrero, S. "Family Planning Counseling for Women With Rheumatic Diseases." Arthritis care & research 70, no. 2 (February 2018): 169-174. (Review)

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28437837
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