Dr. Erica E. Marsh is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School and Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She attended Harvard College where she graduated magna cum laude followed by Harvard Medical School where she graduated cum laude in 2001. She then completed her residency at the Integrated OBGYN Residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in 2005. After residency, Dr. Marsh completed a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship at Northwestern University. After completing fellowship in 2008, Dr. Marsh joined the Feinberg School of Medicine – Northwestern University Faculty. In 2016, Dr. Marsh joined the U of M family.
Dr. Marsh has received millions of dollars in funding to support her research and has published significantly in the area of fibroids and health disparities in women’s health. Her work is currently funded by the NICHD, NIMHD, OWH, PCORI, and several foundations, and she was recently named the 2015 Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator of the Year by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine for her research in fibroids and health disparities.
Dr. Marsh’s research area of interest is Comparative Reproductive Health across populations, and she has a focus on uterine fibroids and ovarian reserve. Dr. Marsh seeks to understand the challenges of fibroids from 360° -- addressing their pathophysiology, their epidemiology and clinical impact, and understanding the patient experience from symptoms and diagnosis to treatment. From the basic science perspective, she is interested in the extracellular matrix (ECM) and understanding the role of microRNA in the development of fibroid ECM. Clinically, she is interested in the interplay between obesity and glucose dysregulation and fibroid development. From the patient perspective, she seeks to understand drivers of patient knowledge of fibroids and factors that guide patient outcomes and decision making around treatment.
Dr. Marsh is also a committed community advocate. She builds bridges between community organizations and academia with community based participatory research initiatives that have led to funding, publications, and awards.